How do you use the time capsule as an external wireless drive?

I am trying to store some files on my external hard drive and I am wondering how to do this. Do I drag the files into Time Machine backups when that shows up or do I put them in the shared drive?

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  • Best Answer:

    You put them in a shared drive, or folder.

    You can create a folder on your time machine the same way you would create one on your desktop or elsewhere. You find the time machine in 'finder', click on it, click 'Command-Shift-N' to create a new folder. Name the folder the same way you would any other. Now you can drag whatever files you want into that folder and access them wirelessly.