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Windows 7: KDlinks HD720 Asking for username and password

30 Jul 2015   #1
needlenoses

windows 7 home 64
 
 
KDlinks HD720 Asking for username and password

Picked up this media player yesterday and I am a little bit stuck. Running Windows 7 home premium. This unit sees my homegroup and sees my two hard drives but keeps asking the question Enter username and password for each drive. Both drives have sharing turned on as do the required folders inside. I am just not sure what is required . I looked up the homegroup password and tried that but not sure about the user name Tried the name under C:/ users. I has two WD passports running and I was able to easily access those.

Looking for ideas friends!!!!

Thanks Al.


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30 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try using the username and password that you enter to login to Windows. To quickly get your username, Win+R then enter cmd. It will show as C:\Users\myusername - the bold part. Password is the one you enter everyday.
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30 Jul 2015   #3
needlenoses

windows 7 home 64
 
 

Already tired that one but I had to put nothing into the password space as I have never used one on the PC. I do on my windows 8.1 laptop as I travel with it. People have suggested that the Media Player is looking for a WI-FI network password but WI-FI is turned off on the unit and it is connected via a LAN cable. I really need to know what it is looking for. Sent off an e-mail to the manufacturers help center so I will have to wait a bit.
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30 Jul 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not entering any passwords doesn't necessarily mean no password is set. Do you see the login screen or does it login to desktop automatically?
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30 Jul 2015   #5
needlenoses

windows 7 home 64
 
 

Logs in automatically; I have never required a password on this machine. Have heard of Windows 7 issues like this; frustrating for sure. Maybe if I decide on Windows 10 things will smarted up.. Windows 10 is just a thought way in the back of my head.

That's another topic; thanks for attempting to help. I am like a dog with a big bone; I don't give up.
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31 Jul 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok you may still have a password.
User Account Password - Change
However, you may be asked the current one to change it.

And if you can change you will need to reconfigure auto login as below:
Log On Automatically at Startup
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31 Jul 2015   #7
needlenoses

windows 7 home 64
 
 

I got a couple of ideas from Eric at KDlinks. Tried all his ideas including CREATING A PASSWORD. I am the administrator and saw no password at all to change, so I got it done.

Same problem. Logon Fail accessing both drives. Pain is the butt. It is approaching 1 am here and I am done for tonight. Tomorrow is another day.

Thanks.

Al.
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03 Aug 2015   #8
needlenoses

windows 7 home 64
 
 

Decided that I should try to remove the windows 7 user group and network and try it from scratch. There should be a way to get this media player to access my drives and for my pc to access the media player hard drive.
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04 Aug 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Lets try something easy:
- Win+R then netplwiz
- Click Add
- User Name: media
- Click Next
- Password: mediapass
- Click Next
- Select "Standard user"
- Click Finish
- Create a new folder "Media" under C (C:\Media)
- Right click the Media folder - Properties - Sharing - Advanced Sharing - tick "Share this folder" - Permissions - Add - enter media in the box - Ok all the way out.
- Now browse to PC with KDlinks and when it asks enter the username and password we assigned above.
Report back.
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04 Aug 2015   #10
needlenoses

windows 7 home 64
 
 

Ok; I followed instructions ( much more straight forward that past attempts ) and Bob's your uncle. I went one tiny step further and dropped an ISO file in the folder so that I could see something tangible.

First off, thank you very much indeed. Opens my eyes just a tad.

So, theoretically, there is a folder that the KD sees call iTunes Media ( not sure at this point if it is seeing one on the C or D drive as I have both ) which is set up as shared, that I should be able to backtrack on and set up in a similar way using the same username and password. This folder asks the same question so I cant access. And, I should be able to add a folder in my D drive called something like Secondary Media.

I know, I am getting ahead of myself.

Waiting with baited breath for more input. I feel like a young "HAL" just becoming aware!!!
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