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Windows 7: Unable to access simple shared folder on "media center"

24 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)

Have you tried changing the Network settings to add a workgroup and change the network type? Let me know if you don't know how to do this.


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25 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Believe it or not, this issue got solved by uninstalling everything associated with "Windows Live Essentials" + restart of the pc.
Sounds stupid but its true.

My thanks to everyone who have tried to help me out.
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15 Jan 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit


I was having exactly the same problem as Pollux here.

I have a Windows 7 Home PC, with Shared folders that I access using a LGBD570 Wi-Fi Blu Ray player. When I had XP this worked perfectly, but when I bought the new Windows 7 PC, the shares disappeared.

After days of reading up, and fiddling with network settings, I was told to totally uninstall Windows Live Essentials, this worked as it did for Pollux.This was in October. No real issues since then, and I last used it on Thursday (12 Jan)

Then...yesterday (14 Jan), I settled down to watch a film. Nothing. Normally, restarting everything and hitting refresh server list a few times works. Still nothing. I checked no Windows Live Essentials things had crept in. No. I uninstalled every update since I last new it was working. Nothing. I checked the BD570 firmware. No change there. I looked for help in various online places, but there do not appear to be any changes. So now, I am totally stuck again, and my BD570 and PC are useless. Please not that the BD570 can see the PC - it shows the Windows Media Player Icon, but I need it to show the PC icon with the folders underneath.

NOW this is where it gets extra frustrating. I also have an HP Windows 7 Laptop. The BD570 see the shares on that perfectly. And the laptop has Live Essentials still on it.

I do not use media server software, as a) I find it slow and stuttery in playback, b) it is awkward about file types and c) it doesn't play subtitles, which cuts out about half my video library!

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