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

18 Dec 2010   #1
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Unable to access simple shared folder on "media center"

Hey guys

I cant get my media center (LG BD390) to show my shared folders on my pc.
It displays my pc, but doesn't attach those shared folders that are supposed to be shared.
If i access my computer from another windows pc there is no problem at all.

I have altered the share configurations every possible way imaginable but nothing will get it to work.

As you can see on the pic ive attached my pc is "ANDREAS-PC" my gf's is "VIBEKE", her pc is displaying her shared with no problem.

The wierd thing about this issue is its only the simple "share this folder" that does'nt work. Because on the pic attached you can see both the "ANDREAS-PC: Andreas" which is the windows media player (if im not mistaken) and the "Nero MediaHome 4".
MediaHome can share whatever i like from my pc, but by doing so it takes endless amount of resources and cannot display subtitles for video files. Thats why i don't wanna use that instead of simple windows folder share.

Things ive tried out:

Altered every single option in the sharing center. like turn on network discovering and such (for public netowrk too)
Reinstalled windows 7
Factory defaults on my router and my LG bd390.

Does anyone have an idea about what could be wrong?

Thanks in advance ppl




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21 Dec 2010   #2
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One thing i should add.
It has worked before, but suddenly without me changing anything ("yeah right" you probably say) it just started behaving like this.

Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?, its driving me mad
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07 Jan 2011   #3
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shameless bump
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07 Jan 2011   #4
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Open - Network and Sharing Center
Click - Homegroup and sharing options
Click - Change advanced sharing options
From this point, there are '2' separate settings, Home or Work | Public
do the next instruction for both networks mentioned above

Under the heading - Password protect sharing
select - [x] Turn off password protect sharing
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09 Jan 2011   #5
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Open - Network and Sharing Center
Click - Homegroup and sharing options
Click - Change advanced sharing options
From this point, there are '2' separate settings, Home or Work | Public
do the next instruction for both networks mentioned above

Under the heading - Password protect sharing
select - [x] Turn off password protect sharing
Sadly that option is allready set to "off"
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09 Jan 2011   #6
Lorryquai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You are not alone.

I have exactly the same problem and it is driving me nuts...
Time to make a phonecall to LG-sweden.

//Lorryquai
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10 Jan 2011   #7
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lorryquai View Post
You are not alone.

I have exactly the same problem and it is driving me nuts...
Time to make a phonecall to LG-sweden.

//Lorryquai
It seems that this problem appeared when people updated the firmware to the XXXX42 version. But downgrading the firmware does'nt fix the problem.

Im looking forward to hear what you can get LG to say about this problem.
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17 Jan 2011   #8
Lorryquai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sadly LG, didnt have any recommendations for this.

But the good thing is that shark007s guide worked for me. I have the latest firmware in my 390
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18 Jan 2011   #9
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Have you set up your network connection as Home or Work? 'Work' will force sharing via workgroup and not Win 7 Libraries. This can sometimes solve this type of issue, if all PC's are changed. There is no other security issues that I'm aware of.

Regards
UKMedia
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19 Jan 2011   #10
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UKMedia View Post
Have you set up your network connection as Home or Work? 'Work' will force sharing via workgroup and not Win 7 Libraries. This can sometimes solve this type of issue, if all PC's are changed. There is no other security issues that I'm aware of.

Regards
UKMedia
The windows 7 pc's in my home is neither in a workgroup or is set as work network
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