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Windows 7: Homegroup: Can you add files on a USB HDD connected to a router?

21 Oct 2011   #1

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Homegroup: Can you add files on a USB HDD connected to a router?

Homegroup: Can you add files on a USB HDD connected to a router?

I tried searching the forum but couldn't find anything.

The USB HDD is a Western Digital 2 TB Usb 3, and I got it on a netgear router directly.

I can see it on my network, but when I try to link directery's or files to the homegroup it doens't give me an option to do so.

So I reckon this cannot be done, but is there a tweek or something to make this work?

Thanks in advance!

Acon

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21 Oct 2011   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Have you tried adding it in Device and Printers?

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers
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21 Oct 2011   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Have you tried adding it in Device and Printers?

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers

Thx for the reply,

It cannot find the device. It is searching for ever while just showing nothing.

In my network it is there a ready to use.
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21 Oct 2011   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Have you set up the network on it?

How to configure the Network Settings on the WD TV Live HD Media Player

If you can ping it, should be able to mapp a drive to it, or simply type the ip address in the Explorer's address bar as \\"ipaddress".
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