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Windows 7: Homegroup only shows my LaCie2big NAS and WDTVLive as mediadevices

09 Apr 2012   #1
Tweetyrj85

PC W7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Homegroup only shows my LaCie2big NAS and WDTVLive as mediadevices

Hello,

I am having difficulties with my networkshare on Homegroup. With cable connected to my router/modem I have a LaCie2Big NAS and a WDTVLive mediaplayer. Since a few days I no longer see the two devices other than as mediaplayer devices. They are no longer displayed as other devices or computers which I can browse using explorer. Probably an easy fix, but I can't figure out what happened. I have tried several reboots, no change. I am using the ethernet cable on my desktop and wifi on my laptop. Both display the devices the same (useless) way.

Anybody can point me in the right direction?

Many thanks!

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10 Apr 2012   #2
Tweetyrj85

PC W7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

I am able to browse all my devices by typing their respective network ip addresses in the explorer address bar using backslashes. But I still wonder if there is a way to show the devices in the network as before?
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10 Apr 2012   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I'm not too sure why your media devices stopped showing up. Maybe this Homegroup trouble shooting guide will help you find the problem.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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10 Apr 2012   #4
Tweetyrj85

PC W7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, I will give that a try tomorrow and report back.
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12 Apr 2012   #5
Tweetyrj85

PC W7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have given the "ultimate homegroup guide" a shot, but no joy. However I have simply made network connections which will show in explorer, so it is not really a big deal. Nevertheless, thanks again for the effort.
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