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Windows 7: Homegroup Sharing won't see new files

09 Jun 2013   #1
Mothman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Homegroup Sharing won't see new files

Hi all.... noob here, hoping I can get an answer.

I've got Windows 7 set up with a homegroup, and have shared a video folder, viewable through a media box connected to the TV.

The media box sees, and can connect, to the shared folder on the desktop, and can see, and play, the content that was there when I set up the media box.

However, when I add new files to the shared folder on the desktop, those new files don't show up on the media box.

Have tried restarting both the desktop and the media box, but no luck.

Maybe it's some silly little thing I'm missing (hopefully)!

THe shared settings appear to be the same on the new files as they are on the already-existing files.... but for some reason new files won't share to the media box, and I've tried many different files.


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09 Jun 2013   #2
Mothman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So, of course as soon as I post, I think I got it working. If I right click the new file and set it to share with nobody, and then right click again and re-do the sharing permissions, it now shows up. Almost like the new file(s) need a kickstart/reminder to "Yes, please share".
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09 Jun 2013   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mothman View Post
So, of course as soon as I post, I think I got it working. If I right click the new file and set it to share with nobody, and then right click again and re-do the sharing permissions, it now shows up. Almost like the new file(s) need a kickstart/reminder to "Yes, please share".
Since you have a Homegroup set up it may help to use the Homegroup style share settings, go to your Video Library and perform the usual "Share With" > Specific People"> click on the drop down menu then choose "Everyone" from the list, hit share etc. This should allow the media box to access the entire Video Library.


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09 Jun 2013   #4
Mothman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Chev. I've already got it set up like that though... but for some reason when I add new files to that folder, they don't share. To get them to share, I found (through trial and error) that I have to:

- add the file to the shared folder
- right-click the new file and choose Share With -> Nobody
- right-click the file again, go into Share With -> Specific People -> Everyone.

As soon as I do that, the new file shows up immediately on the media device.
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09 Jun 2013   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mothman View Post
Thanks Chev. I've already got it set up like that though... but for some reason when I add new files to that folder, they don't share. To get them to share, I found (through trial and error) that I have to:

- add the file to the shared folder
- right-click the new file and choose Share With -> Nobody
- right-click the file again, go into Share With -> Specific People -> Everyone.

As soon as I do that, the new file shows up immediately on the media device.
I'm not sure why it would be doing this but try using the Advanced settings to add the check mark to include inheritable permissions from the objects parent. The link below shows you how.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
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09 Jun 2013   #6
Mothman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, I'll play around with that setting.

If I understand correctly, it sounds like I'd still have to (if this is the issue) do this for every file that I add though, right?
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09 Jun 2013   #7
Mothman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, apparently my trial and error work-around isn't consistent either... just tried it again (removing sharing then re-enabling) and the new file won't show up no matter what I do.

The option to include inherited permissions is enabled on the file.
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10 Jun 2013   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mothman View Post
Well, apparently my trial and error work-around isn't consistent either... just tried it again (removing sharing then re-enabling) and the new file won't show up no matter what I do.

The option to include inherited permissions is enabled on the file.
Try going into the Advanced settings of the C:Users folder and be sure that sharing is enabled through the sharing tab. Everything is controlled from the C:Users folder so it's important that this is shared out correctly.
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10 Jun 2013   #9
Mothman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think C:Users is set up OK.

Properties -> Sharing, shows the "Share" button greyed out... but if I click the "Advanced Sharing" button, the "Share this folder" check box at the top is checked.

Just seems very random to me that the old files share fine, and I can turn sharing off (right-click -> Share with Nobody), have the file disappear off the media device... then re-enable sharing and have the file return again on the media device. But new files don't want to show up (other than the one the other day that for some reason suddenly worked).
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13 Jun 2013   #10
Mothman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Wow, this is driving me crazy... I just can't get this to work.

Old files are working perfect... but other than on file that worked when I posted earlier, I can't get ANY new files to share at all.

Tried recreating the Homegroup, have monkeyed around with all the share settings I can find, and no luck.
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