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Windows 7: Losing NAS shares

23 Jul 2014   #1
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 
Losing NAS shares

Hi

I run a couple of NASs on my network holding media files. One of them has recently started losing some, but not all of it's shares on the network and the actual device is not showing up in Network.

To keep it simple, I have three shares M for music, S for shared files and V for videos. I have lost connection to the M and V shares but the S one remains accessible and visible.

The NAS is a Bufallo Terrastation and I can access the NAS via their utility, one of the options is to browse all shares, which opens an Explorer window, this works and shows all of the shares on the device all of which can be accessed from it.

Any ideas?


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23 Jul 2014   #2
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The problem may be using a single letter as a sharename, as that could clash with Windows drive letters. Try renaming the shares.
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23 Jul 2014   #3
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 

Suddenly realised that the shares that were working were connecting via IP rather than network name. so that explains why some are working and some not.

I've made no changes to my network recently, the box is showing as active in broadband router (DHCP server) but I can't ping it by name only IP.

There are no clashes to map drives, I use the same letters for these shares on all my machines.
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23 Jul 2014   #4
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Looks like a DNS issue. Try ipconfig /flushdns from a command prompt in a cmd window.
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25 Jul 2014   #5
PoBear

Windows 7
 
 

That fixed it. Many thanks
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