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Windows 7: Windows 7 unable to access networked drive though windows.

13 Jul 2015   #1
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 
Windows 7 unable to access networked drive though windows.

I am having a problem with windows trying to access a networked drive. There is video/media on the WD mycloud that I want to access, but sadly I can't get it set up to connect.

The problem I believe has to do with the workgroup.I tried setting up kodi through my tablet and the menu/interface goes through a workgroup folder to get to the media content, but that is where Windows stops being able to go forward. So I need to fix my windows install somehow to get it setup, I just got no idea how and would like some help.


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13 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can you get to the share via Network (Windows Explorer left pane)?
Map network drive and try setting up Kodi through that?
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13 Jul 2015   #3
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Can you get to the share via Network (Windows Explorer left pane)?
Map network drive and try setting up Kodi through that?
No I can not. I have tried to open my computer, then click on network on the left side which pops up my system name. Although when I click that to try to expand it I get an error message.


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13 Jul 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Network and Sharing Center - Advanced Sharing Settings - check the options.
- Turn on file and printer sharing
- Turn on password protected sharing

Also check the network connection properties (Network and Sharing Center - Local Area Connection - Properties), make sure these are ticked:
- Client for Microsoft networks
- File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks

Another thing to check would be your firewall. Disable and see if it will help, then work your way back.
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13 Jul 2015   #5
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

ok So checked the properties and had to install the last two as I did not see the Client for Microsoft networks
or File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks listed. Next I rebooted and now it works, thank you very much, you are simply amazing.
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14 Jul 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Good job glad that fixed it
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