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Windows 7: NAS shows in network map, but no longer in windows explorer

23 Dec 2015   #1
PBzeer

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 
NAS shows in network map, but no longer in windows explorer

After deleting some files from my NAS (WD My Cloud), it quit showing in explorer. Shows on other pc, but not this one (7 x86 Pro). It shows as storage device, and media server, but no longer as a system device (access to the files on it). Tried a variety of fixes .... system restore, reboot router and nas, checked workgroup name, file sharing options, win network diagnostic tool ...

Seems obvious that it has something to do with deleting the files, yet I can't think of any reason it should. Windows still recognizes it as a system device, just won't display it as such in explorer on this one pc.


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23 Dec 2015   #2
PBzeer

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 

After more checking, the NAS shows as a system device in Device Manager, in properties on Devices and Printers page, as well as in the Network Map. So Windows can obviously see it, knows it's there, but won't show it as a system device in Windows Explorer.
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23 Dec 2015   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I assume you have setup a share on the NAS to be able to access the desired folders on the NAS. I would try disconnecting any existing shares and then remapping them to see if that fixes things.
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23 Dec 2015   #4
PBzeer

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 

Nope, that didn't work either. Seems it has to be some kind of problem with windows explorer not recognizing it as a system device, even though everything else sees it as one. Shows up in the router and on my other pc, just as it did before, just not on this one.
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24 Dec 2015   #5
PBzeer

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 

Still don't know what caused this, but it's back to showing up again.
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