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Windows 7: Network share only showing some files

28 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Network share only showing some files

I have searched around and have not found a problem like the one that I have. I have a network share that has 38 files in it and when I share it I can only see 23 of the 38 files on my mac and WDTV Live Hub. Now this is where it gets strange; if I move some of the files that I can't see to a different directory I can see them. But if I move all the files I can only see the first 23 (they are in chronological order) and not the last 15 files. Now if I move 17 of the files out and put them in a different directory I can see the last 21 files and the 17 files.

I did find on the WDTV forum that some other people were have the same issue and they thought that maybe smb was broken after sp1 was released.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

I have Windows Ultimate X64.


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29 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

My sister also have this issue, since doing a clean re-installation of Win7 64bit Ultimate a couple of days ago.
When viewing files from Popcorn Hour (NMT), she can only see some files/folders.
Moving around the files, she can see different files, but never all. The files/folder displayed seems to be random. No indication that certain names or dates are shown in order.

Please help! )

Thanks +1
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29 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

OK, I found this on the WD website and this is what someone there found out by looking at a Wireshark capture......

"Ok, first off, I am *NOT* a SAMBA expert. But to me, it looks like a server side problem, which is scary, because it's Windows 7 and MS *WROTE* the SMB specification.

Follow along with me in your PCAP file "WDLive Enter Video Folder with Hidden.pcap"

In Packet 167, the WD says "FIND_FIRST2, Pattern: \*" which means, give me a list of EVERY FILE.

In Packet 168, the server responds with:

.Office Space.avi
..... down to
Clerks II.mkv

In packet 169, which is a continuation of data from packet 168, it responds with:
Exit Through the Gift Shop.avi
Fantastic Mr. Fox
.... down to
How to Train your Dragon.mkv (which is NOT in any of your lists?)

In packet 170, which is ANOTHER continuation of Packet 169, it responds with:
I Saw the Devil.mp4
Interview with The Vampire.avi
... down to
Muppets Christmas Carol.avi

In packet 172, the WDTV tells the server "FIND_NEXT2, Continue: Muppets Christmas Carol.avi" which means, Send me more, the last one I got was "Muppets Christmas Carol.avi".

The server responds with Wizard People, Dear Reader.mkv.

It does NOT continue with Outbreak, as it should have. Also, in the reponse, the "END OF SEARCH" flag is set to ONE, which means that the SERVER has said "That's all. There's no more files."

Now. There's one exigent circumstance I'm not familiar with. When the WD starts the SECOND search it's actually saying "DO NOT RESUME. This is a NEW SEARCH." I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. But even though it's marked as a NEW SEARCH, the SERVER is still responding with the WRONG data.

So, in short, the list returned by the Server matches exactly the list shown by your WD... The Server NEVER sent the missing file names. I can't be sure that the reason wasn't because the WD asked the WRONG WAY, but...."
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have found a solution:

For my system: Windows 7 32 Bit and Avast Antivirus 6,
But I think it's the same for the Windows 7 64 Bit and Avast Antivirus 6.
1) Download from Avast site the pre-release (beta version) 6.0.1044
2) Simply install over the previous version
3) Restart The system"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Should have figured. Solved problem.
Thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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