Can See Workgroup & Pc, But Not Shares
Posted 31 January 2007 - 01:33 PM
I recently reinstalled XP on my PC and created a few new partitions. All my AVI's live on the same drive as they always have, I am sharing the folder that they live in, as I did before. Unfortunately I can't see the folder. When browsing through XBMC I can see the workgroup and then my PC's new name, but I can't see or access any of the shares I have set up.
I've pretty much given up after 7 hours of tinkering with my router, windows networking and XBMC. I can't see anything wrong.
The weird thing is I get the main Xbox news RSS feed, weather still works fine and I can use shoutcast for radio station streaming etc.
Anyone got any ideas? It must be something to do with the fact that my shares are now on a partition. I'm hoping it's something simple that I've overlooked, but at the moment I'm stumped.........
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 04:43 PM
Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:58 PM
The shares show up in my network places. When you say browse with file manager do you mean the one in XBMC? File manager makes me think of Windows 3.11
Going through 'files' in XBMC I get to the same point as always, computer name, but no further.
Posted 01 February 2007 - 09:38 PM
New partition was set up as a primary partition, I changed it to a logical partition but no change, still cannot access shares.
Flashed router firmware just in case, no change.
I also hooked a laptop into the router and set up a few shares, I can see the laptop and PC names via XBMC, but cannot access (see) any shares on either computer.
Something weird I noticed - when trying to browse videos through XBMC, when I change the browsing option to 'sort by date' both PCs show up as 01/01/1970
What's that all about?!
Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:20 PM
I've installed ccxstreamer and I can get my shares via XBMC again. I'd still like to know why I can't go via SMB anymore though........
I've been reading about the Vista SMB issues. Has an XP update been released that uses the same SMB version as Vista or something? If so I've probably installed it via Autopatcher. Aren't I clever
Anyway, I'm happy(ish) for the moment, now that I can get to my beloved AVIs again. Thanks for trying to help, it's much appreciated!
Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:15 PM
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