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SpartanGA

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LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:37:56 am »
Hello
I have a Linkstation (LS-CHL42C) that is a few years old.  Firmware 1.73, use NAS navigator 2.92

I can access the data using twonky server without issues. 

I am attempting to map the drive so I can easily access from my laptop.

When I Browse Shares from navigator, it doesnt do anything.

when I right click and say map shares, it gives error that could not map share, create a folder named Share before mapping the drive.

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 11:27:14 am »
When did it stop working? What OS are you running on the laptop?

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 04:09:23 pm »
I'm having the exact same problem...I've created the shared folder by logging in via the IP address but NAS Navigator can't browse and I'm getting the same error msg about needing to create a folder named "Share"

OS: Windows 10 Home

The LinkStation also doesn't show up in Windows Explorer but it does show in NAS Navigator

Ugh

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 04:30:24 pm »
You need to re enable SMB1 on your Windows OS
PM me for TFTP / Boot Images / Recovery files  LSRecovery.exe file.

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 07:04:21 am »
Thanks!  The SMB1 took care of being able to browse the share folder and map it to a network drive letter.....but the LS still doesn't show up on the network in Windows Expolorer.  I can see the assigned drive letter (L:) listed under "This PC" but it doesn't show up under the network and therefore can't be identified as a network drive available to save a backup or system image.

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 09:27:14 am »
You should be able to use it with a direct link like:  \\ip address\foldername

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 12:02:29 am »
please check the SMB Status

Code: [Select]
Get-SmbServerConfiguration

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EnableSMB1Protocol : True
EnableSMB2Protocol : True
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Point 3 from
http://forum.nas-hilfe.de/buffalo-technology-nas-anleitungen/mit-windows-10-auf-ein-nas-zugreifen-t2736.html

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 10:40:01 am »
SMB1 and SMB2 are active...

Its weird, below is a screen cap.  The Windows Explorer screen on the left that was opened by just opening it "normally" shows the mapped share folder (L:) but doesn't show the LinkStation in the "Network".  The Windows Explorer on the right which opened when I double clicked the LinkStation in NAS Navigator shows the LinkStation in the "Network" and the mapped L: drive.  But if I close that and just open explorer, its not there.


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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 11:56:28 am »
Du you use DHCP?

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 01:09:27 pm »
If you put in a path like \\linkstation-name\sharename\ can you access the folder?

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 01:25:58 pm »
Du you use DHCP?

Yes, I have to use DHCP

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 01:27:52 pm »
If you put in a path like \\linkstation-name\sharename\ can you access the folder?

Sorry....where would I type that path?

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 03:46:46 pm »
in the address bar in an explorer window, or right-click on the start button and choose "run" to get a run dialog.

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Re: LinkStation cannot browse shares nor map network drive
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2018, 03:05:18 pm »
in the address bar in an explorer window, or right-click on the start button and choose "run" to get a run dialog.

Yes, I can open it that way.....strange that it still doesn't show up in Windows Explorerer