Linksys Media Extender Reading Network Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by john, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. john

    john Guest

    I store all my media files on a network drive. My media PC can play them
    without a problem but my extender won't display any of these files. When I
    go to add a folder none of the network drives (that are on my media PC)
    showup on the extender. When I try to remove a folder the network drive does
    show up on the extender as a folder that is being read but again none of the
    files show up. Anybody have a solution?
    john, Mar 14, 2005
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    Bob [MVP] Guest

    You need to make sure that the shared network
    folders are readable by everyone.

    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Bob [MVP], Mar 14, 2005
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  3. john

    john Guest

    Hi Bob,
    I have the My Documents folder shared on my network to "Everyone". When I
    try and add folders from either one on the computer or shared I don't see it.
    The kicker is that when I go to remove folders I see the shared drive "z:/My
    Documents" as a choice. I tried this in Pictures, videos and Music.
    john, Mar 16, 2005
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    Bradley Guest

    I am sure I have seen this question before but maybe not.

    Andy Vanosdale has done a blog on this that can be found at:

    In short terms, the extender needs to have a drive mapping made to your
    shared drive, you create a command file to do this and run it when the mcx
    user logs in... see the link for details.

    PS: I know this works since I use it on my extender.

    Bradley, Mar 16, 2005
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    john Guest

    this is great. I'm going to try it tonight but I don't have a Domain. I'm
    running a peer to peer network. Do you think this will work as well? Any
    idea how the command would change?
    john, Mar 18, 2005
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