Lost Visibility of NAS Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Llew Ralph, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Llew Ralph

    Llew Ralph Guest

    On a network comprising two PC's (one Vista Home Premium, one XP SP2) and NAS
    drive, visibility of the NAS drive in 'Computer' has disappeared from the
    Vista machine, although the drive is accessible from a desktop shortcut.

    Any suggestions how visibility may be restored in 'Computer'.

    Llew Ralph, Jul 7, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    The problem is that most NAS devices run an embedded version of Linux
    and Vista doesn't play well with Samba (the protocol used to share
    files/folders between *nix and Windows systems). Because this is an
    embedded OS, you can't normally just change your smb.conf file. Your
    first step is to contact the NAS mftr. to see if there is a firmware
    update that will make the device compatible with Vista.

    Malke, Jul 7, 2007
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  3. Llew Ralph

    Llew Ralph Guest

    OK, but it had been visible in 'Computer' for four months but has only just
    become hidden.
    Llew Ralph, Jul 7, 2007
  4. Llew Ralph

    Malke Guest

    Don't know. What changed between the time things worked and the time
    they didn't? If "only just" means a few days, try a System Restore to
    when things worked.

    Malke, Jul 7, 2007
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    Carlo Guest

    I have the same problem. I have Qnap TS-101 NAS server. Sometimes its
    partitions are shown under Network drives other times they do not appear,
    instead its twonky server shows. However at all times I am able to map to a
    partition on it.
    Strange.. Havent found a solution yet
    Carlo, Jul 7, 2007
  6. Llew Ralph

    Thane Guest

    Hi, New to Vista. been running 2 NAS servers for ove a year and 4 XP pro
    machines. Do not have any problems with XP, but Vista does not want to play
    Ii have turned off all fire walls etc and it still hangs when looking at the
    NAS drives.

    Just to prove a point, I installed a virtual copy of XP in Vista, and what
    do you know, it can see the NAS drives.

    Before you ask, yes its fully updated Vista Ult (32bit).

    Something is wrong with Vista !
    Thane, Nov 4, 2007
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