Windows 10: Software to manage file sharing between different OS systems

  1.    17 Mar 2018 #1

    Software to manage file sharing between different OS systems


    Some years ago, maybe even a decade or so, I had an application that provided a connection between computer systems. I had a Mac laptop at the time and a Windows HTPC. It offered more options than just connecting shared folders, but made it so much easier for sharing as well (just open the software and work, rather than having to reconnect to the server and folder each time).

    I have a PC running Plex and Windows 10 recently stopped sharing. Weeks ago, it was working fine and my Mac desktop as able to connect every time. This week, after finally applying an update, I can no longer connect to the share. I've deleted the share and rebuilt it to no avail. Nothing I do can connect.

    So I'm wondering if anyone can recommend software to manage the shares through a backchannel. Since I'm rebuilding this new PC as a server in my basement, I'd rather not have to rebuild things after updates.
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       17 Mar 2018 #2

    dmw13 said: View Post
    I have a PC running Plex and Windows 10 recently stopped sharing. Weeks ago, it was working fine and my Mac desktop as able to connect every time. This week, after finally applying an update, I can no longer connect to the share. I've deleted the share and rebuilt it to no avail. Nothing I do can connect.
    Have you checked SMB1? This is a deprecated feature now. If 'finally applying an update' refers to the Fall Creators Update (1709) you need to know that it adds a feature that automatically removes SMB1 if it's not actively being used.

    Although deprecated, SMB1 is still part of Windows 10 in order to allow connections with legacy servers or clients that only support SMB1. You can turn it back on in Windows Features.

    Turn Windows Features On or Off in Windows 10

    You only need the SMB 1.0/CIFS Client for Windows 10 to connect to a share on another machine, you'll need the Server if it is Windows 10 that is doing the sharing.

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    Last edited by Bree; 17 Mar 2018 at 22:43.
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  3.    28 Mar 2018 #3

    Oddly enough, SMB was already checked. And I was finally able to get this working to connect to shared folders from other operating systems. Thanks for the answer.
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