Shared folder not showing up while a unshared folder does.

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Shared folder not showing up while a unshared folder does.


    That's about a simply as I can put it. I tried to share some video with a new Samsung TV and my computer does show up as a source. I can select it and navigate to all videos folder. In it I can find one. I look where that one video is on my system and it's in a folder that is not shared. The ones that are shared do not show up. To try to understand and troubleshoot this I installed a phone app that supposed to stream to just about anything and it only sees the same thing. I set up the folders that are shared using the wizard and followed tutorial found on this forum. No change. Someone suggested I try Plex and I thought it might help me understand what was going on. I signed up, installed, configured it to point to the folder, and I could see the file. Plex was even listed now as a source on my TV. I selected it and the folder was empty. I would imagine some file is corrupt or screwed, but I have no clue how to resolve it and can't do a rebuild.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2

    Welcome to the forum. You need to check the tv manual and see what files the tv can see ie jpg, avi then you need to know what sort of shares it can see as its not windows it may not be able to see the shares. Normally on the pc you right click on a file and there is an option to cast to tv
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3

    Thanks for the quick response. I have played files from my computer on this TV. They are located in a folder that is not shared. I also have shared folders that contain copies of the same files and they do not show up. To watch a video, all I have to do is copy it to E:\pictures even though it is not shared. The ones that are with the same video in it are not visible.
    This is my Computer Management window while I am currently play a video from a non shared folder. Click image for larger version. 

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