Viewing NAS drive files on windows 10

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 & Windows 10

    Viewing NAS drive files on windows 10

    Have a little problem viewing files on my NAS drives.
    Long story short, I'll got a couple of NAS drives on my home network that I use for backup, storage and coping files between my computers.
    Ended up with a windows 10 laptop the other day and I wanted to transfer a file from my desktop to my laptop, so I just dropped the file onto my NAS drive and then turned my laptop and went to the NAS drive to get the file only to find I couldn't see any files on the NAS, only three folders "Pictures" " Music" and "Videos"
    Been playing around trying to work it out for the last week but no luck, I tried to copy a file from the laptop to it but I can't do that either.
    Sure it must be some setting but I can't seem to find it, tried searching but I'm missing the keyword, only finding people with problems seeing there NAS drive.
    I should add that I can see pictures and music files if I open the "Pictures" or "Music" directory but I can't see another other soft of files (.txt .iso .exe ect)

    Any ideal what I need to do to see my files?
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,504
    Windows 10 Pro

    First, is your network set to private in Network and Sharing Center? I think there is a tutorial here on how to change it to private.

    Second, you are likely clicking on the icon in File Explorer for your NAS which is actually pointing the media server portion of your NAS, not the shared files. So, do Win+R to bring up the run dialog. Then type in \\NAS_Name\ and hit enter to get to the shared files. Obviously change NAS_Name to the name of your NAS.

    Once you have your network set to private, and computer discovery turned on, scroll down in the left column of file explorer until you find network. Under network, you should see the name of your NAS listed under computers. You should be able to right click on the that and pin it to Quick Access. The NAS listed under Media Devices is going to be the media server part of your NAS.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 & Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks mate.
    Yes my network is set to private.
    Using the run dialogue worked for me.
    I tried to type the address into the address bar the other day (\\nas\share" but it wouldn't work.
    Never mind, working now thanks for that.
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,504
    Windows 10 Pro

    Glad it worked for you!
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