Windows 10: SMB to shares on USB storage does not work Solved


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       29 Nov 2015 #1

    SMB to shares on USB storage does not work


    I have several usb-connected drives and several SATA drives on a Win7Pro-64 system just upgraded to Win10. The only account on the machine is a local administrator account. On each drive I have a shared folder.

    Where before I could connect via SMB/Samba from non-Windows networked devices using the local account credentials, I can now only access the shares on SATA drives. Any share on a USB drive is inaccessible to, say, ES File Explorer or Astro on a Android Tablet (although the share name can be read).

    I can still access all shares from another Windows 10 machine. All devices have the proper Workgroup.

    Clearly there is some SMB policy change in Windows 10. I've seen one fix for network drives but it doesn't seem to apply here (and also doesn;t work). Also not working is anonymous login to shares with with Everyone access, which also used to work.
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  2. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       10 Dec 2015 #2

    There appears to be a bug (or new secutiry feature) that prevents non-windows clients from reading an SMB/Samba share if the share is connected to a Win10 machine via USB.

    I have 4 external drives connected by USB (both 2 & 3). No share on any drive can be seen by an Android or Linux based device. However, one of those drives can also be connected by eSata. Connecting it by eSata (and changing nothing else) allows access.

    Solved in the sense I understand it, not in the sense I can enable the sharing under USB.
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