1.    29 Jan 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    surrey
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    windows 10 64bit

    Trouble finding & mapping my nas drive


    Hi there folks

    As the title says, I've been having trouble finding/mapping my network attached drive. I can ping it using cmd just fine but mapping it, using windows explorer, is not proving successful. cannot see it through network view either. Wondering if any of you have encountered anything similar?

    Worth mentioning i'm running windows 10 tech preview build 9926 through VMware 10

    Thanks
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  2.    29 Jan 2015 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
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    Win 10 Pro x64

    Did you try resetting your router and your NAS?

    Then check your Win 10 settings for file sharing.


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  3.    30 Jan 2015 #3
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    surrey
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    Thread Starter

    I've reset both and scoured my settings for anything i could think of that would help.

    I've tried using the command prompt to map the drive but apparently it can't be found.
    Using my browser you can see that the os can 'see' the nas drive, but somehow can't map it
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  4.    31 Jan 2015 #4
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    surrey
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    Alright chocolates.

    Managed to solve this one on my own. I'll detail what i've done below so that anyone else can do the same and enjoy NAS functionality on their rigs running windows 10. Bear in mind i'm running Windows 10 Technical Preview in VMware; this probably won't work if you are running Win10 on its on on a rig. Also for reasons I'll detail below I've not connected my NAS but rather a common folder so that I can transfer stuff between my rig & windows 10 in VMware.

    Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of you following this guide. This is simply what I've done to try and solve a problem and so far it works fine. If you want to give it a try, go for it.


    1: With Windows 10 running, go to the taskbar and click on the tab entitled 'VM'

    2: Select settings (Ctrl-D)

    3: Under the options tab, selet 'Shared folders'
    It will warn you not to expose your files to programs in the virtual machine as this may put your computer & files at risk and only to share folders if you trust the virtual machine. To avoid the potential for grief I've not linked my NAS here, rather a folder in my HDD that i can use as a swap point for applications, folders etc.

    4: On the right hand side, select 'Always Enabled' or 'Enabled until next power off or suspend' at your discretion. You may select 'Map as a network drive in windows guests' as I have if you like.

    5: Click 'Add' and select what drive/folder you'd like to use as a shared folder. It will open a wizard to facilitate this.

    6: Once complete, you can access this location within your Windows 10 enviroment by using Windows Explorer/Network/vmware-host/Shared folders/xxxxxx


    So that's that. I hope you've found this useful for your situation.
    If anyone knows of a better solution for simply mapping a NAS drive in an emulated Windows 10 environment then do please share. Otherwise God bless and enjoy
    Last edited by captaintweed; 31 Jan 2015 at 08:34. Reason: typos
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  5.    31 Jan 2015 #5
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    Toronto
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    Win 10 Pro x64

    Good to know. Thanks for sharing your solution.
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