NAS not appearing under Network in File Explorer - Automating the Fix


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    NAS not appearing under Network in File Explorer - Automating the Fix


    I have been having issues with my WD MyCloud NAS not showing up under Network on the left navigation pane of File Explorer. I am able to access the NAS by entering the host name (\\WDMYCLOUD) in the address bar in File Explorer. I was able to find a solution that fixes this and makes my NAS appear in Network as expected. The solution involved running Command Prompt as Admin, executing some commands, then restarting the computer.

    What I would like to do is automate this process by creating a batch file that will:

    1. Open Command Prompt as Admin
    2. Automatically enter specific commands
    3. Close Command Prompt
    4. Restart the computer


    The problem is I don't know anything about how to code batch files in order to accomplish this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 11,203
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #2

    Inkedxx said:
    I have been having issues with my WD MyCloud NAS not showing up under Network on the left navigation pane of File Explorer. I am able to access the NAS by entering the host name (\\WDMYCLOUD) in the address bar in File Explorer. I was able to find a solution that fixes this and makes my NAS appear in Network as expected. The solution involved running Command Prompt as Admin, executing some commands, then restarting the computer.

    What I would like to do is automate this process by creating a batch file that will:

    1. Open Command Prompt as Admin
    2. Automatically enter specific commands
    3. Close Command Prompt
    4. Restart the computer


    The problem is I don't know anything about how to code batch files in order to accomplish this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Hi there
    I'm not an expert at these things but this should work.

    1) open a text file with notepad
    2) enter your commands line by line. one command per line
    3) save file with suffix .bat or .cmd
    4) use file explorer to get to the file.
    5) double click on it to see if it works (cmd / bat extensions should be interpreted by Windows as command type of stuff).
    6) if it works right mouse vlick against the file in file explorer
    7) set send to desktop (create short cut)
    8) now you've got a desktop application when you want to run it - just double click the desktop short cut you created.

    Note - to run by default in Administrator mode I think in the properties when you create the desktop shortcut you can specify somewhere run as a different user / administrator. I haven't done this for ages but from memory this should woerk --you don't need complex javascript or whatever.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 429
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    I had that problem. I called WD, they told me to go to Services and change Computer Browser and UPnP Device Host from manual to automatic. That fixed mine.
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