Windows 10: Network drive not showing up (Samba)

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  1.    12 Dec 2016 #1

    Network drive not showing up (Samba)

    Windows 10 x64 14393.479
    External USB drive ethernet connected to my router, Samba enabled.
    Recently I freshly installed Windows 10.
    Before that whilst the pre-anniversery version, the external drive showed up under 'Network' in the Explorer tree and I could create folders and files.
    In the router nothing has changed.
    The drive now shows up, say, below 'This PC' in read mode only. Folders files, they can displayed, video can be played. That's it. I am unable to create folders or add files.
    The drive does not show up under 'Network' as before.

    Any suggestions?

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  2. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       12 Dec 2016 #2

    Sounds like account permissions. The previous account on the previous install is probably admin. You probably need to reset permissions on the external USB or try to take control with Windows 10.
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  3.    13 Dec 2016 #3

    Regretfully, I am afraid I have no idea how to do that... :-(
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  4. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       13 Dec 2016 #4

    Right Click on Folder or drive. Click Security Tab. Click advanced button on the Bottom. See Owner, see if you can change the drive to your account.
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  5.    14 Dec 2016 #5

    I understand what you are saying, but in this case 'properties' look different.

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  6. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       14 Dec 2016 #6

    Plug in the USB to your PC and try this. Being a Network drive is why you can't access the data.
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  7.    14 Dec 2016 #7

    If I want full access on my router attached USB drive I have to log into it using my routers admin account.

    Sounds like you're no longer logged into the shares using an admin account for the router.

    Try entering the IP address of the drive \\\ into Windows Explorer to see if you can force a login prompt to show.
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  8.    15 Dec 2016 #8

    Below is the situation from the past, a few weeks ago, and now, after fresh install of 1607.
    Before it was located under 'Network' and had a different icon. Could access it like a normal drive.
    Now it is under this PC and it looks as it is a media player thing
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  9.    16 Dec 2016 #9

    That's normal , if you're not logged in correctly , windows will still see the DLNA media server as available and stream from it.

    You still need to force a login to get full access to the drive.
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  10.    16 Dec 2016 #10

    I give up. Forget it. Spent way too much time on this. Unable to restore the old situation for one reason or the other.
    Anyway, thanks for the feedback.
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