I have the below problem with my WIN 7 Ultimate (posted in http://social.answers.microsof.....be41b1ca85 ), thanks in advance:
I have a 500GB external media player (Imation) which is connected to my Linksys router (WAG 160N), this router is connected to the PC (desktop), all wired. The media center should see the shared files and partitions on my pc, this was working perfect with Vista, but now no show at all. I played around with the Change Sharing Options For Different Network Profiles but no luck (I turned off the password protected sharing and turned on everything else). can anyone help??
(This was solved, I am just posting it for the sake of knowing the whole issue):
Another part of this problem is that in the manual it says that I can map the media HDD, I assigned an IP address for it (dynamic and also tried the static) but I always get The Network Name Is No Longer Available, this problem was there also with Vista, although the ping to this IP is successful.
[Solves by] Turning the firewall off solved 50% of the problem, now I am able to map the media HDD, however just to tell you how, after turning of the firewall Windows didn't accept mapping by the IP address but by folders (i.e. \\192.168.x.xxx\shared files), but this worked.
Now, the other part, I still can't see my PC shared files, I can't find an updated version of the Transcode Server, but I managed to edit the group policy (gpedit.msc) >> user configuration >> Shared Folders >> Allow user files to be published -- to enabled, and now the HDD can see the PC link on it "WORKGROUP" >> “PC Name”, however it asks for a user name and password, I turned off the password for protected sharing and there is no password, I tried the HOMEGROUP password with my user name but it didn't work. Any Idea on how to disable the password?? In Vista, I was able to do it after turning the password off (by editing the network security).
Just for the record, Imation don't reply to the email ;)