Lost Visibility of NAS Drive


G

Guest

On a network comprising two PC's (one Vista Home Premium, one XP SP2) and NAS
drive, visibility of the NAS drive in 'Computer' has disappeared from the
Vista machine, although the drive is accessible from a desktop shortcut.

Any suggestions how visibility may be restored in 'Computer'.

TIA
 
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Malke

Llew said:
On a network comprising two PC's (one Vista Home Premium, one XP SP2) and NAS
drive, visibility of the NAS drive in 'Computer' has disappeared from the
Vista machine, although the drive is accessible from a desktop shortcut.

Any suggestions how visibility may be restored in 'Computer'.

The problem is that most NAS devices run an embedded version of Linux
and Vista doesn't play well with Samba (the protocol used to share
files/folders between *nix and Windows systems). Because this is an
embedded OS, you can't normally just change your smb.conf file. Your
first step is to contact the NAS mftr. to see if there is a firmware
update that will make the device compatible with Vista.


Malke
 
G

Guest

OK, but it had been visible in 'Computer' for four months but has only just
become hidden.
 
M

Malke

Llew said:
OK, but it had been visible in 'Computer' for four months but has only just
become hidden.

Don't know. What changed between the time things worked and the time
they didn't? If "only just" means a few days, try a System Restore to
when things worked.


Malke
 
G

Guest

Hi
I have the same problem. I have Qnap TS-101 NAS server. Sometimes its
partitions are shown under Network drives other times they do not appear,
instead its twonky server shows. However at all times I am able to map to a
partition on it.
Strange.. Havent found a solution yet
Carlo
 
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G

Guest

Hi, New to Vista. been running 2 NAS servers for ove a year and 4 XP pro
machines. Do not have any problems with XP, but Vista does not want to play
ball.
Ii have turned off all fire walls etc and it still hangs when looking at the
NAS drives.

Just to prove a point, I installed a virtual copy of XP in Vista, and what
do you know, it can see the NAS drives.

Before you ask, yes its fully updated Vista Ult (32bit).

Something is wrong with Vista !
 
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