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SMB file system only works as a share and not a network drive suddenly

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Unfortunately not the first time I've asked for help on an issue like this. 

 

I've used my drive as a network drive for content. It's been working as a network drive pretty well, showing the amount of storage free and used. Also working well with my Mac and my Android TV.  

 

This has since suddenly stopped working, and now I can only use the drive as a share. 

 

 

Is it possible a firmware upgrade or something similar could've affected this? It was working perfectly fine before and it just somehow stopped working, out of the blue. I've enabled SMBv1 as most people have recommended, and my settings in my Smart Modem have unchanged.

 

I don't know what to do. It's something so simple and it just stopped working. Is someone able to help me with this? 

 

Just trying to help! I get things wrong sometimes too, so I apologise.
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Re: SMB file system only works as a share and not a network drive suddenly

My apolgies! I had to use "map network drive" so that it would come up normally. Sorry about the confusion!

 

Just trying to help! I get things wrong sometimes too, so I apologise.

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Re: SMB file system only works as a share and not a network drive suddenly

I notice you have SMBV2 enabled on the modem. Some android apps want work with SMBv2. I think you also need to set up a login ID and password with SBv2. Suggest you try disabling SMBv2.

 

If you want to use SMBv2 first turn it off and save settings then turn it back on. You will be able to enter a user name and password.

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Re: SMB file system only works as a share and not a network drive suddenly

I disabled it and it shows the same way.

 

Just trying to help! I get things wrong sometimes too, so I apologise.
Level 4: Private Eye
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Re: SMB file system only works as a share and not a network drive suddenly

My apolgies! I had to use "map network drive" so that it would come up normally. Sorry about the confusion!

 

Just trying to help! I get things wrong sometimes too, so I apologise.

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