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Cannot see Stora as a share from Windows 8

I don't know why Microsoft do it, but they seem to break network compatibility every time they bring out a new version of Windows. I remember having similar problems when my daughter got her Win 7 laptop.

Well she has replaced her old laptop with a shiny new Sony Vaio with Windows 8. When we browse the network, the Stora only shows up as a UPNP stream and not as a Windows share. So although she can see what is on the Stora, she cannot write to it.

Browsing the web, the only references I can find seem to indicate that this is a bug in Win 8, but I cannot believe that Microsoft would release Windows if it was unable to access file servers.

My suspicion is that this is to do with Homegroups, because it would appear that Win 8 doesn't support Workgroups.

Any ideas?
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Re: Cannot see Stora as a share from Windows 8

When you find your stora on the media devices as UPnP you cannot write to it, only read.
Make a network connection to the IP of your stora: On Computer>>right mouse Map Network Drive
fill the ip adress followed by FamilyLibrary
eg: \\192.168.1.3\FamilyLibrary
Connecting using different credentials
Fill your Stora account name and password
Done
The folder will show up in Windows Explorer onder Computer
Do as you need other folders as \MyComputers or \MyLibrary
JanV
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Re: Cannot see Stora as a share from Windows 8

Jan, Thanks for the help. That worked. I still would like to know why MS Hide the device in Windows Explorer.
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Re: Cannot see Stora as a share from Windows 8

Hi Terry
you can find your Stora in the Network Neighborhood
Look in:Windows>>
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings in Private (current profile) whether the first bullet is on AND Turn on automatic set up of network connected devices is checked.
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Re: Cannot see Stora as a share from Windows 8

Hio Terry : have a look here in WIndows

Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings and then check the box Turn on automatic setup of network devices.
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Re: Cannot see Stora as a share from Windows 8

janvaane wrote:
Hio Terry : have a look here in WIndows

Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings and then check the box Turn on automatic setup of network devices.


Jan,

That setting is already set.

The problem seems to be Linux devices being seen under Windows 8. It's not just the Stora, but my PC running Kubuntu also fails to show up. They both show up on Windows 8 computers.
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Re: Cannot see Stora as a share from Windows 8

Hello, I have a quite similar problem.
I cannot access my stora as a windows 8 share. When I try to login through stora agent it says

"Unable to map drives to 'vasinky'. The Stora may need to be restarted"

which i tried and didnt work.

When i go through windows explorer I see my stora on the side panel under Network but when I click on it , it says
"Windows cannot access \\STORA
Error code 0x80070035
The network path was not found. "
When I click on Diagnose windows say "The remote device or resource wont accept the connection "

Cannot anybody help?

I should say that I can access my stora through the web interface, and with an ftp client with the use of my credentials through port 21

Thx in advance
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Re: Cannot see Stora as a share from Windows 8

Hello, I have a quite similar problem. I cannot access my stora as a windows 8 share. When I try to login through stora agent it says "Unable to map drives to 'vasinky'. The Stora may need to be restarted" which i tried and didnt work. When i go through windows explorer I see my stora on the side panel under Network but when I click on it , it says "Windows cannot access \\STORA Error code 0x80070035 The network path was not found. " When I click on Diagnose windows say "The remote device or resource wont accept the connection " Cannot anybody help? I should say that I can access my stora through the web interface, and with an ftp client with the use of my credentials through port 21 I have done hard reset and used the Self Diagnostic and Repair Tool but nothing Thx in advance
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Re: Cannot see Stora as a share from Windows 8

inkygr wrote:
Hello, I have a quite similar problem.
I cannot access my stora as a windows 8 share. When I try to login through stora agent it says

"Unable to map drives to 'vasinky'. The Stora may need to be restarted"

which i tried and didnt work.

When i go through windows explorer I see my stora on the side panel under Network but when I click on it , it says
"Windows cannot access \\STORA
Error code 0x80070035
The network path was not found. "
When I click on Diagnose windows say "The remote device or resource wont accept the connection "

Cannot anybody help?

I should say that I can access my stora through the web interface, and with an ftp client with the use of my credentials through port 21
I have done hard reset and used the Self Diagnostic and Repair Tool but nothing

Thx in advance


Hmmm. This is a bit different to what I am seeing. My Stora doesn't show up in the side bar at all; I'd like to know why. However, JanV's original suggestion of remapping the drive by typing the IP address into the dialog does work.
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Re: Cannot see Stora as a share from Windows 8

TerryJColes wrote:
Hmmm. This is a bit different to what I am seeing. My Stora doesn't show up in the side bar at all; I'd like to know why. However, JanV's original suggestion of remapping the drive by typing the IP address into the dialog does work.


I ' ve tried remapping by typing the IP ADDRESS\MyLibrary but nothing, it still gives me
"Unable to map drives to 'vasinky'. The Stora may need to be restarted"
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