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MDK Occasional Contributor
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Can't find C drive or admin related folders

I'm starting to regret my choice in NAS, maybe I should've gone for a more user-friendly (beginner) one :x

I used to be able to see the admin related folders such as C volume etc but now I can't.

As far as I'm aware I'm logging into the NAS as admin, at least on Frontview.

I access the files on the readynas via Computer>Network or Readynas Remote, it seems this is only way access to the information on the NAS from my LAN but it only gives access to Share folders, not the other stuff I used to see. I'm totally confused by this whole thing. None of the manuals, guides, forum info etc are in easy to understand terms for me. I also can't delete a test folder I've created, it says I need permission from 'unix user/ nobody'.

Please help before I throw this thing out of the window!

From what I've read I need to login as admin, where the hell do I do that??! I assumed that was what I was doing. When I try and use the admin login to access shares over HTTP it accepts it but when I click on the Shares folder it asks for another login. Admin won't work here, it only accepts a created user login and password.

:cry:
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Re: Can't find C drive or admin related folders

The user "nobody" is the Linux guest user. So most likely you created that when logged into the NAS as a guest.

To see the C volume you need to login to CIFS as "admin" e.g. in RAIDar click browse and then enter your username and password. Or in Windows Explorer go to \\ip.address.of.nas\ and enter your admin credentials.
MDK Occasional Contributor
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Re: Can't find C drive or admin related folders

Thanks for the fast reply.

I don't know what CIFS is but when I use RAIDar it doesn't ask for a login, it connects to what seems to be a user account. Same with Windows explorer. Neither are asking for credentials.
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Re: Can't find C drive or admin related folders

Do you have a user account on the NAS with the same username/password as the user account you are logged into on your PC?

Do you have guest access enabled to your shares?
MDK Occasional Contributor
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Re: Can't find C drive or admin related folders

My admin account on the NAS had the same password as my Windows account (admin one) but I changed it.

I created a user with the same username/password as the Windows account above but I've just changed the password for it but it's still not asking for credentials.
MDK Occasional Contributor
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Re: Can't find C drive or admin related folders

HOLD THAT THOUGHT!

I think the change must've kicked in cos I'm getting prompted now.

I'm gonna assume that was the trouble so I'll go and sort out all my usernames/passwords :/

Thanks very much for your help and patience!
MDK Occasional Contributor
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Re: Can't find C drive or admin related folders

One more thing...

How do I get RAIDar to forget the credentials? Even when exiting RAIDar it uses the last login without asking for username/password?
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Re: Can't find C drive or admin related folders

It's not RAIDar that's remembering the credentials. To disconnect from the NAS:
ewok wrote:

From the command prompt, use the "net use" command, something like:

net use \\$nas_ip\$sharename /delete


If unsure what the sharename is that you need to disconnect, you can simply type "net use" (no quotes) in the command prompt to take a look at what are the active connections.

Also if your connections are only to the NAS, then you can simply use:

net use * /delete

which will disconnect all connections to network shares that were listed when you typed "net use" (no quotes).
MDK Occasional Contributor
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Re: Can't find C drive or admin related folders

*sigh*

Turned the NAS on just now and the folders have gone again :/ I haven't used any kind of login and 'net use' isn't showing anything. I went into RAIDar and browse and the window that came up only had shares, not the admin folders.

The last credentials I used in RAIDar were admin ones that worked fine and showed all folders, surely if it's remembering any connection it would be the admin one?? I'm not getting any prompt for a login.
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Re: Can't find C drive or admin related folders

Go to one of your shares on the NAS through Computer->Network, then create a new file there. Right click on the file, select Properties, and see who is the owner of the file. That will be the user account on the NAS that you are currently using. If it's not admin, you won't see the admin shares.
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