[HOW TO] Share Folders on Windows 7 with youtube tutorial
Estimated Time: 10 min
Level: Average / Advanced
Operating System(s): Windows 7
Firmware: Tested with v7.06.r2388
On our Forums there have been a lot of problems with Shared Folders on Windows 7. We found out that one of the problems is that Windows 7 is not showing it's shared folders on the network by default. This HOW-TO describes how to make the changes necessary to share your folders over your network.
Let us first change your network and sharing settings
- Press start menu and go to your Control Panel.
- Open your Network and Sharing Center.
- Click on the right on Change advanced sharing settings.
- Press the arrow at the right to hide your Home or Work profile.
- Then Press the arrow at the right to show your Public profile.
- Make the following changes:
- Turn on network discovery.
- Turn on file and printer sharing.
- Turn off Public folder sharing.
- Turn off password protected sharing.
After these settings let’s take a look at your shared folder
- Go to the folder you would like to share.
- Right click on the folder and select properties.
- Go to the tab ‘Sharing’.
- Press the button ‘Advanced Sharing’.
- Check the checkbox ‘Share this folder’.
- Now press the button ‘Permissions’.
- Click on the user ‘Everyone’
- If the user is not there please proceed to add the ‘Everyone’ user, if the user is there you can skip the following steps A to E.
- Press the ‘Add’ button.
- Press the ‘Advanced…’ button.
- Press the ‘Find Now’ button.
- Select the ‘Everyone’ user from the appearing list.
- Press ‘OK’ and in the next screen press ‘OK’ again.
- Give the ‘Everyone’ user at least permission to read this folder.
- You can now save all settings and close all windows.
You can now try again if your Playon!HD can access your Windows 7 share folders. If you get a username and password request you need to fill in here your username and password you use to login in Windows 7, if you have your guest account activated you can leave these fields blank and press OK.
If you are still having problems, after restarting, you can try the following steps.Note: these steps are for advanced users, if you do not proceed exactly as described in the steps you can damage your register entries and you risk having to reinstall your Windows machine. Any of these changes are therefore on your own risk.[edited by dirk]For those who do not want to open the registery file, here is a link to
download a file wich you have to run as a administrator ,
Download:"PlayonHd.reg"(with special thanks to MisterG)
the registery entries explained here next by Harro will then be changed automatically, you have to restart your windows after it is done to make them active. [end edit by Dirk]
- Go to your Start Menu and press ‘Run’.
- If you do not have Run in your start menu you can find the Run program in your Programs folder, then select Accessoires and select Run from that list.
- Type in ‘regedit’ and press OK.
- Search for the following location:
- Double click on 'everyoneincludesanonymous' and change the value data to 1.
- Double click on ‘NoLmHash’ and change the value data to 0.
- Search for the following location:
- Double click on ‘restrictnullsessaccess’ and change the value data to 0.
- Close the register editor.
- Restart your PC.
When you do both tweaks and restart your pc, you will see a workgroup in your ryan.
Select it and it will promp for a login . Just fill in nothing and choose add to my shortcuts.
After that if everything is ok it will login to your network and shows any shares.
Choose one of the shares and it will popup again to login.
Just fill in the user acount login data you specified in the share options of windows.
Like i have user test with password test has read rights on the d-disk.
This share is called d-drive. When i logon to the workgroup and select the D-drive share i login with user test and paswordt test. After that you will have acces to your shared hdd on your pc. If you don't have a HDD in your ryan the login data will not be saved !!!.[End update kraakie]
Youtube movie on how to connect your playon!hd to your wwindows 7 shares
Done by Kraakie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRZKm0rq8Oc
If you are still having problems accessing your Windows 7 Shared Folders on your Playon!HD please reply to this topic. Outline your problem in detail and describe to us what steps you have been taken to solve the problem. Also provide us with detailed information about your network setup and the type of router you are using (if you are using any).LAST NOTE: When using a dual-boot loader, for example Windows XP and Windows 7 on separated HDD's like I have, then you will experience some problems with your permissions in Windows XP after changing them in Windows 7. If you want to access them in Windows XP you first stop sharing your folder, apply setting and then Share the folder again. You can now access the permissions windows again.