Odd behavior on USB Sharing

Odd behavior on USB Sharing

Odd behavior on USB Sharing
Odd behavior on USB Sharing
2023-12-31 16:04:19
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I have an odd situation that I believe is caused by my windows machine but I am hoping someone can enlighten me on how to fix this. I had a usb drive used for storage in the router for a good while now, without issue. A week ago it became unresponsive, so I took it out and determined that the drive itself had went bad. I put in a new USB and it began to work again on all computers on my network except one. The oddness comes from the fact that this computer can see the drive as a media device, but no usb storage folder.

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Now should I try to manually type in \\Network-Sharing I get a blank folder.

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The oddness continues in that ONLY if I rename the folder in the routers settings and use that can I then access the folder. As if windows is somehow remembering the old drive and has special folder set aside for it, and will not let the new drive take possession of it. Renaming the folder back to Network-Storage then sends me to the blank folder again. 

Does anyone have any idea of what could be causing this? Is there a way to clear the memory of old network drives I had mapped before?

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Re:Odd behavior on USB Sharing
2023-12-31 23:18:52

  @Flameeater 

 

Google 'clear memory of network drive' and you will find several ways. 
 

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Re:Odd behavior on USB Sharing
2024-01-01 16:51:39

  @Flameeater 

 

Open a CMD prompt and enter "NET VIEW", it should show the drive, like this:

 

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C:\>net view
Server Name            Remark

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\\HPBD2482             Samba 3.0.37
\\IRV                         Irv's PC
\\TP-SHARE             samba server
The command completed successfully.

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Don't see it, has that PC been changed? Is the SMB Client running on that PC?

 

If you do see the above, then do NET VIEW \\TP-SHARE:

 

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C:\>net view \\tp-share
Shared resources at \\tp-share

samba server

Share name  Type  Used as  Comment

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G           Disk
The command completed successfully.

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Should see the disk.

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