Windows - HOW-TO share folders over SMB using Windows 7

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pryanic Offline
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Hello guys. I'm trying to setup windows share on android app. But I need to enter username and pass. WTF? I haven't installed Windows Live Sign In Assistant.
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Why is this so difficult with THIS program? Honestly, I don't see why many thousands of users have to put up with a difficult process to get this to work, instead of fixing Kodi to function better.

I installed Kodi on my primary PC that has a 4 TB hard drive, and it works great, looks great plays movies fine. I have 2 other pc's, a laptop and a mini pc (my media pc) all talking fine to each other over the homegroup network, sharing files, having no problems.

BUT, Kodi on the other pc's just won't find the shared 4 TB movie hard drive. I've been spending HOURS trying the installation and configuration wiki, and all the suggestions on this forum thread.

It's ridiculous and stupid on the part of whoever made Kodi that they have at this point (V16 Jarvis) still have not made this process work more fluidly. If I can access the hard drive and play a movie with VLC from both my other computers, then there is no reason that Kodi shouldn't be just that simple.
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(2016-01-28 15:52)lnsnorm Wrote:  Why is this so difficult with THIS program? Honestly, I don't see why many thousands of users have to put up with a difficult process to get this to work, instead of fixing Kodi to function better.

I installed Kodi on my primary PC that has a 4 TB hard drive, and it works great, looks great plays movies fine. I have 2 other pc's, a laptop and a mini pc (my media pc) all talking fine to each other over the homegroup network, sharing files, having no problems.

BUT, Kodi on the other pc's just won't find the shared 4 TB movie hard drive. I've been spending HOURS trying the installation and configuration wiki, and all the suggestions on this forum thread.

It's ridiculous and stupid on the part of whoever made Kodi that they have at this point (V16 Jarvis) still have not made this process work more fluidly. If I can access the hard drive and play a movie with VLC from both my other computers, then there is no reason that Kodi shouldn't be just that simple.

You can manually enter the path. Kodi doesn't have to find the drive.
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lnsnorm Offline
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(2016-01-29 06:23)Warner306 Wrote:  
(2016-01-28 15:52)lnsnorm Wrote:  Why is this so difficult with THIS program? Honestly, I don't see why many thousands of users have to put up with a difficult process to get this to work, instead of fixing Kodi to function better.

I installed Kodi on my primary PC that has a 4 TB hard drive, and it works great, looks great plays movies fine. I have 2 other pc's, a laptop and a mini pc (my media pc) all talking fine to each other over the homegroup network, sharing files, having no problems.

BUT, Kodi on the other pc's just won't find the shared 4 TB movie hard drive. I've been spending HOURS trying the installation and configuration wiki, and all the suggestions on this forum thread.

It's ridiculous and stupid on the part of whoever made Kodi that they have at this point (V16 Jarvis) still have not made this process work more fluidly. If I can access the hard drive and play a movie with VLC from both my other computers, then there is no reason that Kodi shouldn't be just that simple.

You can manually enter the path. Kodi doesn't have to find the drive.

I stand by my original comment. It's ridiculous that plenty of programs will simply FIND a shared folder, but Kodi cannot seem to accomplish this task. "deleted"
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