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Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - buildncastles - 2017-03-03

Hello all,

I've recently run into an issue accessing the hard drive on my Kodi HTPC. I have a main computer which has files I would like to transfer to the hard drive on the Kodi PC. Normally I would access the Kodi PC via the network center on the other computer. The problem is, the Kodi PC is not appearing as a valid computer. Instead it's a "media device". How could I access the hard drive on the Kodi PC via the network center so I can move files over?

Thanks!


RE: Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - PatK - 2017-03-03

This wiki should get your started http://kodi.wiki/view/SMB/Windows


RE: Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - buildncastles - 2017-03-03

(2017-03-03, 19:51)PatK Wrote: This wiki should get your started http://kodi.wiki/view/SMB/Windows

But isn't this simply how to add video sources that exist on a different computer? I want to physically move Video A on Computer A to my Kodi Computer. I don't want to keep it on Computer A.


RE: Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - whysoserious - 2017-03-03

This sounds like a networking issue, not so much a Kodi issue. What sort of device/operating system is your Kodi running on?


RE: Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - helta - 2017-03-03

No, its how to share files via SMB. Please read the link.

Quote:Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol is a network file sharing protocol



RE: Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - scott967 - 2017-03-04

I think the link is pretty well-written, TBH.

scott s.
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RE: Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - buildncastles - 2017-03-04

(2017-03-03, 20:52)whysoserious Wrote: This sounds like a networking issue, not so much a Kodi issue. What sort of device/operating system is your Kodi running on?

Kodi is running on Openelec OS. The files on the main computer is running Windows 10.


RE: Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - trogggy - 2017-03-04

Open a windows explorer button.
In the address bar type

\\openelec

What do you see?


RE: Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - donbrew - 2017-03-05

You really need to go to the Openelec forum. You won't be able to access all of the Openelec partitions.

This is an Openelec thing with nothing to do with Windows or Kodi. What you really want to do is learn about WinSCP/PuTTY.

If it is media that you want off of the Windows machine it would be easier to stream than transfer. Things like config and update files you need WinSCP/PuTTY.


RE: Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - trogggy - 2017-03-05

(2017-03-05, 06:37)donbrew Wrote: You really need to go to the Openelec forum. You won't be able to access all of the Openelec partitions.

This is an Openelec thing with nothing to do with Windows or Kodi. What you really want to do is learn about WinSCP/PuTTY.

If it is media that you want off of the Windows machine it would be easier to stream than transfer. Things like config and update files you need WinSCP/PuTTY.
If - as he says - he wants to access stuff on openelec from windows there's nothing wrong with using windows explorer / smb - it's literally the first thing I set up, takes a minute and a reboot.


RE: Accessing Kodi hard drive from a different computer - donbrew - 2017-03-06

True, But obviously the OP hasn't read any of the Openelec startup documents. That is covered in the very first chapter.


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