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Media Sharing Not Working

  1. #1


    Andrew Martin Guest

    Media Sharing Not Working

    I have a desktop PC with Vista x64 installed and fully patched up to date. I
    am trying to setup Media Player sharing so that other devices on my network
    can access my files.

    I have enabled Media Sharing through Media Player and set it so that all
    devices are able to automatically connect. If I go into the Network and
    Sharing Center it shows Media Sharing as 'On'. Everything would seem to be
    working however no other devices on the network are able to see it, this
    includes another Vista Laptop and a Playstation 3 - for the sake of testing
    I disabled the Windows Firewall to rule out any problems there.

    I've had a search around and this seems to be an issue quite a few people
    are having, but so far have been unable to find a solution to other than
    'reformat'. I would really rather not reinstall Vista if at all possible,
    but does anyone know of a way to get Media Player sharing its files? Or is
    there a way to force Vista to run a reinstall of Media Player or repair it?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers

    Andrew


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  2. #2


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Media Sharing Not Working

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
    How to give Permissions are there, too.

    1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    the SAME.

    In Vista Network and Sharing:

    Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

    Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

    File Sharing: ON

    Media sharing: ON

    Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
    Docs)

    Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
    passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
    asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
    from an XP computer.

    Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.

    Andrew, set up your music file to share.
    you wil prob have to alter permissions whick is also in the link.

    Or, copy what music you want to share into the Vista Public Folder. (that is
    the same as XP's shared docs.)



    "Andrew Martin" wrote:

    > I have a desktop PC with Vista x64 installed and fully patched up to date. I
    > am trying to setup Media Player sharing so that other devices on my network
    > can access my files.
    >
    > I have enabled Media Sharing through Media Player and set it so that all
    > devices are able to automatically connect. If I go into the Network and
    > Sharing Center it shows Media Sharing as 'On'. Everything would seem to be
    > working however no other devices on the network are able to see it, this
    > includes another Vista Laptop and a Playstation 3 - for the sake of testing
    > I disabled the Windows Firewall to rule out any problems there.
    >
    > I've had a search around and this seems to be an issue quite a few people
    > are having, but so far have been unable to find a solution to other than
    > 'reformat'. I would really rather not reinstall Vista if at all possible,
    > but does anyone know of a way to get Media Player sharing its files? Or is
    > there a way to force Vista to run a reinstall of Media Player or repair it?
    >
    > Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Andrew
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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