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Kevin Hawkins
2004-12-04, 10:25
Using XP when I navigate into my music folder (which has network shares)
I don't see new additions on those shares - although I can see them in
Windows Explorer on the same machine -- is this expected ?

After "Browse Music Folder" I see the share name then if I select that I
see "target" and then the directory itself but without recent additions.

K

Geoff Bonallack
2004-12-06, 07:38
On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 17:25:58 +0000, Kevin Hawkins <> wrote:
> Using XP when I navigate into my music folder (which has network shares)
> I don't see new additions on those shares - although I can see them in
> Windows Explorer on the same machine -- is this expected ?
>
> After "Browse Music Folder" I see the share name then if I select that I
> see "target" and then the directory itself but without recent additions.
>
> K

Hi Kevin,
Do you mean that when you browse to the machine using another XP
machine on the network, you don't see all the files? If so, is it
possible that you are using offline files (i.e. you marked the
server's share on the client PC as being available offline), and are
in fact failing to connect at all?

I'm not an expert, but another thing you could try is un-sharing and
re-sharing, but use the cache command-line switch described on the
MSDN site to prevent caching on the client:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/net_share.mspx

Cheers,
Geoff

Kevin Hawkins
2004-12-06, 10:38
Geoff Bonallack wrote:

>On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 17:25:58 +0000, Kevin Hawkins <> wrote:
>
>
>>Using XP when I navigate into my music folder (which has network shares)
>>I don't see new additions on those shares - although I can see them in
>>Windows Explorer on the same machine -- is this expected ?
>>
>>After "Browse Music Folder" I see the share name then if I select that I
>>see "target" and then the directory itself but without recent additions.
>>
>>K
>>
>>
>
>Hi Kevin,
>Do you mean that when you browse to the machine using another XP
>machine on the network, you don't see all the files?
>
>
Sorry - wasn't very clear - no I meant when I navigate using the IR
remote and a SliMP3 or SB uisng "Browse Music Folder" I dont see them. I
can see them from the Windows OS.

Kevin

Geoff Bonallack
2004-12-06, 10:49
On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 17:38:29 +0000, Kevin Hawkins <> wrote:
> Sorry - wasn't very clear - no I meant when I navigate using the IR
> remote and a SliMP3 or SB uisng "Browse Music Folder" I dont see them. I
> can see them from the Windows OS.
>
> Kevin

Ok, sorrry, I misunderstood you there. Perhaps it is a permissions
problem? Are you running Slimserver as a service? If so, what user
is being used to start the service?

Cheers,
Geoff

Kevin Hawkins
2004-12-06, 11:15
Geoff Bonallack wrote:

>On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 17:38:29 +0000, Kevin Hawkins <> wrote:
>
>
>>Sorry - wasn't very clear - no I meant when I navigate using the IR
>>remote and a SliMP3 or SB uisng "Browse Music Folder" I dont see them. I
>>can see them from the Windows OS.
>>
>> Kevin
>>
>>
>
>Ok, sorrry, I misunderstood you there. Perhaps it is a permissions
>problem? Are you running Slimserver as a service? If so, what user
>is being used to start the service?
>
>
>
I am running SlimServer as an application so it should be the same as I
can see the new folders and contents from the SlimServer machine and
therefore the same logged in user. I can also access (play) all my
music in the adjacent directories except the new additions. A new scan
does pick up the added files too as long as I clear the cache - it just
takes a long , long time.

K