I’ve just got the drive, very pleased so far, easy to set up and I’ve ready the manual from front to back. but I’ve got something odd happening when I try to set up Private folders.
What I have in full is this:
Set up the drive as per the instructions, created the first (admin) user and gave it both a password and cloud access so i could get to it remote.
Set up a second user for my partner, no password, no cloud access.
Set up three folders to help organise media files for the DNLA, all set public with media on.
All good so far, I can access the folders from all local PCs, the tuner, TV and blu-ray see the folders.
Now I create a new folder but set it private. I set the admin account with full access and my parter with read only.
Try to access the share through Windows Explorer (Windows 7 64-Bit fully patched) and it prompts for a username and password, which I would expect. However whether I enter the account names of either user, with or without passowrd, and I am denied access.
Now it gets odd.
I created a new user with no password and gave it full access to the private share.
Now when I click on the share in Windows Explorer, it opens immediately and does not prompt for a username or password. Set this account to no access, and I immediately get asked for a user name and password again.
The new user does not have the same username as the PC and I’m never asked to enter it. But remove this user’s access and the share locks down. and won’t let anyone get in, regardless of their access level.
What is more, I can repeat this time and time again, new folderws, new users, different PCs, and the same thing happens every time.
The really odd thing is that the second user I created (my partner) also can’t gain access even though it has no password.
Can anyone tell me what is happening, what might be going wrong, or what I am doing wrong? As it is, I’m having tyo leave all folders as public access as making them private just lockes them down so no one can see inside them.
If you need any more info, I’d be happy to oblige.