Can't see new directory on Stora NAS drive
Posted on 2011-05-04
Have a frustrating problem that I hope someone can point me to a solution for.
I have a couple of external STORA NAS drives, one of which I'm using to backup a server to. However, my Windows 7 Ultimate machine can not see the contents or folders created in the MyLibrary directory on the STORA NAS drive. It can see other directories and files created some time ago on the same NAS unit, but a recently created directory by Windows 2003 server's Explorer named Backup for example, appears empty when viewed with my machine, even though it has gigabytes of data in it.
I can create directories and files inside the MyLibrary directory on the STORA with my machine and view, manipulate and delete those, but my machine refuses to view the directories and files created by Windows 2003 server's Windows Explorer.
All other computers in the office (using Windows XP Pro) can view the "Backup" directory and it's contents, it's just my Windows 7 machine that can't. I've narrowed it down to a problem with my Windows 7 computer because hooking up my Windows 7 Ultimate Laptop to the network and viewing the STORA unit with that, I can see the Backup directory on the STORA just fine so something is screwed on my Windows 7 installation.
The STORA unit has a static IP of 192.168.0.165 and the path to the directory is;
My machine can see the "MyLibrary" directory just fine, but when I try to even manually enter \\192.168.0.165\MyLibrary\Backup in Windows Explorer, I get a "Path specified not found" error. This is driving me nuts.
Anyone have any ideas before I lose all the hair on my head? :)
Thanks in advance for any help.