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NAS Devices Do Not show up as "browsable" in "Network Explorer" Windows 7 and 8 home

Posted on 2014-04-10
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Recently, my NAS devices stopped showing up in "network neighborhood" as a "clickable" icon -- meaning I used to be able to click on it a get to my files. Now it shows up as a media device and when I click on it takes me to its web page. I see many people are having this same problem, but is there a way to get it back to a "clickable" icon?

Thanks.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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you should have both icons before. perhaps disabling the media server part of the nas temporarily will help you troubleshoot.
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by:erocon
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I tried that and it removes it from the "other" group of devices, but it fails to register it in the "network" area. It is in the network area that i am allowed to click and browser.

Thank you for your response.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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if you type \\computername can you now access it.. Most NAS's don't support Link-Layer Topology which came with Vista and newer
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by:erocon
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I really don't know how to fix this issue, but I appreciate the thoughts.
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