Windows Media Sharing doesn't work for network folder locations
Posted on 2014-11-14
I have a Windows 7 machine where I have turned on Windows Media Sharing so that I can use music / videos from other devices on my home network. In the 'Libraries' on that machine, I have included several locations that are on network shares (such as \\myserver\music ).
Until recently, this was working fine. Windows Media Player would scan all the locations including the network locations and make all the media available for streaming. However recently that stopped working and now only files that are local to the Windows 7 machine are showing up available to other devices, even though all the media is still showing up on Windows Media Player on the machine itself.
I'm not sure if there was windows update that changed something or if there is something else I messed up? I really don't want to duplicate GBs of stuff off the windows shared folders just to be able to share it in a different format.
My Windows Media Player is showing version 12.0.7601.18150.
Can anyone help me figure out how to get the files on my shared locations available for media sharing again?