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PC Share Manager - Folder Share Problem

by frogstar007 / November 1, 2010 8:45 PM PDT


I have a usb hard drive connected to my laptop that i back up files to, and was hoping to use it for media storage for my LED series 5 TV. I'm assuming PC share manager cannot share folders from this hard drive as when i try share a folder PC manager says "Can only share folder items"

I am able to share folders that are on the laptop though.

Is there something i can do to change this?

Your help will be appreciated.

I'm running windows 7.
PC Share Manager version: 4.2

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by Diligent1 / November 2, 2010 1:45 AM PDT

I was going to get an external usb hd but now I dont know. Read this link.

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sorry, heres link
by Diligent1 / November 2, 2010 1:47 AM PDT
In reply to: here
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by frogstar007 / November 2, 2010 4:49 PM PDT
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Thanks Diligent1

Seems like it is a historical problem that samsung are just ignoring. You'd think that with all the money they spend on the technology that they could make it easier for us to use the technology. It seems that their support sucks all over the world. Here in South Africa it's the same.

Anyway i wouldnt buy an external usb drive if you are planning on using it for movies unless you are going to plug it directly into the tv via usb.

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Worked out a solution
by Diligent1 / November 8, 2010 3:14 AM PST
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by frogstar007 / November 8, 2010 1:01 PM PST
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THanks Diligent1

I actually found a fairly easy solution. In windows 7 run notepad as administrator. then open up configinfo.ini found in the samsung install folder and place the path to your usb drive under [Shared Folder List]. G:/MultiMedia for eg.

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by Diligent1 / November 8, 2010 2:34 PM PST
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Yea, it looks like we both came upon that fix. Happy Im just glad that there is a solution.

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Adding path to configinfo.ini
by msantarc1 / December 26, 2010 12:29 AM PST
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When I add the path to my USB drive to the configinfo.ini and then open PC Share Manager, the folder appears, but it never shows up on the BlueRay player and when I shut down PC Share manager, then re open it, the USB drive is no longer there. Any ideas?

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what then--
by Padeng / March 25, 2011 11:44 PM PDT
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Thank you so much as you will see shortly I am cyber-challenged. I followed this tutorial and I can use my external hard drive. BUT how do I get the movie I have backed up into a format that I can use to view it?

I use windows xp. Like I said everything works but--

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