There are many good workarounds here so without fuss, it's time to close this thread.
I have a xxx LED tv. Y plugged my external USB hard drive and was able to view movies and pics stored in it. Then I plugged it in my computer and deleted some folders and also added new folders. After doing this I plugged it again in the TV and it didn't show the changes. The new folders appear but I can't access them. The deleted folders still show up and also can't access them.
I can't get it to correctly show the changes made in the hard drive. I even re-formatted it (NTFS), and the TV still shows the original status!
It seems like the TV remembers the folders as they were the first time the HDD was plugged and just can't update to show the changes.
Any ideas on how to solve this?