Forget about that refreshing solution switching from videos to photos to folders.. blah blah blah..
Plug you drive back into your pc or mac - make sure your windows explorer or finder on mac is showing all hidden files and folders - delete the SamsungDwn folder, deleted any Recycle bin or trash folders and there is also a file that says deviceinfo blah blah blah.. delete it..
basically delete everything you don't know what it is - just don't delete your videos, photos and music.. plug it back into the TV..voila.. it is updated... stupid that you have to do this but this worked for me on Samsung 55" Smart TV 4K - I have a drive that is not partitioned and is 1TB in size
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?