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    Since a reasonably recent W10 update (at least I think that's what caused it), I cannot access any of my music over my network from my PC. My mapped drives are disconnected in Explorer and attempts to connect result in "You can't access this shared folder because your organisation's security policy blocks unauthenticated guest access." However, Insecure guest logins IS enabled - I've checked using both gpedit and regedit. The only solution I can find on Google is to enable what is already enabled. Any ideas anyone?

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    Originally posted by Fifer View Post
    Since a reasonably recent W10 update (at least I think that's what caused it), I cannot access any of my music over my network from my PC. My mapped drives are disconnected in Explorer and attempts to connect result in "You can't access this shared folder because your organisation's security policy blocks unauthenticated guest access." However, Insecure guest logins IS enabled - I've checked using both gpedit and regedit. The only solution I can find on Google is to enable what is already enabled. Any ideas anyone?
    It all has to do with samba 1 vs newer samba 2. VB only works with samba 1. Win 10 machines seem to only work with samba2. I made the same changes you made on my machine, but my machine is a work machine and still didn't work. The IT guys at work tell me that I'm not able to change this, because the restriction is managed at their level.

    This said, I can now use WinSCP or Filezilla to connect to my VB and upload/download files.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by garym View Post

      It all has to do with samba 1 vs newer samba 2. VB only works with samba 1. Win 10 machines seem to only work with samba2. I made the same changes you made on my machine, but my machine is a work machine and still didn't work. The IT guys at work tell me that I'm not able to change this, because the restriction is managed at their level.

      This said, I can now use WinSCP or Filezilla to connect to my VB and upload/download files.
      That's what I was starting to think Gary - thanks. All I really need to be able to do is transfer files back and forth, so I'll look into the WinSCP and Filezilla ideas - cheers.

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      • #4
        Just installed WinSCP. Looks ideal - thanks.

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        • #5
          I have the same problem: my Windows 10 laptop wont show my files on my VBAppiiance anymore, so I can't edit them or drag and drop new ones. I downloaded WinSCP, entered the VBA IP address as shown in my router into the host name box, selected FTP with no encryption, entered "root" as the user name and "vortexbox" as the password. I hit save and then login but no joy: I get an error saying the remote target actively refused the connection.

          I'm a little dense with network stuff. Any tips or suggestions I should try? Is Filezilla more novice friendly? As always, thanks for the kind support and I hope Vortexbox and this forum hang around for a while.

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          • #6
            Filezilla is about the same, not easier, although both are pretty easy once you set it up properly. See the picture below for my settings. Be sure to select SFTP and port number 22. I'm not sure if linux is case sensitive, but my name and pw are all lower case. Yours would be the same except for the IP address. I click login, then it asks for my password. I enter, then i'm on a screen with local computer file browser on left, and Vortexbox file browser on the right.


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            • #7
              Wow, that did it! Thank you so much! Happy Happy Joy Joy!

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              • #8
                excellent

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                • #9
                  I'm getting the hang of transferring files now. Is there a way to use MP3tag on the remote (those on my VBA) files while still in the WinSCP app? I had to transfer files from VBA to my laptop, tag them outside of WinSCP, then send them back to the VBA via WinSCP. This is a cumbersome process, and I have a lot of renaming and sorting to do. I bet smarter people than I have a better way.

                  Once again my thanks to the members of this forum for their kind support. what a relief to access those vortexbox files again!

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                  • #10
                    Not that I'm aware of. If I have minor edits to do, I download the albums from the vortexbox with this app, then do my edits, then upload the album back to vortexbox, allowing it to replace the existing files. If you have a lot of work to do, perhaps backup your vortexbox files to an attached (to vortexbox) USB drive (you should be doing this anyhow). Connect this USB drive to your PC, do all your tag editing, with the setting that allows the dates of the edited files to be modified (so they showup as new* for the restore step), attached the USB drive to the Vortexbox and with VB GUI, select Restore, to restore the updated files back to the VB.

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                    • #11
                      You probable need to enable unsecured shares on your Windows. There are lots of people on the internet having lots of issues with lots of different network attached storage devices and Windows 10. Google should give you a lot of help on this problem.

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                      • #12
                        When I updated to Win10, I lost the ability to map my Vortexbox 2.5 drive to a letter and access easily through my windows file browser (as I used to be able to do using Win8.1). My research told me that this has to do with the older SMB (SAMBA) version used in the Vortexbox. I think the Win10 requires a SMB 3.0 or newer, and the Vortexbox is using SMB 2.0 or 1.0. It's a security thing in Win10. There are discussions about how to override this, but none worked on my computer, but that may be because certain settings are controlled by my employer. This is why I moved to the alternative approach I mention above.

                        See:
                        https://www.google.com/search?client...+access+denied

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                        • #13
                          Earlier this year my VB appliance stopped showing up in my Windows 10 network locations. I was able to navigate to it, and I pinned it as a Quick Access site in Windows Explorer. That was working fine recently, but today Windows suddenly said it couldn't access the site. I could still access it via my browser, and I could play my music via SB Server (I have Foobar installed on my laptop for tagging files, and it couldn't recognize the NAS either). None of the usual SMB tweaks I tried in the past worked this time. However, I did find a lengthy thread on a Microsoft site: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...d98c05?page=16. User Steve Sim notes:

                          Although still a problem for many people, I have found that restarting the service "Workstation" and associated dependencies clears the issue up until the next reboot. Not a permanent fix but it certainly helps with the loss productivity and headaches until Microsoft provides a permanent solution.



                          This works every time for me.



                          I'd be curious for a chime in from users how many this quickly serves as a workaround.
                          This actually worked for me. I started/restarted the Workstation service, and my pinned link immediately accessed my VB files. I assume I'll have to do it each time I boot up and need to access those files (at least for the foreseeable future).

                          [Also, thanks to this group--I downloaded Filezilla at your recommendation before I discovered this workaround.]

                          Hope this helps.

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