Windows 8 Home cannot map to NAS Folder

Started Aug 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jim Cockfield
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Re: not hard to believe
In reply to Robert Schoner, Aug 4, 2013

Robert Schoner wrote:

Hi Jim,

Unfortunately, it's not quite that easy to Switch to Linux (for me anyway). I have several programs that are Windows specific, Photshop, QImage etc. I suppose I could try Wine or some other emulator. But, at least one of the machines is for my wife and I think that's going to have to be a Windows box. I want all machines to be able to access the NAS box so they can work on common files so a common OS would be easier. Yes, I think the Buffalo box is a Linux kernal.

If Buffalo can't figure it out I may have to go back to Win 7 but that will mean a new clean install on the new machine and reload all programs. Looking at the internet it looks like others (Synology) have had issues so I don't think the issue is exclusive to Buffalo. I'll await the escalation response I get from Buffalo.\

I'd check with the Buffalo specific forums. Chances are, you can change the Samba config files on your NAS. and/or edit some of the Windows registry entries to get it to work again.

Personally, I don't like it that MS makes these types of changes with new Windows releases, especially since most users of NAS devices access them on a local LAN behind a firewall (versus via external access where security plays a more important role).  IOW I see the changes as being designed to disrupt compatibility versus trying to improve anything.

But, there are others that are going to disagree.

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