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#154178 20-Oct-2014 13:37
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I've attached a 2TB external hdd to a Spark supplied huawei 630b router, and ticked the option to access the drive via a Samba share.

Can see it fine when access it, and it has about 6 directories, of various video files.  The 'TV' directory and the kids directories are fine, but the movies directory shows as empty.  When it is attached direct to a computer all files are present..

Have a bit of searching but all the responses are about linux, not really relevent to a locked down router.

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  #1158474 20-Oct-2014 13:57
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Try copying one of the "TV" files into the movies folder and see if it shows.... 
Could be filename/path length limitation ?

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  #1161318 24-Oct-2014 12:29
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Copying a file from a visible directory into the 'empty' directory. The copy action completes but the folder is still shown as empty..


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  #1161389 24-Oct-2014 14:12
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What Format is the Drive ? Is it bus or externally powered?

Also what are you reading the Samba Share with, is it a PC? or a TV or other media device,


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  #1161396 24-Oct-2014 14:19
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Fat32 format, being read from a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC.

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  #1162078 25-Oct-2014 18:12
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jonb: Fat32 format, being read from a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC.

Can't be related to file permissions then. The file you copied into it is presumably there when you access it directly from computer, so how about making a new folder while shared from the router and moving everything across later while connected to a PC.

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