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Topic # 88641 19-Aug-2011 21:09
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i have a work laptop that i can't store any personal files on,.....
but i can add a usb hard drive to it.
only problem is that WMC doesnt see my hard drive. When i go to "add folder location" it only shows the C drive and the network drives, but no uSB.

how can i get WMC to use the USB HDD as it's default library?
maybe map the drive as a network location??

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  Reply # 509313 20-Aug-2011 10:38
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Don't know the product well but try this:
  1. Right-click a picture or a video, and then click Library Setup.
  2. Click to select the option button next to Add a folder to watch.
  3. Follow the prompts to add a folder from an external hard disk drive, from a removable media drive, or from a network location.
because don't think you can use an external drive as a library location.



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  Reply # 510137 22-Aug-2011 20:32
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it seems that the issue is with the permissions on the system.
 the administrators have made it so that all external devices are setup to "not share". so i can't add it to the library.
if i click on the usb/properties/advanced sharing/   it won't let me share the usb to the laptop, whereas i can with my PC where i have administrator rights.

on my PC if i add the usb drive under the "manually add a location" it works fine...just can't do it with the laptop...

anyone got any suggestions to get around the security permissions for the sharing of media???? (change format type of usb??? anything else????)

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  Reply # 510151 22-Aug-2011 20:57
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Is this your PC or a company PC?

If it's a company PC, trying to get around security policies can be seen as a big no-no. Check if you have signed any acceptable computer use policy before going into something that can cost your job.




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  Reply # 510154 22-Aug-2011 21:04
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I totally don't get why you would need to change the sharing properties to access the drive with windows media center. Think you are on the wrong track there.

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  Reply # 510239 23-Aug-2011 06:19
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freitasm: Is this your PC or a company PC?

If it's a company PC, trying to get around security policies can be seen as a big no-no. Check if you have signed any acceptable computer use policy before going into something that can cost your job.


+1 Potential scenario
Your work has restricted plugging in external devices and and in the conditions of using a work computer have stated that you must not bypass restrictions on the machine.
You do bypass the restrictions. Plug in the USB key which unknown to you contains a virus which then infects the work network. IT track it down to coming from the USB key that you connected to your machine bypassing the restrictions on the machine to get working.
Result. At best disciplinary actions, at worst good bye job.








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  Reply # 510606 23-Aug-2011 13:46
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I agree with the above, but can you access and play the files on the usb through windows explorer? If you can do that, then it is unlikely there are any intended restrictions on external media use.

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  Reply # 511653 25-Aug-2011 09:53
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Some companies do stop sharing of media files, and I can see why.

At one comany I worked at, a lot of music was passed around through the LAN, evryone had music folders shared to pick & choose what they wanted.
Not good for network bandwidth.


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