I have an RPi3 based OSMC-Kodi installation which uses a USB connected hard drive (1TB) for media storage. Up until now I have used it off and on via an HDMI connection directly to my old Sony TV. But now I have replaced the TV with an LG 43" SmartTV and it turns out that it finds the OSMC device as a source on the network.
I can access the files on the OSMC/Kodi system directly from the TV and so I moved the OSMC device off the living room to a place closer to the router and connected it via Ethernet rather than WiFi.
It seemed to work just fine, until now that I discovered that new files added to the media drive via the samba share do not show up on the TV when I navigate to that folder. Only old files are shown.
Why do the files not show up in the list on the TV until the OSMC box is rebooted?
Is there some way that I can force an update of the file list without actually shutting off/on power to the RPi3 hosting OSMC?
Maybe a restart of some OSMC service (like mini-dlna on Ubuntu machines)?
I can access the OSMC command line interface via Putty from my Windows PC but it does no longer have a monitor attached so I cannot use the OSMC GUI.
Is here a way to have some GUI interface via the network like VNC so I can interact with it from my PC?