I just did fresh install on my new card but I cannot add SMB shares from my desktop. In previous version (before I changed my SD card) I could see all my shares. Do I have to have Samba installed on my OSMC or something else. I tried adding SMB shares by IP address or a full path name but nothing works!
Can you be more specific? From where are you trying to access them (Windows? Linux? Apple?) and how are you trying to do that?
Sorry, I read this that you had shares on the Pi which you want to access from the desktop. If the shares are on the desktop, you need to check the permissions and the differences between the shares you can see and the shares you can’t see.
I am running Windows 10 and have few shared folders, some on that machine and some on two different USB drives attached to my server. I have no shares on Pi. I have also network drives (I have no problem connecting to those). Till two days ago I had no problem connecting to SMB shares, but when I installed latest OSMC version on my new SD card for the life of me I cannot add as a source on my Pi.
Before I started changing some settings on my Windows 10 server (I used different Googled suggestions of increasing IRPStackSize; increase size parameter in registry; enabling SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support) I could see and add shares which were physically on my server or drives attached directly to USB port on my server. The problem was with the drive which was connected to my server via USB 3.0 hub. Now when I try to add SMB source on my Kodi ANY folder on my desktop I keep getting - connection timed out.
Mind you all these folders are seen and reachable within the LAN on another computer and PLEX.
Let me get this straight. You have a Win10 server with internal drives and external USB drives. Kodi can see all drives except those attached through a USB3 hub. You have some ‘Network drives’ I assume these are boxes attached to the LAN like a no-frills NAS and kodi can see those. Then you have a desktop (OS not specified) which kodi can’t see at all.
LOL. I am sorry if I am not precise as I should be. My setting is - Pi wired connection can see all “no-frills NAS” but cannot add SMB shares on desktop’s (running Win10) .
When I try to add SMB source on Pi and click add I can see name of my LAN and after clicking on it I can see name of my desktop (where shares are). But as soon as I click the desktop name shared folders do not show and I get “Connection timed out” and “Could not connect to network server”.
Yesterday when I installed latest OSMC with latest Kodi I could see SMB sources (all shared folders EXCEPT shares on my USB drive attached via USB 3.0 hub on my desktop). In order to fix that (previous version of OSMC and Kodi on my old SD card could add these shares) i did change some settings on my desktop (mentioned in my previous post). Now I cannot add ANY of these shares (on desktop drive or on USB drive connected via USB hub.
Just now I copied my old “sources.xml” to the new install on Pi and changed back to SMB3 (on Kodi). Old SMB sources now show and when I click on them I can see the content, but if I want to add them as source again in order to scan them into library SMB source is empty?!?
So with context menu I set content (movie and TV Shows) re-scan them and they are in my library.
I changed exactly what I specified in first quote (plus on Kodi itself changed SMBv1. And I did that because I could not add SMB source. After all these changes result is the same I cannot add SMB source.
What is puzzling is that by coping sources.xml from my previous system onto the new one I CAN see them, I can via context menu assign content, scrape them with local info and add into library. So the system can see SMB sources if they are added in previous version but in this new build it won’t allow me to add any of these.
I can only think that if you have multiple shares and have already added some and used them with SMB3, you maybe can’t downgrade the connection to SMB1 to add another share. Try wiping passwords.xml then add the server instead of each individual share:
Once that’s there, you should be able to navigate to each share in turn and add them to the library.
Yeah I am good. But I am just worried that if I want to add another share I will not be able to use it. All my shares are set to be user/passwords free. But what I gathered reading all these threads is that nevertheless you have to provide the one you assign when you installed Win10.