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Windows 7 Media Streaming won't work after moving User directory with MKLINK

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  • I'm really hoping someone has an answer to this.  Just to get it out of the way, I am quite familiar with media sharing on Win7 & Vista and have previously had no issues.  I recently built a new machine and decided to explore moving my user directory in preparation for a system only SSD when I can afford one.  I moved the entire user directory (hidden system files and all) to another partition on the same drive and used MKLINK junction to create the link between the system and my data drive.  After doing so, i tried to click the "turn on media streaming" button in the Network and Sharing Center to no avail.  The button greys like it's performing a task but then resets and is clickable again without changing anything.  After doing so, none of my other media devices (DirecTV,Xbox360,PS3 and other win7 machine) can see the profile i'm wishing to share on my problem system.  They can, however, see media from the default admin account that came with win7.  I am also unable to stream media using WMP as well as Media Center.  I've also tried sharing individual media folders within my user the old fashioned way but that doesn't work either.  I should note that i've troubleshot the usual culprits (disabled/uninstalled all AV and Firewalls and toyed with certain services) but no help there either.  I'm fairly certain the problem comes from moving the user directory and i'm not the only one having this issue.  Please see the first URL below to find others having the same issue.  I've also attached the URL depicting virtually the same method i used to move the directory and junction.  If i've taken any wrong steps or just need to take additional steps to get this working, please let me know.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/cannot-turn-on-media-streaming-another-windows-7/b765ec7a-8c7a-4147-8645-fedc3a5fc991

     

    http://www.starkeith.net/coredump/2009/05/18/how-to-move-your-windows-user-profile-to-another-drive/

     

    8/move-the-users-directory-in-windows-7

     

    23 iunie 2011 00:29

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  • the last time I checked on this (you've seen the old Answers thread) the answer
    was that this "wasn't a supported scenario". This question comes up more and
    more with folks with hybrid SSD/HD machines.
     
    On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:29:53 +0000, haddy17 wrote:
     
    > If i've taken any wrong steps or just need to take additional steps to get this working, please let me know.
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    24 iunie 2011 09:00
  • haddy17 - I hope that I have a solution to your issues.

    I also had my user profile on a separate drive, and was running into the same issue that you described - and have it fixed.  At least for me, there was no issue with the user profile copy / move.  Instead, it is due to security permissions on the root of the new drive.  See http://blogger.ziesemer.com/2011/10/fixing-upnp-dlna-sharing-drive-windows.html#Solution for all of the details.

    Good luck!
    Mark A. Ziesemer
    1 octombrie 2011 21:36
  • Interesting. I have sent this in to some folks at Microsoft. thanks  for posting
    this.
     
    On Sat, 1 Oct 2011 21:36:58 +0000, Mark A. Ziesemer wrote:
     
    > Instead, it is due to security permissions on the root of the new drive
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    2 octombrie 2011 10:33