Vista Windows Media Center cannot access Windows 7 shared folders RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am attempting to access shared folders on my Windows 7 machine from Windows Media Center on a Vista laptop.  Through Windows Explorer - Network, I am able to access the Windows 7 shared folders and their contents without any issue.

    However, when I attempt to Add a folder to watch, it gives the following error message when the Vista Media Center performs it's scan:

    Windows Media Center did not detect any shared folders on your network. Make sure that your network is working correctly and that your folders are shared. TIP: Go to the Network Center to make sure your network is set up correctly.

    Any ideas how to make Vista Media Center recognize that there are shared folders on the Windows 7 machine?


    Friday, October 1, 2010 3:07 AM

All replies

  • I'm having the exact same problem, does anyone have a solution to this?
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 7:13 PM
  • I too have the exact same problem... Except that Vista Media Center cannot detect any shared folders from a Windows Home Server 2011 (based on Windows Server 2008 R2) machine.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Saturday, January 21, 2012 7:39 PM
  • Nobody???

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:24 PM