How Do I Share PC Folders with SHIELD

Updated 09/29/2021 02:08 PM

How Do I Share PC Folders with SHIELD?

This article covers issues using your SHIELD to access folders on your PC when connected on the same network.

If you are having issues using your PC to access folders on SHIELD, see this article.

To connect your SHIELD to a PC, you will need to:

  • Enable File Sharing on your PC
  • Mount network storage on your SHIELD

Enable File Sharing

To access folders from your PC on your local network, you will need to enable file sharing in Windows. This article has instrutcions on enabling this feature.

Mount networks storage on your SHIELD

On your SHIELD select Settings > Storage & reset > Mount network storage and select your PC from the list. When complete, your SHIELD will have access to any folders shared to that account.

Not Recommended: Enabling SMBv1 compatible server on your PC

Due to security reasons, SMBv1 server compatibility has been disabled in recent Windows 10 updates. To re-enable this protocol, follow these instructions

  • Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows feature on/off - > SMB1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support - > Enable SMB1.0/CIFS server
  • In “Network and Sharing Center”, click “Change Advanced sharing settings”, turn on network discovery
  • In “Network and Sharing Center”, click “Change Adapter Settings”, go to NIC Properties\IPv4 Properties\Advenced\Wins tab, select Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
  • In Services console, ensure Computer Browser and Workstation services are running
  • Run “regedit” to open Registry Editor, navigate to “\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services \Browser\Parameters”, ensure the “MaintainServerList” is set to Yes or Auto
  • In the same location of registry, ensure that at least one computer in each subnet, has the “IsDomainMaster” REG_SZ key set as True.
  • Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings - > Click on All Networks and select Turn off password protected sharing.
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