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Sharing name issues.

  1. #1

    Sharing name issues.

    I have a WDLive and has a name of ZDrive

    I used to be able to \\Zdrive and access my folders. Now i have to input \\192.168.x.x

    any idea why????

    This is 8.1 RTM


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  2. #2

    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

    Did you change your DNS server at all? Can you follow this tutorial and upload your ipconfig for us to review - Network Posting Tips

    Many thanks,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro

    type nslookup from a command prompt and see if the DNS server info is correct

    if it's wrong , type IPConfig /FlushDNS to try and clear the error.

    Otherwise you may not have a DNS server set up correctly.

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