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    Hello, I'm trying to map a Verbatim Desktop External NAS Drive. In my Network folder, I right-click on the drive and select the Map Network Drive option. This opens a dialog box where I select a Drive letter of my choice. After clicking Finish I'm prompted with a Windows Security dialog box with Username / Password fields. I enter them using my MS Account credentials but I get an 'Access is denied' error. Screen shot attached. What am I doing wrong? Many thanks!
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    What is the exact model of the NAS?
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    A lot of NAS now have their own login credentials , often the default is admin/<no password> , admin/password or admin/changeme

    If you have your original instructions booklet for the NAS , check in there to see if it mentions what it is...

    Or if you know the login , use that instead of your MS login details.
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    The model is 96571
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    That is not a NAS. That is a USB drive that you just plug into your computer. How do you have it connected to your network? Is it plugged into a Router that has the capability of becoming a USB drive share server? If so, what is the model# and manufacturer of the router?
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    The manufacturer site read 'NAS', but anyway it is connected to my router. I'll need to get the model number for you and post it here. Thanks broe23.
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    Your router should have settings for username and password, for USB drives. Most likely the Username & Password will be the same as the router.

    As for Verbatum stating that it is a NAS. That is incorrect. It is a USB External drive. Call it false marketing.
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    You're suggesting that I input the same username / password combination I would use for my router.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jipr1217 View Post
    You're suggesting that I input the same username / password combination I would use for my router.
    Yes that is correct. Try that and see what happens. If you cannot locate the CD that came with the router for the User Manual. You can download the manual from the router mfg website support section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jipr1217 View Post
    Hello, I'm trying to map a Verbatim Desktop External NAS Drive. In my Network folder, I right-click on the drive and select the Map Network Drive option. This opens a dialog box where I select a Drive letter of my choice. After clicking Finish I'm prompted with a Windows Security dialog box with Username / Password fields. I enter them using my MS Account credentials but I get an 'Access is denied' error. Screen shot attached. What am I doing wrong? Many thanks!
    Hello jipr1217, try changing the lanman server settings as outlined in the following link. These setting have been used many times to access Windows servers and certain NAS boxes.

    https://www.eightforums.com/network-s...tml#post177162
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