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Sharing media folder to Android, no luck

  1. #1


    Houston TX
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1, Linux, Android, Mac

    Sharing media folder to Android, no luck


    Hello Forum

    I've been trying to share a folder from my win8.1 laptop. Primary use will be to watch movies on Android Apple tablets and phones, and a raspberry pi running xbmc.

    On the android tablet, using ES File Explorer, I can't get past the password prompt. I've tried logging in as my self, I've tried anonymous, always asking for a password, and there is no correct password.

    I've read several guides that suggest it should be easy, but I'm struggling at this one step.

    I'm most frustrated, because I know I solved this about 3 months ago, and was able to connect from a boxee box. Unfortunately, I didn't bookmark, and my google-fu is coming up short.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Houston TX
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1, Linux, Android, Mac


    So a different android file browser, AndSMB, connects just fine, but doesn't stream. ES File Explorer appears to be partly at fault. I don't have the pi with XBMC online now, so can't test.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Sharing media folder to Android, no luck
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