Windows 7 File Shares not showing all files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by puntloos, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. puntloos macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    Previously, I ran Windows XP on my home media server/player, and my OSX laptop could easily browse its shares without issue.

    I upgraded XP to Windows 7 Ultimate and:
    - My server doesn't automatically pop up in finder anymore (in the left-hand bar a 'network' icon used to pop up listing my server). Not a massive deal but I figured I'd mention it.
    - Suddenly, swaths of files disappear out of the folders. Some but not all files are there, and I say swaths since it seems to be a bit 'alphabetic'. I got files starting with c, and da-de but not df-e..

    Extra investigation:
    - When I create a temp folder on the server and move the files I want to see into it, everything works, so it doesn't have to do with the actual files or their names.
    - Using another Win7 machine to browse the same shares has no such problems.
  2. puntloos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    Tiny update:

    - No luck with Adobe Bridge or PathFinder, so it's not finder itself, more likely the kernel SMB stuff. Is there perhaps a way to tinker with mounting options, and if so, do any work?
  3. puntloos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011

    As it turns out, others have experienced the same issue with other hardware (Boxee) so this is likely Microsoft who somehow broke their software stack.

    Perhaps someone can find a 'compatibility switch' in Win7 that fixes things?
  4. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Some people in the Apple discussion Snow Leopard 10.6.4 not showing Windows 7 Machines on Finder's Shared. It might be worth a look.
  5. samdu macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2011
    I was Googling around for this same issue, found this thread, checked out the link on the Apple Support page and it wasn't exactly describing the same issue. But I did find a solution. A thread on another board mentioned that it might be an issue with Avast anti-virus on the Windows 7 box. If you're running Avast, do a manual program update (right click the icon in the system tray, select "Update ->" and choose "Program." Let it update and reboot when it requests it and it should be good to go. Worked on my machine. I can see everything on my Win7 box again from my MacBook.

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