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Creating a pair that includes a NAS (network accessible storage) RRS feed

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  • Prior to my laptop moving from win 7 to Win 10, I had no problem creating a SyncToy pair consisting of a NAS (a WD My Cloud) and an external HDD. Now when I attempt to create a pair, and thus browse the list of folders, the NAS is not visible in the list. The current version of SyncToy is 2.1.0.0, built 19/10/2009. How do I overcome this please? TIA .... Greg
    Monday, June 10, 2019 11:36 AM

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  • Your problem is SyncToy and the underlying Framework are old, and depend upon SMB V1 to "see" a remote machine and traverse the directory tree.  Most systems have depreciated SMB V1, the server-side at least.  If you can turn it back on in the remote machine it'll work again.  Your NAS probably disabled it via a recent update as a [wise] security precaution.

    That old framework will fallback to another method if SMBv1 fails for it;  if you make an "MS Windows Compatable" SHARE on the remote it can access that SHARE correctly using the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" protocol, assuming you have set the share's permissions correctly - it'll need full access basically.

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    Friday, June 21, 2019 8:24 PM