View Full Version : Managing a networked drive

03-04-2009, 04:20 PM
I have a hard drive connected directly to my Linksys WRT610N router as Network storage. It is predominantly used to store media to stream through the router wirelessly to my media adapter connected to a TV. The drive appears as Z: in my computer (VISTA), I can click into it and see all my folders but I can't create a folder. Unless I go into one of the folders and then I can create a folder, cut it, paste it back up the hierachy. That seems to work.

I have 3 users Attached file: Drive.jpg (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Drive.jpg) (39 KB) when I try to apply full rights to any of them Attached file: drive_2.jpg (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/drive_2.jpg) (38 KB) and click 'apply', all the rights disappear again.

I want to remove unnecessary users and ensure full access to those that remain. Whose unknown users and unix???

03-04-2009, 05:20 PM
Is it a USB hard drive or does it connect via ethernet?

03-04-2009, 05:24 PM
connected by USB into the back of the router.

03-04-2009, 05:30 PM
So you must be able to log in to the router and configure the attached USB HDD??
You should be able to adjust security access etc from there.

03-04-2009, 05:51 PM
For some reason I can see the folder but not the contents on TV screen via my media extender. But I can see folders and contents shared from my PC though.

03-04-2009, 05:52 PM
From what I've read Vista doesn't play nicely with the NAS of the WRT610N when the filesystem is NTFS.

Try Fat32 and see if that fixes it. Bear in mind you won't be able to copy files large than 4gb and max hard drive size supported is 2TB I think.


03-04-2009, 09:40 PM
This is driving me nuts. I finally figured out how to map the network drive. Now I want to populate a folder on the network drive with files. When I navigate to the folder I want to use and try and paste in the files it says I need permission. Attached file: 11238747990.jpg (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/11238747990.jpg) (26 KB)

How do I take control of the NAS drive and get permissions? I tried changing them in properties/security but it said permission denied.

03-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Follow the instructions here on how (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/) to take ownsership of the drive, download the reg hack to add "Take Ownership" to the right click menu.

EDIT: Or, just run this comamnd from cmd(run cmd as admin):

takeown /f Z: /r /d y
icacls Z: /grant administrators:F /t

03-04-2009, 09:55 PM
Thanks, Take ownershipdidn't work. I got the same message again.

I tried those command lines but I think I got the syntax wrong. Can you express them a little bit clearer? Not quite sure about spacings and capitalizations etc...

03-04-2009, 10:12 PM
How did you create the media folder? Does the external HDD has a interface that allows you to create shares and assign permissions?

03-04-2009, 10:16 PM
Heres a screenshot with instructions:

Once you pree enter after you type the command there should be lots of scrolling text.

03-04-2009, 10:53 PM
So have you checked the web config page of the router to see if there is any control there for changing security/ownership settings?