Computer: Windows 7 Home Premium
Router: Asus RT-N66U
Network Storage: QNap T212 2-bay NAS
NAS Name: HOMENET
NAS Local IP: 192.168.1.50, Fixed
When i want to use the NAS from my local computer, i usually just navigate to it through the Network section of Windows Explorer. It shows up as HOMENET, and i can just drag and drop files back and forth, like any other drive.
Now, HOMENET has disappeared from Explorer, and i can’t get it back. I’ve tried to map a network drive, both from Windows Explorer, and from the software that came with the NAS. I’ve also tried navigating to the NAS in Explorer, using \HOMENET and \192.168.1.50, but when i try that i get:
When i try to have Windows diagnose the problem, it can’t find a solution. The error number is 0x80004005. I’ve looked it up, but haven’t found a solution.
When i click on Network, it does show HOMENET under “Other Devices,” but when i double-click on the icon, instead of opening the folders, it redirects me to the NAS IP address in my browser.
The odd thing about all this is that i can see and use the NAS from the computer in every other way. I can access it through my browser just fine. I can access it via FTP using Filezilla. I can ping it from the command line. I also have PureSync synchronization software set up to back up my local files to the NAS, and the sync still works fine.
The only place that can’t work with the NAS is Windows Explorer.
Also, my own computer appears in my Network places in Explorer, as DESKTOP. Now, when i click on it, Explorer tells me that \DESKTOP is not accessible. How can my own computer, the one i’m actually using, not be accessible on its (my) own network.
It’s not clear to me exactly when this problem began, because i’ve been busy and haven’t tried to access the NAS in about a week. I ran some Windows updates recently, so i guess it could have been that.
Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions, i’d be happy for the help.