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i have a NAS (SilverStore 2-Drive NAS) in which i store all my FullHD video recordings.

The NAS shares the folders as public.

In fact from my windows 8 pc i can access them using Windows Explorer at this address:


I have an Android mini pc connected to my TV and I would like to access my videos from there.

Anyway when I try with Android Explorer is found as a network place, but if i try to open it it says "try another username/password?"

How to access from Android a shared folder that from Windows is seen as public?

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What's "Android Explorer"? Do you mean the default Web browser? Have you tried a file system app like ASTRO or ES File Explorer? – Al E. Aug 19 '13 at 0:38
This might be helpful: Access PC using tablet – Al E. Aug 19 '13 at 12:21
What is the protocol? SMB, NFS? Try Es file explorer? Or search google play for a network media player until you find one that uses the file sharing protocol your NAS is using so you can directly browse the network location from the media player. – Damon Aug 20 '13 at 8:15
@Damon it is SMB, but i found a way to access, see my own answer – user193655 Aug 29 '13 at 7:31
@AlEverett By "explorer" i mean the an app called "Eplorer" (wtih white icon made of paper boxes) that was alerady installed on my device. It is a tool to browse local folders, sd cards, usb and network places. – user193655 Aug 29 '13 at 7:33
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After trial and error I found the solution.

The protocol was SMB so to access a public file i found out i had to type user guest and passsword guest.

After that it worked.

And on next connection attempts i could also login using the "anonymous" flag in the login screen. I don't know if this a bug of the Explorer (this is the name) app i am using, anyway my problem was solved by using guest/guest.

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