I can't seem to see the files in the folders from my shared folder. I turned all of the password and everything off for ease. But it doesn't seem to work. I can see the folders and everything. But not the files. Just folders.

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    – Andrew T.
    Feb 25 at 9:24

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Most apps that can access SMB/CIFS shares only support SMBv1 which is deprecated and disabled on new Windows systems. Windows 10 by default only suports SMBv2 and SMBv3.

SMBv1 is mainly disabled because of security problems that simplify an infection of your computer e.g. by a worm.

From what I have read ES-FileExplorer currently only supports SMBv1. Therefore I assume this may be the cause for the problem you have observed.

The number of apps that support at least SMBv2 is currently not very long. The following apps seem to support SMBv2 or at least claim to do so:


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