Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

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Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

Post by RobertoM » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:09 pm

Hi,

Recently I installed XnView on a notebook with Windows 7 installed.
After I managed to let Windows Explorer recognize our network drives everything looked fine in different apps.
However, in XnView the network drives are NOT shown in the folder tree of XnViews browser.

It's not that XnView cannot access them totally: using the "File Open" menu option I can access the network drives through the Windows Explorer window that shows up.

Is this a bug? I would love to see the network drives in the XnView browser itself, really.

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Re: Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

Post by xnview » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:21 pm

Strange, what do you see in network??
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Re: Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

Post by RobertoM » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:59 pm

Hi,

Sorry for replying this late.
See the following image: Image

On the left you see the folder tree in the XnView prowser folder panel. On the right you see the Windows Explorer panel showing up when I "Open" a file in the XnView browser.
Note that the three network drive mounts "net_gedeeld, net_marga and net_roberto are not visible in the XnView browser folder panel. (No, also not under "Netwerk"; that "folder" is empty).

Note: The Freecom networkdrive software for making drives visible in Windows Explorer could not be run on Windows7.
Therefore I created the mounts manally in Windows Explorer by:
= mouse over "Computer"
= Right-click mouse and select "add network location"
(or something alike; I just translate now from Dutch). From there I was able to access the network drives from any program I tried so far but XnView.
After restarting Windows the networkdrives are still there in Wndows Explorer but never in XnView-Browser.

In Windows XP I had no problems with accessing (2 connected) networkdrives through XnView. I want this notebook letting access only one network drive.

PS: the above visible network drives are physically only three indvidual "shared" (according network drive admin setup) folders on one network drive (called UVW) and on one partition. For each folder I had to make an individual network location in Windows Explorer.

Hope this helps,

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Re: Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

Post by xnview » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:00 pm

And if you go in 'network' tree??
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Re: Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

Post by RobertoM » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:12 pm

You would like that huh? :-))) No sorry, see the anticipating note in my previous post: "(No, also not under "Netwerk"; that "folder" is empty)".

The drives are simply not any where whatever folder or drive I expand/ collapse in the XnView browser panel.

I think the "network" tree from Windows (empty on the laptop) contains only folders being defined as "shared folders" in Windows itself.
See below the XnView browser panel on my Windows XP computer (not Win7 laptop!): all network drives (U...Z) are visible and the separate network panel is not empty (guess I once added a shared folder on my computer).
Image

Something more explained about network drives:
I have two physical network drives, each having four folders on them.
I only CAN access a folder on a network drive through the LAN if I define it as a "shared folder" in the network drive setup (accessible though an IP address).
I have defined three folders per network drive to be shared.
To actually access it over the network I first have to mount a network location in Windows: I can ONLY mount network locations that I previously defined as "shared folders" on my network drives.
In Windows XP mounted network locations appear as extra drives with unique drive letters. In Windows 7 I don't see drive letters attached but the network locations are NOT in the "network tree" (not in Windows Explorer nor in XnView).
That's a bit different than defining "shared folders" in Windows itself (folders on the computer accessible by other (Windows?) computers when both computers are switched on and have an active network connection). Also it seems shared folders seem to appear in the "network tree" and not as individual drives.

Is the XnView browser panel something you "borrow" from Windows or is it something you created your own? The layout looks different from the folder order in Windows Explorer.
If it's something you created on your own then there might be something going wrong in Windows 7. Because when I "file- open" a file in XnView then a native Windows Explorer window pops up that does show my mounted network drives.

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Re: Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

Post by RobertoM » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:30 pm

No follow ups on this issue?

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Re: Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

Post by xnview » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:10 pm

I'll check the problem...
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Re: Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

Post by stussy » Thu May 03, 2012 7:01 pm

I guess the problem still exist. When I right click (browse with XnView) on a folder that is on a network location, Xnview opens the location but does not show me the folder tree? So I can not browse images/folders :( honestly, it is quite annoying and I don't wanna change to another software. Is it possible to fix it?

thanks

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Re: Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

Post by marsh » Fri May 04, 2012 2:23 am

I can't test it. I want to chime in and mention settings listed in wiki in case they have some effect.
From,
http://wiki.xnview.com/index.php/UI-less_Settings
CheckNetFolder

When enabled, XnView will check if subfolders exist on network drives when updating the folder tree pane in XnView's browser.
Value: Boolean (1/0), disabled by default
Broken ==> viewtopic.php?t=11011
NetworkTree

When enabled, XnView hides the My Network and Network drive trees in the folder tree pane.
Value: Boolean (1/0), disabled by default

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[SOLVED] Re: Networkdrive access in XnView browser (Win7)

Post by Arkadiusz_Sikorski » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:27 am

Solution to fix Networkdrive access in XnView browser
  • To configure the EnableLinkedConnections registry value, follow these steps:
  • Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
  • Locate and then right-click the following registry subkey:

    Code: Select all

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    [/b]
  • Point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  • Type

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    EnableLinkedConnections
    [/b], and then press Enter.
  • Right-click EnableLinkedConnections, and then click Modify.
  • In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  • Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937624

SYMPTOMS
After you turn on User Account Control in Windows Vista or in Windows 7, programs may be unable to access some network locations. This problem may also occur when you use the command prompt to access a network location.

Note To turn on User Account Control, you click Allow in a User Account Control dialog box.


Important This workaround may make your system unsafe. Microsoft does not support this workaround. Use this workaround at your own risk.

To work around this problem, configure the EnableLinkedConnections registry value. This value enables Windows Vista or Windows 7 to share network connections between the filtered access token and the full administrator access token for a member of the Administrators group. After you configure this registry value, LSA checks whether there is another access token that is associated with the current user session if a network resource is mapped to an access token. If LSA determines that there is a linked access token, it adds the network share to the linked location.

To configure the EnableLinkedConnections registry value, follow these steps:
Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
Locate and then right-click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Type EnableLinkedConnections, and then press Enter.
Right-click EnableLinkedConnections, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

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