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  1. anthonyng's Avatar
    My first expectation of windows phone 8.0 on my 920 was to connect to my NAS via regular network share. Was a downer. Felt so lucky RT was able to at least.
    01-31-2015 01:19 AM
  2. DaveBudgetman's Avatar
    I would love this feature. It's shocking that the files app doesn't give you the option. I use network shares all the time on my android device.
    02-22-2015 01:54 PM
  3. ODwyerPW's Avatar
    If we had even elementary WorkGroup/HomeGroup functionality to share items between our Windows 10 Desktops, Windows 10 Laptops, Windows 10 Tablets and Windows 10 Phones over the Wifi we have in our house or even just dropping something from our phone to the printer,... well, then it would 'just work' wouldn't it. It seems simple enough to all of us early adopters of Windows Phone. That was the kind of collaboration as I was hoping for between my Windows 10 powered devices.
    08-26-2015 05:41 PM
  4. Nikolai Kuzbanovsky's Avatar
    This feature has to be implemented! I am wondering how it is not. And as I see people have been asking for this feature since 2012....

    Some guy before suggested emailing the files to ourselves... How convenient!!! I hadn't thought of it, congratulations.
    09-22-2015 08:07 AM
  5. Cruachan 11's Avatar
    This feature has to be implemented! I am wondering how it is not.
    I'm going to go with Microsoft want you to buy something from them. OneDrive has been suggested by several people, MS want everyone to use Office 365 which includes OneDrive for Business.

    If this functionality does come it'll be from a 3rd party app rather than built-in IMO. It's not native in Android, I've got a Nexus 7 tablet and use ES File Explorer to access my NAS.
    09-22-2015 08:25 AM
  6. ajj3085's Avatar
    I can't think of a use-case where that would be beneficial...
    Copying files to or from my PC is a good use case, since Bluetooth doesn't seem to be an option.
    09-22-2015 08:29 AM
  7. ajj3085's Avatar
    On a phone? Well, whatever floats your boat.
    But SharePoint etc is the way to go. And the way for MS to rake in some licensing costs.
    I'd wash my hands of any file server that my users had file access to from phones.
    How would it be any different than users accessing the share through their PC?
    09-22-2015 08:33 AM
  8. ajj3085's Avatar
    Either way, as I mentioned above, there's already a solution, and it only costs $1.49.
    Irrelevant. You could say the same thing about the flashlight functionality, yet it was built in anyway.
    09-22-2015 08:36 AM
  9. Nikolai Kuzbanovsky's Avatar
    I'm going to go with Microsoft want you to buy something from them. OneDrive has been suggested by several people, MS want everyone to use Office 365 which includes OneDrive for Business.

    If this functionality does come it'll be from a 3rd party app rather than built-in IMO. It's not native in Android, I've got a Nexus 7 tablet and use ES File Explorer to access my NAS
    Well on PCs it is native, not third party, and it is supposed to be "one OS".
    Moreover, on android there is an option, for android to windows!! Yet windows10 to wondows 10 it is impossible. This is laughable.
    And no, onedrive is no solution, they are different things.
    09-22-2015 05:07 PM
  10. linda kamu's Avatar
    there is a walk around, it is not exactly the same, but at least you have the option to stream videos from local network.

    you can share files with DLNA, this function is built in in Windows just need to enable it.

    Unfortunately I can't link in any think as this is a new registration, but copy this in google and check the first match:
    How to Turn Your Computer Into a DLNA Media Server

    (and you have the option to add custom folder in windows media player, once when you set up dlna)

    after then you can stream movies from your windows phone with any player that support dlna
    for example: smart player
    Maurizio Troso likes this.
    12-15-2015 05:02 PM
  11. Christopher J Shea's Avatar
    Hi All,

    Agreed, MS hasn't made this turnkey... I don't know what native CIFS/SMB support will ultimately be included in the Windows 10 Mobile "public release" because it is not yet available and am currently using WP 8.1 in a WS2012R2/W10 environment.

    However, I can provide some real-world, here-today, use-them-myself-daily, broadly-inclusive COTS solutions for many of the genuine use-case scenarios mentioned in this thread (addressed from a "Windows Phone" orientation). These solutions can be secured for local as well as internet connection (application security and website/server security) and may be helpful for many home, personal cloud and SOHO deployments:

    If you want front-end GUIs and care to invest the time:
    1. PLEX for all multimedia except eBooks [Free server, free web client, $5 app].
    2. CALIBRE for eBooks [Free server & free web client/your ebook app].
    3. SHAREPOINT for anything else that can benefit from SharePointing (YMMV) [License fees].

    For general-purpose phone access:
    4. METRO FILE MANAGER for SMB access to network file shares using your Windows login credentials [Free/$2 app & streams videos over LAN nicely].
    5. MS REMOTE DESKTOP phone app for direct access to your desktop/network using your Windows login credentials [Free].

    For access from the Internet (if not already implemented elsewhere), please consider:
    6. DNSExit IP Updater creates static Internet address pointing to your dynamic address (most home users) [Free].
    7. SSL CERTIFICATE for secured access to your cloud/domain, traffic encryption and basic defense against man-in-the-middle attacks [~$5+ from Comodo, etc.].

    My short answer to the original poster (as this thread & answer has wandered around a bit) is try the "METRO FILE MANAGER" app for Windows Phone.

    r/Chris
    01-08-2016 12:09 PM
  12. mjf196's Avatar
    I have been using the free Total Commander app to access my local SMB/Cifs shares at home with username/password authentication. Seems to work ok a bit slow.
    PPCFreak likes this.
    01-09-2016 06:02 AM
  13. anthonyng's Avatar
    I want to stream from my network shares. Smart Player finds my DLNA server ok, but I can't seem to pick a player like VLC instead of the one inside smart player
    jhoff80 likes this.
    01-14-2016 11:41 AM
  14. Fred Shumacher's Avatar
    OS based Windows Network support is crucial feature and It would be amazing if with win 10 this would not be included.. Truly needed BASIC feature!
    02-10-2016 05:29 AM
  15. rexii23's Avatar
    Metro File Manager sees the my SMB shares. Can also stream video with it too. I love it and paid for the pro version.
    02-21-2016 01:19 AM
  16. nailzer's Avatar
    Pc Remote Pro is brilliant for that (locally) .... and very reasonably priced
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    02-21-2016 07:36 PM
  17. Chippy757's Avatar
    This feature is what the Windows on any device should have and it's a shame it is taking MS forever to figure one out. Once on local network, just add file and printer sharing. Bingo!
    wgrs likes this.
    02-22-2016 02:52 PM
  18. DracheMitch's Avatar
    I think you're misunderstanding how OneDrive works.
    And the point I was getting at is that there's no need to move the files at all...
    I think YOU are misunderstanding how OneDrive works. It requires external network resources in an age of metred internet even for home broadband users, and the files must be stored on Microsoft's hardware, where at their will they can or can be forced ro allow a third party access.
    12-27-2016 08:05 PM
  19. Daedriel's Avatar
    If all you want to do is stream media via your homegroup, VLN works great, all you have to do is share the relevant folders to your homegroup (I'm using Win7 for this).
    01-04-2017 01:11 PM
  20. hotphil's Avatar
    I think YOU are misunderstanding how OneDrive works.
    I suspect not ;-)

    It requires external network resources in an age of metred internet even for home broadband users
    Yes, but that would also be the case if remotely accessing them over that same metred link.

    , and the files must be stored on Microsoft's hardware,
    yes. but there is the option to have that as not the only copy

    where at their will they can or can be forced ro allow a third party access.
    not an issue for most people. and MS fight fairly hard against those kind of things.

    No real misunderstanding on cloud technologies.
    02-04-2017 09:41 PM
  21. EspHack's Avatar
    I wonder whats their response when a business asks about network shares and their so called enterprise mobile OS, I guess nobody is asking
    02-24-2017 12:17 PM
  22. hotphil's Avatar
    I wonder whats their response when a business asks about network shares and their so called enterprise mobile OS, I guess nobody is asking
    Yep, no decent sysadmin would ask them to provision such a thing!
    02-24-2017 04:58 PM
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