Refresh a shared folder

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  1. theonematt

    theonematt Member

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    Hello,

    I've been sharing a folder with my Samsung Smart TV to allow me to watch video files. When I add a file to that folder however it takes hours before appearing on the Smart TV. I've tried turning the TV on and off but no avail. I feel that I need to somehow refresh the folder to allow it to show up on the TV. Anyone know where I am going wrong?

    P.S I'm using the 'share with' feature in the toolbar on the top.
     
  2. badrobot

    badrobot Senior Member

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    How do you add the file? wireless? Depending on the file size of the movie, it may take a while before the transfer of your files may get completed. It's also like downloading a movie. Transfer speeds depend on network speed.
     
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    I just add the file to the folder that I have shared with my network for other devices to access. My laptop has to be on for the files to appear so they don't upload anywhere do they? I thought they just appeared to other devices so they can access the file from my laptop?
     
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    badrobot Senior Member

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    Maybe you just need to restart your TV or the program on your TV that access the folder so that the new added files will appear.
     

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