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FRITZ!Box 4040 Service

FRITZ!NAS does not display all available files and folders

Not all files or folders on a USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box are displayed on http://fritz.nas. When you use the Windows Explorer to access the USB storage device or connect the USB storage device to a computer, all of the files and folders are displayed.

Simply proceed as described below. After each measure, check whether the problem is solved.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box

  1. Install the latest FRITZ!OS on the FRITZ!Box.

2 Updating the file index

The FRITZ!Box only indexes files automatically if they are copied to http://fritz.nas using a web browser. Files copied to a USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box using the Windows Explorer or other applications are not displayed until the FRITZ!Box's file index is updated.

Use the FRITZ!Box user interface or a playback device or software that supports UPnP (for example a smartphone with VLC media player to update the file index:

Updating the file index using the FRITZ!Box user interface

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Storage (NAS)" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. In the table "Storage on the FRITZ!Box", click on "not created" or "was created" for every storage listed that contains files.

Updating the file index using UPnP

  1. Call up the FRITZ!Box media server on a playback device or software that supports UPnP.
  2. Click "File Index" and then "Start Indexing".

3 Folder "FRITZ" is not indexed

The FRITZ!Box does not index any files in the folder "FRITZ" because it uses the directory "FRITZ" as a cache and for its database files, for example for the media server. The FRITZ!Box only shows received faxes and messages recorded by the answering machine here (faxbox, voicebox), but not the folder "mediabox" or other files and directories.

If you saved files in the folder "FRITZ" or a subfolder of "FRITZ", set up the storage as a network drive and move the files to another directory.

4 Adjusting the FRITZ!Box user rights

If you enter a user name and password to access FRITZ!NAS, make sure that the respective FRITZ!Box user is allowed to access all of the folders:

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "FRITZ!Box Users" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click the (Edit) button for the user who should be allowed to access the storage (NAS).
  4. Click the "Add Directory" button.
  5. Enable the option "All storage available on the FRITZ!Box" and click "OK".

    ATTENTION!If you are using an IP telephone with the FRITZ!Box, then the user can access all of the messages recorded by the FRITZ!Box answering machine if you grant access to all folders.

  6. In the "Directory" section, assign the user read and write permission to the storage.
  7. Click "OK" to save the settings.