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I am able to acccess my samba shares on my main harddisk just fine on all networked PC's. However when I installed a new harddisk and setup everything the same way as the old folders, when trying to connect via my windows 7 laptop I get:

windows cannot connect to \\computer\folder

I have double checked all settings and everything is exactly the same in the smb.conf and folder permissions.

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Did you restart smbd and nmbd? What is the output of smbtree? –  josten Feb 4 '13 at 7:06

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