In an effort to keep this thread as helpful as possible, I would like anyone having this issue to make a post with just the important information.
If you are having the same issue, reply with:
1.Error message if any (and the boxee menu screen that throws the error)
2.Share type (most likely SMB since that's what we're seeing)
3.Share OS and architecture (linux\freenas\windows etc x86\x64)
Could not access file, directory or device. (This happens when trying to create a new share under files-local folders)
Accessing old shares fails with no error message
2.Share type is SMB
3.The share is housed on a windows 7 x64 computer
If you have troubleshooting steps you would like others to try, please reply with the steps you took so the community can recreate them. If troubleshooting steps work for you, quote that post and let us know it worked.
UPDATE: So far 1.2 seems to have broken SMB shares as local file sources. My workaround until a fix is released is to use boxee media manager on my pc to share out the folders. This setup is not ideal for long term use as starting a video takes a good 20-25 seconds of 'thinking' on the box before any video displays.
I am working with someone from boxee support named Kosta Bryman. He suggested I do the following on my Windows box however the setting was undefined and I had no success after changing the setting to the recommended value.
Open "Administrative Tools" > "Local Security Policy"
Browse to "Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options"
Change the value of "Network security: LAN Manager authentication level" from
"Send NTLMv2 response only" to
"Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated"
Suggestions from Marcel. Thank you, Marcel
Kosta Bryman, Aug-16 12:30 pm (EDT):
The issue you are having is a bug in the last update, you can follow the progress on this jira ticket, we will continue the troubleshooting there.