Windows Share Manager

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Windows Share Manager is an application I’ve originally created for the Xtreamer Media Player & Streamer. It allows you to “fix” your network shares so the rights and users are properly setup so your player can access them properly. It also has the functionality to create and remove your shares.

Project Status:
Released, new version in development.

Download Windows Share Manager v1.2 (stable):
Windows Share Manager

Xtreamer Website:

v1.2 changelog:
Renamed program to: Windows Share Manager
Added refresh after dropping a folder to create a new share
Now checks if sharename already exists when creating a new share
If sharename already exists it will add a 2,3,4, and so on behind it.
Sharing Registry Fix function added to fix most xtreamer sharing issues (http://shop.xtreamer…7DServer+shares)
Added new program icon
Fixed taskbar icon

The next version of Windows Share Manager is in development with some neat new features.

We’ll might be adding support for mobile devices as well (android / windows phone).
iOS will be supported later as well.

Watch this video for instructions:

17 comments on “Windows Share Manager
  1. Joop Jasperse says:

    I am very pleased and satisfied with this program, however i run into a snag.

    I got several internal and external harddisks defined for share usage in my LAN and they work perfectly
    on all my devices PC, 2 laptops, mediaplayer.
    However i recently bought an Ipad mini and on this Ipad all but one of the defined harddisks can be accessed, 1 external harddisk, Physically exact the same as others used can not be accessed.
    I have it shared exactly the same as all others but it is no go. The Ipad gives an error message.
    The disk format is NTFS as all others.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Kind regards. Joop Jasperse

  2. dean beedell says:

    The download is corrupt or only there in part. Please fix.

  3. KoolAcid says:

    I had been struggling for ages trying to get Windows 7 to share folders without Homegroup (I hate the Public folder system), I could see folders on the network but did not have permission to access them, frustratingly I had a folder that was sharing perfectly, but all new shares failed in all directions.
    Your Windows Share Manager 1.2 fixed my network in a matter of seconds, brilliant program. As an added feature it would be wonderful to see what the program did to fix the problem in a log file etc. Was It user cockup or just a Microsoft overprotecting again.

  4. Paul says:

    Hallo Jan,

    Dagen zitten ploeteren om de rechten goed op te zetten voor mijn EM7380.
    Tot ik jou programma tegen kwam.
    Fixed in seconds !
    Best thing after the invention of the wheel !

    Hartelijk dank
    Groet Paul.

  5. Als says:


    Is it possible to use the latest version under Win 8.1 ?
    Sharing with my “Dune d1” still fails, with Win-XP was no problem.


    • Jan Kamp says:


      I’ve seen more reports from Windows 8.1 users having sharing issues, I will look into it and see if I can add anything useful to fix these problems in the next version.

  6. kykaku says:


    how do I revert back the settings changed by this app? I mean when we click the Fix Selected Share(s) button. The Proper Rights now appear YES in all share resources when it wasn’t beforres using the app.


  7. Gili says:

    Hi, any news on the new version?

    Using windows 8.1 with the old and good Xtreamer Sidewinder.

    Can’t see the shares on “Network Shares”.

    But I can see the shared folders and access it by going to: “Net >> Workgroup >> CumputerName >> SharedFolder” (which is a bit annoying doing that each time I want to watch something :-)

    Any help would be great. Thanks.

    • Pasi Saarela says:

      No problems with Windows 7 Pro, about two months ago i installed fresh 8.1 Pro (same components in PC) and after that i have not been able to see shared hard drive with Xtreamer.. Once when i tried this program for fun and made shares and uninstalled them, i saw one time only shared folder, i got access to it and saw files, after reboot of computer it stopped working. Problem is in 8.1 version of Windows.. Thanks in advance to get sharing to work :)

  8. Aart says:

    Hoewel een compleet ander onderwerp : Als ik mijn printer aansluit en share op een Windows 8.1 machine, lukt het me met geen mogelijkheid deze te benaderen vanaf m’n andere PC’s (met Windows 7 of 8.1). Zou het mogelijk zijn hiervoor ook een functie in je uitstekende programma in te bouwen ?
    ‘t Is tenslotte ook een “share” 😉

  9. TG says:

    Thank you in advance you have help a lot of us Xtreamer fans !

    i recently saw the xtreamer connecotor program that leads me to your site. I have a ultra 2 however i cant see my xtreamer on my network via the xtreamer connector ver1.

    Im not sure what im missing, OS is on Vista home.
    Where can i find the lastest version of xtreamer connector ver 2? is this out already

  10. Aarick says:

    Are you kidding me with this program??? Had some home networking sharing issues, I spent a good 3 hours messing with my network settings, googling solutions, disabling this, disabling that, messing with this messing with that. Happen to come across a link in a blog that brought me here. Downloaded the program and 2 clicks the problem was solved. Jan Kamp you’re a true life saver and a genius. Thank you!!!

  11. Richard Swain says:


    Using Windows Share Manager 1.2 and had ADMIN$ showing as a NO and NO problem.

    Clicking Fix Selected Shares gave and error below. Reboot and another attempt gave same error.

    Hope it helps. Great program and simple to use.



    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.
    at System.Security.AccessControl.Win32.SetSecurityInfo(ResourceType type, String name, SafeHandle handle, SecurityInfos securityInformation, SecurityIdentifier owner, SecurityIdentifier group, GenericAcl sacl, GenericAcl dacl)
    at System.Security.AccessControl.NativeObjectSecurity.Persist(String name, SafeHandle handle, AccessControlSections includeSections, Object exceptionContext)
    at System.Security.AccessControl.NativeObjectSecurity.Persist(String name, AccessControlSections includeSections, Object exceptionContext)
    at System.Security.AccessControl.NativeObjectSecurity.Persist(String name, AccessControlSections includeSections)
    at System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemSecurity.Persist(String fullPath)
    at System.IO.Directory.SetAccessControl(String path, DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)
    at System.IO.DirectoryInfo.SetAccessControl(DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)
    at SpareLib.WindowsSharing.WindowsShares.fixShare(String path)
    at WSM.frmMain.btnFixShare_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5485 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Richard/AppData/Roaming/WSM.exe
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5483 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5485 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5483 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Richard/AppData/Roaming/SpareLib.DLL
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5483 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Management/

    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging

    For example:

    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.

    • Jan Kamp says:

      Please make sure you are running the program as Administrator, then let me know if you still get the error message.

  12. Nikos Chandolias says:

    Hi, I own a Dune BD Prime 3 media player and a couple of days ago I’ve installed Win 8.1 Pro on my pc. Used Ubuntu for years now and never had any problem to access files located on my pc’s hard disks. Now I’m trying everything and everything fails. Tried your program, no luck. I can access all my pc shares from another pc running Win 8.1 and also from my Android phone, but I’m unable to access the shares from my media player. Any news of a Win 8.1 fix? Thanks in advance!

  13. C.B.Kromme says:

    met windows 7 en xtreamer sidewinder had ik het voor elkaar dat ik films kon streamen,
    maar nu met windows 10 schijnt dit weer gewijzigd te zijn, is deze share manager ook voor windows 10?

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