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[Tips] XiaoMi Mini Router USB Hard Drive access from Windows.

2015-11-30 06:30:00
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This post was edited by RiRomain at 05:25, Jan-18-2016

A little explanation on how to access the USB Hard Drive connected to the XiaoMi Mini Router (see for partial info).

Simply plug the HDD to the USB port of the router. I've search wich format to use and find out that FAT and NTFS are supported. The HDD can also contain several partition without problem.
First connect the HDD to the router. Then go on the mobile app, click on the file tab, the HDD will be analysed by the app (took about 2 minutes).
Then go on Device tab, click on the device you want to use the HDD from and activate ``Router hard drive access``.
Then on windows right click on ``This PC`` and choose ``Add a network location``. Click ``Next``, choose ``Choose a custom network location`` and in the next page enter ``\\\XiaoMi-usb0``, click ``Next`` choose a name for the name and you are all set :-)
If you have several partition simply add a second network location with the address: ``\\\XiaoMi-usb1``, etc.

With this technique you don't need to install the app on your computer to access the HDD (I have the english version of Xiaomi Mini with firmware 2.2.105)
2015-11-30 06:30:00
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I connected the USB hard-drive to the router, and then let the app scan for it. It kept going till 99% and then failed. PC version of the software couldn't even detect the hard drive.

When I log in to the router as Admin I can see the hard drive connected under the storage tab and it also shows the total and the used storage capacity of the drive.

Yet no luck seeing the drive on the mobile app as well as the desktop app(windows)

Any help will be much appreciated
2015-12-01 04:06:55

2016-01-05 08:27:25

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i was using smoothly and then now it say "permission write or read" for hdd is asking. srry for my bad eng
2016-01-23 05:01:43

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@waylianmong: maybe windows sets some permission on the drive when writing on it, you can plug your HDD to a computer and check the set permission.
2016-01-24 06:40:16
thanks for sharing.
2016-01-24 09:13:26
I did it but when I'm trying to accsess it it's requesting username and password..
2016-01-26 15:04:16
2016-01-27 06:32:03
2016-01-27 06:33:36
I am unable to access USB drive on windows 10 but able to access on windows 7. Is there any special permission or update I need to make?
2016-03-10 14:05:26

You see your HDD into router GUI Page? And dont use PC Aplication is bugged, and never will show your disk. Use android app, and allow access to your devices to HDD.
2016-06-24 18:04:10
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