Easily Fix Kodi Error 2 Share not Available [Complete Guide]

Kodi is a useful open-source media player software. The application makes it easier to share media across multiple devices but some users have been reaching out to us with Kodi Error 2 Share Not Available message that they see on their screens. This error prevents users from being able to share or access files on different devices.

kodi error 2 share not available
Kodi error 2 share not available

Make sure to implement all the solutions that we have listed in this article and also to read through the reasons due to which the error occurs in the first place. In addition to that, start implementing the solutions in the same manner in which they have been presented and stop when you have fixed the error 2 share not available Kodi issue.

What Causes the Kodi Error 2 Share Not Available Issue?

After going through the majority of the listed solutions, we concluded that the following must be the paramount reasons due to which it is triggered.

  • Account Permissions: It is possible that you haven’t properly given permissions due to which the Kodi Error 2 Share Not Available issue is being seen. Therefore, we suggest that you try and fix this issue by applying the solution that we have mentioned below.
  • Network Connection: The network connection that you are using might also be responsible in certain cases for this error. In order to circumvent or confirm this, you can follow the solution below to identify errors with your network connection.

Now that we have taken you through almost all of the listed solutions, you can finally start implementing the solutions.

Fixing Kodi Error 2 Share Not Available issue:

Solution 1: Look Into Account Permissions

Changing some permission settings might help you solve this error. The error might be occurring due to certain devices not having permission. Perform these checks for ensuring the account permissions:

  1. Check the “Settings” of the shared folder to ensure that the account the other device is signed in to has access to the shared folder.
  2. Make sure that the device “Permission Settings” allow these devices to access the shared folder.

Solution 2: Try Rebooting

If you are facing the Kodi error 2 for the first time in a long time, then it might be that a small bug or error is causing this share not available message. The solution, in this case, is easier than most of the troubleshooting procedures:

  1. Turn your device “OFF” and do not turn it “ON” for 5-10 minutes.
    Turn OFF kodi
    Turn OFF Kodi Device
  2. Plug the device back in and turn it “ON”.

Doing this alone might be able to trigger some connection to the network and solve the share not available error.

Solution 3: Log Out Of Your Kodi Account

If turning the device off doesn’t help to solve the error, then logging out of your Kodi account might do it. Follow the steps below:

  1. “Log Out” of the Kodi account from the device on which you’re facing the error and restart the device.
    Logging Off
    Logout Kodi Account
  2. “Log In” to the Kodi account from the device and try to open the shared folder.

This is a relatively simple solution to try and has been reported quite effective by the users to resolve the error 2 share not available kodi.

Solution 4: Check the Network Connection

To access a shared folder on some device, Kodi requires the device on which the media is stored and the device on which it is to be accessed to have the same network connection. This is an important condition due to security reasons. So you could be getting the Kodi error 2 just because your devices are not connected to the same network. Make sure that the device you wish to access the media from and the device it is stored in, are both connected to the same network.

Solution 5: Add SMB to Kodi

  1. Go to the bottom of the “Browse For New Shares” list and select “Add Network Location”.
  2. In the add network window, select “Windows Network (SMB)” for the protocol option and then select the server name.
    Choose the Windows Network option
    Choosing the Windows Network Option
  3. For the “Type In the Network Address Of Your Server” option type, type in your device name.
    Note: If you do not know your device name follow these steps:

Press the “Window + I” keys together to go to Settings and then select “System>About” from the left pane.

Choose System Option
Choose System Option

On the very top of the window, you will see the “Device Name” under Device Specifications.

  1. Once you know the device name then in the “Shared Folder” option mention the name of the folder you wish to add.
  2. Sharing the folder might require a “Username & Password”, enter the credentials if needed and select “OK”.
  3. Now you should be able to see the shared file in the “Browse For A New Share” list.

Following these steps, you can add an SMB source to Kodi. In some cases this procedure solved the Kodi share not available error quite effectively.

Follow the above-indexed procedures to get rid of the problem but for any further queries or concerns feel free to Contact Us here.

Alan Adams

Alan is a hardcore tech enthusiast that lives and breathes tech. When he is not indulged in playing the latest video games, he helps users with technical problems that they might run into. Alan is a Computer Science Graduate with a Masters in Data Science.
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