OK I have not given up on this problem. I found a similar problem on another post but his fix did not help me but this quote caught my eye
Lets establish if the standard linkages for media drives are in place. First get the device number of your drive. Now from a terminal session:
ls -al /mnt/device
You should see a list of disk devices in there that are just a number. One number per device, and one of the should be the number you noted above. For instance if the device number is 30, then....
drwxrwxrwx root root 0 2009-08-15 20:15 30
The first bit are the permissions and ownership - check these are the same as above. (drwxrwxrwx root root) Now...
I did this an I got the following with 35 being my share with pictures that I can see from MD but not web admin
dcerouter_1006050:/mnt/device# ls -l
drwxrwx--- 5 root 11578 0 2009-12-13 17:09 35
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2010-01-08 16:13 37
The I continued to follow the directions bellow:
ls -al /mnt/device/30
You should get a directory listing of what is on that drive starting with public and user_1/2. Do a few more ls's into the directories to confirm that the content is all there. If so, then at least you know that the drive is 1) accessible and 2) mounted correctly.
Now LinuxMCE patches each of the media folders into the correct media library location using symbolic links. Do a,
and I got these permissions and are the same for all subdirectories:
dcerouter_1006050:/mnt/device# ls -l 35
drwxrwx--- 3 64439 11578 0 2009-11-23 03:15 public
drwxrwx--- 3 64439 11578 0 2009-11-23 03:15 user_1
drwxrwx--- 3 64439 11578 0 2009-12-01 19:11 user_2
Finally when I did this:
ls -al /home/public/data/videos
This should list an entry for each media storage device, and you can see that it is a link back to the /mnt/device location - confirm that all looks fine and is pointing to the correct location. The permissions should look like this:
lrwxrwxrwx root public
Note the first letter is "l" meaning "link". Now try ls'ing inside that link (it behaves just like the directory it points to) and you should be able to see the contents of the drive, but in this new location rather than its mounted location. This will confirm that the link is in place, right permissions, active and pointing at the right thing.
and I got this which looks right:
dcerouter_1006050:/mnt/device# ls -al /home/public/data/pictures
drwxrwsr-x 2 root public 4096 2010-01-08 16:37 .
drwxrwsr-x 11 root public 4096 2010-01-20 09:18 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root public 12 2010-01-07 17:57 flickr -> /home/flickr
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root public 35 2010-01-08 16:37 Windows Share-public  -> /mnt/device/35/public/data/pictures
All that being said it looks like my problem is permissions could that be it? I attempted to change the permissions in the shell using chmod but that did not work and I am afraid to screw with mounting it manually. Does anyone have any ideals on what I can do? Can I change the permissions some how?