Computer Support Forum

Solved: Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folder

Question: Solved: Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folder

Every time I reboot the win 7 comp. I get different networking result
1- Xp sees win 7 but can't access win7 but Win 7 sees Xp computers and access files.
2- Xp sees Win 7 and access share files but Win 7 don't even displays XP computers.
And many variations of above

XP computers talk to each other with no problem. I have not changed any network seetings on XP computers. But I have tried everything on the Win 7

I turned off norton and windows 7 firewall.
I turned off windows 7 password requirement
I set win 7 shared folders to EVERYONE
I set I reduced the win 7 encription from 128 bit to 64

I have seen many other post with similar problem and no clear answer yet.

Relevance 100%
Preferred Solution: Solved: Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folder

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Solved: Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folder


Blame Norton firewall.

The reason why sometimes Win 7 connected with all the computers and share files and sometimes it didn't was because Norton turned the firewall back ON after a period of time.

When I turned the firewall off permanently. All the XP PC's including a Mac were visible to WIn7. and VISIBLE TO NORTON also. So then in Norton I changed the level of protection for each individual in the firewall mapping and turned the firewall ON again.

So I didn't have to patch the XP PC's nor modify the register.

Thanks to all who helped with ideas

I spent days tinkering with the network setting in vane. But in the process I learn a few things.

1 more replies
Relevance 70.11%

English is not my first languaje, i will do my best.

A client has a computer running Windows 10 Pro that shares a folder to be accesible from MS-DOS based machines (i have no control from them). The MS-DOS program asks for user and password and gets connection to the folder.

The Windows 10 machine was not enought fast, and we decide to change it to a better machine (new machine with i3cpu, 16gb Ram, Windows 7 Pro 64bits).
I setup all configuration the same as was in the old computer:
- computer name
- Workgroup
- user and password
- static ip adress and DNS
- folder shared name (this is in a secondary hdd, moved from old computer to the new)...

Computers with Windows 7 and Windows XP in the same network have Access instantly, all works fine,
but the MS-DOS based machines says: "wrong password" (and is not).

Surfing in the web I found that:

I have setup Windows LAN Manager authentication level to Send LM and NTLM Responses, but the result is the same.

I don't know where is the mistake. Has anyone any idea how can i solve that problem?

More replies
Relevance 66.83%

I have all 4 PC's in the office using Windows 7 Pro. I have one computer that is designated to house my share folder for scanning documents and attaching them to our management system.  We are finding that multiple problems occur - not at once and at
different times .  Sometimes, the document within the shared folder called "IMAGEBATCH" will not delete.  Sometimes that document deletes, and then re-appears within the IMAGEBATCH folder.  Sometimes the document will not
scan through the network to the IMAGEBATCH folder.  Sometimes we get an error saying we "don't have permission to delete this file".  These circumstances occur on all computers, including the computer that houses the original file IMAGEBATCH. 
Sometimes in the day, each computer that is supposedly looking at the same IMAGEBATCH folder see different files.
Restarting the computer clears the problems, but then start right back up at irregular intervals, sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the middle of the day.
I did find a duplicate file named IMAGEBATCH on the "C" drive of that PC, so I deleted that, but the symptoms are still there.  This is the only shared folder in our entire network.  What can I be missing?  I have checked to make
sure it is a share folder, all the permissions are in place, and that we all can see the folder through the network.  What am I missing?  I am the owner and administrato... Read more

More replies
Relevance 66.01%

I'm encountering a problem on different computers.
Internet Explorer 11 and Edge are not able to open files from a shared folder located on the same computer.
For example, let's say I typed this "\\\folder_1\DOC_FILE.doc" on the address bar.
The browser then shows : "This page can't be displayed".
When I display more information, the error "INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND" appears.
I have already tried to uncheck "Enable TCP Fast open" and it is still not working.
It seems like this problem cannot be reproduced on all IE11/EDGE browsers, and can be encountered on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Any ideas ?
Best regards

More replies
Relevance 65.6%

Hello there.

I've been using this office computer for more than 2 years ago.It has win98 second edition. And it's slow,so what I think was it has viruses,so I uninstalled the old antivirus[think it was mcafee] and added AVG free edition.

My problem is that everyday it always finds new viruses in my pc,and I always had to move them to the virus vault[heal wasn't available].
It's look always like this in the same folders,other are from other places on the pc.

C:\Program files\common files\microsoft shared\paris hilton porno pics archive xxx.exe
C:\Program files\common files\yahoo!\shared\anna benson sex video.exe

I also tried Panda online active scan.

Need help on what to do.
I'll post the active scan log and hjt as i saw in other posts regarding viruses.
Incident Status Location

Adware:Adware/Gator Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\HDPlugin1101.dll
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/ErrorSafe Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\UWFX6_0001_N68M2301NetInstaller.exe
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Gator Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\rachelle\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Overture Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\rachelle\Cookies\[email... Read more

Answer:Solved: viruses from microsoft shared folder and yahoo!folder

16 more replies
Relevance 64.37%

I have this problem for a week. The display is switching between PC Screen only and Extend (Project Menu - Windows+P) automatically. When I checked in display settings, my laptop is detecting a 2nd display (Generic non pnp monitor), even though no extra display is attached, and it switches to 1 display (Mobile-PC Displa) automatically. The switching goes on every minute. Could anyone help me on this.
[LIST][*]Win 10 64 bit[*]Display Drivers : intel HD Graphics 4000 (enabled and up to date)
Radeon HD 8670 M (I uninstalled it after facing this issue, but no use)[*]No external devices connected

More replies
Relevance 63.55%
Relevance 63.14%

I shared a Canon Pixma MP170 printer on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I can see the shared printer name over the network from the XP machine within Add Printer Wizard screen. When I try to add the shared Canon printer on a Windows XP SP3 computer it says it will connect to the printer to download drivers but than it says no drivers are available.
Then it opens up a screen that asks me to provide an unnamed INF file. I put the install CD for the Pixma in the CD tray and pointed it to all Canon INF files located on the CD (one at a time) but it will not go any further. I also found same type of Canon printer INF files within the Program Files/Canon printer folder, but it would not use those either to complete printer add.

Am I missing some procedure that is needed to add a shared printer on a Windows XP computer from a different operating system such as Windows 7 Home Premium?

The Canon MP170 works both when plugged into XP machine and Win7 machine through USB port

Thanks for any help that someone can provide

Answer:Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

11 more replies
Relevance 61.5%

We have a shared computer. I'm not sure how to back up & migrate
all the files back when I upgrade to windows 7. Do I back up each account individually & will windows 7 migrate them back to the proper account?

Answer:Solved: Backing up shared computer before windows 7 upgrade

11 more replies
Relevance 61.5%

I have 2 windows 7 computers and i'm trying to share a folder (that I want password protection on) outside of the homegroup.
Both computers are part of the same workgroup and I have the same user account/password combination on both computers plus I have password protected sharing turned on in the network and sharing centre along with file and printer sharing turned on.

On computer 1 I have right clicked and selected that I want the folder shared. When I navigate via the network on computer 2 to computer 1 the shared folder shows up on computer 2 but double clicking on it to open it gives me an alert saying I don't have permission to access it, no option to type in the user name and password (according to the help files I shouldn't even need to type the password in if both computers have the same username/password anyway but would need it if I'm logged in as a different user). It's just a blanket denial of access.

Answer:Can’t get access to shared folder from one computer to

So you have a HomeGroup setup and are trying to password protect and share a folder with a PC not in the HG? Is that correct?

I'm not sure if that can be done... anyone?

You may find some of this helpful...

Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings

9 more replies
Relevance 61.5%

Should be straight forwardMy ComputerRight click on folderSettings and SecurityTick make folder privateExcept I can't tick the box...any one adviseCheers

More replies
Relevance 61.5%

I have a Belkin +n Wireless router hardlined to a desktop running Windows Vista Business x64. I also have a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium that has a wireless connection 802.11g. I was able to get my XBOX setup to stream from the desktop PC, and I was able to get print sharing setup from the desktop PC.

However, I'm having problems sharing folders from the desktop PC to the laptop. On my laptop I have the following share:


HomePC is the name of my desktop PC. When I initially setup the shared folder it works great. From the laptop I can connect to the desktop PC public folder no problem. However, after about 1 to 2 hours I try to open the share and it no longer works but, it will still work if I type:


Why is the ComputerName failing??

Answer:Shared Folder - Computer Name Fails

You might need to change your computer name to something else and see.. getting the Ip address means that there is no connection problems.. try that and let me know the outcome.. might make you run a diagnose tool to identify the issue else..

5 more replies
Relevance 61.5%

We have a network with a server running 2003 and all 63 computers using xp pro.

the 3 office computers need to access a shared folder, containing a frequently used program, on one of these computers. (This folder cannot be stored on the server as the program doesn't work then. It is also easier as only one computer needs the frequent program updates). I have done this by mapping a drive to the folder.

The user of Computer A has left and I changed the username and password on server and computer.

When I tried to connect using Computer B I was prompted for a username and password to access it and everything was fine. But computer C didn't give me this option. I disconnected the drive and tried to remap it.

computer A has the folder, computer B can access the folder and program, computer C can see the computer but not the folder.

All computers were recently upgraded from win 98 with fresh install except Computer C which was just upgraded over the top (Lazy tech guys couldn't be bothered to reformat)

I have called in tech guys but they take 3 days to arrive and usually mess things up

Has anyone any ideas on why this is happening. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Mel

Answer:Can see computer but not shared folder on network

What are you the System Admin or Network Engineer?

Computer C has to be re-formated with a fresh copy of XP. So that would have to be done if the lazy tech didn't do it right the first time.

Sounds like your remoting into these Computer A, Computer B and Computer C. Can you go out to their location and see what's going on? If you can't get the techs to do since you have to wait 3 days. Computer C needs to be taken care of.

Each PC A, B, C need to be setup in Active Directory so you can administer them correctly.

4 more replies
Relevance 61.5%

I'm having windows 7 ultimate ,I found that my Files And printer Sharing option is ON ,while it should be OFF by default
is there someway to discover who was using it ??
who is using it at the moment ??
and which file is in use ?

Answer:Solved: who was using my shared folder

7 more replies
Relevance 61.5%

I have a HD that I have been using for a while as a shared HD to two TV systems in other areas of the house. One is via PS3 and the other is via DVD. Within the HD there are hundreds of folders and files and they "all" share just fine. However, I recently added a couple more similiar files and an additional folder to this HD for sharing and they are not seen by either TV system. Weird. The property settings for this folder and files is the same as for all the others. It's almost as if I can't add new stuff........

Anyone with thoughts on selective "seeing"?

Answer:Solved: one folder of many can't be shared or seen by my PS-3.

Turns out all I had to do was "restart" my computer (to which the HD is attached) and that made everything "visible" on the shared drive at my PS3.

1 more replies
Relevance 61.09%

Hi, I'm trying to open My Pictures on my wife's laptop but I get this error message Your folder can't be shared. This also happens to other folders on the laptop. I've tried to change Security Settings but it usually leads me to an endless layer of pop ups which finally ends with me being unable to change the setting. This is my wife's private home laptop and you can just imagine how important it is to be able to view pictures and videos of our grandchildren. I just need to relax the high security settings and make this work. Any help at all would be so appreciated.

Thank you,

Answer:Windows 8.1 My Pictures Folder your folder can't be shared

Maybe take ownership of the folder---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

3 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

Hi everyone,
I have a specific problem. There are some shared folder on one server with access for everyone. But one folder is inaccessible from one specific computer (PC1). I have tested it with several users which have access right. Users can reach the folder from any other computer. Also other folders (with same access right) from PC1 are accessible.

Where can be a problem?

I have tried to remove the computer from domain and add it again.
There are no viruses detected.
I have tried to map the foldet to another drive letter. (The share is inaccessible with "\\computer\folder" too.)

Do you have any idea, where can be a problem?

Thank you and have a nice day.

Answer:Any user can't access shared folder from one computer

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

2 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

I have checked the similar thtreads and do not see specific topic related to this old and repeated problem for me. I will try to rephrase the question to cover all possibilities for an answer.

First: Though I have read many how-tos on adding a computer to a workgroup-- I have two but sometimes an OS error forces me to rebuild and install the OS from scratch. My workgroup name is called HOMENET as it appears when adding.

I see two computers on the workgroup in My Network Places.

Simple File Sharing is turned on on both machines.

Is there a reliable and repeatable guide with a checklist in some form that is printable so that I can consistently add one or two folders that can share both ways on the workgroup?

I have used the Sharing and Security dialog box and so on but still have
errors in sharing with the other machine (just in another room.)

To review:

The workgroup is installed.
Simple File Sharing is turned on on both machines.
The two machines are seen in My Network Places
There are folders with the 'pipe' symbol and the 'hand' but only one computer seems to acknowledge there are shared files.

The goal is to send media files simply from the established workgroup node which I'll call MSI to the newer installation via ethernet cable to the workgroup node called BIOSTAR.

Where can I find a reliable repeatable procedure that is simple to perform with minimum frustration? (I have seen the techni... Read more

Answer:Adding a computer and shared folder to a workgroup in Win XP

Step by step -

Setting computer name and workgroup

Right click My Computer > Properties > Computer Name tab. Click Change button to set computer name and workgroup name. Name needs to be unique, Workgroup must be same for all computers you want to be able to share their files.

Setup File and Printer Sharing

Click Start > Connect to > Show All Connections. Right click Local Area Connection > Properties and tick Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

Share your folders

Right click a folder you want to share, such as My Music, and click Sharing and Security. In the lower half of My Music Properties - Network Sharing and Security - tick Share this Folder on the Network. Assign a recognisable name, such as My Music on MSI, and tick if you want network users to be able to change files.

Repeat these steps on each XP system you want to be able to share folders, choosing whichever folders you want to share on each computer.

That's it, it really is dead easy, but do ask if you are still having problems.

EDIT - later versions of Windows are a bit more complex to set up due to the need to beef up security.

2 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

Hello Everyone,

I have a small workplace with a few computers on the network. All systems are running windows ranging from XP - 10.

My pc runs windows 10 and I have shared 1 folder in the network. So the other guys can access that folder only.

In my shared folder I have created a few folders on the basis of name. For e.g. Jack, Tom and Jim. Currently any of the 3 guys can access any folder. But what I want is that Jack can access his folder only and not jim or tom and so on for others. I can access any as its in my pc.

I tried to set permission in folder sharing by right clicking on folder, properties, security and in add i tried to add that person by browsing it in network but in select users or groups on my pc name is shown. I may not be following the right approach.

How can I achieve that ?


More replies
Relevance 60.68%

I have a really weird problem. I have 2 domains with a VPN tunnel between them. Domain 1 server shares the data folder that domain 2 users need to access. All but 2 computers in the domain 2 can access the share. When I try to connect from the two computers I get prompted for user name and password (normal authentication), I type in the domain\user and password credentials and hit "OK" then the window pops up again. No matter what username or domain combo I put in there, the authentication box pops right back up.
Security log shows the user being logged in then logged out right away. If you are wondering, everything else works. I can connect to anything in any direction, except for these two computers.
Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Cannot connect to shared folder

This was a problem with SMB. Somehow the security policy on the workstation turned off the SMB requirement and it could not authenticate with the server.

1 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

I recently transfer the MY MUSIC folder from my Documents into the shared docs folder to copy some files over a network. Now When I try to put the My Music folder back into my docs I get an error.... This folder is a system folder and cannot be renamed or removed.

Problem is this move has corrupted my Itunes folder... Can someone tell me how to unlock the folder to get it back into place. I have already tried a system restore and it failed. I need to do this one manually

Answer:Solved: Shared Folder Problems

Try moving it using Safe Mode, which you can access by rebooting and depressing the F8 key after the hardware is listed.

2 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

Hey all, I just got a new XPs 630 vista and I found this folder in my commons folder called "xing shared" and inside it says mp3 encode. anyone know if this folder is a virus? I scaned it wth norton 2009 internet and malwarebytes and both say its clean. just want to know if anybody has info on it

Answer:Solved: Xing Shared Folder

It's part of RealPlayer Jukebox, and perhaps other music player applications.

Found this from the Release notes for RealPlayer Jukebox, in the Installation section that lists the files it installs:

In C:\Program Files\Real\RealJukebox\skins
(or skins within the installation directory):

In C:\Program Files\Common Files\xing shared\mpeg encode
(or the xing shared\mpeg encode directory within the installation directory):

Click to expand...

3 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

I have a home network (MSHOME) with 2 systems connected through a router, both running Windows XP.
Main computer cannot not find a shared folder on second computer, both are configured for a LAN (MSHome). When I couldn't find the folder on the second system I attempted to add it manually.

I went to My Network Places - Add Network Place - Choose another network location - Browse - Expand Entire Network - Expand Microsoft Windows Network - Expand MSHome - Expand Second Computer Network Name - Then nothing listed.

I checked the second computer under My Network Places - Local Network and found my shared folder checked off for sharing. Geez I thought this would be simple.

Answer:Solved: Can't find shared folder

12 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

We use scan to folder in Windows to save PDF. They save to a scan share. The share is working, but lately the folder has not refreshed automatically to show when the scan saves. A user is having to rescan something 3 or 4 times for him to finally get it and then he gets all 3 or 4. The user just called me and said he scanned something but it isn?t there, but I can see it when I go to his scanned folder. If he waits around 20 minutes and refreshes the scans folder, it shows up. I've read some posts that say it's a problem with SMB refresh, but when trying to force SMB1, it caused a lot of network issues. Anyone else run into this or have suggestions I could try so that once the scan is sent, it will show up?

Answer:[SOLVED] Shared Folder Delay

When you scan, is the file Emailed to the user? If so, it is stored on a Temporary file on the PC. And if that file gets too big, then the scan takes forever or not at all to get there. Emptying out this temp folder usually solves the problem. Are you using Outlook for Email?

7 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

I have a home network of (right now) two pcs. Both are connected to a Netgear wireless router, which goes to the cable modem. On the office pc, I have a Marvel Yukon Gigabit Ethernet port (built in), which allows the bedroom pc to view and access the office pc’s files very quickly. However, this doesn’t seem to work both ways. The bedroom pc is older, with a Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC. (Though I don’t know if “fast” would be my adjective of choice), so while the office pc can access the bedroom pc’s shared files, it’s excruciatingly slow.

So my question is this: is the speed of the network dictated by the NIC, or is it something internal (and, perhaps, therefore harder to make faster)? In other words, could I buy a better NIC for the bedroom pc and have its shared folders be accessed as quickly as the office pc’s files?

Thanks in advance for any help. You guys have been great with everything else thus far.

Answer:Solved: Shared folder speed

The speed of the network is dictated by every component on the network... You have not given me enough information for me to know what the slowest speed would be....

I.E. here is a scenario

Office PC - Gigabit > cable - Cat 5 > Router 10/100 with wireless 11b > Old PC - Wireless 11b

the slow factor in this equation is the wireless 11b that has a max speed of 11 vrs everything else at gigabit and 100 speeds

Now lets switch it around...

Lets say you have
Office PC - Gigabit > cable - Cat 5 > Router Gigabit > cable cat 5E > Old PC - Gigabit

the "slowness" would be (potentialy)with the cat 5 cable on the office PC side.

lets say you have

Office PC - Gigabit > cable - Cat 5E > Router 10/100 > cable -Cat 5E > Old PC - Gigabit

the "slowness" would be in the Router that is only going at a max of 100

Lastly remember that while this is true with hardware things running in the background of any component can also cause a bottleneck. I.E. a router with high utilization, too many people accessing the same information on a single share, a misconfigured network component putting out overhead and so fourth down the line.

2 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

When I try to rename a folder on the D: partition that used to be a Windows XP recovery partition that has some Pokemon commissions in it, I get this message.
"This folder is shared with other people
If you rename this folder, it will no longer be shared."
But the folder is not shared nor has it ever been.
What is going on? Why does Windows 7 think that it is shared?

Answer:“This folder is shared with other people” when renaming not shared folder

Hello there, 
This happens because of the way the Access Control List is queried by Windows Explorer to determine if the folder is shared. Because this folder you tried to rename is a child folder of a parent folder and the two folders have a different security entries, Windows will treat as a shared folder. This causes Explorer to give you the warning that you received. 
​Just double check, this must be a shared folder. 
Hope this helps! 

3 more replies
Relevance 60.27%


I have shared a folder on my local network. I gave "full control" permissions to "everyone".
I can see and open files from remote computer, but I fail to delete them, as it gives "no permissions" error.

How can I fix that?


Answer:Can't delete a file on shared folder from remote computer

Something to try - Right click the file - properties - Security Tab - Advance -
Change Permission - put a check mark in the box for - Include inheritable permissions from this Object's Parent - Click - APPLY - OK - OK - OK

2 more replies
Relevance 60.27%

Hi. I'm having a problem accessing a shared folder on a Vista PC from a computer running XP SP3.

There are three computers in my network, each connected to a router. The Vista computer is wired, the other two wireless.

My computer is running Vista SP1, while my old computer and my father's computer are running XP SP3.

I have shared my Music folder on the Vista PC with proper security settings, Everyone is allowed to read from the folder.

I can access \\MyComputer\Music\ from my father's computer without issue. It shows up in My Network Places and is fully accessible. However, it does now show up on my old computer, and when I type in "\\MyComputer\Music" it comes up as cannot be found.

I can't seem to figure out what the problem is. I can share between my father's computer and my computer completely, and I can share between my father's computer and my old computer, but I can't seem to access my computer from my old computer.

Also, I can see MyComputer in the Workgroup on my old computer, however when clicked it says \\MyComputer is not accesible, you might not have permission... Yet I can access \\MyComputer fine through my father's computer.

Thank you anyone who is able to help.

Answer:Solved: Can't access Vista shared folder from XP

Nevermind, I have figured it out moments after posting this.

I had forgotten my old computer is static while my father's computer is DHCP, and had only added the DHCP range to my firewall's trusted list.

1 more replies
Relevance 60.27%

I am running winows 7 ultimate 32bit as a server, i have the c:\ drive shared to all 13 users on the network. All 13 computers are running windows xp pro. The problem that I am having is this:

When i open up the shared c: drive on a windows xp computer, and open a folder to view files, it only shows 122 out of the 227 files.

when i open up the c: drive on the windwos 7 machine, i can see all 227 files.

when i open up excel or word, and open a file that is stored on the windows 7 machine, it will open fine, but when i try and browse for the file that is stored on the windows 7 machine, it does not show it.

now here is the interesting thing:
when i open up the shared c: drive on another computer running windows 7, (not the server) i can see all 227 files and have no problems.

i have multiple folders, ex: mypics2008, mypics2009, mypics2010, mypics2001, mydocs2000, mydocs2010, all shared off of the c: drive on the windows 7 server. this problem started a few weeks ago, i was able to see all the files in every shared folder off of the windows 7 server through all of the windows xp pr machines a month ago, and all of a sudden in the past few weeks, i am no longer able to see all of the files shared off of the server.

any help would be appreciated!

i have rebuilt the index on the windows 7 server
i have removed and redone ALL security, and sharing settings
i have checked, rechecked and checked again all the file sharing settings
I am stumped, and i consider myself knowledgabl... Read more

Answer:Solved: Cannot view all files in shared folder

6 more replies
Relevance 60.27%

Recently my Shared Documents folder has vanished. All references to it now point at a generic folder named Documents in the C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Documents however whenever I try to access it, it tells me it cannot access it and that access is denied. I'm using a desktop with Windows XP SP2. Any ideas how I can get my documents back?

Answer:Solved: Shared documents folder problem

The links below may help

Shared Documents Folders Are Missing From My Computer

"Shared Documents" folder renamed to "Documents"?

2 more replies
Relevance 60.27%

I have a small home network where I share a few folders between PCs (windows XP). All are in the same workgroup name, IP subnet & same router. When I open 'My Network Places' to browse shares, the shares on the other PCs are listed as 'The Internet' resources rather than 'Local Network'.

This causes Windows to sometimes prompt me for permission to open a file from one of the other shared folders.

Does anyone know a way around this?

Answer:Solved: shared folder on LAN shows as 'The Internet'

This is a cosmetic defect, but I've heard of it before. Here's one person's resolution of the issue.

I have no idea about being unable to share files, however I did have an issue with my shared folders showing up under the Internet heading instead of Local Network in My Network Places. After reading for several hours, I found it has something to do with IE7, which I had recently installed. This is the fix I found:

1. Go to Start/Control Panel/Internet Options/Security/Local Intranet/Sites/Advanced

2. Add the computer name of the system whose shared folders you are trying to "move" in this format:
Click Add

3. Repeat step 3 for next computer name if there are others on your local network.
After you’ve entered them all, click Close, Ok, Ok

I did not check or uncheck anything, only added the computer names. To clarify, when I clicked on “Sites” everything was already checkmarked for “automatically detect intranet network” and then once I clicked on Advanced the checkbox there was NOT checked. I did not touch any of these settings.

When I finished I opened My Network Places and it had worked. You'll need to do the same thing to each computer you are having the issue with. I hope this works for you! Click to expand...

3 more replies
Relevance 60.27%

I have a PC running XP Pro SP3. When I go to share a folder, I get an error message saying

"An error occured while trying to share folder name. The Server service is not started. The shared resource was not created at this time."

This is a hard drive transplant from a tower whose motherboard died. This folder was successfully shared before.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Error Creating a Shared Folder

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services. Can you start the Server service? If not, it will probably say some dependency is not started; right click on the service and select Properties - Dependencies tab. Then check the dependencies chain until you finally find the lowest level one that is gumming up the works.

2 more replies
Relevance 59.86%

I have an unusual situation regarding one of my folders. The folder is called LETTERS. It contains letters not related to SPAIN and a subfolder SPAIN of letters sent to various organizations in SPAIN. I can display the LETTERS folder two different ways:
1. Bring up Windows Explorer.
Click on Documents in the left pane.
Click on Personal Documents, left pane.
Click on LETTERS, right pane.

2. Bring up Windows Explorer.
Click on Libraries in the left pane.
]Click on Documents icon, right pane.
Click on Personal Documents, right pane.
Click on LETTERS, right pane

If I use option 1, I see the SPAIN subfolder and all the non-Spain letters.
]If I use option 2, I see all Spain letters and non-Spain letters all together and no SPAIN subfolder.
My question: Why would Windows Explorer show the contents of a folder two different ways depending on how it is accessed? If I look at this folder using CMD prompt commands (cd, dir, etc.), the folder appears normal. I have found no other folder on my system that displays differently depending on how it is accessed.

More replies
Relevance 59.45%


I am trying to recover data from a Hard drive that was installed on an XP. I am trying to recover data from the "Shared Documents" folder, However, I cannot locate the "shared Docs" folder, everything else is there My Pics, My Documents Etc.. I know they are on here, incidentally the shared Docs folder was also a network drive, any help would be greatly appreciated, THANKS!!

Answer:Solved: Looking for SHARED DOCS folder on XHDD, cannot find.. please help

I found them "shared Docs" Are Under the ALL USERS Folder!! THX!!!

1 more replies
Relevance 59.45%

Note: It seems adding Everyone and giving it read/execute permissions solved this problem



I have two Vista PCs on a router based home network. If I access private files and folders from PC #1 to PC#2 I can successfully access them. However, when I go the other way, I get an error Acess Denied. Windows diagnoses this by saying " 'folder name' is available but the user account that you are logged on with was denied access". I do have public folder sharing on, and this works good, but the private folders are not accessable. I even tried giving my private folder sharing permissions for the 'everyone' account full control, but I still cant get access it from another account.

Is there an account I need to add to the sharing to get this to work?
NOTE: on the computer I cannot get to share files, the system was originally XP, then I bought a Vista upgrade CD. I changed the name of the only user account on it from 'administrator' to 'Paul' Perhaps file permissions got screwed up.

NOTE 2: When I try to give 'everyone' read/execute access, Vista runs through all the files, changing permissions. However, many folders display an error message " access denied" when it tries to change permissions on them.

More replies
Relevance 59.45%


I've got an XP machine networked to a Windows 7 machine. I've set the standard shared folder in XP as being shared over the network. I've also set the XP My Docs folder to be shared.

When I'm on the Windows 7 box, I can see the XP computer, yet the only folder I can access is called "Public". It contains "Public Pics", "Public Vids" etc.. and a few "Recorded TV" type files. I have no idea where this "Public" folder is on my XP machine. I can't find it.

I don't know why the folders I've specified as shared are not showing up. And what's the deal with this "Public" folder?



Answer:Solved: Can't find shared folder on home network

10 more replies
Relevance 59.45%

By as easy a method as possible, I'm trying to enable my wife to copy many multiples of Internet shortcuts into a separate directory/folder, that I can access from another computer via our in-home network.

I've got the two computers configured so that I can access shared folders, and I've got a shared folder setup, with a shortcut to that shared folder on my wife's computer's Desktop.

Shouldn't the last step be as simple as just having my wife copy an Internet URL or other HTML link, and then simply paste that link to the folder by single-clicking and then right-clicking and pasting? That doesn't seem to be working for some reason since the Paste command does not appear on the drop down menu.

Any suggestions on this, or in the alternative, I'm open to other suggestions, that for all I know may be even more straightforward. The only keys are that it has to be something pretty elementary for my wife to mastermind (no offense to any female board readers intended - although I know it sounds offensive darn it . . .).

Answer:Solved: Copying Internet Shortcuts Into a Shared Folder

6 more replies
Relevance 59.45%

I've been using file and printer sharing for quite a while on various home networks, but this problem has me completely stumped.

I have one folder on each of 2 Windows XP Pro machines shared. I can access some of the files in this shared folder but not others. The problem is not specific to size (some are larger, others are small) or type (some are EXE's, others are .TXT's). I simply get the "Access denied" error when trying to open, run, or copy some of the files.

I've tried deleting the folder and re-creating it, and that doesn't work. I've disabled Windows firewall on both systems. That didn't work either.

Answer:Solved: Unable to Access Certain Files in Shared Folder

16 more replies
Relevance 59.45%

Hi I have xp home and my computer and laptop are connected wirelessly.
Had it set up to share the printer and an extra hard drive that I have (but not C Drive).

This all works fine However I have looked at my Shared Documents on each computer and even though I can open them and no error message comes up, I cannot see files I put in them from either computer.

I have Zone Alarm on one and Norton on the other Disabled them but no change
What am I missing here?

Answer:Solved: Shared folder on Xp home wont share

16 more replies
Relevance 59.45%

I have two XP desktops. I use one for the internet & email and the other for work. I have a SharedDocs folder on each desktop.

On my work desktop it works. On the email/internet desktop, I can take files out but I can't put files into the folder. I get the message:

Error Copying File or Folder
Cannot copy [file name]. Access is denied.
Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
Can you tell me how to correct this issue?

Thanks to all who try to help or solve this problem!


Answer:Solved: Access denied with shared docs folder

10 more replies
Relevance 58.63%


Hello My roomate has created a folder on his desktop called "music1", and the permissions are set for full access/shared etc on his computer. I can access many other shared folders on his computer with my pc no problem. I can even listen to other music files on his computer in other shared folders. For some reason or other I cannot play his music files or copy his music files when trying to access the music1 folder on his desktop. If i'm thinking correctly the root folder must be shared to allow access to subfolders, but in this case...the shared folder (music1) is the root folder that was created on his desktop. any ideas?

win xp home os's


update: also I have discovered that if I remove the read only permission>hit apply>ok then when I reopen it the "read only box is checked again"

i deselect it again, and again, and again..only for it to reappear again.


Answer:Solved: shared folder cant copy, play or read files...

7 more replies
Relevance 58.63%

Does anyone know if limited accounts have read/write access to the LOCAL "shared documents" folder by default? Or do limited accounts have only read access to the "shared documents" folder?

This is for Windows XP Home Edition (SP3).



Answer:Solved: Question about shared documents folder and limited accounts

Depends on how the different user accounts were setup. If you look at the "Properties" of each of the user folders, you may see that they may be checked as private, if NOT any or all users other than "Guest" well have read access.

2 more replies
Relevance 58.63%


I have a Canon ImageClass MF4690 Printer/Fax/Copier/Scanner installed on a small network connected to 2 computers operating Windows XP Pro SP2 by means of a hardwired LinkSys router. The computers operate Norton Internet Security 2007 and seem to be running fine.

The printer works fine for the most part, except that I cannot get it to send a scanned file to a shared folder on a targeted computer. [I once got this to work, then it stopped.] I get a nonspecific Canon error message--message 0735. I can however scan to a file placed on a USB memory stick plugged directly into the printer.

The shared folder is properly set up on the target computer and can be seen and used by the other computer. The 2 computers and the printer are all setup with fixed StaticIPs appropriately (this was needed instead of using DHCP in order to allow the printer to communicate properly for printing and to allow remote UI management of the printer, which expects a fixed IP address).

I am guessing this is some kind of subtle network, NetBEUI, or SMB configuration problem. I've read the manual carefully, but it does not show all the details needed for configuration of this feature. I have spoken to tech support several times about this but they were unable to resolve the problem. Has anyone used this or a similar Canon multifunction printer and actually configured this scan to computer file capability correctly?

Thank you

Answer:Solved: Cannot scan to shared folder file using Canon MF4690

9 more replies
Relevance 58.22%


Answer:Windows Xp Shared Folder

Just need File and Printer Sharing and it is installed and turned on by default in Windows XP I believe.

3 more replies
Relevance 57.81%

Hello everyone,

I'm using a laptop (with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed) as a DVR and media streamer to all other devices in the house.
My TV recordings are recorded into a temporary folder and when the recording is finished the program moves the files into the My Videos folder.

The My Videos folder is shared so we can watch the recordings from the Xbox downstairs or other Windows 7 devices in the house.
This worked pretty well in the past but for some reason new recordings (or downloads) aren't shared by default anymore. All files have a small lock icon (shared with nobody) and I have to manually share new files within an already shared folder.

This is pretty annoying and takes away the convenience.

I would appreciate any tip to fix this problem to have all files in the shared folder(s) shared by default.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:New files aren't shared in shared folder

It's easy once you know how, just right click the C:/Video's folder and choose properties, Security tab then Advanced button, then just put a check mark where it says "Replace all Child Object Permission Entries with Inheritable Permissions Entries from this Object, then hit Apply, OK....this will fix the problem you described.

2 more replies
Relevance 57.4%

I am getting a typical error saying I do not have permission to access a shared folder and I should contact my network administrator.

Both computers are on Win 7 64bit.

Both are on the same workgroup. Both are classified as "Home" profile.
Both have: Turn on network discovery, file / printer sharing, turn on sharing, 128 bit encryption, turn off password (neither computer has a user admin password), and allow windows to manage homegroup connections.

I can see the computers in network, I can see the shared folders as I share them. But I cannot access them.
I even joined the same homegroup with the password, even tho before when I was sharing (pre formating) I don't remember to ever having to join that or remember that password for my other computers

Answer:Windows cannot access shared folder

Help please?

1 more replies
Relevance 57.4%

is there any way of letting people in a workgroup have read/write access to a shared folder but not let them be able to delete the folder (or subfolders)?

Answer:windows shared folder security

if you give them write access it automatically gives them permission to modify the files or delete them.

2 more replies
Relevance 57.4%

I?m having problems accessing shared folders on my Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise desktop PC from my Vista Home Premium 32-bit laptop. Each time I try to access a ?shared? folder on my Win 7 PC from the laptop I get ?Access Denied?.

Here is my setup:
1. On my Win 7 desktop I have the following users? accounts and passwords setup (see below). I also have these two accounts setup in the same way on the laptop. Both accounts are members of the Administrators group and have full rights/access to everything on each PC. Each computer is on the same workgroup ?JEEPTOWN? as well.

User (desktop) #1 ? jeep
Password ? windows7

User#2 (laptop) ? sarah
Password ? windowsvista

Now, the only users on my network that I want to allow access to my shared folders is ?sarah?. I DO NOT want ?Everyone? to be listed as having read, write, modify, etc? Only ?sarah? should be able to get in and read, edit, or write to my shared folders ? this is just how I want it to be setup.

2. I have the Password protected option in ?Network Sharing Security? turned off, public folder sharing turned on, firewall turned off, and any other setting in the ?Network Sharing Security? section of my Win 7 PC set to ?open? so that just about anyone on my network should have no problem accessing any folders that I have shared (so long as they have appropriate permissions). There was one other setting in the ?Network Sharing Security? area that I had turned off that had something to do with HomeGroups and allowin... Read more

Answer:Shared Folder Issues on Windows 7

I have battled with the same issue in the past... "Everyone" in this case refers only to the local accounts on that machine... so if you have only user#1 and user#2 setup on each... no one else in the workgroup should be able to access the folders and files.

Please test this and let me know!

7 more replies
Relevance 57.4%

Dear God, how can I explain how frustrating this has been...Ok, so just a very brief back story, my job has a shared Toshiba file, where all scanned documents, and received faxes can be viewed as PDFs. Everything was fine until my computer (Windows XP) crashed, and I rebooted it with Windows 7. Everything else has been fine, but resetting up this file has been a nightmare. After about 15 calls, someone was finally able to create a folder that worked yesterday, however today it is back to the drawing board. Additionally, the folder that was set up was NOT the same one that my co-workers use, which is fine as long as I can access the data, but for whatever reason it is not working...I don't know if it has to do with the network path, the file name, or what.

Now, I am definitely hooked up to the network, and I definitely have network discovery on. Password protect is not on so that anyone can view the shared documents. If it makes any difference, the printer/copier/fax machine/scanner is a Toshiba E-Studio202L machine. When I click homegroup/sharing options, everything is checked off...I really do not know what the problem is, as the documents are just not getting forwarded to my folder (or any folder). If anyone could provide any assistance I would be extremely grateful.

Thank you!

Answer:Setting Up Shared Folder On Windows 7

Where is this folder located on a different location?

9 more replies
Relevance 57.4%

I have a simple filesharing home network setup between my PC running windows XP home and my Mac powerbook on MAC OSX. Its worked fine up untill recently and now I cant access the mac from my PC but the Mac can access the PC. When I try to get into the Mac I get the error message "\Server\\Share is not accessable. you might not have permssion to use this resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permssions. Network path not found". We didnt change any settings and the mac still has windows sharing enabled. I tried mapping the network drive and connecting under a different name and it still says "network path not found" can anyone help please.

More replies
Relevance 57.4%

Hi there,

How can I discover who has shared a folder in Windows 7?

Does anybody have a script to doing it in an automatic way?


Answer:How do I discover who shared a folder in Windows 7

Only the file owner can share it.

2 more replies
Relevance 57.4%

I'm having a problem with Windows Explorer. Every time I connect a removable drive, the Folders panel displays a duplicate set of "Shared Documents, <username>'s Documents, and 2 other entries." It even happens when I plug in my phone to charge through the USB port. Basically, it happens when something is connected in the USB port, card reader, removable drive, ect. Please look at my screen shot and you will understand.
I think it has something to do with a Motorola driver I recently uninstalled, but I don't remember which one.
I am using WinXP Pro.

It seems I can't post images.
Sorry, but it appears that your post includes a web site address (URL). Unfortunately, we've had a problem with people posting advertisements and have had to stop new users from posting URLs to other sites. After you've been using our site for a while, you will be allowed to post URLs. Please remove the link from your post before submitting your message again. If you need more help, please contact [email protected]. Thanks for your understanding!

So please come to this link and see.

Answer:Windows Explorer displays duplicate entries for "Shared Documents," "<username>'s Doc

Please, no one knows?

2 more replies
Relevance 56.99%


I am trying to create a shared folder between my two Windows laptops (a laptop and a netbook) to easy transfer files. I created a shared folder on the netbook and gave it Full permissions. When I try to access it from my Windows laptop (I go to the start menu and type \\ComputerName I get an error message saying

\\ComputerName is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission.

Logon failure: account currently disabled.

Both machines are on the same network so I'm not sure where the error would be? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Creating a shared folder between 2 windows machines

when you try to access another computer, windows automatically tries to logon using the same user // pass of the person logged in on the client. this error says that that particular user on the server is disabled. if you enable the user on the computer hostign the files and the password for the user matches on both pcs, then the computer may become accessible.

assuming windows 7 is running, i would rather try to setup homegroups for this setup. clickt he link below for more info.

File sharing essentials

9 more replies
Relevance 56.99%

I have 4 worstations in the same HomeGroup
I can access the files of workstation 1 from the two workstations but the 3th one
in the 3th one the the shared folder appears but when I try to aceess the files inside I get an error can't acess contact administrator
the pasword protection is disabled in the workstation 1 and I can access the files from the other two workstations so I have no clue what is going on
I have disabled the firewall and Norton IS on both workstations but still can't access the content of the sahred folder

any help appreciated

Answer:can't access files in shared folder windows 7

have you tried right-clicking and choosing properties on that shared folder

then click the tab for Sharing . . .

3 more replies
Relevance 56.99%

Hi, I have a couple of shared folders located on a hard drive that I need to retire. If I simply drag and move these folders to a new hard drive, will my existing shares/user permissions/etc. go with the move? Or will I need to re-share the folders and setup permissions all over again? Thanks, Hammer

More replies
Relevance 56.99%

I have a Windows 7 Pro Desktop PC and a Windows 7 Home Edition Laptop. I would like to map a drive on the Laptop to a shared folder on the Desktop. In the Network portion of the Laptop it sees the Desktop PC name and under the PC name it shows the Users folder and under that it shows my Username. What it doesn't show are the two folders I have set to share with everyone. These two folders are in the root folder of the C: (main) drive of the Desktop. What do I need to do to see these two folders in the mapping window? Thanks for any assistance.

Answer:Unable to map to a shared network folder Windows 7

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

To avoid a lot of Q & A about your hardware and OS configuration, please click on this link to
Edit System Specs

Filling this out, at least partially, will save a lot of time. Another advantage is when posting a new problem, the person answering can just click the My System Specs link in the bottom of your post. No need to search for the information.

If you have multiple systems just indicate that in the System Specs so that we know why many of the fields are blank.


Are you able to read/write files in the Public folder on the desktop? If not, it's been my experience the fastest way to get the network sharing going is to be able to read and write files in the already shared Public folder. If you can't do that then you can pull your hair out trying to share other folders.

9 more replies
Relevance 56.99%

Greetings to all members of this forum. I would like to describe the problem which I mess with.

I have Windows 10 x64 on my laptop Lenovo L450 which I use at office. At office I use Wi-Fi connection and VPN. The problem is I can't reach one folder which is shared locally on other Windows based PC (with turned on/off VPN). It's not because my antivirus (I use Bitdefender Internet Security 2016), and well I tried so many variants: I modified register, changed network share policy and etc. Nothing helped me.

Maybe you can suggest me something? Don't treat me bad, I am just new guy here, and I will update my topic and etc. in case something wrong with it.

More replies
Relevance 56.99%

We have a Windows 2003 server here which is basically a dummy file share machine. We have a 67GB drive which has folders on it which are shared, and inside are subfolders which have oftentimes different security permissions.

The 67GB drive is nearly full. What is the best way to move one of these subfolders but maintain the security permissions we have?

For example
Users is shared as users
XYZ only has access by user XYZ

If we copy the Users folder and paste it to the E:\ lets say, resetting up the share is easy, but all security permissions are lost.


Answer:Windows 2003 Shared Folder & Permissions

when you move or copy files/folder to another NTFS partion the permissions will be lost. you have to recreate them.

Depending on your disk subsystem.. i would add onther drive to your raid 5 array or create a new raid 5 array. Image the partion to the new disk subsystem.

8 more replies
Relevance 56.99%


I'm using Windows 8 Pro and attempting to share (Advanced sharing) a folder on the network via a Windows Live account. I did the following but have not had luck:

1) Added the account (a under PC settings -> Users
2) Created a shared folder and added the account in permissions (It shows it there as a SID)

Now, trying to browse to the folder from a Windows 7 Ultimate box, the account and password are not accepted. From the same box I can use my Admin Windows 8 account alias however.

Any ideas?

More replies
Relevance 56.99%


I have a computer with some shared files on that I my LAN can access. However this is only on the immediate LAN

The computers then all go in to a router which has NAT enabled and connects to the rest of the work network.
I have opened up port 135 through 139 both UDP and TCP etc

How can I add this folder as a network share on the computers outside of NAT (it even has a web address pointing to it that works for the web file server)

any ideas?

Ps I know about the security implications and no I don't want to turn NAT off

Answer:Share Windows shared folder through router

I'm about 99% sure that file sharing will not work across networks.

3 more replies
Relevance 56.99%

We have laptop running Windows XP home - we have lost access to the Shared Documents folder - 3 of us have administrator accounts but no-one can get access to this folder which has some important schoolwork for my son - I have tried the microsoft site, but the only article I can find tells me to clear a check box that I can't find in Folder Options - we have tried doing a system restore to before the time when the problem occured, but that has not worked either. I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you

Answer:Problem with Shared Documents Folder in Windows XP

Go into Windows Explorer>>Documents and settings>>all users the right click Shared Docs folder then left click properties then click the tab Share make sure there is not a tick in Keep this folder private. If there is a tick in the box re move it. Also make sure there are ticks in the two boxes below.

2 more replies
Relevance 56.99%

Greetings to all members of this forum. I would like to describe the problem which I mess with.
I have Windows 10 x64 on my laptop Lenovo L450 which I use at office. At office I use Wi-Fi connection and VPN. The problem is I can't reach one folder which is shared locally on other Windows based PC (with turned on/off VPN). It's not because my antivirus (I use Bitdefender Internet Security 2016), and well I tried so many variants: I modified register, changed network share policy and etc. Nothing helped me.
Maybe you can suggest me something? Don't treat me bad, I am just new guy here, and I will update my topic and etc. in case something wrong with it.

Answer:Can not reach locally shared folder on Windows 10

If its at your office then surely its a matter for your companies IT department to deal with?

2 more replies
Relevance 56.99%

Dear all ,

i have a windows Xp professional (service pack 2) hp notebook joined to server 2003 domain. Every morning when the user boots up the notebook she can connect to the share drive on the server but doesnt see any of the folders... she will only see it after a restart of the computer...can anyone tell me why that might be the case ?

thanxs in advance

More replies
Relevance 56.99%

there is a shared folder. it was created by user A and he shared it with some 8 users. now he is transfered to another department. so he should not be able to access this shared folder but since it is shared with him he can.

how to i remove him from shared folder as he is shown as owner ?

should i just take owner ship of the folder in advanced NTFS permisions and then be able to remove it ?
my concern is that i do not want to disturb the rest of the permissions ?

Answer:windows 7 removing the owner from shared folder

You should be using user groups in a domain setting.

The NTFS permissions should be set one time to allow the proper groups access.

When people leave a department, they can be removed from a group.

Using groups avoids repeatedly changing the NTFS permissions.

By the way, a person can be the owner of folders/files and still not have access to them.
You really need someone who is knowledgeable about making NTFS permission changes. You should not be learning on a live system.

3 more replies
Relevance 56.99%

When I first got my laptop I mounted a shared folder from my desktop as a drive on my laptop. I then set that new drive to work offline so it would synchronize my files. Then my desktop got a virus and I had to reformat it. As a result my desktop got assigned a new computer name. Now my laptop says I have 48 files that need to be updated to my old desktop computer that no longer exists. These alerts get very annoying. How do I go about removing this? That drive is no longer mounted or anything, but I still get messages saying I need to synchronize.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:How to remove an old mounted shared folder in windows xp

tunr off offline files and file synchronization

5 more replies
Relevance 56.99%

Greetings to all members of this forum. I would like to describe the problem which I mess with.

I have Windows 10 x64 on my laptop Lenovo L450 which I use at office. At office I use Wi-Fi connection and VPN. The problem is I can't reach one folder which is shared locally on other Windows based PC (with turned on/off VPN). It's not because my antivirus (I use Bitdefender Internet Security 2016), and well I tried so many variants: I modified register, changed network share policy and etc. Nothing helped me.

Maybe you can suggest me something? Don't treat me bad, I am just new guy here, and I will update my topic and etc. in case something wrong with it.

More replies
Relevance 56.99%

I have set up on a networked PC (Windows 7 Professional) a shared folder directory structure which has sub-folders for each userid defined on that PC. Each user will from their own laptop on the network perform a network folder mapping to their own sub-folder. I am able to perform the first network folder mapping for user A. When I try to perform the second network folder mapping for user B using a different drive letter, I get the error message

The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password. To connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.

Googled for help and found a number of suggestions like using IP address for the network folder mapping - I am using IP address. Found another suggestion to use "net use" to delete any existing mappings - when I type "net use", I do not see any other mappings.

So I am at a loss, after staring at this problem for the whole day.

Any help would be very much appreciated. I will have about 60 defined users performing the network folder mapping from each user's laptop.

Answer:Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

Is B a subfolder of A? If so I think your scheme will require the folders be on the same level. Or if not that, in mutually exclusive trees. When you share say, Users, all subfolders are also shared. To share folders in a tree they should all be leaves.

3 more replies
Relevance 56.99%

Hi experts,
Hope you can give me a hand with this. Really strange.
I have a computer with Windows 7 configured in a network with several shared folders. In addition, I have 2 users with Windows 10 that usually connect to that shared folders. Only sometimes, when the users from Windows 10 access to a shared folder, the computer
with Windows 7 restarts....
Any idea about what it´s happening???.
Thanks and best regards,

More replies
Relevance 56.17%

Hi, I own a T420s 4171 and have 2 external monitors hooked up to my docking station. That works fine, but when I try to also display my laptop screen (as my 3rd screen), it won't enable it. It seems to only allow 2 viewable screens (2 external monitors OR 1 external monitor + laptop screen). I tested a T420s 4173 and was able to get 3 viewable screens, but not my 4171, even after updating all of the lenovo drivers. I was comparing video card specs (4171 vs 4173) and it looks to be the same. Can someone confirm/deny that I'm able to have 3 screens with my model? Thanks.

Answer:T420s 4171 - 3 display screens (2 external displays + laptop display)?

TE0810 wrote:Hi, I own a T420s 4171 and have 2 external monitors hooked up to my docking station. That works fine, but when I try to also display my laptop screen (as my 3rd screen), it won't enable it. It seems to only allow 2 viewable screens (2 external monitors OR 1 external monitor + laptop screen). I tested a T420s 4173 and was able to get 3 viewable screens, but not my 4171, even after updating all of the lenovo drivers. I was comparing video card specs (4171 vs 4173) and it looks to be the same. Can someone confirm/deny that I'm able to have 3 screens with my model? Thanks.The answer depends on the GPU chipsets in the machine.  If you have the Optimus video chipset, you have two gpus that will drive four external panels.  If you don't have optimus, you are limited to two. What 4171 do you have?  For instance, the 4171-7FU is Optimus and should work.

4 more replies
Relevance 56.17%

2 computers; 1 recently upgraded from W7 Pro, 64-Bit to W10. The other computer is still running
W7 Pro, 64-Bit. I had been able to access shared folders and files without entering a username/PW between the 2 PC's. Now, when I try to access a shared folder/file on the W10 PC, the W7 PC is prompting me for network name and PW. I don't want to have a PW on my W10 PC. Is there any way around this?

More replies
Relevance 56.17%


this company i'm working at gives each of us employees a folder on its server. I access it through \\co_server\my_name. However, I've no idea how to change the password. The default password is our identity card number, which is incredibly stupid since such information can be easily obtained. (just look at other colleagues' documents' lying on tables...)

BTW, I'm logged on locally on my WinXP SP3 Pro laptop. No idea what OS the server is runnig.

I've googled and tried some "net user my_name * /DOMAIN" command from the command line, but it doesnt seem to be working.

Unfortunately, I'm not the IT guy there and do not have physical access to the server. Any ideas?

Answer:how to change password of Windows remote shared folder?

Have you considered just asking your IT dept how you can change the password?

4 more replies
Relevance 56.17%


I am currently setting up a standard machine that will act as a template for all other new machines that we are soon to deploy.

This new machine is running Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP 1

We have shared folders on a Windows 2000 SP4 machine which is part of our workgroup.

I can see this computer using the My Network Places and browsing the workgroup on my XP Pro machine. I can then click on that machine and see the shared folders, however, the problem is this:

When I try to access these folders (and I do have permission to), the XP Pro machine hangs and ends up needing a restart.

This problem on ly manifests itself with the XP Pro machines, not any of our Win2K, Win95 or Win98 machines.

Any ideas, solutions?

Answer:XP Pro crashes when connecting to shared folder on Windows 2K machine

had a browse around Microsoft Upport pages. They were hopeless but had a look at the bug fixes in xp sp2 and there were quite similar fixes to the problem i described.

installed xp sp2 and problem is solved.

1 more replies
Relevance 56.17%

Windows 10 PC
Windows 10 Tablet

Logged in as Owner(my Microsoft account) on both PC and Tablet

I can access (RWX) files and shared folders from Tablet to PC, but cannot do so from PC to Tablet.

Same permissions on both devices, I'm set as Owner on both.

Is this a permission issue on the PC? (does tablet not see that I am the Owner)
Is the issue, using the same account? First time using a Windows Tablet, not sure if you are supposed to log into two devices using the same credentials.

Side-Note: My Homegroups also reset, when I got the tablet I created a Homegroup on the PC and joined to it from the Tablet. worked then. But right now It asks to "Join Now" "Join <My Account here> 's Homegroup" says the same on both PC and Tablet, even though they are both logged as the same account, Me.

Answer:Windows 10 PC Tablet Cannot Access Shared Folder Same MS Account.

Try standard network shares.

3 more replies
Relevance 56.17%

2 computers; 1 recently upgraded from W7 Pro, 64-Bit to W10. The other computer is still running
W7 Pro, 64-Bit. I had been able to access shared folders and files without entering a username/PW between the 2 PC's. Now, when I try to access a shared folder/file on the W10 PC, the W7 PC is prompting me for network name and PW. I don't want to have a PW on my W10 PC. Is there any way around this?

More replies
Relevance 56.17%


Client of mine has got windows 2008 server as a standalone PC (no domain) with username: server and password : fake

And he has 5 other PCs (XP Profe SP3) on the same LAN

PC1, username : forum1,password : work1

PC2, with username: forum2, password:work2

PC3, with username: forum3, password:work3

PC4, with username: forum4, password:work4

PC5, with username : forum5, password:work5

Windows 2008 has got a folder to be shared with PC1, PC2, PC3,,,,not PC4 nor PC5

I know how to share the folder if I use option “Everyone” Under Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing > Permissions > Add > Everyone ,,,,,,and I know how to use the option “Public Folder” which is located %SystemDrive%\User\Public

With “Everyone” option PC4 and PC5 would be able to get access to the shared folder
Now my question if I do not want to use "Everyone" option , I have to create additional three local accounts on the server which are ( username : forum1,password : work1 ) and ( username: forum2, password:work2 ) and ( username: forum3, password:work3 )

Those username then will be able to login to the server which I do not want that to happen. Is this what suppose to be in such scenario ?


Answer:Windows 2008 shared folder with XP and permission settings

make a folder for each username ? make it so they can see their own folder ? not to clear on what exactly you are trying to do...

15 more replies
Relevance 56.17%

Windows 10 PC
Windows 10 Tablet

Logged in as Owner(my Microsoft account) on both PC and Tablet

I can access (RWX) files and shared folders from Tablet to PC, but cannot do so from PC to Tablet.

Same permissions on both devices, I'm set as Owner on both.

Is this a permission issue on the PC? (does tablet not see that I am the Owner)
Is the issue, using the same account? First time using a Windows Tablet, not sure if you are supposed to log into two devices using the same credentials.

Side-Note: My Homegroups also reset, when I got the tablet I created a Homegroup on the PC and joined to it from the Tablet. worked then. But right now It asks to "Join Now" "Join <My Account here> 's Homegroup" says the same on both PC and Tablet, even though they are both logged as the same account, Me.

More replies
Relevance 56.17%

I am sharing a folder on a windows 7 computer. On a windows vista computer, I can see the w7 computer listed in network, and I can see the shared folder. But when I double click on the folder, it says "Network Error, Windows cannot access \\W7COMPUTER\testshare
Check the spelling of the name, otherwise there might be a problem with your network"
I think the problem is on the windows 7 computer, but I don't know how to fix it

Answer:network error, windows cannot access shared folder

Worth A Look, IMO.

3 more replies
Relevance 56.17%

Dear folk

I have my work laptop windows 10 that joined a work domain (not workgroup) and I have my home desktop windows 7 that on workgroup.

My user domain been assigned to administrator group

When I am at home and from my work laptop I used to access a shared folder on my desktop to do backup.

Now whenever I tried to access the shard folder the error below pops up
Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
Error 0x80070035 'the network path was not found'

Work Laptop can ping desktop

Other homes computers can access a shared folder issue only with my work laptop

Tried below troubleshoot :

Error code: 0x80070035. The network path was not found. [Solved] - Driver Easy


More replies
Relevance 56.17%

Hello - I?ve been unable to configure sharing on my home LAN to meet the following objective:
Share folders that reside on the Vista Home PC with a Windows 7 PC. DO NOT share Vista or Windows 7 folders with the Apple PC; rather block the Apple PC from any access to Vista or Windows 7 computers/folders.
My home LAN has 3 PCs on it:

Vista Home (Used by me)Windows 7 Premium (Used by wife)Apple (Used by child)
What I?ve attempted/configured on both Vista and Windows 7:

Workgroup = WORKGROUPFirewall ?printer and file sharing? - checked.Attempted to follow these instructions: Sharing Between Windows Vista and Windows 7 Computers
I was unable to turn off password protected sharing on the Vista PC ? I set it off but it always resets immediately to on?
FYI - my PC skill level is medium. Any help in reaching my ?objective? would be appreciated. Thanks.

More replies
Relevance 56.17%

I'm on a network with only two computers. I am in a building that has umpteen other offices sharing the same router. The other offices are businesses that have nothing to do with my business.

How do I share a folder between my two computers without giving every other office and unknown people access to my shared folders?

Using Windows XP HOME not Pro

Answer:Restrict Shared folder access in Windows XP Home

6 more replies
Relevance 56.17%

Hello everybody. We have a Windows 2000 server based domain. Recently we installed Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 edition to a new server and added this server to the domain only as a member server. On this w2k3 server we have several shared directories for all domain users. The problem we have is that though everything seems to be working fine, but after some time domain users cannot access those shared folders at all or the server takes a very long time to react. W2k3 server has SP2 and all of the available updates applied. EventViewer does not show any error messages and there seems to be no problem with the server, because when you log on directly everything looks fine the system doesn't crash or smth. Afer restart of the server everything works again for several hours until the problem appears again. What could be causing this problem with shared folders?

More replies
Relevance 56.17%

I have few computer at home with different Windows version, there are Windows XP, Windows Vista HP 32 bit and Windows 7 HP 64 bit. I have two share folder in the desktop using Windows Vista HP 32 bit, Share A is set to Full Control for Everyone and Share B has a permission access setting, allow few persons to access only. All computer can access Share A without problem. However, there is a problem with Share B. I only allow 3 users to access this share folder, 2 of them using laptop with Windows XP Home and Professional, they can access Share B without problem, the 3rd user using laptop with Windows 7 HP 64 bit (username is Jolene) can't access Share B, it shown "You have no permission to access...". I already double check the user name and password, there are correct. I try to login to the network using Jolene in other laptop with Windows XP, it can access both Share A and B. That means the username and the permission setting are correct in the Windows Vista desktop. I removed the anti virus in Windows 7 HP laptop, disable Windows firewall, or bootup in Safe mode with network support, but still can't access Share B. I think there is some setting which I missed, hopefully someone can help me to solve it. Thank you very much.

Answer:Windows 7 HP 64 bit Can't Access Vista Shared Folder With Permission

Does vista and win7 have an account named Jolene? If so... same password?

7 more replies
Relevance 56.17%

I have Windows 2003 Server (AD, file sharing) and I try to install OfficeMate software (MS Access database based software). So I installed OM software then I did folder share as they described here Folders-GUIDe1490aa8978d4255b616ed15e16cf462.pdf Then I went to the workstation and install OM on it (as admin) then switched to regular user. After this software gives me error about folder/path access. Support tech told me that I don't have full read-write access to the specified folder but I did what they described. I went back to the server and added user by his login to that folder with full access - no luck. I check if that user has read-write access to the folder from the Windows Explorer - I can create/delete file. Everything is fine (OM can run) when I will give to that user admin settings on that workstation.

Any ide what can be done wrong? Thanks

Answer:Windows 2003 Sever and shared folder access

Are you sure your users permissions are not being over rode buy their parent/ group permissions.

5 more replies
Relevance 56.17%

So I was running Vista Ultimate x64, then I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 with an upgrade iso file.

I had a folder on my desktop containing various movies and tv shows that was shared with the network. It at one point disappeared from the desktop but was still accessible in the network folder of this computer. (While I was running Vista)

I then upgraded, and now I have noticed the folder is completely missing!

It is not in the network folder, on my desktop, or anywhere obvious. I ran searches and it didn't find anything.

I used a program giving me a graphical representation of my hard drive called "Space Monger" and it has a 60GB folder (roughly the size of the movie folder) Entitled "System Volume Information" but the folder does not exist on my computer. Inside the folder are various files with no extension and seemingly random file names. The folder is also hidden and inaccessible.


More replies
Relevance 56.17%

I'm using Lumia 930 on Windows Phone 8.1. I have a bunch of videos on my PC so it'd be nice if I can play videos via a shared folder (i.e. SMB). When I was on Android, I used ES File Explorer so I'm looking for similar apps.
As far as I searched forum, people suggested "Shared Folder" app but it looks very old and I had to download files first, not streaming. I thought SMB is windows proprietary. What am I missing? Thank you!

More replies
Relevance 56.17%

I have a Visual Basic 6 app that reads files from a shared network folder and then processes them.  It was installed on two Windows XP computers many years ago.  Now we want to upgrade it to Windows 7.  I have two different computers with
Windows 7.  When I connect the Windows 7 computers to the network and run the app (which has a File Watcher window) and am watching all 4 computers, I noticed that the File Watcher window of the XP boxes show the files about 2 seconds before the Windows
7 boxes see the files.  What would cause this?  Everything else in the app works as it should.
The apps are running as Administrator on the Windows 7 boxes and XP compatiblility mode.  I have tried it both ways.


More replies
Relevance 55.76%


Ive been having problems since I did something with msconfig.

The default display pictures on my user accounts are gone (E.g. Skateboarder and Rubber Ducky). They just became the chess pieces picture, but then again, when I try to change them, all I can select from are my own pictures, the default ones are gone.

Also, "Shared Documents" became "Documents". When I try to open it, I can only find subfolders such as "My Music" which are empty, every single file I saved there is gone.

I think they are deleted from the hard drive now? Because I noticed the space has increased by a few gigabytes, without uninstalliung anything.

This relates to my first thread, but I decided to post it again, now with a different description as I wasn't convinced with the replies I got maybe because of the fairly long info I provided. I would appreciate it if anyone could suggest how to make everything back to normal.


Answer:Windows Display Pictures Gone and Shared Documents Empty

7 more replies
Relevance 55.76%

Hey everyone.

I use both Linux (Ubuntu 10.04, 2.6.33-AMD64) and Windows 7 professional, and sometimes I get a little boggled at the apparent lack of functionality in W7 in the following situation.

I have a network share in the root of my drive that I've called "DropBox" where my boss and I can both put files to be shared via the network. I have a bunch of files in "Downloads" directory that I'd like to be able to share at various times, but would rather not have my downloads directory directly shared as it violates my sense of order. IE, I would much rather have one shared folder from which you can reach all the other content I need to share on the drive, and if I need to un-share something, simply delete the shortcut, and Voila! instant anti-sharing.

Figure 1. Clean Sharing

In Ubuntu, you can create a symlink within a shared folder that points to a non shared folder which allows network users to access that non-shared folder.

Does this functionality exist in W7?


Answer:Shared Shortcut to non-shared folder.

Okay, so I solved this issue on my own =) TGFG! The answer lies in the MKLink command.

Specifically: mklink /D /J Downloads "C:\Users\Robert\Downloads\"

Works like a charm. All networked machines have access to my non-shared directory through the shared folder, and it looks nice and clean on the viewers end.

Thanks for letting me rubber duck this one.

1 more replies
Relevance 55.76%

i have shared my music folder on os x 10.8.2 via smb for windows, i have been able to connect to it using windows 7 up until now, when windows 7 keeps rejecting my username and password for my mac, every time i enter my mac username and password windows 7 says network password incorrect, so i tried my sister's credentials, same thing "Network password incorrect" what's going on?

More replies
Relevance 55.76%

The shared folder has always been working until I bought a new router. Installed it and then my MacBook Pro is unable to map the shared folder on my Windows 10. I tried to ping the Windows 10 from the MacBook Pro and I received a request time out. However, I can ping my printer and other devices fine but just not the Windows 10 computer. The Windows 10 is able to ping the MacBook Pro but not the other way around. How do I start troubleshooting this issue?

More replies