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Question: sharing folder with one XP machine

I have Windows 7 Home premium.
My public folder is shared with read only with three XP machine.

I want to share a file F:\Special with one of the XP machines in the network while keeping the public folder shared with every one

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I'm not sure what's going on here, everything appears to be setup correctly.

I have gone through my Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7RC and turned everything on except Password Protected Sharing.

I have joined both Win7 and Xp machines into WORKGROUP.

I can access my Public folder and my shared printer from my Win7 machine on my XP machine.

I'm trying to share my Mp3 folder, thats on a secondary HDD in my Win7 machine. Path being "E:\Stuff\Mp3z". No matter what I change as far as permissions, adding HomeGroupuser$ to the Advanced Sharing dialog...everything I've tried, my XP machine can see the share, but I get the ".......is not accessable. You may not have permissions...." error in XP trying to open the shared folder.

It should work as is, anyone else know why it might not be?
And what's up with not having a folder icon with a Share symbol in Win7 so by looking in Explorer you can tell a folder is shared?

Answer:Sharing a Folder with an XP machine.

Have you got same usernames and passwords on both PC's? My XP has to have my girlfriends account created on it so she can access my XP from her machine.

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Sharing a folder for a particular user in a particular machine,


1. Suppose that I have a folder F1 in the computer P1 (attached)

2. Users of P1 are u1, u2, u3
3. Users of P2 are e1, e2, e3
4. Then how the folder F1 can be shared ONLY with the user e2 that is on the computer P2?

Thank you

Best

Jamal

Answer:Sharing a folder for a particular user in a particular machine,

Try this way:

http://oi43.tinypic.com/35bblsx.jpg

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?
 

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Hi all,

I have a wireless network set up in my house and I want to share some of the folders on my computer so that other family members can listen to my music etc. When I click to turn Network Discovery on, and click apply, it just stays off, same goes for File Sharing.
When I try to turn public folder sharing on, after I click apply I get an error message saying "incorrect function". I have shared stuff on my work network so I'm not sure what's wrong here.

Thanks
MrsB
 

Answer:Can't turn Network Discovery, File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing on

Make sure your network is designated home or work; NOT public.
 

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Problem - Windows 2000

In Windows explorer - I right click on a hard drive - Properties - Sharing tab - click on 'Do not share this folder'

The problem is, when I reboot - it defaults to 'Share this folder'

How can I stop this?
 

Answer:Win2K - folder sharing - defaults back to sharing after reboot

bump
 

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I think I have this (almost) working. I want to share my main computer W7 D drive with a laptop that is older and can't upgrade which is XP. I have got the XP seeing the D drive on the main computer, but when I try to access it I get the following.

"\\Familydesktop\d 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 permision.

Ok so on the Familydesktop (W7) this is what I setup. under computer I choose the "D" drive right click.
I choose "share with", advanced sharing, and the button Advanced sharing.
checked the box for "share this folder"
Permission "Everyone"
Then when I get out of the advanced sharing window, back to the network window I choose "network & sharing center"
turned off "Password protect sharing".
I have double checked this setup.

On the old laptop (XP)I went to properties of "my computer", Computer Name.
Chose "Change" and changed from mshome to workgroup.
restarted computer
Control panel.. "Network setup wizard"checked box to "Ignore disconnected hardware"
chose Residential Gateway
made sure computer name was ok, and changed from mshome to workgroup.
Turned on file/printer sharing.
then finished out of this wizard.

Can anyone see where else I need permissions set?

Answer:sharing W7 with an XP machine

Going through this check list might help.

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

This one might also help.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-7-and-xp/

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I just got a new Windows 7 machine. It is networked to my older Win XP machines and it's able to access the files on the XP machines, but I'm unable to access the Win 7 files from my XP machines. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Sharing Win 7 folders with XP machine

I should add that my XP machines can see the Win 7 machine, but can't see the shared files on the Win 7 machine, and when I click on the icon for the Win 7 machine in the network places list, it says I don't have permission to access the Win 7 machine. What do I need to do to fix this?

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Hi folks,

I have a small work network setup:

4 x W7 machines
1 x XP Pro SP3 machine

The XP machine shares a .qbw (QuickBooks Pro 2010) company file, and the machine appears on the network, and all machines can see it.

They are all in the same Workgroup, Permissions on the XP file/folder are setup fine, with 'Everyone' having full access.

On double clicking the shared folder on any of the W7 machines, it prompts you for a password.

The dialogue box titled 'Windows Security' states:


Code:
Enter Network Password
Enter your password to connect to: MACHINEX
Username:
Password:
So I try no user/pass and it won't let me in, I try a user account from MACHINEX (the XP machine) using the domain and correct password - it does not work.

Please help as this damn annoying, and really should be straightforward to share between to Windows machines on a Microsoft network...

Answer:Sharing a file on an XP Pro SP3 machine with W7

Hey Bertles86,
I'm wondering a couple of things. One, are you able to get to any other information on this xp machine? Two, have you tried the password for Quickbooks?

Thanks!

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Hello,

Im trying to create a network between two laptops; one has a DVD drive (Windows 7) and the other doesnt (Windows XP), all I want to do is make the DVD drive accessible by the Windows XP machine - youd think it would be easy? Apparently not.
I cant get the two to be on the same network, no matter what I do to the workgroup name or anything; they both have the same workgroup name but nothing is happening, both have all the sharing settings correct (or so I believe) but nothing is happening.
I dont want to share photos, documents, music or even movies - I just want the DVD drive.

Is this possible? If so how? Im getting so frustrated with it.

Thanks for any help

Answer:Sharing 7 DVD drive with XP machine

Don't know whether this information will help, but I'll post the link anyway.

How to use the Simple File Sharing feature to share files in Windows XP

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I have a Compaq Portable II running MS-DOS 6.22 (from a 20, count'em, 20 megabyte hard drive). For retrocomputing purposes, I'd like to run DosLynx, ssh/telnet and a (yet to be defined) IRC client on it.
I can't connect it straight to my router (too far away, impractical to run a cable), so I want to connect it to my main computer, running Windows 7 x64 and with a wifi link to the router.
I configured connection sharing in win7, then found a DOS packet driver for the ethernet card in the Portable II (an AMD PCNET one). Said driver apparently works (I run it with INT=0x60 and it autodetects the other settings), but then I've no idea what to do. Doslynx reports a DHCP error every time I try connecting to a website.

Little help?

Answer:Sharing a connection with an old MS-DOS 6.22 machine

DOS probably can't handle what you are trying to feed it and/or just not going to happen via Win7, M$ is a fan of end of life support cycles... and this is way beyond...

Good luck though, I was an old QEMM guru back in the day.

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I have hyper v machines hosted locally on my computer. I want to share a folder between the hyper v machines and my local machine. I had this down before by creating a shared drive with a subst command but now I cannot remember how to do this.
 

Answer:sharing files with hyper v machine

The correct command to connect a drive letter to a shared drive is:
NET USE N: \\servername\sharename

Subst (or substitute) is a non-persistent command for creating a temp. drive letter to a local drive and path not a network location.
 

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I have a client that has an existing XP desktop which is using a Verizon Wireless broadband device for an internet connetion (no other broadband available in the area). So he simply connects to it wirelessly and he gets his internet.

Complication starts here. He just got a Windows 7 laptop and needs to share the internet connection of the Verizon device. Only problem is that the laptop is out of range of the verizon device. So, we have a Linksys wireless router that is connected to the XP machine and gives us the range we need to reach the laptop.

My trouble is that I can't get any sort of connection between the two computers. They are on the same workgroup and I have enabled everything in the sharing options on the Win7 machine. My goal is to have the Win7 laptop connect to the XP machine and share the internet connection and printer and files etc...

Here is a diagram of the situation. I've had one person tell me he doesn't think it's possible. But I bet there is a way.

Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing with XP machine

Going purely by the pic, wouldn't it work better if you cable the Linksys to the VZW device? then have both W7 and XP connect to the Linksys wireless for internet and sharing?

Anyway, can you provide ipconfig /all details for the W7 and XP machine, this might help paint a picture of why you cannot connect from W7 to XP.

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Ok we have a vista machine which is connected directly to the internet and then a ethernet lead coming out of the vista machine into the hub and a ethernet lead coming out of the hub into the xp laptop.

Now i have tried and failed to share the internet connection with the laptop.

Can anyone shien any light on the situation for me please?

thanks
 

Answer:Sharing Internet Connection With XP Machine

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The following happens on my personal Win 7 32bit machine with several folders.

I constantly get a "Denied Access" message when trying to open certain folders in windows explorer. All these folders have a small arrow across the top left corner of their icon. IE I cannot access the Videos folder but if I go via the libraries option then all is ok.

I have tried changing the sharing options several times but it just seems like there is a master control holding things back.

Regards
Lee, Brisbane Australia.

Answer:File Sharing on Home Machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by domainbug


The following happens on my personal Win 7 32bit machine with several folders.

I constantly get a "Denied Access" message when trying to open certain folders in windows explorer. All these folders have a small arrow across the top left corner of their icon. IE I cannot access the Videos folder but if I go via the libraries option then all is ok.

I have tried changing the sharing options several times but it just seems like there is a master control holding things back.

Regards
Lee, Brisbane Australia.


Hi Lee,

How's Brisbane? I'm planning to head over there for Qantm College.

Seems like you have lost ownership magically. Are you able to right click the affected folders and choose 'take ownership'? If you have UAC enabled, disable it (slider all the way to the lowest setting) temporarily to get that Administrator prompt out of the way for a bit. You can re-enable it later.

Regards,

LuzTeTT

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I am being dinged for a user name and password to access files on a vista machine on our network. All our other computers are xp.

I thought I turned off user profiles/passwords in the control panel and rebooted but it is still dinging me for a user name and password.

That machine has never had a password set up on it.

Suggestions? It is otherwise visible and file/printer sharing is turned on, etc.

Thanks
 

Answer:Sharing Vista Machine on a Mixed Network

Be sure "password protected sharing" is disabled in Control Panel>Network and Sharing Center
 

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Hi everyone ! I have a win2k pro machine hard wired to a wireless router and my main machine running xp pro. I can get to the sharing the 2 files I want but then it goes away but will sometimes return the files shared are user specific on both machines. I get a message stating " file is not accesible you may not have permission to use this resource you may not have access to use this resource contact the admin of this server to find out if you have access permissions ."

the network path was not found.


Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated GaryLee
 

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I'm on an XP machine, and I am able to post/view/write files on one shared folder. Another though, I was able to, and now I cannot. When I try to post a file to it, I get error msg: "File may be set to read only"

Well, it's not, I checked it. What could be causing this problem. I can post it to the other shared folder without a problem.
 

Answer:Problem sharing file on a Vista machine

Your usage of "post" here is odd. What do you mean? Do you mean Save?
 

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My new employer recently gave me a laptop with Win2K on it and I can not get it to access a shared folder on my home machine that has Win XP Pro on it. I am doing this over my 802.11b network at home.

The message I receive when I double click on the icon for my Win XP machine in networking neighborhood on my Win2K machine is "The network place could not be added because the following error has occurred: There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request." I have never scene this type of error before and have no idea how to resolve it.

As background, my Win XP Pro machine is part of a simple workgroup I created via the "Set up a Home Network" wizard in Win XP. However, my work network is on a domain - I am not sure what that means but when I log onto my work machine, the Win2K laptop, I have to type [email protected][domain name] which I believe means we use a "domain-based network.

Any advice on how I can resolve this problem would be much
appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Problems File Sharing from Win2K to XP Pro Machine

What it sounds like you need to do is to log on to the work laptop "Locally" instead of trying to log onto the domain. I don't know how it is even letting you log into the domain. Since if you are at home you wouldn't have a domain controller avail to log onto. But anyway, try logging in on that local machine and also make sure that workgroup is set to workgroup. Unless your XP machine has got a workgroup named something other than workgroup. If so, named the laptop workgroup the same.

HTH

DWF
 

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I had a hard disc fail on My XP Professional machine. I was running Locoscript on virtual machine. I had a backups of the vhd file (and others).
My replacement machine is Windows 7 with a virtual machine with integrated XP (and no floppy drive). I have successfully created a DOS image and I can read and update the Locoscript database.
However, my long-term plan was always to download the Locoscript database, do some conversion, and load it to Access - I did do design and initial testing of an Access database, but I've not revisited it for a bit..
The next step is to get the data out virtual DOS image, as an ASCII file. See alsobelow
Q1 How can I get the data out of VM?! (Is there a way?)
I have no other plans for the DOS VM apart from continuing to update the Locoscript short-termn and subsequently extracting its data to elsewhere..I don't know what version of DOS I'm on, nor how to find out. Ah! Theres'a a folder C:MSDOS 6.
I havent tried installing VM additions as I've read that MS VM doesn't support shared files even with Additions.
Ideally, I'd like to do all this on my own machine, eithe by VM 2004 on the W 7 host as as well as the MS VM. Or even could I install VM2004 under the Integrated XP virtuaul machine?
Q2 What would you recommend either of these as a way forward?
I can use a borrowed XP professional machine short term. It does have a floppy drive. I've installed VM 2004 from the web, and used the .vhd file, and it works, but I've not found a way of installing... Read more

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When I share a folder from my windows 7 machine, my XP machines are unable to access those folders; I get NOT ACCESSIBLE errors, the only folder that works is USERS, which isn't a whole lot of use to me, as all my data is on another drive. The windows 7 machine is able to see all shared files and folders on the XP machines. All computers are connected to the same work group, and I tried giving shared folders the same exact settings as Users, but to no avail. I've even shut off windows firewall and it still doesn't work.

Answer:sharing files on a win7 machine with XP machines

Try this:

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP :: the How-To Geek

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Hello.i cant seem to figure out why i cant make it so that
my External USB2.0 drive defaults to stay on "share on
network".its just alittle bit of a pain to have to do
those extra few clicks every time i have to restart the
puter.is there a way to make it stay on "sharing".
Also this is a NTFS drive and it always brings up
this "Folder Permissions"and wants to scan through every
file and folder on the drive.Anyway to stop this?I Have also drives that are FAT32 formated and this does not come up....Thanks
for any response...Lerch

 

Answer:Folder Sharing/Folder Permissions

The hard drive must be on before windows loads in order for sharing to be active (Turn on the drive before the computer).

If you turn on the drive after windows is loaded it will not be shared. You will have to restart your machine. The share is not gone but it is not used.

Note: Once you have a share running properly you can turn on and off the drive as long as your computer is not turned off.
 

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This is just plain weird...! Here is what is happening. I have three PCs all on the same MS Home network, not password protected. Connected via Netgear router

Windows 7 x64 machine 'A' - Ethernet
Windows 7 x64 machine 'B' - Wireless only
Winxows XP SP3 laptop - Ethernet

Win7 'A' has a range of shared folders the other two can access at will throughout the day.

I can spend all day randomly accessing Win7 'A's shared folders from the XP laptop and everything is working fine. BUT If Win7 'B' accesses the shared folders on Win7 'A' then trying to access afterwards from XP laptop fails with a "//Win7APC is unavailable, contact network admin etc. etc." fault pop-up.

Doesn't matter what I do, the laptop just won't connect after Win7 'B' has been accessing 'A's files.

Looking the other way (once this fault occurs) Win7 'A' can see and access the Shared folder on the XP laptop and write and modify anything within fine..

Only solution I have found is to reboot Win7 'A' then all is well, the laptop can access again as normal.

So Win7 'B' accessing the Win7 'A' files seems to be causing the loss of access to the laptop. I should add that the accesses are not simultaneous. I have tried this with the laptop idle while 'B' accesses 'A' and then once 'B' is finished and not connected I try to access once more from the laptop - it produces the same fault. Only the rebooting of 'A' will cure it.

Any ideas why a simple folder access from another machine on the networ... Read more

Answer:Win7 machine becomes invisible to XP laptop after sharing via network

Have you tried adding Everyone to the Security settings tab on the problem machine?

I have directions for that if you want to try.

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I have a main computer that shares its internet connection with 5 other machines. Anyways, after I connect to the internet with the central machine, slowdowns begin shortly after and eventually it jams up, it will also randomly disconnect from the internet. Now does anyone know what this problem could be?

Thanks in Advance
 

Answer:Central Internet sharing machine experiencing slowdowns and jams

You are missing the broadband router that's the right way to solve this problem!
 

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I'm very hesitant to install a router and one of my servers on the same machine. IDK if this is just because I'm so used to this not being a standard practice, but to me it just seems questionable as to whether it is safe. I would think that it may be possibe for a machine sharing the same NIC to somehow spy on the other mahice using the same shared port.

Anyway, I need to setup some servers for testing and I'm wondering if it will be secure enough to put them all on the same machine (poweredge 2950).

What do you people think about this?
 

Answer:Router & web server on ESXi machine - is security a major issue b/c of sharing machin

I use ESXi and run pfSense in a VM. It doesn't worry me at all. Since it has two nics I use one for WAN side and then all LAN side stuff shares a single nic.

Does your server only have a single network port?
 

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The server where the network share originated is offline and will not be coming back. 

Unknown to me, the user had this share set to use offline.  She?s been saving to this location for quite some time now. The user got a new machine and was wondering where that share was. That?s when I discovered she was using this
share offline.
I found her CSC folder, but need to find out how to move that folder from her Windows 8.1 Pro machine to her new Windows 10 machine.

I have found some articles relating to Windows 7, but want to know if the same procedure(s) work for 8.1
Thank you in advance.

Terri-Lyn

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I am trying to figure out this Home Group. The folder at Start->Documents->MyDocuments is visible to another (XP) laptop on the same router. The Properties for the folder has "Share this folder" unchecked.

The XP laptop accessed the folder via the path \\Windows7machineName\Users\Username\Documents . The XP laptop is being used as it always has been, which is to say that there was never any explicity joining of a group.

I'm not very familiar with Windows networking, but doesn't the above indicate that Windows 7 is rather overly open?

Answer:Why can another (XP) machine see my MyDocuments folder?

Do you have the same username, same password, and same group?

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Hi All

There are certain folders on our network drives that my PC has been getting slower and slower at listing the contents of.
A couple of them are now up to about 2? minutes of 'We're working on it'.
There are a couple of folders on the local drive that take a while, but nowhere near as long.
There's not an awful lot in the ones that take ages, and some with more content of various types display pretty much instantly.

All of the discussions I can find on the subject assume that it's a problem with the folder and would be the same for everyone, but it's just this machine.
Every other PC I access the folders from displays the contents instantly.

I have worked through the suggestions (view/folder type/indexing/etc.) but nothing has made a jot of difference so far.

Anyone got any ideas please?

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I am maintaining all data in server machine running windows server 2008 r2, if i access particular folder in one client machine running xp, it showing cannot accessible, also it showing folder is empty if i place mouse on that folder. But the same folder is accessing in all other clients.
 

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Ok, so first of all, hello there everyone. I hope you are all well. On the network, we have a Server 2003 machine which has a folder mapped to all the other machines. Every single one of them is XP Pro. In that mapped folder there are about 120 other folders all containing separate databases. Every machine on the network is able to access any of these database folders with ease, except for one. This particular machine has been able to do it's job just fine for many months now, but suddenly, it now hangs when trying to access some of these folders. Sometimes, it cannot access the folders at all because it takes so incredibly long to load them. We have gone back and tried to undo anything we have changed in the past 3 days to no avail. We have changed out NICs, replaced network cables, and tried different switches and switch ports. We decided that it's probably not a hardware issue, but instead a software malfunction. Any help or insights into the situation would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to ask any questions. I'll be here for the next 5 hours today. Thank you all for any help.

Answer:Network Folder Hangs on One Machine Only

No error messages?

Try running chkdsk /r and defragging that system after chkdsk /r completes?

Run a hard drive diagnostic or review Event Viewer for possible clues regarding situations needing attention?

Louis

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Hi All

There are certain folders on our network drives that my PC has been getting slower and slower at listing the contents of.
A couple of them are now up to about 2? minutes of 'We're working on it'.
There are a couple of folders on the local drive that take a while, but nowhere near as long.
There's not an awful lot in the ones that take ages, and some with more content of various types display pretty much instantly.

All of the discussions I can find on the subject assume that it's a problem with the folder and would be the same for everyone, but it's just this machine.
Every other PC I access the folders from displays the contents instantly.

I have worked through the suggestions (view/folder type/indexing/etc.) but nothing has made a jot of difference so far.

Anyone got any ideas please?

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I have a Win7 Computer on a network with 2 other Win7 computers and a few xp computers. On the main Win7 PC is a folder which i share with all the other machines. After setting this up, i checked that the Win7 computers and XP computers could see the drive and all was good.

However, after using some of the Win7 PC's to create new files and folders inside this shared folder i noticed that it was only the other Win7 PC's that can see the new files/folders.

I have also created new folders in in shared file using the xp machines... refreshed the folder and they disappear...

The xp machines can see the folder still and access lots of other files within it, but can never see new files or folders...

HELP!!!!! in desperate need for some assistance please.

Kind Regards,

Samuel
 

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Question: Folder Sharing

OK, so i still haven't quite got my head around file sharing/ACL/Permissions between W7 & XP....it's been a long week
For the sake of arguement, lets say i want to share my music folder.
The music folder is stored on my Vista partition (C) and i want to use W7 (i have ownership of the folder in W7) (A) to share to a XP computer on my home network (trusted). What entries to the ACL do i need for the XP user (admin) to be able to access the file? (hopefully avoiding the everyone group)
Also, in general which entries should be in the ACL? Some folders i have up to 5 different users/groups and on others i only have my account and the admin group. What's the standard?
Thanks in advance for your help

Answer:Folder Sharing

The XP user does not need to be in the ACL, because when accessing the shared folder you can just enter the username and password of an account that already exists on the Windows 7 computer.

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Question: Sharing Folder

I have 3 computers that share the internet through a HUB/ROUTER. What I want to do is be able to move files back and forth between these computers. For example, I need to access a large folder on my WINDOWS 98 BASED computer by my XP computer and move portions of this folder back and forth between the machines. Is there a guide on how to do this?

RED
 

Answer:Sharing Folder

98 box: http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/peer.htm

xp box: http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm
 

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this should be simple... except im an idiot
i am at college and i want to share files with my friends
i have xp
but i only want my friends to access it not anyone else
but i dont want them signing in through my name and password then they can do anything!
i dont want anyone to be able to delete anything or change anything
so i tried different things i took off simple sharing.... i tried setting permissions... made another user account...

what do i do cause i feel like im going in circles
i also wanted to be able to talk with them and let them leave me messages so i thought of leaving a notepad file a where i want them to be able to change it and write in it

how do i do all this??
 

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Why is it when I select to share 1 folder, it shares the whole user folder i.e. everything.I've tried to see if there's something obvious i'm missing but nothing. I am very new to vista and havent set up file sharing before.I have my xp pc working fine, 1 folder i want to access and i can. Any clues?

Answer:Folder Sharing

Have you done this? click here

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Hey y'all. I've got a huge folder on my D drive that i wanna share over a network. To share however, XP Pro wants me to move the folder into the shared documents folder. Problem is, this is on the C drive. As you can see, this is problematic as i dont have the hours it'd take to copy or move it there. Any workarounds?

Answer:Folder sharing

right click the folder, properties then click the sharing tab and enable sharing give it a name away you go.

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Hi everyone,

I'm using Windows XP with SP2 and I'd like to share a folder and make it available to everyone on a network.

Looks very simple isn'it ?
But let me tell you that I've been looking for a solution for weeks now. I've tried a lot of things and nothing worked. And I start to think that Windows XP has some secrets that still need to be discovered....

For making things very clear for everyone, I'm going to describe the whole problem.

I have a small network home. There is no domain, only a workgroup called home.
I have 3 computers all on Windows XP.

The first one : called proxy with IP 192.168.0.1 wich is also the DNS-server.
The second one : called me with IP 192.168.0.75
The third one : called laptop with IP 192.168.0.100


Names and IP are not important because on the second and the third computer the default gateway and the prefered DNS is 192.168.0.1 (the proxy).

If I take any of these computers and try to ping any other, it works fine. Also, in each computer 'My Network place', I can see all the other computers.


Now, when I share a folder on the second computer and I try to access it from another computer, an authentification box is displayed and I can't connect. I don't understand what's wrong. BTW, I'm not using the simple file sharing.

I tried to find asolution in In Administrative Tools-> Local Security Settings, modified some keys there, but still, an authentification is required.
I'm going crazy !!!

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Answer:Sharing a folder

Do you have any software firewall enabled on any of the computers?
This would include Windows firewall.

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hi today is my first day and first post i just bought 3rd pc my 1st and 2nd pc are sharing this folder named is \\largeoffice\bashir (i checked this name on my network connection) all three are connected via hub eathernet wired

how i connected to share third one to share above folder plz can u expert explain to me in simple steps by step thanku
 

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well my roommate kill4killin and i want to setup a shared folder on each of each others computer so that we can transfer stuff easier form pc to pc.
there is a problem though, he has these options availible for sharing/user permissions:

but when i try to do the same i only have this

so i was just wondering if anyone knew how to get my options to resemble the first pic?
we both have win xp pro sp2
 

Answer:help with folder sharing

I'm pretty sure the 2nd screen changes after you have enabled the sharing on it...
 

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I have 3 laptops in my home all running Vista Premium and Basic. Is there A way I can set a folder on all 3 laptops to share on the network?

Answer:Folder Sharing

Hi -

Here is some information from Microsoft on file sharing -

Windows Vista "How-to" - http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...e86151033.mspx

From TechNet - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

Basically, the systems have to have the same Workgroup, network discovery, file sharing must be on and you will probably find yourself limited to the public folder on each system unless you designate other folder/files to be shared.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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In the My Documents folder on my PC I have a folder called "My Sharing Folder", it appeared when I installed something a while back and I deleted it but it returns each time on reboot. In the end I just left it and as there was nothing in the folder it was of no consequence. However yesterday I inadvertently put some music files I had downloaded into it by mistake. I thought it was just a simple cut and paste to move the files to the proper location but when I right click them I do not get the cut option, all it seems I can do is move them to the location via "Send To" as shortcuts while the files remain in the My Sharing Folder.
I deleted the folder once again but when I rebooted my PC earlier this evening it had returned and the files in it as well. I don't like having a folder on my PC of which I have no control over. Can anyone advise me how to delete these files and or delete the folder if possible.
Many thanks in advance.

Answer:My Sharing Folder

Right click My Computer -> Select 'Manage'.Choose 'Shared Folders'. On the list expand shared folders and select the 'Shares' folder.To disable any share you are not using right click on the shared folder and choose 'Stop Sharing' as in the image below.To totally remove follow instructions herehttp://www.petri.co.il/Keep in mind, this is a registry edit so normal warnings apply- back up the registry firstMark

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Trying to set up a network for the first time. My intention was to share public folders but when I right click on my user folders (e.g. PC\Users\Dave\Documents they are shown as "Shared" and clicking on "Stop sharing" doesn't seem to do anything.
Am I missing something?

Dave

Answer:Folder sharing

Stop sharing - Users connected to a shared folder are disconnected when you stop sharing it. but you did not share it, so it do nothing.

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Question: Folder Sharing..

Why is it when I select to share one folder, it shares my "user" folder i.e. everything.I've tried to see if there's something obvious I'm missing but nothing. I am very new to vista and haven't set up file sharing before.I have my xp pc working fine, 1 folder I want to access and I can. Any clues?(I've done all the necessaries, as I can share between the two, I'm just sharing too much on the vista machine)

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Hi all, I've got a bunch of movies and TV shows downloaded onto my desktop. My shows are saved onto an external HD labeled K: and my movies are saved on an internal HD labeled D:.

From my laptop, I am able to map a network drive to K just fine for streaming video but it does not allow me to map to D. I've checked the share settings over and over and they look the same on both drives. The shared folder names are k and d respectively. I cannot even access the d folder through the network, even though it shows up there. When I double click on it I get:


Code:
You do not have permission to access \\compname\d. Contact your network administrator to request access.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Folder Sharing

You may need to use the advanced security settings to share that drive. It's different than the regular permissions settings. I'm not sure why one drive would be different than the other but the procedure below should allow you to access that drive.

To share the entire drive:
Open My Computer -> right click Local Disk D or which ever drive letter your drive is using -> select Properties -> select Security tab -> click Edit button -> click Add button -> enter the name of the User you want to set Security permissions (it is the same user name you've set the sharing permissions for, ex. Everyone will set the read permissions to every user. Put check marks in the boxes for full access and control -> click OK hit apply-> select the desired permissions -> click OK -> wait while permissions are set -> and your Done.

You will also need to use the Advanced sharing tab Sharing>Advanced put a check in the box to share the drive, then click on the permissions tab and "add Everyone" then use the check boxes to allow Everyone full access. Hit the apply button on both windows.


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I select Properties for my C: drive, go to the Sharing tab, and check "Do not share this folder." When I reboot, it defaults back to "Share this folder." How can I make it stay unshared? In Network Properties, File and Print Sharing is disabled (and stays that way).
 

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I'm wondering if it's possible to share a folder or multiple folders on my wired NIC, but not my wireless NIC. Any ideas?

Answer:Sharing folder(s) on one NIC and not the other

I've figured out how to do this. Steps:
1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Networking and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings
2. Right click on the adapter that you DON'T want to share folders on and click on Properties
3. Uncheck the box that reads "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks"

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I am running a Dell Dimension 3100 Media Centre Desktop with Windows XP and Acer laptop running Windows XP. I work in Sales and have a folder containing orders, quotations visit reports etc which are added to on a daily basis either by me writing a report or downloads of orders and quotes from the office. At present I have to save the folder to a memory stick on one of the computers (depending on whether I'm at home or not) and transfer the folder to the other computer to keep one up to date with the other but this is a right royal pain in the ****. I connect to the Internet using Orange Livebox (hard wired for desktop and wireless for laptop and have been able to synchronize ACT (Customer Database program) so they can connect to each other but I need a single syllable walk through to be able to synchronize this folder with the various files inside it on the two computers
 

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to share a folder on a lan do you have to choose the (everyone option) in advace folder sharing in order for the other computer on the lan to access the folder or can you specifiy which computer can access the folder.

i can use the folder with the (everyone option) but i was wanting to specify what computer can use the folder.

Answer:folder sharing ?

did i not word this question right ( lol ) 5 days is a long time with no reply.

try again here

i just want to specify by computer name which one has access to the folder
say if there is 3 computers named 4, 5, 6 in the network group and i want 5
to have access to the folder but not 4 can i specify which computer can view the folder or is this not possible ?

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Trying to set up a network for the first time. My intention was to share public folders but when I right click on my user folders (e.g. PC\Users\Dave\Documents they are shown as "Shared" and clicking on "Stop sharing" doesn't seem to do anything.
Am I missing something?

Dave

Answer:Folder sharing

Stop sharing - Users connected to a shared folder are disconnected when you stop sharing it. but you did not share it, so it do nothing.

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In Windows 98 you could share a folder and then use passwords to let some people read only and some have full access. we have now gone to XP Pro and it seems i cannot share a folder with some of my co-workers. i need to limit who can view the files in a particular folder. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
 

Answer:need help with sharing a folder in XP Pro

Maybe this?

HOW TO: Encrypt a File in Windows XP
 

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Hi,

I have shared one folder D:\123 with everyone full permission. Now when I am creating any new subfolder under D:\123..it is automatically being shared. I don't want this. is it by default happening or is there any way to stop it.

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Not sure if here or the Ubuntu forums is the correct place to post this, so I'm posting to both.

I have a file server running Ubuntu Server 14.04, with Samba set up for Windows file shares. I have it all set up to do mostly what I want, but there's one odd problem that I can't seem to fix: even though I can manually go to //192.168.1.3 (the IP) or //fileserver and browse my shares and files normally, I can't get the file server to show up in Windows' Network folder.

No amount of refreshing the folder, restarting Samba, or rebooting either my computer or the file server seems to fix this. All that shows up is the machine I'm using, as well as whatever other Windows PCs are running (which means that network discovery is definitely set properly). Also, I can map network drives to the specific shares without an issue.

I've confirmed that both machines are on the same workgroup (smb.conf has workgroup = WORKGROUP, and my Windows 10 machine is on WORKGROUP as well (and is stuck on that, too, since it's running 10 Home). Googling the issue showed other people with similar problems, and offered various config options in smb.conf as a solution, but none of them work. (I did of course restart Samba after each attempt.)

This is my smb.conf, edited for privacy and to remove commented lines (it's mostly default):


Code:
[global]

workgroup = WORKGROUP

server string = <server string>

dns proxy = no

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

max log size = 1000

syslog = 0

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Answer:Samba machine not showing in Network folder

Problem is with Windows 10 networking. Apparently Win 10 does not broadcast NetBT over a LAN when searching for devices on the local network. What is being broadcast is WSD requests. This is causing a problem with devices reporting themselves which in turn means they are not discover-able. The best temporary fix I have found is to create a shortcut to the problem devices on those having the issue of not seeing them. This way you will have quick access to the devices and can delete the shortcuts once a fix has been released.

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Not sure if here or the Ubuntu forums is the correct place to post this, so I'm posting to both.

I have a file server running Ubuntu Server 14.04, with Samba set up for Windows file shares. I have it all set up to do mostly what I want, but there's one odd problem that I can't seem to fix: even though I can manually go to //192.168.1.3 (the IP) or //fileserver and browse my shares and files normally, I can't get the file server to show up in Windows' Network folder.

No amount of refreshing the folder, restarting Samba, or rebooting either my computer or the file server seems to fix this. All that shows up is the machine I'm using, as well as whatever other Windows PCs are running (which means that network discovery is definitely set properly). Also, I can map network drives to the specific shares without an issue.

I've confirmed that both machines are on the same workgroup (smb.conf has workgroup = WORKGROUP, and my Windows 10 machine is on WORKGROUP as well (and is stuck on that, too, since it's running 10 Home). Googling the issue showed other people with similar problems, and offered various config options in smb.conf as a solution, but none of them work. (I did of course restart Samba after each attempt.)

This is my smb.conf, edited for privacy and to remove commented lines (it's mostly default):


Code:
[global]

workgroup = WORKGROUP

server string = <server string>

dns proxy = no

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

max log size = 1000

syslog = 0

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Answer:Samba machine not showing in Network folder

Problem is with Windows 10 networking. Apparently Win 10 does not broadcast NetBT over a LAN when searching for devices on the local network. What is being broadcast is WSD requests. This is causing a problem with devices reporting themselves which in turn means they are not discover-able. The best temporary fix I have found is to create a shortcut to the problem devices on those having the issue of not seeing them. This way you will have quick access to the devices and can delete the shortcuts once a fix has been released.

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Hello all, I'm having a problem accessing a shared drive on a new computer. I used to run a Plex media server on my gaming desktop, but I just got a new Windows machine (the media PC) with a 300GB external drive permanently plugged in. All video files are stored on the 300GB external and is set as Plex's library folder.

List of Computers in my house:
Gaming Desktop - Win10, Wired
Macbook Knockoff - Win10, Wireless
Father's Desktop - Win7, Wired
Sister's Laptop - Win10, Wireless
BrandNew Media PC - Win10, Wireless

Problem:
Plex is installed on the new media PC and can be accessed through the web interface by any device. The video files are stored on the 300GB external hard drive mapped to D:\.

I want to make the D:\ drive into a shared folder so that any computer on this network can place and delete files onto this D:\ drive.
I have D:\ set as a shared drive, permissions = shared with "everyone", Full Control/Read/Write

Problem is that whenever I try to access the Media PC from my gaming desktop it gives me "WINDOWS cannot access \\MEDIACENTER". However, when I try from my Macbook knockoff, it works perfectly. What gives?

Current Status:
All time zones correct
All Win10 machines use Microsoft email login, PIN entry
Media PC pingable from gaming desktop
All networks set to "Private"
Network discovery - ONFile/Printer Sharing - ONPublic Folder Sharing - ONPassword Protected Sharing - OFFWindows Firewall is ON for private networks

Answer:Cannot access shared folder on Win 10 Machine, tried a lot of things!

Did you look at the tutorials at https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...e_Maintenance/ before posting. Has nothing to do with PLEX, it has to do with whether you are using a local account or a Microsoft account for logging into your computers running Windows 10. Also the PLEX server is best to not be on a machine that you are using for gaming, since it can cause PLEX or the game program you are running to cause issues. I use a Synology DS216-2 plus for my PLEX server and upgraded the RAM to 8gb, which you can go up to 16gb if you want and i have had zero issues that way.

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on laptop #1. From laptop #2 that runs with XP Home I can map a network drive location to laptop #1 and access those laptop #1 folders and files just fine. No problem. And access works fine the other way.

Here's the issue. A third laptop, laptop #3, runs XP Pro. I can map to a location on laptop #1 just fine, but whenever I then try to access one of the folders there it will say the folder location "is not accessable". "Access is denied". I can access laptop #3 from laptop #1, if that means anything. I seem to have something set up differently between 1 and 3 versus 1 and 2, but for the life of me I don't know what. Please help.

Answer:Stumped on Folder/File Access from an XP Machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gordonware


I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on laptop #1. From laptop #2 that runs with XP Home I can map a network drive location to laptop #1 and access those laptop #1 folders and files just fine. No problem. And access works fine the other way.

Here's the issue. A third laptop, laptop #3, runs XP Pro. I can map to a location on laptop #1 just fine, but whenever I then try to access one of the folders there it will say the folder location "is not accessable". "Access is denied". I can access laptop #3 from laptop #1, if that means anything. I seem to have something set up differently between 1 and 3 versus 1 and 2, but for the life of me I don't know what. Please help.


Hi Gordon and welcome

I have a couple of questions

Are you using Homegroup for networking?

What anti virus and firewalls are being used ?
How are you sharing the folders On both the win 7 and XP machines?
thanks
Ken J+

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Current: Win7/64 Ultimate SP1

Ok, I have a game folder from an XP machine that was created by users with admin access, and possibly part of it from Administrator (on that machine).

I think I have two different SYSTEM, etc., owners on my system now.

Because of too many permission problems to elaborate on, and too much futzing around, can I easily (should I?) from every folder and subfolder:

1. Remove the XP generated owners (they're listed in this order):Authenticated Users
SYSTEM
Administrators
Users
2. Then replace them with my (win7/64Ult) machine's owners:Authenticated Users
SYSTEM
Administrators
Users
3. (Making sure that the permissions are inherited from parent of course).
I looked at the tutorials here, and I've tried many things, but am still confused as to whether I should

1. Do this from the folder->properties windows
or
2. Use some combination of secedit or cacls

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi all,

Please your help urgently.

I am currently having difficulties trying to write to a shared drive on an intranet network in windows vista using javascript FileSystemObject.

the code is as follows:

<html>
<script language='JavaScript'>
function WriteToFile() {
try {
var fs,s;
fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
s = fso.CreateTextFile("\\*****\Nosike\\Logfileee.txt " ,8,true);
s.writeline("name|email|location|comments");
s.writeline(document.data.name.value + "|" + document.data.email.value + "|" + document.data.location.value + "|" + document.data.comments.value);
s.Close();
}
catch(err){
var strErr = 'Error:';
strErr += '\nNumber:' + err.number;
strErr += '\nDescription:' + err.description;
document.write(strErr);
}
}

</script>
<body>
<form action="test.hta" method="post" name="data">
Name: <input type = "text" name="name"><br>
Email: <input type="text" name="email"><br>
Location: <input type = "text" name="location"><br>
Comments: <textarea name="comments"> </textarea><br>
<input type=button value="Submit Data" OnClick="WriteToFile(this.form)">
</form>
</body>
</html>


Looking forward to your help.

Thanks

Answer:Writing to a shared folder from local machine

I would try here

DonationCoder.com

or here

Public Folder Sharing - Turn On or Off

Tutorial thanks to Brink

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ok i've got my desktop and laptop linked together and the desktop now all i want to do is share the drives and folder and also the printer both pc are running XP pro

Answer:Printer and folder sharing

To share any files or folders right click the icon and select sharing and follow the prompts.For the printer go to Control panel/printers/right click on printer icon for sharing

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I have one folder, one stupid folder on that simply will not give me access even though I am the administrator. I am at wits end as to how I should solve this problem. I can go through each and every file in the Video directory and edit ever single permission but that doesn't solve the problem on the whole. I just want to share the file and give myself complete access but alas it will not let me. HELP!

Answer:Folder Sharing Problems

  
Quote: Originally Posted by st0icr4ven


I have one folder, one stupid folder on that simply will not give me access even though I am the administrator. I am at wits end as to how I should solve this problem. I can go through each and every file in the Video directory and edit ever single permission but that doesn't solve the problem on the whole. I just want to share the file and give myself complete access but alas it will not let me. HELP!


I assume you have taken ownership of the folder and included yourself in the owners group.

Was that folder from a different drive or OS? who owned it there?

Give us as much info as you can

Ken

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I'm running Windows 7 32bit. Sorry. I tried running the above utility. But it didn't show the system details.
I created a home group. I can access the other computer's shared folder. But the other computer could not access my shared folder which it accessed a few days ago. I ran trouble shooter and found that p2pimsvc is not running. I started it from Services and changed it to start automatic. But I'm not able to start the other relevant services(namely p2psvc, PNRPsvc, PNRPAutoReg). I got Error 1068(The dependency service or group failed to start).

I also deleted the idstore.sst file to get around this. But it is of no use. What else I've to do? Also I'm unable to share the printer. I've to switch the printer cable between these two systems. Can anyone give me a suggestion regarding this home group issue? How to find out whether any background process is preventing these services?
 

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Here's my System specification.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1986 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 769 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 49899 MB, Free - 20280 MB; D: Total - 140005 MB, Free - 112000 MB; E: Total - 140005 MB, Free - 98767 MB; F: Total - 146925 MB, Free - 117237 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON, IPMSB-H61
Antivirus: K7TotalSecurity, Not Updated
 

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I have a new Win7 x64 laptop connected to my home network (HomeGroup). My Win7 x64 desktop PC can see the laptop's filesystem and vice-versa. I've shared the MyDocuments folder on the laptop with everybody (no passwords, full control, made it as promiscuous as I can). I can drag a file from that folder to the desktop PC, but whenever I try to drag anything from the desktop PC to the laptop I'm told, "Destination folder access denied" and "You need permission to perform this action." Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? I know this has been covered many times around here, but none of the threads I've read seem to help. Thanks loads.

Answer:Folder sharing trouble

You need to make sure your permissions are right. You might have set them for everyone but you didn't specify which permissions you gave them.

NTFS and share permissions systems are completely separate from each other, to access files on a shared NTFS drive they user must have the correct NTFS and the correct share permissions.

Always remember the least invasive permissions will be used

Here is a good tutorial.
Sharing and Permissions

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Hello, not sure where to put this so here it goes.

I have a desktop and a laptop that I'd like to share files between. I am able to share almost every file on the desktop except for the folder labeled "desktop" that is located under the use folder inside the desktop folder, so C:\Users\Desktop\Desktop. I am able to share this folder and see it from my laptop but when I try to open it the explorer crashes on my laptop. If I share a folder within the desktop folder I am able open it with no issues. Does this make any sense?

Here's some computer info

Desktop
Account name - Desktop
OS - Windows 7 Pro

Laptop
Account name - Laptop
OS - Windows Vista Business


Any guesses?
 

Answer:Folder sharing question

Does it crash or just slow down? I know my laptop takes a few to load my share folder on my desktop.
 

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Hi, We have a server machine running windows 7. just a few days ago, it started not being able to access its own sharing folders. From network, I can see all other computers(Xps and Window 7s). I can access other computer's sharing folders too. But when I try to access the server's own sharing folder, it gives me this error message:

"Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click diagnose. "

Please help!! Our office cannot function without this server working properly! THANK YOU!!
 

Answer:cannot access its own sharing folder

Please read the rules. Do not double-post.

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1078276-windows-7-cannot-access-its.html
 

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ok...how in the world do I share a folder on a windows 10 PC so that I can copy files from one machine to that one without need to supply a log in?
 

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Hi members, what would be the best software for sharing of files with password protection? Because my customers can access my files in the network.

Answer:Sharing of Folder From Server

Quote from: rdonaire09 on July 14, 2009, 07:39:01 AMHi members, what would be the best software for sharing of files with password protection? Because my customers can access my files in the network.

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error"No more connections can be made to this remote computer at this time because there are already as many connections as the computer can accept"

i have 6 user working together in a project in one of the system the project data is stored and it is shared it is accessed by the rest of the user instally from last 2 weeks they are not able to access the user in which the data is stored he has to restart his system then only all other user's can again be able to access the data

plz help me to find a solution for this the systems are on windows xp sp3 and windows vista sp1

thank u
 

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I have Windows 10 installed on my PC and i am coming from windows XP. On windows xp i was able to setup folders as shared folders that did not require a password or any other authentication. This allowed me to share folders via my kodi (android tv box). I am having nothing but trouble attempting to share on windows 10.

I do not want a password or any authentication. I just want to be able to access my \\ipaddress\ files without any other prompts.

Currently i see the folders that i have shared but i can not access the folders. It still asks for a password and username.

In the network and sharing center i have public networking sharing on and password protection off.

What am i missing?

Answer:WINDOWS 10 folder sharing

What system is trying to access the shared folders , another local windows 10 PC?

If it's another local Windows 10 PC then both join the same Homegroup , then it can access the shared folders....

If not , and be CAREFUL with this one ... using this will mean anyone that can get into your LAN will have access to your shared folders.

Go to Control Panel
Network and sharing center
Change advanced sharing settings
Enable Turn Off password protect sharing option.

This will allow access to the shared folders without a login.

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I just built an XP box to be the "media computer", and I have an external hard drive that I'd like to share with that computer. So far, I haven't had a problem with sharing the drive itself, but I can't get into any of the subfolders from the other computer.
I don't really care how the files get shared so long as it's easy (like barely computer literate easy) to access all the files, folders, and subfolders on my exHD on the other computer.
I've already tried mapping the network drive, I've also tried using the Share... option, but again, can't get to the subfolders in either case.
Help me out, internet people! Any suggestions are welcome.

Answer:Sharing folder AND ALL SUBFOLDERS

Hi,
1) Sorry for my english, i'm from non-english speaking country.
2) I had the same problem, my brother wrote little program for it (he's studying IT) and that worked for me.
3) You have to extract zip file on both computers and run START.vbs file.
4) Done.
I uploaded program for you here: download

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Hello,
I have a question regarding networking 2 PCs.

PC #1) A laptop running Vista Home Premium
PC #2) A desktop running Windows XP

The two are connected with a crossover cable and everything is mostly working. The issue I am having is sharing a certain directory on PC#1's c:/ drive. I did the following:

1) Unshared the c:/ drive to reset everything
2) Shared the c:/ drive (top level)
3) The c:/ drive appears as shared on PC#2. There are two user directories in c:/users ----- 'public access', and 'myname'. I can access the 'public access' directory, but not the 'myname' directory.

I have shared the 'myname' directory directly, and it appears on PC #2. I have also set permissions as follows: Right click 'myname', Sharing, Advanced sharing, Permissions, Total control for all.

Still no luck, though.

What am I missing?

Thanks so much.
 

Answer:Folder sharing on two networked PCs

Answered on another board with a link.
 

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I have two "Window XP Home" computers on a home network. After setting up the network to share internet connection, I decided I could share files and for a time it worked. Now for some reason my computer when I try to get something off the daughters says access denied talk to the admin. I went to hers the other day and while on it I checked the My Network Places and it does not even see the shared folders on mine. Is there a way to fix this??? and How???
 

Answer:Sharing files and folder ?????????????????? Help

maybe this will help http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic8914.html

another thing is to make sure the folders are set to allow the network to see them, i did this last night. my comp was able to see the drive but nothung in it, i had to set the setting on each folder to share on the network and that fixed it.
 

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My Desktop computer is the main pc. Daughter 1 has a folder on my pc that she needs to share on her laptop. so i've set the folder to file share. But the folder also shows on daughter 2 laptop for sharing as well. How do I set it so only daughter 1 can share the folder?

Answer:File \ folder sharing

click hereset permissions the link will help...

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I'm getting angry at this point. The horrible monstrosity that is Vista's folder sharing system is being a real pain.

I have a folder

D:\Software

that has some subfolders (Windows Software, Linux Software, Pocket PC Software). I want it shared with everyone as read-only, but occasionally I want to change it to read/write so I can update it with files from other computers. However, Vista's awful folder sharing seems to be non-recursive, so sharing D:\Software doesn't share stuff inside Windows Software, just lets you list the folders in D:\Software. Having to go through and add permissions is a pain.

Is there a way to just wipe all permissions and start over? My folders all have their own permissions and I can't seem to get them back to normal, selecting all doesn't help because it only applies to the one I clicked on first. Better yet, is there a way to just get the real file sharing dialog for all shares (the one that Windows XP had, and Vista uses at random on certain folders but not on others)?

That dumbed-down idiot-friendly co-owner/contributor/reader nonsense has to go, it isn't real permissions and it doesn't offer any options, which makes it useless.

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Me again! Problems with getting into shared folders on my Win 7 pc

Have managed to set up sharing between two pcs, one Win 7 other XP.

Win 7 can see and access all the folders (and now the printer too thanks to your help) on the XP pc - great!

However although the XP pc can see the networked Win 7 folders, when I open the default folder (which incidentally is greyed out) all the sub folders show as empty. Any ideas please?

Also does anyone know if I can network a Canon LiDE 90 scanner which is currently wired to XP pc to my Win 7?

Many thanks

Answer:Folder Sharing Problem XP/7

I can only hope that you set up a workgroup and not a Homegroup for sharing because Homegroups are only made for Windows 7 machines.

I'm not sure what you mean by the default folder?

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Hi Guy's,

I will explain my small home network (1 PC & 1 Laptop). Not big eh ? OK

The PC is a shared PC running Windows XP media edition

The Laptop is also shared, but with my account (administrator) & a guest account running Vista home premium.

The set-up is my PC is connected to a wireless router by ethernet cable & the laptop is wireless.

What I am attempting to do is share files from the PC so I can access them on my laptop, but I do not want the guest or any other users of the laptop & PC to be able to read them. Is this possible & how would I go about doing it.

Thanks for your help

Wizzkid
 

Answer:Files & Folder sharing

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i got big head on the wireless network sharing files, the problem is i can see the files that sharing from my PC, but he cant access to my computer, because is under password protected.
The thing is i didnt set any account with protected password in OS. Beside, i've turned off the window firewall. So pls help me up.
i;m using XP service pack 2
 

Answer:LAN sharing folder issue

This tutorial may help:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic106417.html

But I'd also say, try with your (or Windows) firewall off
 

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I'm new at this networking stuff, so please excuse the possible lameness of this problem. I have 3 computers (one PC, two laptops) connected to my home network. They are all in my Homegroup. They are all running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. I want to allow all three to have access to all files and folders on each one. I have a Windows Firewall active. How do I set up all computers to have free access among them? If the answer is too complicated, please direct me to an article or webpage that gives the easiest directions. Thanks very much.
 

Answer:Solved: How To Allow Folder Sharing

To save repeating and my typing, see:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-in-windows-7-with-homegroup/
 

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1. How do I get rid of (unshare) that shared folder "Users"?

2. How do I get it to stop asking for a username and password? I already bubbled in "Turn off password protected sharing"!

Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Folder Sharing

Users should not be shared. But you can right click on it > share with > nobody
 

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Windows Help says "To stop sharing a folder by using the Windows interface:

Open Computer Management. In the console tree, click System Tools, then click Shared Folders, and then click Shares. In the details pane, right-click a shared folder, and then click Stop Sharing."

I've done exactly that. When I right-click any shared folder, I get a menu with four choices: Open, All Tasks, Refresh, Help. The only choice under "All Tasks" is "Open". Why don't I see a "Stop Sharing" choice?

Answer:How to stop sharing a folder?

Go to the folder right click
left click on properties
You should see the share options
I have tested, using Windows 10. Seven should be the same in this area.

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I am running a laptop and a computer on Windows 7 Ultimate. I want to make the laptop share a directory with the computer, but whenever a new session is made, the user must login to the remote host. I remember using this method on Windows Server 2008 & Windows Vista, but it does not seem to work on Windows 7, does anybody know how to enable authentication when somebody opens the share folder?
 

Answer:Windows 7 Folder Sharing

Create a user account on the computer with the shared resource that has the same name/password as is used to login to the laptop.
 

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Hi all
I have a Vista & Windows 7 networked, when trying to set up document sharing in "Share with" I'm unable to select any of the options on the drop down menu, it is constantly stuck on "nobody". I would appreciate some help please.
TJ
 

Answer:Solved: Folder Sharing

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how do i share a folder with a friend who is at his house a couple of towns away and not in my homegroup "both running windows 7" do i need a ftp server? if so what are the steps to sharing that folder? thanks

Answer:sharing a folder with a friend???

You may upload the folders in a file hosting site like Rapidshare or mediafire , but the best way is trying TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet

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I Upgraded to Windows 10 two days ago, I shared one of the folders on my desktop and now I can't close the share.
When I click stop sharing on both the ribbon and the context specific menu, after I right click the folder, nothing happens.

Please help.

Answer:Can't Stop Sharing Folder

Try doing it manually?

Open an elevated command prompt, right click on Start then click Command Prompt Admin.
Then type


Code:
net share sharename /delete

And press enter sharename being the name of the share, probably the folder unless you called it something else

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Hi,When i click the X3D folder on my pc i'm prompted to put in a
user name and password for network login which i've never had.
I've checked network and sharing settings and i can't see anything wrong.
This folder is to access a media server i've just got.

Answer:Can't access X3D sharing folder

Solved,found out it was the Samba security setting being turned on in the settings
of the media server.Turned it off and no more prompts for user name and password.

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Hi everyone.I currently have a small network of 2Pc's and 1 laptop which connect through a router with firewall. I currently have various folders shared (Documents and Settings etc) and was wondering whether it would be safe to share the whole drive.Thanks, James

Answer:Folder sharing on a network

jg 1990Not a good idea as a general rule to share a root drive it can open up all sorts of possibilities for intruders and or folks who like to "just try this" in among your system settings.Pavel

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our office has 2 branches recently the static ip of the branch was changed to a different subnet. earlier it used to be

111.170.150.140 subnet mask (255.255.255.128) main branch router (1) ip which forwards all request to server (dmz) - unchanged

111.170.150.141 subnet mask 255.255.255.128 sub branch (2) router ip changed to 111.170.150.61 subnet mask 255.255.255.224

after this change i am not able to access shared folders on the dmz server (1) (111.170.150.140).
i am able to ping the ip and also able to open remote desktop connections from sub branch (2).

i suspect that it is because of subnet change as i was earlier able to access shared folders

How can we access the shared folders across the subnet? what settings to change? kindly help
 

Answer:folder sharing between 2 subnets

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I'm trying to access a folder on my comp which is registered to another user. Both accounts are marked as being "computer administrator". Now the problem is....that I can't retreive files from the other users my documents folder. When I try and access that folder in Microsoft Outlook 2003....I get a message from Microsoft Word saying The folder 'C:\Documents and Settings\******\My Documents' isn't accessible. The folder may be located in an unavailable location, protected with a password, or the filename contains a / or \. Now as far as I know, it's not in an unavailable location and it isn't password protected and I know it doesn't contain any /'s or \'s. Any ideas on what the problem might be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

Answer:Folder sharing problem! Please help!

When I had this problem it was because I disabled some windows services that were necesary to share files over a network. Try enabling services until it works... That's my tip.

Unless neither computer have had their services changed?

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I have Windows 10 installed on my PC and i am coming from windows XP. On windows xp i was able to setup folders as shared folders that did not require a password or any other authentication. This allowed me to share folders via my kodi (android tv box). I am having nothing but trouble attempting to share on windows 10.

I do not want a password or any authentication. I just want to be able to access my \\ipaddress\ files without any other prompts.

Currently i see the folders that i have shared but i can not access the folders. It still asks for a password and username.

In the network and sharing center i have public networking sharing on and password protection off.

What am i missing?

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I have a few networked folders I am creating to be viewed by certain members. Now i was curious if i set up the folder as view but not edit and one of the members drops a file in the folder will it allow them to?? AND will the file turn into a read only or full rights to the owner?

Answer:Clarification on folder sharing

If you are the administrator you can give the folders whatever access you want to the others i.e. if you make them read only, obviously they would not be able to add to or edit any of the files in them.

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Can someone give me baby steps to share files and folders between windows 7 and my other computer with XP?. I have scrapbook folders on both I would like to share. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Folder sharing windows7/xp

Have you looked in the tutorials?

File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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