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

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


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.


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

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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.


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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

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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

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I can't seem to predict when XP Pro SP2 will let me move a folder from SharedDocs\My Videos
to C:\ and when it won't! I don't get it. If I'm Owner don't I own it already?

Sometimes I can just grab the folder that I copied from another machine and placed in My Videos and just
drag it with the Left Mouse Button into another folder on C:\ and it just moves it by changing the directory entries. Then sometimes when I do that, it copies all the files!! Well with video files that's pretty slow!!

Anyone have a clue? Seems to be no rhyme or reason to it.

Answer:Move Folder Out Of Shared Folder Same Drive Wants To Copy?

Hello MilesAhead,I'm not absolutely sure, but some of the phrases in your problem description seem to indicate that this might be a variation of the "XP + mouse movement + mouse buttons + keyboard keystrokes" behavior described in the following post. The post deals with the unexpected copying of files when trying to delete them, but I thought the same (or a similar) principle might apply with respect to moving files/folders. "Multiple Deleting Of Files Doesn't Work.":

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Hello allI am working on some shared folder in organization, I have shared some folders to a user, and I came to know that the authorized user is open a shared excel file and has READ ONLY permission on top of the file. I check the file and folder, there was Read-only button checked on, than I deselect it press apply and ok, again went to properties, the readonly button still checked. I wonder why it is happening. why it happens and how to resolve it. There is GOD where there is true smile for someone...

Answer:Read only on shared folder

Check the NTFS Permissions or simillar. That might help

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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.

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- I have three PCs - two running Win 7 Home Premium ("clients") and one running Win 7 Ultimate ("server").

- I wish to use one of the server PC's HDD to store a backup of critical files of the two client PCs using folder sharing.

- All three are on the same homegroup (took me ages to achieve this - only managed once syncronied all three clocks, but that's another story...).

- I set up a uid and password for the server PC, will refer to it as "john".

- I created a folder on the server HDD called "backup" under which the backup will be stored. The folder and all its sub-folders are shared.

- I can see and access this folder and its sub-folders from both client PCs.

- I verified that "john" is the owner of the backup folder and all the files/sub-folders it holds. I also verified that "john" has read/write/full control rights for the backup folder and all its sub-folders.

However, as commonly reported , I am unable to change the "read only" permission from the "backup" folder. Hence (I am guessing that this is the reason) I cannot write anything to it ar its sub-folders from the client PCs. I can un-tick the read-only box, click OK, but when returning it is still there...

I already tried "attrib -s -r e:\backup" where e is the HDD leter on the server PC, but it has no effect.

Any idea how to get around this?

Answer:Cannot remove read-only from shared folder - help!

Please ignore - now resolved.

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I have a network of computers in my office running on windows 7 and one main computer running on windows 10. I have a folder shared on my windows 10 pc and i can access this folder on all computers on my network. I can read but not write on this shared folder on my other pcs on the network. I tried sharing everyone (read/write) on the properties but still same problem...please help

Answer:Can read but not write on shared folder

Make sure you have the same Account (username and password) on both machines.

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my desktop computer w/ windows 2K Prof. could not boot. It booted through bios screen and went blank, then beep to indicate halt on error. I installed its hard drive in the firewire hardness. Hook this firewire to the winXP Home laptop. Set the share/security for this drive successfully. I can access to most of directories including my old win2k, and administrator account directories. But can NOT access to its "\Shared Folders On Mary". I got "access is denied". On my old desktop, there is a shortcut to the "\shared Folders on Mary\Download\Food", and I can access these files. I believe other directories/files are there but can not access to them. Please help ! Thank you

Answer:w2k shared folder failed, try to read in wXp

clarify: this w2k pro. shared folder was for networking. Thks.

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my desktop computer w/ windows 2K Prof. could not boot. It booted through bios screen and went blank, then beep to indicate halt on error. I installed its hard drive in the firewire hardness. Hook this firewire to the winXP Home laptop. Set the share/security for this drive successfully. I can access to most of directories including my old win2k, and administrator account directories. But can NOT access to its "\Shared Folders On Mary". I got "access is denied". On my old desktop, there is a shortcut to the "\shared Folders on Mary\Download\Food", and I can access these files. I believe other directories/files are there but can not access to them. Please help ! Thank you

Answer:w2k shared folder failed, try to read in wXp

clarify: this w2k pro. shared folder was for networking. Thks.

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I have a network of computers in my office running on windows 7 and one main computer running on windows 10. I have a folder shared on my windows 10 pc and i can access this folder on all computers on my network. I can read but not write on this shared folder on my other pcs on the network. I tried sharing everyone (read/write) on the properties but still same problem...please help

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Ok so I recently downloaded a giant ZIP file that contains all the material I'm going to need for my college course. I come to find after unpacking the ZIP that each individual file is, for some reason, split up into subfolders. I was wondering if it's possible to compress/compile all the folders and their content into one single folder.

Thanks for the help

Answer:[SOLVED] Copy files from multiple sub-folders to 1 folder

Hi -

Create the new destination folder (this example = k:\1folder).

This command copies all files found in c:\test to k:\1folder.

Bring up elevated cmd/DOS prompt -
START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe above under "Programs" | select "Run as Administrator | Paste this command -


for /f "tokens=*" %a in ('dir /b /s /a-d "c:\test"') do @copy "%a" "k:\1folder"
Change origin and destination folder names.

Regards. . .



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I try to write a script to copy Outlook.pst from my MS outlook2003 to a server shared folder in C drive, but nothing is being copiedMy Outlook.pst is under:C:\Documents and Settings\desmond ang\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pstserver name and ip: server, shared folder is: backupMy script is below. Please help. Thanks@ECHO OFFxcopy "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst" //

Answer:script cannot copy outlook.pst to server shared folder

This is a double post. Try to only start a thread in one section, so you can get all the help you need.

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Hi, I would like to know how to prevent video play on my shared folder, i am shared folder so that other can copy video file that i want they have, but usually they play video directly from shared folder, its make my computer very slow.

any help would be thanks


Answer:How do I prevent user play video on my shared folder

Unshare your folder.

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I pinned the Files folder in my account to the Windows 10 Start menu, and also saved this folder as a favorite in Edge, which is my default browser. But after closing Edge, when I then click the tile in the start menu, or after opening Edge, if I click the OneDrive link in the favorites bar, OneDrive opens my Shared folder rather than the desired Files folder. To see the Files folder, I can click "OneDrive" in the menu bar. Moreover, after the Files folder has been opened, if I then add a tab and click on OneDrive in the favorites bar, OneDrive correctly opens the Files folder, and will continue to operate this way (the correct way) as long as I don't close the browser. When I saved my OneDrive Files folder as a favorite in Firefox, I experienced the same problem. So the problem does not appear to be related to Edge.
How can I make always open in the Files Folder the first time?

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I've a w10 setup for file sharing. On the client side (the other computer on the network) I can create a file and save it on the w10. No problem. This was not easy as y'all know but I got that to work, finally.

The remaining problem is that I cannot simply copy a file/files from the computer on the network to the w10 machine. I get a does not have permission error. I can't figure out why I can create or edit a file and save it but I cannot simply copy an existing file over to the w10 machine.

Any ideas?

Answer:w10 shared files editable but cannot copy new files from network

On your local computer, there will be two ways to access shared folders. There will be the physical folder location under This PC and there will be the network shared location under Network. I have a feeling you might be attempting to save the copied files to the local PC through it's Network shared location and you probably don't have Write permission set for that share. Make sure you are trying to save the file to the real folder under This PC.

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I have a couple of desktops and laptops connected on a wired network. I have no problems accessing and copying files. This isn't about access denied or other machines not being visible. My issue is that one of my laptops can be accessed and I can move through all shared folders but sometimes when I try to copy a file from this machine the copy dialog opens but no data is being copied. The transfer rate stays at 0kb/s. Rebooting this machine helps partially, but file transfers will start at well below 1Mb/s and very slowly rise some during the copy. I don't have this issue with any other machine. In fact, I have never seen an issue like this. Most people have problems with read/write permissions, again, that's not my problem. Data just won't move when copying sometimes. All machines are running win7 ultimate and avast 5. The laptop with this issue is a Toshiba e205, core i5, 4gigs ram, atheros ar8152 ethernet. Should also mention that I don't have a problem with other traffic on this connection such as internet or like I said accessing shared files in explorer. They just won't copy. I've tried copying from this machine using a desktop and copying to a desktop from the laptop (yes, I have read/write permissions, not a permissions issue). Any help, please!

Answer:Shared files visable but can't copy

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have you tried dropping the files you want to copy in the Public folder first?

Have you tried Save As and re-naming them first?

These articles may be of some help: File sharing essentials

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Okay, so what I wanted to do is set aside a little bit of space, say 10gigs, for each person on my network besides myself (which would be 3) to have as a little space to backup important documents and such in case their computer goes south. This would, of course, require that the folder be accessible over the LAN and password protected. I don't care what's being stored on there, so I don't need the password, just them.

Now it gets trickier in that there are both Macs (Tiger) and PCs (Vista & XP) on my network and it would be nice to be able to read/write from either a mac or pc as some people use both. This would probably be giving rise to some sort of complication of file system. I don't know if this requires separate partitions for each person, but it would be nice if the size of the share could be increased without a bunch of hassle.

Finally, it would be nice if these files could be accessed from a remote location. I'm pretty new to networking so I know basically what FTP, VPN, SSH, etc. are but not too much more. I'm sure I can figure out most of the details once I know basically what I need to do and which software to use.

Answer:Create a shared, password protected folder for cross platform read/write

(This is based in a windows 2k/2k3 machine)
you could assign shares to each folder, within the properties restrict access to each share to an account on the server, give the user accounts unique credentials, give the user account info to only the person you want to have access to the share/folder.

When they try to browse to the share, it should prompt them for the username/password.

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I have three PC's all running windows 7. They are set up to log on automatically with no password. They are part of a homegroup and I can't see shared files.

I have been doing this on XP for years, is it the homegroup thats causing the problem.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Can't read shared files on Windows 7


Maybe this will shine some light on the subject for you:

More info:

Google search:

Windows 7 share folders with no password...

Not sure, but you may have to password protect the PCs to be able to make the changes required for sharing. Hopefully, someone else can clarify on this...

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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

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We are using windows 7 and all our clients are under the domain. one of our dept member requested me to create a share folder in his pc in which user can create edit modify any of file but not to delete any of file.
So is it possible or not???
Please help me out this issue.

Rakesh Kumar

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I have a subfolder under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu on my desktop that I want to copy to the same folder on a laptop which is part of my home network. I've explicitly set the shared properties of ...Start Menu on the laptop to Homegroup (Read/Write). Nevertheless, when I try to copy the subfolder from my desktop to the laptop I get the message "Destination Folder Access Denied: You need permission to perform this action." How do I get "permission"?

Answer:Can't copy files to shared Homegroup Start Menu

Let's make sure we are thinking the same steps here: You have shared the laptop's C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu on the network and checked that the permissions on the shared Start Menu folder are set to Read/write for Homegroup? You need to do that twice: once on the folder as it is listed under Network and once where the folder is listed in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. As ProgramData is a system folder you might also have to set Homegroup to have the right to "traverse folder" on ProgramData.
Quite a bit of work for replacing a few files really. Why do you have to do this over the network? Can't you just copy the file and do it locally? Mind you you might still have to tweak the permission on the ProgramData folder but at least you only have to do that once......

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i have 7 pcs connected through a hub and 6 of them can share everything, the problem is the other one witch allows only to browse for shared folders.

It can access all the others without a problem.
All can browse its shared folders.
None can copy / open / delete any shared file from this computer.
If i try to copy a file i get: "Cannot Copy 'Filename':Access is Denied"

The pcs are a mix of win XP Home / Pro, The one with these problems is XP home.

Any Ideas??


Answer:Can view shared files but get error if open or copy them.

Check the Sharing...permissions on that offending PC

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

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Hi! I have decided to shared folder but averytime I add a file to that folder the file is not automatically shared but I have to share it manually. Is there a way to tell that avery file I'll add to that folder has to be intended shared...

Is is not a big deal but it is annoying...

Answer:Add files to a shared folder

This is how I share files. Network File Sharing.pdf

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I've mapped some folders in my laptop (Windows 7 Professional 64-bit).
I wanted them offline so I chose make available offline. After some days I've removed 'Make available offline'.
Now, the problem is when I open a file in shared folder for modification it's taking a local copy the changes are not reflecting in server. 
What I dont understand is when I removed offline, how am getting a local copy instead of the files in server.


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I accidentally deleted my share pics folder when i was cleaning out my photos. I realized it was really dumb, because i cant get it back. I emptied trash, forgetting it was there.
Can somone please help me get it back?

Answer:Shared files folder?

brandendumont, file recovery is a serious and tedious process and can be expensive read about it here and then decide what you want to do.
**stop using the PC that you are trying to recover files from immediately and turn it off until you read the links OK.

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It can't be this hard, and the answers I've googled just aren't working. Gotta be something simple. So. . . .
Main Computer is older Dell machine running XP Home SP3 w/ Norton Internet Security. Settings say firewall recognizes LInksys router / wireless Network
Secondary computer is 2 year old Vista Home Premium 32 HP notebook running same Norton. Settings say firewall recognizes LInksys wireless network / router as well.
I have set up a simple network where I can access virtually all files (including C:/) on the Dell XP system from the HP Vista Notebook. I treat the Dell system as sort of my home server. However, yesterday I realized I had never tried to access files on the HP Vista Notebook FROM the Dell Dell XP system. The ONLY folder that shares on the HP Vista Notebook is the PUBLIC folder (probably why they call it "public" right ?) I have, on the HP vista Notebook, set designated other folders to be "shared" on the Vista Machine, and they are recognized on the Dell XP machine. However, except for the Public folder, I get the "Access denied, talk to the server administrator. . . ." when I click on the VISTA folder while in the XP machine's my network places.

One post went so far as to say to set up a "user account" on the Vista Machine with the computer name of the XP machina. Well, I did that. Don't think that works. For a couple of vista folders, I got sneaky and copied a shortcut from that folder in... Read more

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First time on this forum, so I hope I chose the right category to post my problem. I just got a new laptop, and it has Vista Home Premium.

My problem.. I use a program/application called "DVArchive" (aka: DVA) for archiving my tv shows on my PC (from my ReplayTV). This application worked just fine on XP, but of course, Vista is giving me all kinds of crap.

The application IS working.. It can see my ReplayTV unit, I can access my archived shows, etc. However, Vista is giving me error messages, which are interfering with it and making it crash.

The problem has to do specifically with the applications configuration (.XML) files. I'm pretty tech saavy, but I'm not a computer expert, so I'll just cut and paste the actual error messages below. The listed pathways are where DVArchive stores it's files...
04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: XMLUTILS:: Error trying to create XML Output file C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: Error flushing persistant store - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:26:13 ERROR: LOCAL_STORE::SAVE: Unable to rename old store C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml to backup C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml~ - PLEASE BE SURE THE DIRECTORY/FILE CAN BE READ/WRITTEN TO
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Answer:Help - .XML files - Read/Write error - Vista won't allow app/pgm to copy/backup files

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I am running windows XP and using the shared Dcoument folder to share JPEG files on two other computers. When I go to the other computers to open the Files (jpeg) the folders are showing up along with the thumbnail of the picture - not the actual picture just a Icon. I tried viewing the folder in different views but i get nothing just the Icon.
Is it a setting on the main computer that needs to be checked in order to see the JPEG files
on the other computers.

Look forward to your help.

Answer:Cant See Jpeg Files in Shared Folder

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I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file (a disk image), then I get a message saying that I cannot open the file, or the file is in use (it depends on the app/filetype). I have the same problem when I open a video file. Strangely, text files and PDF files are just fine. And if I copy any of the problematic files to the local Windows disk, then I can open them just fine.

The specific error messages are:

- AVI files opened in VLC: "Your input can't be opened. VLC is unable to open the MRL."
- ISO files opened by Windows Explorer: "Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file."

This only started happening after I upgraded to Windows 8.1 on the PC and Mavericks on the Mac. Mavericks upgraded its SMB version from SMB1 to SMB2, so perhaps that is related?
Does anyone know what the problem might be, and how I could fix it?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:W8.1: Can't open files on SMB folder shared by a Mac

Welcome to Eight Forums,

The upgrade seems to be an issue in your case. I'd suggest for you to download the latest driver from the manufacturer's site for your network adapter, see if that helps. I don't think that there's a way to revert your Maverick's SMB version.

Please post an update or your progress.

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Somehow files and folders in "Shared Documents" have become inaccessible through the directory tree. The only way to open "Shared Pictures" or "Shared Music" is through the hot link availabe under "Other Places" when "My Pictures", or the like, is open in an explorer window. When I try to access the folders and files through the directory tree I run into *.idx files. This is a new condition for me. Can anyone fill me in?

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I have a folder on One drive that I have shared with a friend with one drive account.
Both accounts are personal. Is it possible for my friend to add files to the shared folder.

Answer:Can others add files to shared folder on one drive?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have a folder on One drive that I have shared with a friend with one drive account.
Both accounts are personal. Is it possible for my friend to add files to the shared folder. Yes, your friend can add files to your shared folder, provided you have the proper permission settings for the folder set up. On your PC, go to Onedrive and navigate to the folder you have shared, and click on "share", then "invite people", then add the people you want to allow, then change "recipients can only view" to "recipients can edit". Done!

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Hi. I have been using my shared files folder to exchange files with the other computer I have at home, but I am trying to put a file in there and it tells me there is not enough disk space. The folder is empty. Why is that happening?

Answer:No space in shared files folder

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On my home network with 4 PCs I can access all shared files with no problems except from one PC. This PC is running XP SP3 and any files in the folder when it is shared are available and can be opened no problem but any new files moved to or created in this folder are can't be accessed by any of the other computers, as in "Windows media player cannot access this file. The file might be in use, you might not have access" and so on.
Never met this before on my others systems new files and old files are all available as long as they are in a shared folder.
Thanks for any suggestions

Answer:No access to NEW files in Shared folder

Have you compared Properties of a file that can be accessed with one that cannot to make sure ownership and permissions are the same?

XP Home or Pro? If Pro using Simple File Sharing?

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Hello all, thanks for your help.

Goal :
Sharing a Vista 64 Home Premium Folder with an XP Laptop.

Problem :
XP can view folders, but not files, in the Vista Shared Folder. Files that were in the folder when sharing was setup in Vista are accessible, but new files are not displayed. New Folders do display, however.

System Setup :
MSHOME network, Vista private network sharing of a single directory. Vista connected by cable, XP laptop by Wireless.

Already Done :
- Triple-Checked Permissions (guest, everyone, etc.)
- Normal Vista Sharing configuration in place
- Checked through specific settings for 'guest' and 'everyone' access of the folder, including 'read files..'
- Checked the net in luck

The folder I'm sharing is a P2P download folder. Sharing doesn't work properly when the program is on or off, so it doesn't seem to affect anything.

Other things I've done :
- Turned 'indexing' on
- Made sure 'read only' was not enabled under folder settings.



Answer:Vista Shared Folder Files not Updating

Update :

The P2P stuff isn't a factor - created a new directory and shared - same problem.

I'm wondering if it may have something to do with XP. (service pack 3)

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I run XP Home. When I click on My Network Places, it opens up to a Shared Doc Folder. In that folder are three sub folders called, Shared Music, Shared Pictures, and Shared Video. Each of these folders contain two .vbs script files all with weird names like "logo_anim_loop" and "nick on amp". I have no idea what these files are. They can not be deleted. Can anyone tell me what these might be and why they are there?

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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 . . .

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I have two computers, a desktop running Windows 7 Professional and a netbook running Windows 7 starter edition. I have shared some folders on the netbook and can access them from the desktop computer. However, I am unable to share folders on the desktop. From the netbook, I can see the desktop on my network and also the shared folders, but when I try to open them I am told I have insufficient authorization to so so. I have checked the authorizations on the desktop side and can see that "Everyone" has permission to open these folders for reading, and that the authorization extends also to subfolders and files.

I've been trying all day to resolve this problem and would appreciate any help.

When I set up these permissions, why doesn't Windows warn me that there's something else that will impede what I'm trying to do?

Answer:Insufficient authorization to see files in shared folder

You might try going into the Security tab of the Desktop's main drive or folder you want to share then add "Everyone" there as well. Security tab>Edit button>Add button>type Everyone for object name, apply, ok and so forth.

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Its real wierd.

Im using one pc with windows 7 and another with XP.
When I copy a file on the pc with win7 to the shared folder, I can see and access the file fine from the XP pc.

However, when I move (Ctrl+X) a file to the shared folder on the pc with win7, the file does not apear when I go to the shared folder from the XP pc.

Anyone knows what Im doing wrong?

BY THE WAY, is there a way to share the entire C drive or we are strict to the public folders? Its wierd that I gave full access permissions to the C drive, yet an error occurs while trying to access from XP. Only the public folders can be accessed.

Answer:Problem moving files to shared folder

Quote: Originally Posted by israelihero

Its real wierd.

Im using one pc with windows 7 and another with XP.
When I copy a file on the pc with win7 to the shared folder, I can see and access the file fine from the XP pc.

However, when I move (Ctrl+X) a file to the shared folder on the pc with win7, the file does not apear when I go to the shared folder from the XP pc.

Anyone knows what Im doing wrong?

BY THE WAY, is there a way to share the entire C drive or we are strict to the public folders? Its wierd that I gave full access permissions to the C drive, yet an error occurs while trying to access from XP. Only the public folders can be accessed.

You still need to allow premission to access the shared files on the Win7 machine. Just set up permissions on the Win7 machine by going to "Network and sharing center" and then to the left choose "Change Advance sharing settings". The select the settings in the pictures below.

You should also have access to the entire C drive once you do that.

I've been using my XP machine as my file server and it works perfectly.

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I run XP Home. When I click on My Network Places, it opens up to a Shared Doc Folder. In that folder are three sub folders called, Shared Music, Shared Pictures, and Shared Video. Each of these folders contain two .vbs script files all with weird names like "logo_anim_loop" and "nick on amp". I have no idea what these files are. They can not be deleted. Can anyone tell me what these might be and why they are there or how to delete them?
(I posted this in the XP section but got no response, so I'm trying here.)

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Hi all,

This is a problem that's been bothering me for days. I use an older computer (Windows XP Professional, SP2) that's relatively slow, but has a decent amount of disk space to store some of my files. While I store files on there, I prefer to access the files using my newer computer (Windows XP Home, SP2) since it's faster to extract/unzip files.

I can access all the folders & subfolders in the Shareddocs directory of my old computer perfectly, *except* ZIP/RAR files. Once I unzip the archive, my new computer can access all the files. But if I try to use my new computer to unzip the archives, it's telling me that it cannot find the file & that I don't have permissions for it.

So far, I've tried unchecking the "Simple File Sharing" box, and checking the permissions, and I have given everyone Full Control on my old computer. But I am still unable to extract/view the archives.

Any idea what might be wrong? I can just unzip everything on the old computer, but it's so horrendously slow I'd like some sort of solution to this.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Cannot access selected files in shared folder

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Creating a new Folder as read only and would like to have all files placed into that new Folder become read only as they are added or moved into that read only Folder. If Windows 7 cannot handle this is there any kind of software utility Haddon I can get to perform this task?

Answer:Folder read only and want all files placed in to become auto read only

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might describe your environment a bit more = how many users and what is yours and their user account status ?
See if this helps,

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Trying to find a solution to this issue.

2 XP Media Center SP3 PCs connected via Ethernet to router. PC A has Shared Documents folder with permissions set to allow 'Everyone' Full Control. Only Windows Firewall onboard, NOD32 virus scanner. PC B can see/open files from share on PC A, but any attempts to move or copy result in error message "your current security settings do not allow this action". Both PCs have IE6, File & Print Sharing enabled and turning off Windows Firewall doesn't change anything. What else can I try? Thanks.

Answer:Moving/copying files from shared folder causes error

Make sure you have the permissions set on both the Security tab as well as the Sharing tab.

On the shared folder security permissions, make sure that you go to the Advanced settings and check the box that tells it to replace the permissions on child objects as well.

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Additional Note:
Performing a net user * /DELETE has no effect on the share that is not working properly. Also when performing a new use the share does not appear in the list.

I keep having a re-occurring issue.

I start by creating a shared folder on a Windows 2000 Server. From my Windows XP Pro laptop I'm able to access the files in the shared folder. At some point either from logging off the network or network changes that occur over night, I lose share. By losing the share I mean that I can access the folder that is shared but it does not show any files in the folder even though there are files. If I turn off the server, I get the same empty folder results. I've tried registering and flushing the DNS several times and reassigning my IP address. I'm at a loss as to why the share will not show any files. If I create a new share on the same server it will work fine until I leave for the day and return the next day. I would like to understand more about how shares are created and handled in Windows and then I might be able to figure out why this problem is occurring.


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Hi Guys,

I am migrating my user's home folders from one storage server to another storage server. We have offline files sync enabled and users use to work at work in offline mode and the files/folders sync when they connect to the company's network.
I have done some testing before migrating and found an issue that need assistance from your guys.

I pick a test user say "Testuser01" and logout him out from the system. I have copied all home drive stuff from Sharedserever-1 (Old) to Sharedserever-2 (New) for test user and make the required changes in AD profile and GPO for drive mapping. As
the Testuser01's documents pointing to H-drive (My Documents) are available offline on laptop in Documents folder. Now I have worked offline as "tesetuser01" and created some test files but when I logged in and connected
with my company's network H-drive is it correctly pointing to new Sharedserever (i.e. Sharedserever-2) and Documents path also redirected to the new server location. However the files created in offline mode were disappeared instead of sync with
the new Sharedserever.
I could not figure out why and I don't know if it something with CSC - Client-Side Caching folder ?
Any help would be appreciated.


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I curently use a shared folder on my desktop to store all my music collection that then allows me to either use WMP on my desktop or WMP / Itunes on my laptop. I am currently trying to add all the missing artwork. a lot of my artwork can be seen in WMP but not itunes. I know how to get the album art into itunes but when i look at the shared network folder on the laptop it doesnt show any files except for the ripped music files. On the desktop i can see the all the files. I guess there is a setting to allow this but I can't seem to find it! Desktop is XP, laptop is vista. All ideas welcome, many thanks :-)

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hi heres my problem

when i put a blank CD in the drive and try to write something to it lets say a picture file, it will do it but then when i put the disc back in there's nothing on the disc its just gone and the computer thinks the disc is empty, when i try to write to that disc again it sez some rubbish like "you may not be able to use this disc anymore" along the lines of that

I really need this problem to be fixed so i can backup a few files to dsic


Answer:i can see and play files off cds but cant copy them

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I copied files of various types (.txt, .jpg., .exe) from my PC to a Phillips CD-RW 4-12X 700 MB disk. When I look at the file properties while they are still on the CD drive, they are read-only. I inserted the CD-RW disk into a notebook PC and copied them onto that computer. After modifying the files on the notebook, I attempt to copy them back to the same or a blank CD-RW disk. I get an error message stating that the copied files are read only and access is denied (even though I have administrator privileges). I uncheck the read only box in Properties but that doesn't help. Any ideas?

Answer:Cannot Copy Read Only Files

How are you copying them exactly?

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How to copy files from a cd-r or cd-rw not as Read Only, but as Archive?

Everytime I copy a file from a cd, it's read-only. th'ats very boring.

Answer:Copy files from CD NOT as Read Only?

If you're using WinXP, you can drag and drop the file from the CD onto the computer, highlight the file you just dropped onto the computer, Right Click > Properties > Archive (check the box on the bottom of properties) and uncheck "Read Only".

If you're using Win98, I found that you would have to do the above mentioned process to each individual file, which is a total pain.

I hope this helps!

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I have about 400 video files in a folder but I need to put each one in its own folder so I can use the jukebox function on my media player. Is there any way it can be done without having to transfer each file to an individual folder one by one?

Answer:Is it possible to copy individual files in a folder to its own folder?

Why have you duplicated this thread that you've marked as solved? Is it possible to copy individual files in a folder to its own folder?

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I have about 600 files in a folder but I need to put each one in its own folder so I can use the jukebox function on my media player. Is there any way it can be done without having to transfer each file to an individual folder one by one?

Answer:Is it possible to copy individual files in a folder to its own folder?

Are you talking about mp3 files in a folder and moving them into individual folders? If yes - then I could help.

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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

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I have a computer running Vista Home Premium. On it, I have a folder shared read-only over the network as "downloads."

I can access the folder from other computers on the LAN, using \\computer\downloads. My problem is, sometimes the browsing computer (an XP Pro SP3 machine) will get an outdated list of the directory.

For instance, I have added many files in the past couple of weeks. Yet, for some reason, even today one of the computers would show the most recent file as being from late January. I've tried refreshing and shift-refreshing. Doesn't help.

What's weird is that this behavior seems to vary from client computer to client computer. One of my XP Pro SP3 machines will have the most-recent list of files, and the other one will still be a little bit behind, not showing the newest files.

I can't figure this out! I would think that the problem must lie on the side of the client, yet I have never had this problem previously in all my years of XP-to-XP file sharing.

Is there some sort of network cache present in XP that can be cleared? Or any other ideas on how to solve this?


Answer:Browsing shared folder over LAN sometimes shows outdated list of files; sometimes OK

It's not unnatural for what shows in My Network Places (XP) or Network (Vista) to be out of date, but usually not that out of date. In My Network Places click 'view workgroup computers' and you should force an update.

On any (properly working) network one computer becomes the Master Browser. It determines what's on the network and periodically updates the other computers.

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I have shared one folder and in security I added "everyone" and given full permission (full control, write, etc.)

But still I cannot access some pdf files in the folder from another computer. I can open the folder but when I try to open the pdf file I'm getting some permission error. Then I went to the first computer I selected all pdf files >> right click >> properties >> I changed security and added everyone there. Then I could open the pdf files from another computer.

Now the problem is every time when I add some files in the shared folder. I have to select all the files inside and add permission even though the folder itself is given full permission. I wonder why is it so?

Answer:shared folder with full permission cannot access files inside

If the same users access this folder. Add each person individually with Full Control rather then the Everyone Group to the permissions of the folder. Or You can add the users to the Power Users Group. Then allow the Power Users Group to have Full control.

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When I use the Windows XP facility for copying files to a CDRW disc they all appear as Read-Only files. Is there a cure for this?

Answer:CD copy in XP creates read-only files

Didn't U get some software with Ur CDRW? click here goto here for some software.

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I am trying to access files in a shared folder on my Vista PC from my XP laptop, through my wireless home network, but when I go to open a file (e.g., Word Document) it opens as "Read-Only". I noticed the shared folder on the Vista PC has the "read-only" attribute selected on its properties. I've tried unselecting the attribute, but it reverts to "read-only" every time I do this. The folder I'm sharing is the "Documents" folder on the Vista PC. All of the files I want to access from the XP laptop are in this folder and I don't want to bother with moving them to the "Public" folder in Vista.

Is it even possible to do what I'm trying to do? That is, access files on the Vista PC from the XP laptop through a wireless home network, and be able to make changes to the documents so they save on the Vista PC?

I have followed several step-by-step guides on file, folder, and printer sharing in Vista, and have changed all the permissions to make sure I'm able to access the shared folder from the XP laptop. I've changed the firewall settings on Norton 360, but that hasn't helped either. I've also installed the LLTD responder hotfix on the XP.

Both computers belong to the same workgroup and the network is set to "Private".

Note: I'm not getting any error messages when accessing the shared folder. The shared printing is working fine without any problems.

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Answer:Documents in Shared Folder open as "Read-Only"

Hi i'm no expert on this topic by any means, and i hope someone else can come along with a better explanation than i can, but it seems to me that your system (network) is treating the xp laptop as a 'slave' which can access but not alter data on the main pc, i would check to see if there are any settings that might apply to this, or maybe (just a guess) you may have to sign on as administrator on your xp laptop. like i say it's really not my field but hey, you can give it a go for what it's worth. sorry i can't be of much more help to you.

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Why is my cd creator changing my WAV files to CDA files?

Answer:Can't get my WAV files to play on CD. Attributes read-only. HELP!!!

.wma files are not a valid cd audio file format and have to be burned as per the .cda spec. your software is apparently converting said wma files to cda files. are you having any problems as a result of this?

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Hello! Thanks for looking into this thread.

To make a long story short, I have a new HDD with not much on it, and I have an old HDD with all my other stuff on it. :)

Some of that stuff is located in the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder. Game saves on online gaming sites such as etc.

It allowed me to copy from the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder onto a USB easily and without trouble. Whereas when I put my USB on the other computer, and try to copy them onto the Temp Internet Files folder of my new HDD, it just does not give me the option to.

I've looked into this a bit, and have discovered that there is no physical folder. I've gone to where I am supposed to, the Document Settings -> Local Settings ect. and it's not there. I guess that's the technical reason why it won't let me copy files to there, because there is no physical folder.

What I am asking is: Is there a way to copy files 'TO' the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder?

I emphasise the 'TO' as I've only seen information on google in regards to copying files 'FROM' the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder.

I hope you folks can help me out on this one. :)



Answer:Copy files 'TO' the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder


It is not that easy as IE stores TEMP file is multiple locations.

They could be stored in user temp files or in SYS files

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I have just set up a homegroup between two Win7 computers, and have logical drives (not the C: drive) mapped in the file manager on the opposite computer. I am able to read files on the opposite computer.

However, I am unable to copy files between the two computers by dragging and dropping within the file manager, nor can I delete files on the opposite computer.

I have been struggling with permissions, but can't figure out what I need to do to make this network fully functional. Can you help?

I have tried right-clicking for "drive properties," then "security," then "advance," and then "change permissions" and "add." But I can't figure out what to type in as the "object name."

Answer:Can read files over HomeGroup, but can't copy or move

I finally got it running. The solution was not easy to find: ...... so here it is:

1. "Sharing Wizard" needs to be disabled in Windows 7. Then Advanced Sharing needs to be set up, which takes several steps.

2. How to do this is explained in detail in Lessons 6 and 7, for which there are links on this page:
Windows Networking: User Accounts, Groups, Permissions & Their Role in Sharing.

3. In my case, I use a Windows Explorer replacement. So an added step in order to disable Sharing Wizard setting is to disable the replacement, do the disabling, and then re-enable Windows Explorer replacement.

There is no need to explain the exact steps here, since the on-line lessons are excellent.

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I've had this problem for a few months, just lived with it. In the attached screen shots, you will see I have no folder trees in any of the pop up Add, Move, or Copy pop ups in Explorer and Windows Media Player. I have no clue if this can be restored to show again. This has happened before I upgraded Media Player so it shouldnt be that. I'm thinking Windows Corruption somewhere. I have not and do not have any malware on this machine or any other that I have networked. My system is clean and runs 1000%. Any ideas on how I can restore the folder trees?

Answer:Solved: Folder Tree MISSING from Copy, Move, Add Folder popup

Click start > run > type regsvr32 /i shdocvw.dll and click ok. If you don't see immediate results, reboot.

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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

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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.

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I wasn't sure whether to put this in the XP subforum or the Vista/7 one, as it relates to both. Hope I made the right choice. :-)

My problem is this: I have a Windows 7 Ultimate desktop (recently upgraded from Vista Home Premium) with a C:\downloads\ folder that is shared over the network as "downloads."

On a second computer, an XP computer, one I set up the correct sharing permissions (that is, to give access to Computer 2's username), I can then browse to \\desktop\downloads\.

The problem is this: The file list show in \\desktop\downloads\ is outdated, and many files and folders are missing. There is nothing special about these files or folders. They're not hidden or anything.

For instance, opening up C:\downloads\ on my desktop shows a folder with 3,118 items -- files and folders.

Accessing \\desktop\downloads\ from another computer shows 111 items.

Interestingly, accessing \\desktop\downloads\ from the desktop shows the correct amount: 3,118 items.

I have tried refreshing the file list, obviously, from the second computer. I have also tried accessing \\desktop\downloads\ from a third computer (also XP) on the same network, with similar problems... leading me to believe the problem is on the Windows 7 computer.

The W7 desktop has no problem accessing other shares.

I should also add that all three of these computers are on the same workgroup and can ping each other.

Also, as a test, I created a brand-new folder, C:\downloads2\,... Read more

Answer:Browsing shared Vista or 7 folder over LAN shows outdated or partial list of files

Try disabling UAC, i had my own issue with network files with Win7 and after i disabled UAC everything worked perfectly.

Also, try making a share that isn't in the root of the drive Or put it in the public folder and see if that works correctly.

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Dear friends,
Machine spec is:
Asus Rampage IV
16Gb Kinston HyperX
SH103s3 120GB SSD
Barracuda 2Tb

When I ONLY play game OR ONLY copy files, everything is OK.
But, when I try to force machine to copy AND play game in the same time, system crash.
Please help if You can, here is dmp file too.
Thank You in advance.
There is a 2 minidump files, one i tried with Skyrim, other With Fallout.

Answer:BSOD ONLY when copy files over network AND play 3D game

Related to AiChargerPlus.sys ASUS Charger driver from ASUSTek Computer Inc. Yours is from 2010. I would update or remove it.

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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! 

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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...

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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.

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I'm trying to copy files from my documents into my CD folder but it won't let me copy them. I'm using Windows XP Professional and I looked up info about permissions but still having no luck. It says "windows encountered a problem".

Answer:I can't copy files into my CD folder

It's not recognizing the blank DVD-R's that I'm putting in.

What kind of DVD's should I get? It's one of those with Lightscribe technology and it's on a compaq presario sr5130nx computer .

I got DVD-R's from Fuji and E-gear and neither are being recognized. It recognizes CD's though. Or is it the software? I'm running Windows xp professional. When I was running Windows vista, it recognized the e-gear long enough to make recovery cd's.

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Hi , Im using win7 64 ultimate . A program I use installed in tne (x86) folder runs OK and I can save and delete files from within the program but I cannot see these files from Windows Explorer to make a backup . The files display the infamous yellow lock icon (from within the x86 program) and I cant change this no matter how far I go into the owner/permissions rigmarole .
Anyone have any clues?

Answer:cant copy files from (x86) folder

have you tried the advanced settings in the permissions properties ,
there is a checkbox to adopt the parent folders permissions or words to that effect.

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1)   When ever I am trying to copy a folder . Only folder icon gets copied and the files which are there in folder does not come. So what should I do.  Because today when I was trying to copy a folder from my pendrive to my pc only the folder got copied and the inner files didn?t came. Please help me and give me a solution.RegardsAnjeep

Answer:not able to copy folder files

Have you tried restarting the computer yet?If it still doesn't work, can you try copying them on another computer?

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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...

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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.

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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"?

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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.

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I have a large collection of car photos spanning several years and growing, +300,000. I am now trying to combine them by year of make. There are many files with the same name like "1930 CarMakerName." I cannot take the time to review every conflict at transfer time, much quicker and easier to see them in an Icon view.
Is there any way to have them automatically renamed like every other previous version of Windows that I have used?

Answer:Copy files to a folder, how to rename to name(2) like in 7

When there are files names conflicting, click on let me decide for each file. It will show all the files like this :

To get all files renamed check both folders at the top and it will rename them automatically like you want. It is slower than the old system though, more clicks involved.

If you really miss the old explorer features, you could try PerigeeCopy, it brings back the old way of copying/moving files to Windows 8. It's free (open-source). And here is a review/guide about it : Queue copy and move operations in Windows with PerigeeCopy | Winaero

Or you could try an Image Organizer, they are usually designed just for this task, and usually give much more options than the simple File Explorer. I haven't used ACDSee in years, but back then it was very good at this sort of thing. I prefer IrfanView, it's free and has some amazing batch capabilities, it can automatize crop/resize/convert/and much more on multiple images just in a few clicks.

Here is a pic of Irfanview's batch window :
and here is one of the Thumbnail Viewer :

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Hi All,

What I'm trying to achieve is this:

Watch a folder, including the subfolders, and whenever a file over a certain size appears, copy that automatically to a different location.

So for example, if the folder structure is C:\watch folder\sub folder1\File I want It will go to C:\Destination folder\File I want.

Is there an easy way to do this? Would also be good if it could be scheduled to only do this at night. I think this is fairly easy, it's only the subfolders part that might cause problems.


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Hi everyone..

I am in a bit of trouble here. I have 1000+ collection of movies. All these movies are mixed, some are in SD format avi, and some in full HD mp4 format. All these movies are located under one folder, My Movies Collection. Underneath it, all the movies have their own respective folder for example Movie Title 1, Movie Title 2, and so on. Under all this Movie Title X, there are the files (Movie title.avi/mp4,movie,etc). I am using Media Center Master software to automatically create the folder and rename all the movies accordingly.

Now I am planning to separate these movies to 2 SD and HD folders. Therefore under the My Movies Collection folder, there are 2 folders My Movies SD and My Movies HD. Since the files/folders are more than 1000+. it is quite hard for me to differentiate between which folders having the avi, or which one having the mp4.

Could you guys suggest is there any 3rd party tool to help me on this matter? Or built in Windows apps? Just now I tried using Windows 7 search function *.avi, but when I move the files onto the My Movies SD folder, only the file is being moved, not the whole folder.

I would be very grateful if you guys can help me on this.

Pardon me for my English since I am from Malaysia.

Cheers guys!!!

Answer:How to move/copy files together with it's folder

TSR Copy Changed Files

This software will copy the files and re-create the folders. You can filter by file type too.

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Need to COPY [full CD of files] to folder ...

Answer:How COPY files, (filling CD)->folder

Hello Bos, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could right click on the CD in the "Computer" window, click on Copy, right click on the folder, and click on Paste.

Hope this helps,

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How do I copy files from a cd to my computer to store in folders. I am using windows 7. Does anyone out there know how to do this ?

Answer:How to copy files from CD to Windows 7 folder

"Does anyone out there know how to do this ?"I do not mean to sound insulting but to answer your question - Almost everybody knows how to do that. The easiest way to explain is to have someone sitting with you to show you.Optionally doing it onto a Win98 PC is the same for a Win7 PC as described at

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Hi All

i want to move few files which have some account numbers in common to another folder kindly help me as to how can i create a batch file for these

Answer:copy some files from one folder to another using batchfile

This isn't a Vista issue. You're talking about DOS batch programming. Just look up tutorials on-line for this topic, specifically on the "move" command. If you go to the command prompt (cmd) and type in "move /?", you'll get a brief detail about the format of the command.

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In Vista one could move files within a folder to whatever location manually simply by dragging the file to the desired location within the folder. In WIN7 everything seems to be locked and moving a file (for example image file) to the end of a row of other files within a folder won't work. How to solve this. Any setting I overlooked?

Answer:Cannot move/copy files within folder

They don't give you that option in Windows 7 yet and not sure if they will in latter builds either.

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I have a networked folder at work. It is our scan folder, so if we scan something on one of our multiuse printers, the file is sent to this folder and then anyone on the network can access it from their PC.
When I go into this folder to retrieve a file, I click and drag it from the network folder to the area on my computer where it will remain, but the original file stays in the network folder. I'd really like to configure the settings so that the file will move, not copy, but I don't know how to do this. Any help is appreciated.
Hope this makes's 4 PM on a Friday so my brain isn't working at its peak

Answer:Need files in folder to move, not copy...

Does your user have permissions to delete/write on the shared folder?
Where is the shared folder created (windows server, Linux server, NAS, etc.)?

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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

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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

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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.

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