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Question: Unknown .vbs files in my shared network folder

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 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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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.
Confused...

Fred

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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 share files on my home network between my desktop PC and my laptop. I often move files between the two computers by placing folders on the desktops and then working with them or moving them to specific folders. The network for my laptop lists its desktop folder, but for the desktop PC, the topline \Users root folder is listed, not the desktop. Network and sharing work just fine. But how do I list the shared PC desktop folder so that I don?t have to drill down through the \Users file structure to reach the desktop folder?

Answer:List specific shared folder in Network, not root folder

Tried again, and now it's working correctly. Hmmmm...

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I share files on my home network between my desktop PC and my laptop. I often move files between the two computers by placing folders on the desktops and then working with them or moving them to specific folders. The network for my laptop lists its desktop folder, but for the desktop PC, the topline \Users root folder is listed, not the desktop. Network and sharing work just fine. But how do I list the shared PC desktop folder so that I don?t have to drill down through the \Users file structure to reach the desktop folder?

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I pinned the Files folder in my onedrive.live.com 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 onedrive.live.com 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 OneDrive.Live.com always open in the Files Folder the first time?

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Hi guys,
I have a shared folder which contains many folders for many users on
my network and to make users folders recognisable we chose to fix a
folder picture of every folder with the picture of the folder owner.
The problem is that those folders never have a constant folder picture
on all of my network computers as the picture always changes for some
reason, I've tried to set permissions on thumb.db file and also tried
fiddling with desktop.ini file but no use. Any ideas would be much
appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:fix folder picture in a shared folder across network

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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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My question is: Is there a way to send a document or file directly to another computer using the send command. Thanks.
 

Answer:shared folder on network

I assume you are using Windows..

Yes, right click on a folder you want to share, go to properties, and then the Sharing tab (I don't know if this is different in 98, 'm using XP and It's been about 2 years since I've touched 98)

If you are using linux, I don't know.. you would have to setup samba to share with a windows system, that I do know..
 

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Hi 
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.
Thanks.
Venkat

nories

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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 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.
http://www.google.com/search?q=reco...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
 

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I recently created a simple wireless home network between two of my home computers. Each is an identical Dell dimension 3100 running windows XP professional. When my network places is opened, it shows shared documents on the other computer, but when clicked the following error message appears.

\\name\shareddocs is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resources. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access denied.

Furthermore, while visible seeing these files, my computer says my local area connection has a network cable unplugged. My other connection, which i use for the Internet works fine (and is displayed at full strength, enabled.)

I have tried accessing files with the firewall on and of, and have searched for (and tried) many solutions. Also when using advanced file sharing, i can make other folders shared, which are then displayed. I am realy unsure why one pc cant access the other. Also there are absolutely no security issues between the two pc, and i aim to give both PC as much access as is needed to the other in order to view shared files and folders.

Thank you for any help you can provide.
 

Answer:Shared folder/ home network help

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So, there's this problem that I've had for about 2 days now, and for the life of me I can't even seem to think or find out what the problem is, even after hours of Googling the topic. It'd be great if someone where to enlighten me on this small but frustrating problem.

Here are some attached screenshots of the problem:

Answer:Shared Folder over network problem...

Hello sls123093,

Create an Identical UserName and Password (same as your LogIn) to Cesar's computer.
Make sure than Netbios is enabled. Here's How.

If his computer has Windows firewall enabled, make sure that Files and Printer sharing is excluded.
Any Security software can also be a culprit if there's one installed. Disable it for now.

From your computer try accessing his computer using the IP Address instead of a computer name, and see if that will make a difference.
Click on Start and type \\IPAddress\C (cesar's computer's IP Address and C is the shared drive)

Please post an update.

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Hi all,In WinXP I cannot password shared folders over a network. It seems you can only use simple file sharing or password individual log-on IDs. Can you set a general FULL & READ-ONLY access passwords? Any help would be very appreciated.Thank you very much in advance.

Answer:set password on a shared folder over network

You set Permissions when you share folders within XP. On the Sharing Tab click the Permissions button and then Add the users that you want to have access to the folder. Once you have added all users that require access to the folder you can then delete the default Everyone object. You can set Read, Write etc under the Security Tab.

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alright i have 4 computers on my network, they are all on the same work group, same subnet and everything. I can see their computers on the network, but the problem is, is that one of the computers has their folders shared and with my computer it wont allow me to access that folder. I get that "check with your administrator" error, On that computer I put that folder on shared and everything, I need some help knowing what's going on, thanks!
 

Answer:Can't access shared folder on network..

Well first of all you can start by taking your time. Its extremly hard to get a clear picture of the setup/problem.

Sounds like you need to start by disabling your firewall. See where you get with that. Also are you loged in as ADMIN or have admin privlages?

(sorry for my bad spelling)
 

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This is odd. I have 2 dell PC laptops and a fairly new iMac. I am able to share itunes music b/t a pc and the mac both ways so I know the connection is there and working. But I cannot access a shared folder on the PC from the iMac or the other PC. It shows up under Network in the iMac and My Network places but when i click on it I get permission errors. HELP!!
 

Answer:Cant access a shared folder on the network

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Recently a few computers in our domain has switched to Win 7 from Win XP. Now after sharing folder shared folder are not visible while accessing that computer from our Win CE device. Windows XP or Win 7 users can browse shared folders but not WinCE device.

Media Streaming, Network discovery, File sharing is Off. Firewall is turn off.

Any ideas what could be the reason ?.
 

Answer:Shared folder access over network

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I have 18 machines that are using a domain network. I have one machine that had access to a share until about two weeks ago. It has been in service for over a year with no issues. Now the user does not have access to that share any longer. If I navigate there by \\192.168.0.155\share it works and the user has acces. The same user does have access to the share if he logs onto other machines. If I log on to the problematic machine I have access to the share. The machine in question is running Win 7 Pro SP1. and Server 2008 R2. Any solutions or fixes would be appreciated.

Answer:Network shared Folder question

If the share is mapped, Right click My Computer Disconnect Network Drive. Disconnect any other mapped drives that are no longer active. Right click My Computer and Map Network Drive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks Mel
 

Answer:Can see computer but not shared folder on network

What are you the System Admin or Network Engineer?

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

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

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

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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.

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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,
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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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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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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Hi,
Very long story short, I am the new IT Engineer at a small business and I had the task to delete a shared network drive folder. Sounds easy right. Well, some of the sub folders don't have permissions on and I get the "The requested security
information is either unavailable or can't be displayed" message in the security tab of the folders. I have tried the following:

Taken ownership and applied Admin, my own user ID and Authenticated users permissions on the parent folder and applied the "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object"3rd party take ownership programs on the subfoldersRename/delete the sub folders via cmd
Anything I try can't seem to grant me permission of ownership of the sub folders. Unfortunately I don't know what was done to these sub folders as the old engineer must have done this. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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i have a small network at my home consisting of 3 computer and i used to shared the files so that i can get the things that i needed easily from different pc. but there are certain folder that i don't want others to open it. so is there any ways to apply password on to the folder so that it cannot access by the others on the network....i mean one's need to type in password while accessing it through the network and i don't have to type in password on my own pc to access it.

thanks.....

Answer:Applying Password To The Folder That Is Shared On The Network

You can restrict access to files/folders on your computers by changing the permissions on them. To do this, right click on the file/folder you want to change the permissions on, and select Properties, then the Security tab. If the Security tab is missing, you'll have to boot into Safe Mode to access it.

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and then open it on different computers through the folder, even if the computer doesn't have Microsoft Publisher installed on it?

I would just use the disc to install it on each individual computer, but I don't have the disc anymore.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Is it possible to put Microsoft Publisher into a shared folder on a network....

Nope cant do it. There are resgistry entries and profile folders and all sorts of other data that is kept on the isntalled PC. Need that stuff to run it just like any other applicaiton.

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Hello and thanks for reading!

We have a multimedia production department, and I'm thinking on a system to mark the "ready for backup" folders. We create one folder for every project (and we can find all related documents, images, etc inside).

We can't change the folder name to mark it because there are some documents inside with absolute paths, this means that if you move or change the name of the folder, you have to relink too many things, and this is not an option.

OK I thought that it would be a good idea to mark the folder as "ready for backup" with a different icon, but it doesn't work on the network folders (only in local). I tried creating and customizing a desktop.ini file inside the folder but it doesn't work in our environment (SBS2008 server + NAS disks and W7/WXP clients).

I wonder if somebody have an idea to do it.

Thanks a lot,

Jud

Answer:How do I change shared network folder icons

Hi judaster and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give more details on your specs please?

Also if your in a business they must have a I.T Dept?

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This is somewhat of a simple question I suppose for someone who knows how to make it work.
We are creating digital copies of our files. We would like anyone on our network to be able to view the files but not to change/delete/edit the files. We have already accomplished this with the shared settings.

We have a user account on the host computer that has full control, but we have limited everyone else to "read".

The question is, how can I view the folder from another computer with the same credentials as the host computer? Basically, how can we enter the folder as that user?
Does that make sense?
I have already tried to map that drive. I didnt want to do that, but it was the only way I could find that would allow me to enter another username and password. It didn't work anyway.
 

Answer:How to connect to shared folder on a network as another user.

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I have a PC and Laptop. PC is running 7 Ultimate and Laptop is running 7 Pro.
On the PC I have multiple hard drives, internal and external.
I can see all the drives and the shared folders listed individually as well. Over the network (from Laptop) when I go to Drive X I can paste stuff in it, but when I go to X:/Pictures/ I cannot paste anything in here.
Yet, when I go to Drive Z, in here I can paste both in Z:/ and in Z:/Videos.

Interestingly, when checking Network from my Laptop, I see all of them listed, X:, Z:, Pictures, Videos..
I tried everything, and even set all shares same, and added $everyone to shares on PS.

Obviously, I am missing something, and there is something different between the two.
Is there anyway to share EVERYTHING on PC with my Laptop, regardless of where any file/folder is, I would have read/write full access to it.

Answer:I can access network shared folder, but not subfolder, help please.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hydeIT


I have a PC and Laptop. PC is running 7 Ultimate and Laptop is running 7 Pro.
On the PC I have multiple hard drives, internal and external.
I can see all the drives and the shared folders listed individually as well. Over the network (from Laptop) when I go to Drive X I can paste stuff in it, but when I go to X:/Pictures/ I cannot paste anything in here.
Yet, when I go to Drive Z, in here I can paste both in Z:/ and in Z:/Videos.

Interestingly, when checking Network from my Laptop, I see all of them listed, X:, Z:, Pictures, Videos..
I tried everything, and even set all shares same, and added $everyone to shares on PS.

Obviously, I am missing something, and there is something different between the two.
Is there anyway to share EVERYTHING on PC with my Laptop, regardless of where any file/folder is, I would have read/write full access to it.


If you are having problems accessing only certain files or folders you can try taking ownership of them, the link shows you how to set it up.
Take Ownership Shortcut

If you require total access to the drive, for security reason's, it's usually best to work from the C:>User folder rather than the C: drive. The following link shows you how to add the required permissions to the Security tab in order to gain full control.
HDD sharing

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Im having some problems sharing certain files to the network here on our office. The thing is when i try to share a folder it cant be spotted or viewed by anyone. I guess i dont share the folder properly. Its not only rightclicking on the folder and ticking in the share folder bars i presume? What else needs to be done?
 

Answer:Problems setting up folder on shared network

There's several variables the can come into play but let's just start here
1) Make sure all the computers are in the same workgroup
2) Make sure all the computers can "see" each other in "Windows Networking" (i.e. they are all "visible")

See this post
> Do step 1 to confirm each computer's workgroup
> Then jump to Testing Network Visibility
 

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

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

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Hello,

I have a user whose Network Folder keeps freezing. She accesses excel items a lot from the network folder. When it freezes, Explorer is still responsive. PC is running Windows 7 64bit 

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Hi,

I'm trying to map a network drive across our companies computers. On one of the PC's (just one) I can navigate to the folder by going through network, selecting the host computer and finding the drive but when I try and map the drive to My PC I am told the
pc does not have the requisite permissions.

On the host pc full control is given to everyone. I can't fathom why one pc out of all of them is not given access. Any ideas?

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My pc and laptop are networked and I have ticked the share option on a folder in the program files on the pc which I want to be able to access on the laptop. What do I need to do on the laptop so I can access the shared program folder on the pc? Do I need to map a network drive in the laptop using the path of the shared program folder on the pc?

Answer:Accessing a shared program folder on network

make sure you have a file of some sort in the shared folders folder and then make sure your firewall has the ip address of the other pc in its trusted zone

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Windows 7 adding network drive shortcuts to taskar. I'm searching a similar way with XP Quick launch bar to add some network folders (which aren't mapped as drives) to taskbar.

When dragging to taskbar, there opens a window (Pinned/Recent/) which I understand means shortcut has now pinned. Now there are listed already several network shortcuts, but still these are not visible on taskbar. Where do these go and how to make these visible? It looks like it's a separate toolbar, where I can open already previously dragged shortcuts, but how to open it without dragging a new network shortcut to taskbar?http://www.sevenforums.com/ima...ilies/wink.gif

When dragging an application to tasbar, there isn't such a window and application shortcut is added without any question asked.
It seems like Windows 7 doesn't support dragging and creating network shares shortcuts directly onto taskabar or did I missed something essential?

Or does one has to install/restore previous XP quick launch bar for more flexibility?

Thanks!

Answer:Pinning network shared folder shortcuts from LAN

Well - I now found these "lost" pinned shortcuts occasionally under right clicking taskbar explorer icon.
It's something new and may require changing habits.

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Hi to All;

This is my first post here although I have visited many times to look for answers to various problems.

I was about to prepare a simple sharing exercise for a class I teach and had to think twice about the exercise as I encountered a curious thing.
Basically, I have a Win 7 installed in a VM with network enabled and connected. I have three accounts on this installation, testAdmin (Administrators), testAC (member of Guests) and an account testEmp which is a member of a group I created called Employees. Logged in as testAdmin I created a folder in C: called MyShare and copied a sample picture in it. Then I shared the folder through Advanced sharing and added the relevant groups under Share permissions giving the Administrators full control, Guests: deny read and Employees: Read only allowed.

Then I logged off as testAdmin and logged on using both other accounts to check the settings. I browsed to the Network folder under Windows Explorer and everything worked as expected. When I logged on as testAdmin again and tried to access the same folder under Network, therefore //Wini7VM/MyShare, I could open the sample picture but could not edit it. I also could not delete the picture.

What is curious is that if I obviously opened the folder as a local folder in C: using testAdmin I could edit, add or change things without problems.

I also experimented with folder security to give the same rights to the various users as I did under Advanced sharing but the sam... Read more

Answer:Admin cannot edit in a network shared folder

Ok, after some Googling and some experimentation in VirtualBox I guess I have solved it. May still need some more cracking but looks promising for now

It is about UAC (Group Policy setting - User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode - set to disable).

You can read about it here - http://clintboessen.blogspot.ca/2013/05/you-dont-currently-have-permission-to.html

1- Change Local Security Policy and restart
2- Make sure your shared folder is not in a user profile, further complicates with NTFS permissions. I shared in root of C.
3- Remove Everyone, add your groups and assign the share permissions

I didn't try the Guest account. You can't browse to the shares without credentials anyway. At least with Everyone removed (includes Guest).

I will try with Home Premium now, as it doesn't have gpedit.msc by default(?).

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Also I find it easier to browse from my Host PC, rather then logging on and off with Guest OS. If you close Windows Explorer and run in cmd: net use * /d
then you will reset the connections and will be asked credentials again without re-logging. Sometimes you have to wait some seconds to make it work though.

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Hi experts,
Bit of a head scratcher....
We have a windows 7 laptop, lets call him Lappy1, which is attempting to access the standard user's share location on a server, lets call him Server1.
Server 1 has three shared locations, Share1, Share2 and Share3.  The user's files are stored within Share3, inside a few nested folders.
All devices are on the same network.
Lappy1 can connect to the root of Share1 and Share2, but is getting an access denied message when accessing Share3.
WAIT!! before you start hastily typing away asking me to check the permissions to the share or the NTFS permissions on Share3, i need to explain the reason this is a head scratcher!

It doesn't matter what user account is used on Lappy1, the same result as per above is experienced.  If I use any of those accounts used on Lappy1 on my own desktop device (or most other devices for that matter), they are able to access Share3 with
no issues.This doesn't just affect this one device, there are maybe 3 or 4 devices out of many thousand devices with this same (or apparently the same) issue.  I have only had contact with this one, so I cannot comment with any certainty on those others that
have been mentioned by the techs.I have tried adding the user account used and the machine account to the share permissions for Share3 with no success.The device has been removed from the domain and re-added.The only workaround that has been used previously is to re-image the device, thereby removing... Read more

Answer:Unable to access a network shared folder

Seems to have stumped the rest of you too.
Though I am happy to report we now have a fix for it!
It was the Offline File Cache that was the culprit.  Something went wrong at some point with the CSC folder on the device in question.

Using the "Let me fix it myself" steps in the following support article to re-format the offline files database solved it in this instance.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/942974

Hope this helps anyone else with the same issue.

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

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

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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

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

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

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

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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
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Answer:Solved: Cannot view all files in shared folder

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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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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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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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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 detail..no 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.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
acijanos

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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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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Hello, I'm having an issue sharing folders between two computers both running windows 7. The computers see each other on the network and the Public folder is accessible but when I try to share a folder from another user account the folder shows up on the network but is not accessible. It gives me a 'no permission to access this file, contact a network administrator' error message. I have set the permissions of the file to allow full read and write for everyone. In advanced sharing settings in the Network and Sharing center I have file sharing on, password protected sharing off, I've tried both encryption settings without any effect and I've also tried turning password protected sharing on which doesn't fix the problem. Homesharing does not work between these computers either, They see each other but will not open any folders. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to try next, I've tested disabling all of my antivirus and firewalls, I made sure that they were on the same workgroup. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.

Answer:No permissions error when trying to access shared network folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TychoPsycho


Hello, I'm having an issue sharing folders between two computers both running windows 7. The computers see each other on the network and the Public folder is accessible but when I try to share a folder from another user account the folder shows up on the network but is not accessible. It gives me a 'no permission to access this file, contact a network administrator' error message. I have set the permissions of the file to allow full read and write for everyone. In advanced sharing settings in the Network and Sharing center I have file sharing on, password protected sharing off, I've tried both encryption settings without any effect and I've also tried turning password protected sharing on which doesn't fix the problem. Homesharing does not work between these computers either, They see each other but will not open any folders. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to try next, I've tested disabling all of my antivirus and firewalls, I made sure that they were on the same workgroup. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.


You might try going into the Security Tab of the folder you want to share. With the security tab open hit the "Add" button, then next window hit the "Edit" button then add "Everyone" to the access list, hit ok then apply then apply again on the security window. Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Alternatively, you c... Read more

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I used to think I had a networking problem browsing the shared Public folder (or any other shared folder) of one Vista machine from another Vista machine but i've discovered that I can't browse the shared Public folder (or any other shared folder) of a Vista machine from it's own Network view (Network\Computer Name\Public). Explorer won't browse and it crashes. I can see the shared folder (Public or otherwise) easily enough, it's just impossible to browse it.

I have no problem browsing the Public folder on a Vista machine if I start at it's own Computer view (Computer\C:\Users\Public), but impossible from it's own Network view (Network\Computer Name\Public).

Note I'm trying to browse the Public folder on the same machine not from a different machine, and Windows Explorer crashes. Both of my Vista machines behave the same way.

I need help please.

Answer:Can't browse shared folder (eg Public) from Network view

Hi go to control panel open "network and sharing centre" under network click on "customize" set it to Private. Then expand "public folder sharing" and check "turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open files". Make sure you have configured the windows firewall if you have it running as well.

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

Answer:network error, windows cannot access shared folder

Worth A Look, IMO.
 
Louis

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Hello,

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?

?

Thanks.
 

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

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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.
Regards
Sarwar


Sarwar

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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 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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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.

Thanks,
Mark
 

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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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Hi,

I've ran into a very strange issue at home when playing a video off a shared folder.

Both computers are running Windows 7 Professional and are connecting to the LAN at 100Mbit/Full.

On my main desktop, I've shared a drive with videos on it and on my HTPC, I've mapped a drive to that share.

Now I can access the videos through Windows Media Center. However, that's how far everything works just fine, because when I play a video off the shared drive, it stutters like crazy.

Even my buddy could not believe that's happening and he even said that he's using wireless to do the same thing I'm trying to accomplish. That the wired connection should be faster and smoother. LOL

So I went crazy on both computers disabling services and what not to see if it made a difference, but still get the stuttering video on my HTPC.

Currently disabled on both: Firewall, AntiVirus, Remote Differential and Windows Updates. I have also changed the hub connecting everything to a switch.

This is not a codecs issue. I can see the video content during the stuttering and when copied locally, the videos play just fine in Windows Media Center.

Please help. I'm very open to suggestions, even the ones where you poke fun at me.

Thank you.

Answer:Network issue with playing videos off a shared folder in my Home LAN

Hello caffemisto,

Just to exclude a few more possibilities, have you tried running the video content using an alternative video player like VLC for example?

VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

Have you also tried testing the general network connectivity between the machine serving the media and the HTPC playing it by copying files back and forth between machines to get an idea of the real bandwidth available to them?

I'm assuming that since both are on a wired, full duplex 100Mbits connection, realistic transfer speeds would top 8.5 - 9 MBps (Megabytes per second) if the network is idling.

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Are there any file explorer around that has network support?
Those able to see shared folders on my local network PC
something like this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.metago.astro

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From one of my Windows 10 machines I am unable to access the shared folders on the other. The troubleshooter says "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer" and "Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing." Does anyone have any ideas?

I have run sfc /scannow, but no problems were found. I don't get the problem when sharing in the other direction or when accessing the shared folders on the same machine.

This comes amidst a cluster of sharing-related problems. Before the reboot after which the present problem manifested itself, shares going in the other direction were invisible in the network browser (but could be accessed via the search bar). Also, the machine in question does not appear in the HomeGroup browser even though it is a member of the HomeGroup.

Answer:missing network protocols prevent access to shared folder

Over discussed issue, due to Microsoft in their infinite wisdom thought that networking would be more secure by crippling it, instead of fixing their mistakes. Some have been able to disable SMB 2 & 3 and get it to work again.

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From one of my Windows 10 machines I am unable to access the shared folders on the other. The troubleshooter says "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer" and "Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing." Does anyone have any ideas?

I have run sfc /scannow, but no problems were found. I don't get the problem when sharing in the other direction or when accessing the shared folders on the same machine.

This comes amidst a cluster of sharing-related problems. Before the reboot after which the present problem manifested itself, shares going in the other direction were invisible in the network browser (but could be accessed via the search bar). Also, the machine in question does not appear in the HomeGroup browser even though it is a member of the HomeGroup.

Answer:missing network protocols prevent access to shared folder

Over discussed issue, due to Microsoft in their infinite wisdom thought that networking would be more secure by crippling it, instead of fixing their mistakes. Some have been able to disable SMB 2 & 3 and get it to work again.

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

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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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Hi,

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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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?

Thanks!
 

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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Hello,

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

thks.

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.

stumped.
 

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

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Hello,
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 "\\10.100.100.10\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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Hi, I just have a simple quick question. I recently set up a network and then shared some folders and files on this network. Where can I find these shared files and folders?
 

Answer:Network Shared Files

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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.

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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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I have a directory on my computer that is shared on the network and more importantly read by wd media player live.

However when I download a torrent (mostly the latest ep of 30 Rock for my wife!) it does not have read access and I have to manually change it.

How do I change this so it is autmatically available on the network when it is downloaded?

thanks, Phil

Answer:want downloaded files to be shared on network

Most of the time you are going to have to do it manually becuase torrents come compressed.


So what you are going to have to do is make a shared directory and make a downloadable directory.

One you are done uncompressing the torrent file, you just have to move the .avi or .mov however the video file is in into that directory.

on that folder you want shared... just make it access to "everybody" they are just videos right, nothing really secretive about them. right click, sharing >>> advance sharing.

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I have an XP pro workstation I am trying to setup so that I can limit network users access to certain folders only. Based on username and password.

I have reviewed this http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/556621-password-protecting-windows-shares.html?highlight=network+user+accounts
thread, but I am still having a little trouble.

I can share a folder, but anybody on the network can see it. I am fine with the "Shared Documents" being available to anyone on the network, but I am trying to limit access to another drive to only certain users.

I can't seem to find anywhere when I share a location as to anything other than the wide open "Share this folder on the network". Can this be done?

TIA
 

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I have two laptops, both sitting next to the WiFi but from some reason I cannot see any shared device on laptop 1.

And on laptop 2, I can see all the devices with shared files in them. I can even access the shared files in laptop 1, but I cannot see the shared files on laptop 2.

Why is this happening?

I just installed Windows 10 on both of them, same method, same software, same laptops that is same model.

Why is this happening?

Answer:Cannot see laptops with files shared over the network

I forgot to mention how I shared it.

All I did was create a new folder on "D:" drive.
Right click and Properties -> Sharing -> Share.
In people to share with I put down "Everyone" and added it and then gave Read and Write permission.
And then clicked Ok to share it.

That's all I have to do right?

Here are some screenshots:
On one laptop I can see both my laptops. The one I am using as well as the other one.
And on Laptop 2, I cannot see any device except my router.

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Last week on of the users on our network opened a file called "UPS Delivery Slip" I have removed the virus from the computers but I can't figure out why I can no longer access printers/files or my own computer on the network. I can see all the computers I can access any computer but when I click my computer on the network I get "The service has not started blah blah" I uninstalled the network and the drivers I even changed the computer name and work group still nothing. When going into the network sharing center and I select share files and folders instead of ON/Off it displays the word "Custom" and I can not right click any folder and share the option has completely been removed as well as all my old shared folders. I don't know what else to do any assistance on this would be a big help.
 

Answer:Vista Network - Shared Files Gone

Check that all your network services are Started:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations only)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
 

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In our office, we have multiple computers on one network, however, one needs to be taken off. How do I keep the other computers from seeing these files, and keep them on my computer. I am running XP on the home computer.
ADDITIONAL EXPLANATION:
We have 4 computers-
The admin,
and 3 others. The admin was set up to save its files on a wireless network, not sure why. However, the files on admin are confidential and are currently available for anyone to see on the otehr computers by going to Network Places: Admin. (it is like a shared folder). I need to get them pass word locked, or taken off completely, while keeping them on the admin computer.
 

Answer:How do i take my computer and files off the shared network??

have you turned off sharing on the admin PC ?
what windows version
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307874
http://answers.vt.edu/kb/entry/2120
 

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I have two laptops, both sitting next to the WiFi but from some reason I cannot see any shared device on laptop 1.

And on laptop 2, I can see all the devices with shared files in them. I can even access the shared files in laptop 1, but I cannot see the shared files on laptop 2.

Why is this happening?

I just installed Windows 10 on both of them, same method, same software, same laptops that is same model.

Why is this happening?

Answer:Cannot see laptops with files shared over the network

I forgot to mention how I shared it.

All I did was create a new folder on "D:" drive.
Right click and Properties -> Sharing -> Share.
In people to share with I put down "Everyone" and added it and then gave Read and Write permission.
And then clicked Ok to share it.

That's all I have to do right?

Here are some screenshots:
On one laptop I can see both my laptops. The one I am using as well as the other one.
And on Laptop 2, I cannot see any device except my router.

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Hello.
I've searched a lot of forums and i can't find a solution to my problem. I have a new pc'41' in my business network which uses Vista. I can ping on a pc which uses Windows 2005 OS'155' . I have set the same workgroup name. I have correct IP addresses and in general i can access the internet and non password protected pcs shared folders in the network just fine. The problem is the password protected pc '155'. I can ping on it. When i try to see the shared folders it asks for user name and password. I do type the correct information but i get a login error saying the information (user-pass) is not correct. Funny thing is that another pc which has the same characteristics as mine can login with success. I declared my '41' on the users of shared folders for '155'. Still nothing. I would appreciate it if someone would give me a hint.
P.S File sharing, Public folder sharing and password protected sharing is on.

I would appreciate if someone could give me a hand here. Thanx!
 

Answer:I can ping on network pc but i can't see shared files

What is Windows 2005???
 

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Hello All! This is my first post here so please forgive me if it's not quite up to par.

I had a home network going using the basic Windows XP between my computer and my wife's computer. On this network I had many different files and directories (important ones) set up to be shared on the network. I do a lot of freelance web design work on the side and always made sure all my work was backed up on my wife's computer in a seperate folder that was shared on the network as well.

My thinking was that if something ever happened to one of the computers I would be safe because everything was backed up on the other computer. That was a great plan but unfortunately the unthinkable happened and within a day of each other my computer started acting up and my wife's computer completely died.

My computer was diagnosed as having a fried motherboard and was getting up there in age so I simply bought a new system. I made sure the tech gave me the (IDE) hard drive back so I could recover all the data from it. My wife's computer simply needed a new hard drive so a new one was installed and XP was reloaded on the fresh drive.

When I put my old drive into my wife's computer and tried to get all my files from it I discovered they were nowhere to be found. Everything that was on the drive is right where it should be EXCEPT everything that had been set to be shared on the network. I always made sure everything was backed up in a seperate folder on each computer a... Read more

Answer:Lost all shared network files. Help!

Chances are that everything is still there. Because you are on a different installation, there are permissions issues.

There is no doubt a folder or 2 that you think should have the files, but they say "0 bytes" or you get an "Access Denied" error when you try to open them, right?

You need to take ownership of those files on the new system.

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

These will automate the process (works for XP, too):

"Take Ownership" Context Menu
"Take Control"
 

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Not sure if anyone can help with this, but any advise will be much appreciated. I am looking for a good way to back up wave files that can be shared and retrieved when needed. There is not really a prefered media and I am new to the concept. Is there a 3rd party software that can be used with active directory, that can do this through automation at scheduled times? Even if someone could give me a gentle nudge in the right direction, this would be great.
 

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My Windows 10 seems to share some files and i cannot figure out how to disable files sharing.

I have 0 files in my Media player library, also, i have no other dlna sw installed that shares anything.

How to remove these files from shared list?

Edit: I just realized that all the shared files are .mov files. Are the .mov files automatically shared somehow?

Answer:How to remove network shared files?

From the Windows 10 desktop, click on the network icon in the task bar. Then click on the network settings link (mine is blue in color). Under related settings, click Advanced Sharing Options. Scroll to the bottom and expand all networks. Click on choose media streaming options. Click the block all button, then OK.

What program is that a screenshot of in your post?

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I have a friend who uses a laptop and Desktop for business and he works both at home and at an office.

I networked his computers and printers for him today but he asked me something that's over my head.

I don't use Outlook and he wanted to know if I could set him up so that he could see all his Outlook messages on either computer like the shared folders?

Both computers are running XP Pro and he uses Outlook 2002.
 

Answer:Can Outlook files be shared on network?

This is doable, but not recommended. You might end up with a corrupted PST file.
 

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We have three computers in our home:
- 1 laptop running Windows XP S3 (wireless)
- 1 desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium (wireless)
- 1 laptop running Windown 7 Home Premium (wireless)

In early February I had to reformat the hard drive on the laptop with XP. Prior to the reformat, I was able to file share between all computers with no problems, however after the reformat I am unable to file share between the computers. The two Win7 computers talk fine to each other. The XP laptop will let me share files to a User account called "Public", but not to any other user account(s)/file directories (desktop, documents and settings, etc), nor will it access any of the folders I have set for file sharing. Likewise, the Win7 laptop can not access the XP laptop at all - I get an error message that I do not have access and to contact my network administrator. Lately I have had to save files to a flash drive to transfer them from one computer to another. I have checked all the settings, each computer is set up in WORKGROUP, and they all see each other, but I can't get them to work like they were before I reformatted the XP HD. Any suggestions of what may be the problem?
 

Answer:Can't access network shared files

I had this problem myself. My issue was that I discovered from research is that only Win 7 computers will communicate on the homegroup called HOME. If you have other OS's you need to set the homegroup to WORK on all of them, enable file simple file sharing and you should be good.
Let me know.
 

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There's quite a bit of folders with gibberish as their names in my C:\ folder, so here's a log for you guys, even though they aren't picked up.!Temp is empty, but everything else has some "msxml-XXXXXXXX-enu" text document.C:\ Contents!Temp1b2d316377842e2cdb3cd5579e39367c39ca23f4a5db48a2529aa2716f125d20447124d38b6851cd18228b8c2229a1dd5cfa1f201ed61b0db2f940d08af0564c51a3d6d8aa68056e1f2356d6d9096b05078e63a25fdadec519053384de558ff773e419165ce5c526bbc6e6009b83dffc0d9ed8e61867a7f21f4fcb4da3c4341d8559ea20eee67c801abbb27f22ef91a984f826403ccbdf1d1ee183d8b2Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:01:44 PM, on 3/3/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEc:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

Answer:Unknown Files In C:\ Folder

Hello,but everything else has some "msxml-XXXXXXXX-enu" text document.Don't worry here. The random folders are created by these Windows Updates: * MSXML 4.0 SP2 Security Update (925672) * MSXML 4.0 SP2 Security Update (KB927978)These random folders contain the logs of the updates.

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I get an alert from my firewall defense that 'Systed could not be recognized and it is about to create a new file/folder C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRtmsMpPsSession7.etl' and it goes on to say this happens when a new application or update is installed. I updated windows a few days ago and reinstalled the whole windows. I blocked it a few times but did a google search and the folder seems somewhat genuine windows folder but this particular file is not explained. Should I allow it? I have allowed it a couple times.

Answer:Unknown files and folder

That is a log file created by WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation). It's a legit file. Are you using Comodo and the Defense+ is popping up? You can allow it and click the box to remember and it won't pop up any more. Any doubts and you can send the file to Virus Total. A Guy

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i was just in MY DOCUMENTS and MY COMPUTER folder and i've found these files and items that i've no clue about. I was wondering if someone can help me identify what these are and if i need them or not!.

MY DOCUMENTS

powerconvertor.exe
D2DCmdlog_d.log
~$co.doc
desktop.ini
ftop3.exe
dr.011

IN MY COMPUTER

smitRem
Avgqt.dat
ntdetect
caavsetup.bg

FOLDER TSC and inside Tsc.exe
 

Answer:Unknown files and folder :S

i think:

powerconvertor.exe is to do with winAMP
D2DCmdlog_d.log is to do withEasy CD and DVD Creator 6
~$co.doc isnt .doc just like a word file? open it...shudnt be anything imo.

TSC- Micro Damage Cleanup Engine Component
 

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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 wanted to enable my Internet Gateway, that requires you 2 go to the Network Folder. When i opened it i saw alot of unknown PC names. My Wireless Network is Secured so how can they use the network?!

Answer:Network Folder full of unknown PCs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob


I wanted to enable my Internet Gateway, that requires you 2 go to the Network Folder. When i opened it i saw alot of unknown PC names. My Wireless Network is Secured so how can they use the network?!


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How is it secured? is it hooked up to a wired network as well? DO you have an active anti-virus running?

Ken

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"Ireally need someone to help. I have a broadband cable modem which is through my cable company. Vista home. When i open my network folder I have different users/pc in it. I am NOT connected to any routers or such, so this is weird to me. I have call tech support many times with NO help. My mom, uncle and a few other people I talked to said they have the same problem. and they aren't connected to routers either. I have tried Windows defense, Norton, AVG, Spybot and they don't turn anything up. I have no idea whats going on or how to get rid of them. I know they are using my internet because when I check the sites i visited through cmd it shows sites i have never heard of. One was even a hacker site. They are really slowing down my computer and internet. Please help!"
I was told to repost this here with Hijackthis results. So I hope someone can help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:27:38 AM, on 1/4/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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I've been trying to solve this for a little while by reading posts in this forum and learn quite a lot on setting up the home network. Unfortunately, the problem still there and appreciate any help I can get to solve it. Thanks in advance.

Here's the details of my issue:

I am using a broadband modem router to connect my three PCs (all running XP Pro) and internet.

I can:

access the internet on the three PCs (namely PC_A, PC_B & PC_C);
see all three computers in the same Workgroup;
access the printers on PC_A from PC_B & PC_C

But I can't access the PC_A's shared folder from PC_B & PC_C, keep having an error message about not having permission to access the folder, to complicate the matter, I can access the PC_B's shared folder from PC_A.

I've checked:

Computer name of each PC is ok;
Workgroup of each PC is ok;
IP addresses of each PC is ok;
Network communication is ok, I can ping each PC by its IP address;
Printer & File Sharing service is running on each PC;
All PCs are using XP Simple File Sharing;
Guest account on each PC is active, checked by "net user guest" &
I have turned off the Zonealarm on each PC.

Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Can someone help, I can't access shared files on my home network

Did you turn of XP firewall on all PCs?

Are the PC's in NTFS?

I think two of the PCs are fighting to act as host. So one will "lose" the fight and mess up. Redo all the sharing from scratch. Make one host and 2 clients in XP.
 

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I have a small business domain with 10 workstations and the server setup has been the same for the past 5 years without issue. The only changes has been the purchase from time to time of newer laptop workstations.

The issue I've been having, which started a few months ago, is that workstations will loose their connection to the network shares. I also noticed that some laptops computer time will be off by a few minutes. After digging around forums and Microsoft website I came to the conclusion that the problem had something to do with the server network times. I went to the main domain controller and set the network time to a NTP time server. I synced the other two domain controllers and then synced all the workstation laptops.

That seemed to fix things for about a week. Now every week or two people will randomly loose network connection and what I've been doing is
cmd prompt - then I type net stop w32 time then net start w32time - I reboot the laptop and they are back in the netowrk 98 percent of the time. Sometimes I have to repeat the steps twice before they are back on.

This never happened before until recently and I can't find a permanent fix.

My Small network consist of
1. 1-Windows 2000 Advanced Server - Main domain Controller
2. 2 - Windows 2003 Servers
3. 24 port Switch
4. Sonic Wall 2040 Firewall - firewall also handles the DHCP

The office laptops - 8 - Windows 7 Pro a and 2 - windows 8.1 pro.

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Answer:Workstations knocked off network shared files

You could try Atomic Clock Sync Information from worldtimeserver.com which will stop/start & unregister/register W32Time for you which may help
I have in the past changed the NTP sync time to a much reduced level which has helped, theres a reg entry to do this cant remember exactly where but the clock will correct itself before going to far out and hopefully not losing net/shares access
You could also try a diff sync server but I'm assuming you have already done this

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At work I have always accessed the shared files located on the main PC computer's "C" drive from my Mac. We recently updated all the PC machines
to Windows 7 and now we can not connect either my Macbook or our iMac to the shared network but all the other Windows computers are still able to connect and access the files. The main office computer (containing the shared files) along with the three other
PC computers in the office used to automatically show up in my Finder window's sidebar under "SHARED" but now none of them are automatically detected. If I use Command+K and search for the Windows computer on the network I can find it, but
when I click the "C" file it tells me "You do not have permission to access the server 'Dave-Office'" or "The
operation can?t be completed because the original item for 'C' can?t be found." Which doesn't make sense because I know the file is there and functioning because the other Windows machines are currently accessing it fine.

I don't think it can be anything to do with my Mac because I haven't changed any settings, the only difference is that the computer doing the sharing was
updated to Windows 7 from XP. I never had to do any configuring before to connect to the files, I simply logged into our office's internet/network and was able to access the "C" file immediately as a Guest. So I have no idea why I'm having such a
hard time connecing now.&n... Read more

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