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Cannot access selected files in shared folder

Question: Cannot access selected files in shared folder

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!

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

any help appreciated
 

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

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

then click the tab for Sharing . . .
 

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I'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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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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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 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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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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I have Windows 7 Professional x64.

My pictures are located in this folder: L:\Users\<name>\My Pictures

I want to share this folder with another user on my computer. Can't do it.

Simply altering the folder's permissions doesn't work. If I change permissions so that the folder in question does not inherit any permissions from parent folders, and instead allow my user read-only access to the folder...access denied.

Alright then, I tried to share the folder with my user. Although sharing usually means sharing with other computers on a network, it also applies to other users on the same machine. But the user can't access the shared folder...access denied.

I could move the folder in question to the Public user, but then everyone can see it.

Holy cow...what does it take to share a folder with another user on the same computer?

Answer:Can't Access Shared Folder!

Hi ;

You may go to folder right click sahre and select specific user then type in username and add folder read / read-write

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Hi all,

I have a server running on Windows Server 2008. It's connected to network and has a shared folder. The shared folder is important and accessed frequently.
When I try to access the shared folder by typing \\<server IP Address>\ from Windows + Run, I've got an error message said that "The specified network is no longer available".
I remote the server, check the services with services.msc and find that Computer Browser service doesn't start while it usually starts automatically. When I try to start it, I've got an error message "Error 230 : The pipe state is invalid".
I've searched from Google but don't find any information useful.

The only way to gain access to the shared folder I've found is to remote the server and it's succeeded.

My questions are :
1. Does Computer Browser service is responsible about no access to the shared folder from the server?
2. How to start the Computer Browser service? If it is possible, I don't want to restart the server.

Regards,
Durz
 

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Hopefully this is the right place to write this. Be patient with my writing please.
I have a shared folder on my server computer. I can access all my folders except folders within my music drive. I can access the main share (root of the drive), but when i go within that folder, i try to click on another folder and get the error:

\\server\music\folder name is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator to find out if you have permission
Access is denied.

Here is what i have done.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913628

I have also tried:
disabling the firewall
deleting the share then making a new one
Simple file sharing.
Disabling simple file sharing.
Changed permissions to full control, everyone, and specific users.
Other permission changes.
A couple of other things i cant remember right now.

About a week ago i was getting an error that was saying i don't have enough memory resources or something. Cant remember the exact error, but it would not let me access any of my files or folders, shared. I did the fix i found and it worked for about 2 days. Now i am getting this problem. The errors show up on the network computers, not the server.

It happens when any computer on my network tries to access the folders. It is an Windows XP Professional box. Other pc's are vista, xp, and 7. All same error.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Cant access shared folder

try checking the NTFS permissions, instead of just the share permissions maybe?
 

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Hi,

I've encountered a very odd thing here. I have a PC that runs on windows XP Pro and it's connected to domain server.

What happens is that when i was trying to access to files on the server, i typed in \\192.168.4.10 to the address on windows explorer. It failed with the following message

"\\192.168.4.10 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resources... The network is not present or not started."

Then, i checked to see if i could get onto the internet. yes, the internet's working. I run windows command prompt and run ping to the server's IP address and got replies back from the server. Everything seemed to be OK. I couldn't think of anything that might be the cause.

After that, i tried to access to the server again but this time by a different mean. I went to windows explorer and then click on "My Network Places". I found the shared folder on the server there and clicked on it and it worked. I could get in with no hassle at all. So what's wrong with typing in the IP address to the windows explorer. Very strange one.

Has anyone had a similar issue like i have before and might be able to help me out?

THank you in advance
 

Answer:Can't access to shared folder

1. try without the backslashes.
2. Maybe you have the wrong digits in the address?
 

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Hi,

I share a folder on windows xp for easy access from my other windows computer. Both my computer connects trough my netgear router. I hope and assume only computers connected to my local network (connected to my router) can reach this shared folder, but to be sure i hope someone can explain how it is with this.

Best regards.

Tomas
 

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Hi
i have 60 system under in work group . some of the system holding shared folders from last few weeks it is not accessing all over the n/w . if we newly install xp also remote system is pinging but it is not connecting for remote system . for EG:(sap and lotus ) . some systems show ICS services not running . When we disable and enable the lansettings SAP and Internet will connect for half an hour .


Thanks&Regards
Jophin

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I have 3 PCs on a network using Windows 10. I have a shared folder on one PC. Of the other 2 PCs, one can access the folder and the other cannot. The one that cannot is asking for network credentials. Just the other day the 2 PCs could access the shared folders. I did not set this up but I need to resolve it for my friend who also did not set it up.

Answer:Cannot access a shared folder on another PC

When it asks you need to give it a username and password for an account on the PC your connecting to. If you turn off password for the sharing it shouldn't happen

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem that I have been trying to solve with the help of the internet which brought me to this forum.
I have a local network with X number of computers. All of these computers have a shared documents folder which is accessible to all the computers in the workgroup. The problem occurred when I replaced the motherboard of one of the computers, say Computer#1. I copied the set-up of the computer#1 from the original motherboard which I thought would make the pc behave like it did before the motherboard was replaced. But the shared documents folder of PC#1 can not be accessed now, although PC#1 can access the shared documents folder of the rest of the computers in the workgroup. What could be the problem? Please help. Thank you guys!
 

Answer:Can't access shared folder

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1068747-cant-access-shared-foler.html .

thanks,

v
 

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I shared my desktop so my 2000 machines can access them...but it says access denied! I have access to a program folder, my 3 other hard drives, but no desktop--any ideas? I tried with a 98 machine, same story, can't get to the desktop "Access is denied"
 

Answer:Can't Access Shared Folder In Xp

I am not actually sure you can share your desktop. Thats kind of like the working area for the local user. If you want access to something specific on the desktop try sharing that item specifically.

You may want to try manually mapping the drive.

~ Lyrical ~
 

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I have a Desktop PC which is running Windows Vista Business. I have a folder being shared on it (with Everyone allowed)

File sharing is turned on, Password requirement is turned off.

I have two laptops. One Has Windows XP Home. It can see and access the shared folder on the Vista Business PC with no problems.

My other laptop has Windows Vista Home Premium. I need to access the shared folder on the Vista Business machine from this laptop. It can see the Vista Business machine, and it can see that it has a shared folder. However, when trying to access this shared folder from the Vista Home Prem laptop, it gives me an error message about not having permissions and that access is denied.

All 3 computers are in the same workgroup.

As it happens, the XP Home laptop has some shared folders. I AM able to see and access the shared folders on the XP laptop FROM the Vista laptop.

I am stumped. Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Cannot Access Shared Folder

Also, from the Vista laptop I CAN access the "Public" shared folder on the Vista Business PC.

As such I don't believe it can be a firewall issue.

The permissions on the shared folder I am trying to access are set to Full Control for Everyone.

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all users in just one branch can't access their shared folder in the server. it was fine til yesterday and today, no one can get in. that generic "Access Denied" error message pops up.

i, however, can access it wtih no problem but i'm in a different site.

the server in question is running on win2000sp4 and is a domain controller and the only server at this branch office. the users are on XP with sp2.

Answer:no access to shared folder?

Can the client ping the server IP address & computer name?

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Hey guys. I am needing a bit of a custom setup for something, but I'm not even sure it can be done... This is the best way I can describe it:

Computers A, B, and C all need to have the same copies of every file in a certain directory. What I was hoping I could do was configure these computers to update their files frequently based on what they see in a FTP version of the folder, that way all 3 computers could contribute to one large work folder without manually sending copies of a file produced on one computer to the other 2 computers. Can this be done?

Example:

Computer A creates a document and saves it. It checks the FTP folder and realizes document x isn't present, so it uploads it. Later, when computers B and C check the FTP folder based on the schedule, they realize that they don't have copies of document x, and so they download it and add it to their local folders.

Thanks in advance for any help with this. I was hoping their was a software solution available for this and that it wouldn't involve me setting up some sort of FTP server at my house or something.
 

Answer:FTP shared-access folder

look into some CASE tools...they're generally pretty expensive though
 

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Just reinstalled XP on one of my desktops after finally giving up on Vista and are having problems accessing any shared folders.This is the error message I am getting:[IMG]click here[/IMG]I have Googled and tried various suggestions,checked firewall,workgroup,netbios,pinter/file sharing and a couple of other things but no luck.The odd thing is I also have a piece of software from PureNetworks (cisco) which usually takes all the hard work out of networking my PC's but cannot share through that either. I can access other PC's on the network it is just the newly shared.

Answer:Cannot access shared folder.

Sorry folks,managed to sort it by following these instructions.click here

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I am not sure what the deal is but on my main machine I have 5 drives internally, 2 SCSI, 2 IDE, and 1 SATA.
I have folders shared on all the drives and everyone can access all the shares except for the shares on the 2 IDE drives.
computers see the shares but when I try and open the shared folder I get an error.

This is what it says:
\\HAL-9000\Temp is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permission.

Not enough server storage is available to process this command"

any ideas on what could be the cause?

My second machine was SCSI, IDE, and SATA as well and it shared all folders fine. It is now IDE and SATA and all shares work great.
 

Answer:Can't access shared folder

WS6 said:



Not enough server storage is available to process this command"Click to expand...

I'm not sure about this error, but I think that the easiest way to get around these problems is to put the user's log-in and password into the sharing computer. Its an easy fix, but it works. The only problem is that you'll have to update the password on the shared box every time you change the password on the client.

and thats a pretty cool name for a computer. I'm surprised I haven't seen it anywhere else - maybe people are scared that if they name their computer HAL-9000, then their computer will try to kill them
 

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i'm used wireless connection in Vista...when i want shared my folder with other pc in wireless...the error "permission denied"...

Answer:Folder Shared,but cannot access

Just sharing the folder isn't enough especially in Vista, make sure you set the permissions to FULL access so you can read/write and move/remove files.

That should give you the access you are looking for.

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Tow different windows 10 machines can't access Toshiba e-studio printer shared folder .

- We have three Toshiba printers same model "e-studio 275" , both devices can't access all

the printers shared folder .

- other devices are still able to access the folder "XP ,7 , 8.1 and 10" .

- I reviewed all the printer's settings and they are the same .

- Nothing changed on the printer side or the PC's .

-Turned off antivirus and firewall.

- Both devices can ping the machines , access their web interfaces ,print ...etc.

- One month ago everything was fine .

So, any suggestions ?
 

Answer:Can't Access printer shared folder

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I cannot move, rename, write to, or do anything besides open files from any of the shared folders. I have tried using both admin accounts (my wife's and mine) to change permissions with CACLS, but after "thinks" about it for a couple seconds, it says "Access is denied". Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Access Denied On Shared Folder

don't know calcs
right click folder --> sharing and security to check attributes and permissions

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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've setup a folder on the server which is shared and allowed access by a specific group. For some reason everyone, but 1 person (who is setup as an admin) can not write to that shared directory. No matter how I change their settings, they always get "Access is Denied" despite being able to see the directory. Any ideas??? I have tried removing them, then re-adding them to the group, adding them specifically to the folder, and even recreating the profile. Also others who login to that specific computer and are allowed access can get to the shared directory and write.
 

Answer:shared folder - access denied

I am assuming that you are talking about Windows File Sharing.

Try having them map the folder as a network drive (open My Computer->Tools->Map network drive), the type in the path and then click "Log in as a different user". Specify a username that has read/write access. It can be the username which you specified for him in the shared folder's permissions. See if that works.
 

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hello i am not able to access folder on shared drive... i can go into the drive but when i try to access the folder it says access denied . but i can access the share doc of tht pc. my os is xp and the pc which i am trying to access is also xp .. so can u tell me what is the problem

Answer:cannot access folder on shared drive

Hello ankitricky

Try taking ownership of the folder

Right click it and select Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the ?Access Denied? message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click ?Apply?

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Hello there

I have a computer with windows 2003 server installed on it. There is one shared folder. The computer's name is SERVER. The shared folder's name is OFFICE.
Whenever I type \\SERVER\OFFICE in a windows explorer window, I get a pop up window with a message that says that Windows does not find \\SERVER\OFFICE.

How can I fix this?
I mean, I should be able to see the folder in this way because this OFFICE folder is shared and I am doing this from the same computer and not from another computer in the LAN.
Any idea?
Thanks
 

Answer:access denied to shared folder

OFFICE is at the root of the C: drive, right?

I would first try changing "OFFICE" to a name that is less likely to be (semi) reserved on a Microsoft system; and if that doesn't help I would then make a similar change to "SERVER."
 

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I have run a network in my office for a while now and have always kept a shared folder on a windows Vista machine that my other three computers access to save and access files.The three work computers were all XP Professional-64bit until recently I upgraded one to Windows 7-64bit. After upgrading I have been getting a strange error on the XP computers when I try to access the shared folder,or the Vista machine at all, that says: "*path to shared folder* is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The specified server cannot perform the requested operation." the last line about performing the operation is occasionally about a storage problem. This problem does not persist, the computers can access for a while then this error will start up, then the computers will be able to access again after some time or if I restart the Vista computer. All the time I can still access with the 7 machine. I have tried everything I can find, using the regedit, changing AVG and windows security settings nothing has worked I will be extremely grateful for any assistance.
 

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i my organisation there are 25 users under work group. if one user share the folder it will display all users systems who are in the workgroup.Some folders do not access all users in the workgroup what will i do

Answer:shared folder do not access all users

check that all users in LAN.

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3 computers connected in LAN, with a shared folder/drive.

Suppose I have access to the WIFI on the same network.
I have access to the router also(means I can type in browser, 192.168.1.1 and can login). Then in DHCP hosts I can see the connected computers ip address.

Then how will I access the shared folder?

I don't know the server name. How will we find out the server name?
I don't know the name of shared folder also. How will we find out the shared folder in the network?

Answer:How to access a shared folder in LAN via WIFI

As long as all computers are set as "Private Network" for the adapters, the firewall allows other computers to see the shares, you should not have any problems accessing. You do have to share a folder, if you want others to have access to it.

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hello; experts
i have a beginner issue ;
i have windows 7 on the virtual machine (Hyper-v), whith shared file \\Admin-VM1\Folder1 whith Read permission to everyone .
when i try to acces from the host machine (Windows 8.1), a have these messages
thankx for help.

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Can someone help me please.
I have a user who wished to have access to a shared folder on our network.
I mapped the drive for her on the PC she uses.
However when you click on it you cannot gain access....it come sback with the error message access denied?

How do I reslove this issue. Obviuosly I need to set up a permission on our server or something?

The client machine is XP and the Server is 2003.
Can someone provide me with an idiot proof step by step guide on what I need to do.
 

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Hi everyone,

I have a simple network with four computers connected together via a switch. Three of the computers are Windows 2003 Server; the fourth is Windows XP Pro. All four machines are in a domain and everyone can see everyone else.

There is a shared folder on the XP Pro machine.

I can access this folder from two of the 2003 servers, which are set up to be domain controllers.

But I can't access the shared folder on the XP machine from the third 2003 server, which is not a domain controller. Error message is access denied, no permission to access the shared resource.

I can see the shared folder but unable to access any sub-folder. The weird thing is that I can access the other shared resources on this XP machine. Just this particular folder that denies me access to its contents.

Please give me some idea to troubleshoot this problem.

Many thanks for your help.
 

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Hello Everyone,

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

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

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

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

How can I achieve that ?

Regards,
Jack
 

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I have a LAN with a PC running 98SE and a wireless Laptop running 2000 Professional. Both computers can access the internet and when I select network neighbourhood on the desktop I can see each computer. The problem I am having is that I can access the shared folder on the 98SE machine from the laptop however when I try and connect to the 2000 machine it is requesting a network password. I never set a password up for this so I am at a loss. The window that comes up asks for;

Enter Network Password
Resource \\Laptop\IPC$
Password

I have enabled file and print sharing on both systems.
 

Answer:Unable to access shared folder on LAN

Create an account on the 2000 pc with the same logon and password you use on the 98 machine.
 

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I have an issue with VPN access to the local shared folder (Vista) which suddenly stopped to work. VPN is connecting to the remote host properly. I can log in to the remote router, access remote web server and FTP (both services on linux machine) but can't access sherd folder which is on the Vista machine.

Any idea what can be wrong (closed some ports on router/computer)? Thanks
 

Answer:VPN and access to the local shared folder

How are you accessing the shared folder? UNC path? Drive mapping?

Did you check the permissions on the Shared folder, and also the NTFS permissions?
 

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Hi!

I am facing a very annoying problem. I have a home server with Windows Server 2003, and my notebook with Windows 7.
The only role the server has is to share files, and there is no Active Directory, or any other thing, just the simlpe file server role. Now, when I try to browse the server, I am prompted to provide credentials, usr/pwd. We use the server's local accounts, so the whole username is like: fileserver/user.
The poblem is, I type the correct pwd, but I'm prompted again, and again, and again. No matter which account I try, it doesn't work. I did like 3 hours research on the net, but I wasn't able to find anything that worked.
I tried everything, no joy. :S
If anyone can help me, please don't hesitate, I cannot access my server. :S

Thanks for every hint or advice in advance.

Answer:Cannot access shared folder, prompted for pwd/usr

I forgot to mention that I can access my server via Remote Desktop.

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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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Was downloading from Limewire to my shared documents folder and now I can't access the folder as it keeps saying Windows Explorer is not responding. Ran Norton Antivirus scan, but when it reaches my shared documents folder it crashes too.I am a complete buffoon when it comes t computers so any advice would be greatly received.Thanks in anticipation.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 14:50:25, on 07/12/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.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\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC�... Read more

Answer:Can't Access Shared Documents Folder ?

Hi mathew1242 You got some infections there...Please don't use any P2P prgrams during the cleaning.Download HijackThis to your desktop from here Create a new folder for HijackThis and move HijackThis.exe into it. You may want to print out these instructions for reference, since you will have to restart your computer during the fix.Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeSave it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, then make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish. The fix will begin; follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.At the end of the fix, you may need to restart your computer again.Finally, please post a fresh HijackThis log, along with the contents of the logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txtDownload F-Secure Blacklight and save it to your desktop.Doubleclick blbeta.exe, accept the agreement, click Scan, then click NextYou'll see a list what have been found. A log will appear to your desktop, it is named fsbl.xxxxxxx.log (xxxxxxx will be random numbers).DON'T choose Rename if something was found!Post the contents of fsbl.xxxx.log to here (blacklight log from your desktop)

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Dear All,
I can ping the server but I can't access the shared folder with error:
"Windows Cannot access \\192.168.1.5\Shared"
but if I check on 1.5 with net share, there are Shared Folder in net shared list.
My IP 192.168.1.14 and OS Windows 10 pro.
Firewall and anti virus both are turn off and Turn on file sharing also has been turn on.
how can I fix this problem?

Best regards,
Surbakti

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

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

Answer:Canít get access to shared folder from one computer to

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

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

You may find some of this helpful...

Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings

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Hello - i'm a bit embarrassed to be posting on this site as i'm usually quiet competent at troubleshooting windows problems.

i'm running xp home sp2 over a wireless net. i've been able to successfully share folders and a printer over the small home network for the past 2-3 years with no problem. the apt that i share the net with recently added some pc's and i noticed them in network neighborhood. i didn't want my shared folder to show up so i disabled it on one of my pc's.

now, after a restart (both soft and hard shutdown), i am totally unable to access the shared folder, and the files within! it shows up in network places but when i try to get into it, i get the following error message:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is not accessible.

Access is denied.

Some things to note:
Yes, I am logged in as an administrator
I tried to go back to some automatically set restore points to see if that would resolve the problem...it did not.
Firewall is on...I've tried it off, etc.....no change.
I've tried hitting the folder through all of the profiles in the "Documents and Settings" folder directly off C:

I am really, really hopeful that this is just a simple config issue that I'm not aware of and that the data is still there!

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Answer:unable to access shared folder

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Hi All -

I have a Win2000 Sp2 computer that acts as a file server - I've created a folder that is shared, and given about a dozen other computers full access to this folder.

Recently I tried to add a couple of WinXp computers to this network and give them full access not only to the shared folder on the W2K computer but also full access to all the sub-folders that users have created in the shared folder and all the files within those sub-folders. But I get "Access Denied" when I try to access those sub-folders and files -

I've tried setting full permissions for each new computer to each sub-folder, but sometimes that doesn't work.
But sometimes new computers can access a file IF it is modified by a previous user.

None of this is what I expect. I also cannot get access to some sub-folders on the Win2K computer even when logged into the Win2K computer as Administrator.

I would appreciate your assistance -

Honline
 

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

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Hello
I have win xp pro in a computer called SERVER. Every folder xxx I create and share in SERVER is not accessible from the same computer. That is to say, if I browse \\SERVER\xxx from the computer called SERVER then I get an error telling that I have no permissions. Could you please help with this?
Thanks a lot.
 

Answer:no access to local shared folder in win xp pro

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hi.kindly let me know is their an way to access the shared folder over internet like we access the shared folder in LAN please let me know the wayregardskaleem

Answer:Access shared folder over internet

Have a look on this remote desktop web connection and local file and printer access on remote desktop web connection article, maybe can give you more ideas.

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So for some odd reason, I always get an error message when another computer tries to access my shared folder on my secondary HDD (D: drive). (Don?t have access constant network administrator). The permissions are set properly. It is set to share with everyone. I tried creating a new folder from scratch on the D drive and setting sharing, and it still didn?t work. I created a folder in the same way on the C drive and it works fine. I checked the advanced security settings, and they are all the exact same. Only difference is TrustedInstaller owns the c: drive and i am the owner of the D:\ Drive. I had an issue before with the secondary HDD not showing up in the indexing options after removal from a domain. I assumed the permissions got screwed up somehow. That?s when I took ownership of the entire D drive.

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Please bear with me, this problem is a little tricky to explain.
I have 2 computers (A and on a home network, connected through a router and hard-wired with Cat5 cable.
They are both running Windows XP Pro SP3 and file/print sharing is turned on.
Both computers can Ping each other successfully.
Both computers can "Net View" each other successfully.
Both computers can see the other's shared folders in My Network Places.
Computer A can access the shared folders on Computer B and transfer files, etc.
Computer B can ONLY access the SharedDocs folder on A and not any of the other shared folders.
When I try, I get an Access Denied window.

I cannot understand why I can access one folder (SharedDocs) but none of the others.

Thanks for any insights you might provide.

Ken

Answer:Shared Folder Access Problem

I would try reconfiguring the shared folder permissions on the shared folders on computer A that you want computer B to access. It is almost always a permission/authorization issue when you get a Access Denied message. Computer B user would seem to not have persmission to access the files and do download transfers. You must assign them.

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So yesterday I decided to set up and optimize my home network by creating shared folders and stuff. As an IT student I'm learning about security so I started by disabling all the Home Group config and creating users with passwords and enabling password authentication so everytime I want to access a computer/folder I have to enter an user (I have more than one for when I need only read or write to a shared folder).

The only problem I have is when I try to access XP. I have one XP and three Sevens. In one of the Sevens, when I try to enter the XP shared folder it ask me for an user/password, something like this:

http://lpmv.epfl.ch/files/content/si...entication.png

Note: I'm using a workgroup, not a domain.

But on the other two Sevens I can't access XP. It says permission denied, or something, but the thing is that they don't ask for credentials.

I guess is NOT a XP problem, but how can I fix this?

Thanks.

Answer:Can't access from Win7 to XP shared folder

theres an option for turning on lower security in the advanced settings / file sharing options.. you need to lower the encryption.
Hope that helps you.

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

Both computers are on Win 7 64bit.

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

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

Answer:Windows cannot access shared folder

Help please?

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HI, I Have shared a folder in a workgroup. One computer is Windows Media Center and the other is xp home. The windows file sharing wizard has been run on both computers. The file being shared is a database file inside All users \ application data\ folder. shared the folder for both read and write and even went into safe mode to set permissions to full. From the client computer I can see the folder but cannot open it. I have disabled the fire walls and set exclusions in the antivirus "avast". They are a part of the same workgroup and the user names are the same for both computers. I still cannot for the life of me get this folder to open. I sure do hope someone has an idea. PS I can ping both computers from each other.
Thanks,
Jerry
 

Answer:unable to access shared folder

Can you share other folders on the problem machine? Are those pings working by computer name, not just IP address?
 

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I have some shares set up on a Windows Server 2003 box. On my Vista and XP boxes, I mapped the network drives and checked "Reconnect on Login". Things are good up to this point. The problem is the drives do not automatically reconnect after Vista/XP reboot. I have to click the drive and enter a password to reconnect.
Anyway around this? Thanks
 

Answer:cannot access shared folder on reconnect

Sounds like my problem also.

help us
 

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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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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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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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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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We have a shared folder on a Server 2003 server that is somehow inaccessible from just one Windows 7 PC. When I try to access it using the UNC I get the error message:-

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

This operation is supported only when you are connected to the server.

The 'Everyone' group has 'Modify' permission to the folder, Security and Share permissions, so it's not a permissions issue. If I replace the server name with the server's IP address in the UNC it works, so it's not a connection issue. I can connect to another share on the same server with the server name in the path so it's not a name resolution issue. I can log into the PC next to the affected one with the same user account and access the share just fine.

I've tried reloading the DNS and NetBIOS caches. I've tried removing and readding the computer to the domain. Group policy is being applied successfully and the computer's account is in the same OU as the one next to it.

Does anyone have any advice?

Answer:Shared folder access/permissions issue

Check the Lm Compatibility Level setting in the registry on the 7 box.

Go to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
If LmCompatibilityLevel isn't there, add it as a new Dword value
Set the value to 1
Reboot the 7 box and try again

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As I said in the title I can't access a shared folder with password protection on but I can with password protection off.

Also I can't stop sharing, when I click the button to stop sharing nothing happens.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Everyone,

I am running a single Domain Controller on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box.

Within my Domain there are about 40 clients; a mixture of Windows computers ranging in version from XP to W7.

On many computers I have enabled shares on various folders (for backing up email, sharing data directly between computers, etc).

On my personal workstation I have a number of folders shared with the rest of the Domain.

Recently colleagues of mine have not been able to access any of the shared folders on my workstation. When they attempt to do so through "Network" (from Windows 7) they see the following message -

Whilst colleagues cannot see my shared folders they are setup exactly as they were when they were accessible (and I have not made any changes in recent memory). Furthermore I am able to access shared folders on other computers from my workstation.

I have performed a fair amount of Googling before posting to this forum, and many of my search results indicated that I should use the Netdom.exe command to reset the "machine account password" for the Domain. However this seems like using a sledge hammer to put a tack in a wall, and I really don't want to mess with the Server if I can avoid it.

Further to the above I have also read a great deal about file encryption and setting the encryption in Windows 7 lower, but this only appears to be relevant when trying to connect from XP to W7 (which doesn't really concern me at this stage).

It is m... Read more

Answer:Cannot access Shared Folder (that was previously accessible)

Hi Everyone,

I have managed to solve this issue. Previously I have encountered similar issues between a Windows Domain Controller and a client computer; however in previous cases the client computer simply wasn't able to logon to the Domain (even when using the Admin, or Administrator account). In those previous instances I would receive a "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed." message at the logon screen (as pictured below) -

In the instance related to this post there appears to have been some kind of "partial mistrust" between my workstation and the Domain Controller (Windows 2008 R2 Server).

Before looking directly at the Domain as the primary cause of this issue I performed the following on my workstation.

1). Removed an "Alternate DNS" entry from the network adaptor
2). Flushed the DNS (using ipconfig /flushdns)
3). Rebooted

After the above steps there was no improvement, so I performed the following additional steps.

1). Unjoined the Domain from my workstation
2). Rebooted my workstation (and logged onto a local account)
3). Deleted my workstations entry from Active Directory User & Computers on the Server
4). Rebooted the Server
5). Rejoined the Domain from my workstation
6). Rebooted my workstation
7). Logged back onto my workstation with my Domain account

The above steps fixed the issue, and I am now able to view shared folders that are on my workstation from Windows 7 & Win... Read more

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Hello,

I've just taken over a "network" of around 30 computers. The previous admin had not setup an actual manage network. No domain controllers, no file servers etc. Everyone is just plugged into a large switch and connected via WORKGROUP.

I've never actually used the Workgroup so I'm having a little trouble. Some of our most crucial files are shared off of one persons computer (Windows 10). The files are in C:\Users\Public\Documents
The Public folder itself is hidden.

6 Windows 7 users have a shortcut to this folder on their desktop. The shortcut points to "\\Windows10PC\Users\Public\Shared Folder"
Sometimes when accessing this folder they are prompted for credentials. They must use the credentials of the local user of the Win 10 PC.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Whenver I try to create this shortcut from another desktop I keep receiving "File cannot be found".
If I try to to explore the C$ drive of the the Win 10 PC I cannot gain access dues "Access denied" even though I'm using the local users credentials.

I've tried many different combinations using $ to access the shared folder but to no luck.

So what I've ended up doing is copying the shortcut from another computer (which is setup exactly the way I tried setting it up). When I paste the shortcut it works just find, yet I cannot create a shortuct pointing to the same location.
Sorry for the long post. I hope s... Read more

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Hi all,
I'm struggling with this problem from two weeks. I read many similar problems in this forum, but none of the proposed solutions worked with me.

PROBLEM
I have two TV mediagateways (Memup Mediagate Lnx HD) that read files from a LAN folder shared by a Windows 7 PC. It worked fine for many years. After the clean installation of Win 8.1 Pro, the mediagateways are no more able to "login" into the PC to read the shared folder.
Similarly to Win7, they recognize the domain (WORKGROUP) and the PC name (DESKTOP-SERVER); when I try to enter, they correctly ask me login and password. The difference is that now they return "LOGON ERROR" without other infos.

CONFIGURATION
In the same network and domain, I have a laptop with Linux Mint, a Canon MG8150 printer and an Android smartphone. Doing some test:
Mediagateways are able to read folders shared by Linux Mint and by the Canon printer.Linux Mint and Android are able to read the Win 8.1 shared folders.
So, everyone speaks with everyone else, except the couple mediagateway <-> Win 8.1

In order to make the system as simple as possible:
All the Win 8.1 accounts are local and there is not the Home GroupAntivirus and firewall are disabledthere is only one domain (WORKGROUP)the shared folders are within the internal HDD (not USB).Everyone under Advanced Sharing has Read Access; Everyone under Security has Read Access, List Contents and Read/ExecuteDisabled password protected sharingEnabled cryptography at 40... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you anyone who is able to help.
 

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

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

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

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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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As I said in the title I can't access a shared folder with password protection on but I can with password protection off.

Also I can't stop sharing, when I click the button to stop sharing nothing happens.

Thanks in advance.

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I have setup XP Home on one desktop and have setup one user apart from the inbuilt administrator account (to which I have given a password). I have shared a folder and from safe mode I have assigned it permission so that only the user and administrator can access it.
Hence when I access this computer from another machine, I can see the folder but cannot open it. But when I do folder mapping using different user name and password, it maps the folder but still gives access denied error? Please help as I am not able to understand the problem
 

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[Windows 7 Prof 64-bit SP-1]

A folder in \Programme Files(x86), which was shared last week no longer allows access from my network (XP Home/Prof machines).

The folder is (was) a shared one, has the read only attribute removed, and has a share-name. I don't have the [Share With] option on right-click, only [Advanced Sharing]. It's shared with Everyone for read-write access.

Try as I may I cannot get this folder to revert to its previous shared status and unless a solution is found I shall have to move it out to a new folder unde c:\ outside system control.

My UAC is one notch down from the top.

Answer:Previously Shared Folder Now Access Denied

Hi please see this Troubleshoot "access denied" when opening files or folders

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I have 2 desktop computers, both running Windows 10.
PC1 has a shared folder (shared to "Everyone").
PC2 has 2 users.
Logging in as userA I can access the shared folder on PC1. But as userB I cannot.
Both users have the same user groups: Administrators and HomeUsers.
I have tried to set another user, but it didn't work too.
It seems userA is the lucky one forever .
Please, help me! I'm desperate... No, just kidding...
(Sorry for my bad english. I actually don't speak it.)

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Hi Everyone,

I am running a single Domain Controller on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box.

Within my Domain there are about 40 clients; a mixture of Windows computers ranging in version from XP to W7.

On many computers I have enabled shares on various folders (for backing up email, sharing data directly between computers, etc).

On my personal workstation I have a number of folders shared with the rest of the Domain.

Recently colleagues of mine have not been able to access any of the shared folders on my workstation. When they attempt to do so through "Network" (from Windows 7) they see the following message -



Whilst colleagues cannot see my shared folders they are setup exactly as they were when they were accessible (and I have not made any changes in recent memory). Furthermore I am able to access shared folders on other computers from my workstation.

I have performed a fair amount of Googling before posting to this forum, and many of my search results indicated that I should use the Netdom.exe command to reset the "machine account password" for the Domain. However this seems like using a sledge hammer to put a tack in a wall, and I really don't want to mess with the Server if I can avoid it.

Further to the above I have also read a great deal about file encryption and setting the encryption in Windows 7 lower, but this only appears to be relevant when trying to connect from XP to W7 (which doesn't really concern me at this stage). ... Read more

Answer:Cannot access Shared Folder (that was previously accessible)

It may be worth checking that the time/date settings are all in sync on the server and the clients. Another common problem is people may inadvertently use their ISP or router as an alternate DNS server.

Your PC's and servers should only point to your internal DNS servers. If not you will often have name resolution and connection issues.

I've also read that Symantec Endpoint security can cause problems such as is being described.

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

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

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

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

Surfing in the web I found that:
http://ss64.com/nt/syntax-ntlm.HTML

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where can be a problem?

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

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

Thank you and have a nice day.

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

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Hi guys

here's to make the story short..

I have 2 computers on a switch, both on MSHOME network, and both using WinXP Pro Sp2

PC 1 has 2 drives, C: and D: partitions for one drive, and E: for the other..


I have shared folders from both D: and E:

Funny thing is, when PC2 tries to get the shares, all shared folders that reside on drive D: are accessible, while all shared folders on the E: drive are NOT ACCESSIBLE.. what gives?

I tried re-sharing the folders in the E: drive, but didnt work..

What am i missing here?

Answer:Networking question: No access to shared folder

Disable simple file sharing, go into the shared folder, add the everyone group to the security tab.

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Hi There,

I have shared a folder on my server with sharing & NTFS permissions.
I am the administrator and have more than the required permissions.

Yet when i try and access the folder from My Computer, it tells me that it is not accessible and that access is denied.

Am I missing something?

Ive done the same for every other user who should have access, with no problems.

Ive also looked at parent permissions and inheriting and have found no reason for this.

Could it be something local?

Thank you
Lee
 

Answer:unable to access NTFS shared folder...

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Hello Everyone,

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

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

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

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

How can I achieve that ?

Regards,
GR
 

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

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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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Clean install of w10. I am signed in w/a local account which is also an admin account on the PC I'm saving/moving too.

I have read/write access to these folders but I cannot save to the folders.

Any idea what's going on?

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

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

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

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

The specific error messages are:

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

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

Thanks in advance!

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

Welcome to Eight Forums,

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

Please post an update or your progress.

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

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I 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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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 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'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
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I have 3 Win-7 64 bit machines in a homegroup. MAC addressing enabled on the router. Machine A, B and C.

All are in a homegroup. I want to share a folder on machine B to the rest of the group so I share with homegroup (read/write allowed). I jump on machine A and C to test, and am able to click network and open machine B and access and modify the shared folder via explorer. I try the same via windows key run explorer, by typing in \machineb\share and I am able to access and modify the folder. However, when I type the IP address (192.168.0.13) it will no resolve and I get a "Windows cannot access \path\share."

-I run it in safe mode with no results. Here are my troubleshooting efforts:

-removed all machines from homegroup and and created a new one for all to join -tested this process on machine C. Machine A and B are able to access the share on C via hostname and IP address. -ran ipconfig /flush dns on all machines. Then ran net stop "dns client" and net start "dns client" -restarted router -ran problematic machine (B) in safe mode (no anti-virus). -ran the other machines in safe mode. -on machine A, ran net use to map P: as the machine B share (machineb\share) by mapping to its host name. Successful drive mapping and ability to access. When I try the same to the IP address it's fails again. -disabled firewall on both ends

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Answer:Unable to access shared folder in Win 7 homegroup via IP address

111 views and not one bit of help. Any ideas at least?

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Hi,

I have a user account that cannot access a shared network folder by it's hostname. It can ping the machine by its hostname, access the share by IP Address, and other accounts on the same machine can access the share by hostname. I've tried statically assigning DNS servers, changing the hosts file and nothing has fixed the problem.

Any ideas?

Answer:User account cannot access shared folder by host name

Can other accounts access by host name (not on that computer)? What error does it give?

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

Any ide what can be done wrong? Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Sever and shared folder access

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

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