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New files aren't shared in shared folder

Question: New files aren't shared in shared folder

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!

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Answer: New files aren't shared in shared folder

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

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I have 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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This one's got me stumped.. I like to have my Firefox downloads folder on my Win7 PC shared to my other PC, which is running XP. I have the folder shared to "myusername; Homegroup; Everyone". I can't seem to figure out why new files that show up in this folder are still not visible to the XP box, and I have to manually share each file in this folder. The icons for new files all have the little padlock overlay.

Thanks for any insight!

Answer:Newly downloaded files aren't shared

Ok, I tried setting "Do not preserve zone information in file attachments" to "Enabled" within the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), but it didn't fix it. I don't have the same problem when I download a given file with IE, so it seems to be specific to Firefox. I guess I'll try posting at a Firefox forum, but I'll keep checking back here in case someone can point me in the right direction!

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And no amount of free-to-use scanning I have done thus far detected a virus.

Whatever virus this is, it seems to effect the amount of memory I can use slowing down my computer and causing me crashes in Team Fortress 2.

It also disabled my sound driver.

It has yet to do anything more than annoy me from what I can tell, and it may yet be a hacker.

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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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Hey everyone.

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

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

Figure 1. Clean Sharing

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

Does this functionality exist in W7?


Answer:Shared Shortcut to non-shared folder.

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me rubber duck this one.

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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.

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


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

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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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Its real wierd.

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

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

Anyone knows what Im doing wrong?

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

Answer:Problem moving files to shared folder

Quote: Originally Posted by israelihero

Its real wierd.

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

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

Anyone knows what Im doing wrong?

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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 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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Hello all, thanks for your help.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Answer:Vista Shared Folder Files not Updating

Update :

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

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

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We are a small company.  We are running six windows 8 computers.  Our secretary works from home, the rest of us are in the same office.   

The Admin Computer stores all of our work files within a folder called 'casework' (about 400GB).   The 'casework' folder is shared on the office network.  This 'casework' folder is also synced by Google Drive. 

When our secretary works on her home computer and makes a new file, e.g. letterV2, the new file downloads to our 'casework' folder to the Admin Computer here at the office.  However, the new file cannot been seen on our other computers over the office

The newly created files are not shared to 'everyone' unless I un-share 'casework' from the network and then share 'casework' again. 

The problem seems to be that the new files added by Google Drive are not inheriting the permissions of the 'casework' folder. 

There are no options to change in Google Drive.  Is this a Windows8 problem? Will Windows10 have a fix for this? Are there any work arounds? Does our secretary need to work at the office?

Yours Hopefully


Answer:New files downloaded from cloud storage into shared folders don't inherit shared permissions for "Everyone"

may I know how that work case folder sync with google drive?

I suggest you contact Google drive first, we have limitation information regarding this product.

You can proof that there is no issue for sharing folder within your office network
I think that's not how online share drive work, unless your secretary can join your office network trough internet
this is the example, you can ask your secretary to send file trough share drive and assign 1 admin to sync and send it to your case work folder
But maybe you will be interested with Office 365

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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.


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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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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 Guys,

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

win xp home os's


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The W7 desktop has no problem accessing other shares.

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm have a Window 7 box sharing folders between a Mac (Snow Leopard), Windows 7, and Windows XP.

The Windows 7 computer never has any issues accessing the shared folders, but occasionally the Mac and Windows XP computer cannot access the shared folders. I can fix it by rebooting the shared box, but that's something I'd rather not do all the time. Are there some settings I can look into?

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I have three computers all Win 7 Home Premium and sharing (Homegroup). Side not I also had them sharing with out Homegroup and still same issue. Also This occurs regardless if PC3 is connected via wire or wireless. Additional notes AV was also disable to rule out. That is the only thing running on PC3 and nothing is running background wise on PC1 or PC2.

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

PC3 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 & PC2 instantly.

PC1 & PC2 can not view contents of Shared PC3 instantly; it takes approximately 35 seconds to view contents of main shared folder and same for each additional sub-folder. Also if copying a file initially it takes awhile before it starts and then stars off slow around 585KB/s copying over from PC1 or PC2 to PC3 before it jumps up to around 10MB/s+. However if I copy the same file from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 no speed issues what so ever. Speeds actually get well up into 70MB/s.

Any thoughts?

Answer:Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Set all your pc's as in this pdf. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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How do I get it to save in the shared mailbox folder not my personal folder in outlook 2010?

Answer:Send an e-mail from a shared mailbox the sent item not saved in shared

The thread in the following link is looking for the same outcome. The first reply suggests using a third-party tool Download UniSent for Microsoft Outlook 2010 / 2007 Free Trial - A useful utility for managing Outlook messages - Softpedia (this is a trial version only).

Outlook 2010 Shared Mailbox Sent Items Saving in Wrong Place : Microsoft Office

I have no personal experience of this, but may be worth trying.

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hopefully this is an easy one. I recently purchased an external Seagate drive and added it to one of the PCs on our network and shared some folders on it. However, whenever the external drive is powered down it seems that the shared status of the folders is lost and has to be shared again. This is most tedious...
Any suggestions?
Kind regards,

Answer:Solved: shared folders on external drive do not stay shared

Is this one solved?

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


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I have my Public Desktop folder set to share for everyone, so it can be accessed from other pc's on the home network. But when I move a file from my user desktop to the public desktop it suddenly adds the lock icon over it and can't be accessed from another pc, even though the public desktop still can. I have to change the permissions on the file every time, although this never used to be the case. I used to be able to move a file to the public desktop without having to manually "share" it each time.

All settings look correct: Sharing is enabled for the folder and set for full control "everyone", and public folder sharing is turned on.

Again, this just started and was working fine before. Would one of the recent security patches have changed something?

Answer:Files moved to shared public folder "locked"

I'm not sure how this could occur but in order for the Public folders to be shared you need to enable sharing through the Sharing tab of the main Public folder, otherwise anything placed in one of it's subfolders won't be sharable.

If the share is being moved from a folder with a lock then moving that folder to a Public folder won't remove the lock.

The main Public folder is located at the C:\Users\Public and should appear like the picture.

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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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Hello there.

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

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

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

I also tried Panda online active scan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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First: THANK YOU to anyone who can help with this.

System: Dell Latitude e6500, Core 2 Duo 8400, 4 Gb Ram, E-dock, 2 Dell 19" LCD, Fedex Dropped it off Friday.

Software: XP SP3, Office 2003, Adobe Acrobat, HP OfficeJet l7780 Drivers [[Had Eset Smart Security installed, but uninstalled it while trying to figure out this problem ]]

Have a Dell Precision M65 also connected to Linksys WRG54 Router.

So, here's the situation.

I want to share desktop and my documents of the e6500 so that they're available to other users connected through the Linksys Network.

To do this I navigate to
C-docs and settings-e6500-desktop
C-docs and settings-e6500-My Documents
and right click and set up sharing.

Once I've done this I get on the M65 and Map Network Drive and browse to e6500 and map X for my documents and Y for desktop and everything is good. The sky is blue, the birds are singing, etc. etc. etc.

Then I restart the e6500 and it ""forgets"" that the folders were shared.

So far I've tried spitting, cursing, shouting, crying, begging, and the following:

I've uninstalled Eset to see if it was blocking for security, but nothing changed.

I turned off windows firewall, but it automatically turns back on when i reboot.

I rebooted into safe mode and set the sharing properties, which held the first time booting back into windows, but not after the 2nd restart.

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Question: shared folder

I am having trouble putting my shared folder on our network. I share a network with my roommate and he has his on our network, but I cant seem to figure it out. He has looked at mine and also cant figure out why mine isnt sharing. does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:shared folder

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Does anyone know if OE6 will supprt the use of a shared network folder to use as a message store. Ie. So that anyone on our LAN can access the Inbox of a specific account??

If OE6 does not support this feature, what is the workaround? Creating a local IMAP account or maybe using thunderbird instead?

any help would be appreciated

Answer:LAN shared folder with OE6??

Hi dalani

Creating an Imap account would probably be the best way to go.
I don't have any information on Thunderbirds's capabilities regarding sharing.

See this link for reasons why sharing Outlook Express on a network is unstable:

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I am using Windows XP Professional SP2. I recently lost my shared folder shortcuts under the my computer window. I can navigate to it through c:/documents and settings etc. but for some reason theres no shortcuts to it anywhere else on this computer. I even reformatted and reinstalled and still the same issue. What would make it disappear like that? Is there some quick fix I could do such as copying some sort of registry entry from another PC that would restore back to where its supposed to be by default? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


Answer:Where did my shared folder go?

Not sure if this is your problem or not

but have a look anyway!!!!!

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Question: Shared folder

I accidently deleted the default shared folder that's normally found alongside the 'my music' and 'my pictures' can I get it back?

Answer:Shared folder

scroll to the bottom of the page for the free version click here

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Question: shared web folder

hi it avilable to make a SHARED WEB FOLDER in the windows Xp Pro . and how ?cause i saw someone do it , but i don't know how

Answer:shared web folder

Can you provide more details what you are trying to do?

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Question: shared folder

hi every one
can i ask your hlp

i have a network in router , so how i can make a shared folder at anther pc ... in win 7


Answer:shared folder

The easiest way is use homegroup. Follow this tut: Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

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Hi ,
We have NT 4 server w/ Win98 desktops.
I am attempting to go paperless.
I would like to create a shared folder that will allow my
students to drop their assignemnts into it , but not allow
them to open the folder or see/opne the other files, thus allowing them to acces the
other student's files.
I have tried (on the NT server)giving the students:
1. Add: write & execute (WX)
2. Add & Read: read, write & execute (RWX)

I have also tried sharing from a Win98 desktop.

Sometime I can access the folder on the desktop but not via an app (i.e.Word)
What I end up with is either a folder they can't access
or a folder that they can get to everything.

I rememebr setting up a "Drop box" many years ago with
Apple share.
How do I do this with NT 4 or Win 98?

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I have NT as does the other computer in my office. We have been sharing files for months, and something has happened that is now preventing me from accessing the other computer. Windowns Firewall and AV is turned off, as we use a router. I can go to the other computer and confirm that the folders I need access to are shared and can be edited by others. I return to my computer and when I try to browse to that folder get the following: "\\server\foldername is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the admin... Not enough server storage is available to process this command." Both computers have lots of memory and disk space.

(This is my first posting... be gentle.)

Answer:A shared folder isn't available that use to be

Should be a security tab when you right-click on a folder. You may have to be logged as an administrator or in safe mode to access it. Check that permissions are correctly allowed for the other account.

I'm not 100% certain about this since I've never used NT, if I'm wrong... be gentle

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I create a folder, i right click on it and choose 'share with' i then pick 'specific people' then 'everyone' and when i click share button on the buttom it says i cant share folder, whats up with that?

Answer:Folder cant be shared

what folder?

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it contains alot of stuff such as

[WZF]Death Note - Capitulo 28[MQ][Xvid][848x480]
[MNnF] Naruto Shippuuden 11 avi
A.A.L.--Alien Eliminator 1.85
A1Monitor Network Monitoring & Server Monitor 7.0.1
Abee CHM Maker Pro 1.8

do they serve a purpose or are they just extra junk to delete? Thx

Answer:What is this shared folder i have?

[WZF]Death Note - Capitulo 28[MQ][Xvid][848x480]
Death Note is just anime.

[MNnF] Naruto Shippuuden 11 avi
Naruto Shippuuden is also another anime

A.A.L.--Alien Eliminator 1.85
A.A.L.--Alien Eliminator is massive arcade action packed into 45 unique alien spaceships. Shoot whatever moves (or doesn't move for that matter) in 135 planetary systems in 15 empires. Pick up in-game powerups and earn hundreds of upgrade points to unlock better ships with stronger armor, more powerful cooling systems, twin-missiles, or a terrifying railgun.

Uncover all the wisdom that is hidden on every planet, fight off wave after wave of alien aggressors, and adjust your strategy to dozens of attack formations and moving styles.

A1Monitor Network Monitoring & Server Monitor 7.0.1
A1Monitor is software you install on your server, or monitoring PC. You add or edit server entries. Each server entry represents one of your tcp/ip servers. Monitor a web page to make sure it's up. A1Monitor can scan the server response for error text. Ping any TCP/IP server. Login to your POP3 or SMTP email servers. Check your FTP server. If any of your servers can't be reached, or respond with errors, A1Monitor will send you an email notification (which can be forwarded to a pager). In addition, A1Monitor can run an exe or batch file (.bat) or even reboot the server when failures occur.

A1Monitor is inexpensive. Many other similar software packages charge thousands of dollars for what ends up to be ... Read more

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Question: shared folder

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6570, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1417378 MB, Free - 1336379 MB; D: Total - 13317 MB, Free - 1637 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
I have a desktop and a laptop computer. They are hookup in a home network with my desktop acting as server. Each computer has a shared folder which contains the files that I want to be able to access from either computer. On my desk top I can access my shared folder just fine, but my lap top I get an error message stating shared folder is misspelled. I check and it is spelled correctly. I ran the diagnose that came with the message with no results. Please help and thank you in advance.

Answer:shared folder

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Question: Shared folder


I am having some problems accessing my password protected shared folder over my network. It prompts for the computer's id and password however I still can not access it. I'm on a workgroup type of network and having a win7pro os.

Any tips on how to access it?


Answer:Shared folder

Quote: Originally Posted by louie12583


I am having some problems accessing my password protected shared folder over my network. It prompts for the computer's id and password however I still can not access it. I'm on a workgroup type of network and having a win7pro os.

Any tips on how to access it?


Maybe this tutorial on sharing and permissions will help.

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I want to ask about shared folder. I have 2 folder sharing on my office network.

The problem is, how to make 1 folder password and the other folder is free password to access?

I need some advice please. Thank you.

I'm using Windows 8 pro x64

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Hi all

I have just upgraded to Win 7 from Vista and have a shared network folder set up on the PC.

Now that I have upgraded I can still see the shared folder from my other PC (XP) on the network but not from my now Win 7 PC which is where the folder actually is!

I have searched for files in the shared folder but comes up with nothing.

Anyone else have this issue...know a fix?

Many thanks


Answer:See shared folder from XP pc but not Win 7

Quote: Originally Posted by darrensw

Hi all

I have just upgraded to Win 7 from Vista and have a shared network folder set up on the PC.

Now that I have upgraded I can still see the shared folder from my other PC (XP) on the network but not from my now Win 7 PC which is where the folder actually is!

I have searched for files in the shared folder but comes up with nothing.

Anyone else have this issue...know a fix?

Many thanks



If you are running homegroup you need to change it. Homegroup is for win 7 machines only and it uses IPv6. For networks with mixed environments workgroup is a better alternative. to test for yourself create a new network connection using workgroup and if it works disable Ipv6 and kill homegroup

Let us know if you need help


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Question: Shared Folder

Hello, Can I make a shared folder on my slave drive that other computers need a password to open it that way people cant look in it or put files in or take files out without having a password to get into it?

I have Windows Vista Business

Answer:Shared Folder

Hi, here is a couple of articles to help you out.

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I am a local administrator on this domain member Windows 7 Professional computer. When I try to share a folder, I get the message "Your folder can't be shared". The folder is on a local USB-attached drive. That is all the message says; it does not provide
any further details whatsoever. Also, I cannot seem to find a KB article pertaining to this issue. Very frustrating. Any help would be very much appreciated!
Sam "flux"

Answer:Your folder can't be shared.

Hi Sam, you can try enabling file sharing in the network properties:
Network and Sharing Center -> Click the current connection -> Status -> Properties
Make sure that "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" is checked.Sean Zhu - MSFT

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I have admistrator rights but I can not access the Documents folder

Answer:folder can't be shared

If this happened recently, use system restore to a date prior to the problem.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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When I try to share a subfolder under My Documents with my homegroup I get an error stating that the folder cannot be shared. How can I fix this.

FWIW, I can share the folder using Advanced Sharing Options but I cannot share it with the homegroup. Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:The folder cannot be shared?

Everything in the user folder has permission just for that user not even admin has right to it you better sharing outside the users folder

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hi, i've set up my wireless network to share my music folder but when accessing it on the client pc i can't see the mp3's. why?

Answer:shared folder - can't see my mp3's


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Question: Shared folder

We have common machine contains two shared folders. Folder10 and Folder20. Folder10 shared only one user "X" and Folder 20 shared only one user "Y". (both folders have administrator permission)

If User 'X' is login he will not view user 'y' shared folder?. Is this possible.

Answer:Shared folder

Not sure about this one, maybe possible.

Other way around is maybe password each folder so only owner can access?
But give admin full access?

Is X and Y on the same group?

Have a look at this;

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I had created shared a folder in SP1 so that I could monitor my kids using some software (guardian monitor). When i loaded SP2, the software acts as if the folder could not be written to and fails to launch. The folder is in the shared documents folder but the "read only" box is always checked even after I change it. Any clues? Thanks.

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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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I've had a wireless network running for some time, and this is the first time i have had the following problem occur and it has me perplexed!

I have three computers using the network, the main computer which has network cable connecting it to the router, and then two wireless computers. The problem is that when i am on one of the two wireless computers and attempt to copy/paste anything out of any shared folders on the main computer (accessed through network connections), nothing will happen, no messages etc, although after more than 2 or 3 successive tries explore.exe freezes. If i attempt to watch a video from a shared folder the first 5 or so seconds will play and then media player freezes.

I can move files back and fourth from the main computer into the wirless shared folders without hasle when i do so phsically from the main computer, and when i am on the wirless computers it allows me to copy files into the main computers shared folder with no problem, again it is just when attempting to copy FROM the main computer shared folders to the harddrives of the other two computers while on one of the wireless computers that problems arise.

Just some background info, Belkin router, Windows XP Pro on all 3 machines, other than above problem internet works and all computers have access to the network.

Sorry about that rather lengthly post, but any time you devote to helping me with this issue would be very much appreciated. Have a nice day

Answer:Shared folder freeze-ups.

What security software are you using. I would bet the root of the problem will be found there.

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Hi...I've tried to write here for few days ago but haven't had the time to follow up..I am unable to open my shared folder in c:documents and settings/owner/sharedLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 00:48:01, on 27-04-2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINXP\System32\smss.exeC:\WINXP\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINXP\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINXP\system32\services.exeC:\WINXP\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINXP\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINXP\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exeC:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Programmer\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINXP\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINXP\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Programmer\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Programmer\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\... Read more

Answer:Shared Folder Untouchable

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Can Anybody Tell Me How To Password Shared Folder, Or Help Me With Any Reliable Software I Can Use To Password My Folder Especially The Shared Ones.

Answer:Password Shared Folder

hello ,

read this the info is in there for what you want


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Ok i have set up a network with 3 pc's,i have the host pc connected via router to the net,the second pc is connected to the router to share the conn,in this state i can see that pc's shared folder and that pc can see mine.When i add another pc to the 2nd pc via crossover cable and set up so the 3rd pc can use the conn i lose the shared folder from the 2nd pc and that loses mine too,the second pc can see the 3rd pc's shared folder and the host pc cant see what am i doing wrong?

Answer:Shared folder issue

Is there some reson why you can't connect the third PC to the router? Does the second PC have two network cards; one to connect to the router and one to the third PC?

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on of our PC is running in win '98SE, whenever we connect to the shared folder in the other PC running in Win2K it always prompt me for a password, we never set any password to any folder that we shared....
pls.. help

Answer:shared folder password

On Windows 2000 and XP, it requires a username and password to connect the computer thru the network.

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I run XP Home and recently added an external HD. For some reason when I play MP3 Playlist songs in Windows Media Player the only songs that can be played/recognized are on the "G" drive. It seems these songs used to be "F" drive songs as all the ones that are not recognized now are "F:\My Shared Folder" or "F:\My Downloads".
Do I need to rename the folders to "G" from "F" and if ?


Answer:G:\My Shared Folder - Problems !

try and remove the songs that are not recognized, and re-add them under their new location. Problem might be media player is looking for the songs under the old file path (f:\) and not their new location on your G:\

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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?


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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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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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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I have folder on server that is used from clients application to read content of that folder!
So folder need to be shared, but also I need to specified users for that folder!

How can I specified user for this folder, for example if I have client user with name John how I can set that only that user can open this folder?

Many thanks!

Answer:Shared folder users!

This tutorial will help you figure that out. You can set permissions for individual users along the way.

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I have a home network with 4 computers, everything seems to work fine and i can see the folders i share on each of them.
Now, what i need is this:
I have one folder which i want to be visible only between 2 computers not 4, one with vista and one with XP.
Their names are MyPC and MyLAPTOP
When I try to set permission for my desktop to access my laptop for a specific folder, i only have few options like Administrator, everyone, guest..., and if i try to add MyPC in the window "enter the object name" on the laptop it says "an object name MyPC cannot be found".
How would i set only the desktop to "see" just that folder?
Hope I have been clear enough....

Answer:how to set permission in shared folder?

You don't establish rights by pc but by user.

You would create a user [or users] on the pc containing the share the same as you logon the other pc/laptop with. You would give this account(s) rights and deny everyone else to this share.

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I find my users folder shared sometimes when i go into my root drive. I promptly unshare it and it stays that way for a little while before sharing itself again. is there any know reason for this? I admin quite a bundle of computers for my friends and family and i have noticed that some of their machines will, as well, do this from time to time.

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hello there i encounter another problem on my PC running Windows XP SP3

i already OFF / disabled my Anti-Virus because i am thinking it was the cause of this, but it won't, it's not.. there is something wrong with my system..

any kind of solution for this? i've tried on google but none of those are work perfectly..

Answer:Shared Folder won't check

You can't make the folder "so that only you have access" and share it with others on the network at the same time. Un-select "Make this folder private" and you should be able to choose to share it on the network.

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I was poking around in my program files on my desktop and came across this file in the common files" surething shared". Do I need this file folder? it does not look very useful? I am running windows XP Pro.

Answer:surething shared folder

Do have a program called 'SureThing CD Labeller'? or anything from 'Microvision'?

If so it's just for that.

If not then run your AV's and post this question in the AV section.

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wXP pro
Office xp/2003 pro

belkin/motorola phonetools blue tooth issue work being done... then the trouble began.
suddenly no office apps would load
win installer giving error code 1635
ms support walked me through reinstall office
now all but FP office apps load

BUT now I have a ton of file folders visible in the shared documents area for all users but there aren't any files in the folders.

all file folders and files in the my documents directory are fine, present and accessible

tried system restore for a couple of earlier set points, no luck
tried FINDNTFS, couldn't see any file names in the filelist.txt files it produced
tried PCinspector and just seeing empty recovered files.

Thinking files are still on drive, me thinks that the commonality of the ALL the shared document folder is a pretty big clue, just do not know what to do with it.

any ideas, help most appreciated

thanks in advance


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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.


Answer:Can't access shared folder

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I have a network with Windows Server 2000 and six workstations. They are on a workgroup only. There is a hard drive shared with shared folders for each user and the folders are configured so only the user can access the files. The problem that I?m having is that one user?s folder was not secure, when I removed the everyone group that user could not access the folder. I can not secure the folder. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Shared Folder Security

I'm not sure what you mean by not secure. Do you mean everyone can access it? If so, you can set the appropriate file permissions for this folders.

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I have two computers, Vista Home Premium SP2 and XP SP2. Both belong to the same workgroup.

Tonight I could see the XP computer from Vista. Then I rebooted the Vista computer and I can no longer see the XP computer's shared files.

They are both connected via a linksys wireless router.

I have Norton on both; both have the windows firewall turned off.

Any ideas where to look for the problem(s)?



Answer:Unable to see shared folder on XP

do you have norton antivirus or do you have norton internet securtiy/360 both of these products come with intergrated firewalls so even if you turn the windows firewall off you would still have to turn manaully turn off nortons firwall. Sometime you must configure the firewall to accept connections from your network
Also Check the network and sharing center to see if file sharing and public folder sharing is enabled. Try this out and tell us what happens


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I'm trying to access ghost.exe which I have copeid to shared folder C:\Ghost on Vista Home Basic, using a network drive mapping DOS boot disk.
The boot disk is obtainable free to download at Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk for M$ Networks.
I have correctly configured the IP addresses in the config file on the boot disk, and configured net use G: \\vistab\ghost as the drive to be mapped.
I have shared the c:\ghost folder for Everyone group full control and also added Everyone group to security permissions full control.
Each time I try to access the folder from the dos prompt run from the floppy boot disk I get 'Error 5 - Access Denied'.
I can ping vistab from dos and recieve a reply, and vice versa.
I turned off Windows Firewall and turned off Password Protected folder sharing.
Still can't get it to work.
Has anyone had any experience with this please?

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please i need to know types of folder cannot be shared,between two computer of the same window,andwhy an operating system cannot be shared?

Answer:what types of folder cannot be shared?

Homework questions are covered in your course material. Don't shortcut your education or you will pay dearly later on.

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I am sharing a task folder with one of my colleagues. I want the tasks in this folder to show up in my To-Do list. Anyone know how to do this?Thanks!

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I apologize if this is in the wrong area.
So I'm running win xp mode on my win 7 computer and I have a shared folder to pass files between them. The folder's drive letter is S:
Every time I restart my win 7 the S drive disappears and I have to re-share it through command prompt.
Any suggestions? To initially share it in command prompt I used this: subst S: C:\WinXP
I mapped the folder in win xp so that isn't a problem right now, I just need that S drive on win 7 not to disappear when I log off or restart the machine.
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463566 MB, Free - 260864 MB; S: Total - 463566 MB, Free - 260864 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NBQAA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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I set up my computer to share a folder on my d drive. And i store music on there. But when i drag need files on there and try to access from another computer on the lan. It says i don't have permission. Work again when i disable and enable the share. How do i set it so that i don't have to keep on reapplying the share? Thanks.

Answer:workgroup shared folder

Full control does not work

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