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Can others add files to shared folder on one drive?

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

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

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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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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 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.":http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=647552

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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

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

Answer:No space in shared files folder

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

Look forward to your help.
 

Answer:Cant See Jpeg Files in Shared Folder

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

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I have a 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 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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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Cannot access selected files in shared folder

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

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I 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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Its real wierd.

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

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

Anyone knows what Im doing wrong?

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

Answer:Problem moving files to shared folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by israelihero


Its real wierd.

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

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

Anyone knows what Im doing wrong?

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


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

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

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

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Hello all, thanks for your help.

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

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

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

Already Done :
- Triple-Checked Permissions (guest, everyone, etc.)
- Normal Vista Sharing configuration in place
- Checked through specific settings for 'guest' and 'everyone' access of the folder, including 'read files..'
- Checked the net in detail..no luck

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

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

Thoughts?

Thanks,
acijanos

Answer:Vista Shared Folder Files not Updating

Update :

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

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

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

I keep having a re-occurring issue.

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

Thanks,
Mark
 

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I've been using file and printer sharing for quite a while on various home networks, but this problem has me completely stumped.

I have one folder on each of 2 Windows XP Pro machines shared. I can access some of the files in this shared folder but not others. The problem is not specific to size (some are larger, others are small) or type (some are EXE's, others are .TXT's). I simply get the "Access denied" error when trying to open, run, or copy some of the files.

I've tried deleting the folder and re-creating it, and that doesn't work. I've disabled Windows firewall on both systems. That didn't work either.
 

Answer:Solved: Unable to Access Certain Files in Shared Folder

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

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Hi Guys,

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

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


Sarwar

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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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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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Hi i got a shared folder on a external drive. The problem is when i turn the external hard drive off or restart my computer it is no longer shared and i have to set it to be shared again. I have other shared folders on the computer but they stay shared, how can i make the one on the external hard drive stayed shared.,,,,, Running XP Pro. Thanks for you time Doj
 

Answer:shared folder on a external drive ???

Don't share folders on removable drives would be my advice. It's not all that surprising that this happens...
 

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I accidentally deleted a folder on my shared drive. It did no goto the recycle bin. Is there anyway to retrieve it? I am using windows vista
 

Answer:Need to recover folder from shared drive

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Hey everyone! So here's my set-up: Windows 7 x64-bit Ultimate machine has a RAID 6 "drive" shared (on homegroup) for home-server purposes. I have four folders shared and from my gaming machine (same username, windows 10, same homegroup) I can copy/paste files and folders into the shared folders on the server.

Directory structure is "\\CINDER-SERVER" (which is really the D: drive on the server) and it shows my four sub-folders along with the "users" folder (5th folder).

My problem is this: I created a new folder entitled "RPG Books" (D:\RPG Books) but it does not show up when I view it from my gaming rig at all. I can still access and even upload/paste files to the other shared folders... but I can't at all see the newly created folder.
I checked the "share" option on the folder and it shows the exact same sharing rules as the other folders (users: "administrator" and "cinderwolf" both listed for all other folders as well as the newly made rpg books folder).
I've re-started the server twice now and it's not had any effect.

Anyone have any ideas and solutions as to why one new folder won't appear where others do?
First networking problem since I built this system.
 

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Hello,
I'm encountering a problem on different computers.
Internet Explorer 11 and Edge are not able to open files from a shared folder located on the same computer.
For example, let's say I typed this "\\10.100.100.10\folder_1\DOC_FILE.doc" on the address bar.
The browser then shows : "This page can't be displayed".
When I display more information, the error "INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND" appears.
I have already tried to uncheck "Enable TCP Fast open" and it is still not working.
It seems like this problem cannot be reproduced on all IE11/EDGE browsers, and can be encountered on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Any ideas ?
Best regards

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Hello,

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

win xp home os's

thks.

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

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

stumped.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!
 

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

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

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

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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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There is a folder on a network drive that I need to audit the permissions for. I have to find the permissions for the folders and files in it as well. I have used DumpSec and AccessEnum, but the output of both is somewhat unorganized. I want something that will break down the permissions so that I could print them out to give to someone with less technical knowledge. They just need to know who has what permissions to what files. Thanks.

3ric

Answer:How do I audit permissions on a shared drive/folder

and your operating system is??

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

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

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Hello,

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

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Firstly, a Happy New Year to you all!I have just added a new 120gig hard drive to my PC and is seen as F:\. I want to move all the My Documents folders (and contents), that is my own account and that in my wife's name to the new drive so as to keep them separate from the system and programs on drive C:\. I am running XP Home SP2.Will moving the shared documents folder achieve this or do I need to move yhe individual my documents folders as well. I intend to partition the new drive in order to have all the music in the My music folder in shared documents on a separate partition.Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Moving Shared Documents folder to second drive

It would need some registry editing, I would Create folder on new drive and drag contents to the

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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 have just installed Hyper-V and Windows 10 on both Host & VM, and set up a wifi virtual switch so the VM can connect to the internet. Fine. But the Network icon in the Folders only shows its own desktop and "tsclient" but not the host PC. How do I get the VM to see the shared folders on the Host?

TIA
Patrick

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I have just installed Hyper-V and Windows 10 on both Host & VM, and set up a wifi virtual switch so the VM can connect to the internet. Fine. But the Network icon in the Folders only shows its own desktop and "tsclient" but not the host PC. How do I get the VM to see the shared folders on the Host?

TIA
Patrick

Answer:How can Hyper-V VM access shared Host PC drive/folder?

Hi there

AFAIK you'd either have to do it via Networking or probably easier via RDP - in the RDP console settings enable Local resources --that will enable you to read HDD's from local machine on the VM.

Networking should work too --the VM is technically a separate machine --enable sharing / network discovery on the VM (and the Host of course).

Cheers
jimbo

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Hello, I recently upgraded to Windows 10, Put OS onto SSD along with a few other essentials and have a second hard drive for storage.

The shared Pictures, Videos, Documents (etc) folders were all by default on my relatively small SSD.

Figured out how to move location of the folders (in case it helps anyone reading - right click the relevant folder, select 'Properties', then select 'Location', then 'Move', browse to where you want it to go . . .)

Here's the thing, in the process of moving my 'Pictures' folder to what is currently labelled as my F:\ drive, I managed to browse to F - but not actually select a folder.

My 'Pictures' location is now my F:\ drive , oops, I'm now feeling like a bit of a donkey! but hey ho, I'll just move 'Pictures' again - to a folder this time - with a name right? - NO, that wont work - I guess because it now thinks I want to move the entire contents of my F:\ drive maybe?

OK - well, there's an option to 'Restore Default' (within the Location tab) - I select that and it looks promising, the original target on my C:\ drive shows in the window but upon pressing 'Apply' it then asks:

Do you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location?
Old location: F:\
New Location: C:\Users\Laptop\Pictures

We recommend moving all of the files so that programs needing to access the folder's content can do so.

And if I press yes, I get:

The folder can't be moved here
Access is denied.

Basically the same issue again - The 'Folder' in... Read more

Answer:I've moved shared Pictures folder to another drive but didn't name it

Hello FrisbeeCatcher, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for the affected folders may be able to help restore them to their default locations on C.

Users Personal Folders - Restore Default Location in Windows 10

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Hello, I recently upgraded to Windows 10, Put OS onto SSD along with a few other essentials and have a second hard drive for storage.

The shared Pictures, Videos, Documents (etc) folders were all by default on my relatively small SSD.

Figured out how to move location of the folders (in case it helps anyone reading - right click the relevant folder, select 'Properties', then select 'Location', then 'Move', browse to where you want it to go . . .)

Here's the thing, in the process of moving my 'Pictures' folder to what is currently labelled as my F:\ drive, I managed to browse to F - but not actually select a folder.

My 'Pictures' location is now my F:\ drive , oops, I'm now feeling like a bit of a donkey! but hey ho, I'll just move 'Pictures' again - to a folder this time - with a name right? - NO, that wont work - I guess because it now thinks I want to move the entire contents of my F:\ drive maybe?

OK - well, there's an option to 'Restore Default' (within the Location tab) - I select that and it looks promising, the original target on my C:\ drive shows in the window but upon pressing 'Apply' it then asks:

Do you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location?
Old location: F:\
New Location: C:\Users\Laptop\Pictures

We recommend moving all of the files so that programs needing to access the folder's content can do so.

And if I press yes, I get:

The folder can't be moved here
Access is denied.

Basically the same issue again - The 'Folder' in... Read more

Answer:I've moved shared Pictures folder to another drive but didn't name it

Hello FrisbeeCatcher, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for the affected folders may be able to help restore them to their default locations on C.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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I have networked computers that i would like them to communicate in this way

first the data management system with about six computers should have their own work group differently and secured.

then the admin workgroup with 5 computers which should share applications and storage drive. other members of the network should have no workgroup set. the network is not secured(no security level set)
so i set two workgroup one called DATA-MANAGEMENT and the other ADMIN.

the problem is when i click on my network place it brings all the shared documents in all this computers both the data management department and the admin.

how can i secure the admin department so that their shared documents and drive will be private. i dont have a central file sharing server. am using both wireless and wired network.

I had planed to dedicate one computer as the data server for the admin department, how can i go about the configuration?

can some one help me set it up pls!
 

Answer:How To Secure A Shared Folder(drive) In A Workgroup?, Networking

You can access files on a server whose workgroup you are not a member of if you know the server's name/IP.

If you're going to dedicate a machine to it, put them all on the same workgroup and set passwords restricting access. (You need XP Pro/Vista Business/Ultimate or Windows Server or Linux)
 

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On my two-PC network I have an external USB drive attached to the desktop PC. It is a "mounted" drive and one of its folders is shared. If I leave the drive running and connected when the desktop PC is shut down and restarted, all is well. But, if the external drive is disconnected and plugged into the PC after the latter has been started, the 'shared' property and the share name are lost. Very annoying.

Has anyone come across this problem, and is there any suggestion for a solution?

Cheers

johngie
 

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I recently set-up a Synology 415Play in RAID5 to use as my home NAS/File server, replacing an old WHS, and am trying to remap drives on my PC from the WHS to the NAS. I'm having some issues copying files and mapping Win7 drives that I believe are Windows related, hoping someone can provide some insight. I've been unable to find similiar issues elsewhere, and posts to the Synology forums go unanswered preumably for teh same reason:

I am able to access the NAS from windows using UNC paths in file explorer (i.e. I can open \\DiskStation\Users the NAS and create folders), Windows File Service is enabled on the NAS, NFS is not.
I've also created a user account on the NAS with the same name as as the user name on my Win7 PC. I've enabled Read/Write permissions on the NAS Shared folders for both my admin and user account. I'm having the following issues that may be related:

1) When I create a folder in a NAS share from Windows, it has Read Only and Archive permissions by default. Same when I copy files/folders from my old WHS server (using Total Commander in this case). Why is it doing this?

2) I can map a drive to the top level shared folder (\\DiskStation\Users), but not any sub folders (\\DiskStation\Users\myname), even after removing read only/archive permissions on these folders. If I right click a sub folder, there is no Map Network Drive option. I also can't change the path when mapping the top level shared folder -- the Folder path field and Browse button are greyed o... Read more

Answer:Can only map drive to Synology main shared folder, not sub folders

Welcome to Seven Forums!

Instead of using and mapping NAS's name have you tried the NAS's IP Address - e.g. \\192.168.1.11\Users\myname?

Also, make sure that the computers that are connected to the shared folders from your NAS have identical User Names and Passwords that you have created from the NAS.

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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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A friend has informed me that he has a folder for me to view on his one drive. I cannot figure out how to get to it.

Answer:Someone has shared files with me on one drive, how do I access them?

?Ask your friend to (re)send you the link.

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Hi, I am having a problem with my home network. For whatever reason, all the files inside this one folder is hidden when I try to access it from another computer. The other files and folders are fine - I can read and access them with no problems. When I copy any file (not move) to outside of the folder, I can access it. But when I do a move (cut/paste) to outside of the folder, the file remains hidden from my other computers.

I've checked permissions, they're not hidden. What can be causing this? Any ideas?
 

Answer:Files hidden on shared drive!

try checking the owner....
 

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Hi!

Trying to share two external drives through my laptop with Win 7 to my wireless network at home. I'm pretty new at this and dont really fully grasp what I am doing but still managed to share two internal drives and one external without any big issues.

But I am having trouble with one drive. I can share it and I can see it and I can play the movies in the folders BUT from another computer I cannot delete, add or edit files, only view and play. I stayed up all night but still couldnt fix it. I tried to compare settings, checked the security tab for differences and permissions but it seems to be more or less the same settings, I say more or less because the settings have been acting weird.

I know I lack the knowledge and thats why I fail so I hope someone can push me in the right direction

Answer:Cant edit files in shared drive

Please show me the permissions of the share. And post permissions of root folder of share as well.

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So I work in the office at a restaurant during the summers. Being the college student I'm tasked with many of the computer problems and issues that arise. There are two PC's both operating Windows XP connected to the network. There is a drive Z on Computer A which has all the shared files and folders that people use on Computers A and B as well as two laptops. Recently I've run into problems while using Computer B where I cannot access a file. The error message is as follows:

"The file Z:\Master Forms\Office\August mini.pub is locked because it it currently being used by another program. Please close the other program and try opening or importing the file again."

I get a similar error message when trying to copy a file out of the shared drive onto Computer B.

I believe that this issue occurs when a file on the shared drive is opened and modified on Computer A. The office manager is the only person to use computer A 90% of the time so it isn't feasble for me to switch to that computer whenever this arises.

Hopefully some of you will be able to help me out.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Accessing Files on Shared Drive

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I use an external drive connected to my pc for all my "shared folders", but dont always have the hard drive on or in use. When i turn the hard drive on while in windows the hard drive connects but i must restart to have folders on the network, enless i already have the hard drive on when i start the pc. My question is is there anything i can do like enable a setting so the hard drive will appear on the network without having to restart the pc? If not is there any autorun files i could create to do this? Thank you.

Answer:External Hard Drive and shared files

Quote:




i must restart to have folders on the network




I'm not sure what you mean by folders on the network? Are these drives mapped on the other computers? Or are the files no longer shared when you plug the drive in? If the folders are shared, when you plug the drive in, the other computers can go to the Search or Run box and type the computer name of the computer that has the external attached to it to access the files. (ex) \\[computername] or the IP address (ex) \\192.168.1.2 and press enter and a window opens with the shared drives/folders and printers.
If this drive/folders are mapped on another computer. Then go to Disk Management and change the drive letter for the external, so that it comes up with that same drive letter every time, then it won't loose the map.

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Hi,
My workplace has a shared drive that many people contribute to and everyone has a size quota. I need to identify which files are mine in order to know if I can delete them or not. Is there some sort of free tool or command that I can use to identify the owners of files on a network drive?

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In the last couple of weeks my machines running Office 2003 (Excel 2003 in particular) will not open "some" spreadsheets that are stored on a shared drive on our LAN. I can e-mail the sheet to a user and they can open it. They can copy it to their local machine and open it. They can double click the item on the shared drive, cancel the operation, open Excel, then open the "recovered" version of the document. They cannot simply navigate to the shared location and click on the file to open it. Well...sometimes it will open after 30 minutes or so. Other times after a long while the Excel window just closes and the list of files on the shared drive remain on the screen. There is never an error code either.

The only commonality is that Office 2003 is installed on these machines. Operating systems are XP Pro 32 Bit and 64 Bit with SP3, and Vista Business 32 Bit SP2. All machines have atleast 2 Gig of RAM and at least Dual Core Processors running at 2.6 GHz or above. The files being opened are all about 8meg each. The file conversion utility is on all of the machines (we do run Office 2007 as well and there are no problems with the '07 machines).

I installed a trial copy of Excel 2010 on the one Vista machine and there is no problem opening the files. That points me back to thinking that it has to be something with Excel 2003. I looked at the setting "Ignore Other Applications" in Excel 2003 and the box is already unchecked on all of the machines... Read more

Answer:Excel 2003 won't open some files on shared drive

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My XP home desktop recently died a sudden death.

Naturally, most of my photos and documents are on that computer. I pulled out the hard drive and connected it to my laptop with a USB external case. I have right-clicked the drive to select 'share' and the hand appeared under the F drive in My Computer. I am able to open files and photos in the folders of all the other users of the pc (wife and kids) but the files in 'owners documents' will not open (it has the hand under it). When I open the 'owners documents' folder, I can see the files but when I click the individual file icons, I get an error message and they will not open.

I cannot send the files elsewhere or drag to the shared folder.

I have booted my laptop to safe mode, logged in as administator, and selected full access for all users for that drive but I still cannot open.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Cannot open shared files - external hard drive

Hi!

Take a look here. And welcome to the TSG forums!
 

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I have a wireless network which was working fine with a wired connection for the XP Home laptop and a Linksys wireless adapter for the XP Pro desktop. Both could access all shared folders/printers.
After a bsod "eBiSODe", I did a non destructive OS reinstall on the XP Home laptop. and now it can access the XP Pro but the XP Pro can't access ALL the XP Home shared resources. It can access an external hard drive connected to the XPH laptop, but not the shared area on the C drive. The reinstall didn't change any data or settings as far as I can tell-sharing settings are still the same.
So I assume the fact that the XP Pro can access the external drive means the connection is fine, but something is blocking access to the C drive.

Update:I "unshared" the shared folder on the c drive and then reset it to shared and that seems to have fixed the problem. (Or maybe posting here endows magical powers).
 

Answer:Solved: XP Pro can't access shared files on XP Home's C drive......

Just the fact that you posted for assistance here made your machine realize that it was hopeless to resist, so it started working.
 

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

Fred

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I have an odd case. It appears to me that I have signs of a encryption type virus, but there is no ransom note to be found anywhere.
 
Symptoms - 2 shared drives on a server where all file modified dates are changed to yesterday and are all unable to be opened. At the same time, other shared drives on this server have no issues whatsoever. Also, there are no hardware/software problems that I can detect on the machine.

Answer:Shared Drive Files Suddenly Encrypted, No Ransom/Decrypt File

How do you know the files are encrypted?
 
What errors are you seeing when you try to access the files?

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My environment: Windows XP Pro SP3

I use an external USB drive (G: drive) to make backups of my computer's folders and files. I am wanting to completely remove an entire backup of all drives (C:, D:, and E on the G: drive that I ran in the past. The problem I have is that when I backed up the C: drive, it included local shared object files several folders deep under C\Documents and Settings\Chris\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\.....

I have tried without success to remove those *.sol files using various file removal tool programs. Does anyone know if it is possible to remove *.sol files on an external hard drive? Thanks.
 

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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?

Thanks,
NYTCG

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.
NYTCG

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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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Hi all,

I'm having a weird issue with one computer here.
The "My Documents" folder is redirected to a shared network drive. Other people can access the files in that folder and edit them.

The weird thing is that the "local copy" of the file does not seem to match the one the other users on the network can see.

For example, I have this Excel spreadsheet. Another user on the network made a change to the file. In my documents, the file size and modification date do not match the new state, and if I open the file, it does not contain the changes. Everybody else on the network sees the changes just fine.

If I make changes to the file, the others cannot see them, however they do see ".tmp" files, which I don't see on my machine.

I have turned offline availability off, to try and make sure there is no local cache of the file, I have tried "sync-ing" the folder, restarted my machine... all to no avail
Seems to me there is a different copy somewhere but I can't find it.

There is no "My Documents" folder left under "c:\Users\<MyUsername>\". We are on a workgroup (as opposed to a domain).

Any pointers welcome!

Thanks,

Bourgui

Answer:Redirected "My Documents" folder, on shared network drive - can't see

OK, I removed then re-instated the folder redirection and everything seems to be working again.

Would love to know what happened, but I really don't have the tie to investigate the matter further...

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

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I 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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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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We are a small nonprofit and attempted to save a large amount of files from desktop to a usb drive. Once everything was copied -we checked and they seemed to be all there -so we deleted the files from the desktop. Now when we open the usb -all of the files
with the exception of the music files are converted to thumb.db files?  Not sure what to do? Is there anyway that we can convert the thumbs.db files back to their original files (word, pdf,jpeg)? Please someone help. thank you.

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Hi,
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,
Jonathan
 

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

Is this one solved?
 

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Hi, I'm trying to open My Pictures on my wife's laptop but I get this error message Your folder can't be shared. This also happens to other folders on the laptop. I've tried to change Security Settings but it usually leads me to an endless layer of pop ups which finally ends with me being unable to change the setting. This is my wife's private home laptop and you can just imagine how important it is to be able to view pictures and videos of our grandchildren. I just need to relax the high security settings and make this work. Any help at all would be so appreciated.

Thank you,
Gerald

Answer:Windows 8.1 My Pictures Folder your folder can't be shared

Maybe take ownership of the folder---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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I recently made a folder to share with an XP machine. When I look at the network through my seven machine I see the folder I shared and the USERS folder shared as well. Why is that?


I have the network setup at a home network. 7100 32 bit.

Answer:Why is the User folder shared when you share a folder?

I believe vista did this as well. So Windows 7 doesnt' work any differently from Vista in this regards.

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

Answer:fix folder picture in a shared folder across network

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I am running into an issue with users renaming files on a shared drive. When the users try to rename, they get the error "A file name can't contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? < > |". However, neither the new or old filename contains
any of these characters, or any other invalid characters as far as I can determine, just alphanumeric characters and spaces.When they try to rename it again, it works without an issue.
I have found reports of this error being generated if the file path is too long, but all users are accessing this from a shared drive, and even if the share name is taken into account the file path and name are easily under 100 characters.
I have 3 users on 3 different systems reporting this issue, so I don't think it is user error.
The workstations are running Windows 7 Pro, SP1. The server is Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise, Service Pack 2.
The users are located at a remote site, and accessing the share over a site to site VPN. There are XP workstations at the site as well, that do not appear to be having the issue.
Any help, suggestions, or guidance is greatly appreciated!

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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
network.

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

Matt

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
http://www.howtogeek.com/196435/how-to-share-files-and-folders-from-your-cloud-storage-folder/
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
https://products.office.com/en-us/business/compare-office-365-for-business-plans

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Hi! i need you help!.. I am unable to open or save files in the shared drive using Excel 2007 but i can open/save excel 2007 files saved in my local drive

The error message I get when i try to open is "Could not open...." followed by the path and excel name.

This is the error message i get when i try to save in the shared drive:

Microsoft office excel cannot acces the file". There are several possible reasons:

the file name or path does not exist
the file is being used by another program
the workbook you are trying to save has the same name as a currently open workbook

Please help
 

Answer:Unable to Open and Save Excel files in the shared drive using Excel 2007

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Hi

I have a strange problem, I can`t seem to fix.
I have a shared folder with many sub folders.
If I access this from another computer, it just shows some of
the folders (ex: of 120 it shows 15).
For another folder on the same server, with the same setup, it`s
not at problem.

I have checked the sharing permissions, and all of them are the same
on both shared folders.

All run Win 7 Ultimate.
Router: TP-Link TL-WR941ND, with DD-WRT v24-sp2 (11/21/10) std - build 15778
Server connected with cable, laptop via WiFi. (But tried with cable on both,
no difference)
All use Windows Firewall and Security Essentials.

And this are the same problem on all computers that's trying to open that folder.

This all happened after a reinstall of Windows.
Kindly

Petter

Answer:Shared folder, can`t see the sub folder inside

Solved: Had to share all the subfolders manually. (ctrl-a)

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As my attached jpg shows...I have a folder within my "MY Pictures" folder that I do NOT want to share.

Is there a way to do this or do I have to move Desktop PICS2 out of the main MY Pictures (shared) folder ?

Also....what is the 'lock" icon on Desktop PICS2 and can it be removed ?

Thanks...TRinAZ

Answer:Can you unshared a folder that's in a shared folder ?

Hello,

You need to have Admin rights to unshare the folder.
Windows 7 Tutorial: How To Unshare Your Users Folder In Windows 7

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Hi,

My first post here....system is Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.

As described, I m having malwarebytes (bought and activated) finding a number of .exe files in all drives and folders at any random time. I would like to ask what type of virus, worm, Trojan is this and steps to clear my computer once and for all....should I try the steps of the malware removal guide or any other ideas please.

Let me know if you require other details.

tks
emann
 

Answer:finding .exe files on each drive in each folder

Hi,
Follow this topic and attach reports so we can see what is it about.
 

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I plugged my USB drive into my computer, opened a document and worked on it for a bit. Then I copied some files from my computer to my USB and, after copying a couple of files, the folder I was copying them into disappeared. I tried using the shortcut on my recent Word documents to get to one of them but it says that the file could not be found. I really don't understand computers. Help.

Answer:Folder and files disappeared from USB drive

Please do not post same problem on more than one section of the forum.Your post will be ignored if you keep doing this. Stop doing it.

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Hey guys I really need your help. Yesterday when i switched on my pc i wanted to listen to my favourite music. SO i clicked on my partition drive D: where i always keep my songs , and it showed only 1 folder. KDB folder. When i click on it it showed some really weird file names. I tried scanning my pc with anti virus and spyware, but nothing.

My question is this a virus??

If i format my pc, will my d drive files magically reappear???
???

Any advice is much appreciated.........Thanks in advance.............

Answer:D Drive Files Replaced With Kdb Folder?

I really can't help you, but I can say that formattiing your hard drive will wipe out all your files, so I don't recommend doing that just yet. Hang in there and somebody smarter than me will come along...

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Hi,

I installed windows 7 (Ultimate SP1) x64 on my machine. After installing some tools/apps when I looked at my C:\ drive I saw the following shape (left hand)! That is, there is one folder named Program Files (x86) folder! And I saw the right hand one when I opened that Program Files (x86) folder. I?m not sure do all of my tools were in x64 version or not but I tried to install those that I was sure about them. Is this x86 folder typical in C:\ drive of x64 or it was my fault of installing the x86 apps please?

Answer:Program Files (x86) folder in Windows 7 x64 C:\ drive,

It is normal to have both of those program file folders on a 64 bit OS.

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Hello, my desktop has two very strange symptoms:
Last night Action Center was giving a maintenance warning that there is a problem with "Kitten Cannon" and I need to go to Spiral Orbit and download the latest update. That warning just disappeared a few minutes ago.
and
When I choose to show protected operating system files, there is a new folder named "...",
inside that file all the C Drive folders are replicated. They are empty and when I try to open them I get this error: "C:\...AEDiskCache refers to a location that is unavailable".

Two things happened before I noticed these problems:
I was cleaning up an external hard drive for a friend and tried to open a PDF, it threw a pop-up saying that I needed to get an update for Adobe Reader. I automatically clicked on it, and then realized that the pop-up looked suspicious, I canceled but probably too late. Stupid.

I installed a program from CNET, Wise File Hider. I uninstalled this A.M.

I scanned the ext. hard drive with Security Essentials before opening.
I have not been able to find any information on either of these issues.
Sec. Ess. reports clean - Sophos Root Kit reports clean.
AutoRuns doesn't show any suspicious services as far as I can tell...I'm stumped.

Also, there was a hidden shortcut icon in my documents folder for Remote Desktop Sharing.
I have remote sharing turned off. Is this from Team viewer?

Answer:C: Drive files replicated in hidden folder

You might do a full scan on your computer using Security Essentials, and I would recommend downloading and running Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software.

If you CCleaner, there's a Startup tab in the Tools box that will list all of the programs that start automatically with Windows. CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Others, more knowledgeable than I, monitor this forum. Someone is sure to come along with more suggestions.

Be Well,
R?nce

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Hello all,

I'm running a genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. I just completed a fresh install (with MS's help) and now I'm reinstalling all my files and programs. I have copied the "My Documents" folder from a backup drive to another drive. However, I noticed that in the source drive there are "214 items" but in the destination drive there are only "144 items". This is my second attempt at trying to move the files from one drive to another. The first time I copied the times, only 114 items copied over.

This doesn't make sense. Maybe because there are too many files or it's too large of data for the clipboard? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Missing files after copying folder to another drive

Copy the data in smaller chunks, if you try to copy something that`s already been copied it will let you know.

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Can someone remind me which key needs to be changed so that the windows program file folder defaults to drive D - rather than drive C. Second question is will this change work on a P/C with Windows NT?Thanks

Answer:Moving 'program files' folder to Drive D

Not sure what you mean. Do you want to boot from d and not c?

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I recently built my computer (today, actually) with a SSD for the main boot drive and a 2TB HDD for my storage. I've managed to change the profiles' folder to the storage drive, but I've been reading that you can't move the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders without causing issues with Windows Update, .NET framework and Visual Studio, and other miscellaneous issues. However, I read that if you put some kind of link (symbolic, hard, not 100% sure) in the place of the original folder and pointed it to the HDD it would work. I've never used links before, other than the standard shortcuts, so can anyone help me out?

Answer:Changing Program Files folder to other drive

With Win7 and later (possibly vista) you can use the mklink command to create hard links, symbolic links, and directory junctions. You'll almost certainly run into issues though (especially if an issue with a drive makes files inaccessible in some way); it's almost safer to just install programs to the second drive manually.

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I use ME. On my 'C' Drive, 'Restore' Folder there is a Folder called 'Archive' I have closed down Restore and therefore removed a lot of files,(Some 5400 files = 780 Mb) but I am still left with 3400 files = 155Mb. which are all called the same with a different no. each time. Eg. FS5354.CAB and all are WinZip files. Does anyone know what these files are and how can I get rid of them, because a simple delete won't allow me access.

Answer:Files in 'Restore/Archive Folder on C Drive

cab files are normally associated with windows setup, before deleting them, have you got the ME cd?if not then DONT delete these files.if you have the cd and feel the need to delete them then do so but be aware your system may not like it.I don`t have ME on my system, so maybe you should wait a while and see if someone else comes up with something better.

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Hi,

I installed windows 7 (Ultimate SP1) x64 on my machine. After installing some tools/apps when I looked at my C:\ drive I saw the following shape (left hand)! That is, there is one folder named Program Files (x86) folder! And I saw the right hand one when I opened that Program Files (x86) folder. I?m not sure do all of my tools were in x64 version or not but I tried to install those that I was sure about them. Is this x86 folder typical in C:\ drive of x64 or it was my fault of installing the x86 apps please?
 

Answer:Program Files (x86) folder in Windows 7 x64 C:\ drive

32bit programs on Windows 64 run emulated in WOW (windows on windows). 32bit programs end up being installed there by default, whereas 64bit programs get installed to regular Program Files.
 

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Hello,

I installed this application to use the "website to pdf" function, however it takes hugeeeee disk space to create (like 4gb to end up in a 16mb pdf..!!) and i don't have too many gb left on c: drive. I searched the option to change temp folder location but didn't find anything. Same for google search, no results. Isn't there a way?

Thanks.

Answer:Acrobat 11 : Change temporary files folder/drive?

Bump

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I am loading NWN2 onto my HDD. Evidently, NWN2 "makes use of My Documents and Windows Temp File Directories to store saved games, hak files, exported character files, and temp files needed during game play, updates and more," according to the moderator of NWN2's technical self-help forum.

My HDD is devided into three logical drives: C is the OS and main applications excepting office programs and is 63.4GB; D is for games and is 244GB; and E is for documents, photos, videos, office suite, etc. and is 157GB.

I've already moved my My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos folders to drive E. This is is the additional advice given for changing the temporary files folder from the sticky at the NWN2 self-help forum:

" You should be able change the temporary files folder by changing the TEMP and TMP system environment variables.


1. Create a folder at the root of the local drive and name it TEMP.
2. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
3. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
4. Click Environment Variables.

5. Repeat the following steps for both the TEMP and the TMP User variables:
a. In the User variables list, select the TEMP variable, and then click Edit.
b. In the Variable value box, type %drive%\TEMP, and then click OK.
c. Repeat steps a and b for the TMP variable.

6. Repeat the following steps for both the TEMP and the TMP System variables:
a. In the System variables list... Read more

Answer:? moving Temp. Files Folder to different logical drive

Moving the TEMP files away from the OS has its purposes.

IMO, the only reason to move TEMP is if its a SSD your trying to limit writes to, save space etc.

For 1 physical spinning drive/ partitioned I really do not think there would be much benefit. Having Games, USER folders (Music,Pictures etc) on other partitions or drives can be a benefit though.

But the method you listed will work fine if you choose to move it.

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hey guys, was just wondering if it's possible for software to save a list of a filelist in a particular drive or folder. in case my hard drive crashed, i thought it would be much easier to get all the files back if i had a list of what was on the drive.

thanks guys
 

Answer:Possible to save a filelist of all files in a folder or hard drive?

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Question: shared folder

hi every one
can i ask your hlp
thanks

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


thanks

Answer:shared folder

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

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