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VB6 app read files from shared network folder slower in Windows 7 than Windows XP

Question: VB6 app read files from shared network folder slower in Windows 7 than Windows XP

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

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

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Can't read shared files on Windows 7

josswallace...

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

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-share-folders-without-homegroups-in-windows-7-3434911/

More info:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/...d-folder-without-giving-username-and-password

Google search:

Windows 7 share folders with no password...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

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

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

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

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:network error, windows cannot access shared folder

Worth A Look, IMO.
 
Louis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Read only on shared folder

Check the NTFS Permissions or simillar. That might help

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Hello everyone,

I'm using a laptop (with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed) as a DVR and media streamer to all other devices in the house.
My TV recordings are recorded into a temporary folder and when the recording is finished the program moves the files into the My Videos folder.

The My Videos folder is shared so we can watch the recordings from the Xbox downstairs or other Windows 7 devices in the house.
This worked pretty well in the past but for some reason new recordings (or downloads) aren't shared by default anymore. All files have a small lock icon (shared with nobody) and I have to manually share new files within an already shared folder.

This is pretty annoying and takes away the convenience.

I would appreciate any tip to fix this problem to have all files in the shared folder(s) shared by default.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:New files aren't shared in shared folder

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

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

Answer:Can read but not write on shared folder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any idea how to get around this?

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

Please ignore - now resolved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi, 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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Thx
 

Answer:Windows Xp Shared Folder

Just need File and Printer Sharing and it is installed and turned on by default in Windows XP I believe.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have network resources available over a VPN connection but Windows 7 will not use the credentials I have entered in credential manager nor does it prompt me for user credentials upon opening the resource.  I have tried the following:

-delete entry from credential manager

-net use * /del (result "there are no entries in the list")

-net use \\servername /del (result "the network connection could not be found")

-net use /persistent:no

None of these steps have done anything to resolve this issue. Please advise another solution to clear the mysteriously cached credentials.....

Thanks!

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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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Hi there,

How can I discover who has shared a folder in Windows 7?

Does anybody have a script to doing it in an automatic way?

Thanks.

Answer:How do I discover who shared a folder in Windows 7

Only the file owner can share it.

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I?m having problems accessing shared folders on my Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise desktop PC from my Vista Home Premium 32-bit laptop. Each time I try to access a ?shared? folder on my Win 7 PC from the laptop I get ?Access Denied?.

Here is my setup:
1. On my Win 7 desktop I have the following users? accounts and passwords setup (see below). I also have these two accounts setup in the same way on the laptop. Both accounts are members of the Administrators group and have full rights/access to everything on each PC. Each computer is on the same workgroup ?JEEPTOWN? as well.

User (desktop) #1 ? jeep
Password ? windows7

User#2 (laptop) ? sarah
Password ? windowsvista

Now, the only users on my network that I want to allow access to my shared folders is ?sarah?. I DO NOT want ?Everyone? to be listed as having read, write, modify, etc? Only ?sarah? should be able to get in and read, edit, or write to my shared folders ? this is just how I want it to be setup.

2. I have the Password protected option in ?Network Sharing Security? turned off, public folder sharing turned on, firewall turned off, and any other setting in the ?Network Sharing Security? section of my Win 7 PC set to ?open? so that just about anyone on my network should have no problem accessing any folders that I have shared (so long as they have appropriate permissions). There was one other setting in the ?Network Sharing Security? area that I had turned off that had something to do with HomeGroups and allowin... Read more

Answer:Shared Folder Issues on Windows 7

I have battled with the same issue in the past... "Everyone" in this case refers only to the local accounts on that machine... so if you have only user#1 and user#2 setup on each... no one else in the workgroup should be able to access the folders and files.

Please test this and let me know!

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Dear God, how can I explain how frustrating this has been...Ok, so just a very brief back story, my job has a shared Toshiba file, where all scanned documents, and received faxes can be viewed as PDFs. Everything was fine until my computer (Windows XP) crashed, and I rebooted it with Windows 7. Everything else has been fine, but resetting up this file has been a nightmare. After about 15 calls, someone was finally able to create a folder that worked yesterday, however today it is back to the drawing board. Additionally, the folder that was set up was NOT the same one that my co-workers use, which is fine as long as I can access the data, but for whatever reason it is not working...I don't know if it has to do with the network path, the file name, or what.

Now, I am definitely hooked up to the network, and I definitely have network discovery on. Password protect is not on so that anyone can view the shared documents. If it makes any difference, the printer/copier/fax machine/scanner is a Toshiba E-Studio202L machine. When I click homegroup/sharing options, everything is checked off...I really do not know what the problem is, as the documents are just not getting forwarded to my folder (or any folder). If anyone could provide any assistance I would be extremely grateful.

Thank you!

Answer:Setting Up Shared Folder On Windows 7

Where is this folder located on a different location?

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is there any way of letting people in a workgroup have read/write access to a shared folder but not let them be able to delete the folder (or subfolders)?
 

Answer:windows shared folder security

if you give them write access it automatically gives them permission to modify the files or delete them.
 

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

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

Both computers are on Win 7 64bit.

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

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

Answer:Windows cannot access shared folder

Help please?

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Hi,

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


Rakesh Kumar

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When I first got my laptop I mounted a shared folder from my desktop as a drive on my laptop. I then set that new drive to work offline so it would synchronize my files. Then my desktop got a virus and I had to reformat it. As a result my desktop got assigned a new computer name. Now my laptop says I have 48 files that need to be updated to my old desktop computer that no longer exists. These alerts get very annoying. How do I go about removing this? That drive is no longer mounted or anything, but I still get messages saying I need to synchronize.

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:How to remove an old mounted shared folder in windows xp

tunr off offline files and file synchronization
 

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Hi

I have a computer with some shared files on that I my LAN can access. However this is only on the immediate LAN

The computers then all go in to a router which has NAT enabled and connects to the rest of the work network.
I have opened up port 135 through 139 both UDP and TCP etc

How can I add this folder as a network share on the computers outside of NAT (it even has a web address pointing to it that works for the web file server)

any ideas?

Ps I know about the security implications and no I don't want to turn NAT off
 

Answer:Share Windows shared folder through router

I'm about 99% sure that file sharing will not work across networks.
 

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Hello,

I am trying to create a shared folder between my two Windows laptops (a laptop and a netbook) to easy transfer files. I created a shared folder on the netbook and gave it Full permissions. When I try to access it from my Windows laptop (I go to the start menu and type \\ComputerName I get an error message saying

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

Logon failure: account currently disabled.

Both machines are on the same network so I'm not sure where the error would be? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Creating a shared folder between 2 windows machines

when you try to access another computer, windows automatically tries to logon using the same user // pass of the person logged in on the client. this error says that that particular user on the server is disabled. if you enable the user on the computer hostign the files and the password for the user matches on both pcs, then the computer may become accessible.

assuming windows 7 is running, i would rather try to setup homegroups for this setup. clickt he link below for more info.

File sharing essentials

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hi
there is a shared folder. it was created by user A and he shared it with some 8 users. now he is transfered to another department. so he should not be able to access this shared folder but since it is shared with him he can.

how to i remove him from shared folder as he is shown as owner ?

should i just take owner ship of the folder in advanced NTFS permisions and then be able to remove it ?
my concern is that i do not want to disturb the rest of the permissions ?
thanks

Answer:windows 7 removing the owner from shared folder

You should be using user groups in a domain setting.
e.g.
accounting
sales
research

The NTFS permissions should be set one time to allow the proper groups access.

When people leave a department, they can be removed from a group.

Using groups avoids repeatedly changing the NTFS permissions.

By the way, a person can be the owner of folders/files and still not have access to them.
You really need someone who is knowledgeable about making NTFS permission changes. You should not be learning on a live system.

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Greetings to all members of this forum. I would like to describe the problem which I mess with.

I have Windows 10 x64 on my laptop Lenovo L450 which I use at office. At office I use Wi-Fi connection and VPN. The problem is I can't reach one folder which is shared locally on other Windows based PC (with turned on/off VPN). It's not because my antivirus (I use Bitdefender Internet Security 2016), and well I tried so many variants: I modified register, changed network share policy and etc. Nothing helped me.

Maybe you can suggest me something? Don't treat me bad, I am just new guy here, and I will update my topic and etc. in case something wrong with it.

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Hello

I'm using Windows 8 Pro and attempting to share (Advanced sharing) a folder on the network via a Windows Live account. I did the following but have not had luck:

1) Added the account (a @hotmail.com) under PC settings -> Users
2) Created a shared folder and added the @hotmail.com account in permissions (It shows it there as a SID)

Now, trying to browse to the folder from a Windows 7 Ultimate box, the @hotmail.com account and password are not accepted. From the same box I can use my Admin Windows 8 account alias however.

Any ideas?

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Greetings to all members of this forum. I would like to describe the problem which I mess with.

I have Windows 10 x64 on my laptop Lenovo L450 which I use at office. At office I use Wi-Fi connection and VPN. The problem is I can't reach one folder which is shared locally on other Windows based PC (with turned on/off VPN). It's not because my antivirus (I use Bitdefender Internet Security 2016), and well I tried so many variants: I modified register, changed network share policy and etc. Nothing helped me.

Maybe you can suggest me something? Don't treat me bad, I am just new guy here, and I will update my topic and etc. in case something wrong with it.

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Dear all ,

i have a windows Xp professional (service pack 2) hp notebook joined to server 2003 domain. Every morning when the user boots up the notebook she can connect to the share drive on the server but doesnt see any of the folders... she will only see it after a restart of the computer...can anyone tell me why that might be the case ?

thanxs in advance

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

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We have laptop running Windows XP home - we have lost access to the Shared Documents folder - 3 of us have administrator accounts but no-one can get access to this folder which has some important schoolwork for my son - I have tried the microsoft site, but the only article I can find tells me to clear a check box that I can't find in Folder Options - we have tried doing a system restore to before the time when the problem occured, but that has not worked either. I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you

Answer:Problem with Shared Documents Folder in Windows XP

Go into Windows Explorer>>Documents and settings>>all users the right click Shared Docs folder then left click properties then click the tab Share make sure there is not a tick in Keep this folder private. If there is a tick in the box re move it. Also make sure there are ticks in the two boxes below.

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We have a Windows 2003 server here which is basically a dummy file share machine. We have a 67GB drive which has folders on it which are shared, and inside are subfolders which have oftentimes different security permissions.

The 67GB drive is nearly full. What is the best way to move one of these subfolders but maintain the security permissions we have?

For example
D:\Users\XYZ
Users is shared as users
XYZ only has access by user XYZ

If we copy the Users folder and paste it to the E:\ lets say, resetting up the share is easy, but all security permissions are lost.

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Shared Folder & Permissions

when you move or copy files/folder to another NTFS partion the permissions will be lost. you have to recreate them.

Depending on your disk subsystem.. i would add onther drive to your raid 5 array or create a new raid 5 array. Image the partion to the new disk subsystem.
 

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Hi, I have a couple of shared folders located on a hard drive that I need to retire. If I simply drag and move these folders to a new hard drive, will my existing shares/user permissions/etc. go with the move? Or will I need to re-share the folders and setup permissions all over again? Thanks, Hammer
 

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Greetings to all members of this forum. I would like to describe the problem which I mess with.
I have Windows 10 x64 on my laptop Lenovo L450 which I use at office. At office I use Wi-Fi connection and VPN. The problem is I can't reach one folder which is shared locally on other Windows based PC (with turned on/off VPN). It's not because my antivirus (I use Bitdefender Internet Security 2016), and well I tried so many variants: I modified register, changed network share policy and etc. Nothing helped me.
Maybe you can suggest me something? Don't treat me bad, I am just new guy here, and I will update my topic and etc. in case something wrong with it.

Answer:Can not reach locally shared folder on Windows 10

If its at your office then surely its a matter for your companies IT department to deal with?

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

Answer:shared folder on network

I assume you are using Windows..

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

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

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
My desktop has Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

I have been trying to allow folder sharing between the two, but it won't work.

On my desktop, I can access all my files from my laptop. However, when I try to access the shared files from Vista on my laptop, it takes forever and then I get a message that says "Windows cannot access \\BILL-PC." But I can access all of the media files.

They are both on the same network entitled WORKGROUP.

So far, I have done the following on both PCS
- Enabled sharing of the printer itself.
- Gave permissions to 'everyone' and full access under c:\windows\system32\spool\printers.
- Added guest users that share all files and folders.

They are obviously on the same network since I can see them both listed. However, I have no idea why it keeps telling me it cannot access my desktop.

Answer:Windows Vista Shared Files and Printers Won't Appear on Windows 7

Welcome to SF,

Create Identical UserNames and Passwords on both computers.

Disable your Security Software for now if you have one installed on both computers.
If you're using the Windows built-in Firewall, make sure that Files and Printer sharing is Excluded.

Disable Password Protected Sharing.
Disable Password Protected Sharing — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

Verify that you are sharing the folder to Everyone, give full access for now. Were you trying to share the entire C Drive or subfolders in the C Drive? Please share the entire C drive for now, call it C.
Click on Start, type the \\ComputerName\C or \\IPAddress\C - The Computer Name or IP Address of the computer that you're trying to access in your home network.

Please post an update.

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I'm using Lumia 930 on Windows Phone 8.1. I have a bunch of videos on my PC so it'd be nice if I can play videos via a shared folder (i.e. SMB). When I was on Android, I used ES File Explorer so I'm looking for similar apps.
As far as I searched forum, people suggested "Shared Folder" app but it looks very old and I had to download files first, not streaming. I thought SMB is windows proprietary. What am I missing? Thank you!

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Hi

I am currently setting up a standard machine that will act as a template for all other new machines that we are soon to deploy.

This new machine is running Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP 1

We have shared folders on a Windows 2000 SP4 machine which is part of our workgroup.

I can see this computer using the My Network Places and browsing the workgroup on my XP Pro machine. I can then click on that machine and see the shared folders, however, the problem is this:

When I try to access these folders (and I do have permission to), the XP Pro machine hangs and ends up needing a restart.

This problem on ly manifests itself with the XP Pro machines, not any of our Win2K, Win95 or Win98 machines.

Any ideas, solutions?
 

Answer:XP Pro crashes when connecting to shared folder on Windows 2K machine

had a browse around Microsoft Upport pages. They were hopeless but had a look at the bug fixes in xp sp2 and there were quite similar fixes to the problem i described.

installed xp sp2 and problem is solved.
 

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Windows 10 PC
Windows 10 Tablet

Logged in as Owner(my Microsoft account) on both PC and Tablet

I can access (RWX) files and shared folders from Tablet to PC, but cannot do so from PC to Tablet.

Same permissions on both devices, I'm set as Owner on both.

Is this a permission issue on the PC? (does tablet not see that I am the Owner)
Is the issue, using the same account? First time using a Windows Tablet, not sure if you are supposed to log into two devices using the same credentials.

Side-Note: My Homegroups also reset, when I got the tablet I created a Homegroup on the PC and joined to it from the Tablet. worked then. But right now It asks to "Join Now" "Join <My Account here> 's Homegroup" says the same on both PC and Tablet, even though they are both logged as the same account, Me.

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2 computers; 1 recently upgraded from W7 Pro, 64-Bit to W10. The other computer is still running
W7 Pro, 64-Bit. I had been able to access shared folders and files without entering a username/PW between the 2 PC's. Now, when I try to access a shared folder/file on the W10 PC, the W7 PC is prompting me for network name and PW. I don't want to have a PW on my W10 PC. Is there any way around this?

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I'm on a network with only two computers. I am in a building that has umpteen other offices sharing the same router. The other offices are businesses that have nothing to do with my business.

How do I share a folder between my two computers without giving every other office and unknown people access to my shared folders?

Using Windows XP HOME not Pro
 

Answer:Restrict Shared folder access in Windows XP Home

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

Any ide what can be done wrong? Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Sever and shared folder access

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

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Hi,

this company i'm working at gives each of us employees a folder on its server. I access it through \\co_server\my_name. However, I've no idea how to change the password. The default password is our identity card number, which is incredibly stupid since such information can be easily obtained. (just look at other colleagues' documents' lying on tables...)

BTW, I'm logged on locally on my WinXP SP3 Pro laptop. No idea what OS the server is runnig.

I've googled and tried some "net user my_name * /DOMAIN" command from the command line, but it doesnt seem to be working.

Unfortunately, I'm not the IT guy there and do not have physical access to the server. Any ideas?
 

Answer:how to change password of Windows remote shared folder?

Have you considered just asking your IT dept how you can change the password?
 

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Hello - I?ve been unable to configure sharing on my home LAN to meet the following objective:
Share folders that reside on the Vista Home PC with a Windows 7 PC. DO NOT share Vista or Windows 7 folders with the Apple PC; rather block the Apple PC from any access to Vista or Windows 7 computers/folders.
Background
My home LAN has 3 PCs on it:

Vista Home (Used by me)Windows 7 Premium (Used by wife)Apple (Used by child)
What I?ve attempted/configured on both Vista and Windows 7:

Workgroup = WORKGROUPFirewall ?printer and file sharing? - checked.Attempted to follow these instructions: Sharing Between Windows Vista and Windows 7 Computers
I was unable to turn off password protected sharing on the Vista PC ? I set it off but it always resets immediately to on?
FYI - my PC skill level is medium. Any help in reaching my ?objective? would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hello everybody. We have a Windows 2000 server based domain. Recently we installed Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 edition to a new server and added this server to the domain only as a member server. On this w2k3 server we have several shared directories for all domain users. The problem we have is that though everything seems to be working fine, but after some time domain users cannot access those shared folders at all or the server takes a very long time to react. W2k3 server has SP2 and all of the available updates applied. EventViewer does not show any error messages and there seems to be no problem with the server, because when you log on directly everything looks fine the system doesn't crash or smth. Afer restart of the server everything works again for several hours until the problem appears again. What could be causing this problem with shared folders?
 

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So I was running Vista Ultimate x64, then I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 with an upgrade iso file.

I had a folder on my desktop containing various movies and tv shows that was shared with the network. It at one point disappeared from the desktop but was still accessible in the network folder of this computer. (While I was running Vista)

I then upgraded, and now I have noticed the folder is completely missing!

It is not in the network folder, on my desktop, or anywhere obvious. I ran searches and it didn't find anything.

I used a program giving me a graphical representation of my hard drive called "Space Monger" and it has a 60GB folder (roughly the size of the movie folder) Entitled "System Volume Information" but the folder does not exist on my computer. Inside the folder are various files with no extension and seemingly random file names. The folder is also hidden and inaccessible.

Help!
 

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Windows 10 PC
Windows 10 Tablet

Logged in as Owner(my Microsoft account) on both PC and Tablet

I can access (RWX) files and shared folders from Tablet to PC, but cannot do so from PC to Tablet.

Same permissions on both devices, I'm set as Owner on both.

Is this a permission issue on the PC? (does tablet not see that I am the Owner)
Is the issue, using the same account? First time using a Windows Tablet, not sure if you are supposed to log into two devices using the same credentials.

Side-Note: My Homegroups also reset, when I got the tablet I created a Homegroup on the PC and joined to it from the Tablet. worked then. But right now It asks to "Join Now" "Join <My Account here> 's Homegroup" says the same on both PC and Tablet, even though they are both logged as the same account, Me.

Answer:Windows 10 PC Tablet Cannot Access Shared Folder Same MS Account.

Try standard network shares.

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I have few computer at home with different Windows version, there are Windows XP, Windows Vista HP 32 bit and Windows 7 HP 64 bit. I have two share folder in the desktop using Windows Vista HP 32 bit, Share A is set to Full Control for Everyone and Share B has a permission access setting, allow few persons to access only. All computer can access Share A without problem. However, there is a problem with Share B. I only allow 3 users to access this share folder, 2 of them using laptop with Windows XP Home and Professional, they can access Share B without problem, the 3rd user using laptop with Windows 7 HP 64 bit (username is Jolene) can't access Share B, it shown "You have no permission to access...". I already double check the user name and password, there are correct. I try to login to the network using Jolene in other laptop with Windows XP, it can access both Share A and B. That means the username and the permission setting are correct in the Windows Vista desktop. I removed the anti virus in Windows 7 HP laptop, disable Windows firewall, or bootup in Safe mode with network support, but still can't access Share B. I think there is some setting which I missed, hopefully someone can help me to solve it. Thank you very much.

Answer:Windows 7 HP 64 bit Can't Access Vista Shared Folder With Permission

Does vista and win7 have an account named Jolene? If so... same password?

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2 computers; 1 recently upgraded from W7 Pro, 64-Bit to W10. The other computer is still running
W7 Pro, 64-Bit. I had been able to access shared folders and files without entering a username/PW between the 2 PC's. Now, when I try to access a shared folder/file on the W10 PC, the W7 PC is prompting me for network name and PW. I don't want to have a PW on my W10 PC. Is there any way around this?

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Hi

Client of mine has got windows 2008 server as a standalone PC (no domain) with username: server and password : fake

And he has 5 other PCs (XP Profe SP3) on the same LAN

PC1, username : forum1,password : work1

PC2, with username: forum2, password:work2

PC3, with username: forum3, password:work3

PC4, with username: forum4, password:work4

PC5, with username : forum5, password:work5

Windows 2008 has got a folder to be shared with PC1, PC2, PC3,,,,not PC4 nor PC5

I know how to share the folder if I use option “Everyone” Under Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing > Permissions > Add > Everyone ,,,,,,and I know how to use the option “Public Folder” which is located %SystemDrive%\User\Public

With “Everyone” option PC4 and PC5 would be able to get access to the shared folder
Now my question if I do not want to use "Everyone" option , I have to create additional three local accounts on the server which are ( username : forum1,password : work1 ) and ( username: forum2, password:work2 ) and ( username: forum3, password:work3 )

Those username then will be able to login to the server which I do not want that to happen. Is this what suppose to be in such scenario ?

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 2008 shared folder with XP and permission settings

make a folder for each username ? make it so they can see their own folder ? not to clear on what exactly you are trying to do...
 

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

nories

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

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

Answer:Add files to a shared folder

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

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

Answer:Shared files folder?

brandendumont, file recovery is a serious and tedious process and can be expensive read about it here and then decide what you want to do.
**stop using the PC that you are trying to recover files from immediately and turn it off until you read the links OK.
http://www.google.com/search?q=reco...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
 

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

Answer:Network shared Folder question

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for any help you can provide.
 

Answer:Shared folder/ home network help

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

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

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

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

(sorry for my bad spelling)
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks Mel
 

Answer:Can see computer but not shared folder on network

What are you the System Admin or Network Engineer?

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas what could be the reason ?.
 

Answer:Shared folder access over network

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

Here are some attached screenshots of the problem:

Answer:Shared Folder over network problem...

Hello sls123093,

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

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

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

Please post an update.

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

Answer:Cant access a shared folder on the network

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

Answer:set password on a shared folder over network

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

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

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

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The shared folder has always been working until I bought a new router. Installed it and then my MacBook Pro is unable to map the shared folder on my Windows 10. I tried to ping the Windows 10 from the MacBook Pro and I received a request time out. However, I can ping my printer and other devices fine but just not the Windows 10 computer. The Windows 10 is able to ping the MacBook Pro but not the other way around. How do I start troubleshooting this issue?

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Every time I reboot the win 7 comp. I get different networking result
1- Xp sees win 7 but can't access win7 but Win 7 sees Xp computers and access files.
2- Xp sees Win 7 and access share files but Win 7 don't even displays XP computers.
And many variations of above

XP computers talk to each other with no problem. I have not changed any network seetings on XP computers. But I have tried everything on the Win 7

I turned off norton and windows 7 firewall.
I turned off windows 7 password requirement
I set win 7 shared folders to EVERYONE
I set I reduced the win 7 encription from 128 bit to 64

I have seen many other post with similar problem and no clear answer yet.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folder

SOLVED!.

Blame Norton firewall.

The reason why sometimes Win 7 connected with all the computers and share files and sometimes it didn't was because Norton turned the firewall back ON after a period of time.

When I turned the firewall off permanently. All the XP PC's including a Mac were visible to WIn7. and VISIBLE TO NORTON also. So then in Norton I changed the level of protection for each individual in the firewall mapping and turned the firewall ON again.

So I didn't have to patch the XP PC's nor modify the register.

Thanks to all who helped with ideas

I spent days tinkering with the network setting in vane. But in the process I learn a few things.
 

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

Answer:No access to NEW files in Shared folder

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

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

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

Look forward to your help.
 

Answer:Cant See Jpeg Files in Shared Folder

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

The specific error messages are:

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

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

Thanks in advance!

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

Welcome to Eight Forums,

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

Please post an update or your progress.

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

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

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

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

Answer:No space in shared files folder

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

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

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Hello and thanks for reading!

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

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

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

I wonder if somebody have an idea to do it.

Thanks a lot,

Jud

Answer:How do I change shared network folder icons

Hi judaster and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give more details on your specs please?

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

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

thanks.....

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

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

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Hi to All;

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Admin cannot edit in a network shared folder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Problems setting up folder on shared network

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

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

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

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

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hydeIT


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

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

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


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

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

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