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Windows counting connections from localhost for connection limit - how to circumvent?

This problem actually comes on a build server that is also used as a file server for a small group in a network - unfortunately, we installed a desktop version of Windows with the 20 connection limit. ...
0
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1answer
384 views

what port or ports are used for File sharing in windows?

I want to know on the windows operating system, what is the port number for the file sharing service?For example as you know the port number for HTTP service is 80. So I need to know the port number ...
0
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1answer
27 views

How to obtain full access to remote windows filesystem?

I have administrative rights on remote computer. Nevertheless, I see only Users share on it, and my personal subfolder under it. No subfolders of other users, no Common subfolder and no dollar shares ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Free and easy file sharing or at least send files within local wifi

is there any easy way to share or at least send files within local network (in my case wifi) and between various machines with Kubuntu linux and Windows 7? I often have to send some files to a ...
0
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0answers
64 views

WIndows 8 shared folder not opening on windows 7 and xp

I have shared my drives in win 8.1. Everything was ok i was accessing my drives form everywhere easily then i installed eset smart security because of it my sharing was blocked because firewall was ...
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0answers
25 views

Window folder sharing and security setting on subfolder

How could I set my sharing and permission setting so that the user can access a sub folder but cant not access the folder itself? Currently on my share drive I have a folder "A". With in the folder ...
0
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1answer
779 views

Peer-to-peer Windows 7 file sharing “access denied” to one user on XP client

In a peer-to-peer network where Windows 7 is sharing a folder with particular users only (not 'Everyone') the Windows XP client receives "Access denied" message when one user attempts to access ...
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1answer
205 views

How to access a shared SkyDrive folder from Windows?

A friend shared a folder on his SkyDrive with me. The problem is that I don't see it in my SkyDrive folder on Windows 8.1 - both Explorer and the Metro app. I can access the shared folder on the web ...
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1answer
37 views

Unable to share a child folder while sharing from the parent in windows

There are several child folders in parent folder on windows 8. Times ago I shared some child folders and accessed them from from other devices without problems. Then I removed all child folders ...
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0answers
14 views

Windows Share Meltdown - Unexplainable

I am having precisely the exact symptoms on my server as is described in this article. This includes statements that the specified network name is no longer available and RPC Server is too ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Host machine (win8) can't connect but guest (virtual win7) machine can

Two machines on same LAN: "Win7Machine" running Win7 Home Premium 64-bit and "Win8Machine" running 8.0 Ultimate 64-bit). No domain controller. File sharing is enabled on Win7Machine and it can be ...
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2answers
111 views

Can a windows virus downloaded in linux be transferred to windows? [duplicate]

I know that linux is mostly safe from viruses, however: if you do download a windows virus (i.e., through a drive-by download), will it just sit there on your computer, and take up space? Is it unable ...
3
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2answers
14k views

Why can't I map a network drive if I can ping the server?

I have a server running Windows 2003 R2 SP2. I can ping it from any computer on the network. My problem is that it acts as a file and print server, but none of the other computers on the network can ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Strange share editing behavior

For a while now, I have had issues attempting to change the share properties for any file or folder on my computer. When I open up file properties, this is what I see: I am able to edit these ...
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1answer
31 views

What happens in background when a local file is accessed over the network

If I share a file which is i.e. located at C:\share\somefile.txt to the network what happens when I call it on my computer this way \\MYCOMPUTER-PC\share\somefile.txt. Does the communication flow over ...
2
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3answers
218 views

Batch or PowerShell to mount drives on a FQDN

I currently use a batch script to mount my network shares each morning: NET USE * /DELETE /Y NET USE Z: \\<IP>\<SHARE> <AUTHENTICATION> /persistent:no ... Which is fine when I'm ...
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0answers
33 views

Windows 7 Password sharing OFF

I try to access my computer without password protected .it popup me username/password when i try to access my computer to another computer in the same LAN. i try to OFF the Password Protected Sharing ...
0
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1answer
74 views

Win 2003 Junction Point to Remote Unix Share

Env : Windows Server 2003 with already established shared folders over the local Domain via Windows DC and AD. - Linux box being used as a fileserver with the folder /files/share being R+W by all ...
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2answers
479 views

Secure Windows File Sharing over Internet

When away from the office, I would like my Windows 7 laptop to connect securely to a Windows 7 file share behind a basic home router. By "securely" I mean: The network traffic is encrypted. Access ...
1
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1answer
59 views

Protect documents on a NAS without using Windows domain credentials [closed]

My first time on SuperUser, looks great! I have a question regarding file sharing in a Windows network. For a project, I am looking into a way of sharing a drive / volume between a few people that ...
0
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1answer
84 views

Setting up a music files server [closed]

My friends and I want a to setup a server where we can just dump all our music files. I would use my computer for the storage space, and my friend (who lives somewhere else) should be able to access ...
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2answers
98 views

Client-server software for file system read/write over internet? [closed]

Example: I have an actively used Windows computer connected to the internet and I would like to allow another computer to log in to the file system stored on it, with the ability to download or ...
14
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6answers
2k views

What is the most reliable way to send a big file between two Windows computers via network? [duplicate]

The file is around 170GB. I wouldn't upload it on the FTP, and download it. It is not reliable, sometime, connections drop, and it will have big trouble. So, is there any better way to do so? Anyone ...
0
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2answers
91 views

OSX 10.7 and up file sharing issue

first question here. Be gentle with me. So....my question. Since I upgraded from OSX 10.6 to 10.7 (then all the way up to 10.8.2). When I share files with my windows PC. It can see my entire mac ...
3
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3answers
267 views

Can Windows shares potentially be accessible from Internet?

I've set up a Windows homegroup and made some folders shared between the computers on my home network. Strangely enough, it's not the automatically generated homegroup password (which is quite hard) ...
0
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3answers
2k views

Unable to connect to samba shared folder via windows

im new to linux and Samba. Aim Create a called Shared_folder which can be accessed by ALL users (group name = users). Therefore, in order to map the drive in windows, the user is promoted to enter ...
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8answers
632 views

PC to PC file transfer over internet

I use a Windows XP PC and have a file of about 700mb, that I would like to copy to another PC (Win XP) over internet. None of the PCs have have a static IP from ISP. How can I transfer the file? I ...
1
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2answers
2k views

“The network path was not found” - shortening the delay before Windows tries again

If I try to connect (over Windows file sharing) to a machine that has gone to sleep, I get a timeout followed by "The network path was not found". If I then wake the machine and try again, I still ...
0
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1answer
422 views

Using XP, can't access other shared folders in Win 7

I have two shared folders in Windows 7 with exactly the same sharing/security settings however I can only access one from XP e.g., FolderA. The other folder FolderB can't be seen by XP. Any ideas why? ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

guest file sharing from Mac OS X Mountain Lion to Windows on a domain

I want to let my Windows coworkers on our domain access some public files on my Mac without entering any credentials. The Mac is on the network, but not on the domain (at least I believe so, I have ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Move files between two windows file shares on the same server

Using Windows 7 I have a server with shared folders set up. If I open one of them and take a file and move it to a subfolder it's instant - the file is obviously only being moved on the server. The ...
1
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1answer
143 views

Need a self-hosted ftp-like solution with notifications of uploads/downloads [closed]

I have been searching and searching for the perfect solution to our needs and have yet to find one, paid or free. We currently use software called Tonido on a Windows box and it is all but perfect. ...
1
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2answers
717 views

Windows file sharing connects over WiFi instead of LAN

I have a laptop and a desktop computer, and I need to sync lots of files to the laptop and back whenever I go on a trip, etc. I've got a LAN cable connected into an extra port on the desktop that I ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Sharing Windows 7 Hard drive with Windows XP Hard drive

I wish to share my hard drives between my two computers but I seem to be running along some sort of error... my windows XP Computer is picking up my "XGaming" hard drive but when clicked it says ...
1
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2answers
434 views

Share files from specific folders to computers on the local network [closed]

I've got a mostly Windows-based local network and I would like the files in particular folders of one of the computers on the network to be available to any other computer on that network. Some of the ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Files/Folders get weird names and become inaccessible on Samba share

Here is our current setup: Mac OS X 10.5.8 File server using Mac OS Extended (Journaled) file system. There is a share that is shared over AFP (For Mac desktops) and Samba for (Windows desktops). ...
0
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1answer
183 views

VPN limitation and questions

I have a computer (I'll call it 'A') that connects to internet but is unable to host websites, since ISP blocks those ports and I don't have access to router to do port forwarding. I bought a VPS and ...
1
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3answers
591 views

Is there a way to force/manage file locking in windows?

I have a 2 Windows machines networked and I am having trouble with simultaneous access to files. I would like only one user to be able to open a file at a time, which I thought was automatic, using ...
3
votes
1answer
910 views

Is SMB safe enough for remote access using my credentials over an untrusted network?

I have a Windows (8 Consumer Preview) PC and a Macbook (OS X Lion). Sometimes, I'd want to pause working on a project leave my Windows PC at my room connected to my college's intranet, and keep ...
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0answers
133 views

Cap transfer rates on shared dirs?

I have a USB drive on my main machine that every uses and want to know if it is possible to max the amount that can be downloaded off it in terms of Mbit/s as to not slow down my connection to the ...
11
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3answers
1k views

Self hosted dropbox [closed]

Does anyone know of a file sharing/syncing software that works like dropbox but is self hosted? It could be centralized with a live server that controls everything or decentralized.
1
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1answer
989 views

File sharing between Windows 7 Ultimate PCs

I've got two computers, a desktop and a laptop, both running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. The desktop is wired to the router, the laptop is wireless. On the desktop there are two user accounts, my own and ...
0
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1answer
202 views

Sharing Files on a home network

Is it possible for me to actually "share" a data file (Quicken) between two Windows 7 computers on my home network?
0
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2answers
6k views

Use windows' SMB to share folder over the internet?

I wonder if there are any program that can share a folder over the internet using smb? I know that windows has smb file sharing, but it only works on LAN.
0
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1answer
888 views

What is the best way to organise media sharing amongst multiple devices on a home network?

I have a home network consisting of the following devices: Windows 2000 Server - for file sharing Asus RT-N56U Router - supports USB external HDD Synology DiskStation DS212j - NAS - ordered but ...
0
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2answers
77 views

File store in mixed network [closed]

Technically what is the best option for a central file store in a Windows/MAC/Linux network? Experiences and views welcome too.
0
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1answer
1k views

Fastest way to share files between two Windows PC (through WAN)

What I used back then is Cygwin with SSH installed. And then I connected with FileZilla or WinSCP. However, this could not copy some of the files, and it is a bit of a hassle to set it up. (And ...
2
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4answers
2k views

Windows network share on linux server without samba

I want to mount shared folders from my linux server on the network to appear like normal drives in Windows. The server has a private network on one side and a public network (which happens to give me ...
0
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2answers
200 views

Sharing and security missing in Windows XP

"Sharing and Security" is missing from my XP Laptop .. according to the topic at link above, i would like to ask you about this problem. I already check the "use simple file sharing" as ...
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3answers
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How do I share folders between Windows XP and Windows 7 machines?

I just bought a new Windows 7 machine with Windows 7 Home Edition. I already have Windows XP Professional SP2 machine. I want to share folders and files between these two machines. They are ...