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Making Win XP as future-proof as possible [closed]

So Win XP is finally going off life support. Unfortunately, the Print Shop I work for has equipment that requires XP (i.e. no drivers are supported in the newer OSes) We have upgraded most of our ...
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Sharing a folder as hidden in Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Homegroup with 4 computers. I share files among all of these. However, I want to have a folder on computer #1 that can only be seen and accessed by computer #2 and not by computers ...
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Single SMB transfer doesn't saturate bandwidth, concurrent to same location does. Why?

From \\Win7\C\Src\File1.bin To \\XP\C\Dest From \\Win7\C\Src\File2.bin To \\XP\C\Dest The connection between the machines is 100Mbit Ethernet. When I copy File1.bin from the Win7 machine to ...
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Cannot access shared files from Windows XP while connected to Windows 7 Adhoc

I'm trying to share files between a Windows 7 x64 workstation and an old laptop running Windows XP SP3, so I've created an Adhoc network on Windows 7 and made some folders on it shared. Windows XP ...
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Share subfolders - puzzle

I have this large folder set as Shared on my XP (SP3) PC: Parent folder But its many subfolder are shown as not shared: Subfolders Yet in reality they clearly are shared because I can stream their ...
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Relocating a Hard Drive with shared folders from Windows XP to Windows 7

I have a secondary SATA HD in NTFS format that used to be a non-system HD for my Windows XP machine. I have folders that were shared in the network. The Windows XP has since gone out of commission, ...
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411 views

Give full permission to files inside a shared folder in Windows XP

I want to share a folder on my Windows XP PC and let everyone read or write or delete the files in shared folder. However when I use another Windows 7 PC access the folder and want to copy or cut the ...
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245 views

Accessing network share freezes computer

I have two computers, one Windows Vista SP2 that hosts a network share folder, and a Windows XP SP3 netbook that access this share. When I try to access the share on the XP computer, Explorer (and ...
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801 views

Network/Sharing solution needed for Win7 and XP-SP3

I have an unusual problem effectively connecting all of the computers in my house. 1.) Win 7 Ultimate / Dell Inspiron N4110 2.) Win 7 Home Premium / Dell Inspiron N4010 3.) Win 7 Starter / Acer ...
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367 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? ...
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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 ...
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624 views

ES File Explorer compatibility with Windows XP file sharing

I have read that file sharing from Windows to Android device should work with ES File Sharing. I have latest update of Windows XP and GingerBread version of Android. Are these incompatible or what is ...
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1answer
499 views

Can no longer access shares on a Windows 7 machine from Windows XP machines

We have a network in the office that has been humming along for over a year now with this basic setup. We share files off of a Windows 7 machine. Windows 7 machines can connect to these shares just ...
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How can I rsync password protected shared folder over windows smb?

I'm using computers with Windows xp operating system. What had been done: created a shared folder C:\123 on host 192.168.0.2 and made it shared created user with name User and password 123 granted ...
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1answer
282 views

Sharing folders using workgroups with a Windows 7 and XP computer

I have two computers, one Windows 7 and one XP that I would like to share documents with over a network. I have been trying to do this by syncing their Workgroups and hoping that they would recognize ...
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790 views

How to unshare a file in a folder (Windows XP)

I have a folder (lets say, "Folder X"), and inside it a file "Y.doc". How can I share the whole folder, except that one file, in Windows XP?
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Workgroup connection: You may not have permission

I have two Windows XP computers connected through an Ad-Hoc network, computer A creates the network and B connects to it. Both computers are on the Mshome network and have file and printer sharing ...
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1answer
812 views

Shared subfolder not accessible over network unless parent folder is also Shared

I've got a Media folder with a Music subfolder: Server\Media\Music If I share Music, it's not accessible over the network ( via \server\media\music ) If I also Share Media, then Music is accessible. ...
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1answer
202 views

Ubuntu - Windows file sharing

Scenario: I have a folder on Ubuntu which I want to share over a network (LAN). This folder has many sub-folders and lots of files (~10k). The client is running on Windows Xp. This client will ...
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580 views

Is Windows simple file sharing safe?

Windows (in this case XP) allows me to simply "share a folder" via its SMB protocol, and I can access it via Linux quite nicely (with Samba), no questions asked. That's what bothers me, it just does ...
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Windows stops copying files after a few folders

I'm trying to copy a folder of mine to my other machine. The other machine got a folder shared. I have read/write access, and can copy files. Sometimes. Sometimes not. For some reason it just stops ...
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104 views

“Simple File Sharing” turning off seamlessly

"Simple File Sharing" needs to be turned off on this WinXP Pro machine. But it needs to be seamless, so that clients connected to it do not encounter errors/disconnects or permission issues. The ...
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260 views

Windows XP: resetting sharing permissions for a file to those of the directory it is contained in

Followup question for my previous one: So I have a directory \etc\install\foo that allows file sharing. I have a file NEW.zip from an unshared location that I moved into \etc\install\foo, and ...
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Windows XP local network sharing: 1GB .zip file is blocked; seeing “Access Denied” on copy?

I have two computers on our local network both running Windows XP. My main computer has local network sharing setup for \etc\install. I have a folder with two 1GB .zip files, one of which I've had ...
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1answer
1k views

How does a windows client (XP) access an SMB share on OS X Server (10.6 snow leopard)?

I work in a small office in which the server and most of the work stations run Mac OS X 10.6. We are using OS X Server 10.6 for file sharing. I am not an official IT guy, but there is no one else to ...
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1answer
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OS X can connect to Windows machine, but can't access shared folders

I can create new folders on my Windows XP machine, set them to "shared". On my Mac, I pick Finder → Go → Connect to Server → smb://192.168.1.4 → Connect → Name / Password. ...
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1answer
60 views

How can saved file on XP Home be accessible from Windows 7 Home

A client is using XP Home as their "MAIN" computer while the other two computers in her office are Windows 7 Home Premium. The main document location is on the MAIN computer and is shared with full ...
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“Network path was not found” when trying to access a file share

This is for a Windows XP SP3 machine, trying to access file shares on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system. The client had access to the server previously, and other clients on the same network are not ...
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Excel 2003 opening files on network

The network is laid out with an XP Pro computer as the server hosting files, then 3 XP computers connecting to it for filesharing, all on it's own router. One computer can open .xls files no problem, ...
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1answer
77 views

How to get full permission on client

When sharing a folder across the network with Windows 7 on the server, and Windows XP on the client, how can we give full permissions to the client?
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110 views

How can I get a Windows XP user to read a file off the shared Mac folder

I followed the steps to enable folder sharing. When I go to the windows XP machine and connect the drive, it connects but I get a message acess denied. I have everyone setup as read only on the Mac ...
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1answer
437 views

how I backup files to password protected shared folder in network using ntbackup (Win XP Home)

Recently I added protected my shared folders with guest password. But I have a problem, when I want to use ntbackup on another computer to backup my files to these shared folders, I have to connect to ...
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1answer
969 views

Windows 7 and XP LAN oddity

I have three computers: Windows XP Desktop Windows 7 Desktop Windows XP Laptop And have set up a LAN between them. Sharing files works fine, except the Windows XP Laptop cannot access the Windows ...
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1answer
816 views

Samba share issue with sharing directories on NTFS/FAT32 (Mounted Drives)?

I have some strange problems with Samba server. I am using samba Version 3.5.4 on Ubuntu 10.10. I have two Windows-XP machines, one on VirtualBox on Ubuntu and another office laptop. Windows machine ...
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393 views

Utility to unmap a network drive when the screen saver starts

I'm looking for a way to unmap network drives when the screen saver turns on. I have a few users that share an external, encrypted drive (Samba share, not windows) and they have a requirement to ...
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4answers
660 views

XP, how to apply security to files, now have simple file sharing and can't access some files from other machines?

For a month or two now I've been using simple file sharing, for several months before that I didn't, then before that I had simple file sharing tuned on. So at the moment I don't have a security tab ...
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886 views

XP,Turned on simple file sharing and other computers can't open my files?

I was having problems, so I turned simple file sharing back on a week or so ago. Other computers can see my files but can't open them. I don't have the tabs to alter the permissions now. I think I ...
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win xp - permanently map a network drives from command line?

I can open "My Computer"..tools..map network drive. Check "Reconnect at logon". And it is permanent. But I may want to clear the shares, and create them quickly. So I want to automatically do a few, ...
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win xp - change permissions and not require a restart?

In Win XP, is it possible to change permissions on a network share, and not require a restart? I don't mean, a case where one doesn't need a restart, though if there are cases where one does and ...
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Win XP Home won't share files

I'd like to share some files off a Windows XP Home computer. Since it's not XP Pro, I can't use the more advanced options. Under "Computer Management -> System Tools -> Shared Folders -> Shares" I ...
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369 views

Windows XP File Sharing force asking for creditials

I want to know how to setup my share so it will always ask for credentials. So I don't have to map a drive on every computer I go to and then delete it so the user doesn't have access to my share ...
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411 views

Windows XP, having to add Everyone each time for each file?

In the last few months I've had to make some changes to file sharing on our home LAN. We now have a Windows 7 laptop and a Mac Mini and I had to move away from simple file sharing. I find myself now, ...
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Problem sharing files between two Windows 7 machines

I have 3 machines. Two of them running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, let's call them Windows 7-one and Windows 7-two. One is running Windows XP SP3, let's call that one Windows XP-one. I've shared ...
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1answer
2k views

How many computers can connect to a shared folder at the same time on Windows XP Pro?

I have an older Windows XP Pro desktop with a couple TB of space that I want to use as a Media Server to my nettops, laptops and desktops around my home and home/office, however I'm worried that ...
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What's wrong with my smb.conf and why can't Windows access the share?

I'm trying to use Samba to share files between Windows XP and Ubuntu. I edited the smb.conf and added the workgroup name and netbios name. This is the part that has problems: [Myshare] comment = ...
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windows file sharing. 3 folders. one whose files I can access remotely, one whose files I cannot and one i cannot open remotely

2 comps. Both win xp sp2. CompA, CompB CompB has a shared folder, C:\blah CompA can access it \compB\blah CompA can open files in \compB\blah CompA can see folders in \compB\blah, and it can ...
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Weird explorer behaviour on lan access

i have a computer that when i access it's shared folder, after a while (it changes) stops to responds and hangs explorer.exe on my machine. I first thinked about a faulty lan adapter, but then i ...
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2answers
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windows file sharing - one computer cannot view others shares

advanced file and printer sharing A can do it on B but B can't on A, it prompts for user/pass I have 2 computers. Both Win XP Pro Both advanced file sharing.. I want that. But when I connect comp A ...
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XP Filesharing works with IP's but not computer names

I recently ran into a problem where I was setting up a 5 person LAN. I enabled filesharing on the main computer and wanted to allow the other 4 computers to have access. 2 computers were able to ...
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Very slow browsing shared folder XP client/host

I have a pretty straightforward setup where I'm storing media files on an XP pro machine, and sharing the folder to be accessed by other XP pro machines around the house. (Typically, there's only one ...