Allowing more than one user to have access to a file. This can be via a network share, some method of cloud storage, using an FTP server, or other methods.

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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 ...
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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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Windows 7 Wont stop sharing my files on my network

I'm running Windows 7 and network discovery is turned off. When checking my files and folders they all say not shared, and I have password protected sharing on (have tried turning it off as well). But ...
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Disable streaming of a shared video

I work in a corporate office, I am in charge of distributing the training videos. I have all 100+ training videos shared over the network. The plant managers open the videos in WMP so it's ...
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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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Cant access USB connected to WDR3600 acting as an access point

Well hello. I have two routers at home. The one that my ISP provided me with is a Huawei and doesnt have the option for USB sharing so i connected my TP Link - WDR3600 to the Huawei and took all the ...
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Why can I access some shared folder and not others?

I have four hard drives on my server running windows 7. Upon installing the operating system I set sharing permissions on all of them, yet when I browse the computer under "Network" on another ...
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File sharing user limits

Each OS has a limit to the number of users that can access a computers shared folders at one time. XP has 10, 7 has 20. At one time I thought I saw a site where the limit for most OS's were listed. ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 vs 2008 R2 vs 2012 as a file server

I am using Windows Server 2003 R2. We have about 100 PCs which are connected to this server and by using network connection. We are planning to upgrade it to other newer version. So I was looking for ...
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How do I auto-mount a network share from a Linux Samba server on Windows 7?

So I started working for a company that has a Windows Small Business Server 2003 as the domain controller with the workstations being Windows 7. We have a Linux server with Samba installed, which ...
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Samba share disconnects on client reboot

I've recently set up a simple Shamba share on my home server, running Ubuntu 12.04 x64. The share is basically a whole LVM volume residing in my home directory. Although everything is working more ...
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Cannot find share on Ubuntu from Windows 8 using samba

I have properly set up a share using samba (as best I can tell because I can access the share with my Macbook by navigating to smb://192.168.1.14/share). How do I connect to this same share called ...
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how do i share files between windows computers on a local network?

We are trying to set up a home network where all computers can see shared files on all other computers. So far we've got two computers connected via a wireless router/modem, connected via ethernet ...
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Turn a shared folder into a network item always present

I would like my network users to have a shared folder mapped without having them to do anything themselves. Is it possible to turn a shared folder into a network item like the list of PC's there is in ...
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New files from shared folder not showing up on remote PC

I have a shared folder on my Win 7 desktop, and I access it from Win 8 laptop. I don't use homegroup because I couldn't get it working, have workgroup set up on both PCs (don't know if it's relevant ...
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Slow speed when transferring files between android phone and computer

I've recently gotten a new LG Optimus G E975 phone (with android), and wanted to wirelessly transfer files from my (stationary) computer to the phone. So I installed the ES File Explorer app and ...
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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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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 ...
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How to connect two windows PC which uses same Router for internet but one is connected via wired LAN and another is on Wi-Fi?

I use DIR-555 Dlink router for Internet for my laptops and Desktop. My laptop is on Wi-Fi but my desktop is connected to Router via wired LAN. Internet works fine on both. I want to share a Desktop ...
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Can't connect to Windows (SMB)

I have a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) and a Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I can't connect to the latter because of incorrect password or login. I tried to create several users on Windows machine and even ...
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Robocopy causing network disconnects

PROBLEM: I am trying to copy a large folder (my music) from my Windows 7 machine to a Windows 8 machine via a LAN. Inevitably, once robocopy is run, the state of the network will start fluctuating ...
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How to make changes in shared folders between two Mac computers and save those changes?

I have a follow up question to the question on how to share files between two Mac computers. I've gotten that far using the "sharing" option in "preferences". Now the problem is that the person I'm ...
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Sharing to Hyper-V without requiring credentials

I'm running Windows 8 on a domain joined machine (i have local admin, not domain admin). I have VM's on hyper-v and I want to share a folder without requiring the VM's to logon. The VM's are setup on ...
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Different networks with different NICs (more details inside)

I have two computers: a desktop (Windows 7 Professional) with an ethernet jack in the motherboard and room for another (PCI or USB) and a laptop (Win7 Home Premium) with an ethernet jack. Internet ...
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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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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 ...
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Shared Folders - Network Resource not Available

We have five computers (example "COMP1", "COMP2", etc.) at a remote site hooked-up to our domain. Each computer has a shared folder which gives full permissions to the local administrators group. To ...
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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 ...
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Making HFS+ volume available to Windows 8

I need help determining the best way to make several GB of files on an OS X HFS+ volume available to a Windows 8 machine. The basics of the situation are as follows: We have a wheezing G4 Mac running ...
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How can I allow someone to view a spreadsheet but NOT be able to save or print it?

I want to allow someone to look at a spreadsheet I have. Is there a way to share it (via skydrive etc) but be able to stop the person from saving the data to his machine or print it out? I would ...
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Distribute large files in WLAN using bittorrent?

I have a wireless local area network (no internet connection) consisting of 10-20 computers connected by a single router. I want to share some gigabyte-sized files from one computer (let's call it the ...
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Slow file transfer on network between two 802.11n laptops (connected directly together via access point)

Me and my friend have both two exact the same laptops, bought from the same shop at the same day and I decided one day to go wireless because I forgot my ethernet cable to the LAN party (with a few ...
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Best way to let others put a file in my desktop via Internet

My friend who is in charge of a printing store wants others to be able to send files to him. Normally we email pdf files to his email account. The problem with this is he need to manually download the ...
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Can gnunet-0.8.1 (2 yrs old) be used and useful?

I've configured and started gnunet-0.8.1-alt1.M51.1 service on my system (the reason I use a more than 2 years old version is that the system is an old installation of ALTLinux 5.1, and I wanted to ...
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How do I safely allow unprivileged users to copy files to my server?

I know that I can use rsync over ssh to send files from one Linux computer to another. However, in this case I need to give access to my system to users with a lower level of trust (people who may ...
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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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How do I share files and folders between computers with Windows 7?

I am talking about secure file sharing with a password. I once found a guide that did just that, creating a separate user account with a password whose only purpose is another computer to login ...
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Torrent tracker site on my PC [closed]

I really need to create a torrent tracker site today and its really damn important to me. I've been lurking here for some time and you guys are really great. I would love someone to hold my hand and ...
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Sharing a folder with full access in Windows 7

I have the following situation: I need to share a folder in the root of drive C: on a Windows 7 machine. The share should provide read/write access for anybody on other machines on the local ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 File Sharing

Edit: I am now having a DNS issue for sure. When I ping ComputerName it tries to ping ComputerName.DNS suffix But this suffix doesn't have any resolution on my network. The DNS servers are all ...
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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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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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Windows Local file system

I am running a desktop on windows and would like to access the files in a certain folders from my laptops via my local Lan network. What is the easyist way to do that?... My desktop is Running ...
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How do I have Wordpress keep its database in the same directory as other files (for sharing via Dropbox)?

I am working on a Wordpress site with another person. At the moment the Wordpress files are on a shared Dropbox folder, which allows both of us to see all the files we need to work on. However, ...
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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 ...
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How can I sync ALL of my files between my Macs in the background?

I have multiple macs and I want to sync files between them. I don't want a designated "shared files" folder that I have to manually save things to -- I want my Documents, Desktop, Pictures, Downloads, ...
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What is a cost effective way to set up a media server? [closed]

What I'm wanting to do: I would like to have a hard drive designated to share my media over my wifi. I have room mates that might want/need some media that I have on my hard drive at any given time ...
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Optimal way to share one external drive to multiple machines [duplicate]

I bought an external drive (WD "My Passport" 2Tb USB3.0) and am looking for the "right way" to share it between a PC and Mac. I am currently sharing a folder on the PC's HDD with my Mac over wifi ...