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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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 ...
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How to access shared folders set up on Windows 7 using a Windows 8 machine?

I set up several shared drives and folders on my Win 7 machines, so that any new machine running Win 7 with the same user name and password log in can use those drives and folders. But on Win 8, I ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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Restoring lost group permissions on mac

Using mac's terrible file sharing prefs, I managed to goof up permissions on my Documents directory. My non-Documents directories have permissions like this: drwx------+ for . drwxr-xr-x+ for .. ...
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File and Printer Sharing will not stay on after enabling

I'm having the same problem I've seen many people post on here and elsewhere on the web, sometimes resulting in dead-ends or very obvious answers. Mine is one of those dead ends - every time I try ...
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Can I combine multiple network filesystems into one? (WebDAV specifically)

My aim is is not redundancy but rather something akin to a file-level version of RAID-0. I have two basic goals to increase overall performance using multiple connection threads. I'm often working ...
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Dropbox folder sharing - options for email address is not there after upgrade to windows 7

I have just been upgraded to Windows 7. Now my Dropbox folders are no longer sharing, and the option to share with another email address is no longer there?
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Why can I not access files on another computer on my network?

I have set up the workgroup all to the same word, for this I'll replace it with SUPERUSER. When I try to access files from another computer which is also on SUPERUSER, a pop up comes up and says: ...
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How to create a new file/folder in Fat32 USB drive from MAC OSX with netatalk file sharing

I mounted the FAT32 USB Drive with the command sudo mount -t vfat -o rw,auto,user,fmask=0022,dmask=0000,uid=debian-transmission,gid=debian-transmission /dev/sda1 /media/MEDIA I see the folder in ...
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Samba Server Configured in Fedora 13 ,but unable to access from windows

Configuration file :/etc/samba/smb.conf as follows [global] workgroup = workgroup server string = SambaServer security = user name resolve order = hosts lmhosts ; ...
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Is it worth installing java for a single application? [closed]

I'd like to use AeroFS as Windows Live Mesh is going away. I'm a heavy user of the PC-PC sync functionality and there's nothing similar available on the market. BUT, AeroFS requires Java. So, in ...
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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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737 views

Dropbox: no direct access?

I've created a Dropbox folder, with a .png and .html in it. Obtained these links via "Share link": png, html However, they don't open directly. Only through Dropbox logo or download. What's wrong? ...
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What problems are there sharing folders on Mac Snow Leopard with Windows 8?

I've happily shared folders from my Mac Mini to a Windows 7 PC for years. My Win7 Laptop can still see the shared folders on the Mac. This week, I upgraded my desktop to Windows 8. Now I can see the ...
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what is the fastest way of sharing files between VMs?

I've got four guest OS (2 Window XP, 1 Ubuntu VM, 1 FreeNAS) with guest additions installed on each, hosted on an Ubuntu server (12.10) using a headless VirtualBox (4.2.6r82870) setup. Currently, I'm ...
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Permissions on newly created files and nested shared folders

On OS X Mountain Lion, I use two accounts (login users); one which is my primary account and the other which I created to share a Google Drive folder with the primary, since the latter also have an ...
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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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Windows 8 Unidentified network on direct wired connection

Having a laptop and desktop, both installed Windows 8 x86. I have Ethernet cable which is plugged directly without any router or any other device. I've followed this steps : ...
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How can I share files from my Windows 7 machine to my friend's Ubuntu machine?

I run a Windows 7 Pro SP1 laptop as my home machine, and my housemate runs an Ubuntu 12.04.1.05 desktop. We share a WLAN. I would like to make certain locations and files available for him to read and ...
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Windows 7 Power User on Domain cant do file shares

At my organization we are running windows 7 and all of our users are power users and are not local admins on their machines. I am running into an issue were the Developers aren't able to create any ...
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How can I set Windows 8 sharing to enable writing to root?

I have a file-server running on Windows 8. The data drives in the server are shared to admin users with full control permissions on the whole drive. However, for some reason, I am unable to write or ...
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How to transfer files between mac users folder

I would like be able to copy files from one user profile to another. For example download photos to : /Users/user1/Desktop and then move than into /Users/user2/Pictures. Default Mac OS X setting do ...
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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 ...
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In Dropbox, how can I tell the date and time when a file was shared?

I have shared a directory (folder) with another Dropbox user. Over the course of several weeks, this user has shared a number of files with me. I need to determine the date and time when these files ...
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“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 ...
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Hosting A Shared Drive - Router Vs. Windows Server 2012

I have an external USB harddrive that I want to use as shared drive on my home network. I have two options. Share it through the USB drive sharing features of the router ASUS RT-N65U. Share it by ...
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Synchronize two directories on linux pc

I need a distributed filesystem (or a synchronization tool) that is capable of keeping a directory synchronized across 4 pc. My requirements are: offline access (data must be available offline on ...
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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to link to a file inside of a magnet link?

I would like to provide magnet links in my service, for large downloadable files. However, I would like to be able to tell the Torrent-download client only to grab a specific file within the ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 disable media sharing (DLNA) for individual accounts

I have a Win 7 machine with 3 user accounts on it. I stream media from this machine to my LG Smart TV using standard HomeGroup sharing. However, the TV picks up 3 different input sources ...
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How to grant single user access from other computer?

I own two computers running Windows 8. Both of them are configured with the same user (say Bob) and password, with admin rights. Without getting crazy, I'd like to grant ONLY the user Bob full access ...