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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“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 ...
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File sharing between a windows 8 Virtual machine and a windows 7 host machine in VMware workstation

I have files and portable applications on windows 7 Host Machine. How can I access this from windows 8 Virtual machine which is on VMware workstation.
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“You don't have permission to copy files to this location over the network” error

I'm trying to copy a ~5 GB file to a folder on my D:\ drive from an XP machine and getting the following error: You don't have permission to copy files to this location over the network. It ...
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Can I change the image associated with my computer when it's sharing as a media server?

I currently have my computer setup to share its videos, music, and pictures as a media server so I can easily access all of my stuff from my PS3 and play it on my TV (since I can't connect my computer ...
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Cannot access shared drive in same machine uisng machine name but can access using IP

I have 4 desktops running Windows Server 2008 32bit version. I created some shares in all these machines. My program gets files from these machines (like \machine1\abcd). The machine names mentioned ...
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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. ...
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Mirror a Dropbox repository in Sharepoint and restrict access

I'm looking for an elegant way to solve the following problem: My development team uses Dropbox for sharing documents amongst our immediate group. We'd like to put some of those documents into a ...
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How to setup the network under the stated conditions?

I have a desktop PC running Windows 7 Home Premium I have a 1TB internal drive and a printer attached to my PC. There is also a 320GB master drive with OS installed in it. I use a wireless router to ...
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Access to certain files but not others

Hoping someone can help me as I have, thus far, been unable to solve the issue. I am running a media center utilizing Ubuntu 12.04. I was initially successful accessing media files from the ...
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Windows 7 Administrator HomeUsers Account

I'm trying to login to my Windows 7 PC from another PC so that I can transfer files to the Windows 7 PC. I've just installed Visual Studio 2008 on my new PC, and I wan't to transfer all of my work ...
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Could not able launch Windows file share from Terminal

Not able open SMB share URL from Terminal using OPEN command. Terminal command is: $ open smb://userName:Password@hostIp/sharedName
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How do I find out who has accessed a file on lion server?

I have a lion server which is accessed by multiple people. Is it possible to find out which users have accessed a file?
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How to send a 25 GB file? [closed]

I'm on a Mac 10.8.1, my friend from other country on a Windows 7. We are searching for easiest (and NoobProof) way for him to send me a 25GB file. Thanks.
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Access to shared drives on file server fails around 2 PM every day

I have a file server running Windows Server 2003. Our QuickBooks company files are hosted there for multi-user network access. Everyday around 2 PM, when our accountant tries to switch between company ...
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Android: accessing Linux PC? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to access my home box PC drive (Linux-based) on Android. What can I use for that? ATM I've found only FTP and SSHFS, both are slow and have issues (couldn't even install SSHFS on ...
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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 ...
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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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using git for media libraries

Rationale: I want to manage libraries of media files (music, images) using git, there is git-annex but it requires haskel platform - but they do not play together well (also it's quite to big ...
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opening Windows server folders as simply as local

I have few servers (in different domains) where I can copy files from another server only - let me call it "X". If I want to copy any file from my personal computer, I connect to "X" through Total ...
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Optimum NAS Setup for Mac & Windows

Please help me set up my new NAS. I have my head around the RAID setup (I think) and Time Machine, but I have questions. Setup: Synology DS212j NAS Macbook Air with OSX 10.8 Windows laptop ...
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How to download a file from network when I have “file://..” link

I have been provided with a link "file://blahblah" but I have no idea how to use it. When I put it into the explorer address bar, it says file not found. I am on the same network but could be behind a ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly unable to connect to windows shares

I have an older MBP running the latest version of Lion. Up until about two or three days ago, I had no problems connecting to my shares on my Windows computer. It is running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. ...
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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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Is there a device to share mass storage over Wi-Fi to all platforms, even iOS?

Is there a device which can share any mass storage device over Wi-Fi, regardless of the platform/device to be accessed from? I have Googled some, but they are fixed sized hard-drives or pen-drives, ...
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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 ...
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How do I share files between a host Mac OS and a guest Ubuntu via Parallels Desktop 7

I chose the share option and shared the file in Mac OS, but I cannot find the file in Ubuntu 12.04. What is the path to the shared folder from within Ubuntu?
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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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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). ...
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How to share files from Mac mountain lion to windows 7?

I've been trying to share one particular folder on my imac to other windows users but having difficulty of sharing just one particular folder. I've tried to google around and the methods work only for ...
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How to sync files between PC and USB

I need to sync a file between my computer and a USB stick. The sync needs to happen in real time, as in when the right file changes sync to the left file and vice versa. I tried looking at Task ...
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Can every ADSL router handle high data transfer rates?

I had this Nokia Siemens ADSL wireless router (with 4 Ethernet ports). I used it as a router to transfer files over WiFi between two PCs and as an internet gateway. It worked okay for some days ...
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Torrent files will not download on one Laptop, but download fine on another

I have a Laptop and a Netbook. The Netbook is an Asus, the Laptop is a Sony VPCEH2A4E. Both of these have been setup by myself (clean install of Windows 7, all drivers properly installed, same ...
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File converted to Folder

I have a 3TB external drive connected to my Cisco E4200 router and for some reason one of the files on the disc was converted to a directory. I´m using this drive for video streaming and I have 2 ...
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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 ...
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My mldonkey doesn't work due to “Too many open files”

On my NAS (an incredibly basic and reliable DNS-323), I use mldonkey to download files ... It worked quite well during the last 3 years, but it seems now mldonkey doesn't work. Indeed, each time I ...
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Methods of moving all of my local files into cloud storage [closed]

I have a large amount of data that I would like to move into cloud storage. Some of the files (~30 GB) are archived, but uncompressed, files (text, documents, images, videos, and other media). Other ...
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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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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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How to add a command in /etc/rc.local file?

I installed Fedora in Virtual Box with host windows xp. I want to share file between host and guest. Someone suggest me to run the command in fedora #sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 F_DRIVE ...
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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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Should file names contain multiple periods?

I often name files using a convention such that I incorporate a version number at the end, similar to "Some Deliverable - v0.1.docx". Sometimes when colleagues make changes and send back revised ...
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Cannot write to windows share ntfs folder from mac

I have a windows 7 shared folder, I can connect to windows 7 using smb protocol and can mount the drive on mac. I can get files from that shared folder but how to write/paste files from my mac to ...