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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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 ...
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User-specific Network Drive (sshfs?)

My goal is to create several network shares, one for each user on the network. The objective is to replace an internal HDD with an SSD, and move the home directories (or maybe just documents, etc. ...
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What Windows services have to be enabled to access files with FreeNAS?

I have file sharing and remote desktop and all that crap disabled in Windows. Do I have to enable all these crap Windows services to access files through FreeNAS? What Windows Services are absolutely ...
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Windows 7 file and printer sharing doesnt work for me

Until a few days ago I hadn't had any problems, but now I can't use file and printer sharing in Windows 7 but everyone else on the network can. It is possible I installed some program that made a ...
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afp/smb transfers caps at 2 megabytes/sec, wireless N

I wanted to transfer files between two mac computers. The network is wireless-N and both computers have wireless-N modules in them. The problem is that when I transfer files between them, via file ...
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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 ...
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Error:The Network path not found, when trying to access a LAN computer

I have two computers connected using adhoc network. When I open View network computers and devices, I can see the other computers but when I try to access the computers A Network Error comes showing ...
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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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Change Scope of File and Printer sharing firewall exception in Windows Vista

Windows XP was easy in this regard, go to properties and change scope of "File and Printer Sharing" in Windows Firewall and just change the scope easily but in Vista I have to Windows Firewall with ...
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Homegroup libraries visible but can't be opened

I have 2 Windows 7 PCs in a home network. When I create a homegroup, the libraries I share are visible on the opposing machine but when I doubleclick them nothing happens - no error message, nothing ...
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Network Limit - Measure Internet Traffic only

I have a home network, Win7 Laptop (wireless) and WinXP computer (wired) and a router. They have file sharing enabled. WinXP Computer has internet connection and a program that measures the internet ...
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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 ...
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Share a Portable Disk in a Homegroup

I have two Windows 7 computers in the same Homegroup and file share is working. My question is that is there any way to share all the disk? In particular, I have some portable disks and my goal is ...
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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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How can I make a folder/partition on one computer appear as a mass storage device to another?

Is there anyway to make a folder or a partition on a computer (Linux or Windows) act like a mass storage device to other computers or devices when connected with a Male-Male USB cable? For example, I ...
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windows 7 sharing files on home network

Home network Windows 7 on a laptop I am trying to share a folders in my personal account on a laptop I have from work. My account has administrator privileges. create folder on desktop right click ...
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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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Versioning file server

Looking for a virtual filesystem server (like ftp or sshd or NFS, samba) with the following features: open-source cross platform server (Linux/Windows/OSX) linear file versioning (don't need to have ...
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Virtual machine sharing setup with Windows host and *nix guest that allows symlinks?

I'm using VirtualBox (and have tried VMWare) on a Windows 7 host with an Ubuntu server guest. I've set up folder sharing in VirtualBox so that my Ubuntu server home dir is a mount of my Windows 7 home ...
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How to share my localhost over the internet?

I really want to share my localhost over the internet to show my friends the progress of the website we're working on, so that I don't need to upload it to the public server each time I make a change. ...
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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.
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Encrypted Windows 7 & Linux Advice Wanted

I would like to set up my laptop to dual boot Arch Linux and Windows 7 with file sharing and encryption. Just wanted some advice on going about this because I have not dealt with encryption nor file ...
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Self-hosted, cross-platform repository for large files

I'm looking for something well suited for syncing folders full of large media (eg photos, music) across several machines, ideally with revisions. I'm using SparkleShare for text and other small ...
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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 ...
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Cannot set up Windows 7 HomeGroup - “An error occurred”

Naive as I was, I convinced my grandparents to replace their XP machines with new Windows 7 computers, since HomeGroups would relief all of their sharing pains. Was I wrong... Ever since I've been ...
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Edit restriction in Microsoft Onenote

I have multiple notebooks shared within my team. However, I want one of the notebook/page, to be restricted. Other team members should not have the access the edit a specified notebook/page. They ...
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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?
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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.
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How to see between windows 7 professional and enterprise machines?

I've got a desktop system running Windows 7 Professional and a laptop running windows 7 Enterprise in a domain-joined computer and I need to copy around 50 GB of files from the Enterprise machine to ...
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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 ...
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Alternative Windows Offline Files + Windows Backup + Previous Version Setup

Currently our documents are all hosted in a Windows 7 box. Users can access the files using Windows share and the documents are available offline (windows 7 feature). The documents are being backed up ...
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OS X Can't Access Netatalk Shares

In my home network, I have a server running Ubuntu 10.4, configured to share files to my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with Netatalk and Avahi. It was working like a charm until one day it ...
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How to create a Windows 7 fileshare that requires NO authentication

This almost seems like a silly question, and yet I can't find the combination to keep the safe open. I am trying to create a fileshare on a Windows 7 Pro workstation. I want NO authentication ...
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How can I make multiple physical hard drives appear as a single partition?

I'm writing a basic media server where people can upload/download my content. I have 8 2TB hard drives where I would like to store their uploaded files. Problem is navigating a file system that I want ...
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Web service for sharing photo/videos from an event for a private group [closed]

Following a hell of a weekend at a private live roleplay, we're looking to share the photos and video. Several present either have not yet given permission to share, or expressly don't want their ...
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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.
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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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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 ...
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Outlook running as different windows user

Just encountered a user who in Outlook runs as a different profile abcd01 rather than dcba02. This causes her attatched file to misbehave as user abcd01 is not allowed to touch dcba02. Is there a way ...
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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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SSHFS files from one server to another

I am trying to find the most secure way to transfer files from one server to another. I have the following architecture: Currently I am using the main user salamis in order to mount the ...
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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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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 ...
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Windows 7 account folder sharing on server

Okay, I'll be totally honest, I was at school on the PCs (that run Windows 7) and I was looking for an installer for some software that school uses as there are quite a few security exploits and back ...
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Is it possible to allow users to create files/folders and prevent deleting folders?

I have a Windows 7 computer that has several users. I have a parent folder that is shared with the users. I want certain users to be able to create files/folders within this parent folder. However, I ...
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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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Using OpenDNS screws network

How are you supposed to use a home network when using OpenDNS? If you set it as your DNS on the router it hijacks even Windows file sharing traffic so you can see computers on the network but when you ...
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Not able to send files with the new file sharing system of uTorrent

I'm trying to send my friend a .torrent with a lot of files from my PC. I made the torrent, but when I send her the link, this pops up: Source computer not turned on! This will not work unless the ...
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Basic linux based fileserver for home use, what file sharing protocol to use to serve Linux, MacOS and Windows filesharing clients?

I got an aging Gentoo Linux laptop which I am about to transform into a fileserver for our home users (to view our family photos, films etc). Clients to support will be Linux, MacOS and Windows. ...