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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how do we share files from Mac to Windows?

Is there anyway we can read the files in a Mac laptop using a Windows laptop? Like I have a movies folder in Mac and I want to view those movies in my Windows laptop (without having to transfer those ...
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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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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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How to access my Home PC from the office?

At the office I'm working behind a proxy. Is there any way to access my home computer, or just files shared there from my office?
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AFP, SMB, NFS which is the best data transfer protocol?

I have a computer with large hard disks running Gentoo. I have to serve med/big files via a wired network to Apple devices (all of them running OS X). Which protocol is the best for the following ...
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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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Cloud computing vs file sharing websites?

When it comes to Cloud Computing, I always get in trouble to understand the difference between Cloud computing file sharing vs. File sharing services offered by 4shared, Rapidshare, etc. Can ...
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How do you share files between Windows 7 and Windows XP?

I have shared folders on both my Windows 7 and Windows XP laptops. How can I find these from either OS? Ordinarily I would just enter \\hostname\ into explorer, but this doesn't seem to work. I can ...
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My network stop responding when trying to transfer files to server share

When I'm trying to transfer files from my server share to my windows 7 and My network doesn't respond. Every-time I use windows backup to transfer files to the server share or just trying to copy a ...
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“Users” folder shared with everyone

Today I found something strange on my newly installed Windows 7 OS - my "users" folder C:\Users was shared and "Everyone" had full access... I disabled that and now it seems fine, however I'm a bit ...
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How can I share files from Windows to Mac OS X?

I've got a Windows laptop and another Mac laptop. I'm wondering how should I go about setting up my Mac to be able to read files from my Windows laptop? Let's say I have a file C:\test.txt and I want ...
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Sharing files in Windows 7

When I share files to my home group, I find the the other users are prompted to enter my username/password to access my resource. Is there any way to avoid this?
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10GbE Win8.1 file sharing between 3 PCs without a switch

I have 3 windows 8.1 PCs, and they each have two one-port Mellanox 10GbE NICs. I'm using 3 SFP+ Twinax cables to connect them all as per below diagram. Only one of those PCs is also connected to ...
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How-To define an Alias-Name for a given Fileserver?

I'm building a testsystem and want to use the servernames like in the productive environment. For tcp-traffic i made an entry in the hosts-file but that seems not to work for fileservers (smb). How ...
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Increasing download speed for torrents?

Can you please list out any torrent client configuration to get max out of available net speed?
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Easiest way to send 20GB folder

What's the easiest way to give someone a 20GB folder? I've thought about starting a bittorrent, but it seems like there must be a simpler way. It's too big to email or upload to any free filesharing ...
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What's the best way to share files between linux and windows 7 on a dual/multi boot computer?

Just got myself a new computer and thinking of how set it up. I have win7 HP and will probably install at least some version of Ubuntu on it shortly to have dual boot. Might come other Linux distros ...
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Windows 7 drive (P:|)shared with Everyone but not accessible by Windows XP computers on our network

I'm trying to share my P:\ drive on a Windows 7 (Pro) PC with other PCs (WinXP) on my network. I shared it and set permissions to give Everyone Full Control. Symptoms Computer XP(different ...
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Letting administrative level users other than 'administrator' access c$ in Windows 7

It seems only 'administrator' can open c$ in Windows 7. Is there no way to let administrator group members other than administrator access these shares? When I try to edit the share permissions, it ...
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Scan network for writable shares

I have a small-business network with 30 Windows XP machines on a single subnet and in a simple workgroup, not a domain. I would like to put a process in place that scans the network for writable ...
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Files on SMB-Share are locked and some apps can't touch them

Why do all files from a SMB share mounted on OSX are locked, generating Opearation not permiteted on some commands? I have a Windows 7 x64 machine is providing a share. The OS X 10.6 machine has ...
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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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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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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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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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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 Professional Network Sharing Permissions

I want to set up permissions for a share on my PC for other users on my home network (not a domain, which I suspect may be the issue). When I go to add permissions to a share, I get the following ...
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Sharing files over wi-fi between Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6

Wondering what would be the best and fastest way to share large files over a wi-fi connection between a Windows 7 desktop and a Mac with OS X 10.6. Any ideas apart from the default folder sharing ...
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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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How can I easily mount a Windows share from my Mac?

I'm running Tiger. I know I can go to finder, click network, find the computer, click connect, wait, select the share, and click OK. Is there any way I can compress those into a single action? ...
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How to copy files to an untrusted computer?

I want to copy files securely from one computer to another, the other computer however isn't trusted and I don't have direct access to it other then giving the owner of the computer instructions. In ...
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Accessing Windows network shares from different versions of Windows

I have 3 computers on a home network; one has Windows 7 the other two have Windows XP. Can a public folder be accessed by all 3 computers even though they have different OSes?
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Sharing Drive Between Ubuntu and Windows 7

I'm dual booting between Win7 and Ubuntu 8.10. Is there anything special I need to do to share a drive between the two? Or since they're on different file systems you cannot? For example a ...
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Cannot See And Share Files In HomeGroup

I have tried it with LAN cable and wireless connection and cannot make it work. I have tried creating HomeGroups on both laptops and joining from both but same scenario occurs. On 1st laptop (Windows ...
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“Sharing and Security” is missing from my XP Laptop

I have this work laptop with XP SP3. I am missing the right click option "sharing and security" which allows me to share folders and such. The "Sharing" tab is also missing from a right click > ...
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Can't authenticate for Windows file sharing

I'm trying to access a default administrative share \\host\n$ hosted on a Vista Ultimate machine from a Windows 7 box (though my XP machine has the same problem). I'm prompted for a username and ...
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Sync my files across multiple computers

I do a lot of work on my home computer, ranging from programming, writing stored procedures and writing documentation and reporting. A lot of this work is university related and constantly swapping ...
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How do I share files between two Macs wirelessly?

How do I share files between two Macs wirelessly? This is the more general version of my other question...
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Full URI to a file on another machine in our local network?

On our small-business Windows XP network, I have a file in f:\MyDir\SubDir\text.doc What would be the URI for that file while I'm on another machine.... if all I knew was that machine's IP address, ...
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Is it OK to disable the administrative shares on Windows 7?

I'm curious as to what would stop working if I disable all the administrative shares on a Windows 7 machine that is not joined to a domain. Some of the KBs at Microsoft outline a host of problems that ...
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Windows 7: Is it a bad idea to Share the entire 'Users' directory with Everyone?

I want to be able to peruse the Documents, Music and Pictures folders on my Windows 7 machine from my Macbook. The only way I could find to do this was to go the the Libraries, right-click Share With: ...
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How do I set up file sharing between Windows and Ubuntu

I recently set up an old machine with Edubuntu 9.x (because if its nice set of educational games for my daughter). I would like to set up file sharing on my home network, which is comprised mostly of ...
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Linux Mint MATE Caja “Share Folder…” menu entry missing

I have two Linux Mint 16 MATE boxes connected. One has the "Share Folder..." right-click menu item in Caja, and the other does not. How do I get it? Later: After installing caja-share, the menu item ...
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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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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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Windows Firewall prevents File and Printer sharing from working

I have a domain-joined machine (Win2K8R2) that I'm using at work, and I'd like to copy some files to my personal machine (Win7) that is currently not on the domain. If Windows Firewall is enabled, I ...
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Unable to browse shares on a Windows 7 x64 computer

I have a computer running Windows 7 x64 with file sharing enabled. The problem is that I am unable to browse the available shares on the computer from any other computer or network media player. ...
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Enable File sharing in Windows Vista

There seems to be a problem in my Windows Vista.. In the network and sharing centre only the network discovery is visible. I cant find a option for file sharing as mentions in other websites. There is ...
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Why can't we turn off firewall And file sharing?

I was under the impression that turning off file sharing "makes it more secure". Especially when I like to have my firewall switched off, turning off file sharing becomes more important to me. But ...
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“file sharing” vs “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks”

What's the difference between "file sharing" (first image) and "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" (second image) ? Initially I thought they were the same thing - just a different ...