Generally used to share a resource over a network, including files and folders as well as printers or other physical devices

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SSDP Discovery service unexpectedly stops

I discovered this problem as my UPnP device (a Sony Bravia tv) constantly lost connection with the Windows Media Player sharing server (used as the DLNA media server for the Sony TV and apparently ...
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How to access network shares as a different user

I have several network shares mapped to users on the login.script (Windows 2003 Domain controller) I am trying to access a certain share with administrator rights. The problem is that if I try to ...
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Restricted SMB shares on Windows 7

On a Windows 7 PC, I need to share several folders, I'll call them 'restricted1' and 'public1'. Because I do not want to enable anonymous sharing, I have a user called 'public', with a password ...
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CNC Linux machine hangs when trying to acess a Windows shared folder

The CNC Linux machine hangs at this: smb -s //NATS:192.168.0.201/FLEXICAM /flexicam/jobs/remote I have Windows 7 on NATS as 192.168.0.201 and I can ping the other machine. I think something is ...
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How can you enable SMB2.0 on a router running DD-WRT?

I think the steps are something like: Install DD-WRT on a router with an external hard-drive Install Optware to get Samba Upgrade to Samba 3.6 (the link shows Samba 3.5, but using the NSLU2 optware ...
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Create a share of USB drive with USBDLM

In Windows XP this worked (from usbdlm.ini): [OnArrival] Letter=H open=net share H$=H:\ On Windows 7 I get Access Denied errors. How can I add users other than Administrato to the group of ...
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Can't share WD MyBook on network

Trying to share part of a MyBook (WD10000h1cs w/last release firmware) on the network is unsuccessful. Connected to an XP Pro pc, I try to access it through a Win7 pc. The drive shows up, but when ...
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Can't map a network drive through VPN (it works over the regular network)

I need to map a network drive over VPN. The server is running Windows Vista Business 64-bit and the client runs Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. The computers are on two different networks. Windows ...
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Slow network performance in win 7 when reading winXP share

I have a windows share on a Windows XP (SP3) that is mapped as a network drive on multiple XP and win 7 workstations. When I try to start a program from that network drive on XP workstations it starts ...
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How to change the default sync folder on the win 7 PC

I'd like to use Win 7's Sync applet to sync word processing, spreadsheet and other data files between multiple computers and a NAS device with the NAS being the primary repository of the data. Sync ...
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Mount bluetooth FTP as filesystem in windows 7

Is it possible to mount a bluetooth "filesystem" (a bluetooth device that offers the Bluetooth FT profile) as a network share on a Windows 7 system? I want to be able to open a file from my phone ...
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windows xp periodically loses network shares

we have a LAN of windows xp machines all in the same workgroup. Most of the machines have several shared directories, with RW access from anyone on the network. Mapped drives are not being used. The ...
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OWA on IE8 cannot access local shared folder, error “network access is denied”

Here's the setup: I'm connecting to an exchange server via OWA (Outlook Web Access) in IE 8 on Windows 7. Everything works as it is supposed to, except that I cannot access a local shared drive when ...
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Sync, share and backup policy using NAS

Trying to come up with a way to keep in sync while sharing and keeping a backup of my music/photos and movies. Currently I have an iMac in Greece and a MBP with me in the UK. As a result I've ended ...
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(Re)Share a mounted network volume on OS X

I have a network share with an archive on it. Only I have access to this share and cannot change the permissions. On OS X server I want to mount this share, then create a new share (from the server) ...
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Win7 -> Server 2008: Mapped drives take a long time to open

First, the configuration: I have a desktop and a laptop running Windows 7. I have a server running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition. The workstation and server connect to the same Gigabit ...
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Network Volumes Keep Changing Names OSX

It seems everytime I reconnect network volumes, my drives cycle through names like /Volumes/user, /Volumes/user~1, /Volumes/user~2 Is there any way to stop this? I just want the name of a network ...
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Sharing Clipboard between non-networked PC's (KVM style)

My situation is this: I have a PC which is joined to a domain, and another computer 'outside' that network. I'd like to use a KVM style device to switch between them, but sharing the clipboard would ...
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Aperture and networked drive: thinks images are offline

I keep my photos on a networked drive (wireless), and they are referenced by Aperture. Aperture seems to not try very hard to look for this drive. Usually I have to open the network drive in Finder ...
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Computer Studdering When Transferring Over Network

This is a really weird problem that I've never even seen before. When I copy to or from my server share, my computer studders terribly and the data transfers very slowly at only around 12MB/s. By ...
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Trouble accessing network drives in Windows 7

Running Windows 7 Professional. I am experiecing problems accessing network drives (shares) on my local netowork. I have a LaCiE network drive - the Windows XP machine can access it without problems. ...
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Modify network shares, but not delete?

How can I make it so that I can modify the files on a network share (client: linux, ubuntu 9.10, network share server: windows 7), or create new files on it, but not delete? Or at least make it so ...
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Cant access Share on Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows XP professional on domain. Windows 7 has a share folder which windows XP access it but for some reason during the day I cant access the share but if I reboot ...
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Files in Samba share not visible on some Windows computers (but on others they are)

I have a Debian 8 Linux machine with Samba 2.4. On this machine I have configured a Samba share: [myshare] path = /path/to/my/share writeable = yes browseable = yes public = yes force user = myuser ...
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Share the scanner of the MFC-7470D Multi-function printer

I have the Brothers MFC-7470D printer connected to a computer and shared over a small LAN (10 PCs). The printer is connected to a 32-bit Win 7 computer and I installed the necessary 32- and 64-bit ...
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Log tailing over SMB much slower under Samba 4 vs Samba 3

I just upgraded my internal development VM running Ubuntu 11.10 with Samba 3.6 to Ubuntu 15.04 with Samba 4.1 (fresh install, new VM). Everything is working great, with the exception that my log ...
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Stream video from Mac to OPPO BD player

I used to stream video from my PC to my OPPO BDP-103 player without any problem (I just go to "Network" on my OPPO and find the PC and the shared folder). Now I have a Mac as my main computer and I ...
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Shared usb-mount is read-only when accessed from another computer

On my Windows 7 machine, I have shared a usb drive to my Macbook Pro, over the network. I've shared it by right clicking the drive and sharing it in properties. However, I can't seem to write to the ...
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How to mount a public windows 8.1 share in linux

I have a folder shared on a windows 8.1 machine. It is shared with "Everyone" and "Everyone" has "read/write" access. In the security tab of the properties dialog of the folder, again "Everyone" has ...
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Win 7 defines share network path incorrectly. Therefore it can not be discovered on the network

I have 3 Win 7 machines networked, but not using Homegroups. The problem I have is with one of them (my laptop)and how it defines the Network Path for sharing the Public directory under Users. The ...
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Can't access shared external drive on Windows 8.1

Internal hard drives are shared on Windows 8.1 and accessed successfully using username/password login via ES File Explorer on Android. Upon sharing a WD Essentials 2TB USB 3.0 HDD and attempting to ...
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Can I rearrange drive letters of my mapped network drives?

I have several network storage drives that I've mapped in windows. I'm wondering if I can change their assigned drive letters easily rather than disconnecting from them all and remapping in my ...
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Allow everyone to access share

I'm attempting to create a share that is accessible to everyone, including people who aren't on the same domain. I attempted to do this by using cacls.exe: cacls C:\share /G everyone:F However, ...
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Centos7 samba share not visible in windows 7 network group, but can be directly accessed via \\servename\share

I've set up a Centos 7 samba share according to these instructions: Samba Server Installation and Configuration on CentOS 7. My client machines run Windows 7 64bit pro, and I am able to directly ...
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Computer losing connection to shared Dot Matrix Printer

So, I have an OKI ML 5520 dot matrix printer connected via USB to a computer running Windows 7. I also have a server running Windows Server 2012. On the Windows 7 computer I have shared the printer ...
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WMP: library-sharing for music files which are on a network drive

There is a Windows 8 PC with Windows Media Player (PC1). Music files are not on PC1, but on a network share, something like \\fileserver\music. I mapped the location to a drive with read/write ...
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Ubuntu Creating Files/Folders in Network Share Are Locked

I have two machines, both Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One of them has a shared folder "/domains" (shared by right clicking and choosing "Local Network Share"), and the other Ubuntu machine has that folder ...
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Sharing vmware shared folders between VMs

In vmware shared folders document, it says "With shared folders, you can easily share files among virtual machines and the host computer. " So it is OK to share the same folders among different ...
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Mapped USB as a Network drive to take advantage of Offline cache

I have a large USB drive for most of my media files like Music and movies collection. I don't keep it connected to my laptop all the time but I still want certain files, probably the most recently ...
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Samba: configuring a share with write permissions for everyone, mapped as a specific user

I have the following config for samba: [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP netbios name = z log level = 0 vfs:0 syslog = 0 max log size = 0 load printers = No printcap name = /dev/null ...
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Connecting a Windows 8.1 (Home ed.) to a OSX Server 10.10 via SMB

I'm trying to get a Windows 8.1 (Home edition) laptop to connect to a shared folder on a Mac OSX 10.10 server. I'm fairly sure the problem isn't on the server side, since i've managed to connect ...
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opening zip over a share (guest: mac, host: ubuntu) writes “hidden” files

the settings: server: Ubuntu, running samba server clients, connecting to the server via windows share: Mac osx 10.10.2 Windows 7 Both clients can copy, create, update, delete files on the ...
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Unable to access Windows 7 share between workgroups

I have a network scanner one one network with a route set up to a separate network. One network is on a Windows domain, and the other is set up as a workgroup. I'd like use the scanner to save to ...
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Samba Network Path not found

I am trying to set up a Samba-Connection between my linux server and my home computer. However, when I try to add the Samba share as a network drive using net use k: \\ip.ip.ip.ip\shared password ...
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Network shares not available, little Xes

Sometimes I get this error that all most of the shared folders I see are greyed-out with little Xes and not accessible. A reboot or logout usually fixes the issue, however this keeps happening. Some ...
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Getting consistent results in NetRestore for a multiple model Mac deployment

I'm currently the Mac QA Admin for over 120 different Macs. I have MacBooks, Mac Minis, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMac 24", 21.5" and 27". That's a lot of different screen sizes. I have a Default User ...
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Network share not updating when using IP address

Basically, the share folder is not being updated when I use the IP address in the path. If I go to the same folder, but use the computer name in place of the IP all of my files are there. Here's an ...
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Cannot properly remove password protected network sharing on Windows 8.1

I have recently setup a computer running Windows 8.1 Pro to act as a home NAS. I have shares and accounts created such that if people in the house login, they get access to their respective shares. As ...
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Windows shares unresponsive

So this has been going on a really long time, but I finally figured I'd ask, since I can't ever find anything on the net. What happens is if I don't access a mapped network share on windows for ...
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Why does File Sharing wizard “Choose people to share with” force Everyone to be included?

This network has mixed Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8 Pro PCs. When I right-click on a folder in a Windows 8 Pro PC and select Share with, the Choose people to share with dialog box lists ...