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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Slow transfer rate on local network drive

I have a VM running Windows Server 2012RC. I've created a local folder C:\Users\cs\testdrive and shared it via the corresponding explorer menu. On the same machine I've then created a new network ...
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Why can't I access shared folder on my PC from a another PC that doesn't have a password? [closed]

If the PC i'm using doesn't have a password I can't access my shared files. After creating a password I can successfully access shared folders on the computer.
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Can i access Computers file on my Android device through browser

My Computer with windows 8 and my smartphone with lollipop both are connected to the same router and i want to access files from my PC on Android browser is it possible if yes then please tell me how?
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File operations slow in shared Excel document located on network shared path

The Scenario: I have a number of PCs on the network, all have wired connection. All PCs are Windows 8. I have a shared Excel document which works correctly as far as Excel is concerned. I am using MS ...
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Troubleshooting Windows offline files “Status: offline (no connection)”

A laptop computer running Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 is accessing several shares on a Linux/Samba server via UNC paths. On one of these shares, some folders have been made available offline. This ...
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What are credentials for a share created by user with Microsoft Account login?

New PC with Windows 8.1 User chose to set it up using a Microsoft Account for the ease of using OneDrive and Office 2013. He then shares a folder without adding any other users, figuring others can ...
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Run exe from network share, with/without admin privileges?

I'm trying to run a Win7 exe that's on a network share (a Linux CIFS server). The share was created by a non-admin (see Windows 7 problem to access shared folder). I can read and edit and write ...
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Delete encrypted offline data on windows [duplicate]

I have a folder on my PC and set it to "Read/Write access for Home Network" Then on my Laptop I right clicked on the shared folder and set it to "keep it as offline files" I encrypted the offline ...
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Sharing NAS with local permissions amongst domain users

I have a NAS which can't deal with the size of my location's AD (limited to 800 users). I'm looking for a workaround which still allows me to use current AD accounts for R/W permission. I'm currently ...
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Can't add different Windows (7 & 10) to the Homegroup

I have three computers where I work, they all used to be running on Windows 7. Lately, we changed the main desktop computer with another running on Windows 10, that computer has a USB-printer ...
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Unable to select data source for mail merge from a network location

I am having some difficulty with an error where when a user selects a CSV data source for a mail merge which is on a network location, the error comes back with "Word could not parse your query ...
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How to view server files from windows explorer?

I have an ethernet connection from my local ISP and they have their own server for all their users to download files from with the browsers. I want to access those files from my explorer. The address ...
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One user on remote desktop server loses mapped network drive access while all others can still see it

We use a Windows Server 2012 R2 server to provide remote desktop access to around 25 users who work with a Client Management program. All of them interact with a network drive (L:) which exists on a ...
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Share VirtualBox OS through LAN to boot from another PC?

In my school, our computers are not really computers (confusing). We have something like set top boxes that are connected through LAN cable to a huge server that runs Operating systems: The ...
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WD My Book World Edition (white light) shares/connection are being lost

I have a very weird problem with WD My Book World Edition (white light). It is connected to the router (CAT6) and so is a Windows 10 desktop. There're a few shares on WD that are used by the desktop (...
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Problems with shared files via Samba from Windows and Ubuntu

This is my intended result: have a linux machine (let's call it UbuntuServer) share two sorts of file shares: home folders one common folder with shared documents Then I have a number of Ubuntu ...
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User Explicitly for Windows Network Share

Is it possible to create a User that is exclusively used for Network Share? Why don't I just use my account? It's because I want to be able to share the account with specific people, without fear of ...
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How to connect Windows XP to printer connected to Windows 10 Pro

I can see the printer, but I get “Permission denied.” I add everyone, guest, guests, set all privileges for all and always the same: “Permission denied.” Not only home, but professional also can’t ...
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Can't connect to the mapped drive in the server sometimes

I'm using windows 2012 server and the client is windows xp. There is no user in the server who is in the client, so I used the user in the server who has the authority over the server with password ...
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Issues sharing external HDDs using Win7pro

I have searched everywhere, read dozens and dozens of Q&As, and none cover my specific problem. In fact, when I follow the suggestions found in most posts, the option they show simply does not ...
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Allow clients to run a server-installed program without being prompted by UAC

I'm trying to allow clients to run a program that's installed on our server. I've made a share of the complete installation folder and shared this with all users in our domain. However, when a user ...
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File share and their size - Powershell script

So I have gotten a little further, I can now scan a folder if I type it in but scripts aren't for manual labor. I want to be able to use the command below to pull the share automatically for me. Get-...
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What's with the \\ in Windows network share paths?

Paths to Windows network shares start with a \\. Does anyone know why (already tried The Great Mighty Google)?
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Connecting to Windows 10 Network Shares

Under Windows 10 Pro, I have been unable to connect to any network shares that I have previously established under Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (so every network share on the system). I checked ...
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Scan a network folder in Windows Defender (Windows 8.1) via command line?

In Windows 8.1, we can instruct Windows Defender to perform a custom scan, via command line, like this: MpCmdRun -Scan -ScanType 3 -File "D:\My Personal Docs" Can the same be done with network ...
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How to share a printer on Windows 10 without homegroups?

I am trying to share my USB printer on my main desktop machine to the network so that anyone on my network can access it. Previously, I would just go to the printer properties and enable it in the ...
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Samba share on ubuntu server slow after Windows 10 upgrade

After my computer at work updated to windows 10 accessing the samba share on a local ubuntu server is really slow. I installed windows 10 as update and didn't format or anything. From my Nexus 6 using ...
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Windows 10 computer can't connect to any other computer on the network

Just upgraded my laptop to Windows 10. Everything seemed fine until I tried to connect to my Win7 desktop. Manually typing the name doesn't work (gives me Unspecified Error (0x80004005)), and when I ...
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Shared Folder stop working after reboot

Ok i have this setup on my business : PC1 is the server for the program we use, PC2 and PC3 use this program remotely via a shared folder in homegroup, the program needs a key that is stored in a usb ...
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Files on Windows 10 share remain locked after accessing them from other computer

I have a Windows 7 (Ultimate) computer that got upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. After upgrade everything works fine except that I needed to manually update the Geforce drivers, which wasn't too much of ...
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Running instances of the same exe (on a shared drive) on two separate servers?

I am automating a lab where the same tests are conducted on separate test servers (using the same GUI). The executable for that GUI lives with the source code on a network drive that both servers have ...
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Sharing external hard drive on a network (WINDOWS 7)

I will like to share a 1TB hard drive to users on my network and create users, set permissions to files and folders. But i'm having a hard time accessing the users on the network. As it is i can only ...
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Windows 7 machine can't access any shared folders

I have a windows 7 machine which is unable to access the Samba (Linux) file server on the network however it is also unable to access the shares of any other computer on the network. All other ...
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Can't view MP3 artist, album, rating info on Home Group network share's MP3s

Please see this question for problems accessing a network share in the Windows Home Group. On a Windows 7 Home Premium PC, I am playing MP3s located on a network share in the Windows Home Group. The ...
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Unable to connect from one Windows machine to another

A friend of mine has two machines, both running Windows 7, both on the same network, both in a WORKGROUP. He wants to be able to connect to a network share on machine A from machine B, and I told him ...
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Disable DVD-ROM administrative share in Windows 7

I turned HDD administrative shares off by setting AutoShareWks=0, but there are two hidden shares left: print$ and W$. The last represents DVD drive. I can assume that print$ is necessary for printer ...
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NAS detected on Windows 10 but not showing under Network

I have a MyBookLiveDuo NAS that is working and configured correctly (It was working on Windows 8.1 before I updated). After I updated it simply do not show under Network on Windows Explorer. I can ...
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Cannot access administrative share on Windows 7 from Windows 8.1

so I have a Windows 7 PC in a workgroup mode, with couple of local users. Both these users belong to administrators group. I have been accessing administrative shares on that W7 machine for a long ...
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samba shared folder and mounted disk

Technically I only want to setup a samba shared folder. Situation: With CentOS7 and samba I can successfully setup a shared folder but even if I change the create and directory mask, the read only ...
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Permission issue on network share drive

I am using Windows 7 on work domain network. One of the shared drives is mapped automatically when I logon with my domain user. However, when I try to create a file or directory from my workstation in ...
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Can't 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 accesses it but for some reason during the day I can't access the share but if I ...
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Connecting to multiple network shares on the same host using different credentials?

Is it possible to connect to multiple network shares on the same Windows 7 host using different credentials? Example: Host H has shares \H\A and \H\B. Share A is configured to be only accessible by ...
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How to display default admin shares (C$) in Windows Explorer

I have my network sharing set up so that when I go to \\CompName\c$ I can get to the C: drive of the CompName computer. However, if I navigate to \\CompName\ directly, or via the network browser, I ...
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How does cygwin mount mapped network drives

I use Cygwin as a POSIX environment, and I have a bunch of mapped network drives on my windows computer (set up by a sysadmin, not by me). I have found that all the network drives which are mapped on ...
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RoboCopy unable to copy between a server on a domain to a computer in a workgroup

I have a RoboCopy problem and here is the scenario. My server is running Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2. My laptop is running Windows 10 Technical Preview. The server is running as a domain ...
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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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network mapping doesn't work after restart when using alternate credentials and mapping established via net use

I will first describe what does work in a series of steps. And then I'll change a step that should not change the final outcome, but it does. What works: Log into Windows on a computer that has ...
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Increasing speed of WiFi Local LAN

I have Tp-Link router to which I connect my laptop (Dell XPS 15, Core i7, 12 GB RAM, Windows 8.1) and mobile (Nexus 6). I get torrent download speed at least 2 Mbps. So downloading a file say 600MB ...
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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 ...