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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Cannot access to any Windows share including localhost

I can't access any share from my operating system, including \\localhost and \\127.0.0.1. I have Windows 7. NetBIOS over IP is enabled, other computers in the network can access my shares and other ...
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Permission denied while mounting samba cifs share on linux

I have a samba server set up on a Linux computer that uses winbind on an AD domain. Everything seems to be working but I haven't been able to mount a samba share on another machine. Right now, I would ...
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NFS Network path not found

I did setup a nfs share on my debian 7 server and been trying to mount it on a windows 7 machine. I've tried the following: C:\Users\David>mount \\192.168.178.240\backups Y: Network Error - 53 ...
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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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Share an external USB Hard drive connected to XP Home

I want to share on my home network an external USB Hard drive connected to my netbook running XP Home. My laptop and home PC (both running Win 7 Home Premium x64) can see the shared drive but cannot ...
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Networking for a business purpose with three different internet connection

I have three broadband connection on three different floors. All are connected to a wireless D Link ADSL router. I want to connect them to a network and form a single network. How can I do this?
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What's stopping me granting network users read/write access to a WHS 2011 share?

I've a long-standing problem that is getting me down. My home network has three computers: Server - Windows Home Server 2011 PC Windows 7 Professional Mediacentre Windows 7 Home Premium The server ...
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A fast modern network filesystem to replace VirtualBox's shared folder emulation

My work code repository is stored in host Linux system, and is accessed from Windows guest; currently, guest can access the repo via 'shared folder' which looks like a samba emulation. But, it just ...
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Samba shares empty and not writeable when browsing OS X 10.8

When I mount a Samba share it works, but it doesn't show me any files, even though they exist on the server, I also cannot write files to the share either. The server is CentOS 6.4, running Samba. ...
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How can I make a folder share survive a dismount in Vista? (for use to backup to Truecrypt volumes)

It is well documented that Vista's backup utility cannot recognise Truecrypt volumes as viable destinations for backup. The known workaround for this is to backup to a folder within the TrueCrypt ...
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Turn off sharing for Users directory

I have a homegroup here I need to be on to allow access to the network to my E: drive to DLNA devices and other computers. But the Users directory does not need to be shared at all. One would think ...
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Can't drag and drop files from OS X Lion to Samba share

I have an Ubuntu box running a Samba share that I use to share files in my network. Since upgrading my mac to Lion I am unable to just drag and drop files from my mac into the mounted drives to copy ...
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I messed with security tab of shared drive in windows 7

I deleted everything in the security tab for a shared drive and canceled it in the middle of propagation. I'm not not able to even close the window without "an error occurred while applying security ...
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Add network location via command line/batch in windows xp/vista/7?

I need to provide an accessible way for blind users to upload lots or small - or single large - files to me. I can't find an ftp client that can be easily preconfigured for each user, so mapping a ...
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XP->Windows7: Slow response network!

I have a network with 3 computers: 2 with Windows 7 and one with Windows XP. When I access a shared folder from Windows 7 to Windows 7 all is fine, but when I access the same shared folder from ...
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I'd like to archive files from Ubuntu to Windows between two computers on a shared home network

I have an old laptop running Ubuntu 9.10 which I use as a LAMP environment for web development, and I have a comfortable, powerful desktop computer with Windows 7 installed on it. These two are ...
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Browsing mapped network drives in Aptana Studio - Windows 7

I've recently started using Windows 7 (64-bit) at work, but after installing Aptana like usual, and mapping my network folders like I always have, Aptana shows the mapped drives, but with a red X on ...
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Problems saving docx file on nt-server share

I'm having troubles saving docx files on a nt-server share. If i save it as 97-2003 format (doc), it works, but not as .docx. Any clues?
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How do I reliably and silently maintain a connection to a remote fileserver on Mac OS X?

Is there a way on Mac OS X 10.6 to force the OS to constantly attempt to connect to two separate file servers (On separate networks), maintaining the connection whenever possible?
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Chrome slow opening file upload on network path

I'm getting different behaviors in Chrome vs. Firefox and IE, when trying to upload a file from the same web page. The first time I click browse, the file open dialog opens immediately. I upload my ...
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NET USE “The local device name is already in use”

I'm trying to map two drives from a W2003-Server from Win7 with the following batch-file: net use m: /delete net use u: /delete net use m: \\{IP}\srvE /user:{sameIP}\Administrator ...
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How do I disconnect unmapped Network Login?

I have connected to a network shared folder but I haven't mapped it to any drive. Now I want to disconnect from that shared location without restarting my PC. How can I do it?
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What does “Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices” mean?

My Windows 8.1 has the setting "Turn on automatic setup of network connected devices": What exactly does this setting mean? Why would I want it? I have been unable to find any useful information ...
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How do I see which user I am logged in as on a Network Share?

IIS on my development computer (Windows 7) cannot access a windows share (Windows Server 2003), so I try to log in manually and verify that the share works for that account. For trouble shooting ...
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Why doesn't windows authentication work with host alias'?

Normally accessing a Windows share is accomplished using a UNC path e.g. \\server\share where "server" is the real hostname of the Windows machine. \\server.domain.com\share also works. However ...
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Multiple user accounts from same client on network share?

My Win7 professional client has a connected network drive to the server with cached login (user/pw) data. How can I connect to the same server as a different user simultaneously?
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Why does my computer lose access to mapped drives after being locked?

I am running Windows 7 on two computers connected via crossover ethernet cable. I lock both computers when I am going to be away for a while. When I unlock the left computer, the mapped network drive ...
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Trying to share a folder from windows 7 to any device on network

Basically I want to share a folder from a windows 7 (Ultimate) PC to other windows/linux PCs running on the network. Server Settings: Trying to share folder D:\Media R-Click -> Properties -> ...
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Use Thunderbird only to download messages with No up -sync to the Server

I am trying to have ThunderBird setup in such a way that it can be used in read only mode. I am planing to set it up in a shared server and share the Mail messages with multiple users... I want to ...
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Unable to access shared drives in Windows 7

I just built a Windows 7 computer to go onto my home LAN and be accessed by all on the network, mostly running XP SP3. Installed it as a single HD+DVD system, got it happy, then added my storage ...
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Exploring other windows 8 machine's root

I used to be able to type start \\other_machine\c$ in PowerShell and Windows Explorer would pop up with a login dialog. Then I'd type other_machine\moswald and my password (the account is a local ...
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How to share a printer between two computers on different networks without password?

I'm trying to share a USB printer connected to PC1 over wifi to PC2. Everything connects fine and i can see the printer share from PC2. The only problem is PC2 keep asking for a password even thought ...
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VirtualBox Shared folder problems on Fedora guest

I install vbox guest additions on Fedora for using Linux guest as server and my Windows 7 host for working. So, directory on my Windows (c:\web) mapped to Linux /web and my Apache server serve from ...
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Windows Home Group - share library

I don't understand the following behavior of Windows 7 Home Premium: We've set up a 'windows home-network-group" between multiple computers. On computer 1 we have a win7-library with 2 folders in it ...
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Windows 7 - permissions on shared folder and sub folder

I have a small network of windows 7 computers on a LAN. I have a scenario with the following folder structure Parent Folder A Sub Folder X Sub Folder Y I want to share out folder A as ...
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Downloading 32 Bit printer drivers for sharing on LAN

I have a Windows 7 64 Bit machine with two printers connected to it, an HP OfficeJet J3680 and a HP Deskjet 5150. I shared both printers on the LAN, and it worked with no issues. The thing is that ...
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Bridging NDIS into local LAN

I'm out of my depth here. I'm currently accessing the internet on my desktop PC via an NDIS USB connection to my cellphone which is accessing the internet via 3G. I'd like a laptop to also share ...
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Troubleshoot network application

I'm having an tough time troubleshooting an application that will not start properly after a move to a new domain controller. The first thing checked was permissions and exceptions in Windows Firewall ...
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Corrupt files on shared folder virtualbox ubuntu guest on mac osx

I'm having this annoying issue with a shared folder on a Mac OS X host, and Ubuntu 11.10 guest. I have a shared folder beetween them. Most of the time when creating a folder, copying files, or ...
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Get my domain-joined work computer to work in my home network

In my home network I have a wireless router to which you can connect two USB drives. I use these disks much like a simple NAS. The problem is that my work computer that is connected to a Domain on ...
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Samba transfers fail randomly without errors in Windows client

I just set up a new server for home use running Ubuntu 11.10. Installed the regular samba pkg and added a share through webmin. Seemed to work fine until i started transferring large quantities of ...
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Using bandwidth allocation effectively in a shared connection

I have a shared internet connection. So I use Netlimiter. I installed it on my desktop and it works perfectly. My doubt is what will happen if I install it on all the systems and allocate bandwidth. ...
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troubleshooting Windows XP and smb

I have problem with mapping smb network shares to windows XP (net use and Windows Explorer). In LAN I have two Windows XP computers. One of them (let's name it XP_1) can map share without problems. ...
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Why can't I see a particular directory on a network share?

I have a windows 7 machine and a windows XP laptop. The XP machine has C drive shared, and the checkbox that says "Allow network users to change my files" is checked. From the Win7 machine I can ...
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NFS won't allow access to mounted media

I'll explain it here, but I have this problem, for which the solution that user received doesn't fix my problem satisfactorily (sshfs) The problem is that I would like to share my /media folder over ...
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How to make shares visible in the Windows (win7 64 pro) Network view?

OS: Windows 7 64bit Pro System: Thinkpad x201t I have a big problem trying to access network shares located on other windows pcs (xp,vista) and NAS System (readynas nv+) from my win7 pro 64 thinkpad. ...
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Sharing Windows Folders on a Network… other PCs see but can't access

I'm soooo tired of network setup issues. All I want to do is share a folder and all it's sub-folders so other PCs on my network can view and change this remote location. Why is it that setting a dir ...
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Empty Network Places & Can't browse network shares

A friend of mine is having the following issue which I couldn't fix: When going to Network places, it is empty, meaning his wireless adapter and ethernet adapter are not showing up in there. When ...
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Sharing file in windows xp (sp3) to other computers in the workgroup

Right, I know it sounds easy, and it's likely to have an easy answer but here's my scenario: I have a computer at the office running windows xp with the service pack 3, and my boss asked me to share ...
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Windows 7: share a folder with another computer in the family

I want to share a folder on my desktop to another of my laptop, which connects to the same network router in the family. The laptop connects to the router via wireless, while the desktop uses ...