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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How do I use a mapped network drive when not connected to network?

I have mapped drive S: on ThisComputer to \\ThisComputer\DocumentsFolder when I am attached to the network, and it works fine. Other computers on the network need to see this drive S: too, and are ...
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Home Network Bandwidth Control

I will mount a home network to share the ADSL internet connection. The speed is 1Mb, but I want that my PC get 75% of the bandwidth and the another PC get 25%. I know that linux boxes can do it, but ...
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Password Protect Specific Shared Folder in Windows XP

how can i password protect a specific shared folder and all the sub-folder/contents in it? The PC which I want to password protect the folder is running Windows XP. My Workgroup are all using Windows ...
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How do I add a network folder to a Windows 8 library? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 - creating a local library with network shares/drives A follow-up to this question: Add a network folder as a readonly Windows 8 library location When I try ...
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My account is in administrators group, but doesn't honor permissions for administrators group on remote share?

I am on a home network and not using a domain controller. My username is in the administrators group and I have UAC turned on. I have a share on a network computer that has certain rights for users of ...
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Access Windows shares on remote computer

Is a VPN connection required to view a computer's shares? In other words, using my computer's WAN IP, Can I access its shares? And what port does this system use (so I know what to forward through ...
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Accessing shared folders

I have shared a folder in a remote PC....when I access the folder through run (\192.168.4.*) it doesn't ask for credentials the 2nd time (Without mapping the folder). How can I have the credential ...
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How to stop homegroup sharing folders?

I have homegroup on my PC and laptop, both running Windows 7. I can share the folders and files easily, but the problem is I can't stop sharing the folder. Even I went to computer > manage and stop ...
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Windows 7 Administrative Shares

I'm having trouble enabling administrative shares for all Administrators. I've enabled File Sharing as well as added the LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy registry key like all of the "solutions" out ...
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Windows XP computer can't see Windows 7 shares

I am building a network containing notably a laptop running XP and a computer running Windows 7. Both computer have shared folders and the 7 has a shared printer, to which another laptop running 7 is ...
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Windows loses login data for connected network drives on every restart

This is a just a minor problem but it get's annoying over time: I have two network drives on windows, each one of them maps a different server (1 Linux and 1 Mac). Every time I boot Windows (both in ...
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Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I can't open any files on a SMB share shared by my OS X Mavericks Mac

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file ...
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Linux: Share Wireless Connection Through the same Wireless Interface [duplicate]

Is it possible to accomplish in Linux the functionality of Windows Virtual Router (http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com/)? In another words, i want to have a NIC connected to an access point, and the ...
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How to use UNC path correctly to share a folder on remote computer?

I would like to know if somebody knows the correct syntax for giving a folder a share on remote network machine's folder. Please write a syntax you know for sure that it's working. This operation ...
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Share windows user account between computers

I have two computers on which I want to share files using windows sharing options. I would like to add a permission for a user from another machine, but I can't because Windows doesn't let me find it. ...
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Network drive constantly remaps at startup

I mistakenly mapped my P: drive in Windows 7 to a useless network share, and for the life of me I can't remove the network drive. It was set to "reconnect at login" and it seems impossible to remove. ...
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How to share internet in Windows 7 using two netcards?

I have a Windows 7 system and two netcards. One is linked to the internet probider. The second one connected to the router. How can I set up all this to allow my computer to work as router, allowing ...
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XP shared folders not accessible after BIOS changed

Here's what worked for over a year: PC A runs Windows 7, PC B runs Windows XP. Both are on the same subnet behind a router. A uses user account X, but logs in to PC B using the Administrator account. ...
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How do you convert an existing shared drive to Alfresco?

How do you best take an existing shared drive and turn it into an alfresco one? Our office uses one central shared drive to store the following: Administration Documents. Employee Schedule (in ...
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Windows XP network shares not working

I have a few PCs sharing folders in the same workgroup. The Guest account is enabled. I'm not using Norton, McAfee or Windows firewall. I know that I have not run out of storage or memory. ...
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Volume formatting for network backup using Macs and PCs

I'm trying to use a LaCie 2TB drive as an AirPort drive, for backup on a home network. We have one mac and two PC laptops. My plan is to create a Mac partition and a Windows partition. However, Disk ...
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Mac sees mangled filenames from Linux SAMBA share

Certain filenames in my SAMBA shares from Linux are not getting transmitted properly. It's certain files in certain folders and it doesn't affect all folders or all files within a single folder. I can ...
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Computer can not connect to any shares

Windows 7 64 bit After rebooting my computer i can not access any shares at all.The error is "windows cannot access \tb228dc\" There are shares on the domain i can usually connect to. I can not ...
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How to access Guest (Linux) Filesystem from Host (Windows) in VirtualBox

I am trying to synchronize my music between my desktop (Ubuntu 9.10) and my laptop (VirtualBox: Windows 7 host & Ubuntu 9.10 guest) I use Unison to perform the actual sync, which itself is not the ...
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File system timeouts on network mounts are insane

A few programs (FF and TB) on my windows laptop keep hanging on me and after some messing around I've figured out that it is when I try and do a "save as" but where the last location I saved to is on ...
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How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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How can I share files over internet between Windows 7 and Linux? [closed]

I want to continuously write small media files (150-200 kb) from a windows 7 desktop machine behind a home LAN to a Debian Linux server in a data center over the internet. The system will remain in ...
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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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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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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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Centrally manage thumbs.db for multiple clients on a CIFS share

I have a multimedia archive viewable read-only by multiple Windows 7 clients. Each time the clients browse the directory in Windows Explorer, the thumbnails are re-created. They're useful, but they ...
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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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Bridging connections between two wireless notebooks

My apartment has a very weak public WiFi signal. my vista notebook is not connecting to this public WiFi, it says signal is weak, while my win7 notebook does connect and is working OK, so i wanted to ...
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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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How to access C$ share in a network?

Considering I have admin access to a machine, how can I remotely access the default C$ share in Windows XP and Windows 7? Edit: This is not a domain, it's a single machine that I need to access
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Access my PC through the internet

i have a belkin dd-wrt router. It connects to dyndns. I am able to access my Windows XP PC throught the internet, and i have already enabled RDP by forwarding port 3389 to my local IP-address. It ...
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How does one disconnect from a network share in Windows 7?

As a Mac user, I would expect this to be as simple as right-clicking the share and selecting "Disconnect", but it appears we are not to be so lucky. To be clear, this is the kind of share where you ...
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How to share folder between Linux PCs?

I've 2 linux PCs and i would like to share a folder between them. The 2 linux PCs are Debian derivatives (one knoppix, the other linux mint debian). Can someone explain how to setup the knoppix ...
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RSync to WebDAV mounted volume very slow

I have a mounted WebDAV store, which I am playing around with to try and put together my own pseudo-DropBox set up. However, it seems very slow to upload larger files (my bandwidth graph goes ok for a ...
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How can I make desktop.ini work on network locations?

I've got a simple desktop.ini file that applies a folder icon. I'd like it to work on a network location, as we have an external hard drive connected to our network. However, the desktop.ini seems to ...
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unable to delete a network drive in windows 7

I have 3 mounted network drives mounted to the i:, y:, and z: drives on my Windows 7 machine. I am able to unmount drives i: and z: just fine by either right clicking and choosing "Disconnect", or by ...
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Logging out of a network share drive without reboot?

I have a small script that runs on each workstation which runs defrag and chkdsk and connect each workstation temporarily to a network share that they, normally, do not have access to. The command I ...
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Make a network drive available over the internet?

I recently built a small server machine, using Ubuntu Server and Samba, to act as a file server (among other things) so that my entire family can access certain files over the network from Windows ...
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How do I get list of all network drives mapped to my system?

I mapped a network drive under local system account, I mean I login to my machine using local sytem account. Now I logged off and logged into the machine again using some other valid user account, but ...
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Putting User Directory on Mapped Network Drive on Windows 7

I want to relocate my user directory C:\Users\Edwin to a mapped network drive E: (i.e. mapped from a network share \\\\192.168.22.9\share). The difficult part is in relocating the user directory ...
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How to access a shared drive from the command prompt on OS X

I have a shared drive called "music". It shows up in Finder without problems. How do I access this from the command prompt on a Mac? I can't find it anywhere – is there a way to access it?
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How can I copy a file on a network share using a different login with powershell or batch file?

I have a file in a shared location that I want to copy over to my local harddrive. However I will not be running as a user that has access to the share. So I want to be able to authenticate under a ...
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batch file to disable network share on Windows XP

Loosely related to this question Network Share causing Cygwin to run slowly after 'ls', I'd like to write a little batch file that I can execute to disconnect the host from any network shares and ...
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Using browser(s) with 2 internet connection simultaneously, but separately

I'm wondering how to setup two browsers to use each own internet connection. I have WLAN and standard bluetooth modem connections each providing internet access independently. But whenever I connect ...
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Remotely close open shared files

I have a Windows 7 computer that is hosting some files in my network. Sometimes a file (usually an Office document) is stuck in the open state even after a user has finished editing it. What I do to ...