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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mapped network drive

I have a mapped network drive which required a password to be able to map it. Is there anyway to find out the passowrd which i used to map it initialy. It is currently stored so i can access all ...
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Unable to access Windows 7 shared folder with Windows 98

I'm unable to access a Windows 7 (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit) shared folder from an old Windows 98 box: I tried with: Turning on file and printer sharing Turning on public folder sharing Turning off ...
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Encrypt net share traffic

I have two Windows 7 Professional workstations in my network. Workstation A is hosting a standard Windows network share which is accessed by workstation B. I would like to encrypt the (net share) ...
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Sharing between Vista and Windows 7

Vista Ultimate 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit I've read through similar questions about sharing between Win7 and Vista, but none of them have resolved my issue of not being able to share between ...
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Windows user account just for accessing network shares on a Windows 7 machine

I would like my Xbox (Xbmc) to access my Windows 7 shares without having Guest accounts enabled and without using my Administrator account login details. I have tried making it an account called Xbox ...
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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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File marked as locked, always by the same user

The situation is as follows: My user has modify permissions on a network share, as do her colleagues. Whenever someone opens the file, it is locked, and if someone else tries to open it, they are ...
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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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Windows 7 Professional: always forgets shared directory on truecrypt volume

I mount my true crypt volume with a logon script, so it is available very early after logging in. Then I right-click the directory, Properties -> Sharing -> Advanced Sharing -> UAC: Yes -> [x] Share ...
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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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Windows 7 cannot automatically connect to SAMBA network drive using a shared SAMBA credential

I am sharing (to mostly Windows 7 clients) a folder on my Ubuntu PC via SAMBA. To keep things simple, I created a new user named "shared_user" with a shared password "xxxxxxx", whose sole purpose is ...
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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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Turn off sharing for Users directory [closed]

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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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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Mac OS X network filesystem with local Most Recently Used (MRU) cache?

I don’t know if this is possible to setup a Mac OS X network filesystem with local Most Recently Used (MRU) cache but here is the problem I'm looking to solve: My local computer has a 128G hard ...
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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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“The system detected a possible attempt to compromise security. Please ensure that you can contact the server that authenticated you”

We have a Windows 7 environment with an SBS 2003 server (which is the office's DC, DNS server, DHCP server and file server). It's a small, non-profit organization, otherwise we would have been able to ...
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An error occurred while connecting [drive] to [share]. The local device name is already in use

I map a network drive from a PC (workstation) to another PC (server), that is always on. When my workstation sleeps and comes out of sleep, I get this error message: An error occurred while ...
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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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“Always available offline” option missing on one network drive in Windows 7

My network setup at home has 2 network storage devices on the network. The one is for media content on a Popcorn Hour A-110 and the other is a D-Link DNS-320 in RAID 1 configuration for business ...
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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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Disconnecting / logging out from Windows network share without restarting Workstation service

I have a file server running (SMB) that I connected to in Explorer (Windows 7 Professional) by visiting \\1.2.3.4 directly. I logged in as one user, without saving credentials, and now wish to log out ...
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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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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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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 ...