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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Windows 2008 says “not a valid Win32 application” launching from network share, but it works when launching locally - why?

I have a mysterious problem on a win2008 terminalserver. Sometimes a specific programm on a network share throws the "not a valid Win32 application" message at me that could only be solved by ...
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How to share any folder without password in Windows 8/10 in a home network if a Microsoft account is involved?

My question is: How to set up file sharing correctly, in a home network, with Windows 8/10, so sharing any folder with "Everyone" (File Explorer->Right click on ...
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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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“net share xyz /DELETE” fails if a file is in use on that share

I'm attempting, using NAnt, to disconnect a share (in order to redirect it somewhere else) but my attempt fails: [exec] Starting 'net (SHARE ad3-config /DELETE)' in ...
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How to Set “<options>” in fstab - Manual Mounting is Successfull

I am not real familiar with fstab yet, so I have a couple questions. When I use this command to mount devices: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=admin //192.168.1.134/share_name /mnt/share_name With ...
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Windows 8.1 does not remember credentials of network location

I have a bunch of computers running Windows 8,1 connected by LAN to one central server that runs Server 2012 R2. I have all my scripts stored on the server, so to be able to run them from the other ...
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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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Shared folder contents all opening as read only

I have a shared folder in a network which we all theoretically have access to. I edited through command line using icacls to grant everyone read and write permissions (icacls "Folder Name" /grant ...
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Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect

I have an iMac with the latest version of Snow Leopard on it. I have a NAS drive and a Windows machine that both show up in the Finder's 'Shared' section. However, if I click on them, Finder says ...
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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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Samba share not accessible from Win 7 - tried advice on superuser

I have an old Red Hat Linux box that I use, amongst other things, to run Samba. My Vista and remaining Win XP PC can access the p/w-protected Samba shares. I just set up a new Windows 7 64-bit Pro ...
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Excel changing UNC paths in shared workbook

Excel documents stored on network drive, for example, \\networkdata\Excel\Shared Data workbook.xls contains tables with data entered into. Report.xls contains UNC paths pointing to ...
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How to share a USB device from Linux to Windows/Linux?

I have a tiny Linux box (think Raspberry Pi or similar) with a few USB ports. This tiny box shares its (ethernet + wifi) network with a few Windows/Linux computers. How can I access the content of a ...
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There is not enough space on the disk when there is?

Permissions are fine (inherited) and checking effective permissions everything is AOK. As you can see i can make a file in the docs folder but not the pdf_docs subfolder. The folder has a lot of ...
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I/O fails to nfs mount (occasionally) - server timed out

I have a Linux-based fileserver (ark) which exports a raid volume over nfs4. Sometimes when doing large copy operations, it will time out. [nathan@ebisu /mnt/extra/disk] rsync -a --progress . ...
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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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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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How to share an external USB drive over network in OS X?

I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the ...
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Is there a command in which we can see list of shared directories and with whom they are shared for windows 7?

Is there a command in which we can see list of shared directories and with whom they are shared for Windows 7? I have tried the below commands: net share wmic share get caption,name,path But I ...
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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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Setting up Windows Server 2012 with a NAS

Looking to set up a Synology DS412+ NAS on a Windows 2012 Server for backups and extra storage. How do you make the NAS viewable on the network? I have been trying for 3 days with no luck. I can FTP ...
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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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How to mount a Windows share in OpenDreambox via Telnet?

I have created a new folder on root of C disk called recordings and I have shared it with everyone. I now want to mount this folder on my Dreambox so that I can record to it. But since this is an ...
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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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What is the difference between Homegroup and Network?

I am using Windows 8. In the navigation panel on left, in the File Explorer, I can see two sections Homegroup and Network. Under Network a number of other PCs are listed. What is the difference ...
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How do I share a hard drive on my PC with the network?

I have an external hard drive plugged into my PC and am too lazy and tired to be running up and down plugging it into my laptop, my TV, or my other computer to share files. I know that you can share ...
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Enable (or work around) Administrative shares in Windows 8

So in using Windows 8, I've discovered that the administrative shares are disabled. There seems to be no easy way to get them re-enabled. Is anyone aware of a work around, or solution? I did not ...
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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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Mapping a SMB share in Windows

I have a SMB/AFP network share that needs to be accessed via Windows and Mac computers. The AFP side works fine for the Mac OS X clients. However, I can't get it to map on Windows. I've tried the ...
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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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How can I enable anonymous access to a Samba share under ADS security mode?

I'm trying to enable anonymous access to a single service in my Samba config. Authorized user access is working perfectly, but when I attempt a no-password connection, I get this message: Anonymous ...
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Why is it bad to map network drives in Windows?

There has been some spirited discussion within our IT department about mapping network drives. In particular, it has been said that mapping network drives is a bad thing and that adding DFS paths or ...
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What do these shared folder settings mean?

I just got a new pc from work and when I check the shared folders from computer management section I see that there are 4 share names: Admin$ C:\Windows, type windows with the description remote ...
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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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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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How to make Windows 7 remember credentials for a Samba network drive?

I have a Samba share on my Ubuntu server which I map as a network drive on my Windows 7 Professional computer. After every reboot it shows the drive as disconnected and to access it I have to renter ...
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Monitor the network shared folder? [closed]

I am looking for freeware/open source application which can monitor the shared folder on local network. I did use some freeware application , but forgot its name. I Would like to see who are all ...
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Why do I have only incoming traffic when copying from network source to network destination?

I have a VirtualBox VM that is located on a network share of my NAS. When I copy something from the VM's disk onto another of the NAS' network shares (so the data is visible outside the VM), the ...
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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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How do I start the Workstation Service so I can use `net use`?

I have a Windows 7 machine that logs into a domain. The machine can net view and see the different shares, but when I try to use, net use * \\name\share, I get an error stating that the service is not ...
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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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xtreamer doesn't see Window 7 shares

Weird situation after reinstalling Windows 7 on my PC. Suddenly the xTreamer (media streamer) that's connected to the same LAN doesn't see shares by my PC. Other PCs (and even a MacBook) on the same ...
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How to access a network folder in Ubuntu using the terminal

I am new to Ubuntu(and Linux for that matter) and I am trying to access files using the terminal. The network folder is on my Desktop, but when I go to the Desktop folder via the terminal, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 to browse Samba network shares from PC Settings in Windows 8.1

For some time I have kept a lot of my files stored on a home server running Debian Linux with Samba. I have several shares connected as network drives and, using the desktop interface under Windows ...