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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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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Creating a local library with network shares/drives

I think the Windows 7 library feature is great - once you understand how it works, but it's pretty frustrating that you can't add network drives/shares to a library. I fully understand that in some ...
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Can a mapped network drive be reconnected from the command line?

On a daily basis I find myself in the Windows command prompt needing to access a network drive that is mapped but disconnected. I have yet to find a command that will reconnect this drive without ...
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Mapping an sFTP connection to a Windows drive?

I'm looking for a way to map an sFTP connection to a Windows (Vista) drive. In other words, a tool that would add a new drive (let's say N:) to my computer, that would directly point to my remote ...
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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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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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Is there any way to prevent a Mac from creating dot underscore files?

At work we're letting one of our very tech savvy clients actually help out a little with a few development projects specific to him. However, he uses his own personal Macbook, and as he edits files on ...
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Samba+Windows: Allow multiple connections by different users?

I have a machine running Ubuntu with Samba that I use to share stuff with my family's Windows machines in our local network. Currently they access a share for movies/music/etc with one user. I want ...
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How can I suppress those annoying Thumbs.db files in Windows Vista and Windows 7?

In Windows XP, there used to be a folder setting like "Do not cache thumbnails." I can't seem to find something similar for Windows Vista and Windows 7, and every folder on my network containing a ...
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How can I share a printer on Windows 7 x64 with Windows XP x86?

I'm trying to share a printer that's on Windows 7 64-bit with Windows XP 32-bit. I've tried: Using the Add Printer Wizard on XP Selecting network printer Browsing for the printer and selecting it ...
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Windows 7 file and printer sharing doesnt work for me

Until a few days ago I hadn't had any problems, but now I can't use file and printer sharing in Windows 7 but everyone else on the network can. It is possible I installed some program that made a ...
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Using photos from network drive with Windows 8 photo app

I have photos on my network drive that I want to display (in live tiles preferably in the photo app). Under c:\users\paul\pictures I have made a link to them, using mklink /d: And this works fine ...
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Network Sharing Problems Between 2 Laptops

Tried enabling network sharing on both laptops with LAN cable and wireless connection but only 1st laptop is able to access its own User under Network and User of 2nd laptop. The problem is that 2nd ...
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How do I share data between two Windows PCs via wi-fi?

I have a broadband connection with a WiFi router. I have installed a new PC at home and it is working well and is able to use the internet. The problem I am facing is to share the data from the old ...
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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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Windows 7 problem to access shared folder

I have a strange problem with Windows 7 Professional when I am try to access to a network shared folder. I have a two personal computers: - pc (A) with Windows 7 Professional, user logged with ...
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How to backup iTunes on Windows to folder/share, i.e. without “Back Up to Disc”? No DVD writer available!

(Surprised I didn't already find an answer here to this!) I've got a computer on which I'd like to back up the iTunes library – music, movies, apps, everything. We're talking multiple ...
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How-To define an Alias-Name for a given Fileserver?

I'm building a testsystem and want to use the servernames like in the productive environment. For tcp-traffic i made an entry in the hosts-file but that seems not to work for fileservers (smb). How ...
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How can I network two laptops?

Is there a simple way to connect two HP laptops? These are standalone computers. One should be the client, while the other act as a server.
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Share a Wi-Fi connection

I have a wifi connection wifi000 and I want to share it. When I use ad hoc connection to do this, I have to disconnect from my wifi000. So how can I share my current wifi connection providing another ...
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Word documents very slow to open over network, but fine when opened locally - on one machine

Windows XP, Word 2003, patched. The issue is happening with several Word documents stored on a network drive. The Word documents are clearly a bit wonky (i.e. one is 675k, but if you copy everything ...
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Providing permission to specific user to access NFS share

I have two machines between which I need to share a folder. On server1, I have the user 'appuser' that needs to access (read/write/delete) on this share. On server2, 'root' accesses this share and ...
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Share VirtualBox folders in reverse? Guest-Host?

I'm familiar with the process of installing Guest Additions and sharing host folders with the guest, but is there a way to do the reverse? I have an XP host and Ubuntu 10.10 guest, with VBox 4.0.2. ...
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How can I Map a Network Drive with Password so it stays mapped after a reboot?

I mapped a network drive to a location that needs a password. Now whenever my computer starts up, it tells me that it could not connect to that network drive because a password is needed. How do I ...
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Is there a way to “disconnect” a mapped network drive, but NOT remove the mapping?

For example, when I type net use I might see something like: Status Local Remote OK H: \\server\home folders\me Unavailable I: \\serverA\share1 ...
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How Do I Map a Drive Network Share Using the Linux Terminal?

Still getting used to Linux, and the GUI is great. I have Ubuntu 10 and I can go to Network and see the Windows network. Then double clicking this gets me to the drives that are shared. Then when I ...
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How to save the password for a mapped network drive?

I have a map drive created from Tools > Map network drive. The drive is mapped to a different machine's shared folder. So each time I switch off the machine, it asks for the password when I open the ...
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What NFS clients exist for Vista Home (Premium)? [closed]

Preferably open source, but I'll take free (as in beer) if that's not available or even a commercial product if it is clearly the best option. I know there is a client built into Enterprise and ...
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Software to search for shared files/folders in all machines in a Windows network

I am on a Windows network and would like to search for files and folders across all the shared folders in the network. What is a good software/tool that can do this?
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Monitor the network shared folder?

I am looking for freeware/open source application which can monitor the shared folder on local network. I did use some freeware application , But stupid enough to forget its name :) Thanks in ...
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Remove custom template from Word 2003

When I try to open a certain doc file in MS Word, it takes about 5 minutes to load and then the file is OK to work with. I tried to repair the file using Open and Repair in MS Word 2003 but it did ...
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How can I extract the drive letter for a new mapped drive in a .bat?

I'm creating a simple command-line backup script to use robocopy to mirror "important" stuff to my NAS box. I would prefer not to rely on a hard-coded mapped drive letter for that NAS box. In the ...
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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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Can't Share Folders - “There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.”

I'm trying to share my "Projects" drive (F DRIVE) with the rest of my network so I can access it from my new Laptop. Upon attempting to do so, however; I received the following popup: I've tried ...
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How do I resolve the error “The local device name is already in use.”?

I try to map a network resource to my local device. I receive the following error: The local device name is already in use. I have the problem to find which purpose the device is used for. I try a ...
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Can't ping other machines in my network

I've got 3 machines on my network, all running Windows 7. None of them can ping each other, either by name or IP address. (And because of this, they also can't see each other on the network, can't ...
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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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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 Professional Network Sharing Permissions

I want to set up permissions for a share on my PC for other users on my home network (not a domain, which I suspect may be the issue). When I go to add permissions to a share, I get the following ...
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Joining Windows 7 Homegroup breaks connections to shares

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium box that runs as my home server. I have three accounts on it, my Admin account, a TV account, and a "share" account. I map a network drive from other PCs and Macs ...
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How do I stop mapped network drives which aren't available preventing Windows 7 64-bit booting past KSOD?

I have a QNAP server on my home network which I've mapped a few folders in Windows-7x64 using NFS. This works perfectly except for when I switch the server off (or disconnect it from the network). ...
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Is it possible to use a laptop as a “router”, using an old hub and connecting other devices to a wifi laptop?

I have a wi-fi connection at home. My laptop uses it. I want to use an old ethernet hub that I have, connect two ethernet cables (one in a ps3, one in a media center) on it, and a cable going to my ...
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Can I use time machine with a network drive?

How do I make Time Machine backup to a network drive?
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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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windows file sharing - one computer cannot view others shares

advanced file and printer sharing A can do it on B but B can't on A, it prompts for user/pass I have 2 computers. Both Win XP Pro Both advanced file sharing.. I want that. But when I connect comp 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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Stop a network drive from automatically mapping

I have a network drive that I originally set to automatically connect on login. However, now I need it to stop doing that. Even if I manually un-mount it as soon as I log back on it is back. To ...
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Slow file transfer on network between two 802.11n laptops (connected directly together via access point)

Me and my friend have both two exact the same laptops, bought from the same shop at the same day and I decided one day to go wireless because I forgot my ethernet cable to the LAN party (with a few ...
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How do I get the fully qualified path of a share in Windows?

I know that I can find out what a drive is mapped to with: net use X: But how do I resolve a share easily? Like \\JoshPC\SomeSharedFolder Is there a way to get the fully qualified path?