Shared folders are folders that are shared (made accessible to) multiple users, typically over a TCP/IP network.

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dropbox--safely deleting a shared folder to clear up space

How can I delete a shared folder on my account, without another user, who was the original administrator of the file, losing their files? I am trying to clear up space on my account being used by ...
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How to share folder among multiple machines in VirtualBox?

Subj: is it possible? When I mount folder on two guests, host sees files, created on both of them, but they don't see files of other guest.
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Shared folder accesible from all over the Internet

I want to create a shared folder in my Debian server and make it accessible from all over the Internet. I want to store them some files I want them to be download from everywhere. No passwords, no ...
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Sharing folders over VPN, Windows 7 does not ask for username and password

So I have to Windows 7 machines and am trying to share folders between them. Default permissions are: SYSTEM John Admins If I leave it like that, the remote machine will simply be denied access. ...
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How to Share A Specific Folder with a Specific Remote User with Homegroup

There are similar questions on superuser here like this but I was not able to use any of them to accomplish what I want: A specific folder accessible only by a specific user over the homegroup ...
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Seeing other users' folders on Windows 7

Hi two questions on sharing for Windows 7. Question 1 I was shocked to find out I was able to see a bunch of folders accessible over the network, and I was able to access everyone's directories from ...
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Do not allow locking read only files by network

I have shared a folder with read-only access rights. But if someone is using files from this folder, I can not delete these files, because they are locked. Is there any way to prevent read-only users ...
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How do I ensure that certain folders in Windows 7 is not shared?

I want to share folder Then I want to unshare folder/subfolder So, how to do so? I choose share with nobody and yet other computer can still see the folder
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Windows 7 Find Who Accesses a Shared Folder

could anyone help me in finding the access logs to a shared folder in Windows 7. I would like to get information like the user name, time, IP, etc. I have already looked into the Event Viewer to ...
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Share directory on Windows Hyper-V Host with Ubuntu VM

Just installed Hyper-V on Windows 8 and Guest OS Ubuntu 12.04. Coming from VirtualBox, I am looking for best method for sharing a Directory on Host/Windows with Guest Ubuntu. I read this: ...
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VirtualBox shared folder write permission - Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using the following command to mount my folder in VirtualBox: sudo \mount -t vboxsf -o rw -o uid=1000 -o gid=1000 Dropbox ~/Dropbox/ However, the folder is read-only. I re-installed Guest ...
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Possible to mimic Public Folders with shared IMAP email account?

Our small firm of 7 employees has pop3 email accounts and no mail server. So, our emails are delivered to each Outlook email client. The individual Outlook PST files are saved and backed up on a file ...
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Is there a way to hide Share Folder size status on Windows 7?

I'd like to hide shared folders size status in users side. The status shows like this: And this makes users to put more data's on the shared folders instead of using dedicated place's. Is there a ...
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Virtual Box - ubuntu 12.04 -Shared Folders - Host Guest - Ubuntu

I'm using the Ubuntu. I'm using the virtual box. Where the Guest is Ubuntu and the Host is also Ubuntu and I want to share the folders in them. I can do it in Windows OS normally either it as the ...
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Mount Outlook Shared Folders In Explorer?

My workplace uses Shared Folders in Outlook to share documents, and I would like to view or mount them in Windows Explorer instead of having to view them through Outlook 2010. They have an Exchange ...
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Cannot access the shared folder

There is a shared drive in our university where anyone can share files. I had mapped this as a network drive on my computer earlier but cannot access it anymore. I am using Windows 7. When I put the ...
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How do I disallow shared folder when user is not logged in windows 7?

One of my customers has to sign very strict NDAs that force him to find a way to block file sharing and lock his office when he is not on the premises. He also has the companies quickbooks files ...
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Why does adding a router hide all shared folders?

I have several computers running Windows XP installed in my office. They are all connecting to the WAN providing by the building (wall socket) (DHCP, mask 255.255.252.0). I set up a shared folder in ...
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Unable to map a network drive

I set my Music and Videos folders on my G: drive to Share with Everyone, and I've disabled the requirement for a password for sharing (the one user account on my desktop doesn't have a password). On ...
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Dropbox anonymous sharing into others own dropbox'?

I know that I can use the "Get link" function of the desktop client to get a link I can send to people so that they can download the files/folders I shared. I also know I can share a folder in ...
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How to share a specific folder on the network

I was wondering how to share a specific folder once someone on my network clicks on my computer. All that shows up on my computer is "Users" which would link to my username> Desktop> Folders I've ...
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How do Excel file ownership and permissions work on a shared network folder?

There is an Excel file on the server, 4 people are accessing it and editing it. At times if the file is already in use, there is weird message that it has been locked by 'user123' and user123 has ...
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How to setup a Windows 7 folder so that everything in there is shared automatically?

I have a folder somewhere on my D> drive that I would like to share with everybody on my network. When I right click the folder and share it with everybody, all the files are shared correctly. The ...
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Shared folder between Host and Guest in VM player

I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Basic and I installed Ubuntu in VM player. Now I want to share folders and files between Windows and Ubuntu. How can share a folder or file?
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Is it necessary to share every underlying folder in a Dropbox shared folder?

I have one Dropbox (I suppose) shared between my business account / PC and my wife's account / PC running Windows XP and a laptop with Windows 7. I created a folder and shared this one with both (or ...
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Windows Server 2008 softwares sharing usage [closed]

Ok, I just install the Windows 2008. In here, I would like to use Win Server 2008 with delphi, eclipse, and other softwares installed. And now, I would like to ask several questions. Is it ...
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Shared drive/Folder issue

I have over 6 computers that are not listed on a domain, just normal local logins. There is one computer which is called User-PC which has a RAID Array. We also have another computer called TV-PC ...
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Restrict access of shared folder to certain network and certain user

I have a router with local internet provider cable connected. My 2 notebooks are connected to this router through its Wi-Fi local network. I have shared access to folder at my first notebook with ...
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where is the shared folder in linux inside Vmware Player?

I'm trying to write a program which will copy files from my guest OS which is linux Ubunto to my host OS which is windows 7. I have enabled the shared folders options but of course in order to copy ...
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Share and NTFS Permissions Issue

I am facing a domain level issue, the problem description is; I try to create a folder and Named "Folder 1" and share it with every one with "Read" permissions only. I created another folder inside ...
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What does “auto-mount” do in VirtualBox shared folder setup?

In VirtualBox, Ubuntu guest, Windows 7 host, I click this "Auto-mount" box, but it doesn't seem to have any effect. I have to edit fstab to get it to mount. So what is it for?
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Can't access domain shared folder by name but I can by IP

I have computer with windows server 2008 r2 and a router works as dhcp server. I created a domain on the server and I created users. I made the clients access the network via new users of domain then ...
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How to share folders in home network in Windows 7 like we did in Windows XP?

Since I moved from XP to 7 I don't know anymore how to share folders between Windows 7 machines in a Home Network. When they share the same Home Network key, they can share special folder like Music, ...
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Who's doing the computing on a remote folder in Windows?

When you're working with a remote folder, shared directory, or anything along those lines in Windows and you copy/move files, create a zip directory, or something along those lines on the server's ...
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Copying shared folder between two servers automatically

I have two Windows server (server A and server B) which I use for sharing folders (as file servers). I want one shared folder in server A to be copied with its data automatically & periodically to ...
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How to mount a network drive to a folder?

Does anyone know of a third party (or even windows native) solution to this simple problem. I want to map an internal network share on our windows server to a folder on each of the client machines in ...
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How to convert an old PC into a network Hard Drive

I have a really old computer, not sure what the specifications even are. There is 640MB of RAM and about 80GB of disk space on two SATA HDDs. I wanted to know if I can turn it into something useful ...
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Listing all shared folders on Windows 7 from Windows XP takes long time

I have 22 shared folders on a Windows 7 Professional x64 server. When I list them from Windows XP by browsing \\SERVER\ it takes about 30 seconds to finish. If I do the same under Windows 7 or Vista ...
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Setting up a small office shared network with wireless tv

Recently my brother asked me to help him set up a shared network for his small business. Some of the stuff he was asking for seems reasonable, but other things I'm not sure where to begin. He has ...
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Access a shared folder from Android

i have a NAS (SilverStore 2-Drive NAS) in which i store all my FullHD video recordings. The NAS shares the folders as public. In fact from my windows 8 pc i can access them using Windows Explorer at ...
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VMWare Player - Unable to share folder. (Host-Win8, Guest-Ubuntu)

VM shared folder settings: What all I have tried: Reinstalling VMware tools. Uninstall, install VMware tools. Turned Windows Firewall off. Edit out /etc/fstab to include the following: ...
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Cannot access Windows 7 shared drive from OS X

I have a shared drive I: in Windows 7, I want to access that drive from my Mac, but I am not able to connect to my windows. From Finder > Go > Connect to server smb://192.168.0.101 It asks me for a ...
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List Disk location of shares on server [duplicate]

using cmd prompt, how can I get the location of a share? I know the name of the share, but when I remote onto the box, I can't see where the share location is. net view shows me the names, but not ...
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Windows 7 users can't access some share folders

I just migrated users to Windows 7 Enterprise x64 from Windows XP Pro. Now Win7 users can't access or map some share folders. When they log in to Windows XP they can access all shares without problem ...
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How to block an IP address from a network share

I have to share a set of .docx files from my computer. They are set so that administrators have full control over the shares, and "everyone" has access to read and execute them. I need to find a way ...
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How can I create a Windows shared folder which requires absolutely no authentication to write data?

I want to create a folder on a domain joined Windows server (NTFS), which any user can generate logs files to. When I say any user, this may include built in Windows user accounts, and from any OS ...
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Users can see all sub folders instead of those they have access to

I have set up some share file for multiple users and allowing them access only to folders that they have access to, this worked very well. But disk space was a problem, so I set up a bigger share on a ...
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How can I share a folder that needs credentials to view the contents on different workgroups/domains

I would like to share a folder on my personal laptop so I can access it through the network in my work environment but would like some form of authentication so that not just anyone can view the ...
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How to access shared folders of computers separated by a router?

Question based on a solved question I made before: How to connect computers to a network printer behind a router? General question: How to access shared folders of computers separeted by a router? ...
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Locking file on samba to prevent edit conflict?

I am trying to setup a samba server following these: Advanced Disk Shares Samba-HOWTO-Collection The idea is to only allow one account, one collection opening a file at once. If another ...