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

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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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Automatically organizing a network drive

The non-profit I work for has recently purchased a 42TB NAS unit. This unit will store media production files: .jpg, .mp4, .pst, .indd, etc. I'd like to be able to specify a set of rules for a folder ...
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Access Ubuntu Host Files from RHEL installed on Virtual Box

Im trying to access Host files (Destop Folder) from RHEL installed on Virtual Box. First I Shared a folder from menu bar of VirtualBox. Then I make a directory in /Media/ubuntushare Then I tried to ...
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Common folder in linux

I have two users on my Ubuntu machine. I want to share some media files between these users, so I created a directory in /home/ called 'media'. I made the group 'media' and I added my user 'rks171' ...
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2 users cannot share one encrypted offline files share

This question I asked over a year ago in the MS social forums, with the answer being that by design it is not possible. I still wonder whether one could hack around this limitation, without using ...
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`:Zone.Identifier` files keep on appearing in Windows XP virtual machine

I have a Windows XP Home Edition guest and a Linux Mint 13 host. I use VirtualBox and the ~/Public directory is shared with the guest. It sometimes happens that I use IE on the guest system to ...
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What's the best way to share folder between guest and host machine in VMWARE over VPN?

i have a win 7 host machine and i'm running my vmware which is a win server machine. So i'm doing windows development work on my vmware. the source codes are in my win 7 machine which i access using ...
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Access to shared drives on file server fails around 2 PM every day

I have a file server running Windows Server 2003. Our QuickBooks company files are hosted there for multi-user network access. Everyday around 2 PM, when our accountant tries to switch between company ...
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Accessing clearcase view drive from virtual machine is slow

I have a windows XP virtual machine running under a Windows XP host. On the host : On the host clearcase 7.1.1.2 is installed. I have a dynamic view mapped onto some drive. The view has certain ...
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How to access shared folders on a Windows homegroup computer from Raspbmc?

Consider the case where Raspbmc (Raspberry Pi media center) is connected to a home wireless router. There are many computers also connected to the home wireless router and they are on a Windows ...
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How to mount a shared folder on Windows 7 host as home directory for Linux guest under VMware Player

The host computer is running Windows 7 Ulitmate, the guest OS will be Linux (the brand to de decided later; likely Debian 4 or CentOS 6). The hypervisor is VMware Player 4. My problem is: how do I get ...
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How to mount a folder to guest OS

How can I mount any folder to guest OS (Ubuntu 11.04) the as host OS is Windows and I am using Sun VirtualBox? I have done like this. In VirtualBox' settings » Shared folders » Add » Added new folder ...
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How to make a shared partition between dual-booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu?

I have a lot of files that I would like to access from both of my dual-booted OS's. How do I make a shared folder? Is there a simpler method? (Like some kind of a shared folder, although I doubt that ...
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Can't access shared folder from another PC using a user with same name and password

I have 2 computers running Windows 7 Professional that are part of the same workgroup. Password protected sharing is turned ON. On both computers, i have a single user. These two accounts have the ...
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OS X Lion allows access to all files through Windows shares, including /dev and /usr

From a Windows computer I logged into My Mac after updating it to Lion. I have noticed that I am able to access all files on the Mac (including /dev /usr etc) Is there a way to deny such access?
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How can I create a desktop shortcut from a logon script?

Using Active Directory with Windows 2003 and Windows XP boxes as clients, is it possible to run a script on start up so no matter where a user logs in at the script will create a desktop short cut ...
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How can I make these computers share folders again?

OK, I've had enough of this. My mom's family's business is having problems with their two computers, which we'll call PC1 and PC2. Both are running Windows 7, and they used to have some shared ...
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“Permission denied” error when accessing shared folder between Ubuntu guest and OS X host

I use Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest and OS X Lion on a 2011 MacBook Pro as the VM host with VirtualBox. They are both fresh stock installs. I walked through the settings for the Ubuntu guest to have a ...
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Virtualbox shared folder reading problems from Apache

I have a problem with files on a mounted share inside a Virtualbox machine. The problem is that even though I can see the content of the files fine enough from the shell, the same files turn out ...
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access guest machine from host with virtualbox

I have a windows 2008 server running in VirtualBox and the host OS is Windows 7. From the host OS, I would like to be able to access the guest OS in explorer like this: ...
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Windows shared folders through VPN and Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu and i need to access to the Windows shared folders of a remote LAN network through VPN. I connect successfully to the VPN through a DDNS service (no-ip.org) but i can't see the folders in ...
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Use windows' SMB to share folder over the internet?

I wonder if there are any program that can share a folder over the internet using smb? I know that windows has smb file sharing, but it only works on LAN.
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Accessing a shared folder using other credentials with Windows 7

I was at a client office trying to connect to a shared drive on their network but was greeted by a "you do not have permission to access" error! Couldn't find any way to enter the required ...
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Windows 7 access to share folder in multi domain

I use vpn to connect my PC to another domain. When at this state,the vpn connection is on, but I can no longer access a share folder in another PC using the first domain credentials. It says I don't ...
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how do I share a folder beetwen Linux running Android on Virtual box?

I'm running Android (without installing it) through VirtualBox under Ubuntu. I already added a folder of my Ubuntu system, in the shared folder settings in VirtualBox. Now the question is: how do I ...
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Setting up a file share for a lab of Windows PCs with Samba or NFS

I am trying to setup a "shared drive" for our lab on a university campus. I installed Debian on a spare PC we have here and the "clients" are all using Windows 7 Professional. Ideally, they all want ...
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Benefits of NFS-based fileshares

I've been reading up on fileshare tools like NFS the past few days, and I understand the concept of exporting directories, mount points, shared files/directories, etc. However, each of the ...
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Is NFS appropriate for large networks?

In pure Linux networks, I've read that NFS is good if the network is small. Are there performance issues that one runs into when using NFS for large networks? Security issues? Is there a competitor ...
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How to view my Windows Live Mesh files on the iPhone? [closed]

I use Windows Live Mesh to sync folders. I've also synced the folders to SkyDrive synced storage. I'd like to access the files from my iPhone. So I downloaded the SkyDrive app from Microsoft, but ...
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Linux: Shared and mounted directories

Fairly-new to Linux and am trying to see if I can start getting a little clever. I have a server that contains files that I'd like to have "locally" accessible on other servers directly under the / ...
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Notification when someone connects to my PC

I share out a folder on my windows 7 machine. But, I would really like a notification to tell me when someone connects to it. Or I would like to at least be able to check at any one time who is ...
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Secure shared folders over VPN

I have machines both on windows 7 and windows 2008 R2.The VPN is up and running, and on all machines the VPN network is set to Home, and router network is set to public. What I need, is a secure and ...
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Windows Home Group - share library

I don't understand the following behavior of Windows 7 Home Premium: We've set up a 'windows home-network-group" between multiple computers. On computer 1 we have a win7-library with 2 folders in it ...
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How can I see if a user deleted a folder in a shared resource using AD?

Is there any way to see if a user deleted a folder in a shared resource (we have Active Directory)? I need to see if someone is removing folders or if they do actually "magically disappear".
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How do I get a fully qualified file list from a shared folder?

I'm attempting to get a list of files on a shared folder (with their complete path names)- for example, instead of File1.txt File2.txt on \\sharename\foldername, I'm trying to get: ...
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Windows shared folder password location

as title says.. I browsed a shared folder (from win to win) using combination of username/password, where are they stored? I'd like to reset it so the next time I try to browse the folder I'll get ...
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Sharing a Dropbox folder with Host & Guest OS (Virtual Box)

I am using VirtualBox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu as a guest OS. I have installed the Guest OS Additions and know how to share folders and automatically mount them. My question is out of pure curiosity. ...
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How can I run PowerShell scripts from VirtualBox shared folders when using remote signed execution policy?

I'm using VirtualBox with a shared folder mapped to drive E:. I want to run a PowerShell script from drive E:. I set: Set-ExecutionPolicy Remotesigned I added file://vboxserver using the advanced ...
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How to stop Finder trying to reconnect an unavailable network share?

My Mac laptop was connected to my home network, to copy files from my XP desktop. Now the laptop is on the road, but every time I open Finder, I get a message box telling me that it can't get to that ...
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On mac, how to copy a networked folder from a Windows machine?

I can see the (XP) shared folder on my Mac (10.6.8). If I try and drag/drop the folder in finder, I get an alias to it. How do I copy the folder itself?
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Access shared resources as specific user

I have a machine in my network with shared resources. Whenever I enter that machine via IP address (192.168.x.x) I do so under a Guest account. I know the user and password that is Administrator, but ...
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Word for Mac 2011 refuses to write to VMware Shared Folder

My main OS is Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit. I'm using VMware Workstation 7.1.4 to run Mac OS X 10.6.8 which is working well. I'd like to use VMware shared folders to exchange data between the ...
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why can't I create directories in virtual box shared folder? Windows 7 host, arch linux guest

I'm mounting a shared folder in an arch linux guest on a windows 7 host in Virtual Box. The shared folder's filesystem is ext3 and is mounted in windows 7 with Ext2Fsd. I mount the shared folder at ...
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Access errors using VMWare Shared folders

I maintain a Windows application with strong I/O: It holds open a number of files (typically 10 - 30) where it repositions and reads frequently. When running our application using VMWare Workstation ...
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Sharing files between Mac Mini and Ubuntu

I want to get files off a Ubuntu box (10.04) and transfer them to a Mac Mini. I am connecting the two directly with a piece of network cable (it's not a crossover, but I am told the Mini can handle ...
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Getting kernel errors when manually mounting VirtualBox shared folders

Updated: I've rephrased this problem as I understand it a bit more now (and have encountered another problem). I'm using a Fedora 15 guest on a Windows 7 host using VirtualBox. I am trying to mount a ...
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gedit in VMware always says file has been modified since opening when I save

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 in VMware Workstation 7.1.0, and using gedit to edit text files that are in a folder shared between Ubuntu and Windows 7 x64. Whever I try to save a file in gedit, it gives ...
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Windows XP cannot access a Windows 7 shared folder

I have a small business network, where there is a centralized imaging machine. This machine then has a shared folder with all the stored images. Originally the imaging machine was an XP, and the ...
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“Invalid argument” or “No such file or directory” during mounting a shared folder between Win 7 Host and Ubuntu 10.10 Guest

Host is Windows 7 and has e:\uShared as a folder to be shared with VB Guest Ubuntu 10.10 Guest is Ubuntu 10.10 and has home/darius/shfolder to be used to share files with host OS. I have gone to VB ...
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How do i set up shared folders in virtual box (windows 7 host, Ubuntu guest)?

I have windows 7 (host), virtual box, and BioLinux6 (a varient of Ubuntu) as the guest OS. how can i set up the shared folders to be usable for read and write in both OS without having to re-mount ...