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

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Setting permissions for a folder [on hold]

What's the fastest way to give permissions to a user to a folder which contains 50,000 folders and a total of 4,000,000 files? Using Windows Server 2008 r2.
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modprobe vmhgfs gives — FATAL: Module vmhgfs not found

I'm trying to get shared folders working in VMware Player 6. My host is a Windows 7 box, and the VM guest is Ubuntu 14.x I'm trying to share an external drive on my Windows machine (F:) with my ...
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VirtualBox shared folder hangs on read in guest OS

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2.18 with a Windows 7 host and Ubuntu 13.10 guest. I'm trying to set up a shared folder, but attempting to read the folder from the Ubuntu VM appears to hang indefinitely. ...
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How to I make the parallels shared folders visible under cygwin ssh sessions?

I do have Windows VM with Cygwin ssh server installed and configured and I am trying to access the host shared folders from ssh sessions. Somehow it seems that even if these folders are mapped in the ...
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Can't open Home Group network share on Windows 7 Home Premium PC

Two Windows 7 PCs (Home Premium x64, Professional x64) are in the same Home Group. On the Win 7 Pro PC (host name "Lenovo"), there is an external HDD with a folder containing Albums of MP3s. On this ...
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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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Mounting VMWare shared folder to second disk [closed]

I was able to mount manually but after restart it disappears. I've tried a few things in /etc/fstab without success. Was not able to mount the folder of the original share at /mnt/hgfs/Downloads nor ...
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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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“Could not enter folder /media/sf_test”: Trying to share folder between Kubuntu (guest) and Windows (host)

I use VirtualBox 4.3.12 on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate, and have a VM running Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4. I installed the Guest Additions, and added a shared folder: After rebooting Kubuntu, I can ...
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I am not able to access a shared folder data from a remote IP address

File file = new File("//192.168.1.100/sharename/sharefolder/User2.jpeg"); System.out.println(""+file.exists()); I am not able to access file named "User2.jpg" available on given IP address from Java ...
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Windows: Stop users from deleting files NTFS

I've changed the NTFS permissions on a folder called share1 that means users from group 'nodelete' do not have permissions 'delete' or 'delete subfolders and files' This seemed to work OK, except one ...
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Windows: Not showing a shared folder with no-access

A network shared folder KAISHA contains a bunch of folders Accounting IT Management etc... The shared folder is hosted by a Linux / Samba4 machine, that serves Active Directory as well. Clients ...
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View available in shared folder

I have access to a shared folder on a Windows Server. I have no access to that server other than this shared folder, I don't even know the windows version. I also don't know if there is any storage ...
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Can I show files on Windows desktop which are in a different folder on disk

I have a shared folder on my network called PUBLIC. I like to see all of my files on the desktop instead of using explorer to view them. The problem is, all of my files need to be inside the PUBLIC ...
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View contents of multiple folders in one folder

I am looking for a way to create a folder that lists the content of multiple other folders in a similar way to what those "Libraries" (or whatever they are called) do in newer Windows versions. This ...
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NTFS Permissions - Create Files and Folder but prevent Deletion and Modification

Objective: A shared folder to which users can create files but not modify or delete them. Users should also be able to create subfolders. I have granted my security group the following advanced NTFS ...
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Managing users while sharing home directories across servers

I have two ubuntu servers that share home directories. The /home directory from server1 is mounted as the /home directory on server2. I have a problem when trying to give a new person access to both ...
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Accessing Shared Folder from IIS Virtual Directory

I have two servers: Server 1 and Server 2. On Server 2 I have a Shared Drive named S. From Server 1 I want to access files in S using Javascript code. Someone on StackOverflow suggested to create a ...
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Only 1 user is allowed to open shared files in Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 most basic share file feature. How to restrict only allow 1 user to view or edit a file in the same time?
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How to open Word document on a shared drive, in read-only mode, every time?

Is there a way in Office 2010 Pro, to always open the document as read-only when I open it? At work we store documents on a shared drive. The problem is, quite often someone may need to edit it, but ...
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Users $home folders contain $recycle

This question is very similar to the question asked here but there does not seem to be a final answer and since it is an old post I figured I would start a new discussion with my information to see if ...
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In W8.1, reset or change login credentials for shared network folder

I have an external drive connected to my Asus RT-N66U Router and enabled the Network Place (Samba) Share/Cloud Disk option, this created a shared folder called MyNetworkDrive on the external drive. ...
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Virtual Boxes, Linux hosts, Windows guests, Shared folders and Recycle bins

Basically what I am looking for is a way for sharing folders between my Debian Jessie host and Windows 7 guest without the fear that I accidentally delete files under Windows and have no (convenient) ...
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“operation not permitted” when copying from guest to host shared folder

I am using virtualBox with Ubuntu 10.04 guest, and use share folder to share files between host and guest. On trying to copy files from guest to host. I get "operation not permitted" on some files. ...
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Can't access shared external drive on Windows 8.1

Internal hard drives are shared on Windows 8.1 and accessed successfully using username/password login via ES File Explorer on Android. Upon sharing a WD Essentials 2TB USB 3.0 HDD and attempting to ...
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Getting an error trying to set up shared folders on an Ubuntu instance of VMWare Fusion running on OSX

Receiving the following error: Unable to update runtime folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. Running VMWare Fusion ...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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Access a remote Windows shared folder from Linux Mint

I am a Windows intermediate user and I have recently installed Linux Mint 13 Maya 32-bit version on my laptop. Earlier my major activities in my Windows box were: Connecting to internet, wifi, VPN ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from 'thinking' my c:\ boot drive is a network drive

I've a very strange problem with my Windows 7 SP1 x64 installation. The system has a 256 GB SSD with two partitions, c:\ and d:\. When I create a new folder on c:\, say c:\test and copy, and launch ...
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Determine the Size of a Network Folder

I want a PowerShell script to get the size of a network folder (\\pmintl.net\rbsdata\SPA_BB01) approximately 100TB in size with lots of subfolders. I've tried various scripts without any luck (below ...
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A guest Linux system sees a text file as binary with ls

I am copying a simple text file to a guest Linux system on VirtualBox through shared folders, but after the copy, the VM seems to think that the file is a binary (it shows up green in ls): Is there a ...
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Shared Folder in VirtualBox with Android not working

According to this I am supposed to see a "Shared Folder". Using android-x86-4.3-20130725.iso (original picture: http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/231/uewc.png)
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How to eliminate the requirement to lock files which are executed?

I have an application which is placed onto it's dedicated server. It has plugin-able structure. It was imagined as soft which has some features from web apps like ability to replace it's modules ...
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Certain folders on a shared network drive are getting the hidden attribute at random times

One of our shared network drives has a few folders that at random times get the hidden attribute making it look like the folders have dissapeared for the regular users. Share resides on a Windows ...
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PowerShell Get List Of Folders Shared

I am trying to get a list of folders that are shared on a file share. At the moment I have 2 test folders: \\MYPC\Test1 \\MYPC\Test2 This is the code I have at the moment: $FileServer = Read-Host ...
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Standard User Account Win 7 can't access folder on Vista

I have a home network with 4 users. The network consists of a Windows Vista Computer and a Windows 7 laptop. On both computers two of the accounts are standard and two are administrative. One of ...
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Make File appear like a Folder

So here's the scenario. My company's network has a "dropbox" (aka scratch drive) on the network which we can use to temporarily store our files. However, IT can choose to, on any given night, delete ...
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Can't modify folder/files

I can't modify some shared folders and files when accessing them from another computer (let's call it PC1). The files are in PC2, and if I open a remote desktop connection to it, I'm able to perform ...
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VMWare and Linux/Ubuntu Shared Folders

I've been unable to get shared folders to show up at all. I've peeled through forums and tried installing, and reinstalling VMWare Tools…then seeing maybe those don't work at all? Whatever I'm doing ...
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What is the difference between mapping a drive and simply accessing it?

What is the difference between mapping a drive using net use. eg: net use x: \server\folder and simply going to start -> run *type \server\folder *there and access it?? I use Windows 7. I see that ...
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Local network shared drive with caching

I would like to set-up a shared network drive across a local network, with offline avalability (caching). Basic folder syncing is not working in this case, because it does not ensure synchronization. ...
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outlook 2010 save sent mail to shared folder

In our company some users (Windows 7, Exchange 2003) need to save there sent mails in different, often shared(!) folders. This worked great with the following VBA script in Outlook 2007. They sent ...
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Deafult Permissions for Folder Sharing?

I have a set of folders that I do not wish to permanently share (on boot) but rather share occasionally. Whenever I invoke Advanced Sharing... > Permissions, I always get Everyone with read-only by ...
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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 folders and npm modules

I'm had tried to install some npm modules and got a problem: vagrant@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:[path/to/shared/dir]$ mkdir newDirectoryName mkdir: cannot create directory ...
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Oracle VM VirtualBox;Shared folder does not exist on the host?

I had installed Oracle VM VirtualBox version 4.2.10 r84104 on Windows 7.Then I create a Windows seven operating system(form an iso image file) as a guest on it with a shred folder.But when I try to ...
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Mount failed (unknown file system) in virtualbox in ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 as host after installing GuestAdditions

I am using virtual box 4.3.6 in Windows 7 PC. I am trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 . After installing ubuntu since the display was low resolution i tried to install VirtualboxGuestAdditions I downloaded ...
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How to Access “My Computer” files from Command Prompt

I'm trying to figure out how to access files on "My Computer" from the command prompt. In particular, I want to access files on my phone's share, e.g., My Computer\SAMSUNG\Phone\somefile.txt. That ...
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Unknown Contact has full access to folder?

Is anyone able to take any educated guess(es) about what this "Unknown Contact" is, which has access to a few shared folders on my computer? The concerned machine is connected to another via a ...
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Virtualbox shared folders - mounting failed

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 as a Virtualbox VM. I'd like to make my entire C drive an always-enabled shared folder under ~ (/home/). I've seen this tutorial but I'm unsure of the differences between ...