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

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VMWare - Not able to share files between guest and host OS

I am using VMPlayer. My host OS is Windows 8 and my guest OS is Lubuntu. When I go to Manage -> Virtual Machine Settings and click on the 'Options' tab and click on 'Shared Folders' it says it ...
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Permission denied when accessing VirtualBox shared folder when member of the vboxsf group

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (guest) on Windows 7 (host) with the guest additions installed. I have an auto-mount folder that maps to my D: drive on the host which I can access using sudo ls ...
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How to organize a directory with many different file types?

There is a shared directory that is used by many different people for different purposes. Some of the files are text, xml, pdf, etc. The users are in different geographic locations as well. How ...
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Sharing large files between two users selectively and on demand? [closed]

Is there a good solution for the following problem? Together with my family and friends I want to share common fotos. The fotos (>100GB) will and should generally be stored on my private server (DSL, ...
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Cannot access shared folder between two Windows8 computers

How do I share a folder on one Windows8 computer and access it from another Windows8 computer? I do not want to use HomeGroups. I set them up initially, but I'm much more content with mapped network ...
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VMWare shared folders disconnected by default

Shared folders on guest vm disabled by default on each logon http://i.stack.imgur.com/u6ssm.png until I enter (doubleclick) it http://i.stack.imgur.com/VBeCS.png How can I make it enabled by ...
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Hyper-V, how to share a disk?

I am configuring a new HyperV server (2012) with a few virtual machines to run a particular software. I need to save a "huge" folder on a shared disk; so I thought of three possibilities: share a ...
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Ubuntu can't mount windows share

I want to access by termin a Windows share so on my Ubuntu 14.04 system I executed the following command: sudo mount.cifs -o username=dana //192.168.1.4/Users /mnt/ After entering the sudo ...
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Server 2012 Modifying sharing privileges on a folder via script

I have recently been employed by a small company as a software engineer. I am stepping a bit out of my element and doing a bit of IT work for them as needed as well. Currently I am going over some ...
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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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“This folder is shared with other people” when deleting not shared folder

After applying some .NET Framework updates (I installed .NET Framework 4.5 and MVC 4 from stand-alone packages), I got D:\934f8a71184fd47ed258f943 folder. When I attempt to delete it Explorer says: ...
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XAMPP - allow access over network?

I have XAMPP installed, as usual, on my C drive. I'd like another computer on the network to have write access to it. Must I move (i.e. reinstall) XAMPP to a shared folder, or is there anyway I can ...
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Duplicate system folder Win XP

How can a duplicate system folder be deleted in Win XP? When trying to setup a network between this pc and another I got it all wrong. Now I wish to tidy up my mess and remove either the "User" folder ...
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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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File sharing user limits

Each OS has a limit to the number of users that can access a computers shared folders at one time. XP has 10, 7 has 20. At one time I thought I saw a site where the limit for most OS's were listed. ...
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How to access server folders from one account using credentials from another account

We are running Windows Small Business Server 2011 (which is really Server 2008 R2) on a Windows domain network with Windows 7 clients in an office setting. Each user's local My Documents folder on ...
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Where is the icon for shared folders (as seen in “Network”) located?

I see this gorgeous icon when going through "Network" that scales up to "very big icons". But when I access it from the drive and try to customize it, all I can get is a very small and pixelated ...
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Delete files from shared folder

I am trying to safely delete files from a shared folder hosted on the server. However file doesn't move to the recycle bin when deleted because I'm not the owner. How do I force the file to be moved ...
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SUBST for OSX? Error when trying to map local folder as network drive on Mac OSX 10.9

I would like to map a local folder as a drive (similar to Window's SUBST). One solution I found was to map a shared folder, which would be fine but I get the following error when using a local ...
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Can I update a shared dropbox file while not changing the link?

I have a file I would like to update on dropbox. About 900 people know this shared link. However, when I update the file the link is changed, e.g. from ...
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Map network drive for the SYSTEM user in Windows

I have a piece of software which needs access to files as if they are local to the machine, so I just mapped the network drive as a letter using net use. This works as expected, however the software ...
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VirtualBox - sharing folders between the host and the guest (Host: Win 8.1, Guest: Win XP)

I want to get a direct access from my host to my guest machine. I'm using windows 8.1 as a host, and windows xp as a guest (virtual box). With the "Guest Addition" feature, I have access from guest ...
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Share a folder without admin credential

In our domain, users have "User" permission level, every time some user want to share a folder it will be prompt admin credential to finish, is there a way to allow domain users to freely share ...
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How can i change OneDrive folder location in Win7 to point to MyDocuments

The default folder of OneDrive is this C:\Users\myUser\Documents\OneDrive and i would like to change where it points to this path: C:\Users\myUser\Documents How can i do it in Win7? ...
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Files created in shared folder default to invisible

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. I create a folder F:\Foo, and share it via "Share With" > "Homegroup (Read/Write)" I create a file in this folder: either by dragging from a flash drive , or for the ...
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How to properly setup Windows folder sharing

My question looks simple but I can't make it working correctly. I have a Windows 8 computer that is named htpc. On this computer, I have a 4TB drive that I want to share. So I created a share for the ...
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How can I prevent loss of shared folder connectivity after hibernating in Windows 7?

I have a shared folder on a Windows 7 64-bit machine, but my Windows 8.1 computer cannot access the folder after the Windows 7 machine goes into hibernate. Is there anyway I can reestablish that ...
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VMWare shared folder out of sync

After booting the guest system, the shared folders are in sync and all works well. As soon as I make a change to one of the files on my host system (Windows 7), the file on the guest system (Ubuntu) ...
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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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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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Computer screen goes black accessing network folders

We have a computer on our network whose screen goes black when you try to access shared folders on the network. When working locally it doesn't happen at all. But if you, for instance, open the run ...
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Shared Folder Read-only, but Anti-copy

I'm finding a way to prevent a shared folder from being copied by LAN users. Is there a way for Windows XP ? If there is any good software out for the purpose, please suggest me.
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A fast modern network filesystem to replace VirtualBox's shared folder emulation

My work code repository is stored in host Linux system, and is accessed from Windows guest; currently, guest can access the repo via 'shared folder' which looks like a samba emulation. But, it just ...
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In VMware does a shared folder between a guest and host OS take room on both file systems?

Let's say I have a host system with a 100GB of free space and a guest system with 60GB of free space. In the guest system if I were to download a 1GB file and put it in a shared folder, how would this ...
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Create shared folder for VSFTP jailed users in Linux

I have a thing I want to do. I have set up a VSFTP server, and put its users in "jail", so they cannot look anywhere else except for their home directory. However, now I want to do something more. ...
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How can I transfer files from a Windows 7 host to a Windows 8 guest in Virtualbox without internet?

I have a Windows 8.1 dev preview running with VirtualBox on a Windows 7 machine. The virtual machine has it's virtual network interface cable "unplugged" so it's never been online. I've installed ...
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How to access Windows 7 files from VMware running CentOS 6.5

I have already enabled the shared folders and attempted to mount the folder shown in the file # /usr/bin/vmware-hgfsclient Which lists C and Documents which I created. Then I run the ...
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VPN connection “blocks” windows 7 computers in network neighbourhood

Using Rasdial.exe to make VPN connection, i am using Windows 7. When connection is active i am unable to browse Windows 7 or newer computers (ie. access shared drives). I get standard error message: ...
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Active Directory users permissions on shared folder [closed]

I have two groups of AD users: Group_R (members: User_1, User_2) Group_RW (members: User_3, User_4) There are two shared folders: Folder 1: \\server\folder_A Permissions: Group_R (read only), ...
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How to check windows 8.1 shared folder access

Prelogue: My windows 8.1 computer had the USERS directory in C:\Users\ set to shared and with the security settings set to EVERYONE 'read'/'write'. This was because I previously used it safely at ...
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Why can I create a remote directory through Windows Explorer, but not from the command prompt?

I'm using Windows 7 and have a remote folder available. Let's call it \\mycompany-portal\somefolder\attachments. I can map a network drive to the folder root, so Z:\ points to \\mycompany-portal. I ...
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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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Why can't Win7 laptop access external drive attached to system with Win XP?

I'm attempting to help a coworker with a problem. He has an external USB drive attached to an XP deskside server. He wants to be able to access that drive with his Win7 laptop. He is able to access ...
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Windows Network Share Issues

I'm having trouble setting up windows homegroup and network shares on two windows 8 computers, a desktop and a Laptop. I want to be able to have full access from my PC to my Laptops Shares and at the ...
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How to share a folder between two computers on different networks?

I'm trying to create a folder that can be shared between my home and work computers (both Win 7, not on same network). Ideally I want to have folder on both computers desktops and be able to change ...
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Is it possible to make a (shared) folder to look an act as a Desktop? (Windows 7)

I have a really good experiences with working with the Windows 7 Desktop view. But now I have my work in a (shared) folder - so is there a way how to make it look and act like a Desktop ? Or at least ...
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Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) — How to access files from the hosting machine?

I have a PC with Windows 7 Ultimate (A) running on it. From within that OS I have VirtualBox running another Windows 7 instance (B). Is there any way for the Windows 7 (B) to access files from ...
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Windows 7 Shared Folder File Control

At my current employer, we have three separate, physical locations (A/B/C), all of which connect to a shared folder on a Windows 7 Professional computer, via VLAN. We have a non-existent budget for ...
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Deny delete prevents modifications [duplicate]

I have a shared directory on my windows server 2008 R2 file server. I need files in this directory to be modifiable, but not deletable. When I deny delete to Everyone, files copied into this directory ...
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Make a folder “Sharable” on Mac

My Mac got two different password protected users. Is there any way I can make the "music" folder a shared folder without copying/duplicating anything? NOTE: When I right-click and "get info" on ...