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

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VMWare shared folder inaccessible with Administrator account

VMWare Player runs a Windows 10 VM. I've shared a folder with this VM, setting "​Map as network drive in Windows guest" to TRUE. I need to type a command (npm) as Administrator in the shared folder ...
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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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Unable to access shared folder without user name and password in windows 10

I was able to share a folder in local network without asking for credentials in windows 7 and 8. This we use to do by changing settings in Advanced Network and Sharing settings. After updating to ...
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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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Create a shared network folder between VM and host machine [duplicate]

I have a virtual machine with Linux setup and host machine on Windows. I would like to create a network folder that the Windows and Linux machine could share. Note that I would like a shared network ...
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How can I prevent the other user from using the D drive

I am the administrator on my PC. There is another local account on this PC. I just want to know, if I wish that the other will not be able to view D and E drive, then what should I do? How can I ...
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How can I Link two folders together. Windows 7

How can I Link two folders together. Similar to bridging in a network. But. More of a clone. (two different locations, same address)
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Share file between two computers

At home I have two laptops, one is running on Windows 10 the other one is running on Ubuntu 16.04. Both are connect to a wireless router for internet. How can I share files between these machine? ...
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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: .host:/...
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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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Invalid files appear in shared folder after copying on host machine

I shared a folder between my Win7 host machine and virtual Ubuntu, and am trying to build a small project in the virtual machine. When it complains that its missing some files, I copy those files over ...
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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 5....
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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 folder/...
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Setting access rights when using shared folders with vmware fusion

I have CentOS 6.5 minimal guest, and OSX Mavericks 10.9 host. The player is VMWare Fusion. I want to edit files on host and run them on guest. I am trying to use shared folders to achieve this. A ...
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VMware player shared folders on Linux host

I haven't been able to find any shared folder settings on my VMWare Workstation 12 player (non-commercial use only). I tried searching all the documentation online, and it makes so many references to ...
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Removing unnecessary nested subfolder structure under Inbox in Thunderbird 45.0

Normally IMAP folders are ordered without any subfolders. So Inbox, Drafts, Sent, Junk and Deleted are within the same row/level. At some point in history these folders somehow went underneath my ...
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Why won't my mapped drive persist for elevated user after reboot?

This is related to this issue: Command Prompt in Administrator mode doesn't see mapped drives I'm needing to run a program (InstallShield) as an elevated user, but this program also needs to ...
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Is it possible to forcefully map shared folders that you don't have access to?

My question might come off as pointless, but I assure you I have a reason being asking this, At our organization, we used to have access to a network resource that was kind of like a central ...
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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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Shared Folder Students

So I need to implement this for my parent's students. He is a teacher in a certain college. He needs a web interface or say email to specific ID with attachment that stores the attachment in an ...
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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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Portable VirtualBox shared drive without a drive letter

I have installed VirtualBox portable onto a USB stick and created a virtual machine. I want to share files between guest and host via a shrred folder, but VirtualBox will not accept a folder of the ...
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VirtualBox Guest Shared Folder Ignoring umask

I have a folder on my host system (Arch Linux) which is being shared with an Ubuntu VirtualBox guest. Instead of using automount, I am mounting the folder at boot using the following line in my guest'...
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On a shared drive, how prevent users from changing folder structure, while allowing them to change a content of these folders?

I have a shared network drive which is shared by means of GPO. This drive has some folder structure with many nested subfolders each of which could contain files. I want: I want to prevent users ...
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Shared folder of VirtualBox as Apache2 www directory

I using VirtualBox in Windows and I have installed Kali Linux on it. I have configured NAT network so that I can connect to the Apache server in the Linux VM through Windows browser. It works fine and ...
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Virtualbox: Windows 7 Host, Linux Mint Guest - Shared Folder Mounting Woes

For the love of me, I can't seem to manually mount my raid array as a shared folder into a Linux Mint guest. Another internal hard drive mounts just fine, but this particular item has been damned ...
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Dropbox to rename shared public folder without losing the current shared-URL

Somtimes after publishing the URL of the folder to many colleagues, I need to rename the folder - thoug doing that will break the link/url I have given to them. So my need is to rename the 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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Shared folders either takes a while to open, fails or opens right a way

Sorry for the confusing topic, but I didn't quite know how to describe my situation in a small sentence. My issue happens every day since I switched my main HTPC to windows 10. My issue is, on my ...
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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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How to share family pictures using Google Photos, Drive and Picasa?

Google released a great app called Google Photos this year, which also enables you to store/backup your pictures using a dedicated folder in Google Drive. Nearly all pictures are family pictures, so ...
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Cant access folders and their contents “Access denied” on Windows 10

I recently bought a new Win10 pc. Then I tried to access the folders I had saved in an external hard drive, which I used to use with Windows 7. To begin with I wasn't able to access specific folders- ...
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File Explorer goes from a shared directory to “Network” after waking from sleep

When I open a network shared directory with File Explorer, and put the computer into sleep, and then wake it, File Explorer's address is changed to "Network" and a yellow notification bar shows the ...
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VMWare shared folders disconnected by default

Shared folders on a guest VM are displaying the disconnected logo by default on each logon. If I double-click on the folder it connects (or changes the logo). How can I make it enabled by ...
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Weird folder with tilde appeared in and offline available shared folder

At my office we have a problem with a folder, where suddenly a folder with a tilde in its name (Ex: AC2619~1) appeared. Casually when you enter in it, it shows the content of a folder named "...
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Windows 10 Command Prompt system cannot find the file specified

Environment Windows 10 1511 Stable Release UAC Disabled I have a C: and an M: mounted from another Windows Machine Issue I can view, edit & delete contents of M: without any issues when using ...
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How to force Windows XP to reconnect/rescan/remap a network computer

Here is the situation: PC1 has Win XP PC2 has Win Vista Both PCs are connected in a private network (router with fixed IP DHCP) and share some folders with each other. Everything works fine. But ...
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How do I 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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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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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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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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Redirected Folders - Deleted Items not appearing in Local Recycle Bin

I have run into this issue on a single user PC at a site. When deleting items from a user's redirected Documents folder, the deleted item appears for about one second in their local Recycle Bin, then ...
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How to diagnose a failing file share connection when RDP is working?

How to diagnose a failing file share connection when RDP is working? We have a Windows server where we used to be able to access files shares, both explicit one and the administrative c$ share But "...
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How Windows 7 counts connections to shared folder

In Windows 7 I can share a folder and specify value up to 20 in "Limit the number of simultaneous users to" (on Advanced Shared dialog). But how exactly Windows counts connections? Sometimes I cannot ...
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Virtualbox shared folders performance issues

I use Virtualbox for development and I share the codes between guest and host but this seems to cause performance gaps. What is a better alternative in stead of shared folders?
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Win7 to WinXP Persistent Shared Drive getting disconnected

I originally posted this in serverfault.com but was deemed off-topic so I'm posting this on here... I'm currently experiencing an issue relating to shared drives between Windows 7 and Windows XP ...
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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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Quota on MooseFS, Samba shares under AD

I have a windows domain controller and 4 linux servers attached to it as a storage. On linux servers I have centrifydc-samba to share user folders, and the same folders are mfs chunkservers that ...
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Workstation can't connect to folder inside shared folder (Active Directory)

It's a weird situation: The user A in the Workstation 1 can see and browse all shared folders in Server 1. Only a subfolder (//server1/sharedfolder/subfolder1) it's not accessible. The first I did ...
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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 ...