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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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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Setting up a Home Sync/File/Backup Server

I'm about to buy a new laptop, and I would like to turn my old PC into a file/backup server. I have 5 "client" computers beside the server machine. 1 of the clients (mine) will run Arch Linux, and ...
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Share VirtualBox folders in reverse? Guest-Host?

I'm familiar with the process of installing Guest Additions and sharing host folders with the guest, but is there a way to do the reverse? I have an XP host and Ubuntu 10.10 guest, with VBox 4.0.2. ...
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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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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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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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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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VirtualBox sharing a folder

I had to share a folder on my virtual machine, Windows XP running on VirtualBox installed on Windows 7. How do I do that? I learnt about a command, "net use...", but that didn't work.
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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 ...
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Why can't I chown a VirtualBox shared directory?

I'm trying to recursively chown a VirtualBox shared folder, but I can't get it to work: $ ls -lah total 16K drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K Aug 1 2012 . drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4.0K Jul 21 2012 ...
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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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connect to Windows share from Ubuntu Server using reverse ssh tunnel

I'm missing a piece of this puzzle so I hope someone can help me. The SETUP: My computer with Windows O/S is behind a NAT/Firewall at work and I can not open any ports to forward. At home I have a ...
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Use Ubuntu Server as web server on Mac OS X via VirtualBox

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server edition using VirtualBox 4.2.6. I have set up terminal SSH access to the Ubuntu guest from my Mac OS X (host) I have installed nginx, mysql, etc by ...
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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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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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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 ...