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

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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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Modified file not being read over network

I have a strange issue with file sharing in Windows Server 2012. We have an application that's run from a network share. There's also a Terminal Services server so remote users can run it. This ...
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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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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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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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Do not allow locking read only files by network

I have shared a folder with read-only access rights. But if someone is using files from this folder, I can not delete these files, because they are locked. Is there any way to prevent read-only users ...
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Windows 7 shows all drives when on Ubuntu

I have a laptop and a desktop. On my Desktop I have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. In Ubuntu I setup samba, and attached myself to the network which ...
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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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Is there a way to hide Share Folder size status on Windows 7?

I'd like to hide shared folders size status in users side. The status shows like this: And this makes users to put more data's on the shared folders instead of using dedicated place's. Is there a ...
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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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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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How to speed up VMWare shared folders?

What is the best way to setup/optimize shared folders in VMWare for the fasted possible I/O? I'm not, the, only, one who has noticed shared folders are painfully slow. I'm using shared folders for ...
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Changing the user group of a shared folder on Guest [VirtualBox]

I have the following folder on my CentOS guest OS, shared by my Mac host OS: [root@server-1 media]# ls -l /media/sf_Sites/ total 0 drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 816 Jan 6 23:53 domain.com I want to run ...
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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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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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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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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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How Can I Set Permission to Everyone for New File in Shared Folder

I had a network with 1 server PC and 7 client PC. File sharing from server to client works well. Today I installed google drive desktop in server PC because my boss want to working from her tablet PC ...
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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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I need to re-mount the shared folder everytime my host folder has new files or changes in Virtualbox

I work with a Windows 7 host and a Xubuntu guest. Everytime my shared folder in Windows has new files or changes, I have to hit sudo mount -t vboxsf ... Why's that? Can I automate it somehow? Is ...
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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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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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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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Shared folder crashing Ubuntu VM (Mac OS Host)

I have managed to set up an ubuntu server VM (using Oracle VirtualBox) which will eventually be part of a small Hadoop practice cluster. I have followed along with various tutorials online and I'm ...
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Sharing folders over VPN, Windows 7 does not ask for username and password

So I have to Windows 7 machines and am trying to share folders between them. Default permissions are: SYSTEM John Admins If I leave it like that, the remote machine will simply be denied access. ...
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Locking file on samba to prevent edit conflict?

I am trying to setup a samba server following these: Advanced Disk Shares Samba-HOWTO-Collection The idea is to only allow one account, one collection opening a file at once. If another ...
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View e-mail through shared network drive

At my company there is a limited network that does not have internet/e-mail access. However, it does have access to a shared network drive. I also have an always-on desk computer that has full ...
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Sharing folders in different networks with VMWare

I have a VMware host that is on one network, running a VM that is on another network. My client is on the same network as the host. Is there any way to 'physically' share a folder on the VMware host ...
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How would I configure a music server that allows remote management of files?

There are lots of music servers/solutions that take a media player, or an existing music library, and serve it to remote clients. Most of them are read-only: you manage the media files on the server ...
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New files on host not showing on ubuntu (vmware)?

I have a host machine (Win7 64bit) running a VM with Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I have set up the shared folder fine (although that was a headache in itself) and everything is working great. I use the Ubuntu ...
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access Windows shared folder with Xcode

I am developing some multiplatform software and have to develop, build and test on both, Windows and OS X. Very often I am in the situation that I have made some changes on one OS, that almost ...
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Error 53 network path not found Windows XP

I want to access a shared folder on a network. I was able to share data through this folder two days ago. Now, when I double click the folder on workstation, I have error message network path not ...
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Shared drive/Folder issue

I have over 6 computers that are not listed on a domain, just normal local logins. There is one computer which is called User-PC which has a RAID Array. We also have another computer called TV-PC ...
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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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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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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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Connecting Windows 7 to a Snow Leopard 10.6.5 shared folder

I'm trying to connect from a Windows 7 computer to a Snow Leopard 10.6.5 without find a way to do it. I easily access to my shared folders in Windows from Snow Leopard but I can't do viceversa. In ...
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How to setup share / NTFS permissions to allow folder listing only but with full access to a specific folder?

I want to grant User X full access permissions to a specific folder on a network share. The structure is as follows: Server Drive C Folder Shared -> this is a hidden share and ...
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Share file and folders over Network with Static IP behind a router

I have a DSL Broadband Connection with Static IP 10.10.10.155 and a Router connected to my PC. When I have to use internet with this router, we need to configure WAN Access type is to be Static IP. In ...
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Win 7 Network shares becomes unavailable

Weird issue here. I have a few Win 7 clients on my network that sporadically and randomly lose access to a server share. Other shares on the network are still available, and I can ping the server so ...
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Can't access network path of localhost specified with a host

I use Windows. Using Run window, I type \\127.0.0.1 and enter. Viola, a window appears that shows my shared folder, a network view of my PC. Now I add a simple DNS entry to the ...
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User accounts on the machine can't share files or folders in Windows 10

I have installed Windows 10 on a Windows 7 laptop. There are two user accounts on this machine and they both need to access certain folders, but no matter what how I try to share those folders, ...
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Windows VM: No permissions when accessing a shared drive through symlink

I have shared a folder on my host machine (Windows 8) with the permissions set to Read-only. In VMWare Workstation 8, I've enabled shared folders and pointed my shared folder to a network drive on my ...
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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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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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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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“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 ...