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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 troubleshoot poor windows network drive performance over VPN

I work from abroad and the company mapped network drives / shared folders in windows are access times are very poor/slow. FTP performs better. I'm not sure what's causing the poor performance, the ...
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Increase timeout on shared file access on Windows

I have windows 2008 R2 running in many VM, some applications sometimes have problems accessing shared resources on a NAS (windows 2008 share). The file are available and accessible (not locked, not ...
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windows 7 account Lockout when network share

A brief idea of the machine setup: Two Win7 Pro machines A and B, with Account lockout threshold policy set to 3 attempts. Both the machines have same local user account(same user name) logged in but ...
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VirtualBox image not mounting on Windows 8

I am trying to compile Android kernel from source, and I have code in Windows 8 (latest kitkat- 24 GB) and Oracle VirtualBox with Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) installed. Since the source ...
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WinCE 6.0 device cannot access network shares

We are using some sort of embedded device which runs on WinCE 6.0. It's connected to our network via domain with DHCP enabled. Now, to access a shared folder of another system running WinCE or ...
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Shared drive with VMware Player

I downloaded Hortonworks Sandbox2.1 and VMware Player and I want to create a file in windows that I can use to access data with Hadoop via VMware Player. First I tried enabling the shared folder and ...
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Shared collection of files from different hosts

There are 5 Ubuntu boxes which are running neural network trainings and save data locally (many TB are available per machine). I can also samba-share the results folders and mount them locally on my ...
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Avoid overwriting on shared folder with only write right

I have implemented a Windows domain with a Zentyal (ver 3.4) distro. I have shared a folder with only write right, and I have set this permission through a Windows PC using a domain administrator ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I cannot share folders in VMWare Player 6 (host: win 7, guest: centos 6.4)

I have a folder on my host system (Windows 7) and I want to use it on my guest system (Centos 6.4). On this page I read that I can access the shared directory under /mnt/hgfs/<shared name>. ...
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How to Share A Specific Folder with a Specific Remote User with Homegroup

There are similar questions on superuser here like this but I was not able to use any of them to accomplish what I want: A specific folder accessible only by a specific user over the homegroup ...
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VMWare OSX does not show a shared folder

I've set up VMWare to run a virtualized install of OSX and am having some trouble with sharing a folder, I've added a folder on the host machine to share but when I go into 'Computer' I just see the ...
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Transfer Google Drive Ownership Files

I have 2 gmail acoounts, old@gmail.com and new@gmail.com, I'm migrating everything to the new one, and I have issues with Drive. From old@gmail.com I've created a shared folder with some colleagues ...
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Can't access shared folder if IPv4 IP address is other than 192.168.1.1

I have two modems (both are connected to a switch or hub) with these addresses: Modem01: 192.168.1.1 Modem02: 192.168.1.2 And I have two PCs: ServerPC and WorkPC; both with Windows 7 32-bit. I ...
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Grant user located in one domain permissions to shared folder in another domain

I have two computers set up like this: \\myPC (local Windows 7 SP1 machine); it is in domain1; \\remotePC (Win Server 2008 with SQL Server - a HyperV virtual machine); it is in domain2. In domain2 ...
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Virtual Box - ubuntu 12.04 -Shared Folders - Host Guest - Ubuntu

I'm using the Ubuntu. I'm using the virtual box. Where the Guest is Ubuntu and the Host is also Ubuntu and I want to share the folders in them. I can do it in Windows OS normally either it as the ...
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I want my existing folder on a centos6 client visible on win7 host

I want to make an existing folder on my centos6 client (VMWare Player) accessible on the Win7 host. What I did is: 1. created a shared folder syncro. Now I had a win7 shared folder visible from ...
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Listing all shared folders on Windows 7 from Windows XP takes long time

I have 22 shared folders on a Windows 7 Professional x64 server. When I list them from Windows XP by browsing \\SERVER\ it takes about 30 seconds to finish. If I do the same under Windows 7 or Vista ...
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Can't access domain shared folder by name but I can by IP

I have computer with windows server 2008 r2 and a router works as dhcp server. I created a domain on the server and I created users. I made the clients access the network via new users of domain then ...
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What's the best way to share folder between guest and host machine in VMWARE over VPN?

i have a win 7 host machine and i'm running my vmware which is a win server machine. So i'm doing windows development work on my vmware. the source codes are in my win 7 machine which i access using ...
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Access to shared drives on file server fails around 2 PM every day

I have a file server running Windows Server 2003. Our QuickBooks company files are hosted there for multi-user network access. Everyday around 2 PM, when our accountant tries to switch between company ...