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

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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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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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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 to 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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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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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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Windows XP cannot access a Windows 7 shared folder

I have a small business network, where there is a centralized imaging machine. This machine then has a shared folder with all the stored images. Originally the imaging machine was an XP, and the ...
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How can I make these computers share folders again?

OK, I've had enough of this. My mom's family's business is having problems with their two computers, which we'll call PC1 and PC2. Both are running Windows 7, and they used to have some shared ...
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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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where is the shared folder in linux inside Vmware Player?

I'm trying to write a program which will copy files from my guest OS which is linux Ubunto to my host OS which is windows 7. I have enabled the shared folders options but of course in order to copy ...
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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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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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Accessing a shared folder using other credentials with Windows 7

I was at a client office trying to connect to a shared drive on their network but was greeted by a "you do not have permission to access" error! Couldn't find any way to enter the required ...
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Common folder in linux

I have two users on my Ubuntu machine. I want to share some media files between these users, so I created a directory in /home/ called 'media'. I made the group 'media' and I added my user 'rks171' ...
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Is it possible to see all shared folder list in windows?

We have LAN connected different OS installed systems. If I want to see all shared folder list in windows 7 and its access level whether read or read and write, how and where can I see? Is there any ...
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auto-mounting shared folders in VirtualBox

I am writing to ask what the effect of the auto-mounting process is in VirtualBox, and where the folders can be accessed within a guest Linux system if auto-mount is used. I have VirtualBox 4.0.4 ...
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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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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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Share directory on Windows Hyper-V Host with Ubuntu VM

Just installed Hyper-V on Windows 8 and Guest OS Ubuntu 12.04. Coming from VirtualBox, I am looking for best method for sharing a Directory on Host/Windows with Guest Ubuntu. I read this: ...
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VirtualBox shared folder write permission - Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using the following command to mount my folder in VirtualBox: sudo \mount -t vboxsf -o rw -o uid=1000 -o gid=1000 Dropbox ~/Dropbox/ However, the folder is read-only. I re-installed Guest ...
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How can I navigate in command prompt to a remote folder which has been shared among users? [duplicate]

So basically I want to go to 192.xxx.xxx.xxx\myFolder to see the files in it. I go with Explorer and it works fine, I can even delete and/or modify and add files to it. The problem is that I'm ...
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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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Notification when someone connects to my PC

I share out a folder on my windows 7 machine. But, I would really like a notification to tell me when someone connects to it. Or I would like to at least be able to check at any one time who is ...
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How can I run PowerShell scripts from VirtualBox shared folders when using remote signed execution policy?

I'm using VirtualBox with a shared folder mapped to drive E:. I want to run a PowerShell script from drive E:. I set: Set-ExecutionPolicy Remotesigned I added file://vboxserver using the advanced ...
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How can I create a Windows shared folder which requires absolutely no authentication to write data?

I want to create a folder on a domain joined Windows server (NTFS), which any user can generate logs files to. When I say any user, this may include built in Windows user accounts, and from any OS ...
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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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How to use UNC path correctly to share a folder on remote computer?

I would like to know if somebody knows the correct syntax for giving a folder a share on remote network machine's folder. Please write a syntax you know for sure that it's working. This operation ...
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Sharing a Dropbox folder with Host & Guest OS (Virtual Box)

I am using VirtualBox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu as a guest OS. I have installed the Guest OS Additions and know how to share folders and automatically mount them. My question is out of pure curiosity. ...
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Can't access shared folder from another PC using a user with same name and password

I have 2 computers running Windows 7 Professional that are part of the same workgroup. Password protected sharing is turned ON. On both computers, i have a single user. These two accounts have the ...
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how do I share a folder beetwen Linux running Android on Virtual box?

I'm running Android (without installing it) through VirtualBox under Ubuntu. I already added a folder of my Ubuntu system, in the shared folder settings in VirtualBox. Now the question is: how do I ...
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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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Shared folder “Access is Denied” between Windows computers

I have been trying for hours to accomplish what I thought would be an easy task, but am utterly baffled by Windows file sharing permissions. Please help me. PC1 - Server - contains a shared folder ...
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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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Unable to map a network drive

I set my Music and Videos folders on my G: drive to Share with Everyone, and I've disabled the requirement for a password for sharing (the one user account on my desktop doesn't have a password). On ...
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Access a remote Windows shared folder from Linux Mint

I am a Windows intermediate user and I have recently installed Linux Mint 13 Maya 32-bit version on my laptop. Earlier my major activities in my Windows box were: Connecting to internet, wifi, VPN ...
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Setting up a small office shared network with wireless tv

Recently my brother asked me to help him set up a shared network for his small business. Some of the stuff he was asking for seems reasonable, but other things I'm not sure where to begin. He has ...
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\\ComputerName is not accessible do not have permission to access folder

Additional message: account disabled This truly pissed me off. I tried to access a network drive. At first I was asked for log on information. At that time I didn't know the logon information, put ...
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Remote Desktop freezes when using MS Access or opening shared folders for a specific user

One of our users connects to an XP machine via Remote Desktop and logins into that machine as herself. She mainly works with MS Access in that Machine. However everything she clicks anything inside ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 softwares sharing usage [closed]

Ok, I just install the Windows 2008. In here, I would like to use Win Server 2008 with delphi, eclipse, and other softwares installed. And now, I would like to ask several questions. Is it ...
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Windows 7 Find Who Accesses a Shared Folder

could anyone help me in finding the access logs to a shared folder in Windows 7. I would like to get information like the user name, time, IP, etc. I have already looked into the Event Viewer to ...
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Windows 7 access to share folder in multi domain

I use vpn to connect my PC to another domain. When at this state,the vpn connection is on, but I can no longer access a share folder in another PC using the first domain credentials. It says I don't ...
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Is NFS appropriate for large networks?

In pure Linux networks, I've read that NFS is good if the network is small. Are there performance issues that one runs into when using NFS for large networks? Security issues? Is there a competitor ...
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Secure shared folders over VPN

I have machines both on windows 7 and windows 2008 R2.The VPN is up and running, and on all machines the VPN network is set to Home, and router network is set to public. What I need, is a secure and ...
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How can I see if a user deleted a folder in a shared resource using AD?

Is there any way to see if a user deleted a folder in a shared resource (we have Active Directory)? I need to see if someone is removing folders or if they do actually "magically disappear".
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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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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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“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: ...