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Sharing files over network - accessing files on a Mac from a Win7 machine

This is one of those questions that has a million web sites explaining how simple it is, but for some reason I'm living in some edge case that is being difficult. First the details: Mac is running ...
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Copying between a remote share on Win2008R2 and Windows 7 is unbearably SLOW

I manage servers in 3 remote locations. Copying files from my workstation (Windows 7) and the remote servers (Windows 2008R2) is painfully slow. Yes my network card drivers are up to date, yes I can ...
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Accessing a Windows share with a different username

Is it possible to manually specify the username Windows uses when it connects to a networked share? perhaps \\username@host\... Both the server and clients run Windows 7. Thank you!
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Ubuntu Message to Windows 7 not working?

After alot of google searching, I see it is possible to send a message from a Ubuntu computer to Windows XP computer with the follow smbclient code. echo "hello world" | smbclient -M "WindowsHost" . ...
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157 views

How can I smb share a Windows folder so it is accessible to Linux machines?

I want to create an SMB share on my Windows machine, so that my Linux machine can see and access it over the network. I tried setting up 'sharing' on the folder, but this hasn't worked. How can I set ...
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access denied to existing files on osx share

My computer, Mac1 (Mountain Lion), has smb share Share1 that is browsable from computer Win1 (Windows 7). Mac1\User1 is the user account on Mac1 and has rw permissions on Share1. From Win1, User1 can ...
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113 views

User change password on fileserver

Is it possible for a user to change his or her password on a fileserver with only SMB access? I have a fileserver that many people use. Everyone has the default password. I would like them to change ...
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Windows 7 SMB / Port Forwarding

I'm trying to configure my home desktop to work with tunnelling, SSH Port Forwarding and Windows File Shares. It was working for me but with any change in the setup it suddenly stopped and I can't ...
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313 views

Can't connect to Windows (SMB)

I have a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) and a Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I can't connect to the latter because of incorrect password or login. I tried to create several users on Windows machine and even ...
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1answer
475 views

How do I set or remove a Windows SMB password?

I recently purchased a computer with the intention of using it as network-attached storage. It presently has no Windows password and only one account. Can I create two different shares (share two ...
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1answer
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Mapped drives “stuck” on Windows 7 after disconnecting them..solutions?

Some digging around suggests that this is a common-ish problem, but instead of workarounds, I'd like to see if there is a way to fix this once and for all. Having to restart the shell to get basic ...
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1answer
877 views

Multiple user accounts from same client on network share?

My Win7 professional client has a connected network drive to the server with cached login (user/pw) data. How can I connect to the same server as a different user simultaneously?
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Win7 share cannot access \\localhost and cannot share folder

My problem occurred literally over after my switch crashed. Resetting the switch brought everything back to normal except my Win 7 laptop lost connection to my network share. The Win 8 desktop can ...
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After disconnecting mapped network drive, cant reconnect

After I right click on a mapped network drive and click disconnect, I cannot reconnect. It tells me that the location is unavailable.
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On login, how do I get Windows to mount/connect a mapped network drive automatically?

How do you automount an SMB share in Windows 7? When I first login, the drive appears but is not "mounted". It is a mapped network drive, but iTunes will not find the music located on the server until ...
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Samba not connectable “Go away, we're not home”

I'm having an issue connecting to my dedicated server using samba. The server is a debian (squeeze) box running a samba server, only small modifications have been made to the default config and the ...
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2answers
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Move files between two windows file shares on the same server

Using Windows 7 I have a server with shared folders set up. If I open one of them and take a file and move it to a subfolder it's instant - the file is obviously only being moved on the server. The ...
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1answer
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How to share files from Mac mountain lion to windows 7?

I've been trying to share one particular folder on my imac to other windows users but having difficulty of sharing just one particular folder. I've tried to google around and the methods work only for ...
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1answer
642 views

SMB doesn't work but computer is ping'able by NetBIOS name

I have a laptop and a desktop connected via a router. Both are running Win7, and both are configured for Home network with all the settings such as computer discovery enabled. If the laptop connects ...
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1answer
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Creating Samba shares on Windows

I am not very familiar with how SMB and Samba differ. I am using an app on my iPhone that connects to Samba shares to access and play files (AcePlayer) and it seems to not be able to see my Windows ...
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268 views

Restricted SMB shares on Windows 7

On a Windows 7 PC, I need to share several folders, I'll call them 'restricted1' and 'public1'. Because I do not want to enable anonymous sharing, I have a user called 'public', with a password ...
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1answer
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How to I create an open smb share on a Windows 7 box?

I have a Windows 7 (Home Premium if that matters) box witch I want to set up a SMB share on for a network media player to play videos from. Ideally I would like this to be open so it can be copied ...
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Can access Windows share by IP or FQDN address but not by hostname

One of the lab computers at the school I administer is not able to access a any shares under the \\ad\data$ directory. I can access it from any other computer on the network. If I use the IP ...
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1answer
157 views

Accessing X$ share on a personal computer

I need to access some of my hard drives on my desktop PC from my laptop without setting a public share folder. I run Windows 7 Ultimate on both When I try to connect to \mycomputer\e$ it asks me for ...
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Share only a single folder using SMB

I want to share my "My Videos" folder using Windows's built in SMB. The problem is that when I decide to share my video folder and check it on another device, the path always is: networkname > ...
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1answer
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Can a file change size when the transfer protocol changes?

I am very curious about what I have just found happening on my computers. I have set up SyncBackPro to synchronize a music folder from my home desktop to my laptop using Windows network share (SMB). ...
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0answers
53 views

How to share a Windows 7 Library while preserving its 'one-ness'?

My media server with all my movies is running Windows 7. I have two folders on different drives I want to share, E:\Movies and F:\Movies, so I've combined them with a library called "Movies," so I can ...
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1answer
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How does a windows client (XP) access an SMB share on OS X Server (10.6 snow leopard)?

I work in a small office in which the server and most of the work stations run Mac OS X 10.6. We are using OS X Server 10.6 for file sharing. I am not an official IT guy, but there is no one else to ...
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1answer
760 views

Raise the SMB session limit in Windows 7 Pro

Is it possibble to increase the number of allowed SMB sessions to more than 20 under Windows 7 Enterprise SP1?
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Windows 7 offline files - work temporarily offline even if network connection works

Sometimes I am connected via VPN to a network containing the server where files are stored which are cached by Windows offline files feature. Sometimes the connection works good and working this way ...
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5answers
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Looking for definitive answer to accessing a network drive/NAS/SMB drive via Windows 7 HOME and Windows 7 Professional. Is it possible and how?

I want to be able to access my Lacie 2Big network drive in Windows 7 Explorer. I have a machine with Windows 7 Home and one with Windows 7 Professional. Neither Windows 7, home or pro, can access the ...
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2answers
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Adding network share as the system account breaks Win7 backup to network

(On Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1) So I've been using Win7 backup to \\192.168.0.100\Backup\main-desktop\ for a while without issue. Yesterday I tried to setup crashplan to synchronize my dropbox folder and ...
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1answer
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Is it OK to disable the administrative shares on Windows 7?

I'm curious as to what would stop working if I disable all the administrative shares on a Windows 7 machine that is not joined to a domain. Some of the KBs at Microsoft outline a host of problems that ...
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Why is a network share only accessible via IP address?

PCH is the Popcorn Hour A-110 SMB share. I am in a domain and I am running a DNS server. I am using a M1n1wall running Pfsense with DNS forwarding to the domain server. DNS resolution does not seem to ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 can't reconnect network drives on startup

I have this annoying problem that Windows 7 won't reconnect to my network drives on startup. The shares are on an Ubuntu machine. I've tried every possible solution I've found: Enable password on ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 RTM: Loopback SMB over TCP/IPv6 connection preventing sleep mode

I'm running Windows 7 RTM with homegroup, network discovery, file and printer sharing, public folder, media streaming and Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service all turned off, but the computer ...