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Allowing more than one user to have access to a file. This can be via a network share, some method of cloud storage, using an FTP server, or other methods.

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How was my MFP able to save scanned document to my computer without a password?

I was scanning document with Canon MB2100 and it asked me where to save it. I choose "Computer" and it showed my Windows computer in a format username (SMBNAME) It didn't ask any passwords, ...
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How to share a RamDrive folder on windows startup?

The question is simple: When I share a folder that is inside a RamDrive that is created and registered using ImDisk, how do I make it be shared whenever the Windows 10/Windows 11 turns on? I tried ...
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I cannot find shared items in Windows 10

I have an issue when sharing items in Windows 10. When I share a file or folder by right-click > give access to > Specific people and I choose Everyone, I can see the Users folder in the list of ...
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Symbolic link pointing to network path instead of a local path

I am trying to setup a way to have a network file path mount as if it's on my local drive in Windows. ex: "\10.0.0.205\Files" shows up as "C:\Volumes\Files". I have tried mklink in ...
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Windows 10 Sharing authentication

I have two machines, and on my first machine I choose to share my homework.txt file to "Everyone." From what I'm seeing online, to access homework.txt from the second machine I would need to ...
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How do I connect PC to router (ethernet for internet) and PC to laptop (WiFi for file sharing (LAN))?

I'm looking to configure my network as follows: PC to router via ethernet for Internet Why: high speed/stable/reliable connection between router and PC; segregation from WiFi because I intend on ...
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How to give rights to a user to enumerate local accounts via SMB?

I have set up a new file share server "FS", left it standalone, then added a bunch of users to it to access files, then set up a secondary administrator user "foo" to work with and ...
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How to add a Windows Firewall ports to Printer using a Config File

I need to create a config file for Windows Firewall ports to printers. But I didn't get any ideas from the internet. If anyone knows can anyone suggest me.
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Sharing an excel workbook with a colleuage without using the web version of excel

I'm working with a colleague on an a shared excel workbook. We're on the same network so I followed the instructions by saving it to my OneDrive going to share, adding his email and it sent him a link ...
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A particularly stubborn case of "0x80070035 Network path not found"

I too must hang down my head in shame and admit defeat in the face of the "0x80070035 Network path not found"... the one from most of these 63 related posts... So, I have a LAN segment with ...
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How can I allow another user to move files around a shared folder in OneDrive?

I have setup a Shared folder on my Onedrive account for my team to facilitate document sign off however after a member of the team signs the document they can not move the document to the next persons ...
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Win 10 21H2 Update stopped file sharing

I have desktop Win10 Home and Win10 Pro computers that are hard wired to my router on the same "home" network. File sharing via network drive mapping has always worked OK. After the Pro ...
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File Sharing Issue

So I am having some trouble with file sharing(Windows 10 20H2). While in file explorer, few folders have an icon at the left bottom saying State:Shared. This is not my OS, someone installed a custom ...
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Cannot Access Shared Folders on AWS Instance (error code: 0x80004005)

When attempting to view the shared folders on SERVER02 from SERVER01 using the UNC path to SERVER02 in file explorer, I get the following error: "Windows cannot access \\ServerName. Check the ...
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Apply "Shares that can be accessed anonymously" without reboot

A true anonymous share on modern windows requires listing its name in Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\ Security Settings\ Local Policies\ Security Options\ Network access: ...
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How to share a folder with windows server 2019 that requires a login to access

I am trying to setup a home network with windows server 2019 as a file server. I made user accounts on the server and setup a shared folder giving access to those user. But when I go to login I get ...
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Connecting to a Windows 10 share via its DNS hostname or IP address

I have two Win 10 Home machines, both signed in to the same Microsoft account. Both machines use a password sign-in. TLDR: Accessing a public share via its DNS hostname or IP address fails. Details: ...
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Can't access network shared drive, "Windows cannot access \\COMPUTER\NAS" even though it's shared to everyone

I wanted to use an unused partition of a slow computer (mainly used to run Steam Link) running Windows 10 Home as a share for my other Windows 10 computers. However, I can't seem to be able to access ...
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disabling network discovery on wifi only

I have a windows desktop pc and a macbook. I have the two connected over an ethernet cable for file sharing purposes and use wifi to get internet to my desktop and laptop separately. In order to share ...
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Accessing files from a Mac via Windows

I have a late 2006 Mac Mini running OS X Snow Leopard and my main PC running Windows 10. I created a user called 'FileSharing', created a folder called 'Shared', and enabled file sharing on the Mac ...
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Share files across two computers in the network where one is connected via usb tethering and the other through ethernet

I currently have 2 PC's located at diff places in the house. PC1 is connected via an ethernet cable and PC2 is connected using an usb tethered device (Phone) in the same network as PC1. Router IP : ...
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I have PCs A and B with Windows 10 in a LAN to share files. PC B sees A, but A does not see B. How can I resolve this?

I want to share files in both directions between two computers in a wired LAN. Both use the same account credentials (an MS @live.com account). Both are Windows 10, both are in the same subnet (192....
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Does MacOS have an equivalent to Windows' Send to/Bluetooth context menu in Explorer?

On Windows if I right-click on a file in Explorer, the pop-up context menu has a "Send to..." option which in turn has a Bluetooth option. From here I can send the file directly to my Mac ...
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Cannot connect to any devices on local network

When I try to ping my laptop it shows "Reply from my PC private IP : Destination host unreachable", however there's no problem when I pinging my router. Previously I was able to access my ...
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How to get computers and printers on WiFi to access computers and printers on ethernet, and vice versa?

I am a programmer with server management experience but lacking in network training. By default, I've been given responsibility for the company network ("computer guy must know ALL computer ...
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Cannot access EFS encrypted files/folders using File Sharing (SMB)

https://www.tenforums.com/network-sharing/174475-cannot-access-efs-encrypted-files-folders-using-file-sharing-smb.html https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/cannot-access-...
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Is there a way to create a multipart archive in multiple sessions?

I have a remote machine, where the space is very limited (~15GB free) I have an NFS share mounted on this VM, the size of the share is ~600GBs. The NFS share has lightning-fast access from this ...
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File sharing resource is online but not working

I have a Windows Server 2016 that needs to access a file share on a Netapp. I checked all firewall rules so the connection is allowed and I can see the system accessing the file share on port 445. In ...
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Find out which version of which specific program created a (partial) ZIP archive

Is it possible to determine which specific version of which specific program created a given ZIP archive, based on its metadata? And also, is the outcome of a ZIP / RAR compression affected by the ...
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Shared Cloud Storage for Teams with option to upload only and no download

I am looking for a shared cloud storage for teams. Ideally the admin can assign what directories the members can see. And the members can only upload files and see the contents in the directory but ...
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How to restrict passwordless file sharing in Win10 to only allowed hosts

I need to keep password less sharing enabled but i would like to restrict it to just certain hosts. Is it possible to use the Windows Firewall to block all incoming share connection / protocols unless ...
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What is going on when I play a video from a share on another computer?

Lets say the file video.mp4 lives on server1. Using computer1 I navigate to \\server1\shared\video.mp4 and play the video. I did not save the video file to computer1 and then play it, so is Windows ...
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Why is the whole Users folder shared when sharing a folder inside it?

I've just noticed the most peculiar thing: When I share a folder inside C:\Users, the whole of C:\Users is shared. For example, when I share C:\Users\Public, there won't be a Public share on my ...
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Login fails when using FQDN to access local Windows 10 shares

I have a Windows 10 Professional PC running 20H2 build 19042.685. I recently reformatted the PC and freshly installed this version. It was running the same or very similar version prior to the ...
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Is there a way use SMB protocol without a router?

I'd like to transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu, with direct LAN cable, I previously got it working using router (wireless), but I can't get it working if I connect them directly using LAN cable ...
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WIN10 - LAN file sharing / User permissions

Noob here - I'm trying to understand how Windows 10 file sharing works in combination with user/group rights. My goal is to create a network share on my main PC that can be accessed from my laptop - ...
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Share encrypted drive - decrypt client-side

I have an sftp server and an encrypted drive that I want to share. Even though sftp is secure, I don't want the unlocked drive or the key to stay on the server. So, I'd like to pull the encrypted disk ...
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What is the way to share files with somebody using only cloud storage and a phone number?

Let's say two persons would like to share files with each other without knowing each other's emails, using messengers or social networks, but they do know each other's phone numbers. First thing that ...
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SMB user not authenticated on a specific workstation. How find and fix?

I have a server (Synology RS-820+ with DSM 6.2.3 OS and File Station application) in the cloud. SMB is active, no WINS specified, SMB min = SMB2, SMB max = SMB3. Few Windows 10 workstations share the ...
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How to access windows file shares from a Mac?

I have a windows PC with file shares that I would like to access on my Mac. I have enabled file sharing on public and private networks on advanced sharing in control centre on the windows pc and when ...
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How to make File Sharing works on Windows 10 Home?

I can't make file sharing works on my home PCs. The situation - I have 2 computers: Both with Win10 Home x64. In the same WORKGROUP. Have different accounts (MS accounts, login using a PIN). Have the ...
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New wireless adapter on PC cannot see laptop on the wifi network

I've just installed a TP-link Archer T9UH wireless adapter on my PC. There are two problems which did not exist with the old WiFi adapter (Edimax): Internet access fails occasionally - especially ...
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Is there a way to share games between computers on same network and how do I disable asking for admin permission to run an app? [closed]

My friend opened a cyber cafe and it's a pain in the ass installing games in each pc, games like fortnite and call of duty 80+gb is taking a lot installing on all pc, is there a way to install all ...
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I can ping but I can't access to shared folder

I've two machines one with XP OS and the other with win10. they can see each other via ping command because they are connected to the same domaine. the problem is when I share a folder on the xp ...
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I can never add new user to access to my network Shared Folder (Windows 10)

Here at my place, there is a Windows 10 Home Edition PC act as the "server" in which this PC shares a folder in D:\ with a few other specific computers in the network. The shared folder is &...
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How to share windows folder on internet

Is there any way to share windows folder from one pc to other over internet. Like we can share folder on same network by going to properties of that folder and then enable sharing an then on other pc ...
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Why would my Win10 PC use Guest account when it is disabled?

Setting up a new Win10 PC , and connecting to familiar network shares, one of which was on Win8, I encountered this situation: Win10 PC: Computer Management -> Users & Groups -> shows ...
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Is it possible to get permalinks to Google Drive files?

I have some files I will upload to Google Drive and share them online. But I will update these files frequently and when I do, I want the links to stay the same. Is this possible? If I am not wrong, ...
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Windows 7 Pro computer not visible on other Windows 7 Pro "network."

The laptop has my only DVD player, so we want to mount it (to use Unix terms I'm familiar with) on the desktop. Both are connected to the same hub and both can read the NAS connected to the hub, and ...
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Can access shared network files by IP, but not by host name

For years, I've had file-sharing set up so that my laptop can access files on my desktop PC. I did that by creating matching (local) user accounts on both PCs. That worked fine for years, even when I ...
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