Questions tagged [file-sharing]

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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Setting up a filesharing server using a VPS

I've got a vps and now I want to use it for filesharing. Of course FTP is an amazing option, but most of the time, it's not natively available in OSs and requires a FTP Client. I was thinking about ...
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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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How to share Medialibrary between desktop and mobile (Windows, Android)

How could I share or import/export the VLC medialibrary between platforms Windows and Android? The important issue is: sharing between the platforms. I am saving URLs to internetradio streams and ...
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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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Windows 10 file sharing off, files still available across the network

I'm running windows 10 with file sharing turned off on private (current) and public network profile. When I go to a different network device, all my media (music and videos) are still available. I ...
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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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Access shared folder from mapped network computer

Scenario I have 3 computers: Desktop A -> Desktop B -> Embedded System (All running a version of windows) Desktop B has a shortcut to a shared folder from the embedded system through Remote ...
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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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Sharing data from Windows Server 2012-r2 to any PC

I am using a Windows Server 2012 R2 to learn a little bit more about programming. I occasionally have some data on the server I would like to share with a family member, but I don't want him logging ...
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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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Automate Xcode build based on file changes

Using SMB file sharing to network between a PC and Mac. All of my dev work is done on the PC. I publish from the PC to a shared folder and then on the Mac manually launch Xcode and build-deploy the ...
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limited user access to files on win10

I have two users on my Laptop (version Win10). One of them is mine so it's Administrator. But another user is a normal for a another person. I found my files were appearing on that second user. It is ...
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Does NFS supports multilevel mounts?

Consider a scenario where I have 3 PC's running on ubuntu 16.04. PC1: 10.42.0.228 sharing /home/user1 on NFS. Exports file looks like: /home/user1 *(rw,async,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check) PC2: ...
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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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Windows 10 PCs won't see each other on the network or connect to each other anymore

I have two Windows 10 (10.0.19042.572 and 10.0.18363.1139) laptops on the same wi-fi network. They have dynamically assigned IP addresses and both have the same value for Default Gateway in ipconfig. ...
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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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Mirror Windows Server Shared Folder to OneDrive

We have on premises Windows 2012 Server with many File shares. Employees at office are using these shares. Some employees have Microsoft 365 Business Premium licenses, others have regular 2016 or 2013 ...
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3 Win7 PCs in a Home Group suddenly don't share folders anymore

I'm helping an old friend managing his PCs from more than a decade, and now i'm stuck without a solution. He has a LAN with a router, 3 PC using Win7, a couple of printers and the occasional cell ...
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Windows 10 file share not working over different networks

I have a windows share created on a different network for storage until recent this was working fine, but now it seems I can't copy files to the share, but I can copy from the share, I've checked the ...
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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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Show list of content a non-admin user has permission to view

As an admin I would like to share content with students where the student logs into their own adobe connect account and see's the files they have permissions for (via users and groups). Of course if i ...
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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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Can an excel spreadsheet be 'refresh all connections' by any shared users

I have a shares portfolio (excel spreadsheet I have Office 365 for MAC,)that pulls down live stock prices. I loaded the spreadsheet onto OneDrive and the prices only update on opening the spreadsheet. ...
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Set Up a Network-Enabled File-Sharing for My Design Files (Windows 10)

Today, I got my new desktop computer which is specifically bought for hardcore designing. I also have a loptop that I take with myself to work (I design there too). So, I have two computers that will ...
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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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Windows file share seems to change the network interface even though connecting via ip

Between two windows servers I have a connection to the standard LAN (which is the default gateway) on the 10.0.0.0/24 network, I also have a direct connection between the two servers which is on its ...
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Limiting number of simultaneous users to a shared folder in windows

This is regarding the option in advanced sharing dialog of windows while enabling folder sharing. "limit the number of simultaneous users to" What action causes the OS to take into account ...
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Network drives from OSX not showing on PC

I recently wanted to share some drives from my Mac with my Windows 10 machine. I only wanted to share a couple of folders but couldn't quite figure it out so I simply typed the IP of my Mac in the Run ...
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How to debug Network File Access in Windows 10?

I'm trying to enable file sharing access between 2 Windows 10 PCs. Main PC Surface Main PC I already enabled this, and UN = jdoe PW = allStar123! Am I forgetting something else ? Surface I used ...
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Share large files through torrent - deluge

I am trying to share a large data file (~2.5 Gb) with a colleague using the bittorrent protocol. I am on Fedora 30 and I am using Deluge 1.3.15. To create the torrent file, I am following the steps ...

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