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Is there a reason for mapping a network drive that was also being remotely accessed through Network Sharing by the same PC?

Is there a connection/reason for mapping a network drive and Network Sharing that same PC? Both PCs run Windows 10 Pro. Because a PC that has been remotely accessing mine, through Network Sharing ...
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Batch file with UNC path

Note: While this question is related to LaTeX, it's not about LaTeX per se. That's why I ask here instead of on TeX.SX. I'm trying to modify my LaTeX compilation routine with Notepad++ and SumatraPDF ...
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How can a folder have much larger `size on disk` than `size`?

I have a folder on a NTFS network drive. I had copied it over from my local NTFS drive. Its displayed size on the network drive is totally confusing to me: Size: 1,34 GB Size on Disk: 12,2 ...
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Map network drive by IP (3rd octet)

I would like to map the correct network drive (from several ones) to a computer using the IP assigned by DHCP through a batch script. So when the computer connects and i.e. gets allocated the IP 192....
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Windows 10 PowerShell cannot add network locations past \\xxx\xxx

I have been trying to create a network drive using PowerShell that has a network location nested further than \\xxx\xxx, but I am unable to do so; whenever I try, I get error: (parts in brackets are ...
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Slow local network (device in the same room) speed when connected to vpn

I have a mapped drive on my local network. When I copy files from or to it without a VPN connection, I have a speed 4-5 times greater than when I'm connected to VPN. Obviously, something is wrong, ...
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Solve the “The network location cannot be reached” issue without admin rights and restarting

I have a similar problem as the one reported here, but I don't have admin rights, and neither I want to restart my computer. Here at my company many of our documents and software are located on some ...
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Computer does not recognize network drive name

My desktop is connected to a network drive whose IP address is \\10.7.50.3. The same drive can also be reached simply by going to \\fea-fe1 and if I ping fea-fe1, here is the result: Pinging fea-fe1 [...
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Setting file permissions on Windows 10 is very slow

I have Synology active directory running on my NAS. Setting file/folder permissions using windows 10 in network drive is crazy slow. Applying permissions on one file takes few seconds, and it is ...
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Network drive seems empty over UNC-path (but actually isn't)

Problem Network drive seems to be empty when using UNC-notation. In windows explorer trying the following \\192.168.1.1 shows my 2 drives (G:, H:) correctly, but if I want to access G: the windows ...
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Windows 10 does not show “Always available offline” for my SMB network drive

I'm on Windows 10. I have connected a drive shared by a Raspberry Pi via SMB as a network drive. Access via Windows File Explorer works both for reading and writing. However, I can't seem to make it &...
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Share drives time out

I have a client that wants their users to be able to be in their network drives for long periods of time without being timed out and having to sign back in. Currently the users sign in with their ...
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Way to Refresh Network Drives due to Disconnection from Pending VPN Connection without Workflow Interruption

I posted this question on Stack Exchange, but haven't had a successful answer as of yet (the one suggestion I got had to be shot down in my case due to IT security restrictions disabling Windows ...
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Why can't I acces my NAS drive with rclone?

I am trying to access my NAS drive with rclone: rclone check C:\Some_local_folder "N:\" where N:\ is my NAS drive. However, I can't seem to access my NAS in this way: 2020-06-18 20:24:25 ...
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“Device name already in use” when trying to access NAS still waking up from sleep

Environment: windows 10 PC + Synology NAS on a static IP set up to go to sleep after 30m of not using it Whenever I try to access a network share mapped to a drive letter, e.g. "V:" in this example I ...
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Backing up a network drive to another network drive through VPN

I am having a network drive on location A. This location A has a VPN tunnel to which I can connect remotely. I am having another network drive on Location B. Now I want to mirror all my files every ...
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Use Git on a shared drive within WSL

I have a network-attached drive, T: that I can access via Windows File Explorer or GitBash just fine. But in WSL, I cannot use git to push to a remote located on the drive. Here is my workflow: Mount ...
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Resource Monitor not showing networked drive mapped to Z:

Running Windows 7, I am mapping my network drive to Z: with no issues. I can use the Z: drive with no problems, from the Explorer or applications. However, I noticed that a Rainmeter skin I am using ...
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How to disconnect unavailable network drives in Windows 10?

My company laptop runs a command line script during boot which adds a set of network drives to the Windows. I'm not using any of these during work at all, I don't even have access to some of them (...
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Changing Location of User's Personal Folders Only Partially Works

I changed the location of a user's personal folders to a mounted network drive, by modifying the values under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders. ...
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Cygwin's ffmpeg incorrectly reports missing input file on a network drive

I'm writing a shell script in cygwin to extract frames from a list of videos located on a network drive. I have assigned the network drive the letter L: on Windows and thus the root of the drive is ...
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Sync OneDrive for Business in Win10 on VirtualBox with shared folder on host system

I have a Debian linux system and would like to sync my OneDrive for Business folders. There are some linux clients for OneDrive, that do not really work, they either don't work with OneDrive for ...
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Windows 10 file transfer stuck at 100%

When trying to copy files from my external drive or a network drive, the file transfer dialog often stays open after the file transfer has presumably been completed. The dialog window is entitled "...
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Searching files network drive and logging file names

I'm trying to log the filenames of files containing a certain word. The files are across multiple directories in a network drive. I've tried to do it myself but couldn't find any solution.
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Assign a second letter to a Mapped Network Drive, without it appearing in This PC

I currently have a network drive assigned to letter O:. A few of my co-workers have it mapped to a letter Z:, and that's how they post their links to me. From this question I've found I can subst that ...
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SharePoint mapped as network drive no longer works

I have in the past accessed two SharePoint sites on our company network by mapping them as network drives. That is, I have added a network drive in File Explorer to a URL of the form https://...
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Network drive connection failed. Which app/service to unlock in my firewall?

I installed TinyWall firewall and now Windows 10 cannot reconnect the network drives. Which service is responsible for this?
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Using network files locally for increased performance

In my workplace we are provided a mapped network drive to store all of our important files. The network drives have their own backup procedures in place. Thus we are required to keep all our important ...
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Windows 10 - Network Drive (WebDAV) access limited

I've connected MS Windows through the explorer (File Manager) with a WebDAV server. Everything seems to work correct, I can download files and create directories. But if I try to upload files to the ...
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Why can't I set 'attrib +h +s' on Desktop.ini on network drive

I'm trying to use custom icons for folders on a network drive and I've followed all the usual advice but cannot set the right attributes on the desktop.ini file. I'm using Windows 10 and have so far......
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Windows Connect to Mapped Network Drive Letter without File explorer

How can I connect to an already mapped network drive on the command line (i.e. without using File Explorer)? I'd like to be able to run something like C:\Users\ZaneDufour> some_command "D" C:\...
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Disable network drive error message on other networks

On my laptop (Windows 10 Pro), I connect to a network drive (Z) at work, which is only available on our local network. When I take my laptop home, inevitable leaving several windows of File Explorer ...
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Computer freezing when accessing network files [closed]

Whenever any application on my computer tries to reach out to files that are on my companies network drive [i.e. not on my computer], it locks up and crashes. This can be as simple as opening up a ...
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Win 10 Linux Subsystem: Auto-mount network drives

I have no problems mounting a network drive W: with the following command: sudo mount -t drvfs W: /mnt/htdocs In /proc/mounts the corresponding line then is: W: /mnt/htdocs drvfs rw,relatime 0 0 ...
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Task Scheduler permission issues on Network Drive

I have a Python script that I want to run on a machine running Windows Server 2012 (in a domain environment), once a day. It copies files from one network drive to another, and logs its results to a ...
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Windows issues : Access Network Drive

Here is my problem: I can not access a network drive from my pc under windows 7. The PC and my profil are in a domain. When I connect with the same profile on a TSE, my network drive works. When I ...
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Windows 10 adds prefix connecting to network folder

I have connected a drive in Windows 10 to a WebDAV folder using the "Map Network Drive" dialog: I checked "Reconnect at sign-in", entered my username and password, all worked. After a reboot however, ...
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Mapped network drives aren't showing in Windows Explorer

Recently I've started to migrate a domain from Windows Server 2003 (mapping drives by script) to a Samba 4 DC (mapping drives by GPO). Most of the computers work fine, but on some of them I've noticed ...
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Changing filename capitalization for files on a network drive requires permission from myself

Whenever I try to rename a file on a network drive by changing the capitalization, I get a popup error telling me that I can't rename the file without permission from my own account. For example, I ...
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Office 365 Sharepoint in Windows 10

I have the same issue as this person here in getting a drive mounted as a network drive. Except I am working in the Windows 10 world. Do I still need to authenticate through Internet Explorer first, ...
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Restore and backup, mapped network drives without logging off

I use this script to restore and backup network drives SET path=C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Desktop\drives_backup.reg C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe Export HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network %path% It work great but ...
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Windows File History to FTP

I'm trying to make Windows 10 File History tool use my FTP server for backup and especially versioning. I've ran into problems. No matter what I do, the File History tool doesn't see, allow or ...
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How to transfer files with SFTP between local folders/drives?

A bit of a noob question, so I apologize if this isn’t even doable, but I thought I’d ask. I have two hard drives connected to my computer (Windows 8.1), one internal, one external (connected via USB)...
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Network drive: “Size on disk” multiples of 128MB instead of reality

I've had a Buffalo LS420D 4TB NTFS network drive for years (no special setup - just whatever was the default as far as I can remember), but I just now noticed that no matter how small a file actually ...
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Can't get into a network drive through Filezilla

On my server, I have a network drive and I want to get access to this drive through Filezilla. The main problem is that every time I'm trying to get there with Filezilla, the client connection is lost ...
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Create a symbolic link on a networked drive

I'm trying to create a symbolic link on a networked drive that's mounted at login when my PC connects to a VPN. I'm getting the following error: I've come across this thread but it wasn't of much ...
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Run scheduled task only if mapped network drive is not present?

Is it possible in Windows 10 to run a scheduled task only if a mapped network drive is not present? Background: I have a task, a batch script, that maps two network drives for a backup service (...
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FTP - Use multiple directories to appears as one

I wanted to setup a FTP server on my Win10 PC that I use as a server. So, I chose FileZilla server. However is it possible to share a folder that contains multiple directories from multiple drives ? ...
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System error 86 has occurred

I have a windows7 machine where I connect the network drives with the following command: > net use t: \\pathname\foldername /user:Username password However, although this was working for years, ...
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In Windows 10, How to map network drive as System Account?

I need to map a network drive as local system account. In windows 7, I've used PsExec tool to start a Command Prompt as System and use "net use" command to map the required network drive. The ...