Questions tagged [network-shares]

Generally used to share a resource over a network, including files and folders as well as printers or other physical devices

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How to configure sharing on a small Windows 10 network since HomeGroup is gone?

This is apparently a common problem but I have not found a solution. With the deprecation of HomeGroup after the release of Windows 10 version 1803, I cannot get two computers to maintain network ...
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How do I 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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Creating a local library with network shares/drives

I think the Windows 7 library feature is great - once you understand how it works, but it's pretty frustrating that you can't add network drives/shares to a library. I fully understand that in some ...
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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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Home Network Bandwidth Control

I will mount a home network to share the ADSL internet connection. The speed is 1Mb, but I want that my PC get 75% of the bandwidth and the another PC get 25%. I know that linux boxes can do it, but ...
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Samba+Windows: Allow multiple connections by different users?

I have a machine running Ubuntu with Samba that I use to share stuff with my family's Windows machines in our local network. Currently they access a share for movies/music/etc with one user. I want ...
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Is there any way to prevent a Mac from creating dot underscore files?

At work we're letting one of our very tech savvy clients actually help out a little with a few development projects specific to him. However, he uses his own personal Macbook, and as he edits files on ...
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How do I connect to a network share via the Windows Command Prompt?

Is there any way to connect to a network share via cmd.exe?
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How do I map a network drive to the root of a server (\\server)?

In Windows XP I can very easily map a network drive to the root of my NAS server. I browse to it in Explorer (\\192.168.1.70), choose "Map Network Drive", then choose the drive letter. In Windows ...
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Windows 7 problem to access shared folder

I have a strange problem with Windows 7 Professional when I am try to access to a network shared folder. I have a two personal computers: - pc (A) with Windows 7 Professional, user logged with ...
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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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How to share any folder without password in Windows 8/10 in a home network if a Microsoft account is involved?

My question is: How to set up file sharing correctly, in a home network, with Windows 8/10, so sharing any folder with "Everyone" (File Explorer->Right click on folder->Properties->Sharing->...
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Can a mapped network drive be reconnected from the command line?

On a daily basis I find myself in the Windows command prompt needing to access a network drive that is mapped but disconnected. I have yet to find a command that will reconnect this drive without ...
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Why is it bad to map network drives in Windows?

There has been some spirited discussion within our IT department about mapping network drives. In particular, it has been said that mapping network drives is a bad thing and that adding DFS paths or ...
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Windows 7 file and printer sharing doesnt work for me

Until a few days ago I hadn't had any problems, but now I can't use file and printer sharing in Windows 7 but everyone else on the network can. It is possible I installed some program that made a ...
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Can't ping other machines in my network

I've got 3 machines on my network, all running Windows 7. None of them can ping each other, either by name or IP address. (And because of this, they also can't see each other on the network, can't ...
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Ping to Windows 10 not working if “file and printer sharing” is turned off?

I have one Windows 10 computer on a local network. When I try to ping the Windows 10 machine from some other computer, it fails (Request timed out). From the Windows 10 machine, I can ping other ...
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Cannot run .exe from Network Drive

I am trying to run an executable file from a network drive on Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) in order to install a program, but, each time I try, it doesn't run and the following message appears: {...
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How do i renable connecting a network drive using SMB1 since Windows 1709

I find today that I can no longer mount my Netgear ReadyNas drive because apparently it is using SMB1 and Windows 10 have disabled since release 1709. This is very problemaic because I need to access ...
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How to access Guest (Linux) Filesystem from Host (Windows) in VirtualBox

I am trying to synchronize my music between my desktop (Ubuntu 9.10) and my laptop (VirtualBox: Windows 7 host & Ubuntu 9.10 guest) I use Unison to perform the actual sync, which itself is not the ...
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Specific Windows 7 to Mac SMB share rejected,others OK, troubleshooting?

I have 4 machines, three Windows 7, one Mac Yosemite. All happily share folders except one. One Windows 7 machine can see all the others & connect to all PCs, but not the Mac. Mac can see & ...
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Accessing a Windows share with a different username

Is it possible to manually specify the username, in which Windows uses it when connecting to a networked share? perhaps \\username@host\... PS: Both the server and clients run Windows 7.
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How do I change the user I am logged in with on a Network Share?

When connecting to a server via Explorer (not a mapped network drive) even if the "Remember my credentials" check box is not selected, Windows remembers the password until you log out. Is there any ...
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Disable Windows 7's “Open File - Security Warning” dialog for exe on network drive?

I have a mapped network drive, on which I store some programs, one of which I've put in my startup folder. Unfortunately, this program "does not have a valid digital signature", which means that ...
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Windows refuses to remember network share credentials

I've been tearing my hair out trying to get Windows to remember the credentials to a network share, and almost all attempts were completely fruitless. I have two Windows machines, one being a media ...
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How do I resolve the error “The local device name is already in use.”?

I try to map a network resource to my local device. I receive the following error: The local device name is already in use. I have the problem to find which purpose the device is used for. I try a ...
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Can my landlord access my personal network because he controls the upstream connection?

Can my landlord access the things on my personal router's network because he controls the upstream connection? For example: the DLNA on my NAS, a public file share on my NAS, or the media server ...
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How can I share a printer on Windows 7 x64 with Windows XP x86?

I'm trying to share a printer that's on Windows 7 64-bit with Windows XP 32-bit. I've tried: Using the Add Printer Wizard on XP Selecting network printer Browsing for the printer and selecting it ...
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Turn off administrative share on Windows 7

I have removed the administrative shares, but the shares are re-enabled after rebooting. I have also tried the editing the registry as described in this Microsoft forum post, but it's also re-enabled ...
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Disconnecting / logging out from Windows network share without restarting Workstation service

I have a file server running (SMB) that I connected to in Explorer (Windows 7 Professional) by visiting \\1.2.3.4 directly. I logged in as one user, without saving credentials, and now wish to log out ...
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Windows 7 changes my account name… except it does not. How do I REALLY change my account name?

I created a new standard user account named dm500hd-ag1 on a Windows 7 Ultimate PC. The name of the host computer is ag1 so I thought I would add that in the name of the user account name. Then I ...
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How do I stop mapped network drives which aren't available preventing Windows 7 64-bit booting past KSOD?

I have a QNAP server on my home network which I've mapped a few folders in Windows-7x64 using NFS. This works perfectly except for when I switch the server off (or disconnect it from the network). ...
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Play video from SAMBA share on Android--Any shared volume from Linux or Windows

I use Ubuntu12.10 with Gnomeshell. Installed latest version of samba share, configured to share my Video folder, access restricted via login (uid and password needed). SMB share accessed via Solid ...
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How can I make desktop.ini work on network locations?

I've got a simple desktop.ini file that applies a folder icon. It works just fine in a local folder. I'd like it to work on a network location, as we have an external hard drive connected to our ...
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windows file sharing - one computer cannot view others shares

advanced file and printer sharing A can do it on B but B can't on A, it prompts for user/pass I have 2 computers. Both Win XP Pro Both advanced file sharing.. I want that. But when I connect comp A ...
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Logging out of a network share drive without reboot?

I have a small script that runs on each workstation which runs defrag and chkdsk and connect each workstation temporarily to a network share that they, normally, do not have access to. The command I ...
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Why won't my mapped drive persist for elevated user after reboot?

This is related to this issue: Command Prompt in Administrator mode doesn't see mapped drives I'm needing to run a program (InstallShield) as an elevated user, but this program also needs to ...
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Cannot Mount Windows 7 Share from Linux using CIFS: Mount error(13): Permission denied

We have a windows XP share entry in our FSTAB that works as follows: //MAIN/StorageD /mnt/storaged cifs username=admin,password='',uid=1001,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,noperm ...
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Using photos from network drive with Windows 8 photo app

I have photos on my network drive that I want to display (in live tiles preferably in the photo app). Under c:\users\paul\pictures I have made a link to them, using mklink /d: And this works fine in ...
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Remotely close open shared files

I have a Windows 7 computer that is hosting some files in my network. Sometimes a file (usually an Office document) is stuck in the open state even after a user has finished editing it. What I do to ...
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Share a Wi-Fi connection

I have a wifi connection wifi000 and I want to share it. When I use ad hoc connection to do this, I have to disconnect from my wifi000. So how can I share my current wifi connection providing another ...
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Share doesnt ask credentials

I got a problem with one share-folder. Its just basic network-share from one VM and idea is that only admins can access to that share. When im logged with admin-user account I can get to share, but ...
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Word documents very slow to open over network, but fine when opened locally - on one machine

Windows XP, Word 2003, patched. The issue is happening with several Word documents stored on a network drive. The Word documents are clearly a bit wonky (i.e. one is 675k, but if you copy everything ...
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How-To define an Alias-Name for a given Fileserver?

I'm building a testsystem and want to use the servernames like in the productive environment. For tcp-traffic i made an entry in the hosts-file but that seems not to work for fileservers (smb). How ...
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Exploring other windows 8 machine's root

I used to be able to type start \\other_machine\c$ in PowerShell and Windows Explorer would pop up with a login dialog. Then I'd type other_machine\moswald and my password (the account is a local ...
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Linking computers to increase performance [duplicate]

I have 2 laptops (one of which is my primary PC) and a desktop PC. The desktop run on Vista Home Edition, the secondary laptop also runs on vista and the primary laptop runs on windows 8. It is ...
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How can I network two laptops?

Is there a simple way to connect two HP laptops? These are standalone computers. One should be the client, while the other act as a server.
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OS X: How to avoid having to re-connect to network share after NAS was turned off?

I use Mac OS 10.6 to connect to a NAS drive using the afp protocol (Finder -> Go -> Connect To Server). I have set up the NAS to automatically power off during the day, and power on in the evening. ...
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Make a network drive available over the internet?

I recently built a small server machine, using Ubuntu Server and Samba, to act as a file server (among other things) so that my entire family can access certain files over the network from Windows ...
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How can I suppress those annoying Thumbs.db files in Windows Vista and Windows 7?

In Windows XP, there used to be a folder setting like "Do not cache thumbnails." I can't seem to find something similar for Windows Vista and Windows 7, and every folder on my network containing a ...