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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Enable SMB file sharing on OS X - “Incorrect Password”

I have a Mac running Snow Leopard connected to an Active Directory domain. I can share folders on the Mac and view files from Windows without problems. When I try to enable my Mac account for write ...
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Modified file not being read over network

I have a strange issue with file sharing in Windows Server 2012. We have an application that's run from a network share. There's also a Terminal Services server so remote users can run it. This ...
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Mapped network drive is behind a VPN; How do I stop Windows from auto-connecting at startup?

(After about 15 minutes of searching S.U. I haven't found any relevant questions, so excuse me if I got the wrong search terms, and this is a dupe.) I'm running Windows 7 at work, and have a couple ...
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Safe sharing home network, single user Microsoft account without Homegroup

I have a home office with a workstation, and I just added another workstation and a laptop. All use windows10 professional and I use the same Microsoft account to login on all machines. I'm trying to ...
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Error when running executables from mapped network drives

We have an active directory environment with some shares on a file server running windows server 2008 r2, the clients run windows 7 and map the file shares to drives on their machine, this is ...
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RoboCopy unable to copy between a server on a domain to a computer in a workgroup

I have a RoboCopy problem and here is the scenario. My server is running Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2. My laptop is running Windows 10 Technical Preview. The server is running as a domain ...
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A fast modern network filesystem to replace VirtualBox's shared folder emulation

My work code repository is stored in host Linux system, and is accessed from Windows guest; currently, guest can access the repo via 'shared folder' which looks like a samba emulation. But, it just ...
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Centrally manage thumbs.db for multiple clients on a CIFS share

I have a multimedia archive viewable read-only by multiple Windows 7 clients. Each time the clients browse the directory in Windows Explorer, the thumbnails are re-created. They're useful, but they ...
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How can I enable anonymous access to a Samba share under ADS security mode?

I'm trying to enable anonymous access to a single service in my Samba config. Authorized user access is working perfectly, but when I attempt a no-password connection, I get this message: Anonymous ...
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Samba not showing any shares

When I run smbstatus --shares I see no shares listed. This is at the end of my /etc/samba/smb.conf: [Share] path = /var/www available = yes valid users = robert read only = no ...
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Windows 10 can't access network drive after startup

I have a Western Digital MyCloud NAS drive which refuses to be accessible after Windows 10 starts. It was mapped in Windows with the \\server\resource syntax and set to reconnect at sign-in. In ...
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Log tailing over SMB much slower under Samba 4 vs Samba 3

I just upgraded my internal development VM running Ubuntu 11.10 with Samba 3.6 to Ubuntu 15.04 with Samba 4.1 (fresh install, new VM). Everything is working great, with the exception that my log ...
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Do not allow locking read only files by network

I have shared a folder with read-only access rights. But if someone is using files from this folder, I can not delete these files, because they are locked. Is there any way to prevent read-only users ...
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How to “mount” WebDAV folder as a local folder instead of a drive?

I know I can use "NET USE X: https://server/" to mount a WebDAV folder to X:. However, I'd like to know if and how I can use mklink to do the same, but with a folder, without mounting it as a drive ...
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OS X can connect to Windows machine, but can't access shared folders

I can create new folders on my Windows XP machine, set them to "shared". On my Mac, I pick Finder → Go → Connect to Server → smb://192.168.1.4 → Connect → Name / Password. ...
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Bridging connections between two wireless notebooks

My apartment has a very weak public WiFi signal. my vista notebook is not connecting to this public WiFi, it says signal is weak, while my win7 notebook does connect and is working OK, so i wanted to ...
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Share an external USB Hard drive connected to XP Home

I want to share on my home network an external USB Hard drive connected to my netbook running XP Home. My laptop and home PC (both running Win 7 Home Premium x64) can see the shared drive but cannot ...
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Can't drag and drop files from OS X Lion to Samba share

I have an Ubuntu box running a Samba share that I use to share files in my network. Since upgrading my mac to Lion I am unable to just drag and drop files from my mac into the mounted drives to copy ...
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Windows File Sharing does not work with firewall disabled

I have a Windows 7 computer which I am trying to use for sharing files over my home network (but not using a homegroup). Here is what I have tried so far. Network Discovery and File and Print ...
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Modern SMB/CIFS usage in Linux with support for standby and reconnections

For years, I've been using CIFS by mounting the shares with mount -t cifs. This is what I still tend to use, because it allows me to mount specific shares without having to run a network discovery. ...
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How to share a directory on a Linux machine to a Windows machine via NFS?

What are the full steps one needs to do to mount a directory from a Linux machine as a network drive on a Windows machine via NFS? Incomplete answer: Linux side: Install the NFS server and ...
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Error Code: 0x80070035. The network path was not found

I've tried almost every single way I can find on the internet and none of them worked:
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Automount Windows shares on Ubuntu 18.04 using a Kerberos ticket

I've been struggling with this for a few days now. I'm trying to integrate a Ubuntu 18.04 workstation in a network that is mainly Windows. Authentication is done by Active Directory on a server ...
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Share folder from batch file without asking for admin rights and UAC

I'd like to run a batch file on a remote computer which shares a given folder with everyone. It has to do this without asking for admin rights in any way without popping up UAC dialog without ...
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Linux to Windows, can list smb shares but cannot mount

This is a really weird one and all the research I've done so far isn't panning out. I'm trying to connect to a Windows share from CentOS 7.5.1804 to Windows Server 2008 R2 (no snickering and let's ...
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Windows control pannel sharing protected by password radio button

How i can manage 'Sharing protected by password' option (radio button) in Windows control panel with powershell ? I can modify the network profile type with : Set-NetConnectionProfile -...
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What is the difference between a Network Short cut and a mounted share drive in Windows 10?

I've run into an oddity that I worked around, but can't explain. I'm hoping someone can. Situation: I have used the "Add network location" option to connect to an Ubuntu samba shared directory that ...
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mount network share over wmic

hostnames: srv1, srv2, srv3 When opening a powershell on srv2, I can mount a remote network drive on srv3 successfully with this command: PS > hostname srv2 PS > net use Z: \\srv3\c /user:...
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Fedora 26 won't show thumbnails for image and media files on network drives

I've just installed Fedora 26 on my laptop and everything works perfectly fine, just as expected, except one thing: thumbnails for images, videos and and audio files don't show up on network drives. ...
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I disabled SMB1. My network computers are no longer listed. What can I do?

Without working SMB 1 (e.g. by disabling it as suggested here), browsing for computers with shares using Windows Explorer will not work any longer (as expected). They are still available by using \\...
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net use: how to map drive for both normal and elevated processes in Win 10?

In my Windows 10 Enterprise machine I've noticed if I execute "net use" command in elevated mode, then processes run in normal mode will not see the mapped drives. Also if I execute the command as ...
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Disconnect from smb share with powershell on Windows 10

I'm trying to disconnect a smb share with a Powershell command in Windows 10: net use * /delete However, this command does not work, because the share is not shown with net use. The output is There ...
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Very slow Mercurial push over network share on Windows

It takes TortoiseHG about 15 minutes to perform a push from a repository on my local hard drive (where the .hg directory contains 532 files totalling 110MB) to a bare repository on my network drive. ...
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one computer on win 7 lan is slow to open other network shares

I've got a wee lan with 3 computers, each with a variety of shared folders. All computers can successfully browse, read, and write to all the shared folders. But one computer ("A") is annoying: When ...
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Can't connect to network drive (attached to media player)

After a factory reset of my router, I can't connect anymore to the harddrives attached to my media player. Before this was no problem. What I do I try to connect to the drives by typing "\\192.168....
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Shared Folder stop working after reboot

Ok i have this setup on my business : PC1 is the server for the program we use, PC2 and PC3 use this program remotely via a shared folder in homegroup, the program needs a key that is stored in a usb ...
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Making InDesign recognise image paths to network drives when importing XML

I work for a small publishing company, and we regularly create catalogues, brochures, etc., where we feature various hand-picked subsets of our available titles. Based on the titles that are to be ...
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Permission issue on network share drive

I am using Windows 7 on work domain network. One of the shared drives is mapped automatically when I logon with my domain user. However, when I try to create a file or directory from my workstation in ...
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Can't added back my client for microsoft networks in Windows 10

I can't open network shared folders. Got to looking at my NIC properties, and I found that I was missing everything buy IPv4 and IPv6. So I started to try to add back to client, and protocol. I can't ...
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What protocol do networked scanners use? Linux server emulation of same?

TLDR: What protocol do network scanners use, and how do I use that to set up a Linux scan server to OS X client? I have a Brother DCP-7065DN laser printer/scanner. It's great. It's connected to ...
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Share a VirtualBox guest machine folder with host machine

My question is simular to this question. Since the question was asked years ago, virtualbox development has changed owners. In my case I have windows 8.1 running a windows 8.1 vm. Is there a way to ...
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Excel changing UNC paths in shared workbook

Excel documents stored on network drive, for example, \\networkdata\Excel\Shared Data workbook.xls contains tables with data entered into. Report.xls contains UNC paths pointing to \\networkdata\...
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Networking for a business purpose with three different internet connection

I have three broadband connection on three different floors. All are connected to a wireless D Link ADSL router. I want to connect them to a network and form a single network. How can I do this?
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Windows 8 won't let me turn on File Sharing or Network Discovery

I've Windows 8 x64 and Comcast's Norton Security Suite installed. Norton takes over Firewall control and it's Automatic File/Printer Sharing control is On. However, it doesn't appear to be the case at ...
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How do I see which user I am logged in as on a Network Share?

IIS on my development computer (Windows 7) cannot access a windows share (Windows Server 2003), so I try to log in manually and verify that the share works for that account. For trouble shooting ...
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What's stopping me granting network users read/write access to a WHS 2011 share?

I've a long-standing problem that is getting me down. My home network has three computers: Server - Windows Home Server 2011 PC Windows 7 Professional Mediacentre Windows 7 Home Premium The server ...
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Why doesn't windows authentication work with host alias'?

Normally accessing a Windows share is accomplished using a UNC path e.g. \\server\share where "server" is the real hostname of the Windows machine. \\server.domain.com\share also works. However ...
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Samba shares empty and not writeable when browsing OS X 10.8

When I mount a Samba share it works, but it doesn't show me any files, even though they exist on the server, I also cannot write files to the share either. The server is CentOS 6.4, running Samba. ...
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How can I make a folder share survive a dismount in Vista? (for use to backup to Truecrypt volumes)

It is well documented that Vista's backup utility cannot recognise Truecrypt volumes as viable destinations for backup. The known workaround for this is to backup to a folder within the TrueCrypt ...
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Windows 8: Share a folder at network to a microsoft account user

I have 3 computer at home, I want to share some files from one computer to another, but I want to share just to my user (microsoft account)... All computer has Windows 8, and is logged in with the ...