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 can I share a Windows 7 library with anonymous access without using a Homegroup?

The "homegroup" feature is useless, because it requires a password, and therefore doesn't support anonymous, no-hassle access to shares from devices such as my Sony Bravia TV and non-Windows7 machines....
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Network Volumes Keep Changing Names OSX

It seems everytime I reconnect network volumes, my drives cycle through names like /Volumes/user, /Volumes/user~1, /Volumes/user~2 Is there any way to stop this? I just want the name of a network ...
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Mount Windows share on Linux boot

I'm running VirtualBox in Windows. I have Ubuntu Linux 10.04 installed as a VM. Whenever I log in I have to run to following command to mount my shared Windows web dev folder: sudo mount.vboxsf ...
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Sharing Clipboard between non-networked PC's (KVM style)

My situation is this: I have a PC which is joined to a domain, and another computer 'outside' that network. I'd like to use a KVM style device to switch between them, but sharing the clipboard would ...
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Synchronising a remote folder with a local one

I am using a network disk (that's connected to my router by USB) to store several data files. A simple .NET application that I've created is supposed to read and modify these data files. However, some ...
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I'd like to archive files from Ubuntu to Windows between two computers on a shared home network

I have an old laptop running Ubuntu 9.10 which I use as a LAMP environment for web development, and I have a comfortable, powerful desktop computer with Windows 7 installed on it. These two are ...
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How to access a network folder in Ubuntu using the terminal

I am new to Ubuntu(and Linux for that matter) and I am trying to access files using the terminal. The network folder is on my Desktop, but when I go to the Desktop folder via the terminal, the ...
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Why are certain folders in my XP network share really, really slow?

I have a workgroup set up with Windows XP. My file "server" is running XP Pro and the clients are running XP home. I've turned simple file sharing off on the server because certain clients need ...
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rsync creating thousands of .DS_Store files from mounted volume

I've been using rsync on OS X to sync all our website admins. It was working fine until the OS X 10.6.3 update! Now it creates thousands of empty (0-kb) folders. It only does it when synching to a ...
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Browsing mapped network drives in Aptana Studio - Windows 7

I've recently started using Windows 7 (64-bit) at work, but after installing Aptana like usual, and mapping my network folders like I always have, Aptana shows the mapped drives, but with a red X on ...
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Aperture and networked drive: thinks images are offline

I keep my photos on a networked drive (wireless), and they are referenced by Aperture. Aperture seems to not try very hard to look for this drive. Usually I have to open the network drive in Finder ...
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Computer Studdering When Transferring Over Network

This is a really weird problem that I've never even seen before. When I copy to or from my server share, my computer studders terribly and the data transfers very slowly at only around 12MB/s. By ...
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Problems saving docx file on nt-server share

I'm having troubles saving docx files on a nt-server share. If i save it as 97-2003 format (doc), it works, but not as .docx. Any clues?
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Linux and Windows machines sharing a network

I have different Windows and Linux machines that share an internal private network. From within this network I can SSH to every machine etc. This internal network works great. I have my main windows ...
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logging into network share

I am logging into a network share through a batch script to start a test I can get the shared program logged in but then up comes the windows prompt "run" or "cancel". Not all of the machines have ...
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Best way to use my windows box as a backup?

I put a 1.5 TB HD in my Windows 7 box and my main computer is a MBP. I have a lot of professional files/folders in a FireWire 800 external HD connected to the MBP and I want to use the 1.5 TB HD in my ...
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Windows Explorer slow response when disconnect from the network

As a Systems Admin I have seen this issue repeatedly and it drives me crazy. Basically the problem occurs when you open My Documents or My Computer (Windows Explorer) there is a big delay ranging ...
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“net use /delete” question

I want to delete a network connection. When I type net use I get this: Microsoft Windows XP [version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. C:\Documents and Settings\toto>net use ...
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Trouble accessing network drives in Windows 7

Running Windows 7 Professional. I am experiecing problems accessing network drives (shares) on my local netowork. I have a LaCiE network drive - the Windows XP machine can access it without problems. ...
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How to save the password for a mapped network drive?

I have a map drive created from Tools > Map network drive. The drive is mapped to a different machine's shared folder. So each time I switch off the machine, it asks for the password when I open the ...
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how to share files over local network in ubuntu

I am trying to paste some files from my laptop to desktop. both have ubuntu. From the laptop I can see the desktop under Places -> Network. I can see the files in the Desktop but when I try to paste ...
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How do I keep a server connected as a volume after sleep?

This would be in Mac OS X 10.6... I know I can connect a server share as a volume and do so via a script so every time I boot up it gets mapped. How can I make sure that same share is mapped after ...
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Share Truecrypt container

is it possible to put a truecrypt container on a net share and access/mount it form multiple machines (windows) at the same time? I fear that if both would write the file could be corrupted.
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Ubuntu + latest samba version, symlinks no longer work on share mounted in windows

I just apt-getted (apt-got?) the latest software for my Ubuntu 9.10 linux box, and I noticed that samba was the included in the update. After the install, the symlinks in my home directory no longer ...
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Mac sees mangled filenames from Linux SAMBA share

Certain filenames in my SAMBA shares from Linux are not getting transmitted properly. It's certain files in certain folders and it doesn't affect all folders or all files within a single folder. I can ...
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Enable File sharing in Windows Vista

There seems to be a problem in my Windows Vista.. In the network and sharing centre only the network discovery is visible. I cant find a option for file sharing as mentions in other websites. There is ...
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Software to search for shared files/folders in all machines in a Windows network [closed]

I am on a Windows network and would like to search for files and folders across all the shared folders in the network. What is a good software/tool that can do this?
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How do I have a network share mount in Mac OS X persist between reboots

I currently connect to a Windows (smb) share via the Finder -> Go -> Connect To Server. I have to type in the IP (although I have saved the credentials in my keychain). If I reboot or logout, I have ...
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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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Slow file copying/network browsing in Windows 7

The file copying on local discs and network shares, and browsing shared folders is much slower on the Windows 7 than it was on Windows XP. I'm sure everyone encountered this problem, I personally have ...
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How can I scan the local network for connected devices? (Mac OS)

I'm basically looking for something like this but available on Mac. I am trying to connect a new workstation to our wireless multifunction printer and I'm having a hell of a time getting the device ...
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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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Need Suggestions on Backup Strategies and Alternatives?

Currently, I use Mozy Home to perform an online backup of my laptop. So far, this works well, since I only use one laptop that needs to be backed up. But, soon this may change and I want to explore ...
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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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Hosts entry for a fileserver don't work, why? [duplicate]

I have several entries in my hosts file (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) for some servers with MS SQL Server. Does this work for fileservers (a first quick tests failed, Why)? Edit: Access ...
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File sharing among pc and iMac

iMac and pc are connected with gigabit router to share files. What suggestions you might have to speed up the sharing of files from one computer to the other
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How to stop homegroup sharing folders?

I have homegroup on my PC and laptop, both running Windows 7. I can share the folders and files easily, but the problem is I can't stop sharing the folder. Even I went to computer > manage and stop ...
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Where are Credentials stored for Network Drives on WinXP?

I have a drive mapped to a folder on a remote machine that I connect to using the Cisco VPN client. The password to the Windows account I use on that remote machine has changed. I had stored the ...
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Is there a way to force Windows to recognize a network folder as a local drive, for the purposes of being able to search it with Everything?

I just started using the file search program Everything at work to search through documentation on our shared drives. This is after disappointments with Google Desktop and Windows Search. I love the ...
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Using Ubuntu “Connect to Server” to mount Windows share?

I have a system with Ubuntu 9.10 installed. I can connect to remote windows shares by using the "connect to server" under "places" menu. I can't figure out where these mount in the file system. Is ...
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Linux (Ubuntu): How to get the path to a mounted Windows folder?

I have mounted a Windows share using the GUI in Ubuntu. Now I would like to access it using the Terminal application. However, I don't know its path. I thought it should be in /mnt, but it isn't there....
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Windows user account just for accessing network shares on a Windows 7 machine

I would like my Xbox (Xbmc) to access my Windows 7 shares without having Guest accounts enabled and without using my Administrator account login details. I have tried making it an account called Xbox ...
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How do I preserve folder shares on a USB external drive?

I'm using a WD Passport external hard drive with my notebook, and have a folder on this drive I need to share on my Windows network. Occasionally, when the drive is not plugged in, Windows appears to ...
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How to detect when someone joins the network environment

I'm sharing my Internet connection with someone who's only occasionally online. When his PC is running, it's visible in the network environment. How can I have my computer popup an alert if that user ...
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Network shares do not mount

My network shares were mounting fine yesterday.. suddenly they are not. They were mounting fine for the last two weeks or however long since I added them. When I run sudo mount -a I get the ...
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Modify network shares, but not delete?

How can I make it so that I can modify the files on a network share (client: linux, ubuntu 9.10, network share server: windows 7), or create new files on it, but not delete? Or at least make it so ...
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Windows 7 Command Prompt drives not available

I have the opposite problem compared to the author of this question: Hard drive access denied from Windows Explorer (but works from command prompt as Admin) I can see all the drive letters for a ...
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Sharing file in windows xp (sp3) to other computers in the workgroup

Right, I know it sounds easy, and it's likely to have an easy answer but here's my scenario: I have a computer at the office running windows xp with the service pack 3, and my boss asked me to share ...
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How to know disk quota on network share in windows?

I connect to a share on a windows server and I have a quota of unknown size. All the tools I have seen are reporting the disk size/disk free space, not the quota size for myself. The only way I can ...
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Windows 7 Administrative Shares

I'm having trouble enabling administrative shares for all Administrators. I've enabled File Sharing as well as added the LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy registry key like all of the "solutions" out ...