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 extract the drive letter for a new mapped drive in a .bat?

I'm creating a simple command-line backup script to use robocopy to mirror "important" stuff to my NAS box. I would prefer not to rely on a hard-coded mapped drive letter for that NAS box. In the ...
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Make a network-accessible file undeletable

We have a network share on one of our local servers in our office. When users log onto the domain in Windows on their laptops a script runs that maps the share to their P drive. It's basically a ...
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Windows 7 loses access to network drives

Ok this is an odd one, but is happening often enough its getting quite annoying. I recently installed Windows 7 on my work computer (about 2 months ago) and every so often I lose access to network ...
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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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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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trouble to connecting to remote file system using sshfs

I'm a first time user of sshfs, trying to use it to give myself access to a remote file system. $ sudo sshfs username@servername.edu:/home/csg/username/low /local/servername When I issue this ...
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Map ftp servers as network drives in Ubuntu Linux

I'm a new Linux user, just switched over from Windows. I've got a couple FTP servers I connect to on a regular basis through sftp. I was wondering if there was a way to, as we say in windows, map them ...
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How to share outside your network

If I want to share a folder or a whole drive with people outside my network, how can i do that? Which programs should I use?
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Is there any way to stream disc images (ISO's) from one computer to another?

To start - I do not mean videos/DVD's, and I do not have Windows file sharing set up (and to be honest, am looking for a solution involving a program that I could maybe start and stop fully). On my ...
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Connect Mac OS X 10.2 to shared Windows USB external disk?

I have a Windows XP machine with an external (NTFS) USB disk which I have shared. I'd like access to this from a Mac (running OS-X 10.2.8). If I use 'Connect to server...' to connect to the Windows ...
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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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Ubuntu: Mounted a WebDAV share, shows up in Nautilus, but where is it in the filesystem?

I'd like to create a simple command line script that will copy some files from ~/myfiles to files on a WebDAV-mounted filesystem over a network connection. I can easily click on places and bookmarks, ...
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Windows 7 “Backup completed but some files were skipped”

I set up Windows 7 Pro to backup my files to a network path (woohoo!) and chose to backup "data for newly created users, libraries", and my user folder (no system image). All went fine (although the ...
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Alternative Methods of Sharing Folders in Windows?

Hey guys. I'm running Windows 7 and as of now I simply share folders as one usually does in Windows. I then have a MacBook with Leopard (Now Snow Leopard) which I use to connect to my computer to ...
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Can't connect to a share

I have a laptop with a Windows XP Tablet Edition installed. I have several users setup on the laptop (mostly me and my kids). When I try to connect to its administrative share via \DadLaptop\c$ ...
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How can I Map a Network Drive with Password so it stays mapped after a reboot?

I mapped a network drive to a location that needs a password. Now whenever my computer starts up, it tells me that it could not connect to that network drive because a password is needed. How do I ...
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VPN Connected, How to browse files? Windows Vista

I am trying to establish a VPN connection to a server in my office from my laptop at home. I tried some of the steps as mentioned here: Connect to a network Connect to a workplace Use my Internet ...
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How do you create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer?

I need to create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer in Windows 2000. I don't mean a mapped drive, just a Folder Shortcut to a shared network folder (it will end up as a first-level object under ...
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Speed up directory listing on Windows network share

I'm using software that regularly scans thousands of files (probably the name and modification time). This takes quite a while since the files are accessed via a network share. Both machines run ...
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File disappeared after error during move

I was cut and pasting a file from one network share to another on windows. During the move an error occured and now the file isn't in the source or destination locations. Is there any way to recover ...
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Slow speed with shared folders in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox 3 on my Ubuntu 9.04 desktop, and I've got a VM with Windows XP sp3 mapping my ~/Documents folder as a shared folder. The virtualised Windows is mapping My Documents to the shared ...
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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 ...