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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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Share folder with specific users from other machines without creating another account in the sharing PC?

I researched the site and I know you have the same account on the PC that is going to share the files in order to share only to specific accounts, but this seems messy to me. Imagine you can share a ...
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How to open UNC path from run dialog box as a specific user?

When i use \computer\path in run box, folder opens directly without asking me which user I want to access the folder as... have two computers A and B with administrators X and Y respectively, the ...
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What is NIS (network Information Service) and why do large organizations use it?

I am curious what NIS (Network Information Service) is and why do large organizations use it? From what I know it is a way for people to log in on their account from another computer. What is an ...
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Mount network share and merge with existing files in mount point

I have a program running on a Raspberry Pi 3 (Rasbian Jesse) that drops files in a directory called /mount-point. At bootup, I am mounting a windows share called /incoming to /mount-point. There is a ...
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Connect windows machine to Linux VPS

I have setup a VPS running debian to host some websites and other applications. For one of the projects that I am working on I need to allow users on windows PC's to connect to a folder on the VPS ...
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Shared printer as local printer in Windows

I want to use a shared printer as local printer (because I have to find them with local service user that has visibility only to local printers) in a Windows 7 environment. Is there a solution to set ...
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Change the access point subnetmask

I have one main router, one DSL modem and one access point TP-Link TL-WR-845N. My DSL modem is connected to phone port and my main router is connected to the DSL modem and my access point is ...
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Mount remotely and emulate an optical disk drive from Linux to Windows

The problem Recently, I've been copying some CDs/DVDs/Blu-rays I had laying back in some bookshelves at home from a Blu-ray player from a laptop which doesn't work. However, I can't put a portable ...
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How can I hide NAS drive from showing in “My Computer” without disconnecting it?

I have a PC that is used by more than 1 person, random people, and I'm concerned that others will access my NAS if its listed in "My Computer." I don't want them to see that there is a drive to open. ...
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Connect to NAS works fine w admin but not w other users

Hi I need your support how to allow different users to access my NAS remotely via WINscp or Putty. Problem is that today only user=admin is able to connect via WINscp or Putty. Loggin in w the other ...
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Samba file cannot be delete when samba is mounted as network drive

I have a samba folder mounted as a Z: drive on Windows. When this is done, no files can be created or deleted on the samba drive, even if it is owned by the user who mounted the drive. If I am just ...
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What is the network address for a folder shared on a Mac computer?

I'm trying to get a scanner to be able to scan to a Mac. The person wants to be able to choose their computer from the scanner and scan to a folder on their MacBook. For the Windows computers I set ...
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Map network drive to .local address

I am connecting a network drive to a computer using the map network drive option. If I give it the IP address (192.168.1.x) it will connect fine, but if I give it the .local address (name.local), it ...
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Can't Add Network Printer but Can See Printer Queue

I can view the network printer queue via clicking on hyperlink in a email: \\someserver\someprinter In my past experience, that would add the printer to my printers but it is not this time. I tried ...
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Duplicate folders in network share

I have a Windows 7 machine that is seeing duplicate folder entries in a network share. The share is hosted on a Server 2012 R2 machine and the duplicate entries do not appear locally on the server or ...
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using powershell, how do I check if a particular remote file share is available?

My Powershell script assumes that the user running the script has access to a particular remote share on a fileserver. If they don't, I want to prompt the user to "map a network drive" first prior ...
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net view \\share works but explorer.exe entering \\share gives “not accessible” error?

This is driving me crazy. I have a file share I'm accessing from Windows 8.1 (call it "svrname"). If I type net view \\svrname in cmd.exe, it succeeds and gives a list of shares. if I type \\svrname ...
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Can't mount CIFS share but can navigate it

I have been given access to a network share on a Windows 2000 server, which I need to access from a CentOs 7 machine. I have created the credentials file: username=MYUSER password=MYPASS domain=...
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Windows 10 workgroup drive nore longer visible

I had a Workgroup (not homegroup) set up on Windows 10, with shared network drives. Now the drives are no longer visible, and - I swear - I didn't change anything (yeah, I Know :-). I am guessing ...
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Network sharing not working on windows, with local IP. But can access by localhost

I have two windows 10 machine, and the same configuration in: Installed windows feature , firewall, advanced sharing settings, running services. One ACER machine has no problem, can be access ...
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General server for file sharing and media [closed]

I've got a SoC (ODroid) which I'd like to use as a file or media server, I'm not sure how should I call it (let me describe my needs). I've got an external HDD, which I'd like to share over my LAN. ...
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Windows 10 1607/1703, network shares, EnableLinkedConnections

I've Windows 10 in VirtualBox (had 1607 before, have 1703 now). I've shared folder set up in VirtualBox: This shared folder is mounted automatically on Windows login. I'd like to access this network ...
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Sharing Files Without SMB 1.0

I just disabled the SMB 1.0 / CIFS support on W10 and now I cannot access shares on my LAN. If I disabled SMBv1, should v2 and v3 still work? Also, is there any other way (without external software) ...
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Can't share Documents Folder in win 10

I want to share my Documents folder. When I share it using File Explorer the resulting share is called "Users" and the path is C:\users What I want is C:\users\username\documents only. I don't ...
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Which protocols are used for network share access

I want to figure out how to audit file access on Windows using network share access. I have 2 computers that run Window 8 and that are not in joined in an active directory domain. Computer 1 has ...
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Windows 7 connect 2 pc's from 2 networks

I have a PC on an 'X' network and i want to share a folder to another PC on 'Y' network through a proxy. I added a route from 'Y' to 'X' but seems like it's not working. Example of my route: route ...
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Verified file copy on Windows, for files on a long path UNC?

This is a problem which has a thousand posts across the internet but I can't find answers that are specifically suited for GUI + verified move/copy, so it doesn't look like a duplicate question. I ...
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I know it's been asked 1000x but nothing I try works. I can't delete a network file in windows. It's not in use. It's not a thumbnail issue

I have a pdf, let's say \server\folder\file.pdf, that I cannot delete. I always get the standard windows error "the action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program". I don't ...
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Remote Samba share not accessible

I want to connect to a samba share i set up on a vps with a static ip. The ports are open and the samba service is listening on them, but still if i want to connect to that share it does not work at ...
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Can't access NAS shares (WD My Book World II) Systemerror 53

I suddenly can't access any of the NAS network share folders. We have an old WD My Book World II. Tried with several PCs. net use q: \\My.Nas.Ip.Here\Public gives me: Systemerror 53 Any ideas? I ...
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Not enough space on a shared folder…how can I increase space?

I am a teacher and I try to troubleshoot issues at a school because we don't have a network administrator or an IT person. We store data for our office management program on a folder that is shared ...
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Cannot access c$ administrative share in Windows 10

I have two machines at work running Windows 10. From one, I can connect to the c$ administrative share, but trying to connect from the other to the first computer's c$ share fails. I have read about ...
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Windows 8.1 can't access shared folder on linux

Setup: 1X ubuntu desktop with shared folder named share via samba. IP: 192.168.0.20 1X windows 8.1 laptop updates installed and network sharing enabled. IP: 192.168.0.100-199 1X Windows 10 updates ...
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Solutions for file sharing - local office plus cloud

We have a main office of 8 computers, 3 Windows 10 PCs and 5 Mac desktops and laptops. We have a MacOS server as well. We have about 200 GB of files on local network shares from the Mac server. ...
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Can I store a mapped drive's contents on an external drive?

I'm pretty sure this is not possible, but I want to ask the experts before employing other options. Basically, I have: Host: Computer -> C:\ D:\Folder (external drive) ...
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Cannot access SMB share (Freenas) from one computer (Windows Server 2003)

I cannot access an SMB share (shared on Freenas) from one computer (running Windows Server 2003). The same share is accessible by other computers. I/ve tried accessing it directly, mounting as a ...
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Network drive only reconnects from File Explorer

I'm facing a weird issue with my network drive mapping after rebooting my machine. This is Windows 10 Enterprise, fully updated. Whenever I start up my laptop, it can no longer connect to the ...
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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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How to I make a shared Linux folder a mapped network drive?

I have a Raspberry Pi running Debian. I would like to make a directory a mapped network drive accessible by other PCs connected to my home network. The directory is: /home/user/Public The Public ...
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How can I retrieve the user password of a network shared pc

As you can infer from the title itself, I need to retrieve the password which I entered a while ago and forgot. Long story short, how can I retrieve the user name and password of the PC that my PC ...
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Accessing network shares on computer connected to ICS in Windows 10?

Computer A is running Windows 10 Pro and is connected to the internet via wifi and has the IP 10.10.10.10. It's sharing that connection via ICS to its ethernet connection, which is connected to the ...
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What's the procedure of decompressing one large file in remote servers?

I've mounted a net drive into my local computer and there are several large compressed files (e.g., ~100Gb) stored in this net drive. If I decompress the file using WinRAR, it seems the decompressing ...
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Where are Windows 10 default user credentials for network logins stored?

When I try to access any file server in my network for the first time, Windows is always trying to connect automatically with a wrong username: Please don't mind that the screenshots are in German. ...
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How do I copy to the root of a network share with Robocopy?

I'm trying to copy very large amount of small files from one folder on my local drive array to a network share, and after trying many different methods of copying files I decided Robocopy might be ...
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Allow Domain Computers group to write to a network share

I have a network share on a file server in AD, and I have a batch file that runs on all the domain joined computers which is supposed to write a log file to the network share. However, the log files ...
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Will turning off File and Printer sharing work as a basic defence against WannaCry network transmission?

Scenario: Update patches are not available Mail access is not available (which means no clicks on malacious links) Will disabling File and Printer Sharing protocol in individual Network Adapter ...
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SMB network shares and symbolic links

I'm experimenting with Samba shares at home and I'm trying to understand how symbolic links work. I have a few network shares on a couple of machines that run a mix of Windows and Ubuntu or Debian ...
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CIFS mounted W10 share dies when left idle

I'm running a Plex server in a headless HyperV Ubuntu server virtual machine. The media is stored in a Windows 10 share, mounted via CIFS. My fstab entries look like this: //<share> <...
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Samba home computer network using linux mint

I am trying to use samba for a home network. I have two linux mint PC's as a peer to peer network. One machine is connected to the router and the other is connected via a netgear switch. I have given ...
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An operation on a socket could not be performed because the system lacked sufficient buffer space or because a queue was full

I have a machine running multiple applications which constantly perform UNC access (\\server-ip\share). After several days all UNC become non-accessible from this machine. When killing the ...