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Windows reverting changes made by Linux to FAT32 partition

It may be that, when you boot Linux, you have left Windows in a sleep/hibernate state rather than shut it down.  (Windows 10 is notoriously resistant to being shut down properly.)  Windows may be ...
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Windows 10, can ping other PC but cannot access shared folders! What gives?

AT LAAST!! After 4 month, and seeing the error for the second time, I found the solution here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4046019 Turns out, if you type the ip in "Run", and only in "...
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Is the origin of a file traceable? If it is how can I sanitise it?

Is the origin of a file traceable? If it is how can I sanitise it? The short answer is it depends: If the file contained your name, address, telephone number, and social security number it would not ...
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Disable file sharing on Windows XP

I figured out how to do this from another post. Add the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters Name: SMBDeviceEnabled Type: DWORD (REG_DWORD) ...
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Cannot connect to Windows share via local network IP address, but can by localhost

When you posted this question 6 months ago, in my efforts to reproduce your problem I disabled then later re-enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP in the Advanced TCP/IP Settings of my network adapter. A few ...
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How do I connect two computers using USB 3.0?

This cable connects two USB3.0 hosts together. They provide chinish app for that but in Linux, you can use my patch to use it as virtual ethernet card. I managed to achieve speeds between 1-2Gbps. But ...
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How to create a Windows 7 fileshare that requires NO authentication

I ran into this same problem just now and the help button on the share dialog actually (lo and behold) gave useful information: Go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and ...
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How do I connect two computers using USB 3.0?

Host-to-Host Connections USB 3.0 Type-A Connector Detail Unlike USB 2.0, the new standard will allow for two host devices to be connected directly with a USB 3.0 crossover cable. This new cable ...
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Disable file sharing on Windows XP

Command line method Assuming the current user is a member of the Administrators group, open a command prompt and enter: reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters /V ...
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Cannot connect to Windows share via local network IP address, but can by localhost

To automate the Twisty Impersonator solution I have developed a command line program named ShareFix. Sorry if this looks like an ad but it works.
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Stop Windows NLA from repeatedly detecting local network as a new, Unidentified Network

Method 1 One way I've dealt with this issue on a critical Windows Server system in one environment I maintain was with a batch script that uses Set-NetConnectionProfile and netsh, and explicitly set ...
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"Users" folder shared with everyone

Here is the official word from Microsoft TechNet, The C:\Users folder is shared when any sub folders from C:\Users\<username>\ is shared. The article is stale and mostly unhelpful, but worth ...
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Cannot access c$ administrative share in Windows 10

On the computer you are having trouble connecting to, search for the Windows setting for: "Manage Advanced Sharing Settings" and make sure that "Turn on file and printer sharing" is selected for your ...
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Cannot access c$ administrative share in Windows 10

Are the 2 windows you have the same type? i.e. Home vs Professional? or something else? Windows-10 C$ share usually comes disabled by default when UAC is ON. Disabling UAC would allow you that access, ...
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Windows File Sharing from a non-Domain server to AD-connected PC's

This is done with two Local Security Policy (gpedit.msc) changes on the server. Both are located in: Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> ...
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"Users" folder shared with everyone

In addition to Frank's answer, if you need to remove the share, go to Control Panel > Folder Options > View tab. Scroll down to the bottom and uncheck "Use Sharing Wizard (Recommended)". Then remove ...
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How do I serve a torrent from my web server?

What you really want is web seeding. You add a plain URL to your torrent (doesn’t change the info hash) and torrent clients will fall back to downloading from there if no other (or not enough) parts ...
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computers not visible on network

Both computers are connected through wireless network and both access the internet normally. Assuming your networking is setup properly, and that they are in fact on the same subnet, etc., then my ...
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How to create a Windows 7 fileshare that requires NO authentication

I had the same problem between computers in my network - shares kept asking for a password. It turned out that it was caused by having same usernames / different passwords between workgroup ...
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Every time I login to windows I get the "Could not reconnect all network drives” message

I was able to solve this problem by marking my file server as a trusted local intranet site in Internet Options. Whenever I would copy a file from my share to my computer I would get security warning,...
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Kindle: File transfer over WiFi?

To upload files to Kindle you can use following approach. In short, you should start Web server on your Computer and after that download files on Kindle using built-in Experimental browser. On ...
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ProcMon - catching incoming file accesses from the network

from Windows Internals By default, Procmon starts in basic mode and omits certain file system operations from being displayed including I/O to NTFS metadata files I/O to the paging file I/O generated ...
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What's with the \\ in Windows network share paths?

It’s simply how the so-called Uniform Naming Convention is made to be. A more formal definition is available from Microsoft: UNC = "\\" host-name "\" share-name [ "\" object-name ] ...
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Share files and process between a few computers (windows)

How about a network shared drive / directory? If all your devices are on the same network you can create a directory that is shared on the network. You can then edit it's permissions for certain users ...
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Why does File and Print Sharing Fail after creating Hyper-V External Virtual Switch?

TLDR: Disabling IPv6 in my router resolved the problem. My workaround was to run this PowerShell script whenever I restarted my PC running HyperV: #Requires -RunAsAdministrator # $name = "Ethernet ...
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How to configure the number of concurrent downloads with Vuze?

How do I edit the quantity of downloads? By default, Vuze allows you to perform a maximum of 5 simultaneous downloads. To increase this value: Open Vuze > Click on the Tools Menu > ...
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Ubuntu/Mac Setup — Show Samba and Netatalk

When you disable netatalk/avahi, netbios on your OS X machine discovers the server. When OS X detects two servers with the same name on both Bonjour and Netbios it will prefer the Bonjour discovered ...
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FileZilla FTP server provides a help to commands even before user authenticates

Yes that is perfectly normal. protocol does not force authentication in first place. even anonymous authentication is not required. Actually most of ftp servers are only for serving files. you should ...
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10GbE Win8.1 file sharing between 3 PCs without a switch

Here is one way to do it: System A would have the IPs 10.11.11.10 & 10.22.22.10. System B would have the IPs 10.22.22.20 & 10.33.33.20. System C would have the IPs 10.33.33.30 & 10.11.11....
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How can I determine what is locking this network file

Open "Command Prompt" and type in openfiles To see the options openfiles /? The other method is Select "Manage Computer" (Open "Computer Management") click "Shared Folders" choose "Open Files"
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