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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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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 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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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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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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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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Share files to local network

From the Linux Mint tutorial: You can share any user directory you wish by using Nemo, the file browser provided by default in Linux Mint. Start Nemo, the file browser and navigate to a directory ...
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Kindle: File transfer over WiFi?

In short, you should start a Web server on your Computer and after that download files on Kindle using built-in Experimental browser. Following is the instruction how to configure MiniWeb web server. ...
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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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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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Cannot connect to Windows share via local network IP address, but can by localhost

As a shortcut for the registry hack described above, you can open Control Panel, browse to adapter settings then, interface properties, disable Network and File Sharing, then reopen the window and ...
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Why can't I mount shares by SMB since High Sierra

I was encountering the same error "mount_smbfs: server rejected the connection: Authentication error" when attempting to connect via command line using the commands: mkdir /Volumes/test mount_smbfs /...
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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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How to transfer files between a phone device and Windows 11 in a direct simple way?

You can try enabling developer mode on the phone, which gives access to some USB settings. From the android.com page Configure on-device developer options: Enable Developer options OnePlus 5T and ...
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"State: Shared" on some folders in Windows 10

Those folders are shared is some fashion, either visibly (such as the Users folder through the File and Printer sharing function) or through a hidden admin "$" share. You can utilize a GUI to see ...
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Is the origin of a file traceable? If it is how can I sanitise it?

It depends on the file type. For example, all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc) store the following information in the file: computer name (were the file was saved) name of the Author (...
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If I generate a hash for a file stored on a network share, is the entire file sent over the wire? If not why?

Yes, the whole file is pulled down because the calculation of the hash occurs on the local system.
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Gnome 3 public WebDAV share: how to access from Windows 10?

Following https://www.webdavsystem.com/server/access/windows/ I just succeded with typing into the Windows Explorer address bar: \\<IP address>@<port number>\DavWWWRoot With a ...
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Windows keeps forgetting my sd card should be shared

Or alternatively, a scripted way to re-enable sharing? You can use the following command: net share sharename z:\ where sharename is the name you want the drive to be known as. For example: net ...
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Windows reverting changes made by Linux to FAT32 partition

Recent windows versions do include startup optimizations that involve caching disk data somewhere different than that same disk, which causes the behavior that you found when the disk is accessed by a ...
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Windows 10 cannot connect to Linux Samba shares, except from SMB1/CIFS

In my case (Windows 10, ancient Samba 4.2.10 on CentOS 6) what helped was setting the min protocol to SMB2, max protocol to SMB3: [global] min protocol = SMB2 max protocol = SMB3 client min ...
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Move files between two windows file shares on the same server

Even though I'm late for the feast, still, here is the recipe, and I believe it's a practical method, with some preconditions. The core idea is telling the server to move the objects in a particular ...
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Files/Folders get weird names and become inaccessible on Samba share

Came across this while looking for visibly the same issue but unrelated to Samba or any other specific file sharing utility. (It took me a bit of google work to find this page which is why I'm adding ...
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