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Sharing C Drive Win 7 with WIN XP MacBook

Q: Sharing C Drive Win 7 with WIN XP MacBook

I will explain set up followed by the specific problem needing help.
SETUP;
Desktop running XP crashed.Non recoverable.
New Desktop running Win 7
Named C Drive 'Londonserver'
Also has external drive 'Docsdata'
Downloaded all back up data no problem
Set up network no problem
Implemented Sharing of 'Londonserver' and 'Docsdata' drives

PROBLEM;
On Macbook running WIN XP
Deleted old mapping of drives
Re-mapped 'Londonserver' and 'Docsdata' drives
Can see all folders and files on 'Docsdata' but unable to access 'Londonserver'
have gone back to Desktop and checked all sharing and permissions for 'Londonserver' but unable to resolve this issue.
I would appreciate some advice as to where I am going wrong. Why was it so easy to map and access 'Docsdata drive but not 'Londonserver' ??
Thanks in advance.

HPDeskjet 6500 won't print either but I think this is a driver issue needing an X86 driver on this machine. Problem is I have it but don't know where to place the driver folder or file. In System32 folder maybe?

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Preferred Solution: Sharing C Drive Win 7 with WIN XP MacBook

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Sharing C Drive Win 7 with WIN XP MacBook

You would not move a driver folder for a printer from one computer to another, you just reinstall the driver. Software & driver downloads HP Deskjet 6540 Color Inkjet Printer | HP? Support this printer does not support Windows XP, only Windows 7 and 8.
On the XP partition of the Macbook Go to Start/Run and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. Right click the Local Area Connection/Properties Un-check File and Print Sharing. Apply and OK. See if that works, if not re-check it again.

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I just bought a WiFi router.

And Now I need to set it up I already Hid it from broadcasting the SSSID, and put in the mac addresses of all my computers.

But My Windows desktop computer CD drive doesnt work. And all my music files are on my Windows desktop
Two things I want to do are:

1) Share my Macbook Pro's CD drive with my windows desktop over Wifi (So I can read CD's/DVD's on my desktop)

2) Have the abilty to read certain "shared folders" from my Windows desktop
Some folders will be read only ( on my macbook)
other folders I want to be able to copy a file from my macbook and put it on my Windows Desktop, and also the other way around


Can someone guide me through this?


Side note:
Im using Windows 7, and OSX Mavericks

A:Sharing over Wifi with Macbook

Have you tried all the steps here: OS X: How to connect with File Sharing using SMB and DVD or CD sharing: Using Remote Disc

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Hello there,

First off thanks in advance for reading this! I would really appreciate some advice

I have a 17inch Macbook pro i7 laptop.

I was looking at the possibility of replacing the optical drive with a SSD drive (i never really use the optical drive anyways)

I found a place online where one can purchase the SSD drive and case so it fits into where the optical drive is also.

My question is has anybody else done this? and if so is it a good /bad idea?

And also once I replace the optical drive with SSD can I have it so my OS is working off of the new SSD drive and my original 5400rpm HDD will appear up as a separate drive for storage.
Im not sure if its relevant or not but here are the specs of my laptop

Mac osx 10.6.8
2.66 GHZ i7
8gb 1067 MHz DDR3

Thanks!
 

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Hi
My MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid 2012) model has recently stopped working. It was showing a folder with a question mark as it couldn?t locate the hard drive. I?ve tried everything and is hasn?t worked, so I took it the Apple store an they said the hard dive needs replacing but will cost Ł200. I?d rather do it myself for far cheaper. My question is can someone tell me what hard drive I require, which hard drive will meet performance needs and where I can buy this hard drive. Thank you
 

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Hello all,
I am trying to access my wife's macbook hard drive via my Windows computer using the Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter. The Apple techs said they could not get the drive to register when they hooked it up. However, we gave it a good drying with blow dryer.

The adapter works fine and all the correct drivers installed.

I am in disk management and the 250GB drive seems to be showing up. However, it is not showing up in My Computer and right click shows "assign a letter" is grayed out.

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A:SATA USB Adapter With Macbook Formatted Hard Drive

You are going to need a utility like MacDrive
to read the files. About all you can do directly from the windows management in this instance is format the drive. (which would result in the complete loss of data on the drive)

Also if any of the apparent moisture involved got inside the housing it's very possible the data is damaged beyond recovery. Since hard drives save data to the disk by creating what is essentially rust (iron oxide) manipulated magnetically on the surface.

There is likely a free utility out there that does the job. I just don't deal with mac's very often personally so it's not something I would be aware of, you might try google.

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Hi,
I would like to know that If i got an external monitor with usb ports on it and then connect my Macbook Pro 2015 to it via an HDMI cable, can i connect an external hard-drive onto the external display to transfer files to my macbook?
 

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hey all.

l just bought a new motherboard as an upgrade for my computer. However it only has one IDE channel and has a BUS that is connected to the board (that unique channel) and two connectors in the other side......

is ok to connect those two ports to my HD and CD unit??

is that something that l can do?

what are the consecuences ??

any ideas?

NO, l dont have a SATA HD is just a regual ATA type.

thanks
 

A:Hard drive and CD drive sharing the same bus?

Yes, it is ok... Set both the hard drive and the CDROM to CS (Cable select) and try booting
 

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I have a problem that has to be something simple but I can't figure
it out so I'm here to get some guru help!

PC
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Wired to router
Network set to HOME
Workgroup set to WORKGROUP

Sharing Options set
- Discovery ON
- File sharing ON
- Public folders ON
- Password protection OFF

I shared the following: (made sure EVERYONE was present with permissions)

C:\ -> c
D:\ -> d
E:\ -> e
Laptop
Windows 7 x64 Home Edition

Wireless to router (N)
Network set to HOME
Workgroup set to WORKGROUP

Sharing Options set
- Discovery ON
- File sharing ON
- Public folders ON
- Password protection OFF

I shared the following: (made sure EVERYONE was present with permissions)

C:\ -> c
The problem is this:

FROM LAPTOP -> PC

I can copy, execute, view D and E perfectly as it should be.
I can NOT view subfolders on C, I can see the root directories but not enter anything
and get a access permission denied check with administrator.

FROM PC -> LAPTOP

I can copy, execeute, view everything and all folders, directories on the laptops
c drive as it should be.
Why am I getting the permission error when on the LAPTOP -> PC c drive BUT NOT on d or e?

Thanks!

A:Help - Sharing C Drive to other PC's

Try going into the Security tab of the drive and allow for permissions there also. To share an entire drive you need to allow for it using the regular permissions and also the Security settings need to be set to share the drive.

To share the entire drive:
Open My Computer -> right click Local Disk D or which ever drive letter your drive is using -> select Properties -> select Security tab -> click Edit button -> click Add button -> enter the name of the User you want to set Security permissions (it is the same user name you've set the sharing permissions for, ex. Everyone will set the read permissions to every user. Put check marks in the boxes for full access and control -> click OK hit apply-> select the desired permissions -> click OK -> wait while permissions are set -> and your Done.

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Hello,

I am trying to share a drive from my Windows 10 so my Windows XP computer can use and access it, but I know that there isn't a home group option on the Xp, so how do I use the network to get that to happen?
 

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i am on a home network; using Windows XP Pro with SP2. I want to share drive D (my personal data) on my desktop so that i can use it from my laptop also; but I do not want others on the network to have access to this drive. How can I do it? I do not see permissions...only sharing and security tab.
 

A:sharing drive in XP Pro

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ok I tried everything and can't figure this out.
I have 2 PC running Windows 7 home premium and 1 xp spack2.
I have the Local hard drive on both 7 and I am able to access them however on xp which is on the same workgroup and ip address.
When I go to map the drive it comes up with a error message
i
is not accesible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.Contact the admin of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Please help

A:Sharing a C drive

Welcome
Try this from MS. Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

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I’m trying to find a way to use drive sharing in Windows Server 2000 like it is usable in Windows Server 2003 (by bringing with the RDP session, the drive letters I want).

I tried the DRMAPCLT “fix” provided by MS but it was not working as I expected.

I cannot use third party software with a graphical interface to help me transfer files between servers as I need to do it programmatically.

When I go to the “Terminal Services Configuration” MMC and open de “RDP-Tcp” properties, on the “Client settings” tab I see the “Drive mapping” greyed checkbox (it is also checked). Why is it greyed and why can’t I use this drive mapping utility (working so well in Windows Server 2003) ?

If there’s no fix or third party component that can do this, is there a way we can install a more recent version of the Microsoft RDP server side (client side already have a version recent enough to support it).
 

A:Using RDP drive sharing in Win 2K

As far as I know it isn't supported in Server 2000.
 

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Hello...

I have netbook running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and a laptop running Vista Home Premium 64bit. The laptop has a DVD drive I would like to share on my wireless network to install software on the netbook. Sharing files and folders have not been a problem, but I can't access the DVD drive from the netbook. I've shared the DVD drive on the laptop and given it full control permission to everyone (only two computers on my home network). The drive shows up on the netbook but when I try to access it I get the error message "Windows cannot access (drive name) You do not have permission to access (drive name). Contact your network administrator to request access." I've rebooted and shutdown a couple of times on both machines and it's still not working. What am I missing? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Need help sharing DVD drive

I have the same problem -- trying to access the DVD drive on my Vista HP desktop from my Windows 7 Toshiba Satellite T115, and getting the identical message despite going through the sharing protocol on the Vista desktop. Any advice?

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Im sharing the downstair computer drive to this one and when i try to go to it by typing \\pcname\C$ it comes up with a box that says Connect to pcname then says
User name: PCNAME\Guest
Password:
i dont have a password for the guest account and i click ok and it wont work. How do i change the username for logging in? the username box is grey so i cant change it.
 

A:drive sharing

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I'm trying to share an external USB hard drive on our home wireless network, but I want only certain people on the network to be able to use the hard drive (ideally, only two users to even see it, if possible)

My desktop computer on my wireless network has Windows 7 professional, and the computer which the external USB hard drive is connected to has Windows XP professional. We're connected via wireless router

I'm following this guide here

Windows XP: The Complete Reference: Sharing Drives and Printers on a LAN

The external hard drive is an NTFS hard drive, and under the security tab under the hard drive's properties I have

1. Creator Owner
2. Everyone
3. System

Under properties if I right click the hard drive, under the security tab, if I click the advanced button and the owner tab, it shows me the name of my computer, which is exactly the same as what it says it is under my router settings. The two computers I want to share the hard drive with are, under my router settings

1. sean-929d03249c- the laptop and
2. Sean-PC-Desktop

with two different IP addresses. But, it doesn't appear there's anywhere in windows that will let me specify which other computers I want to share it with. I don't want my desktop to be the owner, just be able to use the hard drive and see it in windows, just as if I had it connected to that computer.

A:Sharing a drive on a network help

Right click the HDD/Properties/Security/Edit/Add the users you want to be able to share this drive with. If you want them to edit the files, choose Full control or Modify. Add the users you do not want to access this drive and choose Deny Full Control. they will see the drive but not be able to access it.

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Hi,

I have 2 PCs sharing through a router, and I have share my DVD Rom and CD Rewriter Drive from my 1st PC with my 2nd PC. I can access the files on my 2nd PC with the disk place in the 2 drives which is at my 1st PC.

The problem is, can I burn CD from my 2nd PC with Nero install there. I tried but Nero could not detect my CD REwriter Drive. Is there a way to burn CD from my 2nd PC using the drives from my 1st PC?

Oh, I'm using Windows XP for both my PCs.

Thanks for all your reply
Frederick
 

A:Sharing CD Rewriter Drive

I don't think this is possible, unless you can somehow MAP that rewriter drive to your 2nd computer. I have run into problems like this when trying to burn songs or something from other computers, it simply doesn't work.

You have to copy all the songs to your computer then burn them.

I have a feeling this is going to be the same way. You will probably just have to create a shared folder on you 1st machine that you can upload files to and then goto that PC and burn them to a CD.

I might be totally wrong about this, but I am pretty sure this is how it will have to work.
 

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I have a "mini PC" and a laptop. Both run Windows 7 Premium. The laptop is x32; the PC x64. My question is whether it is safe to use the same external hard drive for backing up both machines. Do I need to do any partitioning? (If so, I will probabaly have to submit a new thread about that...lol.)

Anyway, thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

Alexis

A:Sharing Ext Drive for Backups

i use 1 ext drive for 3 different computers (1 is 64, 2 are 32) so it is ok to do it...

good luck

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Installed a second drive as a slave (F). The master drive (C) has the operating
system Windows XP Pro and also has Office installed.
The F drive had Office installed which included Outlook. I want access to the Outlook files and contacts on the F drive.

Can anyone guide me?
 

A:Two drive info sharing

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I am trying to share the cd drive on my desktop over my wireless network so I can install sotfware on my laptop that does not have a cd drive. I have tried going to the properties of the cd drive, and enabling sharing there, with no luck. I have also tried mapping a network drive on the laptop, by inputing the address shown for the cd drive on the desktop, which is \\Desktop\e, but it fails to find the drive. If I try to browse for an address to map a network drive, the laptop does not find my desktop or the cd drive. For that mater, when I go to Network places on either computer, neither of the computers see each other. My desktop is running Windows Vista, and the laptop XP, which may be what is causing the problem.

And by the way, I have tried using google to find a method


Anyway, thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Sharing CD drive over network

Do you have a workgroup setup? That's probably what you're missing.
Once you do that, the computers should be able to see each other, by default, when you click on the other pc's drive, you will only see the basic properties dialogue. If you set cd drive to share already, it will be accessible.
Let me know how you do
 

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Hi everybody,
I have a drive on my main PC (D:\) which contains all my videos and music. I would like to be able to share this drive with my laptop so I can watch movies on my laptop without messing around with USB drives, but I can't find a clear guide anywhere. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
Cheers

A:Sharing a drive over a network

\\computername\d$ would be the share name, but this is for administrative purposes.

Is your Media organised into folders?
It would be better and more secure to share the folders you need access to rather than the entire drive.

To browse a share by UNC path you could type the UNC Path into your address bar of any explorer window, e.g. \\computername\sharename

If you want to see a list of the folders the remote computer is sharing just browse to \\computername

If you wish to map a network drive to the share Right Click the Computer icon and from the menu select Map Network Drive
In the window that pops up, select an available drive letter and then type in the UNC path of the share you wish to connect to.

Hope that helps

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Hi,

I'm trying to share the C Drive of a Win7 PC (The name of that PC is LINKS). I set full permissions for the 'Everyone' group. When, from another Win7 PC, I click on 'Network', I can see LINKS and I can see the C Drive on LINKS. But when I try to open that C Drive, a message pops up saying I do not have permission (see picture).



How can I access that C Drive on LINKS?

Thanks in advance.

A:Sharing C Drive between 2 Win7 PC's

Got the same problem. I can share a folder, but can not share the entie "C" drive. Have tried everything I know.

Need Help

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I connect USB drives (Usb keys, mp3 players, other types of external Usb drives) to my computer. Then I share them so that I can access them from other computers of my LAN.
When the USB drive is a fAT 32 formatted drive, I have no problem accessing it from other computers. But when it's an NTFS formatted drive, eventhoug I was able to enable sharing on it, I can see it from other computers, but I get "permission denied" error when I double click on the drive from within the windows explorer.
In the sharing options of the NTFS formatted USB drive, I made sure that all permissions are not restricted (Full Control Permissions
to everyone).
PS: I have no problem sharing local NTFS drives (drives that are on the IDE controllers) on the Network. How come that's not working with the external USB drives formatted as NTFS?
All the computers of my LAN are windows XP Pro computers.
BTW: Does it work differently on windows 2000?
I remember having same issues on win 2000 pcs, even with the FAT 32 drives.

Thanks for helping
 

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I have sent via the Google Drive share app one and several jpg photos to someone who cannot view/open them.
 
I have repeated this to another of my non google email accounts  with no trouble. My recipient says he has no Google account - is this necessary for this app to work? Thanks for advice.

A:Google Drive sharing app - does it need....?

Does the person trying to open your documents get any specific error? The only thing I can think of that may be going on is the files permissions; have you set them up correctly (it needs to be set to either Public on the Web or Anyone with the link)?Google's guide on the subject may be of some help: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2494886?hl=en

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Hello,

Im trying to create a network between two laptops; one has a DVD drive (Windows 7) and the other doesnt (Windows XP), all I want to do is make the DVD drive accessible by the Windows XP machine - youd think it would be easy? Apparently not.
I cant get the two to be on the same network, no matter what I do to the workgroup name or anything; they both have the same workgroup name but nothing is happening, both have all the sharing settings correct (or so I believe) but nothing is happening.
I dont want to share photos, documents, music or even movies - I just want the DVD drive.

Is this possible? If so how? Im getting so frustrated with it.

Thanks for any help

A:Sharing 7 DVD drive with XP machine

Don't know whether this information will help, but I'll post the link anyway.

How to use the Simple File Sharing feature to share files in Windows XP

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When sharing a drive using Novell 4.11 the only way I can get another computer to be able to see it is to install TCP/IP, is there any to do this using IPX/SPX or NETBUI?
 

A:Novell Drive Sharing

This belongs in the Networking forum so I am moving it. Please go there to look for replies.
I'm not sure what you are asking though - do you mean sharing a drive on your Netware server, or on a client machine? What OS are the clients running, anyway?

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I recently built a new computer. Here are the specs.
Motherboard - Intel DP55KG
CPU - Intel Core i7 K 875 @ 2.93Ghz
Memory - 8 Gb (3.49 Gb in XP)
Video - NVidia GeForce 210 (512)
Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, XP Pro SP3
My first hard drive is a 1Tb drive partitioned into 5 partitions (C, D, E, F, G). I also have two other terabyte drives which are H and I.
I have drive C (and all the other drives) set to share in my network (workgroup). You can view my settings at http://mewnlite.com/sharing.jpg
Windows 7 is installed on Drive C and Windows XP on Drive D
Two of my other computers on the network are set up *exactly* the same way. (Windows 7, Windows XP, 5 partitons on 1st drive, two other drives)
I also have sharing set up in Windows XP to share ALL the drives. However no matter which OS I'm running on the new machine, neither of my other machines can read drive C on the new machine. "C is not accessible." But the new machine can read drive C on both of the other machines which are set up exactly the same way.
I really need to get this resolved since I have my other two set up to sync automatically at 3 AM every morning and I want to get this new machine included in that.
Any help will be appreciated!
(also posted in MS answers forum)

A:Sharing drive in workgroup

IN your settings for MOHAWK picture--the folder that's showing next to the Properties window is for 'advanced-security' settings,
Try selecting the sharing tab, then Advanced sharing button--so the settings can be seen--window should look like this (attached).

something could be set differently in there

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Hi All

I have an interesting problem and the only reason I am here is that I have tried all the obvious hings and do not know what else to do.

I am attempting to share the root of of "C" drive as say for example "CDrive"
and I recentle started getting the following message

"The shared resiource was not created at this time the data is invalid"

Anyone seen this error or know the cure.

Have reinstalled XP on top of the old installation I really ought to back this machine up.......................

Thanks John :
 

A:Drive Sharing Problem

http://search.microsoft.com/search/results.aspx?st=b&na=88&View=en-us&qu=shared+resources+in+XP
 

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Hi,

I am using Vista Home Premium.

I have been trying for a long time to share the C drive of my desktop with my laptop where I can view and change files on my laptop. However, I cannot seem to do it.

The workgroup name is the same.
It is a private network on both.
When i go to "view full map", I can see that the two computers are connected to the router!

However, when i share a folder such as C drive, I cannot see my laptop name in the location.

Please please help!!!

Thank you,

BT123

A:Sharing my whole C drive between two computers

Originally Posted by BT123


Hi,

I am using Vista Home Premium.

I have been trying for a long time to share the C drive of my desktop with my laptop where I can view and change files on my laptop. However, I cannot seem to do it.

The workgroup name is the same.
It is a private network on both.
When i go to "view full map", I can see that the two computers are connected to the router!

However, when i share a folder such as C drive, I cannot see my laptop name in the location.

Please please help!!!

Thank you,

BT123




You cannot really share a "drive". But you can share the folders within a drive. Here is a pretty good guidance ( Windows Vista Annoyance #3: File / folder sharing between computers on a network ? Proud Geek ), but there are a lot more on the web.

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I installed an external USB 500GB drive and made several partitions on it. The desktop, running Windows XP (SP2) sees the virtual drives fine. I went in to the the desktops settings and set one of the partitions to be shared on the network. I have a wireless LAN so I can access the drive my laptop. I have had no problems in accessing shared folders from the desktops HD, I cannot understand why my laptop won't see the new shared drive. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
 

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Trying to share the drive with my other laptop on my network. I can go all the way into the share file after right clicking the drive and share but the box pops and I'm not able to click the share in that box. Help ?!?
 

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Hey,

I know how to share a drive, and set permissions. But just the basics. I have a wireless router with 2 PCs and a laptop.

One PC and the laptop is my own and I'd like to share one of my drives between my PC and my laptop, but not the 2nd PC. So all I want to do is give permission for 'laptop' (my laptops computer name) to access it, but not the 2nd PC.

However in the permission bit it only seems to allow me to make permissions for local users, not those on the network, in other words I can do Upstairs\Bob, Upstairs\Etc but anything relating to 'laptop' is out of the question. I noticed the 'Locations' button but this only shows Upstairs, not laptop - and yes its plugged in and I have turned network discovery on, including file sharing on.

Any ideas? Failing that is there maybe a way of password protecting it?
 

A:Sharing a Drive - Permissions Help!

You could put the 2nd pc on a different workgroup name or disable sharing on the 2nd pc. Either way the 2nd pc will still be able to access the internet.

There are other options, but it depends on the versions of Vista, XP, or ? that you are running.
 

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Hello all,

I have a good old DELL OTIPLEX GX260 with Windows NT and XP (two OS systems on a partitioned hard drive) and a Windows 10 PC which has three hard drives, 1, a 1TB main, 2, a 1TB backup and a 80GIG on the side.

The old Windows Xp has 80GIG on it's drive and doesn't have enough space so I thought to use the Windows 10's third hard drive since I don't need too much space, I would share the drive with Windows XP and I can install programs in the shared drive. I've done it before and it has run successfully without any issues. But now my Windows 10 has updated and it has all gone, I've forgotten how to do it.

How can I do this? I know XP has home group and Windows 10 doesn't, I've started up sharing but it doesn't work.

Thanks much!
 

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Hi

I have not been able to share the C: Drive across the network on the Win 7 PC, but I use to able to. The C: Drive has the same permission rights as the D: Drive I can share across the network.

Can anyone point me in the right direction.

A:sharing drive across network

What group/accounts have you got in the Permission tab? Everyone, and the accountname you log on to the machine with?

On the other machine, type \\ipaddress in Start > search box and see how you do.

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I've networked to computers using a router and I am wanting to share the hard drives on both computers. One computer is running win98 other is running XP. From the system with XP I have no problems accessing the hard drive on the system with win98, but when I try to access the hard drive in the XP system I can only access certain folders and I need to be able to access the program folder and when I try the system gives me an error of "Program files not accessible access denied". Anyone have any ideas? Need some help on this one.
 

A:Sharing hard drive on XP!!

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Hi,
I have got my XP clunker DT and laptop to find basic files on my new w 7 pc but I cannot get it to share the root of the G secondary drive.
I know XP old you it was risky but did let you do it!

Dave.

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I connect USB drives (Usb keys, mp3 players, other types of external Usb drives) to my computer. Then I share them so that I can access them from other computers of my LAN.
When the USB drive is a fAT 32 formatted drive, I have no problem accessing it from other computers. But when it's an NTFS formatted drive, eventhoug I was able to enable sharing on it, I can see it from other computers, but I get "permission denied" error when I double click on the drive from within the windows explorer.
In the sharing options of the NTFS formatted USB drive, I made sure that all permissions are not restricted (Full Control Permissions
to everyone).
PS: I have no problem sharing local NTFS drives (drives that are on the IDE controllers) on the Network. How come that's not working with the external USB drives formatted as NTFS?
All the computers of my LAN are windows XP Pro computers.

Thanks for helping

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Hey all, new here and did some searching but my problem is unique and hope there's a work around.

My prior PC failed about 2 weeks ago. Would not boot. The HD in that PC was partitioned 4X (300 GB Maxtor) with pics and music stored on the partitions but because other family come over and share the PC, I have admin account and guest to where guest doesn't have access to our pics/music etc (folders not shared and protected). I did try a new video card thinking that was it but no luck so I gave up and put together a barebone and just received it this week.

So I pulled the HD from the old PC into the new one (SATA worked) and do get the partitions (E, F and G drives in explorere). I was happy at 1st! Here's the problem. I can't view the files in the unshared folders of the slave even if I am the admin on the new PC. I can open all folders etc but can't save downloads to the drive, open any of my old pics, files etc, only getting basic "you don't have permissions to access this file/information" as if I'm guest on my old PC. I go and try to enable sharing but it does not work (it goes through the process and it shows the admin as having sharing access but when I try - nada). I even tried booting up from the old drive but it flashes "Windows XP" as if going to install then reboots and starts up from new drive Windows 7 (possibly the old HD boot partition was the original problem with the old PC, just a thought).

So my question is how do I access my s... Read more

A:Prior drive - sharing

This is a common issue when accessing an old drive formatted with NTFS from a new install of windows .

you need to go to the root of the drive (partition), take ownership of the drive, and then set suitable permissions from the new system.

This is especially true since Vista since the dual token system of UAC can exacerbate the issue, but the problem has been present since NT days, it is due to the fact that although the old and new user name may be the same the SID is actually different

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Hey Techspot.

I'M usually running up and down the stairs transferring files from my Desktop upstairs to the laptop downstairs with a USB pen.

Can anyone give me a link or instructions as to how to share a hard drive over the network.

The hard drive is a secondary hard drive on my desktop which hasn't got windows on for added security, not that there is anyone around to steal it...in the middle of know were (less than 1MBPS broadband he he)

Also the only thing is does it matter that my desktop with the hard drive on that i want to share is linked to the home network via a wireless card? eg it hasn't got the router plugged into it directly?

Its also Vista by the way. Ive shared printers before through XP but not hard drive or anything with Vista.


Thanks for your help
 

A:Sharing hard drive

Here's some links to give you what you should need

Recommend you first look at
File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista

Vista - XP networking / Troubleshooting
Five Windows Vista Tips for Networking and File Sharing
Beyond Simple File Sharing: Using Mapped Drives
 

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Is there a difference between mapping and sharing a drive over a network? If an external drive appears in 'my network places' is it different from being mapped in 'my computer' in terms of permissions etc.?

Also, is there a maximum number of simultaneous connections that can be made by a number of computers all using the same external drive? The network uses a mix of XP Pro and NT
 

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hey
I got a small network setup at my home. I am using Windows XP Pro

I want to share one complete drive except some of the folders present in tht drive, is there any way to do it??

OR

It would be better if I can share the complete drive and when someone need to access those particular folders, it asks them for a password (probably my a/c password or wateva tht is known to me only)

Any solutions!!!
 

A:Sharing a drive on a network

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Heya guys,

i was wondering if you can share a DVD drive over your home network so that you can burn files from my laptop to my desktop.

i have 2 windows XP Machines and they both are connected to the network. i have been able to share the Drive and watch movies and all on the drive but not being able to use Nero or any other burning utility to see the drive and allow me to burn to it. and i don't really want to be creating .iso files all of the time

can you please help me!!!

Thanks and greatly appreciated

ritchie13890
 

A:Solved: Sharing A DVD Drive Over A LAN

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okay, so i have a 1TB external hard drive and i wanna share it between my

W7 ult desktop(the one its connected to,wired to router),
another desktop (xp pro,wired connection as well),
a w7 ult laptop (wirelessly),
and a xp pro laptop (again wireless)

the complicated part is i wanna password protect at least part of it from the rest of my family so i can hide my ....stuff....

A:Sharing external USB drive

anyone? i've been doing some reading and it seems like if i want to share this drive from this computer and password protect it, then im going to need to switch from a workgroup to a domain, which i am not opposed to doing, but would prefer to avoid. i have from my reading gathered it would be a complicated process and i dont quite understand domains all the way yet....

SO! if anyone has a simpler idea than switching from workgroup to domain in my household and setting up a tree structure please offer them!

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I cannot get my Vista computer to find the external drive through my network. I have three computers and my problem is as follows:

Computer 1 has an external hard drive connected to it. OS = XP Media Center Edition.

Computer 2 is connected to the network, OS = XP Home, and has access to the external drive that is connected to Computer 1. I must mention that XP is really intuitive on this process.

Computer 3 is connected to the network, OS = Vista, and it doesn't display the external hard drive anywhere. I have read numerous articles to try and get Computer 3 to see the external drive that is connected to Computer 1, but nothing seems to work. I have also changed the workgroup name to agree to the workgroup name on Computer 1, but that didn't work.

Any ideas or knowledge on this issue would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Hi Guys,
I shared a drive on my home network. It works fine, but now I want to rename it. When I go to the sharing tab and try to rename it, it won't let me. I tried in "My Computer" and "Explorer" (anywhere I could access the drive). It looks like I can change it in "Network Places", but not sure if I should. I can check the box "allow other users to change my files".

Thanks, Brian
 

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Not sure which forum is for this question.

Guest OS - Windows 8 in VMware Player
Host OS - Windows 7.

I have an external hardrive containing almost all my files. I leave the C drive pretty empty.

Right now, if I were on VMare player, my ext. hard drive was grayed-out. I would have to Connect (disconnect from host).

Is there a better way so that I can switch back and forth from the 2 OS and still use the hard drive automatically ?

Thank you.

t-4-2

A:sharing external hard drive between Win 7 and 8

Hi there

Simple

On the HOST set the C drive properties to shared and the share name such as VOLC and ensure you give yourself the read / write access etc you want. Ensure that Networking is enabled in your VM.

Now in the VM you should be able to see the Host computer with a C drive .

If you don't see it then you'll have to mount it manually in the VM via windows explorer.====> Mount network drive

when you get the prompt enter \\Hostname\VOLC

If the HOSTNAME can't be resolved then enter the IP address of the Host (use ipconfig to do this)

Some networks are fussy so you might have to try any combination of NAT, BRIDGED or HOST ONLY networking on your VM --just trial and error it.

You might also have to re-boot the VM especially if it's XP -- sometimes XP has a real problem with Network mapping.

BTW you can do this in REVERSE as well == you can share your VM's Virtual drives with your host machine --just do the same as above (you can even share any External Network drives that the VM is attached to as well if you can set these as shareable --in the VM).

Cheers
jimbo

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I have two vista 64 computers. I have a external hard drive on one and it works fine, and I set file sharing on and advanced permission to full. on my second computer when I try to get to the external hard drive it comes up with I don't have
permission or file sharing.

A:external hard drive sharing

Hi,
Thank you for your post!
Please follow the below instruction and restart computer.

1. Click Start.
2. Type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
4. In the right pane, double-click the IRPStackSize value.
NOTE: If the IRPStackSize value does not already exist, use the following procedure to create it:
a) In the Parameters folder of the registry, right-click the right pane.
b) Point to New, and then click DWord Value.
c) Type IRPStackSize.

IMPORTANT: Type "IRPStackSize" exactly as it is displayed because the value name is case-sensitive.
5. Change the Base to decimal.
6. In the Value Data box, type a value that is larger than the value that is listed.


If you created the IRPStackSize value using the procedure described in step 4, the default value is 15. It is recommended that you increase the value by 3. Therefore, if the previous value was 11, type 14, and then click OK.
7. Close the Registry Editor.
8. Restart the computer.

Regards,

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