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Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

Q: Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

I have set up on a networked PC (Windows 7 Professional) a shared folder directory structure which has sub-folders for each userid defined on that PC. Each user will from their own laptop on the network perform a network folder mapping to their own sub-folder. I am able to perform the first network folder mapping for user A. When I try to perform the second network folder mapping for user B using a different drive letter, I get the error message

The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password. To connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.

Googled for help and found a number of suggestions like using IP address for the network folder mapping - I am using IP address. Found another suggestion to use "net use" to delete any existing mappings - when I type "net use", I do not see any other mappings.

So I am at a loss, after staring at this problem for the whole day.

Any help would be very much appreciated. I will have about 60 defined users performing the network folder mapping from each user's laptop.

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A: Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

Is B a subfolder of A? If so I think your scheme will require the folders be on the same level. Or if not that, in mutually exclusive trees. When you share say, Users, all subfolders are also shared. To share folders in a tree they should all be leaves.

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I am sharing a folder on a windows 7 computer. On a windows vista computer, I can see the w7 computer listed in network, and I can see the shared folder. But when I double click on the folder, it says "Network Error, Windows cannot access \\W7COMPUTER\testshare
Check the spelling of the name, otherwise there might be a problem with your network"
I think the problem is on the windows 7 computer, but I don't know how to fix it

A:network error, windows cannot access shared folder

Worth A Look, IMO.
 
Louis

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Recently a few computers in our domain has switched to Win 7 from Win XP. Now after sharing folder shared folder are not visible while accessing that computer from our Win CE device. Windows XP or Win 7 users can browse shared folders but not WinCE device.

Media Streaming, Network discovery, File sharing is Off. Firewall is turn off.

Any ideas what could be the reason ?.
 

A:Shared folder access over network

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This is odd. I have 2 dell PC laptops and a fairly new iMac. I am able to share itunes music b/t a pc and the mac both ways so I know the connection is there and working. But I cannot access a shared folder on the PC from the iMac or the other PC. It shows up under Network in the iMac and My Network places but when i click on it I get permission errors. HELP!!
 

A:Cant access a shared folder on the network

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Hi,

I'm trying to map a network drive across our companies computers. On one of the PC's (just one) I can navigate to the folder by going through network, selecting the host computer and finding the drive but when I try and map the drive to My PC I am told the
pc does not have the requisite permissions.

On the host pc full control is given to everyone. I can't fathom why one pc out of all of them is not given access. Any ideas?

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Hi experts,
Bit of a head scratcher....
We have a windows 7 laptop, lets call him Lappy1, which is attempting to access the standard user's share location on a server, lets call him Server1.
Server 1 has three shared locations, Share1, Share2 and Share3.  The user's files are stored within Share3, inside a few nested folders.
All devices are on the same network.
Lappy1 can connect to the root of Share1 and Share2, but is getting an access denied message when accessing Share3.
WAIT!! before you start hastily typing away asking me to check the permissions to the share or the NTFS permissions on Share3, i need to explain the reason this is a head scratcher!

It doesn't matter what user account is used on Lappy1, the same result as per above is experienced.  If I use any of those accounts used on Lappy1 on my own desktop device (or most other devices for that matter), they are able to access Share3 with
no issues.This doesn't just affect this one device, there are maybe 3 or 4 devices out of many thousand devices with this same (or apparently the same) issue.  I have only had contact with this one, so I cannot comment with any certainty on those others that
have been mentioned by the techs.I have tried adding the user account used and the machine account to the share permissions for Share3 with no success.The device has been removed from the domain and re-added.The only workaround that has been used previously is to re-image the device, thereby removing... Read more

A:Unable to access a network shared folder

Seems to have stumped the rest of you too.
Though I am happy to report we now have a fix for it!
It was the Offline File Cache that was the culprit.  Something went wrong at some point with the CSC folder on the device in question.

Using the "Let me fix it myself" steps in the following support article to re-format the offline files database solved it in this instance.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/942974

Hope this helps anyone else with the same issue.

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I have a PC and Laptop. PC is running 7 Ultimate and Laptop is running 7 Pro.
On the PC I have multiple hard drives, internal and external.
I can see all the drives and the shared folders listed individually as well. Over the network (from Laptop) when I go to Drive X I can paste stuff in it, but when I go to X:/Pictures/ I cannot paste anything in here.
Yet, when I go to Drive Z, in here I can paste both in Z:/ and in Z:/Videos.

Interestingly, when checking Network from my Laptop, I see all of them listed, X:, Z:, Pictures, Videos..
I tried everything, and even set all shares same, and added $everyone to shares on PS.

Obviously, I am missing something, and there is something different between the two.
Is there anyway to share EVERYTHING on PC with my Laptop, regardless of where any file/folder is, I would have read/write full access to it.

A:I can access network shared folder, but not subfolder, help please.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hydeIT


I have a PC and Laptop. PC is running 7 Ultimate and Laptop is running 7 Pro.
On the PC I have multiple hard drives, internal and external.
I can see all the drives and the shared folders listed individually as well. Over the network (from Laptop) when I go to Drive X I can paste stuff in it, but when I go to X:/Pictures/ I cannot paste anything in here.
Yet, when I go to Drive Z, in here I can paste both in Z:/ and in Z:/Videos.

Interestingly, when checking Network from my Laptop, I see all of them listed, X:, Z:, Pictures, Videos..
I tried everything, and even set all shares same, and added $everyone to shares on PS.

Obviously, I am missing something, and there is something different between the two.
Is there anyway to share EVERYTHING on PC with my Laptop, regardless of where any file/folder is, I would have read/write full access to it.


If you are having problems accessing only certain files or folders you can try taking ownership of them, the link shows you how to set it up.
Take Ownership Shortcut

If you require total access to the drive, for security reason's, it's usually best to work from the C:>User folder rather than the C: drive. The following link shows you how to add the required permissions to the Security tab in order to gain full control.
HDD sharing

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Hello, I'm having an issue sharing folders between two computers both running windows 7. The computers see each other on the network and the Public folder is accessible but when I try to share a folder from another user account the folder shows up on the network but is not accessible. It gives me a 'no permission to access this file, contact a network administrator' error message. I have set the permissions of the file to allow full read and write for everyone. In advanced sharing settings in the Network and Sharing center I have file sharing on, password protected sharing off, I've tried both encryption settings without any effect and I've also tried turning password protected sharing on which doesn't fix the problem. Homesharing does not work between these computers either, They see each other but will not open any folders. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to try next, I've tested disabling all of my antivirus and firewalls, I made sure that they were on the same workgroup. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.

A:No permissions error when trying to access shared network folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TychoPsycho


Hello, I'm having an issue sharing folders between two computers both running windows 7. The computers see each other on the network and the Public folder is accessible but when I try to share a folder from another user account the folder shows up on the network but is not accessible. It gives me a 'no permission to access this file, contact a network administrator' error message. I have set the permissions of the file to allow full read and write for everyone. In advanced sharing settings in the Network and Sharing center I have file sharing on, password protected sharing off, I've tried both encryption settings without any effect and I've also tried turning password protected sharing on which doesn't fix the problem. Homesharing does not work between these computers either, They see each other but will not open any folders. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to try next, I've tested disabling all of my antivirus and firewalls, I made sure that they were on the same workgroup. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.


You might try going into the Security Tab of the folder you want to share. With the security tab open hit the "Add" button, then next window hit the "Edit" button then add "Everyone" to the access list, hit ok then apply then apply again on the security window. Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Alternatively, you c... Read more

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From one of my Windows 10 machines I am unable to access the shared folders on the other. The troubleshooter says "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer" and "Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing." Does anyone have any ideas?

I have run sfc /scannow, but no problems were found. I don't get the problem when sharing in the other direction or when accessing the shared folders on the same machine.

This comes amidst a cluster of sharing-related problems. Before the reboot after which the present problem manifested itself, shares going in the other direction were invisible in the network browser (but could be accessed via the search bar). Also, the machine in question does not appear in the HomeGroup browser even though it is a member of the HomeGroup.

A:missing network protocols prevent access to shared folder

Over discussed issue, due to Microsoft in their infinite wisdom thought that networking would be more secure by crippling it, instead of fixing their mistakes. Some have been able to disable SMB 2 & 3 and get it to work again.

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I am getting a typical error saying I do not have permission to access a shared folder and I should contact my network administrator.

Both computers are on Win 7 64bit.

Both are on the same workgroup. Both are classified as "Home" profile.
Both have: Turn on network discovery, file / printer sharing, turn on sharing, 128 bit encryption, turn off password (neither computer has a user admin password), and allow windows to manage homegroup connections.

I can see the computers in network, I can see the shared folders as I share them. But I cannot access them.
I even joined the same homegroup with the password, even tho before when I was sharing (pre formating) I don't remember to ever having to join that or remember that password for my other computers

A:Windows cannot access shared folder

Help please?

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I have a simple filesharing home network setup between my PC running windows XP home and my Mac powerbook on MAC OSX. Its worked fine up untill recently and now I cant access the mac from my PC but the Mac can access the PC. When I try to get into the Mac I get the error message "\Server\\Share is not accessable. you might not have permssion to use this resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permssions. Network path not found". We didnt change any settings and the mac still has windows sharing enabled. I tried mapping the network drive and connecting under a different name and it still says "network path not found" can anyone help please.
 

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I have 4 worstations in the same HomeGroup
I can access the files of workstation 1 from the two workstations but the 3th one
in the 3th one the the shared folder appears but when I try to aceess the files inside I get an error can't acess contact administrator
the pasword protection is disabled in the workstation 1 and I can access the files from the other two workstations so I have no clue what is going on
I have disabled the firewall and Norton IS on both workstations but still can't access the content of the sahred folder

any help appreciated
 

A:can't access files in shared folder windows 7

have you tried right-clicking and choosing properties on that shared folder

then click the tab for Sharing . . .
 

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Hello!
English is not my first languaje, i will do my best.

A client has a computer running Windows 10 Pro that shares a folder to be accesible from MS-DOS based machines (i have no control from them). The MS-DOS program asks for user and password and gets connection to the folder.

The Windows 10 machine was not enought fast, and we decide to change it to a better machine (new machine with i3cpu, 16gb Ram, Windows 7 Pro 64bits).
I setup all configuration the same as was in the old computer:
- computer name
- Workgroup
- user and password
- static ip adress and DNS
- folder shared name (this is in a secondary hdd, moved from old computer to the new)...

Computers with Windows 7 and Windows XP in the same network have Access instantly, all works fine,
but the MS-DOS based machines says: "wrong password" (and is not).

Surfing in the web I found that:
http://ss64.com/nt/syntax-ntlm.HTML

I have setup Windows LAN Manager authentication level to Send LM and NTLM Responses, but the result is the same.


I don't know where is the mistake. Has anyone any idea how can i solve that problem?

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Hi experts,
Hope you can give me a hand with this. Really strange.
I have a computer with Windows 7 configured in a network with several shared folders. In addition, I have 2 users with Windows 10 that usually connect to that shared folders. Only sometimes, when the users from Windows 10 access to a shared folder, the computer
with Windows 7 restarts....
Any idea about what itīs happening???.
Thanks and best regards,

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I have a Windows 7 Pro Desktop PC and a Windows 7 Home Edition Laptop. I would like to map a drive on the Laptop to a shared folder on the Desktop. In the Network portion of the Laptop it sees the Desktop PC name and under the PC name it shows the Users folder and under that it shows my Username. What it doesn't show are the two folders I have set to share with everyone. These two folders are in the root folder of the C: (main) drive of the Desktop. What do I need to do to see these two folders in the mapping window? Thanks for any assistance.

A:Unable to map to a shared network folder Windows 7

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

To avoid a lot of Q & A about your hardware and OS configuration, please click on this link to
Edit System Specs

Filling this out, at least partially, will save a lot of time. Another advantage is when posting a new problem, the person answering can just click the My System Specs link in the bottom of your post. No need to search for the information.

If you have multiple systems just indicate that in the System Specs so that we know why many of the fields are blank.

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Are you able to read/write files in the Public folder on the desktop? If not, it's been my experience the fastest way to get the network sharing going is to be able to read and write files in the already shared Public folder. If you can't do that then you can pull your hair out trying to share other folders.

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I'm on a network with only two computers. I am in a building that has umpteen other offices sharing the same router. The other offices are businesses that have nothing to do with my business.

How do I share a folder between my two computers without giving every other office and unknown people access to my shared folders?

Using Windows XP HOME not Pro
 

A:Restrict Shared folder access in Windows XP Home

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Windows 10 PC
Windows 10 Tablet

Logged in as Owner(my Microsoft account) on both PC and Tablet

I can access (RWX) files and shared folders from Tablet to PC, but cannot do so from PC to Tablet.

Same permissions on both devices, I'm set as Owner on both.

Is this a permission issue on the PC? (does tablet not see that I am the Owner)
Is the issue, using the same account? First time using a Windows Tablet, not sure if you are supposed to log into two devices using the same credentials.

Side-Note: My Homegroups also reset, when I got the tablet I created a Homegroup on the PC and joined to it from the Tablet. worked then. But right now It asks to "Join Now" "Join <My Account here> 's Homegroup" says the same on both PC and Tablet, even though they are both logged as the same account, Me.

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I have few computer at home with different Windows version, there are Windows XP, Windows Vista HP 32 bit and Windows 7 HP 64 bit. I have two share folder in the desktop using Windows Vista HP 32 bit, Share A is set to Full Control for Everyone and Share B has a permission access setting, allow few persons to access only. All computer can access Share A without problem. However, there is a problem with Share B. I only allow 3 users to access this share folder, 2 of them using laptop with Windows XP Home and Professional, they can access Share B without problem, the 3rd user using laptop with Windows 7 HP 64 bit (username is Jolene) can't access Share B, it shown "You have no permission to access...". I already double check the user name and password, there are correct. I try to login to the network using Jolene in other laptop with Windows XP, it can access both Share A and B. That means the username and the permission setting are correct in the Windows Vista desktop. I removed the anti virus in Windows 7 HP laptop, disable Windows firewall, or bootup in Safe mode with network support, but still can't access Share B. I think there is some setting which I missed, hopefully someone can help me to solve it. Thank you very much.

A:Windows 7 HP 64 bit Can't Access Vista Shared Folder With Permission

Does vista and win7 have an account named Jolene? If so... same password?

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We have an office with about 30 people in it and I set up a "server" computer running Windows 7 Professional x64. The company cannot afford to purchase a real server, so I'm trying to make do with our existing hardware. Here is some more info and the symptoms
of the problem:

The connection will intermittently drop out and only some people are able to access the shared folder.
Shared folder is mapped on all other computers on the network (I did this by going to Computer > Map Network Drive and mapped the shared folder to Z:\)
We have a Ricoh multi-function printer with scanner/copier/fax that we use to scan in documents and save them to the shared folder's
Scans folder. The copier is suddenly unable to scan to the Scans folder.

The only solution I've been able to come up with is constantly rebooting the computer hosting the shared folder.
I have set the autodisconnect to 1 minute by running this command: net config server /autodisconnect:1 and also added a DWORD value to the shared folder computer's registry (can't remember off the top of my head what it was).
Any ideas would be much appreciated!! 

dmatranga

A:Windows 7 Shared Folder Randomly Loses Network Connection

I wanted to post an update to this issue. On another thread, I found a solution that (so far) seems to have worked:


Start > begin typing Device Manager and click on Device Manager.
View > Show hidden devices
Expand the section Network
Devices
Right-click > Uninstall (be sure to check the box that says 'also delete driver'
Click OK
Continue doing this on all entries under Network Devices (some entries won't do anything when you click uninstall, not sure why, but it's all good as long as you click on each one and select Uninstall)
Restart your computer
Log in to Windows, and the computer should connect to Windows Update and download a compatible driver for each network device.



I'm guessing that the logic behind doing the above is that you install the most compatible Windows driver and reset all the settings for your NIC. If I encounter issues with accessing the network shared drive again, I'll re-post on this thread.

If this solution worked for you, please leave a comment, thanks.dmatranga

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i have shared my music folder on os x 10.8.2 via smb for windows, i have been able to connect to it using windows 7 up until now, when windows 7 keeps rejecting my username and password for my mac, every time i enter my mac username and password windows 7 says network password incorrect, so i tried my sister's credentials, same thing "Network password incorrect" what's going on?
 

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I have 2 windows xp 2 windows 7 pcs...
When I attempt from Win 7 installed pc to get on network shared folders and typed right username and correct password then it would'n work. Strange thing is that username, password was working fine on windows xp...
What is the solution?? guys

A:Can't access on shared network of xp from Windows 7

Can you connect by typing the IP address into the Address bar in Windows Explorer (e.g. \\192.168.xxx.xxx)?

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I have a Visual Basic 6 app that reads files from a shared network folder and then processes them.  It was installed on two Windows XP computers many years ago.  Now we want to upgrade it to Windows 7.  I have two different computers with
Windows 7.  When I connect the Windows 7 computers to the network and run the app (which has a File Watcher window) and am watching all 4 computers, I noticed that the File Watcher window of the XP boxes show the files about 2 seconds before the Windows
7 boxes see the files.  What would cause this?  Everything else in the app works as it should.
The apps are running as Administrator on the Windows 7 boxes and XP compatiblility mode.  I have tried it both ways.
Confused...

Fred

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hello
i have a storage server installed in my network which has a D drive completely allocated to shared folders. those folders are created department wise and mapped on user machines. folders are accessible by authorized people in windows 8.1 64 bit and above
but never possible in windows 7 and win 8 32 bit machines. i checked appropriate permissions and security features but everything looks good. can anyone help me in this regards.



Roy

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Hi,
Can anyone help me how to create a batch file or vbs script to install multiple windows patch (.exe) file from a network share folder. Also I want get the individual log file of all user including hostname.
So please help me because we need to deploy multiple patches in around 100 PC and we are not using any WSUS  server and windows automatic update.

Thanks & Regards
Rakesh Kumar

Rakesh Kumar

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I share files on my home network between my desktop PC and my laptop. I often move files between the two computers by placing folders on the desktops and then working with them or moving them to specific folders. The network for my laptop lists its desktop folder, but for the desktop PC, the topline \Users root folder is listed, not the desktop. Network and sharing work just fine. But how do I list the shared PC desktop folder so that I don?t have to drill down through the \Users file structure to reach the desktop folder?

A:List specific shared folder in Network, not root folder

Tried again, and now it's working correctly. Hmmmm...

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Hi guys,
I have a shared folder which contains many folders for many users on
my network and to make users folders recognisable we chose to fix a
folder picture of every folder with the picture of the folder owner.
The problem is that those folders never have a constant folder picture
on all of my network computers as the picture always changes for some
reason, I've tried to set permissions on thumb.db file and also tried
fiddling with desktop.ini file but no use. Any ideas would be much
appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:fix folder picture in a shared folder across network

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I have all 4 PC's in the office using Windows 7 Pro. I have one computer that is designated to house my share folder for scanning documents and attaching them to our management system.  We are finding that multiple problems occur - not at once and at
different times .  Sometimes, the document within the shared folder called "IMAGEBATCH" will not delete.  Sometimes that document deletes, and then re-appears within the IMAGEBATCH folder.  Sometimes the document will not
scan through the network to the IMAGEBATCH folder.  Sometimes we get an error saying we "don't have permission to delete this file".  These circumstances occur on all computers, including the computer that houses the original file IMAGEBATCH. 
Sometimes in the day, each computer that is supposedly looking at the same IMAGEBATCH folder see different files.
Restarting the computer clears the problems, but then start right back up at irregular intervals, sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the middle of the day.
I did find a duplicate file named IMAGEBATCH on the "C" drive of that PC, so I deleted that, but the symptoms are still there.  This is the only shared folder in our entire network.  What can I be missing?  I have checked to make
sure it is a share folder, all the permissions are in place, and that we all can see the folder through the network.  What am I missing?  I am the owner and administrato... Read more

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Hi guys, I have a shared folder on a Win XP on virtual machine & could access it from the host on windows 10 ,


i am trying access it via back slash "\\192.168.x.x" from a win 10 pc it keeps saying this msg :

Windows cannot access \\192.168.x.x check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network.

(knowing that the ping between the 2 operating system works well) 


Thanks

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I have Windows 7 Professional x64.

My pictures are located in this folder: L:\Users\<name>\My Pictures

I want to share this folder with another user on my computer. Can't do it.

Simply altering the folder's permissions doesn't work. If I change permissions so that the folder in question does not inherit any permissions from parent folders, and instead allow my user read-only access to the folder...access denied.

Alright then, I tried to share the folder with my user. Although sharing usually means sharing with other computers on a network, it also applies to other users on the same machine. But the user can't access the shared folder...access denied.

I could move the folder in question to the Public user, but then everyone can see it.

Holy cow...what does it take to share a folder with another user on the same computer?

A:Can't Access Shared Folder!

Hi ;

You may go to folder right click sahre and select specific user then type in username and add folder read / read-write

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I have a Desktop PC which is running Windows Vista Business. I have a folder being shared on it (with Everyone allowed)

File sharing is turned on, Password requirement is turned off.

I have two laptops. One Has Windows XP Home. It can see and access the shared folder on the Vista Business PC with no problems.

My other laptop has Windows Vista Home Premium. I need to access the shared folder on the Vista Business machine from this laptop. It can see the Vista Business machine, and it can see that it has a shared folder. However, when trying to access this shared folder from the Vista Home Prem laptop, it gives me an error message about not having permissions and that access is denied.

All 3 computers are in the same workgroup.

As it happens, the XP Home laptop has some shared folders. I AM able to see and access the shared folders on the XP laptop FROM the Vista laptop.

I am stumped. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Cannot Access Shared Folder

Also, from the Vista laptop I CAN access the "Public" shared folder on the Vista Business PC.

As such I don't believe it can be a firewall issue.

The permissions on the shared folder I am trying to access are set to Full Control for Everyone.

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i'm used wireless connection in Vista...when i want shared my folder with other pc in wireless...the error "permission denied"...

A:Folder Shared,but cannot access

Just sharing the folder isn't enough especially in Vista, make sure you set the permissions to FULL access so you can read/write and move/remove files.

That should give you the access you are looking for.

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Hi,

I share a folder on windows xp for easy access from my other windows computer. Both my computer connects trough my netgear router. I hope and assume only computers connected to my local network (connected to my router) can reach this shared folder, but to be sure i hope someone can explain how it is with this.

Best regards.

Tomas
 

A:who can access a shared folder

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Hi
i have 60 system under in work group . some of the system holding shared folders from last few weeks it is not accessing all over the n/w . if we newly install xp also remote system is pinging but it is not connecting for remote system . for EG:(sap and lotus ) . some systems show ICS services not running . When we disable and enable the lansettings SAP and Internet will connect for half an hour .


Thanks&Regards
Jophin

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Hi,

I've encountered a very odd thing here. I have a PC that runs on windows XP Pro and it's connected to domain server.

What happens is that when i was trying to access to files on the server, i typed in \\192.168.4.10 to the address on windows explorer. It failed with the following message

"\\192.168.4.10 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resources... The network is not present or not started."

Then, i checked to see if i could get onto the internet. yes, the internet's working. I run windows command prompt and run ping to the server's IP address and got replies back from the server. Everything seemed to be OK. I couldn't think of anything that might be the cause.

After that, i tried to access to the server again but this time by a different mean. I went to windows explorer and then click on "My Network Places". I found the shared folder on the server there and clicked on it and it worked. I could get in with no hassle at all. So what's wrong with typing in the IP address to the windows explorer. Very strange one.

Has anyone had a similar issue like i have before and might be able to help me out?

THank you in advance
 

A:Can't access to shared folder

1. try without the backslashes.
2. Maybe you have the wrong digits in the address?
 

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem that I have been trying to solve with the help of the internet which brought me to this forum.
I have a local network with X number of computers. All of these computers have a shared documents folder which is accessible to all the computers in the workgroup. The problem occurred when I replaced the motherboard of one of the computers, say Computer#1. I copied the set-up of the computer#1 from the original motherboard which I thought would make the pc behave like it did before the motherboard was replaced. But the shared documents folder of PC#1 can not be accessed now, although PC#1 can access the shared documents folder of the rest of the computers in the workgroup. What could be the problem? Please help. Thank you guys!
 

A:Can't access shared folder

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1068747-cant-access-shared-foler.html .

thanks,

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Hi all,

I have a server running on Windows Server 2008. It's connected to network and has a shared folder. The shared folder is important and accessed frequently.
When I try to access the shared folder by typing \\<server IP Address>\ from Windows + Run, I've got an error message said that "The specified network is no longer available".
I remote the server, check the services with services.msc and find that Computer Browser service doesn't start while it usually starts automatically. When I try to start it, I've got an error message "Error 230 : The pipe state is invalid".
I've searched from Google but don't find any information useful.

The only way to gain access to the shared folder I've found is to remote the server and it's succeeded.

My questions are :
1. Does Computer Browser service is responsible about no access to the shared folder from the server?
2. How to start the Computer Browser service? If it is possible, I don't want to restart the server.

Regards,
Durz
 

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I shared my desktop so my 2000 machines can access them...but it says access denied! I have access to a program folder, my 3 other hard drives, but no desktop--any ideas? I tried with a 98 machine, same story, can't get to the desktop "Access is denied"
 

A:Can't Access Shared Folder In Xp

I am not actually sure you can share your desktop. Thats kind of like the working area for the local user. If you want access to something specific on the desktop try sharing that item specifically.

You may want to try manually mapping the drive.

~ Lyrical ~
 

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I have a desktop running Windows 7, with a second hard drive that I want to use to backup my laptops. The laptops are able to access the network, the internet, and the printers attached to the network. However, when I try to backup to the "backup" the laptop drive, I am asked for a login and password. The default setting is no password required for file and printer sharing. My laptop is running Vista Ultimate. I have NOT set up a login and password for the desktop. How do I access the files on the desktop from the laptop, so I can backup the laptop?
 

A:networking Windows 7 Ultimate and Vista Ultimate cannot access shared folder

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My question is: Is there a way to send a document or file directly to another computer using the send command. Thanks.
 

A:shared folder on network

I assume you are using Windows..

Yes, right click on a folder you want to share, go to properties, and then the Sharing tab (I don't know if this is different in 98, 'm using XP and It's been about 2 years since I've touched 98)

If you are using linux, I don't know.. you would have to setup samba to share with a windows system, that I do know..
 

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Hello Everyone,

I have a small workplace with a few computers on the network. All systems are running windows ranging from XP - 10.

My pc runs windows 10 and I have shared 1 folder in the network. So the other guys can access that folder only.

In my shared folder I have created a few folders on the basis of name. For e.g. Jack, Tom and Jim. Currently any of the 3 guys can access any folder. But what I want is that Jack can access his folder only and not jim or tom and so on for others. I can access any as its in my pc.

I tried to set permission in folder sharing by right clicking on folder, properties, security and in add i tried to add that person by browsing it in network but in select users or groups on my pc name is shown. I may not be following the right approach.

How can I achieve that ?

Regards,
Jack
 

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HI, I Have shared a folder in a workgroup. One computer is Windows Media Center and the other is xp home. The windows file sharing wizard has been run on both computers. The file being shared is a database file inside All users \ application data\ folder. shared the folder for both read and write and even went into safe mode to set permissions to full. From the client computer I can see the folder but cannot open it. I have disabled the fire walls and set exclusions in the antivirus "avast". They are a part of the same workgroup and the user names are the same for both computers. I still cannot for the life of me get this folder to open. I sure do hope someone has an idea. PS I can ping both computers from each other.
Thanks,
Jerry
 

A:unable to access shared folder

Can you share other folders on the problem machine? Are those pings working by computer name, not just IP address?
 

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Hello - i'm a bit embarrassed to be posting on this site as i'm usually quiet competent at troubleshooting windows problems.

i'm running xp home sp2 over a wireless net. i've been able to successfully share folders and a printer over the small home network for the past 2-3 years with no problem. the apt that i share the net with recently added some pc's and i noticed them in network neighborhood. i didn't want my shared folder to show up so i disabled it on one of my pc's.

now, after a restart (both soft and hard shutdown), i am totally unable to access the shared folder, and the files within! it shows up in network places but when i try to get into it, i get the following error message:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is not accessible.

Access is denied.

Some things to note:
Yes, I am logged in as an administrator
I tried to go back to some automatically set restore points to see if that would resolve the problem...it did not.
Firewall is on...I've tried it off, etc.....no change.
I've tried hitting the folder through all of the profiles in the "Documents and Settings" folder directly off C:

I am really, really hopeful that this is just a simple config issue that I'm not aware of and that the data is still there!

Please provide me with any possible resolutions that may help me find my data. Of course, if you need any other info to help, please contact me (directly offline preferred....i do have ... Read more

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Hello there

I have a computer with windows 2003 server installed on it. There is one shared folder. The computer's name is SERVER. The shared folder's name is OFFICE.
Whenever I type \\SERVER\OFFICE in a windows explorer window, I get a pop up window with a message that says that Windows does not find \\SERVER\OFFICE.

How can I fix this?
I mean, I should be able to see the folder in this way because this OFFICE folder is shared and I am doing this from the same computer and not from another computer in the LAN.
Any idea?
Thanks
 

A:access denied to shared folder

OFFICE is at the root of the C: drive, right?

I would first try changing "OFFICE" to a name that is less likely to be (semi) reserved on a Microsoft system; and if that doesn't help I would then make a similar change to "SERVER."
 

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Dear All,
I can ping the server but I can't access the shared folder with error:
"Windows Cannot access \\192.168.1.5\Shared"
but if I check on 1.5 with net share, there are Shared Folder in net shared list.
My IP 192.168.1.14 and OS Windows 10 pro.
Firewall and anti virus both are turn off and Turn on file sharing also has been turn on.
how can I fix this problem?

Best regards,
Surbakti

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Hi,
On my home network with 4 PCs I can access all shared files with no problems except from one PC. This PC is running XP SP3 and any files in the folder when it is shared are available and can be opened no problem but any new files moved to or created in this folder are can't be accessed by any of the other computers, as in "Windows media player cannot access this file. The file might be in use, you might not have access" and so on.
Never met this before on my others systems new files and old files are all available as long as they are in a shared folder.
Thanks for any suggestions
 

A:No access to NEW files in Shared folder

Have you compared Properties of a file that can be accessed with one that cannot to make sure ownership and permissions are the same?

XP Home or Pro? If Pro using Simple File Sharing?
 

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Can someone help me please.
I have a user who wished to have access to a shared folder on our network.
I mapped the drive for her on the PC she uses.
However when you click on it you cannot gain access....it come sback with the error message access denied?

How do I reslove this issue. Obviuosly I need to set up a permission on our server or something?

The client machine is XP and the Server is 2003.
Can someone provide me with an idiot proof step by step guide on what I need to do.
 

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