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One computer, two accounts and only a few sub-folders shared

Q: One computer, two accounts and only a few sub-folders shared

Hello everyone,

I have a problem at my work. A person from HR is leaving for a vacation and we will have her assistant working on her computer. However, due to confidentiality of most of the information we want her assistant to have access to only a few of her sub folders. I have tried using share options but it always asks me to share the main folder as well and then everything is shared between the two accounts. Secondly, I have tried to give special permition to the assistant's account going to folders preferences but it did not work at all.

Would you have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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A: One computer, two accounts and only a few sub-folders shared

Welcome
Have you thought about not sharing and making files with different names for the new help? Then after vacation, you can save the new files with the old name.

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I am following a tutorial, and they say you can double-click on a folder to change its permissions, but when i double-click, it does nothing. also, how do I know what should not be shared/what should be normally shared? [see attached image].
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Hi

I had a server computer that was running windows 7. It was working like a charm, but suddenly I was unable to remote to it. I found a monitor and keyboard that I connected. My server then told me that it had installed windows 10. Wow thanks? That is something I would like to have a say in? But oh well might as well get with the times and use windows 10.
As I am using it as a server it is running, iis, ftp, plex, and some other servers. Most of it were still working after the conversion to windows 10, but I?m been having some real problems with the normal sharing of files. When I use my desktop computer (also running windows 10) to brows the network I get the following error when dobbelt-clicking my server computer:
?\\SERVERNAME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon faliure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.?
So ok? there are always problems with filesharing with a new windows installation. So I did the following:
? Made sure file and printer sharing were turned on
? It was using: Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computer
? Password protected sharing sharing were turned off
? I turned on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders
? My network adapter is using my router ip address as DNS server
? M... Read more

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Hello,

I have a windows Vista Ultimate 32 installed on my computer connected over a home DSL router and these are my lan configurations

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d482:e3ed:d98a:cb88%8
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.200
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

when i try to connect to this computer using ipv4 \\192.168.1.200 it works, but when i try to connect using ipv6 (i.e \\fe80::d482:e3ed:d98a:cb88%8 ) it display an error messages.

Can anybody tell me what i am missing?

A:Accessing computer shared folders using IPv6

well the first problem is that the semi colon is not supported with unc file name eg \\sharename

Literal IPv6 addresses in network resource identifiers
Since an IPv6 address contains colon (":") characters, network administrators must take care to avoid conflicts with other syntactic meanings of the colon in network resource labels. In IPv4 the colon is used to separate an IP address from a transport protocol port number. This usage has been extended to IPv6, however, when a port is specified in an address string, the proper IPv6 address must be enclosed in square brackets ("[", "]"). This convention is used in other more complex identifiers.
Example: In a URL the IPv6-Address is enclosed in brackets, e.g., http://[2001:0db8:85a3:08d3:1319:8a2e:0370:7348]/.
If the URL also contains a port number the notation is:
https://[2001:0db8:85a3:08d3:1319:8a...7344]:443/This is not only useful but mandated when using shortform:
https://[2001:db8::1428:57ab]:443/Additional information can be found in "RFC 2732 - Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's" and "RFC 3986 - Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax."
In Microsoft Windows operating systems, IP addresses were also allowed in Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) path names. Since the colon is an illegal character in a UNC path name, the use of IPv6 addresses is also illegal in UNC names. For this reason, Microsoft has registered a second-level Internet domain, ipv... Read more

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Hi all
2 win 7 machine are shared in-between (WORKGROUP).
I use "simple sharing" as in photo.
the folders are not shown directly in remote pc . i can see the folders only if i tick a few times on uesr folder and go all the path \\user\xxx\xxxx\xxx and then get to it.
How can i make shared folders seen directly next to user folder in the network explorer?
thanks!

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okay so I used to be able to access the shared folders that are on my computer that is running windows XP on my vista laptop and my xbox 360
but they are no longer showing up

I just spent a couple of hours trying to get it working again but nothing that I did solved the problem it would be really great if somebody could help me out this is very frustrating
 

A:Can not access shared folders that are on my windows XP computer

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Hello, I am sharing a computer with my son and I want to hide some programs from him, mainly Steam games, but not only. I have managed to hide them from his start menu. He has a standard account, so I think on that front we are OK.

I have also managed to prevent him from accessing the control panel, and thus seeing the list of installed programs.

But I have a problem:

Windows explorer. I tried navigating from his account, and he can go into program files without any problem, he can even go into windows folder. He can not delete files, but he can run them. So, you know how kids are. He will see all the installed programs and try to run directly their .exe file. And even though he won't be able to launch Steam games, he will see a list of all installed games, and I want to prevent that from happening.

He can even go to "Start", type "witch" and a few seconds later he'll be able to see that we have The Witcher 2 installed on the computer. He won't be able to launch it if I activate Parental Controls, but the damage is done.

So, can anybody help me hiding certain folders (windows and program files) from a standard user explorer?

Thanks!

A:Hiding system folders on a shared computer

Yes. Use folder permissions. Log on as the Administrator. Open Windows Explorer then right click on a folder and select Properties. Click on the Security Tab then click on the Edit button. On the Permissions window, select the user you want to change and check the Deny boxes that apply.

Here's a sample:

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I've placed two computers in a homegroup. Computer 1 can access Computer 2's shared folders, however, Computer 2 cannot access Computer 1's shared folders. When attempting to access the shared folders (with read/write permissions), I get the spinning wheel and then it just eventually says 1 item selected at the bottom of the explorer window and stops. The folders do not expand.
They're on the same workgroup with no other computers, I read that they should be or something.

Any suggestions?

Edit** okay, nevermind, I got the above problem fixed. I am having an issue now with being able to access the folders now. It says Windows cannot access \\Computer1, blah blah blah.
Before I set up the Homegroup, I had this same issue with being able to access this same computer, from ANY computer in the house, even while they were on the same workgroup, configured with the SAME settings. This computer can access Computer 2s resources on the homework and workgroup.

A:Homegroup folders shared, but will not expand on other computer

Read this, hope it helps. Attachment 164148

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I have a homegroup with several Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. One of them is Windows 7 PC with external My Book that contains several folders I need to share with other computers. I have been able to successfully share two of the folders but no matter what I do I can't get the other two folders to be even visible to other computers. All folders have exactly the same sharing and security options. Is there a limit to the number of folders that can be shared -- I only have 2 and I can't believe that would be the limit

Any suggestions?

A:Shared folders on Windows 7 computer not visible to other computers

  
Quote: Originally Posted by AncientDragon


I have a homegroup with several Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. One of them is Windows 7 PC with external My Book that contains several folders I need to share with other computers. I have been able to successfully share two of the folders but no matter what I do I can't get the other two folders to be even visible to other computers. All folders have exactly the same sharing and security options. Is there a limit to the number of folders that can be shared -- I only have 2 and I can't believe that would be the limit

Any suggestions?


Have you tried adding the folders of the drive to a shared Library? There isn't a limit of two folders.

Library - Include a Folder

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The HomeGroup shares have been a recurring issue that I haven't been able to solve, but the really perplexing one is the shared folder issue which just cropped up. Some of my shared folders still work, but e, g and h (music and video respectively) for some reason spit back "Access Denied" on all of the other computers in my house, this is in spite of the fact that Permissions on them are set to Full Control for Everyone. Any suggestions?

With regards to HomeGroup shares, they simply don't show up no matter what I do, I'd like to fix that one too, but I'm not sure what I can do to fix that.
EDIT: Got the shares fixed, HomeGroup still stumping me.

A:Cannot access shared folders or HomeGroup shares on this computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Stormkitty


The HomeGroup shares have been a recurring issue that I haven't been able to solve, but the really perplexing one is the shared folder issue which just cropped up. Some of my shared folders still work, but e, g and h (music and video respectively) for some reason spit back "Access Denied" on all of the other computers in my house, this is in spite of the fact that Permissions on them are set to Full Control for Everyone. Any suggestions?

With regards to HomeGroup shares, they simply don't show up no matter what I do, I'd like to fix that one too, but I'm not sure what I can do to fix that.


EDIT: Got the shares fixed, HomeGroup still stumping me.


The link below should help you with the Homegroup problem.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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Hi,
hopefully this is an easy one. I recently purchased an external Seagate drive and added it to one of the PCs on our network and shared some folders on it. However, whenever the external drive is powered down it seems that the shared status of the folders is lost and has to be shared again. This is most tedious...
Any suggestions?
Kind regards,
Jonathan
 

A:Solved: shared folders on external drive do not stay shared

Is this one solved?
 

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I lost my ability to access my shared folders on my network computer. My setup; my main computer an Acer desktop running Win 7 64 bit. My second a Windows XP computer.

My problem; I can no longer access my shared folders on my XP computer. I had a couple of folders on my XP system set as shared and I had no problems accessing them from my Win 7 system until now. I even had the folders mapped to their own drive letters. And I had no problem sharing my printer over my network.

I've had this setup for about four years now and all of a sudden it just vanished. From my Windows explorer, in Windows 7 I disconnected the mapped drives to see if I could clear it out but nothing. I also noticed I couldn't enable the "Turn on network discovery" in the Advanced Sharing Settings in the Network and Sharing Centre.

I searched online but kept coming up with the same answers. Mainly make sure the following services where enabled:

- TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service
- DNS Client
- Function Discovery Resource Publication
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host

The only two that where not enabled where the last to SSDP Discovery and UPnP Device Host, because as long as I can remember the main consensus online was that these two services where BAD.

So I always disable both of these things with every computer I've ever had including this one. All these years and now all of a sudden I can't seem to do without them. No wonder people believe Microsoft is sabo... Read more

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I got a trojan the other day that installed a spyware program called Spy Sheriff. There was much cursing and swearing, but after my trusty version of AntiVir as well as a plethora of spyware programs I managed to clean the system of all viruses and spyware as far as I know.

My troubles didn't end for long. Next I got a (fairly common) problem where it says "services.exe has caused an error. Error code 203. Rebooting your computer in 1 minute" or something along those lines. I googled a bit and found that this is often associated with registry keys not matching your actual network setup. Anyhow, I ran a registry cleaner program and THAT problem seemed to go away.

Now however, my network is all messed up.

My setup is as follows: Two home computers plugged into a router that is hooked up to my DSL modem. One computer is called Office, the other is called Bedroom.

The printer is hooked up to Office, and is shared. Both computers have a few shared folders that the other can access.

After I ran the cleaner, Bedroom is no longer visible on the network. Office can't see it in the workgroup, and I can't access any shared folders. I CAN ping both computers using the IP addresses, but each computer can't ping the other using the computer's name. Each computer can ping itself using both its own IP and name.

Here's an interesting thing I just found too; when I open my computer as it should appear on the network by typing \\Bedroom\ into the ad... Read more

A:After a virus, unable to access a computer's shared folders over the network

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Hi,
I work for a firm where we are heavily reliant on an Excel Shared Workbook.
We've always had problems with it, but have managed to fix these issues by using the Computer Management tool to remove users who are locking the file.

Recently however, the Computer Management isn't displaying users correctly.
For example, this morning I went to Computer Management > Shared Folders > Open Files to check who was locking the file and it only displayed one user. I looked around the office and could see at least another 5 people with this file open, including
myself, however our names were not displaying in the Open Files screen.

Can anyone help me understand why the Computer Management has stopped showing all of the users connected to the file?

Thanks,
Chris

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I have an Android tablet and my PC running Windows 7 Pro. I am using ES File Explorer on Android to see shared folders.

I added some folders to the Music/Picture/Video libraries and shared them in a homegroup. I tried to make the homegroup not need a password and it'll let me access my PC from my tablet and view the root folders but as soon as I tried to access a folder (Music) it'll say permissions aren't available. It will work if I set a password and login with my account.

The second issue is that I'm seeing folders that I don't want to see. I can see a ADMIN$ folder (which is C:\WINDOWS), C$, D$, E$ (the HDDs), IPC$, print$, User. As well as Music, Pictures, Videos from the library. The folders in bold aren't shared so I don't know why I'm seeing them.

The last issue is that a folder (a whole drive actually) isn't being shared. I included the whole E: Drive in the Videos folder but it won't show up in the Video folder from the tablet. However if I include a folder from within the E: Drive then it will show up. Can I not include the root of a drive in a library? I mean it works on the PC.

A:Non-shared folders showing up and shared folders not

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cyborg31


I have an Android tablet and my PC running Windows 7 Pro. I am using ES File Explorer on Android to see shared folders.

I added some folders to the Music/Picture/Video libraries and shared them in a homegroup. I tried to make the homegroup not need a password and it'll let me access my PC from my tablet and view the root folders but as soon as I tried to access a folder (Music) it'll say permissions aren't available. It will work if I set a password and login with my account.

The second issue is that I'm seeing folders that I don't want to see. I can see a ADMIN$ folder (which is C:\WINDOWS), C$, D$, E$ (the HDDs), IPC$, print$, User. As well as Music, Pictures, Videos from the library. The folders in bold aren't shared so I don't know why I'm seeing them.

The last issue is that a folder (a whole drive actually) isn't being shared. I included the whole E: Drive in the Videos folder but it won't show up in the Video folder from the tablet. However if I include a folder from within the E: Drive then it will show up. Can I not include the root of a drive in a library? I mean it works on the PC.


Homegroups aren't made to work with other systems besides Windows 7 or Windows 8, this is why you can't access the library's.

You should leave the Homegroup from your Windows 7 machine then set up a standard Workgroup instead.

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We are a small company.  We are running six windows 8 computers.  Our secretary works from home, the rest of us are in the same office.   


The Admin Computer stores all of our work files within a folder called 'casework' (about 400GB).   The 'casework' folder is shared on the office network.  This 'casework' folder is also synced by Google Drive. 


When our secretary works on her home computer and makes a new file, e.g. letterV2, the new file downloads to our 'casework' folder to the Admin Computer here at the office.  However, the new file cannot been seen on our other computers over the office
network.

The newly created files are not shared to 'everyone' unless I un-share 'casework' from the network and then share 'casework' again. 


The problem seems to be that the new files added by Google Drive are not inheriting the permissions of the 'casework' folder. 


There are no options to change in Google Drive.  Is this a Windows8 problem? Will Windows10 have a fix for this? Are there any work arounds? Does our secretary need to work at the office?

Yours Hopefully

Matt

A:New files downloaded from cloud storage into shared folders don't inherit shared permissions for "Everyone"

may I know how that work case folder sync with google drive?

I suggest you contact Google drive first, we have limitation information regarding this product.

You can proof that there is no issue for sharing folder within your office network
I think that's not how online share drive work, unless your secretary can join your office network trough internet
http://www.howtogeek.com/196435/how-to-share-files-and-folders-from-your-cloud-storage-folder/
this is the example, you can ask your secretary to send file trough share drive and assign 1 admin to sync and send it to your case work folder
But maybe you will be interested with Office 365
https://products.office.com/en-us/business/compare-office-365-for-business-plans

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First: THANK YOU to anyone who can help with this.

System: Dell Latitude e6500, Core 2 Duo 8400, 4 Gb Ram, E-dock, 2 Dell 19" LCD, Fedex Dropped it off Friday.

Software: XP SP3, Office 2003, Adobe Acrobat, HP OfficeJet l7780 Drivers [[Had Eset Smart Security installed, but uninstalled it while trying to figure out this problem ]]

Have a Dell Precision M65 also connected to Linksys WRG54 Router.


So, here's the situation.

I want to share desktop and my documents of the e6500 so that they're available to other users connected through the Linksys Network.

To do this I navigate to
C-docs and settings-e6500-desktop
and
C-docs and settings-e6500-My Documents
and right click and set up sharing.

Once I've done this I get on the M65 and Map Network Drive and browse to e6500 and map X for my documents and Y for desktop and everything is good. The sky is blue, the birds are singing, etc. etc. etc.

Then I restart the e6500 and it ""forgets"" that the folders were shared.

So far I've tried spitting, cursing, shouting, crying, begging, and the following:

I've uninstalled Eset to see if it was blocking for security, but nothing changed.

I turned off windows firewall, but it automatically turns back on when i reboot.

I rebooted into safe mode and set the sharing properties, which held the first time booting back into windows, but not after the 2nd restart.

I opened msconfig and did a diagnostic boot, but couldn... Read more

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Hi

I am the administrator of my pc, and have now put on my daugher as a limited account, I want her to go to her programmes and insert some into her account, but dont know how to set them up in her account, any help would be great thanks venus
 

A:shared accounts

Hi,

This article should help.

Installing and running software in Windows XP by Rick Rogers MS-MVP
http://rickrogers.org/xpsware.htm
 

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I have 2 XP users, each with their own account (because each wants different screen resolutions due to different eyesight requirements).

However, they have a single email account that they share and want to continue sharing from their own accounts. Is this possible.

Many thanks
Trev.
 

A:XP shared mail accounts

Yes, it is very possible.

However, we need a few more details in order to give specific help. First, I don't believe you're talking about web-based email, right--that's an easy solution. Also, what email software are you using? Outlook Express, Outlook, etc.

As a generic solution, set up the email software while logged in as each Windows user--SMTP & POP servers, login name, password, etc. In your email software--under the email account--look for an option similar to "Leave a copy of the messages on the server" and enable it. This will allow each Windows user to download all messages from the email account, regardless if the other Windows user has already done so or not. Confused yet? ;-)
 

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Hi

I've got an annoying problem with my small office network. There are 3 PCs on the local network and we share files. Usually (but not always) if you are in one of the shared folders and you want to create a new folder, once you've right-clicked and created the new folder, you need to navigate away and back again in order to actually see it. This also happens when re-naming the folder.

To be clear this is what happens:

Right click, select 'create new folder'

Nothing appears

Use back and forward buttons

New Folder now visible

Rename folder, but it reverts to being called New Folder

Use back and forward buttons

Folder now appears with the new name.

Two PCs are using XP and one Vista, it happens ot all of them. Only happens with shared folders.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Many thanks

ElCani
 

A:New folders don't appear in shared files/folders

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I setup a shared printer for a classroom here at school. The shared printer shows up for the account on which it was installed, but when another user logs in it is missing. Anybody know how to fix this?

I have shared many printers on our network and never had this problem before. The printers always showed up before for all users. This has me stumped.

A:Shared Printer missing on other user accounts

Nevermind, I fixed it. I just went and created a new local port with the UNC path to the printer.

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I have a Netgear ReadyNAS duo with a CIFS shared folder containing a library of software for my users to access read-only. The folder has guest access activated as I'm not bothered who looks at it.

When I want to upload more content to the folder it does not ask me my username and password because of the guest access. And naturally as I don't have write access can't upload anything else into the folder.

What should I type as the UNC path into explorer so I have access to the shared folder with an account with write access?

Currently I'm typing:

\\netgear\library
 

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Not sure if this is the right forum for this one.

My XP PC has 4 user accounts - family members all wanting to do their own thing. I place my digital photos in a 'shared pictures' folder available to all accounts and to a networked XP laptop. Each 'batch' of jpegs goes in a new sub-folder to identify the occasion.

In most cases the pictures can be viewed without difficulty, but in the most recent sub-folders the icons are visible in other accounts and on the networked machine, but they will only open in my account on the PC - everywhere else they come up in Windows Picture Viewer as 'no preview available' and in MS Photo Editor as 'Can't determine Type'. I haven't changed the camera or its settings.

Any ideas?

Blockbell
 

A:Solved: Shared jpegs won't open on other accounts or network

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Does anyone know if limited accounts have read/write access to the LOCAL "shared documents" folder by default? Or do limited accounts have only read access to the "shared documents" folder?

This is for Windows XP Home Edition (SP3).

Thanks!

Peace...
 

A:Solved: Question about shared documents folder and limited accounts

Depends on how the different user accounts were setup. If you look at the "Properties" of each of the user folders, you may see that they may be checked as private, if NOT any or all users other than "Guest" well have read access.
 

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I have three computers all Win 7 Home Premium and sharing (Homegroup). Side not I also had them sharing with out Homegroup and still same issue. Also This occurs regardless if PC3 is connected via wire or wireless. Additional notes AV was also disable to rule out. That is the only thing running on PC3 and nothing is running background wise on PC1 or PC2.

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

PC3 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 & PC2 instantly.

PC1 & PC2 can not view contents of Shared PC3 instantly; it takes approximately 35 seconds to view contents of main shared folder and same for each additional sub-folder. Also if copying a file initially it takes awhile before it starts and then stars off slow around 585KB/s copying over from PC1 or PC2 to PC3 before it jumps up to around 10MB/s+. However if I copy the same file from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 no speed issues what so ever. Speeds actually get well up into 70MB/s.

Any thoughts?

A:Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Set all your pc's as in this pdf. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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I have a fairly typical LAN with 3 computers using XP and each have shared folders. The router is a WRT54G with DD-WRT but I doubt that has any impact. Using any OS except W7, those shares can be seen and accessed without a problem. In W7 beta (build 7000 I believe) i never had a single problem, this only happened when I upgraded (fresh clean install) of W7 RC 7100. This problem is happening on both a Laptop and Desktop, wired or wireless.
I have checked over the services to make sure the related services are running (there were a few that were not)...
It does see and able to print to my wireless printer (Lexmark X4550), and sees my wireless music player (Linksys WML11B), but no other computers. I have tried by IP (192.168.1.x), computer name (//screwballlXP3000), computer name plus exact folder (//screwballlXP3000/Movies), and it just refuses to see any network shared folders. I have tried it with the Windows firewall on and off, I have tried it with and without the Comodo software firewall which leads me to believe it is within W7 itself. Plus add in that I get this both on my laptop and my desktop, that definitely points to the OS. When I have both the laptop and desktop loaded with W7, they cannot even see each other without HomeGroup...

The real kicker was that I never had a problem using the first publicly available Windows 7 beta, it was only after I started using the RC 7100 that this happened.
The conspiracy theorist inside of me thinks this is a ploy by MS to ... Read more

A:W7 - XP shared folders

this is needed, try this

Download details: Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)


[edit] and if you have any FAT32 drives with shares, you may need this : Download details: Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks

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How do I access shared folders on the same pc from a different user?
 

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I want too do shared folders on my Windows Messenger Live, but, and i quote 'Your computer does not support shared folders' Help?
 

A:Shared Folders

See if anything on this page helps.
 

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Can someone please help me before I go Mad!
I have recently had some problems with my wireless router and connecting to it from my laptop. I have followed instructions on resetting winsock, tcp/ip etc which has resolved my connection issues. Only thing now is my shared folders are screwed up.
My setup is netgear wireless modem router, desktop pc running xp connected directly to router. Laptop on xp connected wireless to router. Everything was working fine, shared folders/printer etc but now I cannot see the desktop shared folders on my laptop although I can see the laptop shared folders on the desktop pc??!!! I have tried disabling firewalls/setting up home network wizards but nothing works. I can even transfer files from desktop to laptop so connection is there but cannot go other way.
Apologies if this is a repetitive help request but this is driving me mental...

Help would be appreciated.
 

A:shared folders

The following referenced thread has a list of troubleshooting steps, and pointers to three more possible applicable threads:

http://forums.techguy.org/t370700.html
 

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from my w7 pc, when i go to network sharing center/see full map, i can see my xp pc's but not the shared folders on them, does anyone know what i can do?

A:Cant see shared folders

have you enabled all the file sharing/printer sharing stuff on all PCs?

if you have done that then maybe windows is getting confused as to where to find it. you can make a shortcut directly to the shared folder by right clicking the desktop > new shortcut > then type the name of the folder with two slashes on from of the name(i would just put everything n the desktop for now).

xp sometimes doesn't find computers/folders though its automatic discovery tool, if you do it manually it is reliable.

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Hi everyone, when i share one of my folders, a hand appears under the icon. Is there a way to keep the folder shared but without the hand?
 

A:Shared Folders

If you don't want the hand appearing, then move that folder to another location, and then make a shortcut from it. The shortcut doesn't display a hand.

However, doing this would mean that other users wouldn't know that this folder is shared and they could put information in there without knowing that others have access to it.

If this is a work computer, or just not your computer then you may need to consider the ethics of doing this and any implications.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 991 Mb
Graphics Card: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: D: Total - 32239 MB, Free - 7176 MB; E: Total - 8008 MB, Free - 1457 MB; H: Total - 11057 MB, Free - 5162 MB; X: Total - 206232 MB, Free - 179637 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, P4M266-8233
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Problem setting-up a LAN

We have two desk-top PCs both running XP, and I want to set-up file sharing and printer sharing between them.

Each PC is connected by ethernet cable to ports on a router/modem which connects to the phone line for e-mails and Internet, both of which work well on each PC via ADSL.

I have used the Network Set-up Wizard on each PC to create a workgroup named MSHOME.

The two PCs are named “Mike” and “Ec7731a00256430” and the names on the network are Mike’s PC and Maggie’s PC respectively.

On Mike’s PC, My Network Places shows the folders that have been set-up for sharing on both Mike’s PC and Maggie’s PC.

On Maggie’s PC, My Network Places shows only the Router name (ADE-4400) – no folders from either Maggie or Mike.

On Maggie’s PC, looking with folder options at the folder of My Network Places\Entire Network\Microsoft Windows Network\MSHOME, I see icons for Mi... Read more

A:LAN - some shared folders are not seen

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Hi All,
I am attempting to share a folder (E:\docs) on my college network to allow my floor-mates access, but I have run into some difficulty. I am running Windows 7, I have Network Discovery turned on, as well as File and Printer Sharing. I have also set the folder I wish to share as a "shared" folder.

The problem lies in the fact that my friend's MacBook Pro (connected to the same LAN, right across the hall) is unable to see my Windows Shares. I have tried doing the "GO -> Connect to Server" method...in which I input " smb://MYCOMP" as well as smb://IPADDRESS" with no luck.

I have noticed that on my Network page, I can only see PCs that are sharing, while similarly on his MacBook he can only see other Macs.

I have even tried setting his WINS Workgroup name to the same as mine...but that didn't help either.

I'm stumped at this point, so any suggestions would be awesome!

-minty
 

A:Shared Folders Over LAN

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I need help every time i disable sharing c$ in the c: properties, it turns itself back on i click 'Do not share this folder' and click ok but every time i reboot and check it comes the same way it started is this normal or what? and is it ok if i stop sharing $admin and $ipc (in computer management) or will it ruin my computer?

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Hi everyone, when i share one of my folders, a hand appears under the icon. Is there a way to keep the folder shared but without the hand?

A:Shared Folders

hi, welcome to forum. This can be done, but firstly make sure you make a system restore, go to start, all programs, accessories, system tools and choose system restore. Make a restore point.

Ok no
1) Click start then run and type regedit
2) expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT by click the plss sign
3) go down to network, half way down
4) expand network
5) click shared handler

Now to the right you will see something called defaul, double click it, and it should have a text saying "ntshrui.dll"
Change this to "blank"
click ok exit regedit. REstart pc, and you should be done.

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In W2K, I created a shared folder. What's the max number of users that can connect to it concurrently? Is there a way to override this number?
 

A:Shared Folders / Max Users

10 and no, unless you buy server software.
 

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the logon name, my primary administrator name, works when i try to connect to my desktop computer from my work laptop via remote desktop connection and by typing \\192.168.1.2 into a window....both ask me for the logon name and password...both work...the problem is i can't map a folder for some reason and i don't know why....i select the drive letter, typer \\192.168.1.2\j$ in and it asks me for name and pw, i enter and it doesn't work....let me know if there is any information i can provide that may help solve this....it's been driving me crazy for a few weeks now

thanks ahead of time

rob
 

A:I can rdc, and access shared folders but can't map

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Hi I have this weird problem with some of my windows xp machines. The first time it boots up to windows I can access any shared folders. After a period of time I can't access the shared folders. Windows just sits without any output.What I do is I logoff and login again. After logging in I can access the shared folders but after a while I can't. This only happens to 3 of my computers the others works fine. Please help

A:shared folders problem

What is your network setup?

Sounds like you loosing network connection to wherever you shares are.

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OK, I'm not sure what settings I need to tweak, but I'm sure someone here as experienced this and might know.
I have a desktop and a laptop, both running XP (desktop XP Home SP2, laptop XP Media Center SP2). Both systems are running ZoneAlarm firewall and both are current and set up properly for my network and for file sharing. I have file sharing/print sharing set up, and have no problems sharing files both ways...except...
On both systems, I have "My Documents" shared, with both boxes check to "Share this folder on the network" and "Allow network users to change my files".
So if from my desktop I open the "My Videos" (for example) subfolder that's located on the laptop, I have full access to the files; i can copy/move/save/delete whatever i want. I can copy files from the laptop to the desktop with no problem. But then on another folder that is also a subfolder of "My Documents" I can view the contents, but I can not save/copy/move/delete these files. When I try to copy a file from the laptop (when I am using the desktop) I get an error message that says "Can not copy (FILENAME): Access is denied. Make sure disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not in use".
So WHY would I get this message, when:
1. other subfolders under the remote "My Documents" share BOTH ways no problem?
and
2. I am trying to copy files to the computer I am using?

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A:Shared folders, different results.

Anyone?
 

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Okay, here's one that I'm embarrassed to say has stumped me. Although, I haven't pulled all the stops yet, so technically I'm not stumped - haha.

Anyway, here's the deal. I've got shared folders on my network. I can see them on my XP machines, but not on the lone Vista machine.

The PC with the folders is an XP machine, as logic may tell you. All the other XPs are desktops, connected on a LAN. The Vista is a notebook using WiFi, but it can't see the folders when directly connected either.

The XP file server was Vista a few days ago, but we decided to go back to XP after months of trouble with the printer. The laptop was able to see the folders when the server was Vista, if that's of any help.

Wow, that description is a long unorganized ramble. Lemme try to break it down:

Fileserver: XP Pro
Client: Vista Home Premium
Problem: Can't see shared files.

Ok that's simpler. Any help is much appreciated.
 

A:Can't see shared folders in Vista

Check out this:

http://thevistaforums.com/index.php?

Good luck
 

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Is there a way to hide shared network folders in XP?
Thanks
 

A:hiding shared folders

Add a $ at the end of your sharename. Remember though the $ must be used in the mapping and connecting to it.
 

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I have a 4 machine wireless network which on the whole works well and signal strength is good.

I am using XP Pro and have Norton Internet Security and AdWatch installed but have disabled both at times to ensure they are not causing the problem which is this:

I have 3 or 4 folders shared on each machine which can usually be found via My Network Places. 3 things are happening which is puzzling me as it is not very consistant.

When folders are 'unshared' My Network Places doesn't always relect this behaving differently on different machines but not necessarily the same machine each time.

I have one machine that didn't show anything in My Network Places unless I opened a file previously used via another means (eg Excel, or via View Workgroup Computers) whereupon that shared folder would mysteriously appear but still not the others.

I have tried telling it to refresh under the Wireless Network properties but that doesn't work either. I can delete the icons in My Network Places and it seems to be pot luck as to when and if the correct shared folders pop up again!

And why does it take an eternity to recognise the 4 machines on the network via View Workgroup Computers?

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Shared Folders not refreshing

my network places (or even network neighborhood [win9x]) can take several minutes (not sure on exact time about 30) to refresh and display items in that window.
 

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I can view the shared folders on my dell xp desktop from my work laptop, but i cannot map any of the drives or set up a short cut to those drives, when i do it asks me to login....i can ping the computer, just not map the drive...thanks for your help
 

A:Can view shared folders but not map...Help

You need to create an account on the Dell and give that user access to the shares. Then when prompted to login to the share from the laptop use those user credentials.
 

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Through an Unsecured wifi connection. How would i go about doing this? And is there a wifi chat program? Or how would i go about seeing who else is connected to the unsecured linksys network and chat with them? TY.

A:View Shared Folders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by heaumanepunk


Through an Unsecured wifi connection. How would i go about doing this? And is there a wifi chat program? Or how would i go about seeing who else is connected to the unsecured linksys network and chat with them? TY.


Is this your connection ?

If it is I'm surprised you haven't secured it and if it isn't do you have permission from the person paying the bill to use their connection ?

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I recently purchased a new Desktop PC while i have a notebook. And since i moved in, i signup for Yahoo DSL come with HomePortal 100W DSL Router modem.
My question is about the networking. I had now set up to let all 5 people in my house to run internet sharing. And since i have 2 computers, i wonder how can i access this 2 computers with administration access. I read the mircrosoft site, and i turned off the simply sharing options. But i still can't figure it out. All i want to do is access the drive that i keep all the files, but not the system drive.
All I want is to let these 2 computers to access each other and have full control, and want to prohibit my friends on network to see my shared folders and access them. I am now in the same workgroup named "Home".

Computers setup:
P4 2.8Mhz ( PC) P4 2.2Mhz (Laptop)
WinXP Pro WinXP Pro
512Mb DDR 256MB

Anything else you need to know, just tell me. I hope to resolve this thing soon. Thanks a lot !
 

A:About Network Shared Folders

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Hello,
 
Can anyone help me with this please. I do not know what the text below means but the obvious interpretation is that files and folders are being shared with remote computers, which I do not wish to do. I always opt to share nothing on my computer. Or perhaps it means something different and is harmless.
 
In Windows 7 Starter, I opened 'Computer Management' and then
> Shared Folders > Shares. Listed under this are the column headings:
 
Share name       Folder Path        Type             Client Connections        Description
 
ADMIN$             C:\Windows        Windows       0                                    Remote Admin
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A:Shared files and folders

Those shares are hidden as indicated by the $. Try running \\localhost\admin$ at a run box on your computer to get an idea.
 
They are used by the system / domain to execute commands remotely mostly. For the most part, I'd leave them alone unless you are hyper vigilant on security and are not participating in a domain or accessing your machine remotely. I believe disabling the server service will get rid of the IPC$ share. Check this article for some more info on the effects of disabling the shares.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842715
 
Suppose you, the admin, need to access COMPUTERA from COMPUTERB, Well, since we have built in hidden shares you jsut connect to it by \\COMPUTERA\C$ and voila; after enetring the credentials you're in. Good for when KVM is out ofthe picture
 
BTW the E:\ drtive is most likely your system reserve

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