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Shared windows 10 computer with Mac???

Q: Shared windows 10 computer with Mac???

I had a MacBook 12." The network worked 65% (not sure why), but recently it's not been working. Even when it worked, I could get files from my Windows 10 desktop (hotspot), but NEVER vice versa.

I followed all the instructions and watched videos to see how to set up network and etc. I believe that I have done everything I need on Windows' part.

Now, I am having another Mac, namely MacBook Air. When I typed in the server address (smb ip), it says that I couldn't access it. Ask the administrator......

OK, but I share whatever files I want and turned them on in the Windows, and the previous MacBook worked and could get the files from my Windows PC, why not this new Mac?


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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 shared a Canon Pixma MP170 printer on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I can see the shared printer name over the network from the XP machine within Add Printer Wizard screen. When I try to add the shared Canon printer on a Windows XP SP3 computer it says it will connect to the printer to download drivers but than it says no drivers are available.
Then it opens up a screen that asks me to provide an unnamed INF file. I put the install CD for the Pixma in the CD tray and pointed it to all Canon INF files located on the CD (one at a time) but it will not go any further. I also found same type of Canon printer INF files within the Program Files/Canon printer folder, but it would not use those either to complete printer add.

Am I missing some procedure that is needed to add a shared printer on a Windows XP computer from a different operating system such as Windows 7 Home Premium?

The Canon MP170 works both when plugged into XP machine and Win7 machine through USB port

Thanks for any help that someone can provide

A:Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

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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:

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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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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On my account on this shared computer, this malware (or spyware) is currently doing its scareware tangent. However, this account does not have that issue at all. I have thus far tried using AVG and Spyware S&D. While both removed multiple issues, but my account is still afflicted by at least 'Soft. I am currently running a full scan with Malwarebytes (free version, as I downloaded it as suggested by a post on this site concerning Antivirus Soft). My concern is whether this can be done from this account to clear my other account of the problem. If not, I'm simply requesting some advice. On a side note, this malware seemed to come with other viruses which a combination of Spyware S&D, AVG, and Malwarebytes (quick scan) promptly removed. As I noted, this account doesn't seem to be afflicted in the manner my own is, which I have not yet heard about. I understand this may take time to reply to, but I'll appreciate any help.

A:Antivirus Soft on Windows XP Shared computer.

I would think if you run a FULL scan with MBAm it should be OK. But If you have Teatimer in SpyBot running it will ned to be disabled first.TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.If prompted with a legal dialog, accept the warning.Click and then on "Advanced Mode"
You may be presented with a warning dialog. If so, press Click on Click on Uncheck this checkbox:
Close/Exit Spybot Search and DestroyNext run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".From your regular user account..Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center ... Read more

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I have had a Xp based network for years with no problems. Remote desktop connection to a shared computer. The same shared computer would have various drives that were shared and I could map network drives from it or remote desktop to it without issues.
I recently upgraded my office laptop to a newer computer and it is running windows 7 Pro.
Upgraded the shared computer( named Grunt) with shared drives to windows 7 at the same time.
Ever since changing my computers to Windows 7 I have a problem that has been reoccurring.
The Grunt will disappear from the network, the mapped drives will stop working(in the middle of streaming or copying a file) or/and the remote desktop connection will disconnect.
Very frustrating.
All computers same workgroup.
Windows 7 computers same homegroup
Looked online and saw that other people have had similar issues for years.
Some fixes on the internet said to edit the registry
Problem is I have no HKLM section in MY registry...
What can I do to fix this problem?

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Ok, so I really didnt need Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP but I installed it out of boredom onto my computer to play with the other acounts on my computer. I put abunch of limits on my limited account, the rest of the family uses, and I set the options so when I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE twice at the Welcome Screen it would bring up the admin log on.

Well, it was bugging me so I uninstalled it, thinking it would reset all the options... it didnt.

It uninstalled and it still only shows the family account on the welcome screen. When I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE twice, nothing happens now. If I had admin rights I could change the log on from the welcome screen to the screen where you jsut type the user and password. But I have no rights, annnd, I can't install any programs.

Any help would be appreciate, Thanks.

p.s. I have knoppix on a bootable cd, if i can get around it that way. Thanks, Tyler.

A:Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP.. big issue.

Have you tried Safe mode? Hit F8 while the computer is booting up. That should bring up the log in for the admin account.

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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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We have a shared computer. I'm not sure how to back up & migrate
all the files back when I upgrade to windows 7. Do I back up each account individually & will windows 7 migrate them back to the proper account?

A:Solved: Backing up shared computer before windows 7 upgrade

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Every time I reboot the win 7 comp. I get different networking result
1- Xp sees win 7 but can't access win7 but Win 7 sees Xp computers and access files.
2- Xp sees Win 7 and access share files but Win 7 don't even displays XP computers.
And many variations of above

XP computers talk to each other with no problem. I have not changed any network seetings on XP computers. But I have tried everything on the Win 7

I turned off norton and windows 7 firewall.
I turned off windows 7 password requirement
I set win 7 shared folders to EVERYONE
I set I reduced the win 7 encription from 128 bit to 64

I have seen many other post with similar problem and no clear answer yet.

A:Solved: Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folder


Blame Norton firewall.

The reason why sometimes Win 7 connected with all the computers and share files and sometimes it didn't was because Norton turned the firewall back ON after a period of time.

When I turned the firewall off permanently. All the XP PC's including a Mac were visible to WIn7. and VISIBLE TO NORTON also. So then in Norton I changed the level of protection for each individual in the firewall mapping and turned the firewall ON again.

So I didn't have to patch the XP PC's nor modify the register.

Thanks to all who helped with ideas

I spent days tinkering with the network setting in vane. But in the process I learn a few things.

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How do I get it to save in the shared mailbox folder not my personal folder in outlook 2010?

A:Send an e-mail from a shared mailbox the sent item not saved in shared

The thread in the following link is looking for the same outcome. The first reply suggests using a third-party tool Download UniSent for Microsoft Outlook 2010 / 2007 Free Trial - A useful utility for managing Outlook messages - Softpedia (this is a trial version only).

Outlook 2010 Shared Mailbox Sent Items Saving in Wrong Place : Microsoft Office

I have no personal experience of this, but may be worth trying.

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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,

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

Is this one solved?

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Recently purchased and installed Windows 8.1(hard drive crashed in December). During install, I was prompted to set up as shared computer or as part of a group. I have only one computer and mostly am the only one using it. How can I get my computer set as single user (not shared/non group). Often I get alerts that I can't do connect a device, or such, because it is not registered as part of my "group", frustrating. I just want to keep it simple. Thanks.

A:shared/network computer

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I found a trojan on this computer last week. I believe I got rid of it, but the computer has been having issues connecting to the internet. Restarting will usually fix it temorarially.I ran eTrust Anti-Virus, Ad-Aware and Spybot. And then HJT atfer those three scans.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 6:51:23 PM, on 1/30/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\isafe.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\Program Fil... Read more

A:HJT Log - Shared Family Computer

Hello athraen and welcome to BC. I am presently reviewing your log and will respond back to you as quickly as I can.


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Hi, I've been here before but with my personal laptop but this time I think something may be wrong with a shared computer my family uses. I've been told that a family member was on facebook and had clicked a link telling them they would get free TOMs. This may be very worried and I have noticed this computer has been slower than it normally is as it's an older computer. I've done a few virus scans and nothing has shown up but I know sometimes things can be hidden. Would it be too much trouble for someone to look over the logs to tell me if anything is hidden? I've done all the requested logs but please tell me if you need anymore information!

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.3.0
Run by B at 18:52:30 on 2012-04-13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3319.1918 [GMT -7:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Wi... Read more

A:Shared computer may be infected

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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hey helpers,

I am having problems with my shared folders. I have 2 XP computers networked. I can see the shared folders on one computer, but not the other. I have absolutely no idea how to go about it. Any ideas? Sorry for the lack of detail...



A:Can see shared files on one computer, but not other.

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I'm new here. I have a question about web surfing and download privacy. I share a computer with my ex-boyfriend who is currently still a "roommate," as we share a lease. (It's complicated). He seems to be aware of (or rather, able to retrieve) everything I surf and everything I download, including Real Player downloads -- even though I always clear the cache and run Ccleaner. Can you tell me how he's doing this? I'm especially curious about Real Player since I have the settings to not remember download history. There's nothing particularly private about anything I download, but the fact that I cannot do so with any privacy is upsetting.

I'm also wondering, given his level of skills at seemingly retrieving anything, what the probability may be that he has been able to retrieve my passwords or emails. I also don't know how to find hidden keyloggers. I do run Spybot periodically, but I think Spybot can be told manually to ignore things like keyloggers, right?

I use XP and usually surf with Firefox. I realize the easiest solution here is to stop sharing a computer, but I cannot afford to do that at the moment, so any help would be much appreciated.

A:Help With Privacy on Shared Computer

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And no amount of free-to-use scanning I have done thus far detected a virus.

Whatever virus this is, it seems to effect the amount of memory I can use slowing down my computer and causing me crashes in Team Fortress 2.

It also disabled my sound driver.

It has yet to do anything more than annoy me from what I can tell, and it may yet be a hacker.

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hi. ive network my 2 computers using crossover cable. both pcs have XP Pro installed. heres the problem:

computer A has internet. computer A can see computer A and computer B in view workgroup computers. it can access computer B shared folders and drive.

Computer B can also see both pcs in view workgroup computer but cannot access computer A. computer B can also access the internet. when trying to access computer A an error appears

\\computer 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.

any help is much appreciated


A:cannot access shared drive on other computer

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.

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In our office, we have multiple computers on one network, however, one needs to be taken off. How do I keep the other computers from seeing these files, and keep them on my computer. I am running XP on the home computer.
We have 4 computers-
The admin,
and 3 others. The admin was set up to save its files on a wireless network, not sure why. However, the files on admin are confidential and are currently available for anyone to see on the otehr computers by going to Network Places: Admin. (it is like a shared folder). I need to get them pass word locked, or taken off completely, while keeping them on the admin computer.

A:How do i take my computer and files off the shared network??

have you turned off sharing on the admin PC ?
what windows version

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Hello, I share a computer with my family and I believe that it's security may have been compromised. I can't be positive, but we do use this computer to handle financial matters so I just felt I had to make sure. In essence, this is a "is my computer clean" post but it would be very reassuring to know that our monetary assets were safe.

The computer is an Asus Laptop, running on Windows Vista 64 bit. The main reason why I believe that it is infected is because some of the members in my family click on popups and open emails that should not be opened. I do have adblock enabled on google chrome now so that issue has been resolved, but I feel that the damage may already have been done. There are a few different programs that launch when I start the computer that I have never seen before, which caused alarm and brought me here.

Please, it would be very reassuring if someone could assist me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 오전 2:48:26, on 2013-11-18
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16520)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iSnooze\iSnooze.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MouseServer\MouseServer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\JRT Studio\iSyncr\iSyncr.exe
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A:Shared computer, programs on startup

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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

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

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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Please help the ladies in my office are driving me batty. I work at a rafting outpost, and we finally have wireless internet! yay! However someone introduced the office ladies to a facebook application known as farming. They now farm constantly, and the wireless has become useless. I don't want to bock facebook because we have a company site, but I would love to block the use of this particular application. The office computers use windows xp, but that about all I know about them. Please help. grace

A:shared computer application blocking.

Why not just ask?
Tell them what the problem is, point out that you're on company time and I'm sure goodness and mercy will follow.
Then, block it.

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We have a network with a server running 2003 and all 63 computers using xp pro.

the 3 office computers need to access a shared folder, containing a frequently used program, on one of these computers. (This folder cannot be stored on the server as the program doesn't work then. It is also easier as only one computer needs the frequent program updates). I have done this by mapping a drive to the folder.

The user of Computer A has left and I changed the username and password on server and computer.

When I tried to connect using Computer B I was prompted for a username and password to access it and everything was fine. But computer C didn't give me this option. I disconnected the drive and tried to remap it.

computer A has the folder, computer B can access the folder and program, computer C can see the computer but not the folder.

All computers were recently upgraded from win 98 with fresh install except Computer C which was just upgraded over the top (Lazy tech guys couldn't be bothered to reformat)

I have called in tech guys but they take 3 days to arrive and usually mess things up

Has anyone any ideas on why this is happening. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Mel

A:Can see computer but not shared folder on network

What are you the System Admin or Network Engineer?

Computer C has to be re-formated with a fresh copy of XP. So that would have to be done if the lazy tech didn't do it right the first time.

Sounds like your remoting into these Computer A, Computer B and Computer C. Can you go out to their location and see what's going on? If you can't get the techs to do since you have to wait 3 days. Computer C needs to be taken care of.

Each PC A, B, C need to be setup in Active Directory so you can administer them correctly.

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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
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I have 2 windows 7 computers and i'm trying to share a folder (that I want password protection on) outside of the homegroup.
Both computers are part of the same workgroup and I have the same user account/password combination on both computers plus I have password protected sharing turned on in the network and sharing centre along with file and printer sharing turned on.

On computer 1 I have right clicked and selected that I want the folder shared. When I navigate via the network on computer 2 to computer 1 the shared folder shows up on computer 2 but double clicking on it to open it gives me an alert saying I don't have permission to access it, no option to type in the user name and password (according to the help files I shouldn't even need to type the password in if both computers have the same username/password anyway but would need it if I'm logged in as a different user). It's just a blanket denial of access.

A:Canít get access to shared folder from one computer to

So you have a HomeGroup setup and are trying to password protect and share a folder with a PC not in the HG? Is that correct?

I'm not sure if that can be done... anyone?

You may find some of this helpful...

Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings

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Anyone know of a good shared computer security software similar to that of Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit?

A:Solved: Shared Computer Security

I also need a good one to be installed for a local school district..... they are currently using the Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit, however, have many problems with it, thus need to change.

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I have Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit that struggles along to see the shared resources of other computers on the LAN even if the "Network discovery" and "Files and Printers Sharing" options of the "Advanced sharing settings" applet are enabled.

In other words, if I click on Network in Windows Explorer, no computer on the LAN is displayed; whereas, if I write "\\<ComputerName>" in the address bar, I can see with difficulty its shared resources.

This fact is in each account.

I have no firewall active, I use the network of type "Work" and I do not use the homegroup feature.

The operating systems on the target computers are Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit and Windows XP Pro SP3. The computers have the same time.

How can I check whether the SMB protocol is working properly?

How do I fix this?



A:Problem with the computer on the LAN with the shared resources

are the computers on the same workgroup?

Check windows 7 workgroup
Check XP:

Right Click My Computer
Select properties.
Choose Computer Name Tab.
Click Change Button.
View Workgroup name

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I have a Belkin +n Wireless router hardlined to a desktop running Windows Vista Business x64. I also have a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium that has a wireless connection 802.11g. I was able to get my XBOX setup to stream from the desktop PC, and I was able to get print sharing setup from the desktop PC.

However, I'm having problems sharing folders from the desktop PC to the laptop. On my laptop I have the following share:


HomePC is the name of my desktop PC. When I initially setup the shared folder it works great. From the laptop I can connect to the desktop PC public folder no problem. However, after about 1 to 2 hours I try to open the share and it no longer works but, it will still work if I type:


Why is the ComputerName failing??

A:Shared Folder - Computer Name Fails

You might need to change your computer name to something else and see.. getting the Ip address means that there is no connection problems.. try that and let me know the outcome.. might make you run a diagnose tool to identify the issue else..

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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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Surely SOMEONE out there knows how to fix my dilemma. If I have not provided enough information. Please tell me what you need to know. I really need a solution for this. Stopping the share at the Windows 7 machine disrupts other computers. So, that is not really a solution.
Windows 8.1x64 clean install from dvd. I have a private network configured as a Workgroup consisting of a W2000 photocopy machine,XP desktop, W7 desktop and laptop and now a Windows 8.1 desktop. During the initial installation I have files on the Windows 7 desktop I need so from Windows Explorer I clicked on the Windows 7 computer to gain access to the password shared folders and their files.
I entered the User and Password info and clicked the "stay connnected" as I expected to reboot several times during this computers installation.

Everything worked just great UNTIL I no longer wanted the connection to the Windows 7 computer.
On XP and even Windows 7 it was trivial to Disconnect a computer that I had established a share with.

However, on Windows 8.1 I cannot figure out how to do it. How do I disconnect the share with the Windows 7 computer?

This may seem trivial but I cannot figure it out. Obviously I can disconnect from the W7 computer but that computer is shared with others as well. And then the other computers would have to re-establish their shares. And, that would just be a work around.

Please help me by telling me the right way to do this...

Thanks in advance!

A:Cannot DISCONNECT a shared Computer on Network

I give up. Perhaps someone on another website can help me.

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Hello everyone,

I'm using a laptop (with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed) as a DVR and media streamer to all other devices in the house.
My TV recordings are recorded into a temporary folder and when the recording is finished the program moves the files into the My Videos folder.

The My Videos folder is shared so we can watch the recordings from the Xbox downstairs or other Windows 7 devices in the house.
This worked pretty well in the past but for some reason new recordings (or downloads) aren't shared by default anymore. All files have a small lock icon (shared with nobody) and I have to manually share new files within an already shared folder.

This is pretty annoying and takes away the convenience.

I would appreciate any tip to fix this problem to have all files in the shared folder(s) shared by default.

Thanks in advance!

A:New files aren't shared in shared folder

It's easy once you know how, just right click the C:/Video's folder and choose properties, Security tab then Advanced button, then just put a check mark where it says "Replace all Child Object Permission Entries with Inheritable Permissions Entries from this Object, then hit Apply, OK....this will fix the problem you described.

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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. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

when i try to connect to this computer using ipv4 \\ 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://&#91;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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Hello there.

I currently have a printer connected to a computer in my room (Canon Pixma iP4300 [USB]). I also have a computer in the office which is connected to the network via a wireless extender. I am a little short of space in my room and am looking at which peripherals I can move away without too much hassle - the printer is one such thing which has a relatively large footprint and would ideally be located in the office.

I am fairly confident that with a little research I could set up the printer to be shared from the office PC (Vista Home Premium x32) to other computers on the network, which would be a more suitable location for it.

However, one thing that occurs to me is that it would require the office PC to be on in order for other machines to print. Currently the office PC is set to go to sleep after a period of inactivity [20~30 minutes]. My question is, would it be possible for other computers on the network to wake this machine in order to use the printer connected to it?

I hope this makes sense but if you need me to clarify my explanation just let me know.

Thank you in advance for any advice.

A:Possible to wake a computer on the network to use a shared printer?

I would enable the 'Wake on LAN' feature in the BIOS settings on the computer. So, when it receives network traffic, the BIOS will auto wake the computer up.

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I currently have a workgroup set up with a server (running Server 2008) and 4 identical (literally) computers. Each computer has certain shared files. There is no problem seeing or accessing the files on these computers.

I am trying to add a fifth computer to the workgroup. I have added the new computer and can see the other 4 computers. However, every time I try to access any of the other 4 computers on the workgroup, I am asked for my network username and password. It doesn't matter what I put for the username and password - nothing works. It continues to say "Logon failure: unknown username or bad password".

Any assistance to get around this issue would be appreciated.

A:Accessing Workgroup Computer Shared Files

Are the time/date settings set correctly on this new machine? You might want to check the bios clock on the new machine as well.

Does this machine have it's own PC name which is different than the other machines in your LAN?

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3 compouters - 2 using w7 home premium and 1 surface pro 3 using w8.1 pro.

Homegroup not being used.

Computers all show in win explorer Network and can share regular folders, files etc. Does not do exactly what I wish.

Objective - put folders I wish to share in a library and share that with only one user(myself) on all machines.

Reason - I am getting old and do not remember as well as I once did. Am also old school and installed Novell networks back in the '80's and '90's. Took computer vacation for 12 years and came back in to win7. Quite frankly it confuses me.

Question - my username and password on all machines is the same. Is this a problem? I can't seem to see that it would be.

Sharing info I have read says you can share with users of other computers, but what "syntax" is used to add them on the sharing screen for "specific person"?

Thanks in advance to any wishing to help with my dilemma,

A:Howto/can a library be shared with other computer w/o using homegroup

I would put those folders on OneDrive (the cloud).

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I have a windows 7 laptop and a windows 8.1 desktop.

I can see the shared folders on the Win 8.1 machine from the Win 7 machine. I can copy files from W 8.1 to W7. But if I try to open large files, such as video files, remotely, or if I try to copy files that are too large, the connection times out. If I try to view folders that contain a large number of files, the connection times out.

After that the Win 8.1 machine has no Internet connection - trying to browse to a web site times out. Running the connection troubleshooter on that 8.1 machine fixes the problem. I can again see the win 8.1 shared folders and files, but if I try to open or DL a large file or view a folder that contains a large number of files the problem repeats.

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Hi everyone,
I have a specific problem. There are some shared folder on one server with access for everyone. But one folder is inaccessible from one specific computer (PC1). I have tested it with several users which have access right. Users can reach the folder from any other computer. Also other folders (with same access right) from PC1 are accessible.

Where can be a problem?

I have tried to remove the computer from domain and add it again.
There are no viruses detected.
I have tried to map the foldet to another drive letter. (The share is inaccessible with "\\computer\folder" too.)

Do you have any idea, where can be a problem?

Thank you and have a nice day.

A:Any user can't access shared folder from one computer

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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?

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I have 2 PC’s running windows 7 ultimate in my office and both are connected to my Internet router through Ethernet Cable. PC-1 is directly Connected to Printer. I used to print out from both PC’s in past, now our office is moved to a new location and I have done the setup again. But now I am unable to print out from PC-2.  In (Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers) PC-1 shows Printer online but PC-2 Shows Printer offline. I don’t know what to do. Help me out please. (English is not my native language I hope you can understand my issue).
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A:HP Printer Status Offline On shared Computer

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I install a printer on windows 7 desktop and shared it so my laptop can print to the printer, but when i tried to install it on my laptop i get the error message "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network."
The printer is in fact installed and it is possible to print a test print, just not set the default printer.i can not set it as default either even after changing the printer from USB to TCP/IP

A:Solved: shared printer can not be set as default on one computer

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My OS is Windows XP Home Edition SP3 and up to date. I share this PC with my daughter who normally has a limited account while mine is the administrator account. For some strange reason while uninstalling/reinstalling my Firewall, on reboot I have lost the Windows starting, Log-On, Log-off and Recycle bin sounds. All my other video / audio sounds are working perfectly and it isn't a fault with the soundcard.
In Sounds and Audio Devices>Sounds, I have the appropriate sounds when I test them but the ones mentioned above are not working on my account. I checked my daughters account and they are all working there so thinking it was a corrupt account problem I decided to open a new account and transfer all my files to it before deleting my old account on completion.
First I changed my daughters account to administrator then following the tutorial I downloaded from here one time I opened a new account. I then entered my daughters "now administrative" account, ticked the two boxes and applied to show hidden folders and then I have to copy and paste the files and subfiles from my old account to my new account but cannot as I cannot see the folder for my account. I can see my daughters account folder as well as the shared and new account folders but not my present account folder.
I have a vague memory of making my account folders private once but cannot remember what i did, so cannot undo it. I ... Read more

A:Cannot see other users files/documents on shared computer?.

Access hidden admin. accounthttp://windowsxp.mvps.org/admins.htmNot sure if this will help at all

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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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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?


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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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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