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File sharing with Office 365

Q: File sharing with Office 365

I'm helping out a small business. They currently have a file server, which is getting a bit old.

They also have Office 365 subscriptions. Can they use their Ondedrive subscriptions as an alternative to the file server? I would like to avoid that the files on the server are duplicated on each and every PC.

Could they use a sort of shared folder on the OneDrive?
Or use sharepoint ?
What's the difference between the two methods.

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Hi,

I have a small home office with a laptop, desktop and two printers. Both computers run Windows XP. I have a wireless network with a 2wire router. The laptop has a built in wireless card and the desktop uses a linksys wireless adapter. I have no problem getting the internet on either computer. I would just like to be able to share some folders and the printers from the desktop with the laptop. I can't seem to make the two computers see each other. What steps do I need to take? Thanks!
 

A:Home Office Printer/File Sharing

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Hello, I am planning to redo my small office network. Right now every computer is connected through a workgroup and some computers are sharing files to everyone and some need a login to share other files. I want to run a main server where all the files are on that computer and have it share all the files to everyone else on the network. I'm not too familiar with Windows workgroup networking and file sharing.

I want to have certain files accessible to certain computers and certain files accessible to everyone on the network. I'm under the impression that I have to have the main server with all the business documents. Then create separate accounts on the server and hand them out to each individual computer. After, go to each document and specify who can access what with read/write. Can I share some files to everyone and have certain files limited to other computers at the same time? How would someone access the shared files when you need a login and will this login conflict with files shared to everyone and files shared to certain people. I remember on my small business network I need a login for certain computers because it is shared to only certain people then how would I access the files shared to everyone when I have to login to see the server files to begin with? Also, how do I manage backups with this setup? Thanks in advance.

A:Small Office Networking with File Sharing for Certain Users

Sounds like Small Business Server might be the way to go. Easy to use and affordable, plus it meets all your requirements SBS 2011

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Hello, I am planning to redo my small office network. Right now every computer is connected through a workgroup and some computers are sharing files to everyone and some need a login to share other files. I want to run a main server where all the files are on that computer and have it share all the files to everyone else on the network. I'm not too familiar with Windows workgroup networking and file sharing.

I want to have certain files accessible to certain computers and certain files accessible to everyone on the network. I'm under the impression that I have to have the main server with all the business documents. Then create separate accounts on the server and hand them out to each individual computer. After, go to each document and specify who can access what with read/write. Can I share some files to everyone and have certain files limited to other computers at the same time? How would someone access the shared files when you need a login and will this login conflict with files shared to everyone and files shared to certain people. I remember on my small business network I need a login for certain computers because it is shared to only certain people then how would I access the files shared to everyone when I have to login to see the server files to begin with? Thanks in advance.
 

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HI

Blow Error is happening when using Drive File Stream drive and folders.

Error:
MS Excel 2016
Your changes could not be saved to "g:\my drive...." because of a sharing violation. Try saving to a different file.

Similar problems happening in Word as well.

All other programs are saving properly.

Excel and Word save new files properly but when working on an existing file and I press save then the file is not saved and the error pops up and I have to save under a new file. Excel creates a temporary file with random #'s e.g.: 7A4764

I looked online and Microsoft said that I need modify/delete privileges to be able to save to "network drives" I've given full admin privileges to all user accounts and still the same issue.

Everything was working fine until 3 days ago when Windows had a security

I've uninstalled the Windows Updates. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling MS Office and no luck. I've uninstalled Drive File Stream and installed a new version and still no luck. I tried creating a new user account on the same computer and tried running DFS on there and tried saving there and no luck.

I'm running Windows 10 64 bit and MS Office 2016.

I'm currently using Back up & Sync and Office is saving using Google Drive folder.

Please advise on a fix.

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Can file sharing be temporarily disabled in windows without affecting any other services. I guess what I am looking for is an "on or off " - switch" without having to disable file sharing the tradional way (rebooting etc). Is there a cmd.com option? Windows service etc...

I would just really like to know how to turn it off....lets say for 5 minutes or 10 minutes at a time and easily resume all shared folders and services.

I really hope im just not overlooking the obvious!

Thanks!
 

A:A file sharing question for guru's only: Can file sharing be temporarly disabled?

net stop server disables file/print sharing
net start server enables file/print sharing
 

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In Vista, what happens when you enable password protected file sharing over normal file sharing?

I realize it requires credentials but what is changed on the system to require this?

If I enable just File Sharing (and not the password protected option) and have the share/NTFS permissions set for a user, connecting to the share fails as it never prompts for the username/password.

When you turn on password protected sharing you are prompted then for a username/password. What I want to know is what changes on the system to then prompt for credentials?

Same thing in reverse. If I set the 'require password for sharing' and have the group 'Everyone' in the share and NTFS permissions I am still prompted for credentials if I connect.

Thanks!
Todd

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We have two desktop computers, both running Windows XP in our house. They both share a wireless broadband internet connection which works perfectly but I don't understand why file and printer sharing doesn't work. We have run the setup wizards on both PC's but we can only print from the computer directly connected to the printer. What have we done wrong? I'm not good with computers!
 

A:Internet connection sharing works, but file and printer sharing doesn't work? Help!

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Hello.
Iv'e shared my public files folder on the home network and everything was OK. One day all the computers lost the access to the folder. When I got to the setting I saw that 'Public folder sharing' option was of. I switch it back to 'On', Saving, and nothing. Getting back to this dialog box and sees it's still off (screenshot). Sometimes it's get back to 'On' byitself. and still no access to the folder. STRANGE BEHAVIOUR...
(Once I suceeeded accessing and seeing only Videos and Music folders was shown, for a moment and then... lost access).

Iv'e checked that all the services are running and they are.
I'm tried to use System restore... No luck.

Any ideas?

ADDITIONAL DETAILES:
OS: Windows 7
Network profile on thie computer: "Home network"
* I'm using Norton Internet Security firewall, eliminating the chance it's the problem, I tried disabling it and then trying to access the folders - no luck.
* All the computers connect through TP-LINK router, this computer is wired, another is wired to and the third is wireless. Niether the wired and the wireless can access this computer.

A:[SOLVED] Can't change 'Advanced Sharing Settings' and file sharing isn't working

anybody?

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Hi all,

I have a wireless network set up in my house and I want to share some of the folders on my computer so that other family members can listen to my music etc. When I click to turn Network Discovery on, and click apply, it just stays off, same goes for File Sharing.
When I try to turn public folder sharing on, after I click apply I get an error message saying "incorrect function". I have shared stuff on my work network so I'm not sure what's wrong here.

Thanks
MrsB
 

A:Can't turn Network Discovery, File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing on

Make sure your network is designated home or work; NOT public.
 

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I have a netbook (home 64bit win10) and a PC (64bit pro win7) sharing the same wired hub. I want them to be entirely 'un-networked' so that no communication between them is possible. I have tried to turn off 'file and printer sharing' on my PC (because i assume i should) but when i reboot i find it turned back on. I've seen this problem addressed in this and other forums, but no solution that i could comprehend.

I also have a (VMP74) media player running off the hub and would like to access video files on my PC from that device, but only if that does not compromise access between netbook and PC.

I should add - in case it's not obvious - that i really don't have much of a clue what i'm doing and am very confused with the myriad options. Particularly the 'local' 'home or work' 'public' 'all' and media streaming options, whatever they are.

I'd be grateful if someone could explain and/or confirm what radio buttons to tick to achieve what i want to do. Many thanks

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Settings: P2P w/ XPHome + external app (Sabre if you need to know).

Workstation A sports a fully (as much as WinXP home allows) shared folder. Others can read, write, modify, delete, etc. files. That has been verified.

When Sabre writes files into that folder, they are NOT accessible from the other workstations. They are listed in Win Xplorer, but CAN'T be opened, even less modified or deleted. They are considered by Windoze as being still in use.

However, I retain full control over these files from workstation A, where I can move them to another folder, then move them back. Hence allowing full access to them from the the rest of the network.

Conclusion: It has to do with the way Windoze handles files, some switch the Sabre app didn't set properly.

Question: What gives?

TIA.
 

A:WinXp File sharing issue. Pls don't bother sharing your guesses. Thank you.

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I have 1 desktop and 3 laptops in our home network and I recently bought a new linksys wireless-G WRT54G router to replace my old linksys ethernet router. All 3 laptops have wireless networking cards as well as ethernet built in. Anyway I have gotten them to share files but I can't get any of the laptops to access the internet. The desktop which is what I used to set up the router works fine. I made sure all pc's had dhcp turned on and tried the ipconfig /release /renew thing as well as half a dozen other things I can't think of at the momemt that I picked up on these boards. Anyway if anyone has any suggestions that might help please reply .
 

A:New Router - File sharing works but Internet sharing doesn't :(

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Hi all,

I have a client who would like 2 computers already connected to a router for a shared DSL connection to be able to share files. My problem is this: This is an office and the 2 computers are quite a distance from each other. I am trying to figure out the most cost effective and efficient way to link these two together for enabling file sharing? What kind of cables would I need and what are the steps I should take on each PC to set them up properly? They are both fairly new Dell computers with Windows XP. (I'm thinking Pro edition)

Please help me with this. Detailed steps and information would be much appreciated. My usual method of NIC cards and connecting cables just won't work here. I'm puzzled what the best way would be. Thank you so much in advance for your reply!
 

A:Solved: File sharing question for 2 computers sharing DSL

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Ive recently tried to share my secondary drive and noticed that there is no sharing tab in the properties dialogue.
After checking other drives, folders and files i've found that not one has the sharing tab visible.

I'm logged on as the computer administrator, have file and printer sharing installed and enabled, have unchecked "simple file sharing" and have looked all over the internet for a solution short of reinstalling windows.

I cannot understand why it has disappeared from all properties dialogue globally.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:File sharing problems. Sharing tab missing globally.

Forgot to mention, I am running Windows XP Pro with Service pack 3 installed and all windows updates are up to date.

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I've networked my windows me host computer and xp laptop and they are sharing files fine.
The problem comes when I try to access the Internet on the laptop. Everytime I try to open AOL it says that "the connection to the host has timed out. But how could this be if I've pinged both computers and they ping OK?
 

A:File sharing works but Internet sharing doesn't

AOL is notorious for problems with ICS, I suggest a real ISP.
 

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Hi

I have a Belkin F5D7632-4 Modem with wireless G router which I am able to access the internet with my laptop absolutely fine.

But I would like to know how to share my printer on my desktop PC and files with my laptop using the router.

I am a beginner at routers and wireless networks and I had a bit of a game at setting it up a few months ago. It would be nice to share the printer between my desktop and laptop as well as other files.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: File Sharing/Printer sharing - wireless help

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Hi,

I have been going crazy trying to get my PC to share files with a couple of laptops.
I am running Windows 7 64 Bit and the laptops are running Windows 7 64 bit and Windows XP.

I have enabled file sharing but The Windows 7 Laptop keeps giving me an unknown error when trying to join a home group after I have typed in the password from my PC. The XP Laptop doesn't even find my PC on the network. Files sharing worked fine using my old router but I have just updated to a Virgin Media Super Hub and think it's either something to do with Anti-Virus Software blocking connections or the security setup of my Virgin Super Hub.

Jimmy PC is the laptop I am trying to share with as you can see from the picture. Are the gaps in the connection of any significance to my issue? I can share my internet connection with it with no issues but I can't share files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Chris

A:File Sharing and Homegroup Sharing Problem

Hi chrisino, when you've read this link, post back.

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Basically I can get everything to work in my home network, just not all at once. Let me explain:
My tower/desktop is running XP sp2.
My (wireless) laptop is running Vista Sp1.
My 360 is hard wired to router
My PS3 is hard wired to router
Printer connected to tower via USB
I have had no problems setting up my PS3 and 360 for online gaming and enabling access to my tower’s HD media files. I’ve also always had internet on my laptop but I really NEED is my laptop to be able to access my tower
Here is the crux of the situation: When I turn on Windows Media Player’s “Media Sharing” (and ps3/360/laptop do all show up) it shares the media files BUT it kills my laptop internet access. Seems I can get internet back on laptop but never back any file sharing with tower and never access to my printer anymore.

**Right now the status is wireless laptop DOES have internet and access to all files on Tower.
360 and Ps3 have internet access, but not MEDIA access because I have to keep that off.....

What the *%$# am I doing wrong? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

A:HELP with Media Sharing & File /Printer Sharing !

ever thought of using remote access to log onto the tower for internet use and using the ps3 or xbox as storage givin that they a hard wired in yes i have used vista as a media/server as well and know that you cant connect remotly to vista from xp but there a tools tomake this able
 

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Hi all,

Any idea how to write Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting to local directory.

Current the File Sharing & FTP Hosting is SMARTFILE.

I don't want to use WINSCP as the connector.

Thanks

A:Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting

Hi Chacha,

Give this batch file a try. All text in red, you should adjust before running.


Code:
@echo off
(
echo.Username
echo.Password
echo.lcd C:\Some\local\directory
echo.cd /Some/server/path
echo.binary
echo.get Some_file_to_download.txt
echo.bye
) > "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"
ftp -s:"%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp" "12.34.56.78"
del "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"

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After much messing around I have discovered that if you use Windows 7 'Associate a file type or protocol with a program' to set default programs for file types, it breaks the File Types selection within a given program (in my case Microsoft Office Picture Manager) and you are no longer able to use the program itself to set file types only the Windows 7 function. You can tick/untick file associations all day long within Microsoft Office Picture Manager and nothing gets associated/unassociated. The File Types option is basically broken. I have also noticed this occur with 7-zip which actually causes a more serious issue. By default .zip is not listed in the Windows 7 list of 'Associate a file type or protocol with a program' window but is listed if you associate .zip with 7-zip's own file association option. BUT if you then subsequently use windows 7 to re-associate .zip with Windows Explorer, the .zip vanishes (because by default is is not listed), breaks 7-zips file association options and you can no longer associate .zip files with 7-zip, EVER. Basically I am curious as to why Windows 7 own file association options would break software's own internal file association options so badly to the point they are essentially useless and if there is a fix. I even tried completely reinstalling Microsoft Office and removing all references of it within the registry, no luck. Its not a big deal but I just found it odd that a fundamental piece of Windows 7 would harm the integrit... Read more

A:Microsoft Office Picture Manager - Office 07 - Broken File Types

I don't believe it has anything to do with Office 2007/ Picture manager I use it myself,
I do not use 7-Zip but that seems the likely bug,
Windows handles Zip folders just like any other folder so 7-Zip is something I don't understand why people need or want it but I don't need any or need to make any Zip folders either
If your still having file association issues use this,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

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Okay, I've never posted on anything like this before so bear with me please. I've got an issue and it's driving me nuts because I can't resolve it. I'll try and give a description of what I did. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I purchased a new Dell computer (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) that came with a trial version of Office 2010. I had previously purchased an Office 2010 Pro so I wanted to install the full version on my computer. When I did, I had both versions installed, so I uninstalled the trial version. That's when I think my problem arose, but I can't say for sure that it didn't exist before that because I hadn't even looked.

Here's the problem:
When I'm in Windows Explorer looking at my files, my Excel and Word files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx) show up with an improper file type description. Instead of saying "Microsoft Word Document" or "Microsoft Excel 1997-2003 Worksheet" (or whatever they're supposed to say) the simply say "DOCX File" or "XLS File". Not only that, but the icons don't look right either. They sort of look right, but they're smaller and sort of greyed out (Except the .docx icon is just a white page with lines object).

The strange thing is, is that ALL my other Office files show up with correct descriptions and icons etc. (.ppt, .pptx, .csv....etc - ALL of them!)

What I've tried to fix it:
I uninstalled all Office Products and then reinstalled Office 2010.

I tried MS's little bug finder pr... Read more

A:Office 2010 Office File Type Descriptions & Icons Incorrect

Hi,

Welcome to SevenForums.

If you right-click on one of your Word documents and choose properties, does the icon look correct in that panel? Like this:

Regards,
Golden

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My MS Office files have generic icons, and when I open them, Windows asks me which program to use. Office 2010 isn't even on the list. A trial version of Office 2007 came with my laptop. I downloaded the Office 2010 beta, then uninstalled 2007. Since I uninstalled the old Office, all my Office files are no longer associated with Office, and there seems to be no way to remarry them. Office 2010 (beta) doesn't appear in the default programs control panel. The only way I can open those files is to open Word/Excel/etc, and File>Open. I feel like this should be simple. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Cannot associate Office 2010 (beta) with Office file types

Did you uninstall 2007 after you installed 2010?
If so you messed things up and you need to do a repair. Open Word, then the Office button, and then Word Options.
There on the Resources area, run diagnostics and do a repair.
 

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I need to share MS Office on 20 WIN98 workstations. I don't know what to do. Would I simply share the folder, link to the folder from the workstations, and then Map the folder? How would I get the Office programs in the programs folders on each of the workstations? Please respond.
 

A:Sharing MS Office with NT4

Versions prior to Office 2000 dont work very well as a shared install, I dont think Network Installation is even an option anymore. You are much better off licensing and installing Office on each workstation.
But if you have to do a shared install, install Office on the server, share the Office Folder, map to the share from each workstation. You can then create shortcuts to each .exe and put them on the Desktop.
 

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Hey,

I want to set up a wireless home network where I can share my internet connection, printer, and also share files among computers.
For the past year, I have been using a dlink wireless router to share my dsl connection. The set-up is currently as follows: modem to router and from the router one pc is connected with wires and three laptops are connected wirelessly. This has been fine to share the internet, but I don't know how to share the printer connected to the pc.
I would really appreciate anyones help.

Thanks
 

A:printer sharing/file sharing

You didn't say what operating system(s) you use, so I guess I get to choose.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro or Vista.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes or so) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to it.
 

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Okay we just upgraded from office 200 pro and I just found out that net folders does not work in Office XP. what is the best way for three or four of us to share a calender and add and remove items from it, etc. i want soem thing that checks itself for conflicts and double entries.
 

A:Office XP calender sharing

Anything?
 

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Howdy, I have Office 2010 installed and I just added another user to my computer. Most of my installed programs are available to the other user but for some reason Office hasn't carried over. It's for my daughter and I want her to have access to Word for homework, etc. Does anyone know a way that I can share office with her user profile? Any help is most appreciated.

A:Sharing MS Office with other users

Have you tried right-clicking on the Start Screen, accessing the all apps view, then finding the specific app in question and right-clicking that and selecting "pin to start"? Alternatively, you could try a repair (or full) install and see if you get the "install for all users" prompt but I don't use Office 2010 so I can't say for sure. Anyway, good luck.

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Hi guys,

I am really hoping someone can help me on this...

Background - three users constantly receive the "Your changes could not be saved to 'file name.xls' because of a sharing violation. Try saving to a different file". It then changes the file name to a random alphanumeric name.

These normally happen to MS Office files (particularly Excel) sitting on a network file server and have been left opened overnight.

When this happens, we can see that the user will have multiple sessions open on the file server under Computer Management > Shared Folders > Sessions and one of those sessions will have an "Idle time" of almost the same amount of time when the next session starts. For example, if they have two sessions, one session will be have an Idle time of 9.04 hours and the second session would have a connected time of 9.04 hours. Both sessions have files open and normally when we see this "Idle time", it will lead to sharing violation errors.

Things we have done:
1. Turn off autodisconnect in the registry on the File server
2. Disable AV (Kaspersky AV 6.0) scanning on the folder where the file resides on the File Server
3. Disable AV on the client PC
4. Added KeepConn registry setting on the client PC
5. Updated NIC drivers on the client PC
6. Set NIC settings to never power off to save power

Question:
1. Could our backups be causing it? - we are running Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 with AOFO set to Microsoft VSS for backup on the file serve... Read more

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Using Office Premium 2000 in Vista x64.
Already installed SR-1a & SP-3.

There's a Office File Converter Pack (OCONVPCK.EXE) applicable to Office 2000, to allow opening / saving files in formats from Word 97 and Office 2003.

Another pack, MS Office Compatibility Pack for Office 2007 also allows Office 2K, 2003 to use files saved in Office 2007 format.

Read requirements for both & believe I met them all.
Researched MS support extensively & saw nothing saying these 2 packs can't be installed at same time. AFAIK, their functions don't overlap.

Installed the File Converter Pack for Office '03 first - went OK.
Tried to install the 2007 Compatibility Pack next & gave error message:
Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version, use Add / Remove Programs.Click to expand...

Anyone tried installing both of these in Office 2K?

Thanks.
 

A:Using 2 MS Office File Converter / Compatibility packs in Office 2K

I dont know if this will help you, but there is also a service pack for the campatability file that you have installed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...C5-49C6-47BD-8BEC-0D68693CA564&displaylang=en

I hope that might help. I am having my own problems in that I cannot open DOCX files. all updates and compatability packs installed. My OS is XP pro withe XP OFFICE.

Best of luck
 

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I've recently got a new machine and had copied my old PST file over. Whenever I go to open it I get "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Outlook Files\*pst file name*"

I created a test archive and was able to open that one (same location ) just fine.
Is there an add-in/converter tool I need to run in order to be able to open my old PST file?

A:Open an Office 2007 PST file in Office 2010

How to move your personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook

Also, lots of information about transferring PST files here:
Backup and Restore | HowTo-Outlook

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Using Office Premium 2000 in Vista x64.
Already installed SR-1a & SP-3.

There's a Office File Converter Pack (OCONVPCK.EXE) applicable to Office 2000, to allow opening / saving files in formats from Word 97 and Office 2003.

Another pack, MS Office Compatibility Pack for Office 2007 also allows Office 2K, 2003 to use files saved in Office 2007 format.

Read requirements for both & believe I met them all.
Researched MS support extensively & saw nothing saying these 2 packs can't be installed at same time. AFAIK, their functions don't overlap.

Installed the File Converter Pack for Office '03 first - went OK.
Tried to install the 2007 Compatibility Pack next & gave error message:




Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version, use Add / Remove Programs.Click to expand...

Anyone tried installing both of these in Office 2K?

Thanks.
 

A:Using 2 MS Office File Converter / Compatibility packs in Office 2K

why bother? Openoffice can read all formats.

www.openoffice.org
 

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After installing and updating Office 2007 application for Vista 32 bit, upon opening Outlook, I continue to get an error message about repairing the pst.exe file. I know how to do the repair, however, I cannot locate the .pst file as Outlook will not open. A simple search does not locate the file, and the file is not residing where is should reside.

Thanks!

Jo
 

A:Solved: Office 2007 Office .pst file issue!

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I realize that this is not primarily a Windows7 problem, but it just bothered me to see one program stopping me from setting the file associations for another program. And I need to vent.

I have been running both Libre Office (LO) and Open Office (OO) for months now, not a heavy user, just trying to keep both going while I figure which one I liked best. These apps share file extensions, and are very file compatible, and I had always been able to open the same document in either

Both families of programs pinned to the Start Menu had, for months, contained file history of many documents, some documents showing as history in both app-families, and able to be opened in either LO or OO. Yesterday, I upgraded Open Office. First thing I noticed, the LO apps pinned to the start menu had their document history icons changed to OO icons. Sure enough, these documents, in the history list of a pinned LO app, open in OO. Rats, I think--I guess I will have to re-assign the extensions to LO. . . . No can do! I have never had this happen before, but I now when I use "Open With" on a file with the shared extensions, (.ods, .odt,...) then "Choose Default Programs...", then "browse" to set a new default, the LO app does not stick. So far, I am unable to set the file association to any of the LO apps.

I have occasionally seen software, usually pretty sleazy and undesirable software, that would hijack file associations, would take-over as much of the compute... Read more

A:Libre Office & Open Office file associations

I think the problem here is that Libre Office is a recent fork from Open Office. At one time they were so close that you couldn't have both loaded on the same system.

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I am using MS-Office XP in a Peer-to-peer workgroup network environment, Email being handled by my ISP (meaning I have no email server in-house), currently the 5 people office is using Outlook Express6, planning to switch to Outlook because of the other great features such as creating Reminders, appointment/events using the Outlook Calendar.

Question is: is there anyway we can share a global Calender/Appointment database by all 5 people? Currently we are treating the Receptionist PC as a File Sharing central computer, we have individual user file folder reside in that PC, plus other commonly shared folders in that PC for everyone to share, then at night the central PC folders are backup onto CDRW - works great. However I am not sure whether a centralized address book or calendar database in Outlook is a possible solution - can someone shed some idea here for me? Many many thks!

Andy
 

A:Outlook (Office XP) Calendar Sharing

Hi, apang. Are you running Exchange Server? What version?
 

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Hi All,

Should be an easy one, but need to be sure and I'm by no means a netowrk expert...

I just moved into an office in a shared building. They have provided me with an Internet connection which works fine through the wired solution - this is an RJ45 connection. However, there is only one port to use, and I need to add a network printer (already bought) and at least one more laptop. I want to do this wirelessly, but with the printer wired.

My question is simply - do I need to get an ADSL router or a cable one? Or something else?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: sharing an office connection

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Hi all, this is my first post so please bear with me!

We've just bought a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8, after my wife dropped our trusty old Dell.

I have installed our now rather aged copy of Office 2007 via my user account (as I guess the administrator), doing a standard install, with the programmes dropping into Program Files.

When my wife then logs into her account she cannot see or use Office (on either the fancy tiled screen, as I can, or the desktop). I have no idea what to do to ensure that she can access and use office, short of installing it again when logged in as her?

I hope this makes sense?

If not already evident I am pretty non-techie, so please assume (correctly) minimal knowledge when replying.

Any and all help gratefully received.

A:Sharing office across multiple users - help please!

Hi there
It's a SINGLE USER system although re-installs per user on the SAME PC don't count as separate activations.

You'll just have to re-install for each user.

The only other way is to install it on a SERVER - but then you'd need SERVER software and each person would need a SEPARATE machine to access the server -- so in your case just re-install OFFICE for each user.

Cheers
jimbo

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I just installed MSOffice XP including Outlook-XP....Well I cannot find where it will allow calender-sharing.
I use to just go to "File" and then there was a "Sharing" option....Where did it go?????

Can anyone help me?
What did they change??
 

A:Office XP Outlook Calender Sharing

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WMC recording/playback and media/file sharing seems to work fine until I go to copy a file between drives, where one of those drives is currently using some of its i/o bandwidth to do media. The copy hogs the i/o bandwidth, doing nasty things to the real-time needs.

How do I permanently tell Win7 x64 to do all [explorer] copies at a lower CPU and i/o (explorer.exe & system) priority and/or elevate WMC CPU & i/o (ehshell.exe?) and file/media sharing priorities a bit?

The PC is up to date on patches/drivers and should be able to prioritize obvious applications?

A:Problem with file copying adversely affecting media/file sharing & WMC

Right click on the process in Task Manager. There you can set the priority.

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I need to move my PST file from a computer that runs Office 2003 to one that runs Office XP standard for students and teachers.

When I try to copy the PST to the new computer it did not recognize the file. Is there something I need to do to copy the PST in the correct format so Office Xp will recogmize it?
 

A:Exporting PSt file from Office 2003 to Office XP

I think it should work without any changes.
Try using File/Open within Outlook with it on the Office XP machine.
 

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I want to be able to share files from two location. I have a LINKSYS router on each of the office, and I would like to be able to share files between the two offices.

Please help.

Thanks,
Marcelij
 

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I want to be able to share files from two location. I have a LINKSYS router on each of the office, and I would like to be able to share files between the two offices.

Please help.

Thanks,
Marcelij
 

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My wife has a four person law firm. She needs to share her tasks, contacts and calendar with her three other workers.

All are using PC's and Outlook 2010.

What are the best ways for her and co-workers to share this information. All are in the same office but need access to work files outside the office that they want to share.

I want to keep it simple but have the four workers work effectively. Using Mac's would be ok also, if they make sense.

Thank you for looking.
 

A:Solved: Sharing information in a four-person office

Microsoft office 365 online might be something to check.....
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/free-office365-trial-si.aspx?WT.srch=1&WT.mc_id=PS_google_Office+365_Introduce_microsoft%20office%20online_Text
 

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Not sure if this belongs here or on the networking board. Anyway...
We have a network of about 20 pcs. I recently installed four new machines that run Windows 7 with Office 2010. The server is running Server 2003. Three of the machines worked perfectly from the beginning, accessing the server and sharing folders and files. One machine will only open files in "read only" mode. I have shared all the folders and given every permission there is but it will only open the files in "read only". It is a critical accounting machine that has to share and change files. What am I missing?
 

A:Sharing folders and files in Office 2010

hmm; your wording is imprecise so need to make sure what you mean,

Office 2010 can not be shared other than the Calendar events and that's not done
via "sharing".

You don't state the application that is sharing the common file on the server,
but I assume some accounting system installed on multiple client systems are attempting
concurrent access to the same accounting data.

You don't say if this has ever worked before with this setup or if this is the initial install for the Sharing of the accounting data.

First action is to access that file by only one system at a time (ie: disconnect the mapped Drive letter) and get that working.
 

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Hello so I have this situation regarding my windows 8.1 machine and how it connects to my Windows Server 2012 machine.


I have my Windows server machine directly connected to the internet on one ethernet port and the other is on a 192.168.1.0 private network.  


My windows 8.1 Machine is also on this private network(192.168.1.0) and whenever I attempt to take files from my Windows server machine using its Local ip address it begins a connection from the Windows Server 2012 machines WAN IP to the local even
though the established connection happened via file sharing by direct network ip address. This connection uses up all the throughput from my router causing every machine on the network to experience lag online.


I also have Windows 7 machines and this issue does not occur when taking files from the server machine as it does it through LAN.


I don't understand how the Windows 8.1 machine can even know my Server 2012 machines IP address or why its deciding to do these file transfers over the internet rather then LAN. 


Here's an example since its a very difficult issue to explain.

I have a Private network (192.168.1.0) this network reaches the internet from WAN 1.1.1.2. 

In this network I have machines Windows 8.1 (192.168.1.8) and Windows server 2012 (192.168.1.12)


I have a Windows Server 2012 Machine which reaches the internet directly from WAN 1.1.1.3. This machine has another nic located on the private network as stated abov... Read more

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Hi,
I have just signed up to this forum and am totally IT inept.
I am trying to set up a sort of manager / assistant sharing of an inbox and caledar through outlook. However we both only have office 365 individual licence and we dont seem to be able to share in the normal way.
We need to both be able to work from an inbox (which my boss wants to set up using an individual domain name) and the same calendar.
I have been going round and round in circles with this to no avail. Please help.
Thank you.

A:sharing outlook email and calendar office 365 individual

Are using Office 365 for a Business where other users are able to share calendars, etc? It sounds like your saying that you currently only have the Office software license, and not the Online Account portion of the package. Can you clarify? In terms of what I use, GoDaddy sells 3 basic packages. The Online Essentials (just the email account), the Business Premium (Office and the email account), and on a separate page, Office 365 Software (just the software).
 
You mentioned "an individual domain name". Do you mean that you and another person will be sharing a single mailbox and calendar like "[email protected]"? Does your boss want you two to use a different domain name than the rest of the company?
 
If the company doesnt currently subscribe to Office 365's Business Email service, then that's where you will want to start. Wherever your domain name is currently living (where you bought it) is where you should start inquiring about purchasing this service. Once you've setup your new email account, you can another person can both have it setup and can both use it, add and delete from the calendar, check and reply to messages, etc. 

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I have a question:

I have a home workgroup set up. I just installed a hard drive, 3 partitions, set the sharing so others on the network can change files, and yet it will pop up: "access is denied"

my older drives have no problem. I can't see the difference in setting.

What could be the issue? Can you please help?

Thank you

A:Home office network... how do you set sharing to allow all folders on drive to

riddle solved. I unshared and shared the drives again and it fixed the error. thanks.

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