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cannot connect windows 7 to os x 10.8.2 shared folder network password incorrect

Q: cannot connect windows 7 to os x 10.8.2 shared folder network password incorrect

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

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i have a small network at my home consisting of 3 computer and i used to shared the files so that i can get the things that i needed easily from different pc. but there are certain folder that i don't want others to open it. so is there any ways to apply password on to the folder so that it cannot access by the others on the network....i mean one's need to type in password while accessing it through the network and i don't have to type in password on my own pc to access it.


A:Applying Password To The Folder That Is Shared On The Network

You can restrict access to files/folders on your computers by changing the permissions on them. To do this, right click on the file/folder you want to change the permissions on, and select Properties, then the Security tab. If the Security tab is missing, you'll have to boot into Safe Mode to access it.

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This is somewhat of a simple question I suppose for someone who knows how to make it work.
We are creating digital copies of our files. We would like anyone on our network to be able to view the files but not to change/delete/edit the files. We have already accomplished this with the shared settings.

We have a user account on the host computer that has full control, but we have limited everyone else to "read".

The question is, how can I view the folder from another computer with the same credentials as the host computer? Basically, how can we enter the folder as that user?
Does that make sense?
I have already tried to map that drive. I didnt want to do that, but it was the only way I could find that would allow me to enter another username and password. It didn't work anyway.

A:How to connect to shared folder on a network as another user.

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Thanks in advance for any help!
I am maintaining a simple network (no server) with about 15 Win 7 computers for a charity organization.  I need to keep a database file in a password protected folder on the network that several people will be able to access from several machines.
From what I have figured out the easiest way I have found to do this is:
1) In Advanced Network Settings require username and passwords.
2) Create a user account called "Database" on the computer and give it a pw, lets say "priv8"
3) Create the desired shared folder with the "Database" account so its the owner and make sure only it has read/write under sharing options.
Now, the only way for anyone to access the folder is via the network, and they must enter the username "database" and pw "priv8" to access the material.
Here is my question:  Is there a way to remove the "Remember my credentials" checkbox so people must enter the pw everytime they access the shared drive on the network?  Do I disable the credentials manager?  If so will
this cause other problems on that desktop for other users who may use it?
Like I said this is a basic network for a charity, im not a pwer IT admin, just a volunteer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:How to require a password for a shared folder on a simple network and prompt every time?

You can enable the following policy:
1 Open ?gpedit.msc?.
2 Go to: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration> Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.
3 Find the policy: Netowrk access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication.
4 Choose the Local Security Settings to ?Enable?.Tracy Cai
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I have a Windows 7 Pro Desktop PC and a Windows 7 Home Edition Laptop. I would like to map a drive on the Laptop to a shared folder on the Desktop. In the Network portion of the Laptop it sees the Desktop PC name and under the PC name it shows the Users folder and under that it shows my Username. What it doesn't show are the two folders I have set to share with everyone. These two folders are in the root folder of the C: (main) drive of the Desktop. What do I need to do to see these two folders in the mapping window? Thanks for any assistance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

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

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

A:network error, windows cannot access shared folder

Worth A Look, IMO.

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


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

Thanks & Regards
Rakesh Kumar

Rakesh Kumar

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

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

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

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i recently bought a windows 7 home premium tablet with the intent of using it as a portable media player. for some reason i cannot connect to my media server's shared drive. the server is running windows xp and share permissions are configured properly. but any time i try to open the share on the tablet i get a the network password is incorrect. the thing is that i can remote desktop into the server using the same username an password. so please for the love of god fix this because my sanity relies on it.


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Can Anybody Tell Me How To Password Shared Folder, Or Help Me With Any Reliable Software I Can Use To Password My Folder Especially The Shared Ones.

A:Password Shared Folder

hello ,

read this the info is in there for what you want



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anyone know how to put a password on a shared drive/folder thru the network? so that anyone on the network who need to use the drive/folder, is ask for password to access it??

A:how to put password on shared folder ?

right click folder,click sharing , click permissions

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on of our PC is running in win '98SE, whenever we connect to the shared folder in the other PC running in Win2K it always prompt me for a password, we never set any password to any folder that we shared....
pls.. help

A:shared folder password

On Windows 2000 and XP, it requires a username and password to connect the computer thru the network.

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Ok I have a 2000Pro machine on a smalle network. I can ping other computers on the network and see other computers and access their shared folders. BUT when I try to make a folder shared and access it from another computer it asks for a password. What do I need to disable for this to work for me?



A:Shared Folder has a password on it?

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Hi all,
I have three pcs, one desktop (Win XP Pro) connected directly to wireless router (Linksys WRT54G), one desktop (Win XP Pro) connected to network via Linksys Wireless "B" USB adapter, and a notebook (Win 2000 Pro) connected to network via Linksys "G" PC card. All pcs have a good internet connection and share my printers and files just fine with the exception below. I also run the Windows XP Pro firewall.
There are two "issues" that I would like to figure out:

1. In order to see the files on any pc I have to disable the windows firewall. Is there a way around this without compromising security?

2. Whenever I try to see a shared folder on the Win 2000 laptop, I am prompted for a password. There is not password assigned to that pc. It's in the same workgroup, folder is shared with full access. What am I missing?

Thanks for any help.


A:Need help with shared folder and password.

Have you done a search here at techguy? Try this one... http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&postid=1444178#post1444178

Se if that info helps some!

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I'm trying to access ghost.exe which I have copeid to shared folder C:\Ghost on Vista Home Basic, using a network drive mapping DOS boot disk.
The boot disk is obtainable free to download at Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk for M$ Networks.
I have correctly configured the IP addresses in the config file on the boot disk, and configured net use G: \\vistab\ghost as the drive to be mapped.
I have shared the c:\ghost folder for Everyone group full control and also added Everyone group to security permissions full control.
Each time I try to access the folder from the dos prompt run from the floppy boot disk I get 'Error 5 - Access Denied'.
I can ping vistab from dos and recieve a reply, and vice versa.
I turned off Windows Firewall and turned off Password Protected folder sharing.
Still can't get it to work.
Has anyone had any experience with this please?

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I have just set up my first ever home network and apart from a few permission hassles (first time I've been really annoyed with Vista), it all seems to be going well.

I have the Password protected sharing turned off, however there is one particular shared folder that has a sub-folder I don't want anybody else to access. Is there anyway to protect an individual folder, or at least make it invisible to others, but still be accessible to me? At the moment I'm a little networked over-loaded and am drawing a blank.

A:Password protect particular shared folder?

Hi smarteyeball,

What I would do is set Pasword protected sharing on and set the sharing & security permissions to everything except you private folder to "Everyone", Setting the Private folder's security permissions should then allow you to set View, execute etc permissions on a per user basis.

Hope this helps

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Hi, Everyone

As title Says "How to password protect only 1 shared folder in win-7.

I have 20 computers on lan and 1 Server. I shard a lot of folders on lan.

But i want to Password protect "Software's" Folder.

is there any tricks.

I don't want password protect all folders

A:How to password protect only 1 shared folder in win-7

Can you give some details about the setup? Password protected sharing off? Homegroup/workgroup? Guest access ok? I will try to devise something when I get home if someone else doesn't come up with anything.

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I have xp on my computer and I want to share a folder over the lan, but I do not want just anybody getting in and adding a virus or what have you. There are a ton of programs out there for this kind of thing, but I am looking for a free one that will allow others to read and write to my external, but only with the password. Does anybody know of a good program that will not expire? Thanks

A:password protect a shared folder

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I have a really weird problem. I have 2 domains with a VPN tunnel between them. Domain 1 server shares the data folder that domain 2 users need to access. All but 2 computers in the domain 2 can access the share. When I try to connect from the two computers I get prompted for user name and password (normal authentication), I type in the domain\user and password credentials and hit "OK" then the window pops up again. No matter what username or domain combo I put in there, the authentication box pops right back up.
Security log shows the user being logged in then logged out right away. If you are wondering, everything else works. I can connect to anything in any direction, except for these two computers.
Any ideas?

A:Solved: Cannot connect to shared folder

This was a problem with SMB. Somehow the security policy on the workstation turned off the SMB requirement and it could not authenticate with the server.

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I've got two Vista Ultimate computers. Both have the same username and password. Same workgroup name.

Password protected sharing is enabled on both.

I shared a folder on computer 1, and added Everyone to the security tab, with full control.

When i try to map the folder from computer 2, I can see computer 1 listed. But when I click on the + next to it, it asks for a username and password (which I did not expect to be necessary since they are both the same user account and password) and when I enter it it says Logon Unsuccessful.

Any ideas where to look?


A:Cannot connect to shared folder or printer

BTW when I connect in the other direction, from computer 1, I can see the shared folders on computer 2 and map the drive. It asked for a login the first time, after that it connects without asking.

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As I said in the title I can't access a shared folder with password protection on but I can with password protection off.

Also I can't stop sharing, when I click the button to stop sharing nothing happens.

Thanks in advance.

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I searched this form and i could not find an answer to my question. Sorry if it already exists and i just over looked it.

I have a file sharing server and about 10 client computers that access files on this server.

What i would like to have is when each client computer wants to access any of the files on the server that they are prompted with a username\password dialog.

I do not want to create each user on server if i dont have to.

Can this be done?
If so how would one go about doing that?

Thanks in advance.

The server is Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
6 of the client computer are Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
4 of the client computers are XP Pro

A:How to Get username\password prompt shared folder?

More user friendly way:
system folder, usually C:\Windows.
Shift-right-click on explorer.exe.
Select Run As

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

A:fix folder picture in a shared folder across network

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Hello everyone,

I'm trying to set up a network link from my media Center (LG DP1B).
It needs a Samba link to my windows 7 shared folder (all passwords are off, all acces is given to all users, including "everyone", all settings in the advanced settings for sharing). I created a shared folder

However when I'm trying to gain acces to the PC I get the message:
"user name and/or password are incorrect"
I tried everything (no username/password, my account username/no password, my account username/account password, account username/homegroup password) but I cannot get acces to the network.

Is there a setting in Windows 7 I missed somehow?
I'm using windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit version.

A:connect to shared folder with media center

with the 'everyone' group added to the ACL with full or 'modify' permissions, it shouldn't prompt for un/pw ever... But since you have set the everyone group, it could be a windows 'home' issue.

Both workgroups the same? ie. spelling and what not?

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Ok, I've shared folders on my vista pc. It gave me a homegroup password. Now when I try to connect on the xp laptop, it prompts me for a user and password. What user do I use? Obviously I use the homegroup password but do I use homegroup as user? Thanks...

A:Connect xp pc to vista homegroup shared folder

There may be something here to help -


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Hello all, my main machine Win 7 (connected via wire on my LAN) has 3 HDD, which I share out across my LAN with full permissions enabled.

I recently changed the password on my main machine and lost connectivity from my other machines (two laptops one desktop) I can see the shared drives on the network tree but when I try to connect it tells me I don't have permissions to access the drives.
My feeling is that this is due to the password change, when I originally connect to the networks shares from the other machines I was asked for a username & password, when suppled connection was granted. I did tick the remember password box at this stage.

How do I evoke the username & password dialog box again to re-authenticate with the new password?



A:Can't connect to shared drives after changing password

Hi, welcome to the forums

If you type credential into the start menu and click 'Credential Manager' you should be able to see ALL stored password details including shared network access passwords. From there you can either 'Remove' or 'Edit' the credential to fit the new criteria, in this case your password.

Hope it helps


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Hey everyone,

so I just noticed two of my computers are automatically sharing the entire user?s directory with all permissions for everyone, I was reading up on this a bit before and it seems it?s a Windows bug.

I was wondering, since the password protected sharing is turned on by default, would anyone have been able to gain access to my computers information if they didn't have a user account / password or would they need an account / password no matter what the permissions are set to.
Thank you.

A:Is a folder shared by permissions or is an account / password needed

By default windows has the "guest" account turned off so no, no one outside with a username/pw that was not already known by your local machine should have been able to get access.

Though I'm surprised that you found your users folder shared since I have never seen that by default. Given that, I'd check to see if your computers "guest" user is enabled or not... (hopefully not). If it was then it may have been possible for others to browse that folder...

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

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One computer on my network is unable to access any shared folders on any computer on the network. When i access any computer from Run cmd(\\PC) a blank explorer window opens and when i enter a shared folder name(\\PC\share), it gives "Incorrect function" error.

When i click on the computer name in the Entire Network list it gives an error saying "The Server service is not started". I checked Server service which is running, i can ping any computer by IP/Name. This computer can be accessed from other computers.(currently using AVG), OS:WinXP

Things that i have done:
1. Tried winsock reset, IP Reset commands

2. Uninstalled/reinstalled NIC

3. Also Ran a Winsock/Tcp repair utility
4. disabled windows firewall

Things that i havn't tried:
1. Formatting

Is there any expert who can help me?? cause i know this is not a common problem.

Please help!!!

A:unable to access shared folders on the network-"Incorrect Function"

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Hello Friends :When i connect to a shared folder and enter my user name and password , it will be cached somewhere in the OS , Now i want to change the credentials that i have been connected to the share folder for some resons , The only way was to restart the OS , i dont want to do that , is there anyway to clear that cached credential and enter new usernam and password ?thank you.Network is my LOVE

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Title says it all. Vista prompts for username/password to access a shared folder on an XP machine on my network. What do I have to do to fix this now? UPnP service and SSDP service is set to auto on the XP box. The folder is shared publicly on the network, not just local. Vista seems to think that it needs authentication to access the file. How could I disable this. Oh, and password protection is already disabled.

A:Vista requires password to access shared folder on XP machine.

Originally Posted by btzmacin

Title says it all. Vista prompts for username/password to access a shared folder on an XP machine on my network. What do I have to do to fix this now? UPnP service and SSDP service is set to auto on the XP box. The folder is shared publicly on the network, not just local. Vista seems to think that it needs authentication to access the file. How could I disable this. Oh, and password protection is already disabled.

you have just answered your own question, you have shared the files publicly, which means that vista is reading the files as public files and deem them a security threat. Changing your connection to a private network on the vista rig should fix the problem.

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

A:shared folder on network

I assume you are using Windows..

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

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

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I have a new desktop A to replace my old desktop B. B was setup to file share (full access) independent of win 7 homegroup and was seen and accessed by my laptop (work).

Now the new desktop A can be seen by my laptop. The name AVA... (from the place I purchased it) is seen in the Network directory tree but I cannot access it. Neither the name or password will be accepted. It shows:

"Enter password to: AVA...

[password space]....

Use another account

X The user name or password is incorrect."

Originally it had a different user name (probably AVA...) that I just switched to "Shawn".

(I did not test network between A and laptop before changing the name to "Shawn" so I cannot tell you if it worked before. Never thought there'd be a problem!)

A:Username/Password incorrect for network access to new desktop

SOLVED: Laptop ONLY recognizes original user name (Valued Customer) and not new user name (of same account). Weird.

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

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

Any ideas what could be the reason ?.

A:Shared folder access over network

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I have 18 machines that are using a domain network. I have one machine that had access to a share until about two weeks ago. It has been in service for over a year with no issues. Now the user does not have access to that share any longer. If I navigate there by \\\share it works and the user has acces. The same user does have access to the share if he logs onto other machines. If I log on to the problematic machine I have access to the share. The machine in question is running Win 7 Pro SP1. and Server 2008 R2. Any solutions or fixes would be appreciated.

A:Network shared Folder question

If the share is mapped, Right click My Computer Disconnect Network Drive. Disconnect any other mapped drives that are no longer active. Right click My Computer and Map Network Drive.

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So, there's this problem that I've had for about 2 days now, and for the life of me I can't even seem to think or find out what the problem is, even after hours of Googling the topic. It'd be great if someone where to enlighten me on this small but frustrating problem.

Here are some attached screenshots of the problem:

A:Shared Folder over network problem...

Hello sls123093,

Create an Identical UserName and Password (same as your LogIn) to Cesar's computer.
Make sure than Netbios is enabled. Here's How.

If his computer has Windows firewall enabled, make sure that Files and Printer sharing is excluded.
Any Security software can also be a culprit if there's one installed. Disable it for now.

From your computer try accessing his computer using the IP Address instead of a computer name, and see if that will make a difference.
Click on Start and type \\IPAddress\C (cesar's computer's IP Address and C is the shared drive)

Please post an update.

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I recently created a simple wireless home network between two of my home computers. Each is an identical Dell dimension 3100 running windows XP professional. When my network places is opened, it shows shared documents on the other computer, but when clicked the following error message appears.

\\name\shareddocs is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resources. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access denied.

Furthermore, while visible seeing these files, my computer says my local area connection has a network cable unplugged. My other connection, which i use for the Internet works fine (and is displayed at full strength, enabled.)

I have tried accessing files with the firewall on and of, and have searched for (and tried) many solutions. Also when using advanced file sharing, i can make other folders shared, which are then displayed. I am realy unsure why one pc cant access the other. Also there are absolutely no security issues between the two pc, and i aim to give both PC as much access as is needed to the other in order to view shared files and folders.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

A:Shared folder/ home network help

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

A:Cant access a shared folder on the network

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How do I connect to a shared network drive I have setup on my Windows 2012 R2 standard server at home, from my Windows 10 pro laptop is at work?
Do I have to setup a vpn on windows 2012 server and connect to it from my laptop? Someone told me something about doing it that why, but I'm not sure?
Can someone please help me out.

A:How to connect to Shared Network drive when not on the network?

Follow this tutorial and you will have a VPN setup on your server. It worked as advertised when I set my home server up.
Sysads Gazette Setup a Windows Server 2012 VPN - Page 2 of 3 - Sysads Gazette

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I have Windows 8.1 Pro installed signed in with my Microsoft a/c. I have some folders shared on the network through Wifi. I also have an Android device with a File Manager that has SMB capabilities.

Now I want the to connect to my shared folders through the app which works perfectly fine. But what my requirement is that if anybody else want to connect to those shared folders (with the same or another app), I have to give out my Microsoft Account password for that.

Is there a way that I can avoid this password giving? What I'm looking is for creating another set of credentials to access the shared folders without giving away my Microsoft account details. I assume I can create a local account and do the same. Is there any other way I can do this?

Thanks for taking time to read this.

A:Password for shared folders over network

If you don't want to block anyone from reading I would try creating an account called "anonymous" with password "anonymous" and give that account Read access in the folder permissions. Or you can set it to something else if you don't want strangers to guess the login details.

Edit: You may want to change your MS password once you get the alternative to work.

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First of all, I know this is a forum for Windows 7 and related. But, I'm hoping if some advanced user can shed some light on this.

I have Windows 8.1 Pro installed signed in with my Microsoft a/c. I have some folders shared on the network through Wifi. I also have an Android device with a File Manager that has SMB capabilities.

Now I want the to connect to my shared folders through the app which works perfectly fine. But what my requirement is that if anybody else want to connect to those shared folders (with the same or another app), I have to give out my Microsoft Account password for that.

Is there a way that I can avoid this password giving? What I'm looking is for creating another set of credentials to access the shared folders without giving away my Microsoft account details. I assume I can create a local account and do the same. Is there any other way I can do this?

Thanks for taking time to read this.

A:Password for shared folders over network

First, you can ask your Windows 8 / 8.1 questions at our sister forums: Windows 8 Forums

About your issue, if password protected sharing is enabled, only way to get to network shares on your Windows 8 machine from any other device is to use the Windows 8 machines credentials. You can setup as many user profiles (Microsoft Account or local) on it as you wish.

When a user from another device now connects to a network share on the Windows 8 machine, he must enter valid credentials. An example: Set up a password protected local account on your Windows 8 machine, let's call it ShareUser. Now you can give your guest users username ShareUser with its password and they can log in to shared folders.


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After upgrading from XP Pro to W7 64, users can no longer access network folders when working remotely using a VPN. Users were able to access the folders using XP Pro. Users can access other network devices, such as printers, when working remotely. Users are able to access network folders when working locally on the network.

To trouble-shoot, I have ensured the security and share settings are set correctly on the network folders. I have also changed some settings in gpedit/computer configuration/windows settings/security settings/local policies/security options. All had no positive affect. Can still access network shares remotely using XP.

Thanks, Pablo.

A:W7 Cannot Connect to Shared Network Folders

Is your router Windows 7 compatible?

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I have a home network for my DSL connection and two computers. I am using an actiontec gateway to connect the computers. I had my network running fine but one day it just quit on me. For clarafication i shall call the newer dell computer A and the older dell computer B. Computer A has the windows standard firewall as well as the Mcaffee firewall. At one point i had to setup the mcaffee firewall for my network and then it was fixed. Computer B only has the windows standard firewall.

On computer A i can see my shared folders and computer B's shared folders in my network places. But on computer B (since the mysterious problem) i can only see the shared folders on computer B. But, on computer B if i go to "view workgroup computers" i can still see computer A there, but it says i don't have permission. I tried to set permission to one of the user names on B but it didn't work.

any help anyone. i have no clue what i'm doing

A:my network/shared folders only connect one way

maybe try disabling the mcaffee firewall and see if that is blocking it. also try disabling the windows firewall and leaving mcaffee on. if none of this works disable all the firewalls.

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