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Not able to access shared folders by using computer name, but ip is ok

Q: Not able to access shared folders by using computer name, but ip is ok

Hi

I had a server computer that was running windows 7. It was working like a charm, but suddenly I was unable to remote to it. I found a monitor and keyboard that I connected. My server then told me that it had installed windows 10. Wow thanks? That is something I would like to have a say in? But oh well might as well get with the times and use windows 10.
As I am using it as a server it is running, iis, ftp, plex, and some other servers. Most of it were still working after the conversion to windows 10, but I?m been having some real problems with the normal sharing of files. When I use my desktop computer (also running windows 10) to brows the network I get the following error when dobbelt-clicking my server computer:
?\\SERVERNAME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon faliure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.?
So ok? there are always problems with filesharing with a new windows installation. So I did the following:
? Made sure file and printer sharing were turned on
? It was using: Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computer
? Password protected sharing sharing were turned off
? I turned on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders
? My network adapter is using my router ip address as DNS server
? My network adapter has Netbios over Tcpip enabled
? I went to Local security Policy and made sure that nothing were listed in ?Deny acces to this computer from the network?
? I Local Security Policy I verified that ?Access this computer from the network? included Everyone
? I went to Computer Management to ensure that the guest user were enabled.
Some of these things normally does the trick. But no?
I then tried to connect to \\192.168.1.150 which is the internal ip address of the server. That worked perfectly. I am able to see all my shared folders and copy files as I want.
It turned out I have the same problem for remote desktop connection. I can only connect using the ip address, which works fine.
Ok then? From my desktop computer I tried to ping the server name and I get 192.168.1.150 back.
When I browse the network I see all my connected computers including the server, but when I dobbelt-click it I get the same error as I mentioned above.
I tried to go to my router and look in the DCHP clienttable it all looks good. It finds the server name and the ip matches 192.168.1.150.
I have tried to restart the router and all computers involved.
Now I?m at a loss. It all works when using ip address but not when using computer name.
I could of course hard code the server name and ip in my desktops hosts file but that would be a hack and I would worry that other windows 10 computers would have the same issue. One my other computers still running windows 7 have no problems. It can see the server and browse all folders and files.
Any ideas ??

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now however, my network is all messed up.

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

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

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

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

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

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workgroup is the same, i can see the xp pc from my w/7 pc but cant access the shared folders, can anyone help

A:Cant access shared xp folders

Hi slick8,

Please confirm that your settings are configured as explained in this article: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

Let me know how that works and we'll go from there!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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Hi,Can somebody please assist
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate bit 64
On my Networking it comes under a Folder DARRYL-PC & it shows all the Shared Folders or Drives
If I try to open any of these Folders or Drives
It comes up with Windows cannot access \\DARRYl-PC
See details
error code 0x800704b3
Diagnose
troubleshooter couldn't identify the problem
view detail
Windows network diagnostic detects problem with network connectivity
network diagnostic log
91926107-D880-403E-9B37-514C6430893.diagnose.admin.o.etl
I can access any of these Folders or Drives on my Computer BUT NOT ON network Darryl-PC
Can some body please advise how I can Correct this Problem
Thanks
Regards
Darryl



smithassoc

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I have a folder on my Windows box (7232 x64) shared. With build 7100 I was able to access this folder via my Macbook just fine. Now with build 7232 I can no longer mount the share.

The macbook says the share is not available.

ANy ideas?

A:cannot access shared folders from my MAC

  
Quote: Originally Posted by davegod75


I have a folder on my Windows box (7232 x64) shared. With build 7100 I was able to access this folder via my Macbook just fine. Now with build 7232 I can no longer mount the share.

The macbook says the share is not available.

ANy ideas?


Hey are you running a homegroup? how was the folder shared (by name or ip)

Ken

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

thanks ahead of time

rob
 

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

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I messed up my first post of this so here goes a second time. My Del laptop with XP Pro SP2 has been able to access shared folders on another PC (also with XP Pro) where we have our QuickBooks installed. Something has happened that now won't let me access ANY shared folders on that PC!! I can ping both ways. HEEEELLLLPPPP meeeee.... I'm sinking....

I created a new folder on the server PC under the C: drive. I shared it out. I can see it from the laptop but upon selecting it I get: "\\Server\VGS Quickbooks is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the admin... " I've checked for security tabs and can't find anything that helps.

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Can anyone help me out there? When I try to access a shared folder on my network I get the following error message: Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

I've made sure all the computers on the network have the same workgroup name, all accounts are computer administrator's and restarted all cpu's. That's all I've done and know how to do so far.
 

A:can't access shared folders

From a JohnWill post:

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.
 

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hi im having trouble accessign shared files on one of my networked pcs, I am suspecting that it has some policy set to not allow sharing over network. I have shared the folder, then in the firewall settings tab it says that there is a group policy and in fact i cannot switch the firewall on or off as this is controlled by the policy apparently. How can i change this sharing setting in the policies? I am not aware of having ever set any policies on this pc
 

A:cannot access shared folders

You have a GPO running in a home enviroment? I presume it is a home, if at work, contact your IT support staff.
 

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I have 2 desktops wired and a laptop wireless. 1 desktop has xp and the other windows 7. The laptop has xp as well. I can access shared files on windows 7 from xp desktop and laptop. I can't access shared files or folders on laptop from either desktop. XP desktop sees laptop under workgroup but when I try to access it, it says the network path cannot be found.

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Hi everyone,

I have two machines both running Vista (one a 32-bit Home Premium laptop and another 64-bit Home Premium desktop). These machines are on my private network behind a home router. My laptop has a folder that's being shared (procedure used: right click folder, click sharing, gave "Everyone" full access, clicked ok). I went into Network and Sharing Panel and turned off password sharing, enabled public sharing (not that it pertains to this case, but I enabled it just in case). I then went on my desktop and right clicked "My Computer", clicked map network drive, and attempted to map "\\192.168.1.102\NOC". I got nothing. My desktop claims that the laptop wasn't responding. This is my problem: I can't access my shared drive from my desktop to my laptop. HOWEVER, I can access my desktop's shared folders from my laptop. Below I will list everything I've done to attempt to fix the issue. I hope you all can give me new suggestions.

1. Compare advanced firewall settings for both computers
2. Open up ports 138, 139, 445 on my laptop
3. nmaped my laptop from my desktop. The results claim the above mentioned ports are closed even though I manually opened them. I then turned off my laptop's firewall and ran nmap again. This time port 139 and 445 came up as "filtered".
4. Ran wireshark on my laptop while my desktop attempted to make a connection. Wireshark didn't see any packets from my desktop except f... Read more

A:Access to shared folders

Well, I'd start by disabling all the firewalls totally.

Can you ping each way by computer name? That's the first thing to get working.

Let's see this from each computer.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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I just bought a media server(MS) with an Ethernet connection and attach it to my router(with wireless features). Connected to this router is my server and a number of wireless laptops. After setting up the system I am able to access my server or laptops from the media server end, ie the laptops and server appear on the media server. I am UNABLE to access the MS's hard drive from my laptops or server(ie no ICON/shared folders appears on my server or laptops), even though the media server has an IP address and I am to ping this IP address and get a response, ie no lost packets.

I then try using the net view command on this IP address I get the following message:

System error 53 has occurred
The network path not found.

My MS does not have that many options to change. This MS has a hard drive which I like to access which I cannot.

Many thanks if anyone can help. I can supply more info if required.
 

A:Cannot access Shared Folders

Could you share the exact make/model of this media server and the router?
 

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I often have an intermittent problem with access to shared folders on various machines on our home network.
I have went into advanced sharing of all folders in question and I cannot see any way to make them any more shared than I already have them.

I may try to get a file from a one computer for use in another and no matter what I try I constantly get this :


I am the network administrator and I cannot figure out why things decide to not work.

I may have been able to access the files yesterday and it may allow me to access them tomorrow.

This is very annoying and somewhat frustrating.

How do I fix ?

Thanks for reading.
 

A:Cannot Access Shared Folders ???

Is this on w "Domain" network of the standard Windows Network?

Where are you finding this "Programs and Applications" folder?
 

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Recently my windows 7 cannot access shared folders by ip \\192.168.128.11\shares Last night I was able to connect and access files no problem. I get an error code 0x80004005 unspecified error. My tests are as follows: I can ping the IP address. I can RDP into the computer. At the same time I have vmware on my windows 7 with windows xp as a guest os. From windows xp I can connect and access the files. After I use System Restore to the previous day my windows 7 can access the files. I don't make any changes and turn off the computer for the next day or two. When I power back on, windows 7 cannot access the share again. I did the same tests as previously stated with the same results I've been doing research for the last week and had to keep using the System Restore every day in order to access my share files. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance,

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I am having a problem sharing a folder on my local network.

Both PC's are using Windows XP Professional.
Both PC's can see each other fine.
I have simple file sharing disabled.

When I try to access the shared folder I get the following error message:

\\CATHY\Temp 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.
Access is denied.Click to expand...

Of course, if I grant permissions to 'EVERYONE' in the security tab, I can connect to share fine.

But I don't want that, I want to be asked for a username and password when I connect to the share.

Can anyone please help? This is driving me nuts!!! I don't know what permissions I need to set to be able to bring up username and password authentication.
 

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Hello
We have just installed Windows 7 on one of our computers last week and we have 2 other computers that have an XP operating system
The XP computers need access to shared folders on the Windows 7 computer and this was working fine yesterday
However today it has suddenly stopped.
I am getting errors about cannot access this drive etc
I have checked up on security settings etc
The problem is similar to this post which didn't seem to have received an answer! http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1010708-xp-computers-cannot-access-shared.html
Would appreciate some HELP
Thanks
Louise
 

A:XP can't access Windows 7 shared folders

I am getting errors about cannot access this drive etcClick to expand...

What is "this drive"? On what computer(s) do you get those errors? Under what circumstances?
 

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Techspotters,

This should be simple to fix but I'm having a problem figuring it out. A customer as 4 PCs, all running XP. 3 are XP Pro and one is XP Home. All are connected peer-to-peer through a router. Assigned all of them to a new workgroup and they can see each other. There is one PC that the others cannot access its shared folders. We can access its shared printer folder. Searched the web and tried various solutions including editing the registry but still nothing's working. We get the error "\\Dad\c is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource" and either "not enough server storage is available to process this command" or "the network path is not found" Also, this one is a laptop that is connceted wirelessly whereas the others are connected directly to the router.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Cannot Access Shared Folders on XP Network

Sometimes there's nothing simple about Windows Networking and File Sharing!

You said they can all see each other?

The only issue is accessing a shared folder on one of the PCs? But the shared printers on that PC are accessible?

To make this easier to discuss particulars, could you tell me the following about each computer and then i (we) can both refer to a machine by name to avoid confusion.

- Machine Name
- XP Pro or XP Home?
- LAN or Wireless connected

And which computer (tell me machine name) has a shared folder not accessible to others.

Also, it sounds like the problem is down to just an authentication issue but i'll offer these links as fyi's you may want to at least skim through to check things. Also, we'll also probably find LanSpy (described in Part1) helpful to diagnose this

TROUBLESHOOT: Part1, XP File and Printer Sharing

Part 2, ?Troubleshoot: XP File and Printer Sharing, Computers Not Found? Diagnose Computer Browser Service
 

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I have a numbers of folders shared on a Win 7 machine for common access on my network. Permissions set to everyone and password protected sharing turned off. These files are accessible to other machines on the workgroup (using workgroup vs homegroup). I am having an issue with a new Win 8.1 tablet just purchased. I have added it to the workgroup and it can see the Win 7 machine. When clicking on that machine in the "Network" list in file explorer it requests user/password. None of the other machines (Win 7 or Win 8.1) on the network request a login, just automatically access the shared folder. As the sharing is working on all of the other machines as I intended, I assume that the issue is with the new unit. I have compared the network and sharing settings of the other machines to the new machine and cannot see a difference. I have run update and it is fully patched. I'm running Windows Defender / Windows Firewall with no third parts anti-virus.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Tony

A:Cannot access shared folders on workgroup

I used to have a similar problem until I disabled HomeGroup on my Win8.1 desktop. Link shows how to do that: Homegroup -Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8

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Hi everyone, first time poster... I've been looking for answers to my problem for a few days but with no success, so I joined this forum cause I think you guys might be able to help

So here's the situation:

I want to share folders between my Windows 7 desktop PC and my Windows Vista laptop. The files from my desktop can be accessed without any problems. But when I try to access the laptop's shared content from my desktop pc it says:

"you do not have permission to access \\Laptop\MyFiles. Contact your network administrator to request access."

The settings on both computers for sharing are:
Network discovery: ON
File sharing: ON
Public folder sharing: OFF
Printer sharing: ON
Password protected sharing: OFF
Media Sharing: OFF

Windows firewall is off and my personal firewall is set to trust all local connections.

I would appreciate any help on this, it's really frustrating.

Looking forward to your answers! Thanks in advance.

A:Can't access my laptop's shared folders

Shared Folders and Shared-Folder Permissions (check the security options and permissions first)

Shared folder permissions are used to restrict access to a folder or file that is shared over the network. Folder sharing is normally used to grant remote users access to file and folders over the network. Web sharing is used to grant remote users access to files from the Web if Internet Information Services (IIS) is installed.
Members of the Administrators or Power Users group can share folders on a Windows member server. You have to be a member of the Administrators or Server Operators group to share folders on a domain controller of a domain. Users that have the Create Permanent Shared Objects user right are able to share folders as well. To share folders on NTFS volumes, you have to minimally have the Read permission.
When folders are shared, it is important to keep in mind that you can share folders only, and not files. For users that are locally logged on to a computer, shared folder permissions are irrelevant. Shared folders that are moved are no longer shared. When shared folders are copied, the copy is not shared. The original shared folder however remains shared.

A few disadvantages associated with share permissions are listed below:
Shared folder permissions do not have as many permission options as NTFS permissions. The only shared folder permissions that can be assigned to users/groups are Read, Change, or Full Control.
Share permissions are not inheritable.
You ca... Read more

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Hey people,
I'm new here and I need help really bad...
I have 2 pc's - 1 dekstop (win 7) and 1 loptop (win xp).
My printer is connected to the dekstop pc, I have shared it successfuly and I can print from my laptop.
But when I share hard drive or seperate folders on my dekstop (that runs win7) I simply can't access them from loptop (win xp). I get simple ACCESS DENIED message.
I can access from win7 to xp but not overwise.
PLEEAAASE HELP! I'VE TRIED ALMOST ALL TOTORIALS ON WEB!

Much thanks..

A:Can't access Win 7 shared folders from WinXP

either create an account for the user to gain access through on the 7 machine or use the 'everyone' group (not recommended) with 'modify'.

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Is there a way I can use the dos prompt to browse thru shared files?

I will be using Windows ME and the host is XP home. I am planning on making a simple batch file for backup purposes.

Thanks
 

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I am having a problem with my LAN at office, Every PC can browse the internet ADSL thru the router but cannot access shared folders on the internet, the Workgroup name is same on all the IP is given automatically.

please help me out
 

A:Can browse on LAN but cant access shared folders

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Hi! I have Vista x64 Ultimate on my desktop and Vista x64 Home Premium on my wireless laptop. Iím trying to share files and folders. I believe Iíve done everything I needed to enable file sharing on both computers. All my Sharing and Discovery buttons are turned on except Password Protect Sharing. I added ďEveryoneĒ to my sharing list on both computers. Both computers have the same Workgroup name.
My problem is that I donít know how to access the shared files/folders from either computer. All the web sites Iíve visited tell me how to enable sharing but none of them tell me how to access them. Itís probably a simple process but I canít figure it out.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
P.S. If any of my files or folders have the same name on both computers would that be a problem?
 

A:Can't access shared files/folders

Click Start -> Network. Then, the available computers on the network should show up.

It won't be a problem if folders are the same name, as the path is different. It's like having a "stuff" folder in both c:\stuff, and c:\whatever\stuff.
 

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Hi! I have Vista x64 Ultimate on my desktop and Vista x64 Home Premium on my wireless laptop. I?m trying to share files and folders. I believe I?ve done everything I needed to enable file sharing on both computers. All my Sharing and Discovery buttons are turned on except Password Protect Sharing. I added ?Everyone? to my sharing list on both computers. Both computers have the same Workgroup name.
My problem is that I don?t know how to access the shared files/folders from either computer. All the web sites I?ve visited tell me how to enable sharing but none of them tell me how to access them. It?s probably a simple process but I can?t figure it out.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
P.S. If any of my files or folders have the same name on both computers would that be a problem?

A:Can't access shared files/folders

Hello,
Try these, Brink made these !!!!!!!!!


Network Discovery - Turn On or Off


File Sharing - Turn On or Off

Network - View and Browse Computers or Devices

Simple File Sharing - Enable

Public Folder Sharing - Turn On or Off

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I just set up an NT4.0 workstation(sp6)and put it on our LAN.
It is on the same workgroup with some WIN98 machines. The
NT machine can see the shared directories of the WIN98 PC's.
However, it will not allow the WIN98 machines to use its own shared drives. When I try to see the NT shares from the WIN98
machine, I get the "incorrect password" message.

I have limited knowledge of Windows NT (that figures !).
So far I made a directory shared on a WIN98 machine, gave it
a password, and all other WIN98 machines on the workgroup
could see it (if they provided the password).

What is the password that the NTs are asking for ?

The NT shares are set to be accessed by all in both NTFS and
"access through share" levels.

Thanks in advance.

A. Spyros

[Edited by aspyros on 06-22-2001 at 12:33 PM]
 

A:NT does not allow WIN98 access to shared folders

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How can I block other users on my network places from accessing my shared folder
they are putting their files there so that the files won't take space on their PC and somehow block me from deleting the files
(they use windows 7 with a password on their shared folders while I'm using xp home)
please help

A:Block access to shared folders

Hi and welcome to TSF is this what you want to do How to disable simple file sharing and how to set permissions on a shared folder in Windows XP

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Please bear with me, this problem is a little tricky to explain.
I have 2 computers (A and B) on a home network, connected through a router and hard-wired with Cat5 cable.
They are both running Windows XP Pro SP3 and file/print sharing is turned on. Simple file sharing is turned on.
Both computers can Ping each other successfully.
Both computers can "Net View" each other successfully.
Both computers can see the other's shared folders in My Network Places.
Computer A can access the shared folders on Computer B and transfer files, etc.
Computer B can ONLY access the SharedDocs folder on A and not any of the other shared folders.
When I try, I get an Access Denied window.

I cannot understand why I can access one folder (SharedDocs) but none of the others.

Thanks for any insights you might provide.

Ken
 

A:Network Shared Folders Access Problem

The problem is solved. It was caused by access permissions needing to be reset. The following link was extremely helpful in solving this issue:
http://www.doublehammer.com/winxp/set_file_folder_security.htm
 

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Hi guys,

I recently upgraded our server pc to a Windows 7 pc in order to run the newer versions of Sage from it.

The setup I have is all the data is held on the server pc and the folders are shared. All the other client PCs run Windows 10 and can access and use the data from the server no problem. I also have an old Windows XP computer which has recently been set up down in the workshop in order for them to have email and access to certain files downstairs, however, this is the one where my problems start. I also have a Konica Minolta BizHub C353 connected to the network. This acts as a printer and a scanner. The scanner function scans directly into a users shared folder, via a share, on the server PC which is then accessible on each other the Windows 10 PCs, however, there is also a problem with this too.

Both the Windows XP PC and the Konica C353 suffer from the same problem. They are both fine after restarts; I am able to access the files on the server PC from the XP machine and also I'm able to scan into the shared folder from the scanner, but only for approximately the first hour or so after a restart.

To clarify:

- After I restart the XP machine I am able to access the shared folders on the server PC for approx the first hour after restart. If I try after that I get an error.

- After I restart the server PC I am able to scan to the shared folders, but I get an error message after approx an hour.

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does anyone know why when I create a homegroup and try to access my shared folders on my windows 7 laptop from my windows 8 pc it says I dont have permissions it says I cant access the shared folders, yet if I stop using my microsoft live account and sign in with a local account on the computer I can access everything fine...Really annoys me because I cant use skydrive with the regular account....I have all the options set to share on my account settings too...

A:cant access shared folders with live account

Did you maybe set up or join the Homegroup using the standard account?

When in doubt it's best to leave the Homegroup on all machines then just create a new one and rejoin.

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and it's on a network with a Techgear MB902 PVR. I used to be able to watch movies in my W7 shared folders on my TV via the MB902 but after I bought a new PC and installed W7 I've had problems accessing the W7 shared folders.

When I connect to my PC it asks for a login and password, and none of my pc or network passwords work. Strangely enough, when I restart W7 the problem goes away and I can login successfully without a password, but then later the same day or the next day the login/password problem has returned.

I've trawled the internet looking for solutions, and tried all of the plausible looking ones, editing the registry, unsharing and then resharing. They all seem to work but then I realise that it's the reboot that works and not the fixes because the problem returns.

The MB902 has a hard drive and I can access the files on that from my PC with no issues it's just going the other way that I have problems.

Any suggestions would be greatly approciated.

Cheers

A:Can't access Windows 7 shared folders from media box

Follow up with some details:

The shared folder on my pc that I'm trying to access is the one that my bit torrent client saves completed downloads to.

When there are no changes to the folder, ie client is closed, or no recently downloaded files then I can connect to the folder no problems with no requests for login and password.

However if I've completed a BT download since last connecting to the folder, that's when the connection/login problems start.

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I have a home Windows LAN with 5 Windows 7 & Windows 10 systems. When I changed to a new router (from Netgear to Pepwave Soho), naturally the new router assigned a different range if IP addresses to the 5 systems.

With the new router, I had internet access for all systems. In the network folder of each system, I could see the computer name of the other 4 systems. However, I no longer had access to the shared folders on each system. Even changing the IP range on the
new Pepwave router to a range similar to that on the old Netgear router did not help. Any suggestions from the experts would be appreciated.

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I have 2 computers running Windows 7, my home pc and a HTPC I have built. Both are connected to my homegroup. Both are set to workgroup. Both have the advance sharing features set with no password sharing. Attached to the HTPC via usb is an external 2TB drive with media on it. I want to access that drive and all the folders from the home pc over the wifi network.

On my home pc I can see the folders that are shared on the HTPC. When I click on one I get an error saying I do not have permission to access the file. All the folders and the external drive are set to be shared on the home network and read/write by Everyone.

What am I doing wrong?

A:unable to access shared folders on external hdd

Is your network location set to Home, vs Work or Public?

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Hello to the community,

Appreciate any help I can get with my peculiar problem.

I have a bunch of folders that are shared from external hard drives, connected to my new windows 8 machine.

Other computers/phones/tablets at home on the same network can access folders from the internal HD on my main computer.

But, with shared folders from external hard drives - despite showing up while accessing the network cannot be opened or read from connected devices or other computers on the network.

I'm a relative amateur when it comes to networking but I did not have this issue with my older windows 7 home computer.

Thank you for reading and appreciate all the help I can get.

A:Unable to access/open shared folders from ext HD

Are the external drives connected to other Windows machines or are you using a NAS type box connected to a router?

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Please bear with me, this problem is a little tricky to explain.
I have 2 computers (A and B) on a home network, connected through a router and hard-wired with Cat5 cable.
They are both running Windows XP Pro SP3 and file/print sharing is turned on. Simple file sharing is turned on.
Both computers can Ping each other successfully.
Both computers can "Net View" each other successfully.
Both computers can see the other's shared folders in My Network Places.
Computer A can access the shared folders on Computer B and transfer files, etc.
Computer B can ONLY access the SharedDocs folder on A and not any of the other shared folders.
When I try, I get an Access Denied window.

I cannot understand why I can access one folder (SharedDocs) but none of the others.

Thanks for any insights you might provide.

Ken

A:Network Shared Folders Access Problem

The problem is solved. It was caused by access permissions needing to be reset. The following link was extremely helpful in solving this issue:
http://www.doublehammer.com/winxp/se...r_security.htm

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Hello MicroSoft Support,

 The PC a DELL Optiplex 3020 Desktop with Windows 7 Pro installed is working fine as stand alone.

 Single user created, named :User and is the Administrator
 The workgroup name is :WORKGROUP
 
 Network Connection Properties ->Internet Protocol TCP/IPv4 Properties are
 
 - Obtain an IP address automatically
 - Obtain DNS server address automatically

Issues:-

1) I can't change the WORKGROUP name. 
2) I can browse the NETWORK and see all the Computers but can't explore any Shared folders. 

3) Going on the Internet OK. Not an issue. 

I just brought in a Laptop (Windows Vista Ultimate) set all the parameters as above use the same ethernet cable the DELL was using and everything goes well.

Could it be a VIRUS?

Regards

Alain

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Dear All,

I am working in domain with 30 desktops and one server. Every user is able to access shared folders from every other system as per rights assigned.

But in one system, whenever an user tries to access shared folder he gets the following message:

"\\*.*.*.* 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.

The account is not authorised to log in from this station."
This message appears for all users including local administrator, domain administrator and users.

All systems can be pinged from this system. Also, all other sytems can access shared folders from this system.

Is there any registry related issue or some hardening issue(uses rights assignment)???
or is there some change to be made in ADS related to this particular PC.

Nitin
 

A:Unable to Access shared folders in network

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Hi,
I have 2PC's and a Laptop that I am trying to set up as a home network:
PC1 XP Home as the main PC
PC2 XP Pro
L/TOP XP Pro
All are connected to a Mentor 4 port ethernet broadband router in turn connected to a cable modem.

I have run the home network setup wizard on all 3 using the "this computer connects to the internet through a residential gateway" setting.

I have no problems connecting to the internet on any of them.

On PC1 if I click on view workgroup computers, they all show up but I can't access PC2 or L/TOP files. I get the Message "............ 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. The network path was not found."

On PC2 if I click on view workgroup computers, none of the computers show up and I get the message " Ms home 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. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available."

On L/TOP if I click on view workgroup computers, they all show up but I can't access PC1 or PC2 files. I get the Message "............ 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. The network path was not found."

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A:Solved: Cannot access any shared files/folders

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I'm sharing a folder in Windows 98 without password protection via a LAN of other Windows 98 machines.
Is there a way to create log entries in a txt text file of the IP address and connection time of the computer that connected. Also the same question only when that computer disconnects?
 

A:Logging access to Shared Folders in WIN98

Sounds like a job for an NT based O/S, I don't know of any way to do this in W98, unless you use 3rd party software.
 

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I created a shareable folder in Vista and this pc is in a windows workgroup on the LAN. When I try to access the folder from one of the other pcs in the workgroup, it asks me for a username and password but the only u/n & pass that it takes are the user login details on the vista machine. I can't believe I have to share my login details with everyone on the LAN in order to give them access to just one of my folders. Can someone help me out here please.
 

A:Solved: Access to shared folders in Vista

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Hi all,

OK. Here is the setup.

PC A is in my office running XP Home. My office also contains the Linksys BEFSR41 4 port router to which my cable modem and the other PCs are connected. I have a copy of Zone Alarm running on my pc with my nic card in the trusted zone.

PC B is in my wife's office also running XP Home. She is connected to the network and the internet via her connection to the router. She also runs Zone Alarm with her nic card in the trusted zone.

PC C is in another bedroom running Windows 98 SE. The Microsoft Networking program had been run on it. No Zone Alarm here is this pc is being used for internet access and for backups.

All three PCs can see each other on the network. PC A can see and access the shared folders on PC B. It can only see the shared folders on PC C but cannot access them. PCs B & C can only see the shared folders on the others - cannot access them. Attempts to access the shared folders where I indicate it's not working generates this error: Cannot copy 'example file: Network access is denied. Be sure you have the correct network permissions to perform this operation."

All was working fine until a few weeks ago when I had to move the contents of a failing hard drive to a new one using the hard drive mfg's software. Everything else funtions properly.

Thoughts?
 

A:Home Network - all pc's can't access all shared folders

Make sure you have the same usernames and passwords set up on both XP computers. Try turning off zonealarm on both systems and see if that helps. Check that you have the same network protocols installed on all 3 computers. Make sure all 3 computers are in the same workgroup.
 

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We have windows nt for our network. I have win 95 on my pc. Although, on network server, my name has access to the specific server drive and shown as full access to files, i cannot access from my pc. Keep getting error message: "Access to the specified device, path or file is denied." I can only access files on my c:\ and some files from other drives on network. Please help!!!
 

A:Cannot Access All Folders/Applications even though shared on Network

Is the NT server a Domain controller or a standalone server? If DC, then you need an account in the domain. If a standalone you need an account on the server. Otherwise you could enable the guest account, but that is not recommended. Also, make sure that permissions are set for sub-folders as well. If your problems persist, you can create a new sharename for the folder/partition and set the permisions for that. Hope this helps.
 

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Hi, I have a home wired LAN with the following configuration:
1) A Win 7x64 PC (static IP)
2) A Win 8.1x64 LAPTOP (static IP)
3) A Synology NAS (static IP)
3) A TP-LINK TL-R600VPN Wired Router connected to a cablemodem (internet access WAN) and to the switch.
4) A Trendnet 8 port switch connected to the 3 clients (PC, Laptop and NAS) and to the router (TP-LINK)

I have created a Windows Homegroup (Home/Private) from either the PC or Laptop going step by step as per these instructions and making sure that in both the PC and Laptop all requirements are met (required services, adapter settings, etc). The Homegroup is created successfully but the following issue arises:

- From the PC I can access shared files in the Laptop (by going to Windows Explorer/Network for example). From the PC I can also access the NAS shared files.
- From the Laptop, even though the Homegroup shows "Joined", I cannot access any shared file in the PC or NAS (it will show Error 53, network path not found). If I try to map a network drive (to directly access a shared folder in either the PC or NAS), it will also display an error saying that the network path cannot be found. However from the laptop I can access the NAS using the browser (Firefox, IE, etc).


So what is preventing the access to shared folders in the LAN from the laptop?

Thanks for any clue.

A:Unable to access shared folders from LAN client

Try without Home Group enabled. It should not affect you accessing the NAS. I have the same router as you do. I do not run any firewall within the LAN, due to the router is robust enough to guard against any inbound issues.

Do make sure that you have file sharing enabled, and both computers are set as "Private Network", for their adapters.

Home Group just makes it easier to share Libraries and printers across a network. But in turns it creates a huge headache in these kinds of instances.

I am running into that the Lenovo ix2-4 NAS that I have. Does not even show up in Network on either of my two laptops. So I ended up just saving it as a Favorite in Explorer. There is something with the TL-R600VPN, causing that issue, that I have not pinned down to. I am about to start playing with the ARP table on it, to see if that is what is causing my issue with the disappearing NAS.

I am retired, and on here a few times a day, so if you want to work together on this issue, shoot me a Private message.

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Greetings all,

I've browsed the forums a bit this evening trying to solve an issue that just showed up. Didn't find an exact fit in any other post, so I started a new one...

Computers involved:
W2K3 Standard SP2
W8.1 pro laptop

When working on the laptop this evening, i was trying to access "server" (my w2k3 computer) from the W8.1 laptop. I can ping the server IP successfully from the laptop, I can access "server" via Remote Desktop from the laptop, but I can't access it through the file browser at all. It doesn't show up in the display, nor can I simply type in the address. I've tried \\server\ and \\192.168.1.xx and neither one work. I get an error that says: "Windows cannot access \\server". Diagnostic was of no help, it couldn't find a solution at all. However, I can see the laptop from the server and access folders on it, no problem. So, it is a one-way issue: laptop --> server.

I've already checked "go to Programs and features > turn windows features on or off > enable "SMB 1.0 /CIFS File sharing". It is enabled.
I've already tried:
"Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.
This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.
Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy
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A:W8.1 Pro can't access shared folders on W2K3 server

Hi Kurt and Welcome to Eight Forums!

I would do a comparison of the Services from your other Windows 8/8.1 devices, something might have disabled. Click on the Dependencies Tab and make sure that the Services are Started.

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