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

hey helpers,

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any assistance to get around this issue would be appreciated.

A:Accessing Workgroup Computer Shared Files

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

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

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Hi all,

I have a curious problem on my home network at the moment which means I can access the shared files and ping using the ip address, but not the computer name, of a xp computer. I found lots of other people who had this problem and they fixed it with a few commands at command prompt, but that didn't work for me.

Here is the setup:
1 XP computer - no problems accessing other computer using computer name
1 Vista laptop - where all the problems are
and a router

I have static ips for both computers and I have the dns set up correctly.

Of course as all my music and files are on the other computer, and all the programs are looking for \\computername not \\ipaddress, so the programs are complaining that they can't find anything

Here is an ipconfig /all

C:\Users\Andy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Andys-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-98-F7-51
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2d76:7bc0:755e:f934%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Solved: Can access shared files and ping using ip, but not computer name

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Just hooked a third computer up to my wireless network. It is running xp home. I can access the internet but not the shared files of the other comuters. When I click on my network places, nothing shows up. The other computers are able to access eachothers files with no problems. Can anyone help??

A:one computer on network cant access other computers shared files

Have you tried Right clicking on the file in question or drive (C:\ i'm guessing) select 'Sharing and Security' ,and check the box in the sharing tab that says, 'Share this folder on the network'? Hope that made sense?

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I have three computers on a network, 2 desktops, 1 laptop. All have XPHome, NIS2007 and SpySweeper installed. All three are networked through a wireless router. All can connect to the internet and all can be seen in My Network Places (all shared files for all 3 computers). The issue is I can't access the shared files on the laptop from either of the two desktops. However, all the shared files on the two desktops can be accessed from any of the other computers. Only the laptop's shared files can't be accessed.

I checked Norton's firewall settings on each computer, esp the laptop, and they all should be accessible from either computer. I even turned the firewall off on the laptop and still couldn't access the files from the other computers. I even added an advanced setting on the laptop's firewall to allow specific IP address computers (the two desktops) access to any files, still no go.

The router shows all three computers on the network being connected.


A:Solved: Can't access shared files on a networked computer

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

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

It also disabled my sound driver.

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

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Hello everyone,

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

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

This is pretty annoying and takes away the convenience.

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

Thanks in advance!

A:New files aren't shared in shared folder

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

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

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

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


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

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

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

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

Any thoughts?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours Hopefully


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

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

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

You can proof that there is no issue for sharing folder within your office network
I think that's not how online share drive work, unless your secretary can join your office network trough internet
this is the example, you can ask your secretary to send file trough share drive and assign 1 admin to sync and send it to your case work folder
But maybe you will be interested with Office 365

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I have been trying to install Microsoft Office and keep getting an error

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted. I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity.

Any suggestions?


A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

Hi tonedef -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

What version of Office are you trying to install (e.g, 2003 or 2007)?

Have you changed any file permission settings or "Taken Ownership" of any folders/files?

The "scan disk" that you mentioned running... was it "sfc /scannow"? If not, click on START | type cmd.exe in the Start Search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select Run as Admin

In the screen that comes up type the following:

sfc /scannow (space after sfc) - press ENTER

Let this run. Try Office re-install.

Good Luck. . .


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after installing a Canon printer driver, I am now getting an error:

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted.
I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity. I have also tried restoring from a back-up but it wont let me as well.

Any suggestions?

A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

I have a similar problem, see other thread with same title.

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Hi, I use my Norton windows scan and I keep getting the message C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared." I talked to Gateway Tech and they told me to back up all files and I did on a previous problem but one disc, the second one was corrupt (so it said). I lost everything. I am afraid to do this again they suggest I redo my windows from the very begining that always seems to be there answer. I cannot afford to lose data now. I am having that error message come up and I cannot use my send to drive E to copy discs properly so I got the updated version of Rioxio since the one I had was out dated so I moved up to Roxio 6 and I cannot do anything as far as coping files to disc. I am upset because a very important file is stuck in Roxio 6 that has my excel spreedsheet and it will not let me open it or copy it to CD. I hope this made sense. Please help if you can. I am running a gateway 700XL with XP Thanks

A:[Resolved] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared

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Hi there,

I have installed microsoft office 07 when first getting my laptop late last year and have had no problem until today. I find this appearing on my laptop upon trying to open up any microsoft office program: Error 2330. Setup cannot get attirbutes for the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Smart Tag\LISTS. Verify that the file exists in your system and that you have sufficient permissions to update it.

When trying to open windows live messenger i get this message: The file or directory\Program files\common files\microsoft shared is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility and the same goes for trying to open winRAR and notepad.

I have tried to do the chkdsk utility but on cmd, was told access denied since i do not have sufficient privileges and need to invoke this utility running in elevated mode.

I should also add that my sister was using my laptop today and told me that these error messages came up when she first opened the laptop and said that my log on was even corrupted! (Note: I normally put my laptop to sleep but when my sister opened it this morning it had restarted instead of just waking up as it normally does)

Sorry for the long post but i thought I should be as detailed as i can even though i know very little about computers...

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


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Sharing two folders on a W2k machine. Users accessing the files are all on w98se. The problem is, through Network Neighborhood the users can only see "Folder A", not "Folder B", therefore I can only map to "Folder A". Why can't I see "Folder B"? I've done this countless number of times, but have never seen this before. The properties of the proposed shared folders are identical, and network setups on all machines are the same.
Anyone with an answer?

A:W2K Pro shared files in p2p

You mentioned the share permission but have you checked the file permissions? Permission are combined before access is granted. Also check the groups listed, such as Everyone.

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Hope someone can help or I may have to give my 10 year old admin rights... tho' he may do a better job than me!

He's connecting to http://www.cartoonnetwork.com and busy swapping characters in their 'Orbit Zone'... or was until I swapped Win2k out for XP Pro.

The site has u/loaded a bunch of cookies and one .bin file to a folder called communities.com in c:\Program Files which IE can't access as he only has a Limited Account. This then stops him from contacting other users.

Can't set up folder sharing as the computer's not attached to a network and there's no domain name, and if I move the offending folder to 'Shared Files' it's in the wrong place... ho hum.

Problem now is that he's discovered it'll work if he has Admin Rights.... help!!

Thanks for any suggestions,


A:Shared files in xp pro

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Anyone know if one shared file can be open by two or more users ( on different pc's ) at the same time. This is an excel file that clients claim at one time they could all open simutainously . . after I installed Office XP and set up the network in the new office, if one has it open, others can only open as read only.

I am having doubts that they could ever all access the same file, but they sure think they did . .


A:Shared Files

Do you have the option Tools, Share Workbook? That's where the option is on Excel 2000. If you don't have that option, search the Help for "share workbook". Or wait for someone with Office XP installed to help you.

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My question is what is the best way to network with a laptop so that data may be entered on the laptop and shared with a PC? I currently have two PC's connected to router with a DSL connection. The laptop may at times be at the same location and at other times remote. The software provider has recommended a server and DSL connection for the laptop. They say that a modem connection and PCAnywhere will be slow. I do not need "real time" information and can work with weekly updates.
Is there a simple low cost way to have updated information on two machines?

A:shared files

if you don't need it real time then I'd just stick with a modem and pc-anywhere, or you could runan ftp server. That would be the cheapest way in my opinion

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Hi Guys,,

Is there a way to view all the files that you are currently sharing in Homegroup? I couldn't remember anymore those files that I right clicked then shared to the homegroup. Thanks


A:Shared Files

I would check under computer management there will be a option called shared folders.

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I'm trying to access a shared folder on a windows 2000 computer from a windows 98 computer. I see the computer that I need to get to but when I click on it I get a box that says You must supply a password to make this connection. What password is this refering to. I dont have a password. I am in a workgroup.


A:Accessing shared files


Sounds like the share on the other end is password protected. You need to find out if that is the case and if so, what is the password to get into that machine.

Good Luck

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I've mapped some folders in my laptop (Windows 7 Professional 64-bit).
I wanted them offline so I chose make available offline. After some days I've removed 'Make available offline'.
Now, the problem is when I open a file in shared folder for modification it's taking a local copy the changes are not reflecting in server. 
What I dont understand is when I removed offline, how am getting a local copy instead of the files in server.


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I have set up a VPN network with 2 Dlink 804HVs. The two pc's are on the same workgroup, both are running xp, no firewalls are on. In fact, they see the shared files on the other computer. But it will not let me access them. Any suggestions?

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I am trying to transfer existing Outlook Express files (on Windows 98) over to a new computer and cannot find all the files listed under 'Shared Contacts' folder. I know that they are not in the .WAB file as I have opened it and cannot find the contact list I am looking for. I cannot find anywhere in Outlook Express nor via the Explorer to find out where this information is. Any help would be appreciated.

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Me and my co-worker are networked , everything looks good BUT when she goes on her computer she cannot make changes in the program , I have the main comp.
What type of security is that and how do I turn it off
Help Please

A:Shared files w/ vista

Is she running a program that is shared on your computer, and that has a configuration file that is shared as well? If so, you need to give her access to that file or registry key to make it able to accept changes.

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I cannot make any changes to my local policy. I get the error, 'Failed to save Local Policy Database' after making any change. Anyone know how to "unlock" the database?

A:[SOLVED] Shared files

Hi there

Please do not post duplicate threads on the same subject. You have already asked the same question here


Please be patient.

Closing thread.....

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I have a dilema, I have 2 pcs, one with windows Vista and another one with Windows XP. Both computer shares and view the same files, for example, I am done working with a file, so I will open the shortcut to the other pc and copy the finished file into the xp pc documents folder. The other person can see it and open it and printe it and done. We bought another pc to replace the xp computer wiht another vista pc. I had change the settings to sahre everything and I can see the c drive from computer a to computer b, both using windows vista, but I can not see the my documents and I can not open any file from one pc to the other pc or viseversa. The person who first did the network on the Vista pc and XP pc, is not around anymore. And I spent the whole weekend trying to figure it out. Please any help?

thank you very much


A:Solved: shared files

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I am not sure if this is a security issue or not but I am posting this for any help that could be given. I have tried searching generally for a solution but without success.

I use Vista Ultimate on a Dell desktop PC.

Just recently files that I have created (some but not all) are created as shared files (previously they were not unless I gave specific instructions). The share characteristics (permission levels) for such files are:
Owner: Dell PC

Dell PC is my user name.

The files that seem to be affected are internet web pages either web addresses saved into Favorites or web page content saved to my PC. I have noticed it occassionally with other files but other files are mostly created as unshared.

I have recently had to do an image restore of my PC using Windows complete PC Restore but I do not see why this should cause this to happen.

Can anyone help me to stop this happening?? Is there a setting to change somewhere??


What could have caused this to start??

Many thanks in anticipation.

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Hi Everybody,

I know that I've done it before but I'm suffering from a blond moment right this minute. I want to check to make sure that my computer settings are set so as NOT to allow ANY kind of file sharing and I can't remember how I had done that before.

Any help will be appreciated.



A:Shared Files\folders

Right click on the folder, properties, sharing tab and make sure it's not checked for sharing.

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Hi. I want to share files between my XP machine and my 98. Both are connected to the Internet through a router (DI-704p) that assigns them the same IP. I've tried the Network Wiz on XP, but when I click on 'view workgroup computers', I get

"[WORKGROUP] is not accessible. You might not have permission..."

Is there a workaround so that I can assign each computer their own IP? Would that solve my problem?

A:sharing files through a shared IP

Is your router set up for DHCP? If so, run winipcfg on Win98 and ipconfig /all on the XP box. I am sure the address you are seeing is the WAN interface on your router or modem and your internal ones are 192.168.sumthin.sumthin. You might have to set up some server functions on your router to be able to do what you are attempting.

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A few days ago I bought a Zune, and I running Windows Vista Ultimate. It seems Windows Vista Ultimate and the Zune aren't compatible. I've been through all the steps Zune technical support can offer me and so now, the choice I am going with now, its to re-install Windows XP on my machine... I am going to do a dual-boot. But since all my music is on my Windows Vista side, installing XP and having no access to the files on my Vista will defeat the whole purpose of this whole ordeal and I still won't be able to use my Zune.

So: Is there any way I can install Window XP while Vista is still on my machine and have access to all my files on the Vista side. Maybe if I do it on the same partition or something?

A:Install XP with Shared Files.

Don't know the details of accessing Vista files from XP, but surely it can be done w/o too much trouble.

Have you considered this possibility: http://www.modaco.com/content/The-Lounge/248724/Zune-on-Vista/ ?

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I have created a network between me and my brother. im using windows xp and he is using windows vista. and it was working fine (we can share files and everything). but recently i have formatted my pc and reinstalled windows xp. the problem is that i couldn't manage to see his shared files but he can see mine. i disabled firewalls in both PCs, but when i try to connect by typing his host name , it asks me for user name and password (it shouldn't ask me) , i enter his user name and password but then it displays a message that access is restricted ?

what is going on ?

A:i cant see my brother pc shared files ?

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

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

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when I download stuff from limewire, I can usually go to C:\Documents and Settings\user\Shared to see the stuff ive downloaded. Now I dont seem to even have this file let alone all the stuff in it!
I can still get to C:\Documents and Settings\user, but no "shared" anymore!
What do you think has ahppened? have I got a virus?

A:lost- shared files

Hi missmouse,
I don't think you can be helped at TSG with P2P - this from TSG rules:
"P2P Instructions - The purpose of P2P is to illegally trade copyrighted material. We do not support the use of P2P networks and any threads requesting help for them will be closed. This includes Kazaa, Bearshare, WinMX, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit StealingIsIllegal.com), but information on how to use them will not be provided".


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I have 3 win7 machines on my home network and one unraid (NAS) server. All my machines can see each other they are all under the same workgroup. However they cannot access each other c or d drives. I have setup shared files on one and when i attempt to access those folder windows says network error . windows cannot access you do not have permission to access.

I have setup all my windows machines to network discovery on, file/printer sharing on, use 128 bit encryption, turn off password sharing. homne group connection is set to - use user account to connect to other computers.

Ive been at this for ages read a million threads and still cant get access.

Should i not be able to access my laptops c and d drives from my imac running windows 7? and vice versa.

any help will be appreciated


A:PC's see each other but cant access shared files.

Hardrive sharing requires additional steps than just sharing a folder.

Sharing the C drive can cause a huge security risk since anyone on the network could potentially damage the machine remotely. Proceed at your own risk
This post should show you how to share a drive across a network, please replace the drive with the particular drive you wish to share - HDD sharing

Hope This Helps,

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Hi! I have decided to shared folder but averytime I add a file to that folder the file is not automatically shared but I have to share it manually. Is there a way to tell that avery file I'll add to that folder has to be intended shared...

Is is not a big deal but it is annoying...

A:Add files to a shared folder

This is how I share files. Network File Sharing.pdf

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Myself and housemates are on a wireless network. I've read a few threads here and I can ping the other computers by their IP but not by their hostname.

I can see the other computers when I go to View workgroup computers but cannot see any folders in the network places directory nor click on the workgroup computers.

I'm on XP Home. My housemates are all on XP pro, they can see each others files but its only me that cant see or be seen.

I'm guessing it has something to do with being on XP Home as I was told Home has networking features left out.

Any help on fixing this or working around it would be very much appreciated! Thanks in advance.


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My roomate and I are tryin to share files between our two comps. He has a mac and i have a pc running windows xp. We are connected to the internet through the same wireless router.

A:Shared files btw. two computers...

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Good evening, I am hoping there is a security guru out there. I first started using Vista forums because I felt my system might be being compromised. I still feel that way only recently I have had new facts to sustain my feelings.
1) I have simple dial up, no broadband or wireless but my recent files and many of my documents are ?roaming? folders. My public folder has become shared and I can?t change it, another account of mine the desktop is being shared. I deleted another account because i could not delete the documents from inside the shared folder. It would give me a message saying?you cannot delete this folder because it is being shared with someone? The other users accounts I have, at least I can delete the documents but I cannot stop them from being shared.
2) I have adhoc dlls files and many migration dll files. When I go into the help and support on the vista start menu I cannot access some features because it gives me a message that "this cant be accessed because your computer is on a domain" But I am not on a domain, I don t share files with anyone, no one touches my computer, at least not from inside my house, I don?t share my files or any folders. I am not on a network, just a simple dial up account with only one computer on it, at least that is what is supposed to be.
All these queries have been happening for about a month now, I just gather more and more evidence as it occurs. Also in the past month my system configuration folder h... Read more

A:Files Being shared without my knowledge etc please help

Hallo Geekgal, If you could let us know what Security software you have installed and is it up to date?

If you could also check in your Control Panel then Security Center and let us know what Antivurs, Anti Malware/Spyware & Firewall are active, this would be of great help.

A good place to start would be to download Malwarebytes Free scanner @ this link Malwarebytes.org update it & run a full system scan to see what turns up.

Things are quite here tonight but i am sure someone will be here to help when you post back if i am not

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I accidentally deleted my share pics folder when i was cleaning out my photos. I realized it was really dumb, because i cant get it back. I emptied trash, forgetting it was there.
Can somone please help me get it back?

A:Shared files folder?

brandendumont, file recovery is a serious and tedious process and can be expensive read about it here and then decide what you want to do.
**stop using the PC that you are trying to recover files from immediately and turn it off until you read the links OK.

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Hi, I am excited to maybe get some help from this forum. Here is my deal. I have my primary PC connected via Ethernet to an Actiontec DSL modem (GT701). All is working great. I have turned on the wireless capability of the DSL modem, as well. I have a second PC, 5 feet away ,with a Linksys USB wireless network adapter (with Speedbooster) connected and working great. I have excellent strength and internet activity with both PCs. The Network is successfully established. What I don't get is now how to set up a successful sharing of files/folders and printers between the two PCs using Windows XP (one has Home edition SP2, and the other has Media Center edition SP2). I have dabbled around with the Network Wizard, and had each computer indicated as connecting to a residential gateway, had the computer names verified, and established a new and unique workgroup name used for both computers. The piece of the puzzle I haven't figured out yet, is the mechanism now to just start seeing files between the two computers. Do I need to map a network drive? I go to My Network Places, and I don't see anything. I can do a view of the workgroup(s), and it says that my new Network workgroup can't be seen due to lack of permission, etc. Any help here would be greatly appreciated as to the proper approach to this file/printer sharing thing. Thanks in advance.

A:How Do I Get Files and Printers Shared Between 2 PCs?

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Hi everyone,

This months' computer problem is with some files on my computer, in the shared pictures folder (which is named simply, Documents, on my computer, rather than Shared Documents). I have a number of folders of different pictures from my digicam from various nights out, etc. however one of the folders (that I know of for sure, there may be others - I haven't checked) where the jpegs contained within the folder have all the thumbnails intact, but when I go to double click them to make them bigger in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, it says "No Preview Available". I checked properties and the file size is correct and all other attributes appear normal; they're the same as any other, viewable, files anyway.

One other problem, now that I think about it, did occur with another folder of jpegs in that the thumbnails were unavailable as well as the previews when double clicked on the files, however the file sizes under properties were still alright.

I suspect it has something to do with 'ownership' of the files, however it all appears normal to me, I, and my partner, have full access to the files and ownership is set to administrators, so anyone on the PC should have full access to view, and edit the files.

It just happens on a few of the folders though, and it's rather annoying. In safe mode, all the pictures are fine (again, I suspect due to ownership issues) however I don't know how to fix it!


A:Problem with files on shared PC

Ok, this is still not sorted and it appears to be on just one folder in the All Users/Documents folder on my computer - all the thumbnails are there, but no preview is available for them and they won't open because it says access is denied. When I open them with other programs, it says the files are corrupted. But in Safe Mode, the pictures show up fine in any program.

Here is a pic of what I'm talking about in the culprit folder - you can see the tooltip displays the correct file size and thumbnails are there, but it says "no preview available" I hope someone can help - they're good pictures and I don't wanna lose them!


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when i try to Download some huge files from my friend's PC via ICQ - there is an error about my hard disk 's space shortage.
But my hard disk 's free space still have 12.0 G ....
can somebody help me ?......

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Hi I have connected two PCs via ethernet seitch, setup IPs, file sharing, firewall... But when I go to My network places on any of the PCs, all PCs are shown as shortcuts (not folders) so I can not access them... Please help

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Hi, I just have a simple quick question. I recently set up a network and then shared some folders and files on this network. Where can I find these shared files and folders?

A:Network Shared Files

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