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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Blame Norton firewall.

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

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

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

Thanks to all who helped with ideas

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

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English is not my first languaje, i will do my best.

A client has a computer running Windows 10 Pro that shares a folder to be accesible from MS-DOS based machines (i have no control from them). The MS-DOS program asks for user and password and gets connection to the folder.

The Windows 10 machine was not enought fast, and we decide to change it to a better machine (new machine with i3cpu, 16gb Ram, Windows 7 Pro 64bits).
I setup all configuration the same as was in the old computer:
- computer name
- Workgroup
- user and password
- static ip adress and DNS
- folder shared name (this is in a secondary hdd, moved from old computer to the new)...

Computers with Windows 7 and Windows XP in the same network have Access instantly, all works fine,
but the MS-DOS based machines says: "wrong password" (and is not).

Surfing in the web I found that:

I have setup Windows LAN Manager authentication level to Send LM and NTLM Responses, but the result is the same.

I don't know where is the mistake. Has anyone any idea how can i solve that problem?

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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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I'm encountering a problem on different computers.
Internet Explorer 11 and Edge are not able to open files from a shared folder located on the same computer.
For example, let's say I typed this "\\\folder_1\DOC_FILE.doc" on the address bar.
The browser then shows : "This page can't be displayed".
When I display more information, the error "INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND" appears.
I have already tried to uncheck "Enable TCP Fast open" and it is still not working.
It seems like this problem cannot be reproduced on all IE11/EDGE browsers, and can be encountered on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Any ideas ?
Best regards

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Hello there.

I've been using this office computer for more than 2 years ago.It has win98 second edition. And it's slow,so what I think was it has viruses,so I uninstalled the old antivirus[think it was mcafee] and added AVG free edition.

My problem is that everyday it always finds new viruses in my pc,and I always had to move them to the virus vault[heal wasn't available].
It's look always like this in the same folders,other are from other places on the pc.

C:\Program files\common files\microsoft shared\paris hilton porno pics archive xxx.exe
C:\Program files\common files\yahoo!\shared\anna benson sex video.exe

I also tried Panda online active scan.

Need help on what to do.
I'll post the active scan log and hjt as i saw in other posts regarding viruses.
Incident Status Location

Adware:Adware/Gator Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\HDPlugin1101.dll
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/ErrorSafe Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\UWFX6_0001_N68M2301NetInstaller.exe
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Gator Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\rachelle\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Overture Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\rachelle\Cookies\[email... Read more

A:Solved: viruses from microsoft shared folder and yahoo!folder

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

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

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

Thanks for any help that someone can provide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks Mel

A:Can see computer but not shared folder on network

What are you the System Admin or Network Engineer?

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

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

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

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

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


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


Why is the ComputerName failing??

A:Shared Folder - Computer Name Fails

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

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

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

A:Can’t get access to shared folder from one computer to

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

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

You may find some of this helpful...

Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings

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Hi, I'm trying to open My Pictures on my wife's laptop but I get this error message Your folder can't be shared. This also happens to other folders on the laptop. I've tried to change Security Settings but it usually leads me to an endless layer of pop ups which finally ends with me being unable to change the setting. This is my wife's private home laptop and you can just imagine how important it is to be able to view pictures and videos of our grandchildren. I just need to relax the high security settings and make this work. Any help at all would be so appreciated.

Thank you,

A:Windows 8.1 My Pictures Folder your folder can't be shared

Maybe take ownership of the folder---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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When I try to rename a folder on the D: partition that used to be a Windows XP recovery partition that has some Pokemon commissions in it, I get this message.
"This folder is shared with other people
If you rename this folder, it will no longer be shared."
But the folder is not shared nor has it ever been.
What is going on? Why does Windows 7 think that it is shared?

A:“This folder is shared with other people” when renaming not shared folder

Hello there, 
This happens because of the way the Access Control List is queried by Windows Explorer to determine if the folder is shared. Because this folder you tried to rename is a child folder of a parent folder and the two folders have a different security entries, Windows will treat as a shared folder. This causes Explorer to give you the warning that you received. 
​Just double check, this must be a shared folder. 
Hope this helps! 

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

Where can be a problem?

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

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

Thank you and have a nice day.

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

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

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I have an unusual situation regarding one of my folders. The folder is called LETTERS. It contains letters not related to SPAIN and a subfolder SPAIN of letters sent to various organizations in SPAIN. I can display the LETTERS folder two different ways:
1. Bring up Windows Explorer.
Click on Documents in the left pane.
Click on Personal Documents, left pane.
Click on LETTERS, right pane.

2. Bring up Windows Explorer.
Click on Libraries in the left pane.
]Click on Documents icon, right pane.
Click on Personal Documents, right pane.
Click on LETTERS, right pane

If I use option 1, I see the SPAIN subfolder and all the non-Spain letters.
]If I use option 2, I see all Spain letters and non-Spain letters all together and no SPAIN subfolder.
My question: Why would Windows Explorer show the contents of a folder two different ways depending on how it is accessed? If I look at this folder using CMD prompt commands (cd, dir, etc.), the folder appears normal. I have found no other folder on my system that displays differently depending on how it is accessed.

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

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

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I have shared a folder on my local network. I gave "full control" permissions to "everyone".
I can see and open files from remote computer, but I fail to delete them, as it gives "no permissions" error.

How can I fix that?


A:Can't delete a file on shared folder from remote computer

Something to try - Right click the file - properties - Security Tab - Advance -
Change Permission - put a check mark in the box for - Include inheritable permissions from this Object's Parent - Click - APPLY - OK - OK - OK

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I have a HD that I have been using for a while as a shared HD to two TV systems in other areas of the house. One is via PS3 and the other is via DVD. Within the HD there are hundreds of folders and files and they "all" share just fine. However, I recently added a couple more similiar files and an additional folder to this HD for sharing and they are not seen by either TV system. Weird. The property settings for this folder and files is the same as for all the others. It's almost as if I can't add new stuff........

Anyone with thoughts on selective "seeing"?

A:Solved: one folder of many can't be shared or seen by my PS-3.

Turns out all I had to do was "restart" my computer (to which the HD is attached) and that made everything "visible" on the shared drive at my PS3.

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I'm having windows 7 ultimate ,I found that my Files And printer Sharing option is ON ,while it should be OFF by default
is there someway to discover who was using it ??
who is using it at the moment ??
and which file is in use ?

A:Solved: who was using my shared folder

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I have a home network of (right now) two pcs. Both are connected to a Netgear wireless router, which goes to the cable modem. On the office pc, I have a Marvel Yukon Gigabit Ethernet port (built in), which allows the bedroom pc to view and access the office pc’s files very quickly. However, this doesn’t seem to work both ways. The bedroom pc is older, with a Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC. (Though I don’t know if “fast” would be my adjective of choice), so while the office pc can access the bedroom pc’s shared files, it’s excruciatingly slow.

So my question is this: is the speed of the network dictated by the NIC, or is it something internal (and, perhaps, therefore harder to make faster)? In other words, could I buy a better NIC for the bedroom pc and have its shared folders be accessed as quickly as the office pc’s files?

Thanks in advance for any help. You guys have been great with everything else thus far.

A:Solved: Shared folder speed

The speed of the network is dictated by every component on the network... You have not given me enough information for me to know what the slowest speed would be....

I.E. here is a scenario

Office PC - Gigabit > cable - Cat 5 > Router 10/100 with wireless 11b > Old PC - Wireless 11b

the slow factor in this equation is the wireless 11b that has a max speed of 11 vrs everything else at gigabit and 100 speeds

Now lets switch it around...

Lets say you have
Office PC - Gigabit > cable - Cat 5 > Router Gigabit > cable cat 5E > Old PC - Gigabit

the "slowness" would be (potentialy)with the cat 5 cable on the office PC side.

lets say you have

Office PC - Gigabit > cable - Cat 5E > Router 10/100 > cable -Cat 5E > Old PC - Gigabit

the "slowness" would be in the Router that is only going at a max of 100

Lastly remember that while this is true with hardware things running in the background of any component can also cause a bottleneck. I.E. a router with high utilization, too many people accessing the same information on a single share, a misconfigured network component putting out overhead and so fourth down the line.

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We use scan to folder in Windows to save PDF. They save to a scan share. The share is working, but lately the folder has not refreshed automatically to show when the scan saves. A user is having to rescan something 3 or 4 times for him to finally get it and then he gets all 3 or 4. The user just called me and said he scanned something but it isn?t there, but I can see it when I go to his scanned folder. If he waits around 20 minutes and refreshes the scans folder, it shows up. I've read some posts that say it's a problem with SMB refresh, but when trying to force SMB1, it caused a lot of network issues. Anyone else run into this or have suggestions I could try so that once the scan is sent, it will show up?

A:[SOLVED] Shared Folder Delay

When you scan, is the file Emailed to the user? If so, it is stored on a Temporary file on the PC. And if that file gets too big, then the scan takes forever or not at all to get there. Emptying out this temp folder usually solves the problem. Are you using Outlook for Email?

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I recently transfer the MY MUSIC folder from my Documents into the shared docs folder to copy some files over a network. Now When I try to put the My Music folder back into my docs I get an error.... This folder is a system folder and cannot be renamed or removed.

Problem is this move has corrupted my Itunes folder... Can someone tell me how to unlock the folder to get it back into place. I have already tried a system restore and it failed. I need to do this one manually

A:Solved: Shared Folder Problems

Try moving it using Safe Mode, which you can access by rebooting and depressing the F8 key after the hardware is listed.

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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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Hey all, I just got a new XPs 630 vista and I found this folder in my commons folder called "xing shared" and inside it says mp3 encode. anyone know if this folder is a virus? I scaned it wth norton 2009 internet and malwarebytes and both say its clean. just want to know if anybody has info on it

A:Solved: Xing Shared Folder

It's part of RealPlayer Jukebox, and perhaps other music player applications.

Found this from the Release notes for RealPlayer Jukebox, in the Installation section that lists the files it installs:


In C:\Program Files\Real\RealJukebox\skins
(or skins within the installation directory):

In C:\Program Files\Common Files\xing shared\mpeg encode
(or the xing shared\mpeg encode directory within the installation directory):

Click to expand...

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I have a home network (MSHOME) with 2 systems connected through a router, both running Windows XP.
Main computer cannot not find a shared folder on second computer, both are configured for a LAN (MSHome). When I couldn't find the folder on the second system I attempted to add it manually.

I went to My Network Places - Add Network Place - Choose another network location - Browse - Expand Entire Network - Expand Microsoft Windows Network - Expand MSHome - Expand Second Computer Network Name - Then nothing listed.

I checked the second computer under My Network Places - Local Network and found my shared folder checked off for sharing. Geez I thought this would be simple.

A:Solved: Can't find shared folder

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Hi. I'm having a problem accessing a shared folder on a Vista PC from a computer running XP SP3.

There are three computers in my network, each connected to a router. The Vista computer is wired, the other two wireless.

My computer is running Vista SP1, while my old computer and my father's computer are running XP SP3.

I have shared my Music folder on the Vista PC with proper security settings, Everyone is allowed to read from the folder.

I can access \\MyComputer\Music\ from my father's computer without issue. It shows up in My Network Places and is fully accessible. However, it does now show up on my old computer, and when I type in "\\MyComputer\Music" it comes up as cannot be found.

I can't seem to figure out what the problem is. I can share between my father's computer and my computer completely, and I can share between my father's computer and my old computer, but I can't seem to access my computer from my old computer.

Also, I can see MyComputer in the Workgroup on my old computer, however when clicked it says \\MyComputer is not accesible, you might not have permission... Yet I can access \\MyComputer fine through my father's computer.

Thank you anyone who is able to help.

A:Solved: Can't access Vista shared folder from XP

Nevermind, I have figured it out moments after posting this.

I had forgotten my old computer is static while my father's computer is DHCP, and had only added the DHCP range to my firewall's trusted list.

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I have a small home network where I share a few folders between PCs (windows XP). All are in the same workgroup name, IP subnet & same router. When I open 'My Network Places' to browse shares, the shares on the other PCs are listed as 'The Internet' resources rather than 'Local Network'.

This causes Windows to sometimes prompt me for permission to open a file from one of the other shared folders.

Does anyone know a way around this?

A:Solved: shared folder on LAN shows as 'The Internet'

This is a cosmetic defect, but I've heard of it before. Here's one person's resolution of the issue.


I have no idea about being unable to share files, however I did have an issue with my shared folders showing up under the Internet heading instead of Local Network in My Network Places. After reading for several hours, I found it has something to do with IE7, which I had recently installed. This is the fix I found:

1. Go to Start/Control Panel/Internet Options/Security/Local Intranet/Sites/Advanced

2. Add the computer name of the system whose shared folders you are trying to "move" in this format:
Click Add

3. Repeat step 3 for next computer name if there are others on your local network.
After you’ve entered them all, click Close, Ok, Ok

I did not check or uncheck anything, only added the computer names. To clarify, when I clicked on “Sites” everything was already checkmarked for “automatically detect intranet network” and then once I clicked on Advanced the checkbox there was NOT checked. I did not touch any of these settings.

When I finished I opened My Network Places and it had worked. You'll need to do the same thing to each computer you are having the issue with. I hope this works for you! Click to expand...

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I have a PC running XP Pro SP3. When I go to share a folder, I get an error message saying

"An error occured while trying to share folder name. The Server service is not started. The shared resource was not created at this time."

This is a hard drive transplant from a tower whose motherboard died. This folder was successfully shared before.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Error Creating a Shared Folder

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services. Can you start the Server service? If not, it will probably say some dependency is not started; right click on the service and select Properties - Dependencies tab. Then check the dependencies chain until you finally find the lowest level one that is gumming up the works.

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Recently my Shared Documents folder has vanished. All references to it now point at a generic folder named Documents in the C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Documents however whenever I try to access it, it tells me it cannot access it and that access is denied. I'm using a desktop with Windows XP SP2. Any ideas how I can get my documents back?

A:Solved: Shared documents folder problem

The links below may help

Shared Documents Folders Are Missing From My Computer

"Shared Documents" folder renamed to "Documents"?

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I am running winows 7 ultimate 32bit as a server, i have the c:\ drive shared to all 13 users on the network. All 13 computers are running windows xp pro. The problem that I am having is this:

When i open up the shared c: drive on a windows xp computer, and open a folder to view files, it only shows 122 out of the 227 files.

when i open up the c: drive on the windwos 7 machine, i can see all 227 files.

when i open up excel or word, and open a file that is stored on the windows 7 machine, it will open fine, but when i try and browse for the file that is stored on the windows 7 machine, it does not show it.

now here is the interesting thing:
when i open up the shared c: drive on another computer running windows 7, (not the server) i can see all 227 files and have no problems.

i have multiple folders, ex: mypics2008, mypics2009, mypics2010, mypics2001, mydocs2000, mydocs2010, all shared off of the c: drive on the windows 7 server. this problem started a few weeks ago, i was able to see all the files in every shared folder off of the windows 7 server through all of the windows xp pr machines a month ago, and all of a sudden in the past few weeks, i am no longer able to see all of the files shared off of the server.

any help would be appreciated!

i have rebuilt the index on the windows 7 server
i have removed and redone ALL security, and sharing settings
i have checked, rechecked and checked again all the file sharing settings
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A:Solved: Cannot view all files in shared folder

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A:Windows Xp Shared Folder

Just need File and Printer Sharing and it is installed and turned on by default in Windows XP I believe.

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I've got an XP machine networked to a Windows 7 machine. I've set the standard shared folder in XP as being shared over the network. I've also set the XP My Docs folder to be shared.

When I'm on the Windows 7 box, I can see the XP computer, yet the only folder I can access is called "Public". It contains "Public Pics", "Public Vids" etc.. and a few "Recorded TV" type files. I have no idea where this "Public" folder is on my XP machine. I can't find it.

I don't know why the folders I've specified as shared are not showing up. And what's the deal with this "Public" folder?



A:Solved: Can't find shared folder on home network

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Hi I have xp home and my computer and laptop are connected wirelessly.
Had it set up to share the printer and an extra hard drive that I have (but not C Drive).

This all works fine However I have looked at my Shared Documents on each computer and even though I can open them and no error message comes up, I cannot see files I put in them from either computer.

I have Zone Alarm on one and Norton on the other Disabled them but no change
What am I missing here?

A:Solved: Shared folder on Xp home wont share

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Note: It seems adding Everyone and giving it read/execute permissions solved this problem



I have two Vista PCs on a router based home network. If I access private files and folders from PC #1 to PC#2 I can successfully access them. However, when I go the other way, I get an error Acess Denied. Windows diagnoses this by saying " 'folder name' is available but the user account that you are logged on with was denied access". I do have public folder sharing on, and this works good, but the private folders are not accessable. I even tried giving my private folder sharing permissions for the 'everyone' account full control, but I still cant get access it from another account.

Is there an account I need to add to the sharing to get this to work?
NOTE: on the computer I cannot get to share files, the system was originally XP, then I bought a Vista upgrade CD. I changed the name of the only user account on it from 'administrator' to 'Paul' Perhaps file permissions got screwed up.

NOTE 2: When I try to give 'everyone' read/execute access, Vista runs through all the files, changing permissions. However, many folders display an error message " access denied" when it tries to change permissions on them.

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I am trying to recover data from a Hard drive that was installed on an XP. I am trying to recover data from the "Shared Documents" folder, However, I cannot locate the "shared Docs" folder, everything else is there My Pics, My Documents Etc.. I know they are on here, incidentally the shared Docs folder was also a network drive, any help would be greatly appreciated, THANKS!!

A:Solved: Looking for SHARED DOCS folder on XHDD, cannot find.. please help

I found them "shared Docs" Are Under the ALL USERS Folder!! THX!!!

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I have two XP desktops. I use one for the internet & email and the other for work. I have a SharedDocs folder on each desktop.

On my work desktop it works. On the email/internet desktop, I can take files out but I can't put files into the folder. I get the message:

Error Copying File or Folder
Cannot copy [file name]. Access is denied.
Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
Can you tell me how to correct this issue?

Thanks to all who try to help or solve this problem!


A:Solved: Access denied with shared docs folder

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I've been using file and printer sharing for quite a while on various home networks, but this problem has me completely stumped.

I have one folder on each of 2 Windows XP Pro machines shared. I can access some of the files in this shared folder but not others. The problem is not specific to size (some are larger, others are small) or type (some are EXE's, others are .TXT's). I simply get the "Access denied" error when trying to open, run, or copy some of the files.

I've tried deleting the folder and re-creating it, and that doesn't work. I've disabled Windows firewall on both systems. That didn't work either.

A:Solved: Unable to Access Certain Files in Shared Folder

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By as easy a method as possible, I'm trying to enable my wife to copy many multiples of Internet shortcuts into a separate directory/folder, that I can access from another computer via our in-home network.

I've got the two computers configured so that I can access shared folders, and I've got a shared folder setup, with a shortcut to that shared folder on my wife's computer's Desktop.

Shouldn't the last step be as simple as just having my wife copy an Internet URL or other HTML link, and then simply paste that link to the folder by single-clicking and then right-clicking and pasting? That doesn't seem to be working for some reason since the Paste command does not appear on the drop down menu.

Any suggestions on this, or in the alternative, I'm open to other suggestions, that for all I know may be even more straightforward. The only keys are that it has to be something pretty elementary for my wife to mastermind (no offense to any female board readers intended - although I know it sounds offensive darn it . . .).

A:Solved: Copying Internet Shortcuts Into a Shared Folder

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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 am getting a typical error saying I do not have permission to access a shared folder and I should contact my network administrator.

Both computers are on Win 7 64bit.

Both are on the same workgroup. Both are classified as "Home" profile.
Both have: Turn on network discovery, file / printer sharing, turn on sharing, 128 bit encryption, turn off password (neither computer has a user admin password), and allow windows to manage homegroup connections.

I can see the computers in network, I can see the shared folders as I share them. But I cannot access them.
I even joined the same homegroup with the password, even tho before when I was sharing (pre formating) I don't remember to ever having to join that or remember that password for my other computers

A:Windows cannot access shared folder

Help please?

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Hi there,

How can I discover who has shared a folder in Windows 7?

Does anybody have a script to doing it in an automatic way?


A:How do I discover who shared a folder in Windows 7

Only the file owner can share it.

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is there any way of letting people in a workgroup have read/write access to a shared folder but not let them be able to delete the folder (or subfolders)?

A:windows shared folder security

if you give them write access it automatically gives them permission to modify the files or delete them.

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I have a simple filesharing home network setup between my PC running windows XP home and my Mac powerbook on MAC OSX. Its worked fine up untill recently and now I cant access the mac from my PC but the Mac can access the PC. When I try to get into the Mac I get the error message "\Server\\Share is not accessable. you might not have permssion to use this resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permssions. Network path not found". We didnt change any settings and the mac still has windows sharing enabled. I tried mapping the network drive and connecting under a different name and it still says "network path not found" can anyone help please.

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I?m having problems accessing shared folders on my Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise desktop PC from my Vista Home Premium 32-bit laptop. Each time I try to access a ?shared? folder on my Win 7 PC from the laptop I get ?Access Denied?.

Here is my setup:
1. On my Win 7 desktop I have the following users? accounts and passwords setup (see below). I also have these two accounts setup in the same way on the laptop. Both accounts are members of the Administrators group and have full rights/access to everything on each PC. Each computer is on the same workgroup ?JEEPTOWN? as well.

User (desktop) #1 ? jeep
Password ? windows7

User#2 (laptop) ? sarah
Password ? windowsvista

Now, the only users on my network that I want to allow access to my shared folders is ?sarah?. I DO NOT want ?Everyone? to be listed as having read, write, modify, etc? Only ?sarah? should be able to get in and read, edit, or write to my shared folders ? this is just how I want it to be setup.

2. I have the Password protected option in ?Network Sharing Security? turned off, public folder sharing turned on, firewall turned off, and any other setting in the ?Network Sharing Security? section of my Win 7 PC set to ?open? so that just about anyone on my network should have no problem accessing any folders that I have shared (so long as they have appropriate permissions). There was one other setting in the ?Network Sharing Security? area that I had turned off that had something to do with HomeGroups and allowin... Read more

A:Shared Folder Issues on Windows 7

I have battled with the same issue in the past... "Everyone" in this case refers only to the local accounts on that machine... so if you have only user#1 and user#2 setup on each... no one else in the workgroup should be able to access the folders and files.

Please test this and let me know!

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Dear God, how can I explain how frustrating this has been...Ok, so just a very brief back story, my job has a shared Toshiba file, where all scanned documents, and received faxes can be viewed as PDFs. Everything was fine until my computer (Windows XP) crashed, and I rebooted it with Windows 7. Everything else has been fine, but resetting up this file has been a nightmare. After about 15 calls, someone was finally able to create a folder that worked yesterday, however today it is back to the drawing board. Additionally, the folder that was set up was NOT the same one that my co-workers use, which is fine as long as I can access the data, but for whatever reason it is not working...I don't know if it has to do with the network path, the file name, or what.

Now, I am definitely hooked up to the network, and I definitely have network discovery on. Password protect is not on so that anyone can view the shared documents. If it makes any difference, the printer/copier/fax machine/scanner is a Toshiba E-Studio202L machine. When I click homegroup/sharing options, everything is checked off...I really do not know what the problem is, as the documents are just not getting forwarded to my folder (or any folder). If anyone could provide any assistance I would be extremely grateful.

Thank you!

A:Setting Up Shared Folder On Windows 7

Where is this folder located on a different location?

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I'm having a problem with Windows Explorer. Every time I connect a removable drive, the Folders panel displays a duplicate set of "Shared Documents, <username>'s Documents, and 2 other entries." It even happens when I plug in my phone to charge through the USB port. Basically, it happens when something is connected in the USB port, card reader, removable drive, ect. Please look at my screen shot and you will understand.
I think it has something to do with a Motorola driver I recently uninstalled, but I don't remember which one.
I am using WinXP Pro.

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A:Windows Explorer displays duplicate entries for "Shared Documents," "<username>'s Doc

Please, no one knows?

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Does anyone know if limited accounts have read/write access to the LOCAL "shared documents" folder by default? Or do limited accounts have only read access to the "shared documents" folder?

This is for Windows XP Home Edition (SP3).



A:Solved: Question about shared documents folder and limited accounts

Depends on how the different user accounts were setup. If you look at the "Properties" of each of the user folders, you may see that they may be checked as private, if NOT any or all users other than "Guest" well have read access.

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