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

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

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

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

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

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I recently made a folder to share with an XP machine. When I look at the network through my seven machine I see the folder I shared and the USERS folder shared as well. Why is that?


I have the network setup at a home network. 7100 32 bit.

A:Why is the User folder shared when you share a folder?

I believe vista did this as well. So Windows 7 doesnt' work any differently from Vista in this regards.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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

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

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

Password protected sharing is enabled on both.

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

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

Any ideas where to look?

Thanks

A:Cannot connect to shared folder or printer

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

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I have a Netgear ReadyNAS duo with a CIFS shared folder containing a library of software for my users to access read-only. The folder has guest access activated as I'm not bothered who looks at it.

When I want to upload more content to the folder it does not ask me my username and password because of the guest access. And naturally as I don't have write access can't upload anything else into the folder.

What should I type as the UNC path into explorer so I have access to the shared folder with an account with write access?

Currently I'm typing:

\\netgear\library
 

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Hi all,
I met a strange issue these days.
I used domain logon script with "net use" command to map a few network drives on user's Win7 desktop. It works well for years but recently, some user told me sometimes all of the shortcut from the sharefolder lost after computer boot/reboot,
sometimes not.
I'm totally have no idea about this issue.
Does anybody has some idea about this?
Thanks a lot.
GYH

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Hi, I would like to know how to prevent video play on my shared folder, i am shared folder so that other can copy video file that i want they have, but usually they play video directly from shared folder, its make my computer very slow.

any help would be thanks

Adi

A:How do I prevent user play video on my shared folder

Unshare your folder.

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I have 10 pcs on a LAN workgroup. They are mixed win7 and xp. I have set the file sharing, net discovery etc on win 7 on and password protection, firewall off. They all have user accounts like pc1, pc2,...pc10 and I have also created the account of the pc I want to access the restricted folder to the pc that shares it. I have set the ownerships on win7 machines too. I can access the folders on XP machines from the win7 successfully. When I try to set a user-restricted shared folder to a win7 pc and access it from XP I fail. It says that I do not have sufficient rights to access the folder, contact the network admin. I can only access to the folder by setting it available to "everyone" or "guest" read/write but that s not what I want... :-( any ideas guys? I have tried so many times the last 5 days withou luck... Any help would be highly appreciated! Thank you all!

A:Win XP pc cannot access win7 user restricted shared folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by atzounis


I have 10 pcs on a LAN workgroup. They are mixed win7 and xp. I have set the file sharing, net discovery etc on win 7 on and password protection, firewall off. They all have user accounts like pc1, pc2,...pc10 and I have also created the account of the pc I want to access the restricted folder to the pc that shares it. I have set the ownerships on win7 machines too. I can access the folders on XP machines from the win7 successfully. When I try to set a user-restricted shared folder to a win7 pc and access it from XP I fail. It says that I do not have sufficient rights to access the folder, contact the network admin. I can only access to the folder by setting it available to "everyone" or "guest" read/write but that s not what I want... :-( any ideas guys? I have tried so many times the last 5 days withou luck... Any help would be highly appreciated! Thank you all!


You need to make the special User a member of a restricted access group, the link below explains the details of how to set this up.

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

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

A:Connect xp pc to vista homegroup shared folder

There may be something here to help -

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...etworking.mspx

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

A:connect to shared folder with media center

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

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

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

A:shared folder on network

I assume you are using Windows..

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

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

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Hello,
I am an admin user and I have an assignment where I need to backup a user's data to a folder in our company's shared network, all from my laptop (only because we don't want to disturb the client as much as possible). The user works in the same office area and is connected to our domain. How can I backup their user profile/data from my laptop without kicking them off their laptop? (we all use win7 professional x64)

A:From my PC, need to backup a user's data from their PC to a shared network

Macrium Reflect [or its Pro version] might work for you -- it make backups on the fly [although I recommend minimum activity during its run].  I've not made backups under your circumstances, however, Macrium Reflect free or fee may be worth a try.

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

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

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

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

Thank you for any help you can provide.
 

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I have 18 machines that are using a domain network. I have one machine that had access to a share until about two weeks ago. It has been in service for over a year with no issues. Now the user does not have access to that share any longer. If I navigate there by \\192.168.0.155\share it works and the user has acces. The same user does have access to the share if he logs onto other machines. If I log on to the problematic machine I have access to the share. The machine in question is running Win 7 Pro SP1. and Server 2008 R2. Any solutions or fixes would be appreciated.

A:Network shared Folder question

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

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

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

Here are some attached screenshots of the problem:

A:Shared Folder over network problem...

Hello sls123093,

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

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

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

Please post an update.

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

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

Any ideas what could be the reason ?.
 

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How do I connect to a shared network drive I have setup on my Windows 2012 R2 standard server at home, from my Windows 10 pro laptop is at work?
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A:How to connect to Shared Network drive when not on the network?

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

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Hi,

We are using windows 7 and all our clients are under the domain. one of our dept member requested me to create a share folder in his pc in which user can create edit modify any of file but not to delete any of file.
So is it possible or not???
Please help me out this issue.
Thanks


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

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

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

A:my network/shared folders only connect one way

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

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We have a shared network between Windows computers already setup, but some computers are unable to access the shared network. Any help is appreciated.

The network is already set up but one computer is prompting for user name and password but there is none needed for the network. The one computer that can access the network does not need username and password
Maybe permission needs to be set up.

The other computer says "error" because "multiple users can't access. Please sign off other users" but this computer had been able to connect last week.

Three computers. One can access it always. One used to be able to access it (simultaneous with the other one). Third and Fourth can never access it.

Second, and Third are Windows Professional and Fourth is XP.
 

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

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

Thanks, Pablo.

A:W7 Cannot Connect to Shared Network Folders

Is your router Windows 7 compatible?

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Hi,
Very long story short, I am the new IT Engineer at a small business and I had the task to delete a shared network drive folder. Sounds easy right. Well, some of the sub folders don't have permissions on and I get the "The requested security
information is either unavailable or can't be displayed" message in the security tab of the folders. I have tried the following:

Taken ownership and applied Admin, my own user ID and Authenticated users permissions on the parent folder and applied the "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object"3rd party take ownership programs on the subfoldersRename/delete the sub folders via cmd
Anything I try can't seem to grant me permission of ownership of the sub folders. Unfortunately I don't know what was done to these sub folders as the old engineer must have done this. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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I run XP Home. When I click on My Network Places, it opens up to a Shared Doc Folder. In that folder are three sub folders called, Shared Music, Shared Pictures, and Shared Video. Each of these folders contain two .vbs script files all with weird names like "logo_anim_loop" and "nick on amp". I have no idea what these files are. They can not be deleted. Can anyone tell me what these might be and why they are there or how to delete them?
(I posted this in the XP section but got no response, so I'm trying here.)
 

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Hi experts,
Bit of a head scratcher....
We have a windows 7 laptop, lets call him Lappy1, which is attempting to access the standard user's share location on a server, lets call him Server1.
Server 1 has three shared locations, Share1, Share2 and Share3.  The user's files are stored within Share3, inside a few nested folders.
All devices are on the same network.
Lappy1 can connect to the root of Share1 and Share2, but is getting an access denied message when accessing Share3.
WAIT!! before you start hastily typing away asking me to check the permissions to the share or the NTFS permissions on Share3, i need to explain the reason this is a head scratcher!

It doesn't matter what user account is used on Lappy1, the same result as per above is experienced.  If I use any of those accounts used on Lappy1 on my own desktop device (or most other devices for that matter), they are able to access Share3 with
no issues.This doesn't just affect this one device, there are maybe 3 or 4 devices out of many thousand devices with this same (or apparently the same) issue.  I have only had contact with this one, so I cannot comment with any certainty on those others that
have been mentioned by the techs.I have tried adding the user account used and the machine account to the share permissions for Share3 with no success.The device has been removed from the domain and re-added.The only workaround that has been used previously is to re-image the device, thereby removing... Read more

A:Unable to access a network shared folder

Seems to have stumped the rest of you too.
Though I am happy to report we now have a fix for it!
It was the Offline File Cache that was the culprit.  Something went wrong at some point with the CSC folder on the device in question.

Using the "Let me fix it myself" steps in the following support article to re-format the offline files database solved it in this instance.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/942974

Hope this helps anyone else with the same issue.

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Hi,

I'm trying to map a network drive across our companies computers. On one of the PC's (just one) I can navigate to the folder by going through network, selecting the host computer and finding the drive but when I try and map the drive to My PC I am told the
pc does not have the requisite permissions.

On the host pc full control is given to everyone. I can't fathom why one pc out of all of them is not given access. Any ideas?

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

thanks.....

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

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

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Windows 7 adding network drive shortcuts to taskar. I'm searching a similar way with XP Quick launch bar to add some network folders (which aren't mapped as drives) to taskbar.

When dragging to taskbar, there opens a window (Pinned/Recent/) which I understand means shortcut has now pinned. Now there are listed already several network shortcuts, but still these are not visible on taskbar. Where do these go and how to make these visible? It looks like it's a separate toolbar, where I can open already previously dragged shortcuts, but how to open it without dragging a new network shortcut to taskbar?http://www.sevenforums.com/ima...ilies/wink.gif

When dragging an application to tasbar, there isn't such a window and application shortcut is added without any question asked.
It seems like Windows 7 doesn't support dragging and creating network shares shortcuts directly onto taskabar or did I missed something essential?

Or does one has to install/restore previous XP quick launch bar for more flexibility?

Thanks!

A:Pinning network shared folder shortcuts from LAN

Well - I now found these "lost" pinned shortcuts occasionally under right clicking taskbar explorer icon.
It's something new and may require changing habits.

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Im having some problems sharing certain files to the network here on our office. The thing is when i try to share a folder it cant be spotted or viewed by anyone. I guess i dont share the folder properly. Its not only rightclicking on the folder and ticking in the share folder bars i presume? What else needs to be done?
 

A:Problems setting up folder on shared network

There's several variables the can come into play but let's just start here
1) Make sure all the computers are in the same workgroup
2) Make sure all the computers can "see" each other in "Windows Networking" (i.e. they are all "visible")

See this post
> Do step 1 to confirm each computer's workgroup
> Then jump to Testing Network Visibility
 

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I run XP Home. When I click on My Network Places, it opens up to a Shared Doc Folder. In that folder are three sub folders called, Shared Music, Shared Pictures, and Shared Video. Each of these folders contain two .vbs script files all with weird names like "logo_anim_loop" and "nick on amp". I have no idea what these files are. They can not be deleted. Can anyone tell me what these might be and why they are there?
 

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Hello,

I have a user whose Network Folder keeps freezing. She accesses excel items a lot from the network folder. When it freezes, Explorer is still responsive. PC is running Windows 7 64bit 

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I have a Windows 7 Pro Desktop PC and a Windows 7 Home Edition Laptop. I would like to map a drive on the Laptop to a shared folder on the Desktop. In the Network portion of the Laptop it sees the Desktop PC name and under the PC name it shows the Users folder and under that it shows my Username. What it doesn't show are the two folders I have set to share with everyone. These two folders are in the root folder of the C: (main) drive of the Desktop. What do I need to do to see these two folders in the mapping window? Thanks for any assistance.

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

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

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I have a PC and Laptop. PC is running 7 Ultimate and Laptop is running 7 Pro.
On the PC I have multiple hard drives, internal and external.
I can see all the drives and the shared folders listed individually as well. Over the network (from Laptop) when I go to Drive X I can paste stuff in it, but when I go to X:/Pictures/ I cannot paste anything in here.
Yet, when I go to Drive Z, in here I can paste both in Z:/ and in Z:/Videos.

Interestingly, when checking Network from my Laptop, I see all of them listed, X:, Z:, Pictures, Videos..
I tried everything, and even set all shares same, and added $everyone to shares on PS.

Obviously, I am missing something, and there is something different between the two.
Is there anyway to share EVERYTHING on PC with my Laptop, regardless of where any file/folder is, I would have read/write full access to it.

A:I can access network shared folder, but not subfolder, help please.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hydeIT


I have a PC and Laptop. PC is running 7 Ultimate and Laptop is running 7 Pro.
On the PC I have multiple hard drives, internal and external.
I can see all the drives and the shared folders listed individually as well. Over the network (from Laptop) when I go to Drive X I can paste stuff in it, but when I go to X:/Pictures/ I cannot paste anything in here.
Yet, when I go to Drive Z, in here I can paste both in Z:/ and in Z:/Videos.

Interestingly, when checking Network from my Laptop, I see all of them listed, X:, Z:, Pictures, Videos..
I tried everything, and even set all shares same, and added $everyone to shares on PS.

Obviously, I am missing something, and there is something different between the two.
Is there anyway to share EVERYTHING on PC with my Laptop, regardless of where any file/folder is, I would have read/write full access to it.


If you are having problems accessing only certain files or folders you can try taking ownership of them, the link shows you how to set it up.
Take Ownership Shortcut

If you require total access to the drive, for security reason's, it's usually best to work from the C:>User folder rather than the C: drive. The following link shows you how to add the required permissions to the Security tab in order to gain full control.
HDD sharing

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Hello and thanks for reading!

We have a multimedia production department, and I'm thinking on a system to mark the "ready for backup" folders. We create one folder for every project (and we can find all related documents, images, etc inside).

We can't change the folder name to mark it because there are some documents inside with absolute paths, this means that if you move or change the name of the folder, you have to relink too many things, and this is not an option.

OK I thought that it would be a good idea to mark the folder as "ready for backup" with a different icon, but it doesn't work on the network folders (only in local). I tried creating and customizing a desktop.ini file inside the folder but it doesn't work in our environment (SBS2008 server + NAS disks and W7/WXP clients).

I wonder if somebody have an idea to do it.

Thanks a lot,

Jud

A:How do I change shared network folder icons

Hi judaster and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give more details on your specs please?

Also if your in a business they must have a I.T Dept?

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

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

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Hi to All;

This is my first post here although I have visited many times to look for answers to various problems.

I was about to prepare a simple sharing exercise for a class I teach and had to think twice about the exercise as I encountered a curious thing.
Basically, I have a Win 7 installed in a VM with network enabled and connected. I have three accounts on this installation, testAdmin (Administrators), testAC (member of Guests) and an account testEmp which is a member of a group I created called Employees. Logged in as testAdmin I created a folder in C: called MyShare and copied a sample picture in it. Then I shared the folder through Advanced sharing and added the relevant groups under Share permissions giving the Administrators full control, Guests: deny read and Employees: Read only allowed.

Then I logged off as testAdmin and logged on using both other accounts to check the settings. I browsed to the Network folder under Windows Explorer and everything worked as expected. When I logged on as testAdmin again and tried to access the same folder under Network, therefore //Wini7VM/MyShare, I could open the sample picture but could not edit it. I also could not delete the picture.

What is curious is that if I obviously opened the folder as a local folder in C: using testAdmin I could edit, add or change things without problems.

I also experimented with folder security to give the same rights to the various users as I did under Advanced sharing but the sam... Read more

A:Admin cannot edit in a network shared folder

Ok, after some Googling and some experimentation in VirtualBox I guess I have solved it. May still need some more cracking but looks promising for now

It is about UAC (Group Policy setting - User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode - set to disable).

You can read about it here - http://clintboessen.blogspot.ca/2013/05/you-dont-currently-have-permission-to.html

1- Change Local Security Policy and restart
2- Make sure your shared folder is not in a user profile, further complicates with NTFS permissions. I shared in root of C.
3- Remove Everyone, add your groups and assign the share permissions

I didn't try the Guest account. You can't browse to the shares without credentials anyway. At least with Everyone removed (includes Guest).

I will try with Home Premium now, as it doesn't have gpedit.msc by default(?).

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Also I find it easier to browse from my Host PC, rather then logging on and off with Guest OS. If you close Windows Explorer and run in cmd: net use * /d
then you will reset the connections and will be asked credentials again without re-logging. Sometimes you have to wait some seconds to make it work though.

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On our network, I cannot access a shared folder on my friends machine but he can access a shared folder mine. I do not even get as far as a challenge for credentials. We are both using windows 7 and are in the same workgroup. We are also on the same subnet. In addition. I can ping his machine. I can also Remote Desktop Connect. When I try to connect to \\hismachinename all windows tells me is Error code: 0x80004005. I can nbtstat ok into his machine. Problem also happens when my firewall is turned off. I have ensured I have windows 7 updates. I run security essentials and a registry cleaner to ensure my laptop is clean. Problem happens if I use a wireless network or ethernet.

In addition, I can't connet to other machines on the network. It is as if the router is saying, don't let him because nothing on my machine seems any different to my friends.

The problem happens as soon as I type in the machine name in windows explorer. I do not get to the stage where I am prompted for username and password.

Any ideas?

A:Cannot connect to a shared network drive 0x80004005

Welcome to Seven Forums breako,

Instead of typing \\hismachinename, type his computer's IP Address followed by the shared folder or Driver for example \\192.168.1.5\SharedFolder.

To obtain the IP Address of his computer, you may run the ipconfig /all command from his computer by following my Tutorial. If it's a little hassle for you doing this in his computer, you may download, install and run AdvancedIPScanner from your computer, to get his IP Address as well as the Host Name.

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

A:network error, windows cannot access shared folder

Worth A Look, IMO.
 
Louis

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Hello, I'm having an issue sharing folders between two computers both running windows 7. The computers see each other on the network and the Public folder is accessible but when I try to share a folder from another user account the folder shows up on the network but is not accessible. It gives me a 'no permission to access this file, contact a network administrator' error message. I have set the permissions of the file to allow full read and write for everyone. In advanced sharing settings in the Network and Sharing center I have file sharing on, password protected sharing off, I've tried both encryption settings without any effect and I've also tried turning password protected sharing on which doesn't fix the problem. Homesharing does not work between these computers either, They see each other but will not open any folders. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to try next, I've tested disabling all of my antivirus and firewalls, I made sure that they were on the same workgroup. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.

A:No permissions error when trying to access shared network folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TychoPsycho


Hello, I'm having an issue sharing folders between two computers both running windows 7. The computers see each other on the network and the Public folder is accessible but when I try to share a folder from another user account the folder shows up on the network but is not accessible. It gives me a 'no permission to access this file, contact a network administrator' error message. I have set the permissions of the file to allow full read and write for everyone. In advanced sharing settings in the Network and Sharing center I have file sharing on, password protected sharing off, I've tried both encryption settings without any effect and I've also tried turning password protected sharing on which doesn't fix the problem. Homesharing does not work between these computers either, They see each other but will not open any folders. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to try next, I've tested disabling all of my antivirus and firewalls, I made sure that they were on the same workgroup. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.


You might try going into the Security Tab of the folder you want to share. With the security tab open hit the "Add" button, then next window hit the "Edit" button then add "Everyone" to the access list, hit ok then apply then apply again on the security window. Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Alternatively, you c... Read more

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