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Solved: shared folders on external drive do not stay shared

Q: Solved: shared folders on external drive do not stay shared

hopefully this is an easy one. I recently purchased an external Seagate drive and added it to one of the PCs on our network and shared some folders on it. However, whenever the external drive is powered down it seems that the shared status of the folders is lost and has to be shared again. This is most tedious...
Any suggestions?
Kind regards,

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A: Solved: shared folders on external drive do not stay shared

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Hi, I use a laptop computer and have an external hard drive, Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200, with a 300GB capacity. I have only just realised that whenever I go to My Computer and use Disc Cleanup, it compresses the data on the E-drive as well. I have looked and it is definitely on the default local C-drive. Why is it affecting my external drive, please? The first time I came across this was when I was having email problems. I have a folder on my E-drive with all OE emails and when I changed the extension onmy C-drive, it also changed it on my external drive?? Morny

A:Solved: External HD is shared with C-Drive

Do you mean compress or defrag?

Also can you explain the details to "when I changed the extension onmy C-drive, it also changed it on my external drive"

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I set an usb flash stick to be shared in lan, but if i disconnect it (through safe remove) and restart the machine, when i put it back in pc it is no longer shared.

I need this stick to be shared, every time i connect it to pc.

Is there a way to tell windows (XPP), that i need this drive letter (say F:) to be always shared (if it exists).

Thanks a lot

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

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

What am I doing wrong?

A:unable to access shared folders on external hdd

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

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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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First: THANK YOU to anyone who can help with this.

System: Dell Latitude e6500, Core 2 Duo 8400, 4 Gb Ram, E-dock, 2 Dell 19" LCD, Fedex Dropped it off Friday.

Software: XP SP3, Office 2003, Adobe Acrobat, HP OfficeJet l7780 Drivers [[Had Eset Smart Security installed, but uninstalled it while trying to figure out this problem ]]

Have a Dell Precision M65 also connected to Linksys WRG54 Router.

So, here's the situation.

I want to share desktop and my documents of the e6500 so that they're available to other users connected through the Linksys Network.

To do this I navigate to
C-docs and settings-e6500-desktop
C-docs and settings-e6500-My Documents
and right click and set up sharing.

Once I've done this I get on the M65 and Map Network Drive and browse to e6500 and map X for my documents and Y for desktop and everything is good. The sky is blue, the birds are singing, etc. etc. etc.

Then I restart the e6500 and it ""forgets"" that the folders were shared.

So far I've tried spitting, cursing, shouting, crying, begging, and the following:

I've uninstalled Eset to see if it was blocking for security, but nothing changed.

I turned off windows firewall, but it automatically turns back on when i reboot.

I rebooted into safe mode and set the sharing properties, which held the first time booting back into windows, but not after the 2nd restart.

I opened msconfig and did a diagnostic boot, but couldn... Read more

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Okay I followed the directions on networking a hd http://forums.techguy.org/networking/545552-how-do-i-network-my.html
and it worked fine but there are several folders on the c drive that still deny me access.
Documents & settings
Program files
Do I need to enable sharing sepratly for each of those or did I do something wrong?

A:Still some drive folders not shared

You are obviously using Simple Sharing, which restricts those folders by default.

It would help if you told us what specific version of Windows you run on each machine, XP-Home, XP-Pro, Vista-Home, Vista-Business, Vista-Ultimate, etc.

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My entire D drive is shared and accessible to other computers hardwired to the Verizon router. But only the first few folders show up over a wireless laptop connection. One laptop runs WinXP, the other Win8.1. Both behave the same way. Of course the D drive is on a Win7 machine. I tried to fool the gremlin by placing lower folder inside ones that were visible, but they did not appear on either laptop. Any ideas?

A:Entire drive shared, but only the first few folders available.

Quote: Originally Posted by benellard

My entire D drive is shared and accessible to other computers hardwired to the Verizon router. But only the first few folders show up over a wireless laptop connection. One laptop runs WinXP, the other Win8.1. Both behave the same way. Of course the D drive is on a Win7 machine. I tried to fool the gremlin by placing lower folder inside ones that were visible, but they did not appear on either laptop. Any ideas?

Wired or wireless shouldn't matter with a shared drive.

Have you tried resetting the router because this seems like more of a router glitch type of deal.

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Hi, I teach a class of 31 kids, and I set up a shared folder, then another folder within that for a book we're working on. I shared both folders with all the kids using a CSV file- and usually they can access it. My understanding is that if I put a file, document, whatever, in the shared file, everyone instantly has access to it. So far, so good?

Now, I want the kids to be able to just put docs in there as well, and it doesn't seem to work that way; the kids don't seem to be able to. How do I go about setting this up so that ALL of us have access and can drop docs in there (and at the same time set the permissions to "can comment"?) Do I myself have to put their docs in there so all can see them? Thanks in advance for any guidance.

A:Not understanding Google Drive shared folders


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I was wondering if it is possible to make multiple shared folders to appear under one network drive. Also, other new shared folders should automatically appear under the same network drive.
Any ideas?

A:Multiple shared folders under one network drive?

Not sure I understand. Do you mean like this?

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I have an Android tablet and my PC running Windows 7 Pro. I am using ES File Explorer on Android to see shared folders.

I added some folders to the Music/Picture/Video libraries and shared them in a homegroup. I tried to make the homegroup not need a password and it'll let me access my PC from my tablet and view the root folders but as soon as I tried to access a folder (Music) it'll say permissions aren't available. It will work if I set a password and login with my account.

The second issue is that I'm seeing folders that I don't want to see. I can see a ADMIN$ folder (which is C:\WINDOWS), C$, D$, E$ (the HDDs), IPC$, print$, User. As well as Music, Pictures, Videos from the library. The folders in bold aren't shared so I don't know why I'm seeing them.

The last issue is that a folder (a whole drive actually) isn't being shared. I included the whole E: Drive in the Videos folder but it won't show up in the Video folder from the tablet. However if I include a folder from within the E: Drive then it will show up. Can I not include the root of a drive in a library? I mean it works on the PC.

A:Non-shared folders showing up and shared folders not

Quote: Originally Posted by Cyborg31

I have an Android tablet and my PC running Windows 7 Pro. I am using ES File Explorer on Android to see shared folders.

I added some folders to the Music/Picture/Video libraries and shared them in a homegroup. I tried to make the homegroup not need a password and it'll let me access my PC from my tablet and view the root folders but as soon as I tried to access a folder (Music) it'll say permissions aren't available. It will work if I set a password and login with my account.

The second issue is that I'm seeing folders that I don't want to see. I can see a ADMIN$ folder (which is C:\WINDOWS), C$, D$, E$ (the HDDs), IPC$, print$, User. As well as Music, Pictures, Videos from the library. The folders in bold aren't shared so I don't know why I'm seeing them.

The last issue is that a folder (a whole drive actually) isn't being shared. I included the whole E: Drive in the Videos folder but it won't show up in the Video folder from the tablet. However if I include a folder from within the E: Drive then it will show up. Can I not include the root of a drive in a library? I mean it works on the PC.

Homegroups aren't made to work with other systems besides Windows 7 or Windows 8, this is why you can't access the library's.

You should leave the Homegroup from your Windows 7 machine then set up a standard Workgroup instead.

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I recently set-up a Synology 415Play in RAID5 to use as my home NAS/File server, replacing an old WHS, and am trying to remap drives on my PC from the WHS to the NAS. I'm having some issues copying files and mapping Win7 drives that I believe are Windows related, hoping someone can provide some insight. I've been unable to find similiar issues elsewhere, and posts to the Synology forums go unanswered preumably for teh same reason:

I am able to access the NAS from windows using UNC paths in file explorer (i.e. I can open \\DiskStation\Users the NAS and create folders), Windows File Service is enabled on the NAS, NFS is not.
I've also created a user account on the NAS with the same name as as the user name on my Win7 PC. I've enabled Read/Write permissions on the NAS Shared folders for both my admin and user account. I'm having the following issues that may be related:

1) When I create a folder in a NAS share from Windows, it has Read Only and Archive permissions by default. Same when I copy files/folders from my old WHS server (using Total Commander in this case). Why is it doing this?

2) I can map a drive to the top level shared folder (\\DiskStation\Users), but not any sub folders (\\DiskStation\Users\myname), even after removing read only/archive permissions on these folders. If I right click a sub folder, there is no Map Network Drive option. I also can't change the path when mapping the top level shared folder -- the Folder path field and Browse button are greyed o... Read more

A:Can only map drive to Synology main shared folder, not sub folders

Welcome to Seven Forums!

Instead of using and mapping NAS's name have you tried the NAS's IP Address - e.g. \\\Users\myname?

Also, make sure that the computers that are connected to the shared folders from your NAS have identical User Names and Passwords that you have created from the NAS.

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Hi i got a shared folder on a external drive. The problem is when i turn the external hard drive off or restart my computer it is no longer shared and i have to set it to be shared again. I have other shared folders on the computer but they stay shared, how can i make the one on the external hard drive stayed shared.,,,,, Running XP Pro. Thanks for you time Doj

A:shared folder on a external drive ???

Don't share folders on removable drives would be my advice. It's not all that surprising that this happens...

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I am running a win xp based home network. I can't access some of the shared folders on one of the computers. All the folders are set correctly for sharing but three of them displays either "access denied" or "network name cannot be found" when trying to open them from the other computers on the network.

Is there a higher level of access control to open these folders to the network?

Some help would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Shared folders

Can you be more specific. What are the exact versions of Windows on each of the machines?
Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
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Hi, I have a Maxtor External Hard drive and Windows 7 Premium 64 bit. I have a user setup for each member of my family on the computer. The maxtor drive was working fine uptil I decided that I wanted only myself to be able to access it only. The drive appeared as my K drive. I went to sharing and added myself as read/write access and removed the everyone share thinking that only I would be able to use the drive. I restarted my PC and now nobody can access it. When I plug the drive into the usb slot the drive whirs up as normal but there is no drive letter for it and it does not appear in device manager etc. I plugged it into my old XP machine and that cannot read it either.

Please Help.


A:Cannot access re-shared external hard drive

Add Everyone back, can you access it then?

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I use an external drive connected to my pc for all my "shared folders", but dont always have the hard drive on or in use. When i turn the hard drive on while in windows the hard drive connects but i must restart to have folders on the network, enless i already have the hard drive on when i start the pc. My question is is there anything i can do like enable a setting so the hard drive will appear on the network without having to restart the pc? If not is there any autorun files i could create to do this? Thank you.

A:External Hard Drive and shared files


i must restart to have folders on the network

I'm not sure what you mean by folders on the network? Are these drives mapped on the other computers? Or are the files no longer shared when you plug the drive in? If the folders are shared, when you plug the drive in, the other computers can go to the Search or Run box and type the computer name of the computer that has the external attached to it to access the files. (ex) \\[computername] or the IP address (ex) \\ and press enter and a window opens with the shared drives/folders and printers.
If this drive/folders are mapped on another computer. Then go to Disk Management and change the drive letter for the external, so that it comes up with that same drive letter every time, then it won't loose the map.

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We have a company drive that we map folders from to certain computers. They reconnected at log in like normal. However, we have a separate external drive that when I map a folder from it, it never reconnects on log in. I have set the folder permissions for the user I want. I have tried directly connecting with the folder share name and also using the IP address of the server. They will initially connect when you set it up at first, but then it never reconnects to the drive/folder when logging back on. I have tried almost everything I can find and it still never seems to connect.
Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Mapping Network Shared External Drive


Is this a NAS (Network Attached Storage) Device? or a USB Ext. drive connected to the Server?

I would compare the ipconfig /all of a client computer from the Server, if the Device is connected to the Server via USB cable. Compare the DNS Address, shd be identical.

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I stumbled onto this totally by accident while moving my Public folder to an extended partition/drive I installed.
To make a long story short I went out and bought a new 2TB Seagate BarracudaLP so the rest of the family could DL movies and TV shows they missed or just wanted to save. Just a side note here, it took almost 8 hours to format that new drive with an i7-975 extreme 3.33Ghz and a DX580SO MB 6Gb 1600MHz DDR3 memmory.
I put it in my Vista Ultimate 64 I built last August and set it up as a new drive (F) and moved my entire Public folder to it sharing 2 folders only with the rest of the network. The network consists of 1 win 7 ultimate, 1 winXP home and my Vista 64 Ultimate, and an X-box 360 elite and a PS3.

Anyway for some reason some of the folders listed on the win 7 box in network I couldn't access, and the same with the Vista machine. I had folders on the XP and win 7 machines that I couldn't access. So, I got to poking around and examined the folders that I could access with the ones I couldn't and I noticed something interesting. While comparing the two, the folders I could access and on the other two machines I could access had the same characteristics in that under the folder properties/security tab there was an entry for "everyone" in group or usernames. Similarly the folders that would not allow access from one system to the other had no entry for "everyone" on the security tab under group or user names. I couldn't believe it could be ... Read more

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My XP home desktop recently died a sudden death.

Naturally, most of my photos and documents are on that computer. I pulled out the hard drive and connected it to my laptop with a USB external case. I have right-clicked the drive to select 'share' and the hand appeared under the F drive in My Computer. I am able to open files and photos in the folders of all the other users of the pc (wife and kids) but the files in 'owners documents' will not open (it has the hand under it). When I open the 'owners documents' folder, I can see the files but when I click the individual file icons, I get an error message and they will not open.

I cannot send the files elsewhere or drag to the shared folder.

I have booted my laptop to safe mode, logged in as administator, and selected full access for all users for that drive but I still cannot open.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Cannot open shared files - external hard drive


Take a look here. And welcome to the TSG forums!

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

A:Solved: Access to shared folders in Vista

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

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

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

On PC1 if I click on view workgroup computers, they all show up but I can't access PC2 or L/TOP files. I get the Message "............ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

On PC2 if I click on view workgroup computers, none of the computers show up and I get the message " Ms home is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available."

On L/TOP if I click on view workgroup computers, they all show up but I can't access PC1 or PC2 files. I get the Message "............ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

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A:Solved: Cannot access any shared files/folders

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Hi all, hope everyone had a good holiday. Here's my problem. I have an old desktop running XP Pro SP3 that has several shared folders. I recently upgraded my laptop from Vista 64 to Win7 64 Home Premium. Now I haven't been able to connect to the shared folders on the XP box. Here's what I have verified/tried so far:

1) Both PCs are on generic "workgroup"
2) Tried making the username/password the same on both PC's - no help
3) XP desktop CAN see shared folders on Win7 laptop, so problem is only in one direction
4) On XP made sure folders are set to full access for everyone
5) When I open the Network panel of Explorer of the laptop, I can see the XP desktop, but if I double click to connect, it prompts me for login/password and nothing I try works

Nothing should have changed on the XP side - other computers and network devices can still access the shared folders. I am fairly comfortable with basic Windows networking and have tried just about everything I can think of.

Anyone have any other ideas of things I can try?

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Win7 can't see WinXP shared folders


Have you checked your firewall/internet security prog on the '7' machine?

Which do you use?


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I have 2 workstations running XP2 SP2 Home Edition. Until recently each machine had full access to the other using the windows "share" facility and could happily view each others files etc.

I then had a problem downloading security updates from the MS site ( non-security updates were fine, just security updates)on one of the machines and, after much chasing around, contacted MS support who took me through a number of different procedures until, after running one of their HotFix routines, I could again download and run the updates. However, since then the files and folders on the machine in question have been inaccessible across the network. Looking back the other way, is fine.

I can ping the machine ok but when I try to access it through Network Places I get an error message saying that I do not have the required access and "the user has not been granted the requested logon type".

Both machines have full Admin rights and I never had logon problems before.

I was told by MS that my problem with the updates was because I didn't have the correct permissions but I now seem to have locked out this other machine and cannot find any way to get connected from A to B even though B to A works fine.

I've copied the IP config for the errant machine below and would appreciate any advice.

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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A:Solved: Shared folders not visible in XP Home

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I've ready through a lot of posts around XP/Vista networking/sharing, but I still was not able to solve my issue. Sorry for the lengthy post, it's my first time and I don't want anyone wasting their time because I didn't provide enough info. (especially the part where I messed everything thing up myself)

My main problem is I have a XP Pro sp3 desktop and would like to share it's folders on the network

I currently have 2 desktops (XP Pro with the sharing problem and Vista Ultimate 64 bit) and 2 laptops (XP Pro and Vista). The XP desktop has a lot of disk space and I've used it as storage for my network for years. Yes, the network sharing has worked for years and I recently messed it up.
Both desktops are connected via wire to my Linksys Router (Wireless-N Gigabit Router WRT310N). I setup a very basic dhcp network with all machines in the same workgroup. The laptops are connected wirelessly, but I don't think we need to worry about them.

Recently I found viruses and other bad stuff on the XP desktop so I used Malwarebytes to help clean it up. During the process I also downloaded HiJackThis and pulled some stuff from the registry entries. I believe this is where I made a mistake because my network card would no longer work. At least this is what I noticed, I may have messed up something somewhere else and only noticed the network card. What I mean by no longer working is the status was 'This device is working properly', but it wou... Read more

A:Solved: Having trouble accessing XP shared folders from XP/Vista PCs

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I know.. I'm stupid so I messed up with services using a tweaking guide to make my pc faster.
and now I can't access shared folders of computer's on my network.
meaning that "My Network Places" is empty.

please help, I'm using windows XP Pro SP3.

A:Solved: Messed up with services and now can't access to shared folders

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I am new to Vista so bear with me. Today I added my new Vista computer to my existing network of two XP PCs. For now all I want to do is be able to access any of the shared folders from any other PC on the network. I sorta can, but with caveats.

From either XP PC it works perfectly. I go to My Network Places and in the list I see the shared folders from the other XP, as well as the ones from Vista.

From the Vista PC its not so nice. So far, the only way I can see to access any of the XP shared folders is to type the share's UNC path in the address bar. That is a barely tolerable workaround for the shared folders I've created. So far, I haven't been able to even get that to work for the default XP "all user's" shares. Also, if I go to the Vista Network Folder and click on one of the XP computers I get "Windows Cannot Access \\DellXPS (for example).

Is this the way Vista is supposed to work? Is there supposed to be something similar to My Network Places where I can quickly navigate to a share on another network computer? I suspect I am missing something very basic here. I would appreciate any suggestions you can provide to improve the way this is working for me. At a minimum, it will be helpful to know how it is supposed to work in Vista.

1. The two XP's are XP Pro SP3, and the Vista is Home Premium SP1.
3. All PCs are ethernet connected through a router.
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A:Solved: Easier way to access XP Shared Folders from Vista?

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Hi, this is been driveing me nuts for some time now. Lets say i want to connect to a hidden shared folder (or not even hidden for than matter).

Ill type something like this in the run command
" \\confuser\supersecretshare$" .

Ok, so now i hit enter and wait for the authentication box to pop up. But in most cases it will take like 40 70 seconds to do so.

This is the same for printers on the network also. That have not been connected to and installed previously anyway.

Connections being made are both XP Pro SP2 machines.

Any ideas to speed this up??

Thanks for reading.

A:Solved: Slow authentication connection to shared folders

1. Open up the Registry Editor by clicking the Start Menu and selecting Run. Then type regedit in the text box and click the OK button.
2. Once the Registry Editor has loaded, expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key.
3. Next, expand Software and then Microsoft.
4. Locate Windows and expand that as well.
5. You will want to be editing the main system files, so expand CurrentVersion.
6. Because this feature is a feature of the Windows component known as Explorer, expand the Explorer key.
7. Next, you will want to modify the remote computer settings, so expand the RemoteComputer key and then expand the NameSpace key to show all of the features that are enabled when you browse to a remote computer.
8. In the NameSpace folder you will find two entries. One is "{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}" which tells Explorer to show printers shared on the remote machine. The other, "{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}," tells Explorer to show remote scheduled tasks. This is the one that you should delete. This can be done by right-clicking the name of the key and selecting Delete.

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I have another recent problem that I think started after XP SP3, but I am not positive.

I have been sharing a dozen or so folders between my XP desktop and my Vista sp1 laptop with no problem (once the router gets working, but that is another thread!)

I can see all the folders on the XP machine that are shared (from the Vista machine) and double click them to open and use them as if they were on the Vista laptop.

Except...............the 3 folders I shared just recently (last week?) I shared them just like the others, there is a hand icon under them, I can see them from the Vista box, but when I double click them it says access denied error # 0x80070005.

As an experiment I moved a file from one of these folders to a shared folder I have been able to access and I can then access that file, so it is strictly a problem with new shares.

So, any new share I make does not work now. Is there something I am missing? What changed? Is it a bug in SP3?

Running Vista SP1 laptop, ASUS G1, 2 gb ram
Win XP SP3 Dell Dimension 4800 desktop, 4gb ram
Trendnet TEW-632BRP router
Paradyne ReachDSL modem


A:Solved: Can't access newly shared folders, old ones fine!

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My environment: Windows XP Pro SP3

I use an external USB drive (G: drive) to make backups of my computer's folders and files. I am wanting to completely remove an entire backup of all drives (C:, D:, and E on the G: drive that I ran in the past. The problem I have is that when I backed up the C: drive, it included local shared object files several folders deep under C\Documents and Settings\Chris\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\.....

I have tried without success to remove those *.sol files using various file removal tool programs. Does anyone know if it is possible to remove *.sol files on an external hard drive? Thanks.

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First post here. I'm a bit desperate with this issues as I am using shared folders a lot and am slowed down in my work due to this problem.

Since I installed Windows 7 Ultimate (final version, all updates installed), when I choose a shared folder (mapped or not), it takes a while to open and then the subfolders and files appear one by one. It can take more than a minute to get the complete directory listing. I had the issue already with Vista on the other PC but I installed Windows 7 on it too in hope it would solve the issue. Also, that PC was previously connected with Wireless N but now, to test, I set up a 1GB connection between the two PCs, but there's no change.

I've tried the following:
Disabled media sharing service
Tried to disable all firewalls (Windows and Bitdefender 2010)
Tried different settings on router (QoS etc.)
Disabled RDC
Disabled thumbnails
Disabled auto-tuning
Disabled rss

I did some more stuff, can't remember it all. Anyhow, I've done quite a lot of research on this one, so if someone can find a solution, that would be pretty amazing!


A:[SOLVED] Slow directory listing on shared folders (Win7)

What app are you using to display the shared objects? - Windows Explorer, 3rd party app, etc...

Try this - bring up elevated admin cmd/DOS prompt -
START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe | select "run as admin"


wmic /output:%userprofile%\documents\sharedlist.txt share get caption,name,path & start notepad %userprofile%\documents\sharedlist.txt
A notepad will open with the results.

Any faster?

Regards . . .



For a more detailed listing w/ output in HTML -


wmic /output:%userprofile%\documents\sharedlist.HTML share get /all /format:hform & start iexplore %userprofile%\documents\sharedlist.HTML

wmic share get /all /format:hform

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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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How do I get it to save in the shared mailbox folder not my personal folder in outlook 2010?

A:Send an e-mail from a shared mailbox the sent item not saved in shared

The thread in the following link is looking for the same outcome. The first reply suggests using a third-party tool Download UniSent for Microsoft Outlook 2010 / 2007 Free Trial - A useful utility for managing Outlook messages - Softpedia (this is a trial version only).

Outlook 2010 Shared Mailbox Sent Items Saving in Wrong Place : Microsoft Office

I have no personal experience of this, but may be worth trying.

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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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Although I marked some directories as shared, when I choose "Tools" | "Map Network Drive" in Windows
Explorer, the "Folder" drop down box is always blank, indicating there are no shared directories available
to be mapped. I can't map anything to network drives in Win 2000 Professional. Nor can I see any of
my shared directories under "Microsoft Windows Network" when I click on "My Network Places". This is
true even on the same PC on which the shared directories are located!
And I do have "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" checked under my "Local Area Connection
Properties" under "Network and Dial-up Connections."
I don't seem to be able to share any resources from my Win2000 Professional PC. Any ideas?

A:"Map Network Drive" can't find shared folders

Can the PC's Ping each other?

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I'm a beginner at this, I've already gone and bought the wrong damned cord this morning, so I thought I'd go here and ask before this gets any more expensive.

I have a desktop hooked to the internet via a wired connection, it has no wireless card of any kind in it and my own personal laptop. I want to connect these two computers directly because my laptop has a DVD drive in it and the desktop does not. I want to use the DVD drive in my laptop from the desktop to install Office 2007.

Is this even possible?

I can't connect the computers with a serial or parallel cord, which are the only two options my Desktop gives me. I only have firewire and USB on my laptop.

So, to sum up, is installing a program from a drive on another computer like this even possible, and if so, what's my best option for connecting these two computers.


A:Solved: Installing from a shared DVD Drive

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I have been fighting with this problem for about a week, but finally fixed it and for what it is worth would like to share (no pun intended) with other members.

I have one Win 10 Laptop, one Win 7 Laptop and a Win 7 Desktop. My main machine is the Win 10 laptop which has two 500 GB drives installed. Drive 0 is for op sys, and drive 1 is for data files.

The Win 10 Laptop drive 1 was mapped from both the Win 7 Laptop and the Win 7 Desktop PC. I could access all of the folders and files on the mapped drive from the Win 7 Laptop but not from the Win 7 Desktop PC. I can see the Drive and open it but when I double click on my ?User Name? folder I get an error message saying Z:\?User Name? is not accessible. Access is denied.

I can open all other folders and files and can create and delete folders and files on the mapped drive from both the Win 7 Desktop PC and the Win 7 Laptop.

I checked the ?Share? status of the Win 10 Laptop Drive 1 and it shows ?Shared.? I have also checked the permissions and the two users listed have Full Control, Change and Read checked.

On the Win 10 Laptop, I opened the Drive 1 folder, Right Clicked on my ?User Name? folder and selected ?Share With? which opened a window listing ?Stop Sharing?, ?Homegroup (view)?, ?Homegroup (view & edit)? and ?Specific Users.? Double clicking on ?Homegroup (view & edit)? solved my share problem.

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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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from my w7 pc, when i go to network sharing center/see full map, i can see my xp pc's but not the shared folders on them, does anyone know what i can do?

A:Cant see shared folders

have you enabled all the file sharing/printer sharing stuff on all PCs?

if you have done that then maybe windows is getting confused as to where to find it. you can make a shortcut directly to the shared folder by right clicking the desktop > new shortcut > then type the name of the folder with two slashes on from of the name(i would just put everything n the desktop for now).

xp sometimes doesn't find computers/folders though its automatic discovery tool, if you do it manually it is reliable.

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Can someone please help me before I go Mad!
I have recently had some problems with my wireless router and connecting to it from my laptop. I have followed instructions on resetting winsock, tcp/ip etc which has resolved my connection issues. Only thing now is my shared folders are screwed up.
My setup is netgear wireless modem router, desktop pc running xp connected directly to router. Laptop on xp connected wireless to router. Everything was working fine, shared folders/printer etc but now I cannot see the desktop shared folders on my laptop although I can see the laptop shared folders on the desktop pc??!!! I have tried disabling firewalls/setting up home network wizards but nothing works. I can even transfer files from desktop to laptop so connection is there but cannot go other way.
Apologies if this is a repetitive help request but this is driving me mental...

Help would be appreciated.

A:shared folders

The following referenced thread has a list of troubleshooting steps, and pointers to three more possible applicable threads:


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How do I access shared folders on the same pc from a different user?

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I want too do shared folders on my Windows Messenger Live, but, and i quote 'Your computer does not support shared folders' Help?

A:Shared Folders

See if anything on this page helps.

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I have a fairly typical LAN with 3 computers using XP and each have shared folders. The router is a WRT54G with DD-WRT but I doubt that has any impact. Using any OS except W7, those shares can be seen and accessed without a problem. In W7 beta (build 7000 I believe) i never had a single problem, this only happened when I upgraded (fresh clean install) of W7 RC 7100. This problem is happening on both a Laptop and Desktop, wired or wireless.
I have checked over the services to make sure the related services are running (there were a few that were not)...
It does see and able to print to my wireless printer (Lexmark X4550), and sees my wireless music player (Linksys WML11B), but no other computers. I have tried by IP (192.168.1.x), computer name (//screwballlXP3000), computer name plus exact folder (//screwballlXP3000/Movies), and it just refuses to see any network shared folders. I have tried it with the Windows firewall on and off, I have tried it with and without the Comodo software firewall which leads me to believe it is within W7 itself. Plus add in that I get this both on my laptop and my desktop, that definitely points to the OS. When I have both the laptop and desktop loaded with W7, they cannot even see each other without HomeGroup...

The real kicker was that I never had a problem using the first publicly available Windows 7 beta, it was only after I started using the RC 7100 that this happened.
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A:W7 - XP shared folders

this is needed, try this

Download details: Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)

[edit] and if you have any FAT32 drives with shares, you may need this : Download details: Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks

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Hi everyone, when i share one of my folders, a hand appears under the icon. Is there a way to keep the folder shared but without the hand?

A:Shared Folders

If you don't want the hand appearing, then move that folder to another location, and then make a shortcut from it. The shortcut doesn't display a hand.

However, doing this would mean that other users wouldn't know that this folder is shared and they could put information in there without knowing that others have access to it.

If this is a work computer, or just not your computer then you may need to consider the ethics of doing this and any implications.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 991 Mb
Graphics Card: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: D: Total - 32239 MB, Free - 7176 MB; E: Total - 8008 MB, Free - 1457 MB; H: Total - 11057 MB, Free - 5162 MB; X: Total - 206232 MB, Free - 179637 MB;
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Problem setting-up a LAN

We have two desk-top PCs both running XP, and I want to set-up file sharing and printer sharing between them.

Each PC is connected by ethernet cable to ports on a router/modem which connects to the phone line for e-mails and Internet, both of which work well on each PC via ADSL.

I have used the Network Set-up Wizard on each PC to create a workgroup named MSHOME.

The two PCs are named “Mike” and “Ec7731a00256430” and the names on the network are Mike’s PC and Maggie’s PC respectively.

On Mike’s PC, My Network Places shows the folders that have been set-up for sharing on both Mike’s PC and Maggie’s PC.

On Maggie’s PC, My Network Places shows only the Router name (ADE-4400) – no folders from either Maggie or Mike.

On Maggie’s PC, looking with folder options at the folder of My Network Places\Entire Network\Microsoft Windows Network\MSHOME, I see icons for Mi... Read more

A:LAN - some shared folders are not seen

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Hi All,
I am attempting to share a folder (E:\docs) on my college network to allow my floor-mates access, but I have run into some difficulty. I am running Windows 7, I have Network Discovery turned on, as well as File and Printer Sharing. I have also set the folder I wish to share as a "shared" folder.

The problem lies in the fact that my friend's MacBook Pro (connected to the same LAN, right across the hall) is unable to see my Windows Shares. I have tried doing the "GO -> Connect to Server" method...in which I input " smb://MYCOMP" as well as smb://IPADDRESS" with no luck.

I have noticed that on my Network page, I can only see PCs that are sharing, while similarly on his MacBook he can only see other Macs.

I have even tried setting his WINS Workgroup name to the same as mine...but that didn't help either.

I'm stumped at this point, so any suggestions would be awesome!


A:Shared Folders Over LAN

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I need help every time i disable sharing c$ in the c: properties, it turns itself back on i click 'Do not share this folder' and click ok but every time i reboot and check it comes the same way it started is this normal or what? and is it ok if i stop sharing $admin and $ipc (in computer management) or will it ruin my computer?

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