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Problems of disabling Windows administrative share Share

Q: Problems of disabling Windows administrative share Share

Please assist to know the list of problems that can arise when we disable Administrative shares on Domain workstations (Windows 7, 8.1 and 10), most of the tech threads just say "some services may not function properly"
can someone help to know what are the services

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Currently I am running Windows 7 64bit HP
How can I disable the IPC$ Administrative Share that can be seen in computer management under shares. I used a reg hack to be able to remove the other default shares:
(How to Disable Administrative Shares in Windows 7)
For Workstations (Vista/Windows7)
Click Start—>Run type regedit click ok
For vista users Enter your UAC credentials to continue.
Open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE branch.
Open the SYSTEM branch.
Open the CurrentControlSet branch.
Open the Services branch.
Open the LanmanServer branch.
Select the Parameters branch.
Select Edit, New, DWORD (32-bit) Value. Vista & Windows 7 adds a new value to the Parameters key (If you have the key just check for correct value).
Type AutoShareWks and press Enter. (You can leave this setting with its default value of 0.)
Restart Windows to put the new setting into effect.
Doing this removed every share except for the IPC$ share and I was wondering if anyone knows a way of removing this one as well...

A:Disabling the IPC$ Administrative Share

set LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy to a value of 0

See this webpage and do the opposite:
Windows 7 – Enable $admin share | Everyday Nerd

If you want no sharing, consider disabling the server service.

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Does anyone here know how to enable the administrative share in Windows XP? I am talking about the c$ in particular, this is the one I want to access. I am a complete newbie when it comes to using administrative shares. But after some research I have managed to enable the administrative share in Windows Vista. But that doesn't help my XP computer.

For those of you looking for this information, here's a short how-to on enable administrative share in Vista:

Open Regedit.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Make a new DWORD value.
Name it LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
Right click it and click Modify, and then change "Value data" to 1.

Now you should be able to access the administrative share of your Vista computer.

Practical example of what this does:
Open the Run prompt (Win+R)
Type in \\\c$ and press Enter.
You should be able to browse through the file and folder structure of the C: drive on the computer for which you have enabled the administrative share access, as shown above.

Well, of course, you will need to change the IP address above to whatever IP address your computer is having.

How about that Windows XP?
So that's administrative share in Vista for you... So! How do you do the same thing for a Windows XP computer?

From what I have read on various websites this shouldn't be necessary for a Windows XP computer, because administrative shares should b... Read more

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Any reasons that you guys can think of that I would not be able to connect to "c$" on a pc on my network, when I can connect to "c"?

I am trying to have a netgear ReadyNAS duo backup certain folders over a network, but need to access them without sharing them with everyone else. Others with this storage drive seem to be able to do exactly what I am trying to do with complete sucess. Is there something that I don't know about accessing the administrative share that would cause this?

The backup program is setup to connect using the IP address of the PC and administrative login.

Thanks for any insight,

ReadyNAS duo, peer to peer network, xp and vista mix

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Couple of weeks ago, I accidentally loaded the AOL IM image problem onto my desktop and it generated the csts.exe file but luckily my Zone Alarm software picked it up and I denied it access.

My home network consist of
• 2 PCs., laptop and desktop both Pcs run Windows 2000 professional.
• DSL modem and
• Linksys router

Before the AOL IM csts.exe issue, I used to map to the administrative share C$ from my laptop to desktop and NEVER had a problem, now I can’t do that. However if I manually create a share on my desktop, the laptop can map to that.

When I’m on the laptop and explore “My Network Places” I can see the Desktop PC under the tree “Computer Near Me” and I can see the manual shares I have created

Any suggestion(s) on what may have happened or things to look at? Also any suggestion on how to turn administrative shares back on ?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or direction

A:CanÂ’t access the administrative share C$ on my desktop

Actually I don't like using the admin shares and prefer the same solution are using. Just create another share.

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HI All,
We have set up three users in a home network where one person holds all the files on their PC and that folder is shared for access to everyone.  It is a remote location so no need to have it too locked down.  I haven't created a homegroup but can
if that changes things.  the issue is that at the moment two people can open the same file at the same time without any message about the file already being in use - then the rule of "last person to save the file" wins.  Is there any way
- by settings on the PC, or by using homegroup instead, or by using a third party tool - to prevent this from happening?

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I've got a strange problem dealing with a 2012 R2 share.  We have a lab with 30 Windows 7 Enterprise workstations.  They all have the same desktop via a GPO applied folder redirection to a share on the above mentioned 2012 R2 server.  All
but 4 of them can connect and pull the desktop with the appropriate shortcuts, network folders, etc.

So the share permissions have no explicit denies.  In an effort to resolve this issue I've added both Everyone and Authenticated Users with Read permissions on top of the appropriate AD Group object that already had Read permissions and of
course SYSTEM and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The NTFS permissions have of course CREATOR OWNER, SYSTEM, and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The appropriate AD Group also has Read permissions.  No explicit NTFS denies either.

Using either the same account that belongs to the appropriate AD Group or my Domain Admin account (which doesn't have the redirected desktop) I can login to all workstations and all but the above mentioned four get the folder redirected desktop.
 When I authenticate with my DA account and try to connect to the share on those four computers I get the same error the user gets:

Network Error
Windows cannot access \\SERVER\Share$
You do not have permission to access \\SERVER\Share$.  Contact your network administrator to request access.

I think we've all seen this error before.  But I've only seen it associated w... Read more

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I have a unusual case where I need to setup two mapped network drives as two different users to the same share location. When I attempt to map the second drive after inputting the user name and password the system goes on its merry way for a few seconds
and then returns me back to the username/password input.
If I change the second mapped network drive to use the IP address the two shares work happily. If I manipulate the host file and point two paths to the same address then I can also work around this problem. However, I would simply like to know why I am blocked
from setting two mapped drives to point to the same share with different credentials? 
TestFolder on TestServer is shared to TestUser1 & TestUser2 where the IP of TestServer is
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will not work. 
Mapping S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will work and I can access the folder as the two different users.
Case 3
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1 it will also work (but I am accessing S: & T: as the same user). 
Why do cases 2 + 3 work, but case 1 does not? 

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I have an odd issue.. a user reports that they are unable to access a network shared folder from their PC. Here is what I have gathered so far:
-The network share is from their PC located at C:\SQL2014. The share name is SQL2014. Their hostname for this example is "ABC".
-If I attempt to connect to the share from the user's PC ABC to \\ABC\SQL2014 I get the generic error:
  "Windows cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014
   You do not have permission to access \\ABC\SQL2014. Contact your network administrator to request access."
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's IP \\\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's FQDN at  \\ABC.domain.com\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I map ABC\SQL2014 as a drive letter, I can access it.
-Connecting to this share works fine from any other PC other than ABC.
-I've confirmed the error is affecting any profile old or new on ABC, which means it is a PC-wide issue on ABC.
-If I share C:\SQL2014 as ANY OTHER NAME OTHER THAN SQL2014, I can access it. As in if I share C:\SQL2014 with the share name SQL2014a, I can access \\ABC\SQL2014a.
-Deleted the share and recreated - same issue.
-Created C:\Test and shared it as SQL2014, cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014. It is NOT an issue with the actual SQL2014 folder.

From internet searches I've found the following solutions do not affect my case:
-Clearing CSC/Offline cache (most common working solution)
-C... Read more

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Dear admins, power users etc.
The last 36h hours i spend googling my problem but couldn't get any help to solve this issue. I have multiple Windows 7 machines (32bit and 64 bit) at home.

One machine shows my samba share in the network environment and i can access it via double click perfectly.
Another machine doesn't show my samba share in the network environment. However I can access it via \\Share\mount or via \\ip\mount (after accessing the mount it shows up in the network environment, not sure what causes the problem of not showing it in the network environment initally)
The "headache-giving" machine that i refer to in the introduction doesn't show the share in the network environment nor allowing me to access the \\Share\mount or \\ip\mount but only connecting to the samba share via mounting it as Networkdrive X,Y,Z...
As one can imagine googling this problem is not the easiest task and gives you a lot of false positive results. Trying to access my Share via \\Share\mount or \\ip\mount gives me the following error message:

(i apologize for it being german, however I hope that the smart ones will understand it anyways! )

As 2/3 or the windows machines can access the samba share, samba smb.conf problems can be excluded. So I strongly assume it is a Windows problem. I am running MCAfee Virusscan Enterprise. Windows Firewall is disabled and the machine is also in the same "WORKGROUP" as the samba share.

I really hope anyone of you have an idea tha... Read more

A:Samba Share Networkmounting as X,Y,Z works, \\Share\mount not

The error message is default when system cannot resolve the network address. Something is wrong and it could also be on the other end (Mac or Unix / Linux machine).

On the problem Windows rig, can NET VIEW see the Mac/Linux machine? Can you ping it?


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i've enabled homeshare and now can't seem to turn it off. All users on the workgroup can see all folders in homeshare. Which isn't what i want i just want to share the documents folder and that's it. ive turned off omeshare and they are all sill showing up. I've also right clicked on the documents folder and set share to everybody but it doesn't seem to show up on any of the other computers running xp. But yet all the homeshare folders do argggghh! any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:how do i share a folder on a workgroup without home share?

Hi purplemonkey1, welcome to Seven Forums.
This is how I do it. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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I have a windows XP pro network setup. However I need some files to be public (so that they can be read without a password) and some to be private (accessible only with a password).

Here is an explanation of that is going on:

I have 3 computers (to be named A,B,C)

Computer A is running windows XP pro (spanish version although it shouldn't make a difference)

Computer B is running windows XP pro (also spanish version)

Computer C (the one that needs to work) is running windows XP pro (english version)

Computer A is the computer that will be sharing the files. When the shares are completely public I have no problems whatsoever with the network. All of the computers can access and read all files. However I need some sections that are private.

Computer A has a user named Alfonso with the password (for the sake of talking): redrum. Computer C also has a user named Alfonso with the password set as: redrum. This should theoretically allow me to set the permissions on the network so that only Alfonso can access the file. Since both of the computers have the same account and password there shouldn't be a password prompt (when computer C is logged on as Alfonso). However this is not the case. When I try to access files that are in a shared folder where only the user Alfonso can access the files I get the error "you do not have access to //SALON/Nueva carpeta. It is possible that you don't have permission to access this file. Please contact the administrator of ... Read more

A:Problems with Windows XP pro file share.

The easiest thing to do, I would think, would be to create a specific user account (Limited) that someone would use to access the files. Turn off Simple File Sharing and give that new User Account Read Only Access to the Folders and Files deemed necessary.
Now, is this only internal sharing or external to the public?

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Over the past month we have been experiencing a problem with Windows XP.
All PC's are on XP SP3 and are on a domain.

But just recently some users are having difficulty printing and getting to network shares. This happens because they are not authorised. We sometimes get this error message in the bottom right hand corner.

Please lock this computer, then unlock it using your most recent password or smart card. Please clock to see more information.

When we do this the problem doesn’t go away and that message appears every time we try to print to a network printer or open a shared drive.

This is becoming really Frustrating and embarrassing for us now and we would really like a fix.

Thank you for your time.

A:Windows Credentials, Network Printer, Netwrok Share Problems

Can no one help?

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I am having trouble sharing files between Windows 8 and Windows XP; workgroup name is the same on both pcs; I can see both pcs on each pc (the other and itself). I can access the Windows XP files in Windows 8 under network or by typing it \\thecomputername

However, I have a few problems.

1) In Windows 8, when I right click on a file and choose Share With, the other pc is not there, and if I also choose the submenu of specifc people, typing in \\thecomputername does nothing

1b) Selecting a File and then going to the Charms bar and choosing Share, does not show my other pc there

2) On the Windows XP computer, I can't access the Windows 8 computer via the workgroup. i.e. \\win8comp because I am being asked for a username and password. What do I put there? On the Windows 8 computer under advanced sharing settings for All Networks, Under Password Protected sharing, I chose the option of Turn off password protected sharing, but this doesn't seem to make a difference. I am still asked for a username and password on the Windows XP computer.

A:Solved: Sharing Problems between Windows 8 and XP; Share With; Username & Password in

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Over the past month we have been experiencing a problem with Windows XP.
All PC's are on XP SP3 and are on a domain.

But just recently some users are having difficulty printing and getting to network shares. This happens because they are not authorised. We sometimes get this error message in the bottom right hand corner.

Please lock this computer, then unlock it using your most recent password or smart card. Please clock to see more information.

When we do this the problem doesn’t go away and that message appears every time we try to print to a network printer or open a shared drive.

This is becoming really Frustrating and embarrassing for us now and we would really like a fix.

Thank you for your time.

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A:Windows Credentials, Network Printer, Netwrok Share Problems

Take a look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958281

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hi, i searched but couldt find nothing specific about the topic... I have to computers conected thru a crossover cable and i can share files and i see the other computer on the network, but the one that doesnt connect to the ISP directly wont have internet, it is dial up internet and i have the tcp/ip adresses to 192.168 ... or whatever it is that i cant remember right now that you are supposed to use, i couldnt get it so i ran the assistant and then it is supposed to have internet because i can see it connected to the isp from the laptop but then im not able to connnect to the internet and i dont remeber where but i found an option where http and https where disabled, so i enabled them and tried to surf and i couldnt first i tought that was the problem but it didnt work, anyone has any suggestions??

A:can share files but cant share internet

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Hi, I have a simple network at home that consists of 2 PCs connected via a crossover cable. They are both running Windows XP Pro. I ran the network wizard on both machines and can share the internet connection fine. However neither computer can share files with the other or share the printer.

When I set folders to ?share this folder on the network? the folder is not visible on the other computer. Both computers have IP addresses set, however neither computer is able to ping the other.

When Computer.A (host of the internet connection) goes to Start -> My Network Places -> ?view workgroup computers? all that shows up in the list is Computer.A.

However if I try to go to ?view workgroup computers? on Computer.B I get the following error message:

?Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator etc.
The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available?

I have searched the forums and found various steps that I have tried, but I still am not able to get this to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Can share internet but can't share files

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

The quickest fix is a router/hub rather than peer to peer cable.
Do you have file and print sharing turned on?
Try setting up network wizard to something other than "MSHOME"
You might have only internet sharing turned on.
Did you create the files for network or just "finish network setup",
in the wizard?

This has helped me by setting guest password.

spike said:

Protect your guest account - The guest account can be used by hackers and/or malware to gain greater access to your machine, even when turned off. The guest account can't be removed. However, you can disable it, but this can affect the functionality of your computer. Instead, what you can do, and what you probably should do, is put a strong password on it, and then leave it safely turned off. You do this by opening a command window (start -> run -> type "cmd" and press enter). at the command prompt, type net user guest <password> (where <password> is your chosen password, being something you can remember). After hitting the enter key, the guest account will be password protected. If your machine is networked and authenticating as guest, then you'll need this password to access network shares - if you tell it to remeber the password, it will only ask the once.Click to expand...


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I have a laptop with a Windows Administrative password on it which I do not know. How can I disable this password? The OS is Windows 2000. Thanks in advance for your quick responses. - Creamycoffee

Hi, I apologize, I should have been more informative. I acquired this laptop from a company I worked for when they upgraded all their pc's. I have never known what the administrative account passwords were, now have I had Administrative rights. The company has ceased to exist so there is noone to call.

I would like to fdisk the HDD and reload with my software and utilize this laptop on my home network. Hope this kind of clarifies my situation. Again I need a way to disable or bypass the administrative password. Or is it possible to just boot up in safemode and at the dos prompt fdisk the drive and start all over?

A:Disabling Windows Administrative password

Log on with an Account that has Admin Rights and change the password for the Built In Admin account.

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W2K domain issue:

users can delete files from
\\server.domain.local\data$\folder​but can't delete files from the
The server is my domain controller.

When I redirect the "my documents"-folder to \\server.domain.local\data$ , it appears as \\server\data$ in the adress bar, so users can create files but not delete them.

A:Difference between \\server\share and \\server.domain.local\share?

It seems i mapped the driver to \\server.domain.loc\data$ when it can't find it, the computer seems to revert to \\server\data$
Windows is a funny OS.

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Its a longish thread, but please read it and see if you can help. Its driving me crazy.

I introduced a new PC into my LAN giving it an ip ( and name PC1. All other PCs on LAN could access this PCs shares, no prob.

I then had to give this PC a new name and IP as it would now replace an existing Server on my LAN. So, i gave it identical details as the server, i.e. and name server. I obviously powered down the old server before switching on the new server to avoid IP conflicts.

Since this change, i cannot access the shares on the new Server. I CAN ping ok, and i CAN see the new server PC in my workgroup, but if i double click it to view the server's shares, it comes back with an Access denied message, saying permissions aren't set on the server PC to allow this connection.

One thing i noticed was that the shares for the powered down old server were still showing on all other client PCs. The shares on the new server were also visible on My Network Places, but none would allow access. Not even via \\server\c$

I have re-checked settings and permissions, and shares on the new server and all is ok. Could it be a glitch caused by how i've named two PCs on the same LAN with same names/IPs? If i switch off the new server and switch on the old server, the shares to the old server work fine. Its clearly a prob with the new server PC.

Someone mentioned i should install the NWlink IPX protocol on my LAN interface, which i did, but t... Read more

A:LAN Share Problems!!!

Can anybody help, please?

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I have 3 machines

1/ windows xp with sp3 sharing a folder out
2/ i can access the XP shared folder fine from a windows 7 64 bit version
3/ but i can't access the XP shared folder from a windows 7 32 bit version

xp shared folder has everyone permission set to read/write.
Would like to solve this mystery.

Thank you.

Forgot to mention the error, when accessing the xp shared folder from 64-bit version it would request for user name and password, i used the xp user id and password to login ok.
but the password and user id were rejected as invalid when accessing the shared drive from the Windows 7 32-bit version.

A:XP Share folder problems


Do you have an Identical user on both the x64 and x32 windows 7 as the users sharing the folder on WinXP?

that should help

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Okay...user A and user B both have admin privileges. User A creates a sharefolder and adds user B to full control of all folder. When trying to access the folder, B cannot so A needs to go back and add B into the security list as well! NOW, B is able to see and open documents.... But here is the main problem - any new document added to the folder from A, B cannot open. It says B does not have access permission or something like this. However, if A goes and removes B and adds B again in permission, B can now access this new file.

What the heck is going on??? First of all I thought you only had to add someone in the "permissions" area and not in the Security area. I believe Security should be only you(A), admin and computer.

Any help on this????

BTW this is WIN XP SP2 or 2 Professional Ed.

A:Share Folder Problems...

Hmmm, if User A and User B are both Administrators then try giving permissions to the Administrators group as a whole rather than just to individual users.

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Does anyone use the Rapidshare website? I've been sent links to various videos. When I download the free version of any video, my Windows Media Player has no sound and shows only multi-colored shapes - like a screen saver. Any idea what could be the problem?

A:Rapdi Share Problems

I have a little suggestion, I've never tried Rapidshare, but, try Limewire, It's free and for me It downloads all media types just fine.

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I use win2000 Im trying to setup file sharing with another computer..
They are already networked but when i try to right click on a folder or file the file sharing option does not show up in the menu. How can I fix this so that it appears in the list?


A:File share problems

Check to see if file and print sharing is installed.

1.) Click on the Start button and then select Settings > Control Panel.
2.) Double-click on the Network Dial-Up Connections.
3.) In the new window that appears, right-click on the Local Area Connection icon and select Properties from the menu.
4.) In the Local Area Connection Properties window, check that the General tab is selected. Under the Components checked are used by this connection section, check that File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is listed and make sure that its checkbox is checked. If it is listed, the computer is already configured for file sharing; click Cancel.

If it is not listed, then:
Click the Install button.
Click once on Service to select that option.
Click Add.
Click once on File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks to select it and then click OK.
Click Close.

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cant connect to the internet with any other program besides internet exployer

A:share program connection problems

You'll have to give more information, TerryAzul. At the least your Operating System and what your exact problem is.

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When I first downloaded the easy share program from a CD it worked great. After awhile I upgraded to a newer version (7.1) ? Now when I open the program I get a message that Kodak Easy Share has encountered a problem and needs to close. I have followed all the suggestions from Kodak and have even run the cleaner tool they provided. After reinstalling I have the same problem. The program is totally useless. Does anyone know of a cure for the problem or even another picture program I can use. This is totally frustrating. Thanks for any help.

A:Kodak Easy Share problems

Maybe something here will work for you. It's the first ( sticky ) thread in this section.

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I have a Win2K3 server, with several XP machines on a domain, and one Vista machine.

I created a DFS share on the server, so that I could get to all the "C$" shares from each PC on a single "drive mapping".

the problem is that I can map the Vista c$ share, but when I try to access it through the DFS root share, it tells me "Network Access Denied".

I have verified that I can map to this drive manually from an other XP machine, and I can access it with no problems.

How can I correct this?

A:DFS Root problems on Vista share

I'd simply create a new share, using the admin shares is not advisable anyway.

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OK for the past 4-5 months I've had my 2 desktop's PC's networked via a Netgear router, both are running Vista Ultimate 32bit & everything's been perfect for these past 4-5 months.

Last night I removed a TV Card (WinTV Express) out of my main system (Computer A) & replaced it with a better card (PCTV Stereo). After doing that the file/printer sharing from Computer A became inaccesable from Computer B.

Computer A Can access eveything on Computer B just like before, however although Computer B can see Computer A in the network folder when i try to access it i get the error (\\computer is not accessible you might not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administratyor of this network to find out if you have permission. access is denied). However if I go into the run box on computer B & type in the folder location i wish to access on Computer A (for example, \\computer-name\folder) then the folder loads that way. Also both systems can ping each other.

As far as I can tell everything is setup correctly, im logged in as administrator, i have set each folder i share to be avaliable to everyone under the advanced sharing tab, its setup as a private network. Like I say everythings been working perfectly for several months under these settings & its only last night everything stopped working.

I use the file sharing regularly so i have to get it working properly again, having to type in the full address of the folder im trying to access isn't an... Read more

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Hey guys, I am using Windows Vista Pre-RC1 Build 5536 and I am having some issues with network sharing I am hoping someone will be able to help me with. Basically, I am sharing a few folders on the pc in my room and I want other users (who are running XP) to be able to access these folders from our workgroup. Unfortunately, when they try and access the shared folders they get a lack of permissions error and cannot connect. Is there any way of enabling (or emulating) simple network file sharing as existed on XP so there is no need for them to enter a username or password to access a share (XP isn't even giving the option for username and password at the moment).

I have disabled Password protected sharing in the Network and Sharing Centre and File Sharing, Public Folder Sharing and Network Discovery are all enabled. I have also tried enabling the guest account and adding that to the list of permissions for the share to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance guys.

A:Network Share Access Problems

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I have a easyshare camera.I can only get photos from camera,I need to be able to get photos from scanner to.Any ideas?

A:Easy share camera problems

counterygirl said:

I have a easyshare camera.I can only get photos from camera,I need to be able to get photos from scanner to.Any ideas?Click to expand...

First of all, Welcome to TSG. You will find many members here that are very helpful!

There is a Forum here that will probably be able to help you better than this one, where you started your thread. Some of the members here usually "hang out" in the forums that they feel most qualified to provide help with....so....

if you would click on the "REPORT" button, lower right corner, and ask a moderator to move your thread to the sub forum "Digital Photography and Imaging", located in the "Software and Hardware" main Forum, I am sure you will get the help you are looking for.

Just one thing, you will need to post the name brand and model number of your camera,and your scanner, along with your computers operating system (xp, vista, win7, mac, etc)
and also, a little more information regarding exactly what it is you are trying to do with your scanner.

I hope this helps you out, and once again,


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i use the newest version of skype (tried older versions to) and my systemsound share is turned OFF but still generates sounds trough my mic.
when this happends (at random) i cant turn on or off system sound share and the persons im calling with hear my audio

i have triend reinstalling skype / reinstalled windows once(fixed it for a week now its back again)
restarting pc doesnt help
tried different mics/audio devices
im 100% sure skype is giving me this problem could also be that sound share is interfering with my motherboard drivers or audio drivers

(IF i put my speakers in my front audio jack i can hear the playback sound myself)

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I'm trying to connect my laptop to the home network in order to use a printer attached to one of the desktop computers. I've done all sorts of research online but I'm just not getting things working. Details:

3 computers to be networked. All are WinXP Pro SP1. All are configured to allow file & print sharing. All are configured with the same Workgroup name. The laptop and the desktop with the printer are both using wireless connections. On the desktop, I've enabled sharing in the printer's properties. Simple file sharing is enabled on both the desktop and the laptop.

If I go to the desktop and select "My Network Places" then "View Network Computers," I can see all three computers: the desktop I'm at, the primary desktop, and my laptop.

But if I go to "View Network Computers" on my laptop, I can see only my laptop, no other computers. However, using my laptop, I can access the desktop with the printer if I use the "add a network place" command and type in the desktop's ip address as follows: //ipaddress/drivename -- but that doesn't solve the problem, as I am still unable to connect to the printer. When I try to connect to the printer, I get the following error: "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server."

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I'm having trouble sharing folders on an external drive over my home network. The drive it attached to a desktop, which is wired into my modem. The 2 laptops in the house are unable to access anything on the desktop... giving an error message that they do not have permission to get into the desktop.

I posted a Hijack log because the computer is also being ridiculously slow, and though I don't think they 2 problems are connected they may be.

A:Solved: File share problems

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i have 2 computers with vista home premium. both and c drives show on my network. i have removed passwords for each computer and made share c availabe to "everyone". when i try to open c from either computer i get "c is available but user account that you logged in with was denied access".
a fix would be greatly appreciated

A:Solved: vista network share problems

Sharing on a Vista machines requires that they have passwords on each account that want to access a share. Have the SAME accounts and passwords on each machine and the shares should be available.

When accessing a Vista machine from a XP machine, all one needs to do, in the pop up is enter a Vista User account name and password and the XP machine will have access.

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First see here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=5848847

And here: http://smileynetmain.createaforum.com/troubleshooting/problems-connecting-to-windows-10-share(s)/

This shows the method I have made this share with. Now, I'm trying to figure out how I can effectively use this share. It will give me that error if I try to create files on it. It says security information is not available as well. It seems to read the tree as NTFS. But maybe it's reading the mounted parts of the tree as FAT32??? I need help trying to fix it whatever is wrong with it. These are not large files. Not sure whether this is the Windows or Linux side...

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I'm trying to add a new Lenovo G580 laptop running Win 8 Pro 64-bit to my existing network which consists of 2 Win 7 PCs and a ReadyNAS Duo V1 connected by a Draytek Vigor 2710n ADSL router. The existing setup works perfectly, but when the G580 laptop connects to the network, the ReadyNas disconnects (or becomes unavailable) after a short period - let's say 1 to 2 minutes. In this short period, I can navigate the ReadyNas folders from the laptop. If I try powering down and restarting the ReadyNas with the laptop on the network, the ReadyNas lights flash indefinitely and the drive isn't available on the network. Once the laptop is off the network, I can restart the ReadyNas and everything is fine again. Any suggestions for where to start would be very welcome.

As an aside - I also have an HP Officejet Pro 8600 plus all-in-one connected to the router. This was a pig to install as it caused exactly the same symptoms as described above. The final solution took some time to work out but was to power the ReadyNas down, install the printer and then switch off WS Discovery, Bonjour and SLP on the printer. With these off, it will happily co-exist with the ReadyNAS. I've tried turning network discovery off on the laptop but it didn't help.

All ideas welcome!

A:New Win 8 laptop causes problems with mapped netwrk share

This sounds more like an IP conflict to me.

It may help to assign static IP's to devices that have dedicated functions on the network. Just make sure that the static IP's are outside the address range that your DHCP uses for dynamic IP addresses.

You could also try using the DHCP reservations if your router supports it.

Rather than turning off the Windows firewall, it may work better to allow an exception through the firewall for this NAS box, it may show up on the list in the firewall's settings.

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First, apologies if this is in the wrong bit, couldnt find anything that looked like an area to post this.

OK, so like many im trying to share out my PC at home with my Xbox360 to save paying out the extortion that is the wireless adapter.

Setup is - Standard IBM style PC, built in NIC running Windows Ultimate in 32bit mode. PC has a USB wireless dongle attached which picks up wireless feed from a netgear router situated downstairs. XBox360 is standard, non-chipped etc, settings as per factory.

What I have done - I have connected both using a standard Cat5 ethernet cable, both in straight through and in crossover mode and done the following steps for both.

1. Connected and turned on both PC and XBox360
2. Gone into network sharing centre on the PC
3. PC has found a local network connection and also my wireless connection
4. Wireless connection is set to

Automatic configure IP
Automatic configure DNS

Will not allow me to share, comes up with an error simply stating that

An error occured while tryin to setup connection sharing

5. Local area set to

Automatic configure IP
Automatic configure DNS

I can set ICS on and this then starts altering the IP addressing (here is where it gets messy)

6. At this point my IP address goes from the one assigned by my router to something in the 169 range (meaning dodgy ether connection) and my connection to the internet drops. Reason im told is that there are two pc's with the same IP address in an error message. I do an ipc... Read more

A:Using your PC and Vista to share the Internet connection with an Xbox360 - Problems

im not sure if you have to bridge connections or anything however you do have to the pc set to a minimum of standby of sleep mode for your xbox to be able to connect to the internet.... if the pc is fully should down then the network cards are completely turned off and thus no connectin

hmmm not sure how u would go about briding connections in vista when i think about it
may be this link will help
Bridge Network Connections In Vista ~ IT Professionals

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Using latest stable Vadilia / TOR / Privoxy bundle for Windows (on Vista x64), with Tor Button for Firefox.

When trying to d/l ANY type file from many file sharing sites, incl Rapidshare, always get message:

Your IP address xx.xx.xxx.xxx is already downloading a file. Please wait until the download is completedClick to expand...

I'm not downloading a file from the stated address, & often haven't downloaded anything from that site - in days, or EVER (someone else may be).

Even if I get a NEW IP address (by various means), clear Firefox & the page & try again, get same message.

Any ideas what's going on & how to get around it?


A:Recent problems downloading file share sites using TOR

Have you got Tor set to allow other Tor users to use your internet connection as a node in the Tor network?

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HELP PLEASE -- I am trying to transfer some pix I just took (31 in total) via dock to my computer.

After the 2nd pix has transferred over, I get a SCREEN BOX that says

"Transfer interrupted ===
REASON: The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid."

I do not know what this means.

I also use Picasa by the way, don't know if that is affecting my problem?

I've never seen this message box ever before. Kodak is about 6 years old.

Please know that I am a computer moron so I am hoping that anything you say I can understand. Sorry.

Thank you in advance.

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I'm trying to connect my Dell desktop to my Sony laptop via a network cable. Neither computer is picking up that there is a connection. I've tried two different network cables both of which worked when I previously hooked up my laptop to other computers. I've even gone as far as installing a new network card in the desktop in case the existing port is knackered for whatever reason. All connections are enabled and all devices according to windows are working properly. Any idea's?

A:Solved: Annoying problems trying to share connection between desktop and laptop

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I have two PCs, one running XP Pro SP3, the other running 7 Pro, that are connected to the internet through a router. Both are using 192.168.x.x for those connections.

Each PC also has a 2nd network adapter with a Cat6 crossover cable connecting them. These adapters use 10.100.x.x for their private addresses.

Using the Windows 7 PC, I can use remote desktop to connect to and control the XP PC over the 10.100.x.x connection. It works perfectly.

While using Remote Desktop, I can then map to a shared drive on the Windows 7 PC FROM the Windows XP machine, again over the 10.100.x.x connection. That too works perfectly.

I can ping each computer from the other, using the 10.100.x.x connection.

The problem is when I try to map to a shared drive on the Windows XP machine FROM the Windows 7 machine over the otherwise perfectly working 10.100.x.x connection.

I continually get an error that reads

Error code: 0x80070035.
The network path was not found.

I have verified that the share is set up, that I have the permissions set correctly. I have the same user ID on each PC.

I am at a loss to explain it or fix it.

The only "odd" thing I have found is that in Windows 7, the second adapter (10.100.x.x) is listed as "Unidentified Network", and under that it reads "Public Network", even though the adapter is used for a direct connection to the Windows XP machine.

Any ideas what might be wrong?

A:Cannot map to an XP share from Windows 7

If the adapter is set to public, it will automatically block all attempts to connect to from that network.
Change the adapter to 'Home network' and reboot.
That should do the trick.


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Hello All,

I'm trying to access a share on my Windows 7 machine (local subnet access is fine no problems there) I have an environment that has several different subnets and whenever I try to access that share from a subnet different than my Windows 7 machine it doesn't work. I "KNOW" the firewall is the issue. When I turn off the firewall I can access the share without problems. But the challenge here is to leave the firewall on and get access from that separate network by providing the right credentials.

Does anyone know what setting(s) in the Windows Firewall enables file sharing from a separate subnet?

Any help is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.


A:Windows 7 Share

You're right. The default behavior of the Windows firewall only allows computers on the same subnet to access shared files. If you go into the advanced firewall configuration and edit the properties of the rules dealing with file and printer sharing, you can remove that restriction.

Specifically you will want to edit the "Scope" to allow your actual subnet address range rather than "Local Subnet".

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Hello hope someone can help me out here, getting crazy... :-(

I have a working share from my windows 7 pc to my xp one. all going great.

The problem I have is creating a share from XP to windows 7.

I can ping the windows 7 pc, when adding a network location I can see the windows 7 pc. But then when I hit enter it states: access denied. I have looked at the share properties and they a set to allow file sharing and no password is required.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks a million cheers Haymo

A:XP share to windows 7

Hi, see if this tur can help

File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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I know most of you must be using Windows 7, the updated Windows version. But others who haven't upgraded to it and using Windows XP must do it now. StatCounter, a web analytics firm reported the high probabilities of Windows7 to supersede XP. Eveidently, as we all noticed, it was XP that enjoyed the dominant share till Windows 7 was launched. Another reason behind the decline of Windows XP is Microsoft cutting the availability to PC makers to ship systems installed with XP. Though , Windows & is just .1% ahead of Windows X, according to the reports, but as observed, Windows 7 will jump the boundaries and create much waited frenzy.


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I'm trying to share a windows 2k folder - without a username or password. I need to be able to access the files on the network, without an hiccups. This is a business file server.

A:Windows 2K Share?

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I'm on a home network in my apartment set up by the upstairs roomate. In all, there are 4 computers: 2 upstairs and my 2 downstairs (laptop and desktop). All are running Windows 7. The house is wired with ethernet. My laptop connects to a wireless router downstairs configured as a switch.

Now, what I want to do is share my media folders and libraries with the entire network, but only share a few select folders between my 2 pcs downstairs. I have up until now just been sharing the media folders with permissions set to "everyone" and it has worked fine. My confusion starts when trying to only share the select folders on my 2 computers. I attempted to set up a HomeGroup with only my computers, but it seems you can only have one on a wired LAN.

Both of my computers have the same User Name and are set to use User Names and Passwords to control sharing. How do I go about setting permssion on certain folders to only allow access to them my other computer? I've set the "Share with.." setting to my account name, but they do not show up on the other. The only options I see there are: "User", "Guest", "Everyone", or "create new user".

A:share to specific PC's in Windows 7

I can't think of a single reason that homegroups won't work with wireless connections, Microsoft seems to think they will.


Is HomeGroup supported over wireless networks?

Yes. You can join computers to a homegroup whether they connect by using wired and wireless networking.
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