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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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I hope I figure out W7 soon...

I upgraded my wife's office to twp HP W7 systems this past fall, wireless networked through belkin router. Old files used to be on wife's PC now in folder called "H Docs (old PC)" in her public folder. Shared to everybody. This was working up to yesterday.

Today, on the second PC, her associate opened a folder nested in the main "H Docs (old PC)" folder. Everything appeared to be there. She needed to get a phone number from another file located somewhere else, so she closed the folder while she got it. Came back to the folder - opened it - "this folder appears to be empty" or like that. Closed the folder and opened another - also empty. Back a couple of folders out, selects another folder, opens it and every thing's there. Closed completely out, rebooted - the same. Calls me in.

I go through much the same, checking paths, checking whether access has been changed - can't find a reason for this. Checked the folder on wife's PC to be sure there's anything there to share - it's all there, thank goodness.

I'm not at her office now, so can't answer much more about exact conditions, but would appreciate a nudge in the right direction. We're not using "home group" for this. On the left side of the explorer window, I go to network and chase down the path to the folder. If I logon with my admin account, I got an access denied once, got through to the folders in q... Read more

A:Shared Folders Suddenly "This folder appears empty" on sharing PC ??

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One computer on my network is unable to access any shared folders on any computer on the network. When i access any computer from Run cmd(\\PC) a blank explorer window opens and when i enter a shared folder name(\\PC\share), it gives "Incorrect function" error.

When i click on the computer name in the Entire Network list it gives an error saying "The Server service is not started". I checked Server service which is running, i can ping any computer by IP/Name. This computer can be accessed from other computers.(currently using AVG), OS:WinXP

Things that i have done:
1. Tried winsock reset, IP Reset commands

2. Uninstalled/reinstalled NIC

3. Also Ran a Winsock/Tcp repair utility
4. disabled windows firewall

Things that i havn't tried:
1. Formatting

Is there any expert who can help me?? cause i know this is not a common problem.

Please help!!!

A:unable to access shared folders on the network-"Incorrect Function"

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With XP I had a local network of three computers--my desktop, my wife's desktop, and my laptop. I bought a new laptop (with Vista). I installed Vista on my desktop. And I have left my wife's with XP.

I have setup the network. The two Vista machines are "connected" in the sense that they show up on the network map, with the XP machine showing up down on the bottom. The network shows up correctly in explorer.

I can connect the two Vista computers to the XP drives and folders. But I can't do it with the Vista machines, even though explorer lists them as type "share". (I have set the c drives and documents folders (etc.) to share.)

I had trouble for several days connecting to the printer, until I discovered that Live OneCare's firewall was blocking it. Once I turned that off I could use the printer from the laptop. So now, for its trial period at least, I am using Norton.

There must be some setting that I have missed, but I can't figure out what.
I keep getting the message "\\computername\c 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 permission. Access denied." I am logged on as the administrator.

I've scoured Help on the subject of access permission and can't find what I need.

I certainly miss the XP Network Wizard!


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I have two computers in the same home network
PC: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Laptop: Windows XP Home x86 SP3

Whenever I try copying a file from laptop to PC (using PC for this process) I get this sickening window:
How do I prevent this windows popping up?

A:How to prevent "Windows Security" dialog box when using shared folders

I have seen this problem when the machines are NOT in the same workgroup. Check that first. Next if the 7 machine is using HomeGroup, XP will not play nice. Turn off HomeGroup and change the Windows 7 machine to Workgroups.

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I have two users on this XP and I like to keep all of my pictures in the "shared pictures' folder. Problem is that if I want to edit a folder ( either delete, create, rename) I will not see the change untill I refresh the page. So just creating a new folder requires two refrshes.
Create folder > refresh just to see the new folder and then rename > refresh to see the new name.

What is going on - I actually have two XP systems and both behave this way. One is brand new system, SP3, other is SP2. I googled this and see the problem exists but it should of been fixed with service pack 2.

A:[SOLVED] In "MY Shared Pictures" cannot edit folders without REFRESH

G'Day afterminute, Welcome to TSF!

Please try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD or an integrated SP3 CD if SP3 is installed).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2,(or SP3) you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow ?please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully).

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,

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I'm using MS Virtual PC in a Vista Host, running an XP guest system. I started using the Shared Folders feature, which seemed to work perfectly fine until today. When I open up a shared folder in a file explorer, I can view the root directory, but the moment I click on a folder, even once to highlight it, file explorer freezes up. I get the "Not responding" message at the top of the window and I have to End Task on it, restarting the GUI. What's especially weird, though, is if I open a program and try to open a file in the shared folder, it works fairly well, although pretty slowly.

I don't even know where to start trying to fix this. It's very annoying as I would like to be able to navigate to a file and open the file from file explorer. I tried googling to find the answer to no avail. Does anybody have any ideas on how to fix this?


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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 have my Public Desktop folder set to share for everyone, so it can be accessed from other pc's on the home network. But when I move a file from my user desktop to the public desktop it suddenly adds the lock icon over it and can't be accessed from another pc, even though the public desktop still can. I have to change the permissions on the file every time, although this never used to be the case. I used to be able to move a file to the public desktop without having to manually "share" it each time.

All settings look correct: Sharing is enabled for the folder and set for full control "everyone", and public folder sharing is turned on.

Again, this just started and was working fine before. Would one of the recent security patches have changed something?

A:Files moved to shared public folder "locked"

I'm not sure how this could occur but in order for the Public folders to be shared you need to enable sharing through the Sharing tab of the main Public folder, otherwise anything placed in one of it's subfolders won't be sharable.

If the share is being moved from a folder with a lock then moving that folder to a Public folder won't remove the lock.

The main Public folder is located at the C:\Users\Public and should appear like the picture.

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I have three computers (all Dell) networked via Microsoft's Home Network. All computers are running XP SP3 and I have updated each computer.

One of the computers is my work laptop. I typically "backup" my work files to my main computer on the network, using the "shared folder" of the main computer. For some reason, whenever I try to access the main computers "shared folder," I now get a request for a password. This appeared to happen spontaneously as I have never had this problem before.

I do not have the user accounts password protected. I have tried every password I have ever used, to no avail. This is *NOT* a problem of "forgotten" password but Windows XP suddenly asking for a password when I have never assigned one before.

I can access my laptops "shared folder" across the network with the other computers without a problem. The only problem is trying to access my main computer's shared folder, which results in the request for a password. The User name is greyed out, with the name of the main computer in the user name followed by a forward slash "/guest" and then a box for a password to be entered.

I have simple file share checked and have never changed that setting. I have run and rerun the Network Wizard on all computers without success. I have tried assigning passwords and using them, without luck.

One clue is on the main computer I am trying to access, I used to have two user acc... Read more

A:Network "shared files" asks for Password

I reposted this in the "network" section where I think it should have been in the first place. Sorry.


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I have a bunch of people on my network, and some shared folders.

I want to prevent certain users from making changes to the folders, but I want to be able to make changes from wireless connection.

So, how can I make it so I can make changes wirelessly but others cannot?

Basically right now, my permissions are set for

Everyone read/write
Guest read/write

But when I try to add a "network path to share with" like specific stations IE;

It doesn't work.

Can anyone advise on how I can prevent certain wireless users from modifying shared directories while granting others the ability? Specifically, certain wireless stations?

Any additional information would be invaluable.


A:Specify permissions for shared folders

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I was currios if anyone knows a way to setup a user so they can only log into shared folders on a computer from a second computer but not let them use the login on the computer with the shares. If that makes any sense.... Both computers are using XP SP2 and the computer with the shared folders has simple file sharing disabled.

A:XP User Permissions for shared folders

Set up the folders on thier PC as a network drive and have the PC remember the password (assuming XP Pro); that way they do not have to know the user ID or password. Just make sure that ID and password is in the folder permissions

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

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

Please, no one knows?

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I am buying a "MSI P965 Platinum LGA 775" motherboard and Iam confused which Processor to buy.
Which of the two Processors work with it?
The Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz:

And the:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz:

If both is accepted from the motherboard,I already know that the Quad Q6600 is better, but is it going to be such a big difference in performance to choose it. it is almost 600$ difference.
Thank you

A:What is the difference between an "2M shared L2 Cache" processor and a "2 x 4MB L2 C"

One shares the level 2 cache on the CPU and the other has 2 different 4MB 2 level cache on the CPU. This one I would go with. Think of these caches as a buffering to and from the CPU thus speeding up the processing power.

If you got the money get the Quad Core one is going to be faster and better than Dual Core...

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Hi, I created a shared folder on my network, but I do not wish to share it to every user on my network. How would I designate which users have access to it?


A:Networking: Setting Access Permissions For Shared Folders

In the Shared Properties set a Password. That is the easiest way.

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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,

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

Is this one solved?

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I'm trying to map my box.com cloud storage using "Map Network Drive".

I found the "Map Network Drive" button at the top of my folder.
I click on "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures"
I follow through "Choose a custom network location"
At "Internet or network address" I type the url where I would log into box through the internet:

At next I get the login prompt, so I login, clicking "Remember my credentials"
when it returns, indicating that my login is incorrect the number of letters in my password has doubled, so
of course my password is incorrect if the "network drive" is adding a bunch of extra characters.

So I go back and click on "connect using different credentials" and get the same result

what's happening here and how do I fix it?

A:Mapping a cloud storage site using "Map Network drive"

Your password looks longer because no one should be able to see how many char your password contains.

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Somehow my "Shared Documents" Folder got renamed to "Documents" when setting up my wireless network. Now when I am unable to install some software because that file name is missing.
I am not able to rename the "Documents" folder because I get the error that it is a system folder and cannot be renamed. Please help.

A:Unable To Rename "Documents" Folder To Original Name "Shared Documents"

You can change the share name over the network. My machine does the same thing.

When you click 'Share this Folder over the network' you are given the option to name the share. It will warn you that if it is over 12 chars, then older machines on the network may not be able to see it etc etc. Ok this and then check that the shared documents folder appears as such on the machine you wish to access with.

Bear in mind you folder will be showing in your 'Network Folders' as 'Documents on {computername} ({computername}). Can you not just point to this folder on the second machine instead?


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I have a directory on my computer that is shared on the network and more importantly read by wd media player live.

However when I download a torrent (mostly the latest ep of 30 Rock for my wife!) it does not have read access and I have to manually change it.

How do I change this so it is autmatically available on the network when it is downloaded?

thanks, Phil

A:want downloaded files to be shared on network

Most of the time you are going to have to do it manually becuase torrents come compressed.

So what you are going to have to do is make a shared directory and make a downloadable directory.

One you are done uncompressing the torrent file, you just have to move the .avi or .mov however the video file is in into that directory.

on that folder you want shared... just make it access to "everybody" they are just videos right, nothing really secretive about them. right click, sharing >>> advance sharing.

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This one's got me stumped.. I like to have my Firefox downloads folder on my Win7 PC shared to my other PC, which is running XP. I have the folder shared to "myusername; Homegroup; Everyone". I can't seem to figure out why new files that show up in this folder are still not visible to the XP box, and I have to manually share each file in this folder. The icons for new files all have the little padlock overlay.

Thanks for any insight!

A:Newly downloaded files aren't shared

Ok, I tried setting "Do not preserve zone information in file attachments" to "Enabled" within the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), but it didn't fix it. I don't have the same problem when I download a given file with IE, so it seems to be specific to Firefox. I guess I'll try posting at a Firefox forum, but I'll keep checking back here in case someone can point me in the right direction!

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

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Hi Everyone,

I am having some strange problems when attempting to access a Shared Printer. These problems started when my Windows 2011 SBS (Standard Edition) Server lost it's ability to resolve DNS queries. A reboot of the server fixed DNS, but also broke the "Shared Printer".

The Shared Printer is a Kyocera FS1300, it is connected by USB to a Windows XP (SP3) computer. The printer is shared across the Domain, and can be seen on other Domain computers.

The behaviour that I am seeing is best described in the video below that I created, please take the time to have a look:


If you have any suggestions on how I can resolve this issue please let me know.

Kind Regards,


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My problem is that, the Shared folder and "User's documents" folder in My Computer window, in XP Pro are not visible. I think it s possible that the registry keys are missing.

Any solution/advice?


A:Shared and "user's douments" folder in My Computer window have disappeared...

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Hi -

I'm stumped. Why does Win7's networking/sharing have to be infinitely more complicated than XP was?

I have a computer running Win7 Home x64 that I call "fileserver". My main day-to-day machine is a laptop running Win7 Pro x64. There are several other computers throughout the house all running WinXP Pro (32 bit).

I do a lot of video processing on my laptop, and whenever a file is done processing and ready to live on the fileserver, I move it over there. As soon as I do this, sharing for the computer called "fileserver" DIES. All shares on the machine become inaccessible, and all other machines lose access.

I can't fathom why this would happen, but it does. My workaround for the time being is to simply reboot the fileserver, which magically restores sharing. However, this is a horrible workaround since files of all types are being accessed from that machine all day long.

Any suggestions?



A:Win7 sharing "breaks" when I move a file to the shared location

Update: I got to digging around a bit more with sharing permissions, security, etc and found that the ownership of the shared directories was sort of all over the place. In several instances, the "owner" of the directory in question was some unknown user with a long ID number.

I'm starting to think that every time I moved a file into a shared directory on that fileserver machine, my user ID on my machine sort of hijacked ownership of the directory. So I've tweaked a ton of settings and unified the ownership and security policy across all shared dirs, and we'll see how that goes.

I'm still interested in anyone's input though.


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Hi and thanks for reading.

I have ethwork installed on my very basic ZTE Zmax One mobile phone. Normally the problem I see is that ALL my processes are duplicates on the list. But this readout is different. I'll post the printout below, but the issue is that I have never seen the local address be an IANA Shared Internet Address, like "", usually it's assigned IP within my network ( Any insight into the duplicates AND the funky local address would be appreciated. I'm going to post the entire readout below, so after you see one instance of what I'm talking about there would be no real need to keep scrolling.

Oct 7, 2018, 1:51 PM (23 hours ago)


Bytes sent: 293875978 (280.26 mb)
Bytes received: 3007124311 (2.80 gb)
Packets sent: 1913242
Packets received: 2733745
Bytes sent (Mob): 20861440 (19.90 mb)
Bytes received (Mob): 87259093 (83.22 mb)
Packets sent (Mob): 104955
Packets received (Mob): 112687
Application: com.qualcomm.qti.telephony.vodafonepack.CarrierpackApplication
Package name: com.qualcomm.qti.telephony.vodafonepack
Process: com.android.phone
UID: 1001
Version: 1.0
Protocol: TCP (IPv6)
Local Address:
Remote Address:
Hostname: ::
Application: com.qualcomm.qti.telephony.vodafonepack.CarrierpackApplication
Package name: com.qualcomm.qti.telephony.vodafonepack
Process: com.android.phone
UID: 1001
Version: 1.0
Protocol: TCP (IPv6)
State... Read more

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On both 64Bit & 32Bit Win7 machines I get an error message, denying access to a file in a folder within another folder. All have been shared, permissions granted & drives mapped to each folder. That is in addition to initially applying the changes to the file folder, subfolders, and files.

The message comes after the Client machine accesses the program, and attempts to generate a pdf.

The 64 is Win7-Win7 connection, while the 32 is connected to an XP.
Initially, I thought it to be a 64 issue. However, now it seems to be a Win7.
I have set to the Program to Run As Administrator & changed the Compatibility to XP Service Pack 3 to no avail.

I am moments away from Control+Alt+45ACP.
Please Help!

A:Folder Shared, Permission Granted File "Access denied"

Quote: Originally Posted by ASKJesse

On both 64Bit & 32Bit Win7 machines I get an error message, denying access to a file in a folder within another folder. All have been shared, permissions granted & drives mapped to each folder. That is in addition to initially applying the changes to the file folder, subfolders, and files.

The message comes after the Client machine accesses the program, and attempts to generate a pdf.

The 64 is Win7-Win7 connection, while the 32 is connected to an XP.
Initially, I thought it to be a 64 issue. However, now it seems to be a Win7.
I have set to the Program to Run As Administrator & changed the Compatibility to XP Service Pack 3 to no avail.

I am moments away from Control+Alt+45ACP.
Please Help!

Try taking ownership of the folder. Here's how: Take Ownership Shortcut

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I had a small network up and running that I set up awhile back. I formatted & reloaded 2 of the machines (both running WinXP Home SP2). On the laptop, "My Network Places" shows it's shared folder and the "MSHome" network. The PC shows the network in "Create a network place" but doesn't see the shared folder.
Tried everything I can think of... cancelling and resetting the folder to share, adding another folder..., nothing.
Why doesn't my the shared folder appear in the "My Network Places" folder? Any suggestions?

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Hi all,

I'm having a weird issue with one computer here.
The "My Documents" folder is redirected to a shared network drive. Other people can access the files in that folder and edit them.

The weird thing is that the "local copy" of the file does not seem to match the one the other users on the network can see.

For example, I have this Excel spreadsheet. Another user on the network made a change to the file. In my documents, the file size and modification date do not match the new state, and if I open the file, it does not contain the changes. Everybody else on the network sees the changes just fine.

If I make changes to the file, the others cannot see them, however they do see ".tmp" files, which I don't see on my machine.

I have turned offline availability off, to try and make sure there is no local cache of the file, I have tried "sync-ing" the folder, restarted my machine... all to no avail
Seems to me there is a different copy somewhere but I can't find it.

There is no "My Documents" folder left under "c:\Users\<MyUsername>\". We are on a workgroup (as opposed to a domain).

Any pointers welcome!



A:Redirected "My Documents" folder, on shared network drive - can't see

OK, I removed then re-instated the folder redirection and everything seems to be working again.

Would love to know what happened, but I really don't have the tie to investigate the matter further...

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Skipping why and how, I need help, please!!!

I dragged the "My Documents" folder into the Shared Folders folder, and renamed it "New My Documents".

Well, now I want to un-share(or delete the "New My Documents" folder) but I cannot because I get an error saying 'is a Windows system folded and Windows requires it to run properly'. The thing is, the New and original My Documents folders are mirrors, meaning if I delete something from one, it deletes it from the other.

I cannot un-check the sharing box, or anything like that.


Thanks in advance.

A:Need to remove "My Documents" from Shared Folder on Windows XP

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So I brought back my computer (XP) back home for the holidays, and tried connecting it to a Linksys cable router that I have. In the past I've usually had no problems and am able to simply plug in the ethernet cable and go online. I'm trying to have two computers connected to the same router, and I've done it in the past before and it works. The computer that's been here is the one that I'm using right now. It obviously has no problems going online.

Now, however, when I connect the ethernet cable to the computer I brought back, it says "Connected, Shared" in the the Network Connections for LAN. However, when I try going to any website, I get the "Could not locate remote server" error.

I've tried hitting the Repair button in LAN status and it says that "Windows finished repairing..." but I'm still having the problem.

I have a feeling it has to do with Internet Connection Sharing, or something, but I really don't know. Anybody know a solution?

EDIT: Well, it looks like it just fixed itself, as I opened up my browser and now it's working.

A:Using Cable Router - "Connected, Shared" but not working

can you post an ipconfig /all - see later

also have a look at your internet settings
connection tab
lan button - whats there ?

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

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I have a system with 3 drives disk0, disk1, and disk2.
What I'd ultimately like to do is install Windows 7 on disk0 and install Linux on disk1.
Then I want to have disk2 split into 2 partitions(part0, part1) for programs and other misc install files.
However I don't want disk1 and disk2part1 to be visible while using disk0 and disk2part0 and vice versa.
Is there any way to make this possible?
Sorry if it sounds confusing this was the best way I could think of explaining what I'm trying to do.

A:Dual Boot with shared Data "D" drive

Use This just download the Home Edition

Install this on both OS's to hide partitions (but be careful what you are doing)

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I used to share folders without problems on this W7SP1Ult64 with an XP32Pro machine.
Not anymore.
I can't imagine why. All I did recently was swapping a slowly failing (not system) 1TB HDD for a 2TB HDD. Then I played around with partition letters.
Now no matter what I do, no matter where: Your folder can't be shared.

I tried everything shown in: Your Folder Can't Be Shared Error Message in Windows 7 - YouTube
Actually, I didn't have to do anything except for: I believe DHCP Client (maybe one of the others listed) was on manual, so I switched it to automatic.
Your folder can't be shared.
I did not install a virtual machine nor am I aware of doing so in the past.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

A:After months of smooth sharing "Your folder can't be shared."

I have the opposite problem and do not want to share but am unable to turn that off even with admin rights.

I am thinking of disabling the homegroup.

If you did not make any changes to your setup, who or what did?

Maybe a program that was recently installed made changes.

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I have a user in the domain that had access to her network shares (mapped network drive and H:\users\usershares\*username*) and now she is getting "Access Denied" errors. I have checked to make sure that she has the correct permissions and she does. I know that she can connect to that server because she can access other shared drives on the same server. She is also the only user in the domain that has this issue. If I log on as her on my PC she DOES have normal access to all her shares. She is running windows XP pro sp3. The domain controller is Server 2008.

Anyone have any ideas?


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I am trying to access files in a shared folder on my Vista PC from my XP laptop, through my wireless home network, but when I go to open a file (e.g., Word Document) it opens as "Read-Only". I noticed the shared folder on the Vista PC has the "read-only" attribute selected on its properties. I've tried unselecting the attribute, but it reverts to "read-only" every time I do this. The folder I'm sharing is the "Documents" folder on the Vista PC. All of the files I want to access from the XP laptop are in this folder and I don't want to bother with moving them to the "Public" folder in Vista.

Is it even possible to do what I'm trying to do? That is, access files on the Vista PC from the XP laptop through a wireless home network, and be able to make changes to the documents so they save on the Vista PC?

I have followed several step-by-step guides on file, folder, and printer sharing in Vista, and have changed all the permissions to make sure I'm able to access the shared folder from the XP laptop. I've changed the firewall settings on Norton 360, but that hasn't helped either. I've also installed the LLTD responder hotfix on the XP.

Both computers belong to the same workgroup and the network is set to "Private".

Note: I'm not getting any error messages when accessing the shared folder. The shared printing is working fine without any problems.

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A:Documents in Shared Folder open as "Read-Only"

Hi i'm no expert on this topic by any means, and i hope someone else can come along with a better explanation than i can, but it seems to me that your system (network) is treating the xp laptop as a 'slave' which can access but not alter data on the main pc, i would check to see if there are any settings that might apply to this, or maybe (just a guess) you may have to sign on as administrator on your xp laptop. like i say it's really not my field but hey, you can give it a go for what it's worth. sorry i can't be of much more help to you.

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i have had this problem for a while but i've ignored it but i thought i might as well send it here. My Shared Documents folder doesnt show up on any of the accounts or anywhere on the computer as "Shared Documents" but rather as simply "Documents". I'm not sure what i have to change in the registry or whether i should.
I've recently done the HJT log file scan and sent it to the forum and used all the usual spyware and virus removal things that is customary so its not any kind of malware and i dont have any other serious problems.

Can anyone help?

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I have an HP LaserJet 1020 attached to a WinXP Pro workstation via USB. I have an Intel iMac networked with the PC wirelessly. I can detect the LaserJet on the iMac just fine, and on the iMac, documents spool and even say they have printed (they show up in the "completed" section of the printer control panel).

So, the iMac thinks the document printed, but it never did. When I look at the print queue on the Windows machine, I see "Remote Downlevel Document" in it. I assume that the iMac is printing to a port instead of starting the Windows Print Spooler, and this is why it is showing up with this name.

When viewing the LaserJet's queue on WinXP, the downlevel document is "Printing," and "113k/113k" has been transferred. But the document never prints - if I try to "cancel" the document in the Windows print queue, it says "deleting" for a verrrrry long time. Documents can be printed just fine locally on the Windows workstation.

Thanks in advance!

A:Shared Printer says "completed," but no page printed

are you using windows workgroup printing? How are you connecting to the printer?

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Is there a way to disable it because it keep popping up every time i delete something from shared folders and partitions.
Thanks in advance.

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Hello! I have searched everywhere to find an answer to this, and although I have encountered posts on various sites re: similar problems, I have seen no one with my exact problem.

I own a Dell Dimension with Windows XP. It is networked with my roommate's computer via a Netgear Cable/DSL Web Safe Router. My internet connection was working just fine until I bought a Canon PIXMA MP780. I connected the printer to my computer via a USB2 cable and kept getting the "Network Cable Unplugged" error. (I double-checked - it wasn't.) So I'd unplug the USB2, the network connection would be fine.... I'd plug it back in, and would get "Network Cable Unplugged" again.

Not wanting to have to choose between having internet access or using my printer (without unplugging and plugging in cables), I tried to fix the network cable unplugged problem. I'd let the computer try to "troubleshoot" my lack of connectivity and kept getting, "Invalid IP Address" messages. I'd bring up my MSN Messenger window and sometimes when that would troubleshoot the disconnection problem, it would tell me that my IE was set to "work offline" and did I want to change that? When I'd hit "Yes", I could then connect via MSN Messenger, but it would never last long. However, through all of this, I could print without a problem.

Now, no matter whether my printer's USB2 cable is plugged into the back of my computer or not, I ... Read more

A:"Network Cable Unplugged" and a non-shared printer

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Help! I can't select a "shared" security type for my wireless internet connection in windows 8 (using WEP encryption). I guess they've removed this due to it being low security. However, to change it, I would have to reset my router!! Is there any way around this? selecting "open authenication" doesn't work....

A:How select "shared" security type for internet?

If your router has WPA2 and AES encryption you will want to use them for most any Windows 8 drivers. Changing pretty much any setting in a router requires that it's reset or rebooted.

WEP is really not supported any longer, with most any Windows 8 drivers it probably won't work.

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Hello all!

I don't understand what the issue is but I am logged on as administrator on my computer and only a few of my files I can access. the window will pop up stating that i don't have permission to view the file! if I am the adminitrator i should have full access to any file, right? this is extremely annoying!!! is there anyway to completely disable this useless function? I've tried to go in to the properties of each file and reset permissions to my admin name (whereas it does it but beside the icon there is a small red X. I don't understand what this means). I've also tried to change the ownership to "Everyone" and that does not work either.

the wierd thing is that it is only on certain files, like programs, or executables to install programs. Most of these i have moved over from XP using the transfer wizard.

This function has no purpose for me and i would like to completely disable it. I am the only person who uses this computer and it would seem to me that there would be a way to completely disable it or there would be a setting to enable access to any and all files without having to go into each file individually to set ownership and permissions.

Does anyone know of a way to aleviate this issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


A:Bypass "Ownership" and "permissions" to files altogether!


Be sure that you have permission. Its a 7 thing.

Unless others come by, this is the way it is done. You can try the hidden administrator or disabling the UAC.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts

ForVista and Seven

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now that I managed to wirelessly connect 2 computers, I can see my files on the other computer. If I want my grandkids pictures on both computers, do I have to copy them out of the "shared" folder onto the computer I am on to have them when the connection is closed? I only connect to the internet with one computer without activating the wireless connections between the computers. So when I want to email a picture to relatives overseas, they are not there. What am I doing wrong?
If I want to backup my appointments onto the other computer, do I have to move it to that computers folders? (I like Anytime Organizer). Any information would be appreciated how to do this

A:I have difficulties understanding "shared docs"

Yes, to have multiple copies of files, whether for convenience or for backup, you must make a copy.

So for the pictures either fire up your network when you want to email or else copy them ahead of time. And for the appointments, copy (don't "move") them to the other computer. I am not familiar with the application; if you don't know where the file(s) is, maybe the application has an "export" capability, which is another way of making a backup.

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Hi all,

Trying to get clarification on what easy transfer actually transfers.

I am in the process of upgrading to windows 7 from XpPro and I know most of the steps necessary to complete this, but I just want to know what the difference is between the user account which contains my computer within it, versus the shared item option which contains the same?

I currently have pretty much everything selected to transfer, but what is the difference in the two available options ?
Should I use one or the other when attempting not lose my precious data during the upgrade?


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this is a huge issue we are dealing with and it would help me immensely if anyone has any insight into it.

we have approximately 30 users that when attempting to log into a secure healthpartners.com web page - HealthPartners - Provider, they get the following error in IE.


No Shared Cipher

Your browser is unable to negotiate a security level which satisfies the requirements of this site. For security reasons, this Web site may require strong encryption. To gain access to this site, you may try any or all of the following:
1) Change your browser's security settings to support the appropriate level of encryption (the cipher suites supported by this site are listed above).
2) Update your browser to a version that supports the appropriate level of encryption.
3) Apply the "strong-encryption" option pack to your operating system.
4) If in the United States, verify that you are using a recent domestic version of your browser.
5) Contact this site's administrator for assistance.

Security Details:


Browser ciphers:


Secure Site ciphers:

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A:"No Shared Cipher" error message in IE 6 & 7.


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I am running a wired network in a small office. 4 Dell boxs all running Vista Business. One computer is designated a "psuedo" server and contains a large hard drive containing all common data. All users have been configured and have access to this drive. The process seems to work just fine and then at somewhat random intervals, might be once or twice a day, might be after a couple of days, all users lose access to the drive. The only solution which always gives them renewed access is to reboot the machine that the shared drive is on. There does not seem to be any linkage of a cause to the problem, no specific use of a given program, time of day or a specific user. When one user loses accces all users do.

I have succefully used CMD to change the autodisconnect to -1 but his does not seem to solve the problem. Is there a required second step? Perhaps on the machines accessing the shared drive?

Anybody out there with a similar problem and with a solution?

Thanks for any ideas or help

A:Random "loss" of shared drive.

It sounds like to me that the hard drive is about to die on you. Back it up immediately and expect it to die within a few weeks...
or i might be completely wrong! But my hard drive died exactly the same way...
The more users have access to the drive the more use you get out of it. A drive will only last for around 40,000 reads and writes.

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how can i disable comodo's firewall "shared space"? it is a little feature i'm not sure what was intended for.

A:comodo's firewall "shared space"

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I have searched and can't seem to find the solution!!

Cannot print to a "Shared" Printer on Win 7 Ultimate 64 from a Vist 32bit machine.

I can see the printer, but then it says that the drive is incorrect.

It says that the *.inf file is not correct.

I cannot figure this out!

I also cannot install additional drivers on the Win 7 machine, because I get a, "the specified location does not contain the driver for the requested processor architecture" message.

What am I doing wrong here??!!

A:Cannot print to a "Shared" Printer on Win 7 Ultimate 64

Hi Jsunn,

Hope you've already found a solution but in case not - here's a helpful thread you may wanna read: Printer Sharing Windows 7 RC 64 to Vista 32


Windows Outreach Team

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