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Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Q: Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

I have three computers all Win 7 Home Premium and sharing (Homegroup). Side not I also had them sharing with out Homegroup and still same issue. Also This occurs regardless if PC3 is connected via wire or wireless. Additional notes AV was also disable to rule out. That is the only thing running on PC3 and nothing is running background wise on PC1 or PC2.

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

PC3 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 & PC2 instantly.

PC1 & PC2 can not view contents of Shared PC3 instantly; it takes approximately 35 seconds to view contents of main shared folder and same for each additional sub-folder. Also if copying a file initially it takes awhile before it starts and then stars off slow around 585KB/s copying over from PC1 or PC2 to PC3 before it jumps up to around 10MB/s+. However if I copy the same file from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 no speed issues what so ever. Speeds actually get well up into 70MB/s.

Any thoughts?

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A: Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Set all your pc's as in this pdf. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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I have a windows 7 laptop and a windows 8.1 desktop.

I can see the shared folders on the Win 8.1 machine from the Win 7 machine. I can copy files from W 8.1 to W7. But if I try to open large files, such as video files, remotely, or if I try to copy files that are too large, the connection times out. If I try to view folders that contain a large number of files, the connection times out.

After that the Win 8.1 machine has no Internet connection - trying to browse to a web site times out. Running the connection troubleshooter on that 8.1 machine fixes the problem. I can again see the win 8.1 shared folders and files, but if I try to open or DL a large file or view a folder that contains a large number of files the problem repeats.

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So I have a microphone (Zoom H2 Handy Recorder) that self formats its SD card with a folder: "FOLDER01". I have a keyboard (JUNO DS61) that can import samples provided the inserted USB is formatted with the folders: "IMPORT", "EXPORT", "SONGLIST" and "ROLAND" and it imports from the "IMPORT" folder obviously. I was able to format my mic storage so it all of the self-formatted folders and the folders necessary for my keyboard were on it. It now contains "FOLDER01" and "IMPORT", "EXPORT", "SONGLIST" and "ROLAND". What I want is to make it so my mic saves recordings in a way that it can be accessed directly by my keyboard so either I would need my keyboard to import from "FOLDER01" or have my mic recognize and save to "IMPORT". Another possibility would be to link the two folders somehow? I have never done anything like that before, but it seems like something someone could do. Have two folders with different names, but the same contents? Possible?

A:Folders With Shared Contents - Help!

I would expect the only way that is going to work is if the software (for either of those devices), allows you to configure which folders are used. Based on what you have described, it would appear they are hard coded to only use a specific folder.

As for sharing (syncing) folders, I'm not sure.

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I've got a few folders put up in sharing in my home network, all the computers have windows 7 x64 installed. On the main desktop computer i keep adding folders inside the already shared folder like let's say i've got //main-pc/music/ in share and i add a new album in //main-pc/music/judas priest/ ... if i try to access judas priest in sharing i get an empty folder, why is that ? This happens now to every new folder i try to create in any already shared folder. Can i get some support please ?

A:updating shared folder contents problem

Normally a newly created "child" folder will inherit the properties of the "parent" folder. When you create the new sub-folder, do its Properties show it to be "shared"? If so, are the permissions correct to enable you to access it over the network?

When sharing a folder in XP there was actually an option to share only the parent folder or to apply the setting to all sub-folders too. I haven't found a similar option in Vista or 7 (which doesn't mean it isn't there!).

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I have shared a photo folder ("FUJI"), and also the folders within it. One of these folders might be "Flower garden", and then there are individual photos in that folder. The FUJI and Flower garden folders are shared, and there are no padlock icons on them. However, the individual photo files within the Flower garden folder all have padlock icons on them. This is the same for all the sub-folders in the main FUJI folder. I can go ahead and open each subfolder, select all the photos and then change the share to 'everyone', which takes a little time depending on how many there are, and then the padlocks are removed. But this takes a lot of time. Is there a way to just select all the subfolders and have the sharing changed for all their contents?

A:Folders are shared but contents have lock icon

For different user's on the same system? if so have a look at this Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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

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

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

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

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

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And no amount of free-to-use scanning I have done thus far detected a virus.

Whatever virus this is, it seems to effect the amount of memory I can use slowing down my computer and causing me crashes in Team Fortress 2.

It also disabled my sound driver.

It has yet to do anything more than annoy me from what I can tell, and it may yet be a hacker.

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I can view the shared folders on my dell xp desktop from my work laptop, but i cannot map any of the drives or set up a short cut to those drives, when i do it asks me to login....i can ping the computer, just not map the drive...thanks for your help

A:Can view shared folders but not map...Help

You need to create an account on the Dell and give that user access to the shares. Then when prompted to login to the share from the laptop use those user credentials.

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Through an Unsecured wifi connection. How would i go about doing this? And is there a wifi chat program? Or how would i go about seeing who else is connected to the unsecured linksys network and chat with them? TY.

A:View Shared Folders

Quote: Originally Posted by heaumanepunk

Through an Unsecured wifi connection. How would i go about doing this? And is there a wifi chat program? Or how would i go about seeing who else is connected to the unsecured linksys network and chat with them? TY.

Is this your connection ?

If it is I'm surprised you haven't secured it and if it isn't do you have permission from the person paying the bill to use their connection ?

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Im looking to setup MS Outlook 98 to view additional Calendars of people i work with in MS Outlook 98 - we have already shared the calendars - but dont know how to set up Outlook to view them.

Can anyone help

A:How to view shared Calendars in Outlook 98

Go to FILE, OPEN, OPEN OTHER USERS FOLDER, Type in the NAME (of the person s calendar you want to view), Select CALENDAR

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Hello everyone,

I'm using a laptop (with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed) as a DVR and media streamer to all other devices in the house.
My TV recordings are recorded into a temporary folder and when the recording is finished the program moves the files into the My Videos folder.

The My Videos folder is shared so we can watch the recordings from the Xbox downstairs or other Windows 7 devices in the house.
This worked pretty well in the past but for some reason new recordings (or downloads) aren't shared by default anymore. All files have a small lock icon (shared with nobody) and I have to manually share new files within an already shared folder.

This is pretty annoying and takes away the convenience.

I would appreciate any tip to fix this problem to have all files in the shared folder(s) shared by default.

Thanks in advance!

A:New files aren't shared in shared folder

It's easy once you know how, just right click the C:/Video's folder and choose properties, Security tab then Advanced button, then just put a check mark where it says "Replace all Child Object Permission Entries with Inheritable Permissions Entries from this Object, then hit Apply, OK....this will fix the problem you described.

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Hey guys well I'm trying to set up the best network possible.... I use the Linksys WRTG. And I have 2 wired computers, and 2 wireless computers. But everyonce in a while I have problems, and don't know what to do... or how to fix them. Right now I can see the folder for my other wired connection, but I can't access it and I can't see the computer in the "View networked computers", so I guess that folder is there just because windows has seen it before, but not now.

I'm thinking about just restarting my network again, anyone have a good guide or anyhting?

A:Can't view other network computers/shared files...

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Dear Forum,

I am just wondering if someone could assist me in knowing whether a file, folder is shared by displaying it down the bottom of the preview pane like the one attached.

I am having some time in going through each individual file to see if it is shared or not.

Thank you

A:How to view if it is a shared item navigation properties

Hello Melissa,

You can show Shared in the column view in explorer.
Shared, Shared with, Shared Status:

You can also see your shares but not shared files in the Computer Management:Shared Folders


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

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

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

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

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

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

any help would be appreciated!

i have rebuilt the index on the windows 7 server
i have removed and redone ALL security, and sharing settings
i have checked, rechecked and checked again all the file sharing settings
I am stumped, and i consider myself knowledgabl... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot view all files in shared folder

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Recently I started experiencing a problem where others on my network could not access my shared folders. At first I thought the problem was because I was using XP Pro and they were XP Home users. When I tried implementing the solution of granting the guest account network access from the local security policies menu, after I closed the window, the guest account would be removed again. Eventually I ended up reinstalling with Home edition but now a couple days later I am experiencing the same problem ("Logon Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer"). I downloaded the Windows Resource Kit Tools and used these commands:

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

to enable the guest account but still no access. Please help me before I go crazy trying to figure this out.

A:Unable to view shared folders (two XP Home machines)

I logged in in safe mode under the administrator account and ran the ntrights commands again. Now when I try to logon I get a user/pass prompt but when I logon I get the same error message. I am absolutely at a loss. BTW, does anyone know what causes this problem? It seems like quite a few people have it although I have yet to find another case of someone not being able to access XP Hom from another XP Home machine.

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Outlook 2007 in the computer of one of the users in my company cannot view or edit a shared calendar. When I try to open the calendar it pops-up an alert that says "You do not have permission to view this calendar"

It doesn't seem to be a rights or permission issue, because when she access using her account information in another computer, she is able to view and edit the calendars. Some of the other computers have Outlook 2007 as well, so I'm wondering if there is a setting or an extra step that I need to configure in Outlook 2007 in order to access those calendars?

A:Outlook 2007 cannot view nor edit a shared calendar.

let me explain:

there r 2 users in ur company : A and B

If A wants share his calender with B then :

1: A needs to grant access to B from his outlook calender. right click on calender- share- calender permissions. Assign the desired permissions

2. Then B needs to ' open' A's calendar in his computer by : right click on 'my calendar' - add calendar - from address book.

Good Luck.

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I used to think I had a networking problem browsing the shared Public folder (or any other shared folder) of one Vista machine from another Vista machine but i've discovered that I can't browse the shared Public folder (or any other shared folder) of a Vista machine from it's own Network view (Network\Computer Name\Public). Explorer won't browse and it crashes. I can see the shared folder (Public or otherwise) easily enough, it's just impossible to browse it.

I have no problem browsing the Public folder on a Vista machine if I start at it's own Computer view (Computer\C:\Users\Public), but impossible from it's own Network view (Network\Computer Name\Public).

Note I'm trying to browse the Public folder on the same machine not from a different machine, and Windows Explorer crashes. Both of my Vista machines behave the same way.

I need help please.

A:Can't browse shared folder (eg Public) from Network view

Hi go to control panel open "network and sharing centre" under network click on "customize" set it to Private. Then expand "public folder sharing" and check "turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open files". Make sure you have configured the windows firewall if you have it running as well.

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i have 7 pcs connected through a hub and 6 of them can share everything, the problem is the other one witch allows only to browse for shared folders.

It can access all the others without a problem.
All can browse its shared folders.
None can copy / open / delete any shared file from this computer.
If i try to copy a file i get: "Cannot Copy 'Filename':Access is Denied"

The pcs are a mix of win XP Home / Pro, The one with these problems is XP home.

Any Ideas??


A:Can view shared files but get error if open or copy them.

Check the Sharing...permissions on that offending PC

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Win 7 with Outlook 2013 installed. Working as client to MS server
We have a shared contacts file for everyone in the building (10 clients) called "AMAG Contacts"

My Contacts – (now called People in O-2013)
Opens to my personal contacts (no prob). Not AMAG Contacts, but I can click on AMAG Contacts and open it OK. New emails default to the AMAG contacts OK. this Q is for whan I am opening the Contacts list.
When I click on AMAG Contacts it has a list of pictures and names.

When I open AMAG Contacts I can click >View>Change view>By Category (or whatever??)
BUT – neither AMAG Contacts nor my view change is persistent. I want the changed view to be persistent across closing O2013 and reopening it

1. Is there a way to default to AMAG contacts when opening contacts?
2. Is there a way to make my view of choice persistent? I like the Category view.

I cannot find any dialog that allows me to do the above.
Several others in the building have asked the same question and I think the older versions are more straightforward and controllable.
Can this be done? I perused Outlook options and saw nothing there either.
Pls advise
Thank you

A:Outlook 2013 shared contacts off server view

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We are a small company.  We are running six windows 8 computers.  Our secretary works from home, the rest of us are in the same office.   

The Admin Computer stores all of our work files within a folder called 'casework' (about 400GB).   The 'casework' folder is shared on the office network.  This 'casework' folder is also synced by Google Drive. 

When our secretary works on her home computer and makes a new file, e.g. letterV2, the new file downloads to our 'casework' folder to the Admin Computer here at the office.  However, the new file cannot been seen on our other computers over the office

The newly created files are not shared to 'everyone' unless I un-share 'casework' from the network and then share 'casework' again. 

The problem seems to be that the new files added by Google Drive are not inheriting the permissions of the 'casework' folder. 

There are no options to change in Google Drive.  Is this a Windows8 problem? Will Windows10 have a fix for this? Are there any work arounds? Does our secretary need to work at the office?

Yours Hopefully


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

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

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

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

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Hey everyone.

I use both Linux (Ubuntu 10.04, 2.6.33-AMD64) and Windows 7 professional, and sometimes I get a little boggled at the apparent lack of functionality in W7 in the following situation.

I have a network share in the root of my drive that I've called "DropBox" where my boss and I can both put files to be shared via the network. I have a bunch of files in "Downloads" directory that I'd like to be able to share at various times, but would rather not have my downloads directory directly shared as it violates my sense of order. IE, I would much rather have one shared folder from which you can reach all the other content I need to share on the drive, and if I need to un-share something, simply delete the shortcut, and Voila! instant anti-sharing.

Figure 1. Clean Sharing

In Ubuntu, you can create a symlink within a shared folder that points to a non shared folder which allows network users to access that non-shared folder.

Does this functionality exist in W7?


A:Shared Shortcut to non-shared folder.

Okay, so I solved this issue on my own =) TGFG! The answer lies in the MKLink command.

Specifically: mklink /D /J Downloads "C:\Users\Robert\Downloads\"

Works like a charm. All networked machines have access to my non-shared directory through the shared folder, and it looks nice and clean on the viewers end.

Thanks for letting me rubber duck this one.

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

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

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

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

So, here's the situation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have all 4 PC's in the office using Windows 7 Pro. I have one computer that is designated to house my share folder for scanning documents and attaching them to our management system.  We are finding that multiple problems occur - not at once and at
different times .  Sometimes, the document within the shared folder called "IMAGEBATCH" will not delete.  Sometimes that document deletes, and then re-appears within the IMAGEBATCH folder.  Sometimes the document will not
scan through the network to the IMAGEBATCH folder.  Sometimes we get an error saying we "don't have permission to delete this file".  These circumstances occur on all computers, including the computer that houses the original file IMAGEBATCH. 
Sometimes in the day, each computer that is supposedly looking at the same IMAGEBATCH folder see different files.
Restarting the computer clears the problems, but then start right back up at irregular intervals, sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the middle of the day.
I did find a duplicate file named IMAGEBATCH on the "C" drive of that PC, so I deleted that, but the symptoms are still there.  This is the only shared folder in our entire network.  What can I be missing?  I have checked to make
sure it is a share folder, all the permissions are in place, and that we all can see the folder through the network.  What am I missing?  I am the owner and administrato... Read more

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I work in a BPO company where they have 3 Mbps internet connection, and the employees there are using the same internet connection. My problem is in my computer the internet is very slow while I have observed that in some computers internet seems to be quite faster than mine. Please tell me the solution / trick to make internet faster in my computer.


A:Internet is slow in shared

You should discuss this with your IT support staff, you are unlikely to have any access to settings that could influence it, and to override any company applied settings would probably be against the company policy anyway.

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I just formatted my HDD and reinstalled xp pro and all my programs and printers etc.

Now I have 3 pc's on a home network. 2 are hard wired 1 is wireless.

Since the new installation, the 2nd pc that is hard wired is extremely slow to print to the shared printer

Prior to new installation, that pc used to be slow to print but it did print. Now, it finds the printer on the network etc but when I go to print, the printer box pops up and goes through the motions until it says "Ready to Print" but nothing happens for ages.

Any suggestions as to where I start to look.

BTW, the lappy prints fine on wireless.

The printer is connected to my pc which I just did the fresh install on.

The problem pc is my wife's pc also running xp pro. It has found the network printer

The problem pc was able to print prior to my fresh install although it was slow. This pc is hard wired to the lan

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I have a small business with two computers running an appointment booking software. On my #2 computer - anytime I try to retrieve data or do basic task such as bookings, point of sale, etc. takes forever. I thought my #2 computer (being older) was slowing down and ready to be replaced -not the case. When we put a new one on the network the software still runs as slowly as before. It was not always like this - #2 seems to get slower and slower as our data base expands on #1.

In my task manager I get big processer spikes (25-35%) when it is trying to perform ordinary commands.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

A:LAN shared software runs slow

Spikes of 25 to 35% is nothing. What are your computers connected to for your network? Are you using switches or hubs? Switches are generally faster. Do you have the same make and model NIC in each computer? I would also recommend using 3Com or Intel. Your cabling can also have a big impact on network speed. If they are crappy cables or home made ones they can cause connectivity and speed problems.

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I just formatted my HDD and reinstalled xp pro and all my programs and printers etc.

Now I have 3 pc's on a home network. 2 are hard wired 1 is wireless.

Since the new installation, the 2nd pc that is hard wired cannot print to the shared printer.

Prior to new installation, that pc used to be slow to print but it did print. Now, it finds the printer on the network etc but when I go to print, the printer box pops up and goes through the motions untils it says "Ready to Print" but nothing happens.

Any suggestions as to where I start to look.

BTW, the lappy prints fine on wireless.

The printer is connected to my pc which I just did the fresh install on.

The problem pc is my wife's pc also running xp pro. It has found the network printer but won't print.

The problem pc was able to print prior to my fresh install although it was slow. This pc is hard wired to the lan

A:Printing to shared printer very slow

Hello lightermanau,

things i like to ask

1 when was the last time you cleaned the insides of the tower /case ?

2 do you use an active spyware program ?

3 do you use a registry cleaner ?

4 do you do updates from the windows updates site / do you use the custom scanner & not the express scanner ?

5 how often do you defrag ?

6 how often do you use disk cleanup?

also check this

now what i need you to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties

then get back to us


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I just upgraded an XP machine that was my home network shared printer host. I am sharing a USB connected Lexmark Pro 905. Win 7 access to this printer was nearly instantaneous on the XP. I upgraded to a system running Win 8.1 and though printing directly from the Win 8.1 machine is without delay, printing from any of the Win 7 machines is so delayed it's pathetic. When print is selected the printer is scanned to see if it is ready, next when print is executed it has to reconnect with the printer, then print. The delays in getting printed output is so noticeable, I am reaching out to see if a solution to this for Win 8.1 exists. One would expect 12 year newer hardware and software would be at least on par with the old system and Win XP.

A:Slow Shared Printer Printing

Hello welcome to TSF!! What is the make and model of your machine? If custom built what are the specs for the motherboard, gpu, RAM, CPU and PSU? Did it come shipped with XP? The PC might not be compatible with Windows 8 since if the machine was shipped with XP XP has been out since 2001. Not all machine are compatible with Windows 8 specially if there is not enough RAM 2GB or more.

How much RAM is install?

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I really have no idea what the problem is here so I will explain everything that's happening and hopefully someone can solve it.

I have cable internet here at home. I have never had a problem with a slow connection speed - it's actually the fastest internet I've ever used. My brother bought a laptop and a wireless router (U.S. Robotics) to share the internet connection a few years ago. I've never noticed a change in internet speed - maybe a tick here and there, but nothing to make me pull my hair out.

His laptop broke and he went back to using a PC and is now connected to the router with a cable. Since then, it's like he is leeching ALL the internet speed and anytime I try and surf, I get a "Address Not Found" page almost instantly. I have to hit refresh about 5-15 times in order for it to finally connect and even then, it might load really weird - like only the text... then I'll reload again and it usually works... but again, REALLY slow and some pictures missing. I'm running the latest FireFox - I've tried Google Chrome but it never fixed the problem so I just went back to FireFox. When I get deep into a few "Address not found" tabs, I will notice a "Connection Error" message in the bottom tab of FireFox.

If I unplug his cable for a hot second, I will get full internet access again and nothing is wrong - back to the usual super fast loading speed and everything. As soon as I plug him back in (when he... Read more

A:Shared network = slow internet

Well if you unplug his and yours works fine Then I'd say you found the problem Cut his cable and tell him you don't know how it happened. Should fix the problem for a few days.

Sounds like either he has some serious downloading going on, or a virus/worm etc thats making your connection suck wind. I would make sure you don't have a duplicate IP address, but if you did you would be getting a message most likely.

Scan his pc with up to date antivirus software, Check the IP's, ask him if he's got movies downloading etc.

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We have a small ethernet network running 4 pc's on an ASDL D-Link router. All networked and share files together.

On the pc that i am using the desktop link is very slow when double clicked to enter the shard network. Can anyone shed any light as to how i could speed this up or fix this little problem.

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I am living in a house of five students, and we have a cable internet connection split by means of a modem, switch and router. However, recently whenever one of these computers is switched on, it causes everyone else's connection to go slow. Is there any reason for this, and how can the problem be rectified?

It may be that the computer has Adware or Spyware or even a virus, but i cannot find any evidence of this. Is there a simple way to spot the problem?

Tom Marron.

A:Shared cable connection going slow

are you definately using a switch cause technically if you are using a switch the bandwidth should be equal between all computers. Also do these computers go slow in the network or just on the internet. I'm not gonna rule out the possibility of spyware but that's always a chance cause its definately out there. If only one computer is on it does that computer have a quick connection? If even one computer has trouble than maybe there is a problem with the modem. Another thing to consider is the addressing you are using. maybe there are conflicting addresses. try all those and see what happens. spybot search and destroy is a good spyware remover though.

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This is a really weird one.
OS is XP SP3 fully up to date.
Primary master 80Gb, 3 partitions - XP, Vista, Data.
Primary slave DVD
Secondary master - removable bay 40Gb 1 partition Fat32 Empty
Sata 1 80Gb 1 partition Fat32 Empty
Promise Ultra PCI Primary removable bay 40Gb NTFS XP from a Laptop

Shared a folder on the Data partition and can see the top level of it from this and other machines on the network, but won't expand.
Tried the whole drive with same result.

So, I tried sharing the Secondary master with the same result.

So I tried sharing the Promise attached one and it worked perfectly, as did the SATA drive.

So I swapped the secondary master and the Promise disks and tried again.

Still the 2ndMaster (was the one on the Promise) seen but will not expand and the Promise attached (was 2nd Master) worked - but obviously they are now different disk contents.

It looks as though the disks attached to the IDE controllers on the Motherboard are blocked in some way.

Removing Firewall and AV software makes no difference.

I'm puzzled.

A:Solved: Shared, but not shared.

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I am still using windows 2003 server as my file server. This is a physical server at location A.
We have another location in a different city, Location B.
Network shared drives are fine when I access it from Location A, but very slow when I access it from client PCs of location B.
What are the things I need to check to solve this slowness issue? 

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System specs: Linksys WRTG54 with WMPG54 network cards
2 comps + 1 laptop runs wireless and 1 comp is wired.

I suddenly started to get a slow connection during any downloading of items even on webpages. My router speed acutally drops from 54kps to 48kps which I have never seen. My signal strength spikes, My internet connection stays connected for 1 min then goess off for a while then comes back on. I powercycled everything and it works well for maybe 10 mins then symtomps reappear. I thought maybe someone was downloading/uploading but I MAC filtered to let my comp online only, still same problems.

A:Suddenly Slow shared wireless connection?

If you are using wireless, check for interferance from objects and other radio-emmiting devices. You can try force the speed to stay at 54g but that depends on your router's config. Check your antenna is secured on properly (it happens)

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

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

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

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

Connections being made are both XP Pro SP2 machines.

Any ideas to speed this up??

Thanks for reading.

A:Solved: Slow authentication connection to shared folders

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

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I've got a network of 10 people (via LAN) and 9 of them are able to open Outlook 2003, click Calendar and then click on any of the shared calendar under 'other calendars'. These load up quickly and within seconds. However, I do have one user who it takes a minute to a few minutes for any of the shard calendars to load into view.

They all have access to the same shared calendars.

This just started recently.

The user is able to view emails and other parts of Outlook with no problem and her calendars load quickly.

We are using WinXP with SP2 and I have reinstalled Outlook on her machine.

This is driving us crazy, I appreciate any help!

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

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

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

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In my office, I have three computers, two of them running Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, and the third running Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

The three computers can all access each others files through shared folders, and they all operate off a wireless network.

The desktop computer running Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, and the desktop computer running Microsoft Windows XP Professional, both access the shared printer (a Canon MP600) without any problems, and the print normally. However, the laptop computer, running Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, is awfully slow to allow to print.

For example, if I have text in Notepad that I wish to print, when I click on File, Print, it can take up to two or three minutes for the dialogue box to appear. When I click Print from there, it can take up to five minutes before the printer becomes active and begins to print the document.

How can I fix this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Slow Printing On Shared Printer With Microsoft Windows Vista

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Hello People,

I have recently upgraded a computer system from xp to windows 7 via vista (along way I know and not my personal choice).

The pc is connected via ethernet to a windows server 2008 r2, from where it has access to various documents they use.

After the upgrade, the access time to load / edit these files is very slow compared to what it was under Windows XP.

Has anyone here had a similar experience, or maybe know of a tweak to make the file access quicker ?

A:Slow connection to shared files on Windows 2008 Server R2

Yep, sure have. The problem is that the machine was XP to Vista to Windows 7. The only fix we found for this was to WIPE the drive and install Windows 7 from scratch on the machine. Wish I had better news. -WS

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Any faster?

Regards . . .



For a more detailed listing w/ output in HTML -


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

wmic share get /all /format:hform

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I've got a network of 10 people (via LAN) and 9 of them are able to open Outlook 2003, click Calendar and then click on any of the shared calendar under 'other calendars'. These load up quickly and within seconds. However, I do have one user who it takes a minute to a few minutes for any of the shard calendars to load into view.

They all have access to the same shared calendars.

This just started recently.

The user is able to view emails and other parts of Outlook with no problem and her calendars load quickly.

We are using WinXP with SP2 and I have reinstalled Outlook on her machine.

This is driving us crazy, I appreciate any help!

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Hi, I've been here before but with my personal laptop but this time I think something may be wrong with a shared computer my family uses. I've been told that a family member was on facebook and had clicked a link telling them they would get free TOMs. This may be very worried and I have noticed this computer has been slower than it normally is as it's an older computer. I've done a few virus scans and nothing has shown up but I know sometimes things can be hidden. Would it be too much trouble for someone to look over the logs to tell me if anything is hidden? I've done all the requested logs but please tell me if you need anymore information!

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.3.0
Run by B at 18:52:30 on 2012-04-13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3319.1918 [GMT -7:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:Shared computer may be infected

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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I found a trojan on this computer last week. I believe I got rid of it, but the computer has been having issues connecting to the internet. Restarting will usually fix it temorarially.I ran eTrust Anti-Virus, Ad-Aware and Spybot. And then HJT atfer those three scans.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 6:51:23 PM, on 1/30/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\isafe.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\Program Fil... Read more

A:HJT Log - Shared Family Computer

Hello athraen and welcome to BC. I am presently reviewing your log and will respond back to you as quickly as I can.


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I'm new here. I have a question about web surfing and download privacy. I share a computer with my ex-boyfriend who is currently still a "roommate," as we share a lease. (It's complicated). He seems to be aware of (or rather, able to retrieve) everything I surf and everything I download, including Real Player downloads -- even though I always clear the cache and run Ccleaner. Can you tell me how he's doing this? I'm especially curious about Real Player since I have the settings to not remember download history. There's nothing particularly private about anything I download, but the fact that I cannot do so with any privacy is upsetting.

I'm also wondering, given his level of skills at seemingly retrieving anything, what the probability may be that he has been able to retrieve my passwords or emails. I also don't know how to find hidden keyloggers. I do run Spybot periodically, but I think Spybot can be told manually to ignore things like keyloggers, right?

I use XP and usually surf with Firefox. I realize the easiest solution here is to stop sharing a computer, but I cannot afford to do that at the moment, so any help would be much appreciated.

A:Help With Privacy on Shared Computer

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I had a MacBook 12." The network worked 65% (not sure why), but recently it's not been working. Even when it worked, I could get files from my Windows 10 desktop (hotspot), but NEVER vice versa.

I followed all the instructions and watched videos to see how to set up network and etc. I believe that I have done everything I need on Windows' part.

Now, I am having another Mac, namely MacBook Air. When I typed in the server address (smb ip), it says that I couldn't access it. Ask the administrator......

OK, but I share whatever files I want and turned them on in the Windows, and the previous MacBook worked and could get the files from my Windows PC, why not this new Mac?


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