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Accessing Workgroup Computer Shared Files

Q: Accessing Workgroup Computer Shared Files


I currently have a workgroup set up with a server (running Server 2008) and 4 identical (literally) computers. Each computer has certain shared files. There is no problem seeing or accessing the files on these computers.

I am trying to add a fifth computer to the workgroup. I have added the new computer and can see the other 4 computers. However, every time I try to access any of the other 4 computers on the workgroup, I am asked for my network username and password. It doesn't matter what I put for the username and password - nothing works. It continues to say "Logon failure: unknown username or bad password".

Any assistance to get around this issue would be appreciated.

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Are the time/date settings set correctly on this new machine? You might want to check the bios clock on the new machine as well.

Does this machine have it's own PC name which is different than the other machines in your LAN?

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Quick rundown.

I've been assigned at work to set up a "workgroup" and make all of the files and folders on each computer sharable. All computers are similar make/model, windows 7, no passwords.

-I've turned on the network sharing via Advanced Sharing Settings, as well as the other required settings. No password protection.
-I've clicked on the C drive for each computer and made sure authorized users have full control.
-Made sure the Windows Firewall was allowing file and printer sharing.

Unfortunately, I'm still receiving the dreaded message, "You do not have permission to access \\PCNAME"

Any help is much appreciated.

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Between two computers, I've also created user accounts with the same names. That didn't work either.

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I have a desktop PC running XP Pro and a laptop running XP Home, linked by an Asante wireless router (which is FANTASTIC, by the way). The desktop is plugged into the router and the laptop connects wirelessly. Both are sharing files, and the desktop shares its printer.

When I use the laptop, it prompts me for a user name and password when I try to access stuff on the desktop. The user name it inserts for me automatically is "DAN\Guest" (DAN is the name of my desktop). I do not get any such prompt when I go in the other direction (use the desktop to access the laptop).

What exactly is this password for? Is it a password I set up to protect the workgroup itself? If it is, I can't find the settings to change it (nor do I even remember creating such a password). I've ruled out a couple of choices: I know it's not my router password or my user account password on the destop. Thankfully, the first time I got this prompt, I just typed in the same old password I use for everything else and it worked. It just bothers me that I have no idea where I set it up in the first place.

Ideally, I'd like to remove this password protection altogether. Any ideas?


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Hi. I'm having a problem with my WinXP configuration after applying VundoFix. Now, even as my IE and AIM work fine, I cannot access a shared drive or shared printer from my other WinXP computer.My computer is now scanning clean with VundoFix, Ad-AwareSE, Spybot S&D, McAfee VirusScan, and Stinger260. I had also run the WinSockXPfix (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html) to reset my LAN connection configuration. I can use IE to browse various sites, and AIM works, but I cannot seem to browse my workgroup or shared files/printers in that workgroup.Thanks for any help you can provide -- hijackThis log follows:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:11:26 PM, on 3/18/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)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:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.ex... Read more

A:Workgroup Shared Files & Printers Not Accessible After Vundo Fix

Download this program:submit files packerHighlight the files listed below in bold and right-click and selecting copy.C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdpsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\smss.exe <--- Make sure the file resides in the C:\Windows folder as there is a legitimate file of the same name in C:\Windows\System32\C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\p432.dllC:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcc.dllThen start the file packer program and right click in the white box and select paste to paste the copied file names in the field.Then press the Continue button.I will create an archive with these files and a small log on your Desktop that starts with a name like requested-file[date].cab.Rename this file to yourmembername.cab (for example grinler.cab).Then go to:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/submit-malware.phpand fill in the required fields and browse to this file on your desktop. Finally click on the Send File button.Next,Run HijackThis.Click on Open the Misc Tools Section.Click on "Delete an NT Service"Copy and paste this in the box: MSDPSVClick "Ok", then reboot your computer.Finally,Print out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsReboot your computer into Safe ModeRun Hijackthis again, click... Read more

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I'm trying to access a shared folder on a windows 2000 computer from a windows 98 computer. I see the computer that I need to get to but when I click on it I get a box that says You must supply a password to make this connection. What password is this refering to. I dont have a password. I am in a workgroup.


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Sounds like the share on the other end is password protected. You need to find out if that is the case and if so, what is the password to get into that machine.

Good Luck

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So I work in the office at a restaurant during the summers. Being the college student I'm tasked with many of the computer problems and issues that arise. There are two PC's both operating Windows XP connected to the network. There is a drive Z on Computer A which has all the shared files and folders that people use on Computers A and B as well as two laptops. Recently I've run into problems while using Computer B where I cannot access a file. The error message is as follows:

"The file Z:\Master Forms\Office\August mini.pub is locked because it it currently being used by another program. Please close the other program and try opening or importing the file again."

I get a similar error message when trying to copy a file out of the shared drive onto Computer B.

I believe that this issue occurs when a file on the shared drive is opened and modified on Computer A. The office manager is the only person to use computer A 90% of the time so it isn't feasble for me to switch to that computer whenever this arises.

Hopefully some of you will be able to help me out.


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Hello. Recently when i try and access shared files on my network. Im asked for a password. This has never happened before and i want to know how is this possible? how was this enabled? it looks like a good feature i would like to use. Ive had this on my computer before. spefecially after installing the internet information services to host a website on my computer

Anyone know how to set this up?

A:Password for accessing shared files??!!!

Does Anybody Know~?!??!?!?!/1/1!

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I am having trouble accessing shared files on my home network from Windows 7. I am currently running the Windows 7 64-bit RC, but i have had the same problem on earlier 32-bit beta versions.

Windows 7 is installed on a desktop computer that is wired to a Belkin wireless G router. I have a laptop running Windows XP that is connected via wireless to the network.

The problem is, whenever I try to access shared files, folders, computers, or even click on the network icon from Windows 7, the home network crashes. A minute after trying to access network files from windows 7 I get "limited connectivity" and all networked computers loose internet access as well as access to the home network. In order to "fix" the network I have to shutdown the Windows 7 PC, unplug the router, wait 10 seconds, then plug it back in. Again, this only happens when I try to access the home network. I am able to browse the internet, download files, etc, in Windows 7 with no problem until I try to access shared files/computers.

I know the problem has nothing to do with the desktop PC's hardware because I am able to access shared files with no problem from a dual-boot ubuntu installation. I have also tried "unchecking" IPv.6 from the network adapter settings in Windows 7.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

A:Router crashes when accessing shared files

With taking a quick look at your problem my guess would be your router needs a firmware upgrade. You can do this by heading to belkins website and search for your product. Make sure you download the correct firmware for your model which can be found on the bottom of the router.
This would be my first step if you have to reset the router to get your network back.

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I have notice a delay in files uploaded to our fileserver being available as an attachment in Internet Explorer. I can see the file instantly in the explorer. I have to leave internet explorer and go back to see the file. Is there a fix for this?

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I have just set up a VPN between my home PC (running XP Pro) and the server (Windows 2003 SBS) at work. I can logon to the domain, and my client system is listed on the server's Remote Access Clients part of the Routing and Remote Access tool. However, when I go to My Network Places on the client, it will not show me what is inside the domain I am connected to or allow me access to files on the server & instead just shows me a box saying that I might not have the rights to do this. I also try and use Outlook to read my e-mails remotely from the server only to be told that I might not have sufficient privleges. I have looked on the Active Directory Users & Computers tool & enabled VPN access for my username and also for the client computer that I am using to connect to the server. I have also looked at the rights to the hard disk drives on the server and have added my username specifically with full rights to see if this cures the problem, still not working though & my hair will surely be torn out if I don't get this working soon!!! Any help would be very much appreciated!

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I have a windows Vista Ultimate 32 installed on my computer connected over a home DSL router and these are my lan configurations

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d482:e3ed:d98a:cb88%8
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

when i try to connect to this computer using ipv4 \\ it works, but when i try to connect using ipv6 (i.e \\fe80::d482:e3ed:d98a:cb88%8 ) it display an error messages.

Can anybody tell me what i am missing?

A:Accessing computer shared folders using IPv6

well the first problem is that the semi colon is not supported with unc file name eg \\sharename

Literal IPv6 addresses in network resource identifiers
Since an IPv6 address contains colon (":") characters, network administrators must take care to avoid conflicts with other syntactic meanings of the colon in network resource labels. In IPv4 the colon is used to separate an IP address from a transport protocol port number. This usage has been extended to IPv6, however, when a port is specified in an address string, the proper IPv6 address must be enclosed in square brackets ("[", "]"). This convention is used in other more complex identifiers.
Example: In a URL the IPv6-Address is enclosed in brackets, e.g., http://[2001:0db8:85a3:08d3:1319:8a2e:0370:7348]/.
If the URL also contains a port number the notation is:
https://&#91;2001:0db8:85a3:08d3:1319:8a...7344]:443/This is not only useful but mandated when using shortform:
https://[2001:db8::1428:57ab]:443/Additional information can be found in "RFC 2732 - Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's" and "RFC 3986 - Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax."
In Microsoft Windows operating systems, IP addresses were also allowed in Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) path names. Since the colon is an illegal character in a UNC path name, the use of IPv6 addresses is also illegal in UNC names. For this reason, Microsoft has registered a second-level Internet domain, ipv... Read more

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comp1 wired to netgear router running windows xp
comp2 wireless to router running windows xp
comp3 wireless to router running windows xp

comp1- connected to internet can see all 3 computers on workgroup, can't access shared files on comp3(says I don't have permission), can access shared files with comp2

comp2- connected to internet, can see all 3 computers, can access comp1 shared files, can not access comp3 shared files

comp3- connected to internet, can see all 3 computers, can access all shared files on both comp1 and comp2

comp3- file sharing is enabled, logged in as computer administrator, IP address are all in same range. what am I missing?

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I have 3 laptops, JYR, Galahad and Minime.

all 3 belong to the same workgroup, Galahad can see JYR's shared folders. Both these machines run XP Professional. JYR acts as a file server.

I have just bought a netbook, named Minime in the Workgroup that runs XP Home. I have joined Minime to the workgroup and when I go to 'View work group computers' when I am on JYR I can see Minime in the list. The problem is that I cannot see any of Minime's shared folders (shared anything for that matter). I have explicitly shared a folder on Minime. However Minime can see the shared folders on JYR.

I have even gone so far as to remove my antivirus on Minime to see if that was causing an issue. Can anyone help with this issue?



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I set up my computer to share a folder on my d drive. And i store music on there. But when i drag need files on there and try to access from another computer on the lan. It says i don't have permission. Work again when i disable and enable the share. How do i set it so that i don't have to keep on reapplying the share? Thanks.

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Full control does not work

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Hi everyone!
Noticed, that if I try to access a shared folder located on domain computer from non-domain computer, typing \ \ computername\sharename, pop-up authentication window appears after some time (30-80 sec). But, if I type \\computername  without pointing
sharename, pop-up authentication window appears instantly.
If I run created shortcut for this share - pop-up authentication window appears instantly.
I can easily reproduce this problem, it appeared on all machines I was testing.

Can it be fixed somehow? In my scenario, I can not use net use cmd.

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I have a numbers of folders shared on a Win 7 machine for common access on my network. Permissions set to everyone and password protected sharing turned off. These files are accessible to other machines on the workgroup (using workgroup vs homegroup). I am having an issue with a new Win 8.1 tablet just purchased. I have added it to the workgroup and it can see the Win 7 machine. When clicking on that machine in the "Network" list in file explorer it requests user/password. None of the other machines (Win 7 or Win 8.1) on the network request a login, just automatically access the shared folder. As the sharing is working on all of the other machines as I intended, I assume that the issue is with the new unit. I have compared the network and sharing settings of the other machines to the new machine and cannot see a difference. I have run update and it is fully patched. I'm running Windows Defender / Windows Firewall with no third parts anti-virus.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.


A:Cannot access shared folders on workgroup

I used to have a similar problem until I disabled HomeGroup on my Win8.1 desktop. Link shows how to do that: Homegroup -Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8

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Hi Everyone,

I have two Windows 7 computers connected to the same Workgroup (I have double checked the Workgroup name and it is the same on both computers). One Windows 7 computer is 32 bit, the other is 64 bit.

To the W7 32 bit computer I have connected a Kyocera FS-2000D printer, and further to this I have installed additional drivers (for 64 bit printing). Finally I have setup the printer to be shared across the Workgroup.

When I attempt to install the printer onto the 64 bit computer I am met with the error message below.

Obviously there is more than one way to connect to a printer in Windows 7; when attempting to "auto-connect" the printer is not listed, so I choose "The printer I want is not listed", I then put in "\\computer name\printer share name", and attempt to connect this way.

If anybody knows the cause of this error message, and more importantly how to overcome it can you please share your wisdom?

Kind Regards,


A:Cannot connect to shared Workgroup printer

Hello All,

After attempting to add the printer an alternative way I was presented with the following screen -

I noticed on the Windows 7 32 bit computer (which the printer is connected to) that the Administrator account was logged on, but after rebooting this computer it came to my attention that the Administrator account was without a password.

I added a password for the account, and after this I was able to connect to the printer from the Windows 7 64 bit (client) computer without issue.

I hope that this helps others who may encounter this error.

Kind Regards,


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In my office all employees connected with LAN (workgroup). Sometimes, we are not able to share our documents. Means, the document (or folder) which was accessible yesterday, is not available to access at that time. What is the reason, is this any restriction with Workgroup.

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Since it comes and goes, I'd suspect a simple network browsing issue. However, in the absence of any information about the exact topology of the network, that's just a guess. How about describing the complete network layout, routers, servers, and versions of Windows in use? When file sharing fails, can you ping the computer with the shared files by name? By IP address?

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I've added a new laptop to my home network (now 3 computers, all of them with win 7 ultimate 64) . I didn't use home group because i don't like it, so i configured everything manually and everything worked great, file sharing. printer sharing, everything.
And then I added a password to my user on the new laptop to protect it and the sharing between the laptop and the two other computers stopped working. when i try to access the laptop from another computer it reports i have no access, and when i try to access one of the computers from the laptop it asks for a user name and password.
i uninstalled firewall - didn't help. reinstalled. i removed the password - problem solved. added password again - problem returns.
all users on all computers are administrators.

maybe something about group policy...
anyone have an idea ?

A:Problem accessing computers in workgroup

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Does every PC on the network have the same username? I'm guessing that you dont have a password on the other PC's which have the shares on?

If so, add the same password to the other PCs and this should work again. When your computer attempts to access a share it will use the current username and password of the PC that you are logged on to as the default authentication credentials. So when you access a share it uses these credentials.

Another alternative is to make sure that the everyone group has full permissions on the shared folders on the other PCs. This needs to be done in both the Security tab and the Permissions tab within advanced sharing.

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i m unable to join and share files on a private office workgroup, although i use the lan wire in the office to connect to my laptop...how do share files..there is no firewall or anything..i and the entire office use windowsXP...help

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Anybody can help me how to connect a shared file on a workgroup from a domain. Previously, I can connect to the computer but after a few days, I can't access already the computer. Thanks

A:Connecting to a shared file on a workgroup from a domain

Are you trying to access file in work environment (office)? Are you referring to Windows Network or a Server?

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Hello MicroSoft Support,

 The PC a DELL Optiplex 3020 Desktop with Windows 7 Pro installed is working fine as stand alone.

 Single user created, named :User and is the Administrator
 The workgroup name is :WORKGROUP
 Network Connection Properties ->Internet Protocol TCP/IPv4 Properties are
 - Obtain an IP address automatically
 - Obtain DNS server address automatically


1) I can't change the WORKGROUP name. 
2) I can browse the NETWORK and see all the Computers but can't explore any Shared folders. 

3) Going on the Internet OK. Not an issue. 

I just brought in a Laptop (Windows Vista Ultimate) set all the parameters as above use the same ethernet cable the DELL was using and everything goes well.

Could it be a VIRUS?



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One of my clients has 3 computers setup on a workgroup (no domain, just workgroup) and needs to be able to share his calendars, as well as his coworkers calendars, without an exchange server, with the following reqierments.

>No domain or any kind of server.
>Must be low-profile.
>Cannot pose a security risk.

Thanks for your help, im sort of stuped on this issue, I know other programs that supposedly do this, but would like to hear you guy's opinons first.

A:Shared calendars (outlook) in workgroup setting

Well, Outlook is not your solution, then.

Without an Exchange Server, outlook has to store it's info in a PST file, which can only be accessed by one person at a time.

However, you could use a hosted Exchange plan (Rackspace is one such provider)

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I have networked computers that i would like them to communicate in this way

first the data management system with about six computers should have their own work group differently and secured.

then the admin workgroup with 5 computers which should share applications and storage drive. other members of the network should have no workgroup set. the network is not secured(no security level set)
so i set two workgroup one called DATA-MANAGEMENT and the other ADMIN.

the problem is when i click on my network place it brings all the shared documents in all this computers both the data management department and the admin.

how can i secure the admin department so that their shared documents and drive will be private. i dont have a central file sharing server. am using both wireless and wired network.

I had planed to dedicate one computer as the data server for the admin department, how can i go about the configuration?

can some one help me set it up pls!

A:How To Secure A Shared Folder(drive) In A Workgroup?, Networking

You can access files on a server whose workgroup you are not a member of if you know the server's name/IP.

If you're going to dedicate a machine to it, put them all on the same workgroup and set passwords restricting access. (You need XP Pro/Vista Business/Ultimate or Windows Server or Linux)

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I'm going nuts. I have set up a basic NAT network at the house and all the computers share the internet connection through the router which is in turn hooked up to a modem. I have three computers running into the router via JR45 cables and the fourth is my laptop which has an internal wireless card. I can access the internet on any four of the computers perfectly. The three that are hooked up to the router by the JR45 cabals are able to see each other in the workgroup window under workgroup computers in Control Panel. They see all four computers including my laptop. When i get on the laptop though i can only see the host computer in the workgroup computers window and not the other two. The reason i'm asking is because i wan't to be able to access info on the network via shared folders which I can do on the host but not the other two. Also i have my one and only printer hooked up to one of the other two computers. It is actually hooked up to one running Millennium. This printer is shared and works perfectly off the other two wired computers but i cant access the comp running Millennium since it doesn't appear in the workgroup window. The host runs XP home. The third comp runs 2000 professional and my laptop runs XP Pro. Talk about hell when trying to network all these. I was able to do it, but i just want the laptop now to be able to access all the other computers on the network and not only the host. This is primarily so that i can install a shared printer... Read more

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I work at a company with 5 pcs with window 7 on them connected to a workgroup. all of their advanced sharing settings including network discovery are properly set, yet many of these pcs sometimes become invisible from my network. Sometimes they are all visible, somtimes only few, and sometimes all of them are gone. however all of the shared folders of these pcs that i have linked to my computer as a network drive are accessible at all times, regardless of the visibility of the pcs they belong to. is there a solution to this erratic behavior regarding the visibility of networked computers?


A:PCs in workgroup invisible in Network, yet shared folders accessible

Welcome to the Forums.

It saves a lot of time if applicable info is posted as suggested here:

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

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I have a small network, composed by a Tv Cable, a Modem (high speed cisco), a Router(belkin_f5d7230), 2 computers and 2 cellphones.

Then internet connection is working ok on all of them but I am having problems understanding how
to safety connect the devices between them trough lan and with different internet connection
setup scenarios.

The Scenarios are this:

All devices are connected to the internet, trough the router as in the picture below.
The internet connection is working on all of them.

Computer A- a new and fresh install of windows xp
B- a new and fresh install of windows 7
C- Java phone with the sdcard and phone memory shared
D- Android phone, nothing shared on it yet maybe sometimes in the far future
A router, a modem, cables.

-I wish to share some folders on the computer A, that I can see them from computer B
-I wish to share some folders on computer B, that I can see them from computer A
-The mobile phone C is having wireless and is always sharing all it contents when is connected,

...with no settings done on the phone or in windows I am able to see it in the network and

copy-transfer-delete files on it from the computer B (windows7) but sometimes I have problems

from computer A (windowsXp)
-I wish to use RDP on computer A (Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection) and to be accesibile only

in Lan.
-I wish to use RDP on computer B and to be accessible In LAn and Over the Internet
-I wish to be able to use T... Read more

A:Workgroup name, Small network with shared folders, I am confused

Quote: Originally Posted by doctortonic


1) Now, I am curious, why is so damn hard to "see" the phone C from the computer A? Is XP Lan

somehow messed up? It always laggs and hangs and damn freeze when I go to the netwok places in

contrast to windows 7 which is running fast as a rabbit with no lag, hangs, freeze.
If I will share stuff on computer B (win7) when I will access them from the computer A(winxp) I

will always have this freeze, hangs and lags?

2) In this scenario I assume that the shared folders will not be accessible from the internet

and will be visible only in the lan network, right? I don't wish to make the folders public like

a ftp server, just to be visible in the network which is after the router.

3) Sometimes when the internet connection is down, the Internet Service Provider is asking me to

connect the cable which is from the modem directly to the computer A or B, bypassing the router

for making a diagnosis, getting mac and so on which is perfectly normal.

Now, in this moment when the computer is connected directly to the internet, (network scenarios

is like this: TvCable->Modem->Computer) the RDP will be visible from the internet, which is okay

for few minutes but what about the shared folders?

a) If the computer A and the computer B is having shared stuff as folders and partitions on
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hey helpers,

I am having problems with my shared folders. I have 2 XP computers networked. I can see the shared folders on one computer, but not the other. I have absolutely no idea how to go about it. Any ideas? Sorry for the lack of detail...



A:Can see shared files on one computer, but not other.

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I apologize if I'm not using the correct terms. I'm a complete networking newbie, so please be gentle.

I have a new computer that I want to add to my existing network. It has no trouble connecting to the Internet through the network (I'm posting this from the new computer now) but it doesn't seem to be able to get on the workgroup so I can access the shared drives on the other computers. Nor can the other computers access it, although it shows up in the list of workgroup computers.

Setup info:
- Cable modem connected to a Linksys Wireless-G router.
- All computers connected wirelessly to router.
- The workgroup is called WORKGROUP.
- computer 1: MOBILE, WinXP Home SP2, sharing folders (It is not home right now so I have not been able to test whether it can connect to the new computer.)
- computer 2: HEAD, WinXP Home SP1, sharing C and D drives and its printer
- new computer: MediaCenter1, WinXP Media Center SP2, sharing C drive

Under System Information, I added MediaCenter1 to WORKGROUP. After I did that, I switched to HEAD and clicked on View workgroup computers. HEAD and Mediacenter1 showed up. But when I clicked on Mediacenter1, it gave me the error:
"Mediacenter1 is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions."
I turned off Windows Firewall on MediaCenter1 and tried again to access it from HEAD but got the same message.

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I am using a domain-joined laptop with Windows 7 Professional at work. Now I am trying to integrate it into my home network (which consists mainly of a Windows XP Professional SP3 desktop).
After enabling a guest account and sharing on the WinXP machine, I am able to access shared folders on the WinXP desktop from the Win7 laptop (which is not too bad).

However, I was not able to access shared folders on the Win7 laptop from the WinXP PC, not even after enabling all advanced sharing features and disabling the firewall. Both using the computer name \\HAL and the IP address \\ gives me a "Windows cannot find..." error. Pinging the Win7 laptop works though.

I wouldn't like to leave the domain to join the local workgroup and am not desperate enough for a dual boot installation or other major work-arounds I have come across (especially since sharing the other way around works). But maybe some of you guys have a suggestion what else I could try.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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I have scoured the Networking and Sharing portion of this Win 10 Forum for an answer to my issue but have not found anything that works.

We have a peer to peer network, with one Win 10 machine (acting as server - which we call server) which shares several hard drives for everyone in the office to access. It has network discovery on, file and printer sharing on, turn off password protected sharing off. It has all the drives named and shared properly so everyone has full access. All the other Win 7, and Win 8 machines have complete access as designed. Another Win 10 machine has complete access as designed. All machines are part of the same workgroup Engineer. My machine is a Lenovo laptop which was upgraded from Win 8 to Win 10. When I try to access the Win 10 machine (which is acting as server), I get the Enter Network credentials pop-up asking for Username and Password which we do not use nor have ever set up on the Win 10 machine or any other. I know that there are several posts that have the Enter Network credentials popping up, but the difference is that their screenshot showed them as part of a workgroup. See the following:
When I get the same pop-up on my Lenovo Laptop It looks like the following:

My System Properties information:

Notice that the example above which is part of the workgroup has no reference to a domain. My pop-up on the Laptop shows reference to a domain, and whats interesting is that the domain is the computer name of the laptop itself... Read more

A:Can't See Shared Win10 Machine/Seeker in workgroup but shows in domain

No one has seen this problem?

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In our office, we have multiple computers on one network, however, one needs to be taken off. How do I keep the other computers from seeing these files, and keep them on my computer. I am running XP on the home computer.
We have 4 computers-
The admin,
and 3 others. The admin was set up to save its files on a wireless network, not sure why. However, the files on admin are confidential and are currently available for anyone to see on the otehr computers by going to Network Places: Admin. (it is like a shared folder). I need to get them pass word locked, or taken off completely, while keeping them on the admin computer.

A:How do i take my computer and files off the shared network??

have you turned off sharing on the admin PC ?
what windows version

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Hi I am back to ask for help with a different computer. This one has a similar problem as my last, it take a long time to getnerate file lists and sometimes while accessing the harddrive it hangs and takes forever to continue.

I have used virus scan from McAffee, Ad Aware SE, spybot S&D, CW shredder. I went on-line and used Etrust and Panda and removed everything indicated.

I have attached my Hijack this log to see if there is any problems there. If anyone can help me I would again be greatly appreciative ( and supportinve of the site ) thanks in advance

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:20:44 PM, on 11/19/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\Sigm... Read more

A:Computer very slow accessing files and HD

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There isn't much showing in your log, so we'll try a general cleaning and see what turns up.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Downloads(make sure to save these in a permanent location)
ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.

AVG Anti-SpywareInstall AVG Anti-Spyware
Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch AVG Anti-Spyware
You will need to update AVG Anti-Spyware to the latest definition files.On the top of the main screen click Shield
Click the word active to change it to ina... Read more

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I recently purchased a new XP computer. I shared all user document folders on the 98 computer and transfered them all to the XP computer. I've shared the user document folders on the XP, but I keep getting messages 'Access is denied' when trying to open these folders on the 98 computer.

What I'm trying to do is set the 'My Documents' target on the 98 computer to the user 'My Documents' folders on the XP, but if I can't even open the folders via Network Neighbourhood, then I can't do that. So... help me, please.

By the way, I've done this on a network at my father's house, so I assume there is some little setting I keep overlooking.

A:Accessing files on XP through a 98SE computer

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My computer is linked up to a network and I want to be able to access the hard drive of the computer that I am connected to at any time without the remote computer having to allow me access. How is this possible?

Thanks for your help.

A:Accessing files on a computer which is on the same network...

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My OS is Windows XP Home Edition SP3 and up to date. I share this PC with my daughter who normally has a limited account while mine is the administrator account. For some strange reason while uninstalling/reinstalling my Firewall, on reboot I have lost the Windows starting, Log-On, Log-off and Recycle bin sounds. All my other video / audio sounds are working perfectly and it isn't a fault with the soundcard.
In Sounds and Audio Devices>Sounds, I have the appropriate sounds when I test them but the ones mentioned above are not working on my account. I checked my daughters account and they are all working there so thinking it was a corrupt account problem I decided to open a new account and transfer all my files to it before deleting my old account on completion.
First I changed my daughters account to administrator then following the tutorial I downloaded from here one time I opened a new account. I then entered my daughters "now administrative" account, ticked the two boxes and applied to show hidden folders and then I have to copy and paste the files and subfiles from my old account to my new account but cannot as I cannot see the folder for my account. I can see my daughters account folder as well as the shared and new account folders but not my present account folder.
I have a vague memory of making my account folders private once but cannot remember what i did, so cannot undo it. I ... Read more

A:Cannot see other users files/documents on shared computer?.

Access hidden admin. accounthttp://windowsxp.mvps.org/admins.htmNot sure if this will help at all

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A LAN of 4 computers accesses ACT software. One computer is moved from one office to another and now no longer shares access to ACT with the other 3 computers. What could have caused this? Also several entries have been made in ACT on the computer that is not on the LAN and entries have been made in ACT that the other 3 computers access. Will these files merge once the fourth computer is on the LAN again?

A:not accessing shared file on LAN

make sure the computers are configured with the same IP addressing scheme and are on the same subnet. all the IP's should be the same except for the host portion:
192.168.100.x (where x is the host id and must be unique)

and make sure all the files you want available are shared.

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Hello everyone,
Please forgive my English, but I am French so my English is not always very clear. I'd like to post a message concerning a question I have on using a Lacie disk mini (network hard disk) I have. I'd like to create a share folder which is accessible to everyone. I have no user defined, I can create a share folder using the interface and I also have enabled the guest account. Each time I try to access this folder under windows Vista, I get a windows asking for user id and password. Any idea would be a great help.
Thank you for your help in helping me solve this issue.

A:Accessing shared folders

Hello and welcome, Phil1789 .

Is THIS anything what you're looking for ?

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Hi, I'm currently running a home LAN at home (with a linksys wrt54gl router with dd-wrt) with 1 Vista PC and a laptop running XP. I can open the shared folders on my PC from my laptop and vice-versa. I recently set up a VPN(with my router, setting it as the PPTP server) and I can connect to my home LAN from school, I can browse the web through my home LAN and I can ping my Vista PC but I can no longer open the shared files on the Vista PC. If I try to open the shortcuts to the shared folders in My Network Connections from my laptop(same one I use at home) I get an error message saying I don't have permissions. My shared folders in the Vista PC have permissions given to &quot;All Users&quot; which is how I managed to get the shared folders visible from my XP laptop. Do I need to add another permission rule for the shared folder on the Vista PC? Might this have something to do with the internal LAN IP of my laptop? Thanks a lot in advance.

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I am wired to a local network and use a wireless card to connect to the internet. Internet is working find.

network and homegroup both recognize the remote computer and display shared resources, but won't allow me to access the resource or map a drive letter.

What am I missing?

A:accessing shared resources


Free wireless! Heh.

I would go into the wireless lan's nic properties and disable Client for MS Networks, File and Print Sharing, IPv6, and both Link Layer entries. Save, reboot for good measure.

Would also change the NetBios setting to disabled, for wireless nic.

Other than that, is there any error message shown when attempting to map?

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This is a rather complicated situation but a simple question.
First off, I live in a flat with some flatmates and due to us not being in good terms, I have reason to suspect that they have been accessing my files due to all of us being connected on a home wifi network, which is possible due to carelessness.
My question is, is there any way of verifying this?
Thank you very much for your help. This has been bothering me a bit.

A:Ways to figure out if another computer has been accessing your files?

Keystroke logging (Keylogging from Wiki) is one way to record acticity on your system.
One free keylogger is Spyrix Free Keylogger for parents, business owners, or anyone who provides PC and Internet access, with the potential liability that comes along with it.
Read more: Spyrix Free Keylogger - Free download and software reviews - http://download.cnet.com/Spyrix-Free-Keylogger/3000-27064_4-75965518.html#ixzz2rgwkzPtZ
A variety is listed here 5 Free Keylogger Software for Windows

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I've installed my old hard drive from my desktop that had XP into my newer desktop that has Windows 7. I was hoping that I'd see all the files on the old drive (now F drive) displayed in Windows explorer but I don't. I just see some of the files. When I first booted the computer after installing the drive, a window came up saying that the new drive was being configured or prepared. I hope it didn't automatically delete things. According to properties there is still 154 gigs used on that drive which is about right. Assuming the files are still on the drive, how could I display them in explorer? I'd like to copy and paste doc files into my new computer. For some reason the MyMusic folder is one of the folders that displays. I do have access to 1000s of mp3s (70 gig worth) but what I really need is my Word files (for work purposes). I can't access any of the Word files. Also MS Access files for data base. Can't find those files at all.

A:Accessing files on old hard drive in new computer

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I want to log into and work on files located in a remote computer.
Please advise how to go about it. I am using Windows 98.

Thanks in advance to everybody for their good work !

A:Accessing Files by dialing into remote computer

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I had a Dell Laptop with Win7 64-bit. But there was a problem and it wouldn't boot anymore. The problem is that there are some very important files in that laptop. So, I got that hard drive out and connected it to my Toshiba (Win7, 32-bit) as an external drive.

I was not able to access the 'user' files from the dell. When I tried to open it, I got an error message 'access denied'. So, I went to properties --> Security --> Advanced, and changed the permissions to everyone. Now, when I open the folder 'Documents and Settings', it opens the folder on my Toshiba, and not the actual files that are on that hard drive.
I NEED to get those files out of there. Please help.

A:Solved: Help accessing user files from another computer

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I have three computers on a network, 2 desktops, 1 laptop. All have XPHome, NIS2007 and SpySweeper installed. All three are networked through a wireless router. All can connect to the internet and all can be seen in My Network Places (all shared files for all 3 computers). The issue is I can't access the shared files on the laptop from either of the two desktops. However, all the shared files on the two desktops can be accessed from any of the other computers. Only the laptop's shared files can't be accessed.

I checked Norton's firewall settings on each computer, esp the laptop, and they all should be accessible from either computer. I even turned the firewall off on the laptop and still couldn't access the files from the other computers. I even added an advanced setting on the laptop's firewall to allow specific IP address computers (the two desktops) access to any files, still no go.

The router shows all three computers on the network being connected.


A:Solved: Can't access shared files on a networked computer

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Just hooked a third computer up to my wireless network. It is running xp home. I can access the internet but not the shared files of the other comuters. When I click on my network places, nothing shows up. The other computers are able to access eachothers files with no problems. Can anyone help??

A:one computer on network cant access other computers shared files

Have you tried Right clicking on the file in question or drive (C:\ i'm guessing) select 'Sharing and Security' ,and check the box in the sharing tab that says, 'Share this folder on the network'? Hope that made sense?

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