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Shared folders on Windows 7 computer not visible to other computers

Q: Shared folders on Windows 7 computer not visible to other computers

I have a homegroup with several Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. One of them is Windows 7 PC with external My Book that contains several folders I need to share with other computers. I have been able to successfully share two of the folders but no matter what I do I can't get the other two folders to be even visible to other computers. All folders have exactly the same sharing and security options. Is there a limit to the number of folders that can be shared -- I only have 2 and I can't believe that would be the limit

Any suggestions?

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A: Shared folders on Windows 7 computer not visible to other computers

Quote: Originally Posted by AncientDragon


I have a homegroup with several Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. One of them is Windows 7 PC with external My Book that contains several folders I need to share with other computers. I have been able to successfully share two of the folders but no matter what I do I can't get the other two folders to be even visible to other computers. All folders have exactly the same sharing and security options. Is there a limit to the number of folders that can be shared -- I only have 2 and I can't believe that would be the limit

Any suggestions?


Have you tried adding the folders of the drive to a shared Library? There isn't a limit of two folders.

Library - Include a Folder

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The title basically says it all ... I have a Windows 10 pc in a private network with 4 external hdds attached. On these drives, I have shared a number of folders. In the Explorer, these folders are shown as type Share in the Network section. In the Homegroup section of the Explorer however, only some of my shared folders are visible. And I cannot access the other folders from other computers in my network. To make it even more frustrating, on the same external hdd some folders may be accessed in the Homegroup, and others not, even though I have gone through the exactly same motions with all these folders when sharing them. I would appreciate any and all suggestions and help to solve this problem!

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I am trying to map to a shared folder on a server, but cannot. I go through the steps of mapping a drive, but when I try to expand the server, nothing shows up. So the server is visible but not the shared folders. any clues as to what might be happening?

conrado
 

A:Shared Folders not visible

the system names get passed via port 137
the actual shares are passed on ports 139,445

make sure the system that has the data shared, does so without using a
sharename that ends in $, eg invisibleShare$

what version of the server are you using?
 

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Hi, I am running Windows 10 and trying to set up a network so that I can transfer photos from an android phone onto my laptop hard drive for back up. I've been using an app to do this and it has worked in the past brilliantly (called "Sweet Home" if interested). Unfortunately since upgrading to Windows 10 and changing my phone it doesn't work. I have also been trying to test the network using ES File Explorer. I have tried setting this up on another laptop running Windows 8 and it works no problem, so the issue must be with my settings.

I have set up a home group, made sure everything is shared where it should be and permissions set so that the network should be visible to everyone, but the android device can't see the network at all. For reference when setting up the network I followed the step by step in the link below on the Windows 8 laptop and it worked.
http://www.theandroidsoul.com/connec...windows-65379/

One strange point that I think might be related on the Windows 10 laptop, is when I get to Step 2 (of the link above) under "How to enable sharing on Windows?" the "Share" button is greyed out, even when the folder is not shared. I have to share it by clicking the "Advanced Sharing" button instead.

Any help would be appreciated as this is driving me insane!

A:Shared folders not visible on other devices

Answered my own question. Kaspersky was blocking everything on the LAN. I had to go into Kaspersky settings and change the LAN from "public" to "trusted".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

I am having an issue with inbox subfolders on a shared outlook 365 mailbox that has no delegated access. When one user creates or moves a subfolder other users are not able to immediately see these changes. Sometimes it can take over a day for the changes to appear on another user?s computer. Restarting the computer or outlook has no effect on this.

Does anybody have a clue as to why this is happening? Let me know if you need additional info from me. Thanks for all your help!
 

A:Shared inbox sub folders not visible when moved

"outlook 365" is a cloud based email system and it takes time for all users to sync their desktop to the server.
Sync is not instantaneous as it is a scheduled event.
 

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Hello,
I am having an issue with inbox subfolders on a shared outlook 365 mailbox that has no delegated access. When one user creates or moves a subfolder other users are not able to immediately see these changes. Sometimes it can take over a day for the changes to appear on another user’s computer. Restarting the computer or outlook has no effect on this.
Does anybody have a clue as to why this is happening? Let me know if you need additional info from me. Thanks for all your help!    

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I have 2 computers networked (xp sp3 and server 2003 sp2). They both have a folder on their own local drive that is shared. The xp machine can access the share on the server, but not the other way. When typing the IP of the xp machine ("\\192.168...") I get "\\192.168... is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource..."

I suppose it has something to do with permissions or group policy. Can someone help me diagnose this please?
 

A:two computers, help with shared folders

Have you enabled file and printer sharing on the XP?

Any non-Windows firewall or security suite that could be blocking access?

Can you ping the XP by IP address? By name?
 

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I have a local network with 4 computers where I am trying to allow all computers to access each others shared folders.
There is just one of the computer1 which is having problems accessing the other 3, which can all access each other as well.
It can see them on the network, but cannot access them, it just says cannot access or I get a login prompt.
If I use a homegroup, then it can see the folders on other computers, but cannot open them, simply nothing happens when double clicking, no error, nothing.

No problems with the other 3 computers accessing computer1 one though.
They are all in the same workgroup, all have all the networking shared, file and printer sharing etc enabled.

It has basic Microsoft security essentials installed.

A:problems with computers accessing shared folders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lordSnake


I have a local network with 4 computers where I am trying to allow all computers to access each others shared folders.
There is just one of the computer1 which is having problems accessing the other 3, which can all access each other as well.
It can see them on the network, but cannot access them, it just says cannot access or I get a login prompt.
If I use a homegroup, then it can see the folders on other computers, but cannot open them, simply nothing happens when double clicking, no error, nothing.

No problems with the other 3 computers accessing computer1 one though.
They are all in the same workgroup, all have all the networking shared, file and printer sharing etc enabled.

It has basic Microsoft security essentials installed.


I would think that the Homegroup would get this working although it should be working with the Workgroup as well because the other machines can all access each other.

Did you check the time/date settings on the machine with the problem?

Have you tried any system file integrity scans like running the sfc /scannow command?

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okay so I used to be able to access the shared folders that are on my computer that is running windows XP on my vista laptop and my xbox 360
but they are no longer showing up

I just spent a couple of hours trying to get it working again but nothing that I did solved the problem it would be really great if somebody could help me out this is very frustrating
 

A:Can not access shared folders that are on my windows XP computer

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Hi,
I am running Windows server 2012 R2, my workstations are win7Pro. I have two new workstation that can work well running programs on the network but they do not seem to be able to see/map the other networked computers. I can connect to the other workstations
manually by creating a desktop shortcut \\workstationname but this is not a permanent fix and it still does not showup automatically under networks. pls help thanks

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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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Hi

I had a server computer that was running windows 7. It was working like a charm, but suddenly I was unable to remote to it. I found a monitor and keyboard that I connected. My server then told me that it had installed windows 10. Wow thanks? That is something I would like to have a say in? But oh well might as well get with the times and use windows 10.
As I am using it as a server it is running, iis, ftp, plex, and some other servers. Most of it were still working after the conversion to windows 10, but I?m been having some real problems with the normal sharing of files. When I use my desktop computer (also running windows 10) to brows the network I get the following error when dobbelt-clicking my server computer:
?\\SERVERNAME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon faliure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.?
So ok? there are always problems with filesharing with a new windows installation. So I did the following:
? Made sure file and printer sharing were turned on
? It was using: Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computer
? Password protected sharing sharing were turned off
? I turned on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders
? My network adapter is using my router ip address as DNS server
? M... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I have a problem at my work. A person from HR is leaving for a vacation and we will have her assistant working on her computer. However, due to confidentiality of most of the information we want her assistant to have access to only a few of her sub folders. I have tried using share options but it always asks me to share the main folder as well and then everything is shared between the two accounts. Secondly, I have tried to give special permition to the assistant's account going to folders preferences but it did not work at all.

Would you have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

A:One computer, two accounts and only a few sub-folders shared

Welcome
Have you thought about not sharing and making files with different names for the new help? Then after vacation, you can save the new files with the old name.

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I am following a tutorial, and they say you can double-click on a folder to change its permissions, but when i double-click, it does nothing. also, how do I know what should not be shared/what should be normally shared? [see attached image].
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Hello, I am sharing a computer with my son and I want to hide some programs from him, mainly Steam games, but not only. I have managed to hide them from his start menu. He has a standard account, so I think on that front we are OK.

I have also managed to prevent him from accessing the control panel, and thus seeing the list of installed programs.

But I have a problem:

Windows explorer. I tried navigating from his account, and he can go into program files without any problem, he can even go into windows folder. He can not delete files, but he can run them. So, you know how kids are. He will see all the installed programs and try to run directly their .exe file. And even though he won't be able to launch Steam games, he will see a list of all installed games, and I want to prevent that from happening.

He can even go to "Start", type "witch" and a few seconds later he'll be able to see that we have The Witcher 2 installed on the computer. He won't be able to launch it if I activate Parental Controls, but the damage is done.

So, can anybody help me hiding certain folders (windows and program files) from a standard user explorer?

Thanks!

A:Hiding system folders on a shared computer

Yes. Use folder permissions. Log on as the Administrator. Open Windows Explorer then right click on a folder and select Properties. Click on the Security Tab then click on the Edit button. On the Permissions window, select the user you want to change and check the Deny boxes that apply.

Here's a sample:

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I've placed two computers in a homegroup. Computer 1 can access Computer 2's shared folders, however, Computer 2 cannot access Computer 1's shared folders. When attempting to access the shared folders (with read/write permissions), I get the spinning wheel and then it just eventually says 1 item selected at the bottom of the explorer window and stops. The folders do not expand.
They're on the same workgroup with no other computers, I read that they should be or something.

Any suggestions?

Edit** okay, nevermind, I got the above problem fixed. I am having an issue now with being able to access the folders now. It says Windows cannot access \\Computer1, blah blah blah.
Before I set up the Homegroup, I had this same issue with being able to access this same computer, from ANY computer in the house, even while they were on the same workgroup, configured with the SAME settings. This computer can access Computer 2s resources on the homework and workgroup.

A:Homegroup folders shared, but will not expand on other computer

Read this, hope it helps. Attachment 164148

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Hello,

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. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.200
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

when i try to connect to this computer using ipv4 \\192.168.1.200 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://[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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Hi all
2 win 7 machine are shared in-between (WORKGROUP).
I use "simple sharing" as in photo.
the folders are not shown directly in remote pc . i can see the folders only if i tick a few times on uesr folder and go all the path \\user\xxx\xxxx\xxx and then get to it.
How can i make shared folders seen directly next to user folder in the network explorer?
thanks!

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I upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 and I can no longer see the files inside the folders on my networked drive. Before I upgraded I could see them, after the upgrade - not so much. The folders are fine, I can see them, just no files visible. There's no network issues as the files are visible from my Win7 machines and my wife's Win8 machine. All the standard default sharing and viewing settings are correct. Even if I put the direct path in File Explorer is tells me there's nothing there. I'm absolutely baffled. I have never seen this particular type of sharing issue before. I'm a pretty savvy Network Admin so the basic troubleshooting (and standard sharing settings) has been covered. But at this point I'm pretty much open to suggestions. Thanks

A:Windows 8.1: files in folders on network drive not visible

One bit of key info, I do not (and have never) use Homegroups - just Workgroups. And the drive is attached to my wireless router (ASUS). So setting a homegroup wouldn't solve the issue.

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A:My Passport Essential, folders not visible in Windows Explorer

Could you post the solution ? It may help someone with a similar problem.
 

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The HomeGroup shares have been a recurring issue that I haven't been able to solve, but the really perplexing one is the shared folder issue which just cropped up. Some of my shared folders still work, but e, g and h (music and video respectively) for some reason spit back "Access Denied" on all of the other computers in my house, this is in spite of the fact that Permissions on them are set to Full Control for Everyone. Any suggestions?

With regards to HomeGroup shares, they simply don't show up no matter what I do, I'd like to fix that one too, but I'm not sure what I can do to fix that.
EDIT: Got the shares fixed, HomeGroup still stumping me.

A:Cannot access shared folders or HomeGroup shares on this computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Stormkitty


The HomeGroup shares have been a recurring issue that I haven't been able to solve, but the really perplexing one is the shared folder issue which just cropped up. Some of my shared folders still work, but e, g and h (music and video respectively) for some reason spit back "Access Denied" on all of the other computers in my house, this is in spite of the fact that Permissions on them are set to Full Control for Everyone. Any suggestions?

With regards to HomeGroup shares, they simply don't show up no matter what I do, I'd like to fix that one too, but I'm not sure what I can do to fix that.


EDIT: Got the shares fixed, HomeGroup still stumping me.


The link below should help you with the Homegroup problem.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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I have a Samsung CLP310 printer attached to my wife's computer (USB) and a samsung ML2010 printer attached to my computer (USB).
She can print to her printer, and I can print to mine. Both printers are set to "share". I can add her printer to my list of printers, and she can add mine to her list. BUT...I can't print to hers and she can't print to mine.
She's on Ultimate 7, and I'm on Premium 7. We can share documents so I know that the network is working. I can see her printer and check its properties etc, but I can't print to it. I get an error message ("your file could not be printed due to an error on \\blackmatt\samsung clp-310 series on e03") and an offer to troubleshoot, but nothing helps.
I've tried deleting and adding the printers back on, and also tried re-installing the drivers.
Any ideas?
Thanks Steve

A:Can't print to shared printers between 2 Windows 7 computers

Are you using a workgroup or homegroup?

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I just bought an Alienware laptop with windows 7 home premium 64bit.

As soon as I got it, I connected it to my network and attempted to access my shared files, but it wouldn't detect any of my computers on the network.

I have an iMac with Snow Leopard, sharing a few hard drives, & an old Qosmio with Windows XP Media Center Edition, sharing one hard drive.

The iMac and Qosmio both detect each other with no issues, sharing files has never been better.

I don't remember doing anything special, other than sharing files, on Windows XP, for the files to be present on other devices.

On Snow Leopard, I added the XP account, & the Win7 account. I enabled sharing files, specifically, AFP & SMB. And then checked both XP & Win7 accounts to assure accessibility.
The Group (Workgroup) is the same across all 3 devices.

XP detects my iMac & can access the files, & the iMac can detect XP & access the files.

Now, my iMac can SOMETIMES detects the Alienware/Win7, but since I'm not sharing any files/folders on it, it can't access it.

My main problem(s):
Win7 never detected XP.

Once, Win7 detected & accessed all files on the iMac, but after shutdown/restart (Possibly updating Win7 to Service Pack 1), Win7 does not detect or show any computer on the network folder other than itself.

If I turn on "PS3 Media Server" on the iMac, Win7 detects it, but when I open it, it takes me to Windows Media Player, which then tells me that the PS3 Media ... Read more

A:Windows 7 not detecting shared files/computers

I had to add my Windows 7 address to my Windows XP's firewall in order to see and share. I'm using Avira Premium Secutity Suite on both computers.

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Hi,
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,
Jonathan
 

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

Is this one solved?
 

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I got a trojan the other day that installed a spyware program called Spy Sheriff. There was much cursing and swearing, but after my trusty version of AntiVir as well as a plethora of spyware programs I managed to clean the system of all viruses and spyware as far as I know.

My troubles didn't end for long. Next I got a (fairly common) problem where it says "services.exe has caused an error. Error code 203. Rebooting your computer in 1 minute" or something along those lines. I googled a bit and found that this is often associated with registry keys not matching your actual network setup. Anyhow, I ran a registry cleaner program and THAT problem seemed to go away.

Now however, my network is all messed up.

My setup is as follows: Two home computers plugged into a router that is hooked up to my DSL modem. One computer is called Office, the other is called Bedroom.

The printer is hooked up to Office, and is shared. Both computers have a few shared folders that the other can access.

After I ran the cleaner, Bedroom is no longer visible on the network. Office can't see it in the workgroup, and I can't access any shared folders. I CAN ping both computers using the IP addresses, but each computer can't ping the other using the computer's name. Each computer can ping itself using both its own IP and name.

Here's an interesting thing I just found too; when I open my computer as it should appear on the network by typing \\Bedroom\ into the ad... Read more

A:After a virus, unable to access a computer's shared folders over the network

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I lost my ability to access my shared folders on my network computer. My setup; my main computer an Acer desktop running Win 7 64 bit. My second a Windows XP computer.

My problem; I can no longer access my shared folders on my XP computer. I had a couple of folders on my XP system set as shared and I had no problems accessing them from my Win 7 system until now. I even had the folders mapped to their own drive letters. And I had no problem sharing my printer over my network.

I've had this setup for about four years now and all of a sudden it just vanished. From my Windows explorer, in Windows 7 I disconnected the mapped drives to see if I could clear it out but nothing. I also noticed I couldn't enable the "Turn on network discovery" in the Advanced Sharing Settings in the Network and Sharing Centre.

I searched online but kept coming up with the same answers. Mainly make sure the following services where enabled:

- TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service
- DNS Client
- Function Discovery Resource Publication
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host

The only two that where not enabled where the last to SSDP Discovery and UPnP Device Host, because as long as I can remember the main consensus online was that these two services where BAD.

So I always disable both of these things with every computer I've ever had including this one. All these years and now all of a sudden I can't seem to do without them. No wonder people believe Microsoft is sabo... Read more

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Hey guys,

I'm currently running an Ubuntuserver where an external HDD is mounted in the network.
I can see the HDD fine on my Windows 7 computer but not on my fathers laptop running Vista.
Is there anything I need to change in the settings on the laptop in order to see the HDD?
The Vista laptop is in the same network (IP-Range and WORKGROUP) as the Win7 computer

A:Shared HDD not visible

Have you tried accessing it directly using \\server\folder\ ?

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I've just set up a new imap email account in live mail. the folders were created on another computer using outlook, however do not appear on the webmail. Once the account was set up all of the folders synced ok, except that the "all" or "inbox" does not appear --meaning that all unread mail remains on the webmail, but does not download onto this computer -- only the mail that has been moved into the folders.

When I click on the account name in the left column the screen remains blank -- for other accounts this is where the inbox appears with unread mail, or it says "there are no items in this view".

I have tried closing and reopening Live mail, but nothing changed.

Can anyone tell me why it is not downloading the "inbox" folder....please

Regards C

A:IMAP folders "all' or 'inbox' not visible in windows live mail

Hi Carolynw018, welcome to Seven Forums.

You seem to be doing it the hard way. Try this method. WLM Tips.pdf

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On this network there are three Windows 7 machines and two Windows XP machines. One of the Windows 7 machines is acting as a server providing all the other computers with shared folders that they network to via the "map network drive feature". The two Windows 7 machines connect to this central Windows 7 machine no problem. But the XP machines will sometimes lose connection to the network drives when accessed. They cannot see the network drives until the central Windows 7 computer is restarted. The other two Windows 7 machines have no problem connecting, even when the XP machines are having problems.

I found this article and wanted to check here to make sure it was applicable to my situation before I go ahead and muck around in the registry:
Mapped Drive Connection to Network Share May Be Lost
Problem is, the article says this:





Quote:
On a computer that runs one of the versions of Windows that is listed at the beginning of this article...


There aren't any versions of Windows listed anywhere in the article, or none that I can find. In addition to that, it doesn't specify whether I'm supposed to be doing this on the server end or the client end. I would assume the client end but it's just another thing I want to make sure of before I go ahead and do it.

Thanks for any replies!

A:Windows XP Computers disconnect from shared drives on Windows 7 comp

Uh... bump?

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Hi,
I work for a firm where we are heavily reliant on an Excel Shared Workbook.
We've always had problems with it, but have managed to fix these issues by using the Computer Management tool to remove users who are locking the file.

Recently however, the Computer Management isn't displaying users correctly.
For example, this morning I went to Computer Management > Shared Folders > Open Files to check who was locking the file and it only displayed one user. I looked around the office and could see at least another 5 people with this file open, including
myself, however our names were not displaying in the Open Files screen.

Can anyone help me understand why the Computer Management has stopped showing all of the users connected to the file?

Thanks,
Chris

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Hey everyone! So here's my set-up: Windows 7 x64-bit Ultimate machine has a RAID 6 "drive" shared (on homegroup) for home-server purposes. I have four folders shared and from my gaming machine (same username, windows 10, same homegroup) I can copy/paste files and folders into the shared folders on the server.

Directory structure is "\\CINDER-SERVER" (which is really the D: drive on the server) and it shows my four sub-folders along with the "users" folder (5th folder).

My problem is this: I created a new folder entitled "RPG Books" (D:\RPG Books) but it does not show up when I view it from my gaming rig at all. I can still access and even upload/paste files to the other shared folders... but I can't at all see the newly created folder.
I checked the "share" option on the folder and it shows the exact same sharing rules as the other folders (users: "administrator" and "cinderwolf" both listed for all other folders as well as the newly made rpg books folder).
I've re-started the server twice now and it's not had any effect.

Anyone have any ideas and solutions as to why one new folder won't appear where others do?
First networking problem since I built this system.
 

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I have a Windows NT4/SP5 server with 7 shared printers setup for use with Intel NetPort print servers. One of the printers is not visible across the network (TCP/IP) on either Win NT or 95 machines.

The other 6 printers a fine and can be seen in Network Neighborhood etc.

I've checked the permissions on the share & have even set it so "Everyone" should be able to see it, removed the printer & reinstalled & done the usual reboots, but no luck.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.
 

A:{Resolved} - Shared printer not visible

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Recently my windows 7 cannot access shared folders by ip \\192.168.128.11\shares Last night I was able to connect and access files no problem. I get an error code 0x80004005 unspecified error. My tests are as follows: I can ping the IP address. I can RDP into the computer. At the same time I have vmware on my windows 7 with windows xp as a guest os. From windows xp I can connect and access the files. After I use System Restore to the previous day my windows 7 can access the files. I don't make any changes and turn off the computer for the next day or two. When I power back on, windows 7 cannot access the share again. I did the same tests as previously stated with the same results I've been doing research for the last week and had to keep using the System Restore every day in order to access my share files. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance,

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Hello
We have just installed Windows 7 on one of our computers last week and we have 2 other computers that have an XP operating system
The XP computers need access to shared folders on the Windows 7 computer and this was working fine yesterday
However today it has suddenly stopped.
I am getting errors about cannot access this drive etc
I have checked up on security settings etc
The problem is similar to this post which didn't seem to have received an answer! http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1010708-xp-computers-cannot-access-shared.html
Would appreciate some HELP
Thanks
Louise
 

A:XP can't access Windows 7 shared folders

I am getting errors about cannot access this drive etcClick to expand...

What is "this drive"? On what computer(s) do you get those errors? Under what circumstances?
 

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Trying to get my windows network file sharing up and running again after 6 months not using it, i ran network setup wizard on both machines and now internet sharing is enabled and runs perfectly.
The problem is in network places/view workgroup computers i double click the other computers icon ( to try and get a listing of shared files on that computer) and it comes up with the error:
\\family is not accessible. you might not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administrator of this server(its just a regular workstation) to find out if you have access permissions.

This is really bugging me because there are no passwords on either of the computers and i have run the network setup wizard many times and tried many different options to get file sharing to work.
The most weird thing is i can use the icons for shared network resources in my network places to gain access to the folders that do appear there(about half of the total shared folders)
Windows knowledgebase is useless(surprised i am not) and all the other similar cases seem to be unsolved, just wondering if anyone else has had this problem or knows what the problem could be a result of.
some info:
Both PC's running windows XP SP2
I have tried disabling firewalls on both computers.
Both computers are plugged into a D-link dsl-504 4 port adsl router and can use the internet and shared printer with no troubles.

Any help would be Extremely appreciated.
Cheers, Scott
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A:Shared Folders on Windows Network

for clarity, port 139 and 445 are used for print/file sharing.

On the remote computer (ie the one without the folder being accessed),
use the Exploter Tool/Map Network Drive menu

pick a drive letter
click Browse
open the Workgroup and then the computer name you want
you should see a list of Sharible Folders to select from
IF so, continue with the selection

If NOT, then reverify, that all systems have the same Workgroup name
(ie: XP defaults to MSHOME)
Also, set the Guest account password on all systems and THEN disable
Guest Login. This then restricts file sharing to those who know the password
(just in case there's a security breach into one of the systems).

If the computer Names do not show, then check your firewall for ports above,
otherwise seeing the names implies the firewall is set correctly
 

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Hello guys, excellent forum here, I've read for many years.

I'm having problems with a network setup consisting of one server running windows 7 pro, two workstations both windows 7 pro, and one workstation with windows xp pro.

The problem I am having is I can't see any newly created folder or file shares created on the server machine (windows 7 pro) when browsing from workstation 1 (windows 7 pro) or workstation 2 (windows xp pro). I can see the new shares from workstation 3 (windows 7 pro).

I can see old shares created on the server from all machines and can create new folders and files with in those shares from all workstations.

The access permissions have been setup to allow "everyone" access with full control under both sharing and security tabs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Can't see all shared folders across windows network

I believe that if you go to the C:>Users folder' or it might be a different folder depending on how you set it up, by default Windows controls the sharing from the Users folder'>Properties>Security tab> Advanced tab>Change permissions tab "first picture">Then click the button to "Enable inheritance' second picture".

It might also require you to put the check mark to Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permissions etc. depending on what you are doing.

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Our 2 new Lenovo laptops, running Windows 7 x64 Home, are unable to see the shared folders on Windows XP desktop via wireless. I'm able to connect to the internet fine, and see the two laptops on the network. But no show on the XP computer and shared folders.

Here's the kicker. I go to disable the wireless, and connect the laptops via ethernet cable to the router, everything works. The shared folders on XP appears just fine on the laptops. I can access it and print to the network printer like I've been wanting. Would love to have this work on wireless. What gives? What am I missing?

Note: Firewall turned off.

I'd greatly appreciate any help at all.

A:Wireless: Cannot see shared folders on Windows XP.

Let me make sure I am understanding... you dont change anything except plug the formally wireless laptop into a cable and presto magically the shared folders show up???

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Hi. My users launch a programm from a shared folder. That programm gets updates time to time. But the next day users restart programm they get errors like dll were not updated. Client station restart helps. Everything works good if another network path is
used to the same folder. "Offline files" feature is not used in my network.

What could cache old dll files? How to get rid of such caching?

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I'm sharing a folder with other PCs on the network and it works fine, except in this case:

1. file in D:\folder1\ (normal folder)
2. move file to D:\folder2\ (shared folder)
3. file not visible from other PCs

Why is that? Any solutions?

A:File moved to a shared folder => not visible

you could try disabling offline files to see if it forces the refresh.
Offline Files - Enable or Disable the Use Of

I would restart both systems after making the change.

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I have two computers. One is an older desktop (D) I brought from work. The other is a newer laptop (L). Both have XP Pro on them, and both have a wired connection to my Verizon FIOS router. The problem I am having is that if I create a shared folder on L then I can see it on D but not vice versa.

D has a name that looks something like "foo.bar.com". I have tried accessing its shared folder from L both as \\foo.bar.com\folderName and as \\IPaddress\folderName where IPaddress is the address I got from the ipconfig command on D.

Since this was my old office desktop, I was logging into my corporate network when the computer was there. When I moved it home, I created a local user with admin rights and ave been using this local account to log in. Can this have something to do with my issue?

thanks much!
 

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Hi,

I have a new HP8710W laptop that originally had Windows XP Professional installed from the factory. I just received my Windows 7 Professional 32 bit upgrade kit and have installed it on my computer

I also have a Desktop PC that is running Windows XP Professional.

Prior to installing Windows 7 on my laptop I was able to see the shared folders on HP8710W laptop while running the Windows XP Professional operating system. I would like to be able to access the shared files on my Desktop computer that is running Windows XP Professional with the HP8710W laptop that is running Windows 7 Professional 32 bit. I am a novice when it comes to networks and would appreciate any suggestions on what to do to get this to work.

I anticipate installing Windows 7 on my desktop in the near future but have not done the conversion as of this date.

I would appreciate some step by step instructions if they are available and not too much trouble to pass on to me.

I am running a TRENDNET TEW-432BRP wireless router H/W:vDl.OR

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

John

A:can windows 7 laptop see XP shared folders on Network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by john8710w


Hi,

I have a new HP8710W laptop that originally had Windows XP Professional installed from the factory. I just received my Windows 7 Professional 32 bit upgrade kit and have installed it on my computer

I also have a Desktop PC that is running Windows XP Professional.

Prior to installing Windows 7 on my laptop I was able to see the shared folders on HP8710W laptop while running the Windows XP Professional operating system. I would like to be able to access the shared files on my Desktop computer that is running Windows XP Professional with the HP8710W laptop that is running Windows 7 Professional 32 bit. I am a novice when it comes to networks and would appreciate any suggestions on what to do to get this to work.

I anticipate installing Windows 7 on my desktop in the near future but have not done the conversion as of this date.

I would appreciate some step by step instructions if they are available and not too much trouble to pass on to me.

I am running a TRENDNET TEW-432BRP wireless router H/W:vDl.OR

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

John



John Hi and welcome

Win 7 can use 2 different ways to network. Homegroup is the first. Primarily for all win 7 machines on it. Workgroup for mixed environments. If you are going to put win 7 on the other machine homegroup will work. If not workgroup would be preferred. In work group it is easier to configure and is more s... Read more

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Good afternoon eveyone.

I have a Windows 7 PC and a Windows Vista laptop that I want to be able to share either whole drives or certain files between the 2. (both are 64 bit systems btw)

The problem is that I can go through the whole share file / drive procedures without any issue. All network settings are as they should be having checked myself and checked a multitude of various other forums.

The network is communicating because I can see perfectly well anything that is in the pre-created public or user files on either computer, the problem is when I try to share any other files. It says that permissions have not been set, despite the fact that they are set for everyone to view.

From what I can tell, there are many references to the fact that where Windows 7 and to a lesser degree Vista is involved, that both computers have to have identical user names and passwords. Well no password has been set on either computer. The user account on my vista machine was different to my desktop, so I changed the name on my vista machine so its the same as the desktop, but this made no difference.

I am at a loss as to what to do. There was no problem with this on XP (my previous desktop) it could share between my Vista and vice versa without any problem at all.

I do have Zonealarm on my Vista but I already checked and made sure the allowed IP range includes my desktop PC which it does, and in any case there would be no way either computer could see each other if this was not the... Read more

A:Cannot open shared folders between Windows 7 & Vista

I've never tinkered with the various passwordless sharing options Windows offers, but I think you need to have identical user names and identical non-blank passwords to do what you want. Blank or missing passwords won't work.

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Hello, i just wanted to know if normally the folders USERS is shared or not..? I can't really get it : On my brand new SP1 install, it's not shared however on another computer with 7 it's shared... Doesn't show as default share, yet was made up by the system. Explanation?

A:About the Windows 7 default admin shared folders...

  
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Hello, i just wanted to know if normally the folders USERS is shared or not..? I can't really get it : On my brand new SP1 install, it's not shared however on another computer with 7 it's shared... Doesn't show as default share, yet was made up by the system. Explanation?


By default the C:\Users folder is shared while the Username folder with the "lock showing"> C:\Users\Username folder does say "shared" the Users folders inside it are not shared unless you enable sharing via the C:\Users\Username folder "Sharing tab>Advanced sharing button, add check mark to share then enable hit ok etc.

But if you create a Homegroup and enable sharing for all the main Library folders Docs, Music, Pictures etc. then removing the lock isn't required unless you require access to the other Users folders.

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My friend has setup a VPN via the Windows 7 & 8 (I am on 7 he is on 8) "Connect to VPN via workplace" setting, to use via the internet to his IP address (he lives hours away). He set it up, and I will connect to it using name and password, I have no idea how he set it up. We have not used it yet, but I wondered if there is any privacy or security risk ? As I am connecting to his VPN (not the other way around), does this mean all the shared folders I have set to "Everyone" are viewable his side ? Or Public folders ? I am not worried about my friend viewing folders, as obviously I trust him, but clearly I have no idea if one day his PC might get a virus or if he has other people around whether my folders are still private to me and my network. I often set "everyone" on my shared folders as it makes it easier to share with other devices on my network, such as media servers.

So simply speaking, I am asking if using the Windows built in VPN whether the VPN side can view shared folders on my PC, even if set to Everyone (or Public ones) ?

Thanks all.
 

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and it's on a network with a Techgear MB902 PVR. I used to be able to watch movies in my W7 shared folders on my TV via the MB902 but after I bought a new PC and installed W7 I've had problems accessing the W7 shared folders.

When I connect to my PC it asks for a login and password, and none of my pc or network passwords work. Strangely enough, when I restart W7 the problem goes away and I can login successfully without a password, but then later the same day or the next day the login/password problem has returned.

I've trawled the internet looking for solutions, and tried all of the plausible looking ones, editing the registry, unsharing and then resharing. They all seem to work but then I realise that it's the reboot that works and not the fixes because the problem returns.

The MB902 has a hard drive and I can access the files on that from my PC with no issues it's just going the other way that I have problems.

Any suggestions would be greatly approciated.

Cheers

A:Can't access Windows 7 shared folders from media box

Follow up with some details:

The shared folder on my pc that I'm trying to access is the one that my bit torrent client saves completed downloads to.

When there are no changes to the folder, ie client is closed, or no recently downloaded files then I can connect to the folder no problems with no requests for login and password.

However if I've completed a BT download since last connecting to the folder, that's when the connection/login problems start.

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