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Solved: Can't open a shared file on a Windows 7 machine if it's already open on an XP

Q: Solved: Can't open a shared file on a Windows 7 machine if it's already open on an XP

I have a small network of six computers. Five of them run XP and I just added a Windows 7 machine. I've got a Microsoft Access 2003 database that all of the computers share that is hosted on one of the XP machines. The Windows 7 machine can access the Access database through the network just fine, as long as no one else is accessing it. However, if someone else on an XP machine on the network is using the file, it won't open on the Windows 7 machine. Doubling clicking the file on Windows 7 gives me the circling blue icon for a second or two, then nothing happens. If the XP user exits the database, then I can open it fine.
Permissions on the XP that is hosting the database is set to allow everyone. And all the XP machines can access it at the same time.

Any ideas what is happening?

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A: Solved: Can't open a shared file on a Windows 7 machine if it's already open on an XP

Fascinating problem. I've run into an issue like this and cannot remember the solution. I think I had to move the share to the windows 7 machine with all local network authentication turned off. I think anyways. Might have lowered NTLM authentication version in policies too (again on the 7 machine). Gah.. it was awhile ago.

Going to set this up on a small VM workgroup right now and test.

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Hi guys,

I just want to ask some help. I am using windows 8.1 now and i want to access the shared files over the network, but i cant access in to it, but i can see the folders but can't open it. But other user and other OS can open it. Please help

I already change the sharing options in control panel.

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I have been file sharing between 2 computers running winxp and win98se using a router. The computer running win98 needed to be reformatted and when I got it back from the shop I could no longer share files. On the xp computer I can bring up the network places which show the folders I'm supposedly sharing but when I type in the password nothing happens. I made sure that the reformatted computer had the same workgroup. Do I need to run the "set up a new home/office network" program again? I have the firewall disabled on the xp computer and don't know if there are firewalls on the 98 computer. If there are, I don't know how to access them. Can you please help me try to get these computers hooked up again?


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created it. Is their a way to add file extensions to Windows little bag of tricks?

Case in point: McAfees Stinger makes a report .opt - Windows states that in order for
Windows to open this file Windows needs to know what program made it. Isn't there
someplace in the bowels of XP that I can add that .opt and no longer have to go through

If I change the .opt to .txt Windows can open it in Notepad but it has some strange chicken
scratch oh I know the chicken scratch has a name, I just don't know what it is at the moment
and that is not the point here anyway.

This one is terribly simple I know. By choosing the second option I'm able to pick from several programs.........but........

there are files that I download from the internet that once "filed away" seem to come apart at the seams and all I have
are the peices without the gluethreadscrewnail that held them together and made them so darn interesting in the first place.

A:Solved: Windows cannot open this file: To open this file Windows needs to know what program

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A user has tried to open an excel file from a shared drive to enter some data and he is now getting a message saying access denied, contact Admin. I have checked the permissions and he has full access, nothing has changed there.

I found that if the file is renamed, he can open it but when it is changed back to the original name, he gets the problem again. Basically, he cannot open the file under the name anymore.

Any help would be grateful because I have search everywhere and cant find a solution.

A:Can't open an Excel file from a shared drive

Maybe somewhat opened that file as read-only and it was cached? Tried restarting that particular PC?

edit: Hmm, can't open at all, right? Try restarting nevertheless

Check the PC that has the file for sessions and open files (computer management - Shared folders) and see if the user has an open connection, disconnect/close then try again

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I'm having a problem opening a text file in Documents that I wrote using Open Office.

It's extension is .wps. I get a message it opens with swriter.exe.

When I try to open the text file, I get a long list of titles, such as: Open Office.org 1.0 Text Document, PSD - Adobe Photshop, etc., but I don't get the text file I wrote.

I recently did Disk Cleanup and Error Checking, so I might have removed a program I needed to click open and read my Open Office text files.

Advice would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Can't open Open Office text file

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Anytime I try to open anything on my desktop I get this message popping up and don't know what to do for it, I tried to follow instructions on another post but on a step something wasn't working out right and I got stuck. Can someone explain what to do to fix this again?

A:Solved: Open with help. (Choose the program you want to use to open this file:)

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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?


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   I have requirement where i need to open shared file path on button click as file explorer in mvc application.
i am using below code.
IIS version is 8.5 in win 2012 server.Using Windows authentication.
And application pool runs under networkservice
This code works fine in my local but not on server.I am physically able to open folders from server though.It does not log any error but folder explorer does not open from server.
public ActionResult EvidenceFolder(string PageFrom, string Assetid, string id)
            OpenFolder(@"\\backup\MIS\OL Property Services\PS5 Property & Portfolio Management\Compliance\FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT\Evidence Folders\" + Assetid);
            if (PageFrom == "ReviewActions")
                return RedirectToAction(PageFrom, "Landing", new { id = id });
                return RedirectToAction(PageFrom, "Landing", new { ActionID = id });

private void OpenFolder(string folderPath)
      &nb... Read more

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My system 32 file open every time I turn on my machine. How do I get this to stop?

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Not sure if this is the right forum for this one.

My XP PC has 4 user accounts - family members all wanting to do their own thing. I place my digital photos in a 'shared pictures' folder available to all accounts and to a networked XP laptop. Each 'batch' of jpegs goes in a new sub-folder to identify the occasion.

In most cases the pictures can be viewed without difficulty, but in the most recent sub-folders the icons are visible in other accounts and on the networked machine, but they will only open in my account on the PC - everywhere else they come up in Windows Picture Viewer as 'no preview available' and in MS Photo Editor as 'Can't determine Type'. I haven't changed the camera or its settings.

Any ideas?


A:Solved: Shared jpegs won't open on other accounts or network

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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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I can't open any file in windows!!! Every time when evr i try to open a exe file i get "Open with popup screen with list of files to select one to open that file!!!"

It happens to Windows files also like regedit, add remove programs !!!!!!

Wat could be problem?

Please help me to fix this problem

A:Solved: [Very Urgent help please] I can't Open any file in windows!!!

Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column) and click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.


If you can't run the file do the following:
Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.


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I created a CD of photos with Adaptec CD writer. The photos, though JPeg, will not open at a photo machine such as those at Walgreens, Walmart, etc. Any ideas? The reason I prefer to open from the CD and not the camera's memory card is that I do a lot of editing and prefer to print my edited images.
I usually use a photo service online so that I can upload images I've edited and have them printed, but I'd just like to be able to use the CD if ever I choose to.

A:Solved: CD of photos will not open at photo machine

Are you creating them using packet writing on a CD-RW disk? Or are you not closing the session after burning? Either of these can cause problems with the kiosks.

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Can Anyone tell me how to add a "open file location" entry in a shortcut's Right click menu like what windows vista has?

A:Solved: Open File Location Shell extention in windows xp

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how can i open and edit the file extension apalbum with windows?

my friend did a labor-intensive photoshoot modeling me, then hired someone to burn a CD of the pix for me from his memory stik, then the stik was formatted so no longer has pix. Problem: the CD files are all apalbum extension, but I have a windows XP, not an apple!
I want to open them, and also edit them as desired in my photoshop. Is there a way?

A:Solved: how can i open and edit the file extension apalbum with windows?

I would suggest that you find someone that has a Mac with this program and have them open and possibly save the images a usable file type.

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Toshiba M50 XP Machine is very slow to boot up, and it then takes at least 5 minutes for Firefox to open after that.
Every scan I run gives the machine a clean bill of health, and often congratulates me on the machine being fully clean.
Just today I added HDD Health, and that gives a report of excellent health, and a 100% rating, even though the machine is getting on for 5 years old.
When I look at Task Manager Processes during the long boot up it says "not responding".
I am with Eircom Broadband, and my Eircom Mail, using Thunderbird, says that it cannot contact server.
I can get the mails on other machines - Win 7 or Vista.
This machine was once great and is my favourite machine, although very frustrating now.
I am not worried about the Thunderbird problem - I just wonder if it is relevant - but I would love to be able to restore this machine to it's old self.
Any help would be much appreciated.
ps Internet Explorer is also on this machine, but takes even longer than Firefox to open.
Even when up and running a new Firefox window can be sluggish to open.
I do have a large amount of bookmarks, and I hope that this is not contributing to the problem.

A:Windows XP Machine Is Oh So Painfully Slow To Open.

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Hi there,

I have recently changed from adsl to fibre optics and all of a sudden my mailbox Outlook Express 6 closes down and refuses to open. The only way I can acces my mail is to start or restart my machine and press the mailbox key on my keyboard and coax the mail reception tab in the left margin since the central panel closes the program. My operating system is Windows XP SP 3.

Can anyone help me please?

I have looked at the task manager and the program msimn.exe fonctions but flickers when Outlook Express is working.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

A:Solved: Outlook Expresse 6 accepts to open only when I start the machine .

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This problem is on excel 2003. This is the error that occurs and I have no idea how to correct it. I create a hyperlink in excel and then click on it and get this error:

Hyperlink unable to open. No program is registered to open this file


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I had started a thread earlier here, called "Cannot change name of New Folder. Can't add Search Provider".

Well, I reset the system to a System Restore that was quite old, and the renaming of folders problem seems to have gone away (at least for now). However, what is really bothering me is that IE11 is keeping track of every file I open on my computer, and when I click on the entry in History, it opens the file!

I have disconnected the computer from the internet, but desperately need help in terms of what to do!!!

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This is a weird problem I've not seen before and I could use some help or someone to point me in the right direction. I searched the forum with no luck.
I'm assuming this is an issue related only to my machine and not an IE7 problem.

When I click on this link (or one in similar format on the same page), the new window will initially begin to open. Then the new browser instance is redirected to another site....which seems fine & the page switches to the new address, then suddenly the window disappears and the "File Download-Security Warning" box appears and asks if I want to save the file or find a program online to open it with:
Program Name: browserRedirect
Type: Unknown File Type
From: ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net

Clicking on "Find" takes me to the Windows File Association web page where it says that windows does not recognize this MIME type.

Here's the actual link:
If I need to register a file type, I don't where to start! I scrolled through all the file types in My Computer and honestly, I'm at a loss as to what to do.
Could this be related to some corrupted mime file or something?

I'm running Windows XP SP2 Home with the security settings on their de... Read more

A:Ie7 Link Won't Open - Prompts Me To Save The File Or Find A Program To Open It With

First try this :Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users * Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation. * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program. * If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Udates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.) * When done, select "Scan for Harmful Software". * There are three scanning options. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next". * When done, a Scan Summary will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK". * Make sure they all have a checkmark next to them and click "Next". * A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu. * Click Preferences and then click the statistics/logs tab. * Click the dated log and press View log. A text file will appear so you can see the results. * Select close to exit the program. * Scan in SAFE MODEIf that does't work please run Online Microsft test (IE required) to rle further issues.

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I have the same problem as this man here


Whenever I open a media file (.mkv in most cases) in media player classic home cinemaI run into this issue where the file doesn't open and BlackBerry Desktop Software 7.1 windows installer runs and tries to install Blackberry. It can't because most everything Blackberry related on my computer is gone...or so I thought. I ran virus scans using spybot search and destroy and windows security essentials and nothing changed. I have un/reinstalled Media player classic many times to no avail. When I open the same files in VLC they work just fine. I followed the last step in the thread I posted and the command line for the processes (found in process manager) that runs when Blackberry desktop software installers opens are these.

I did not go through the first two steps in the previous because the person said they did not work for him. I had used MPC-HC successfully for years until recently.

C:\Windows\syswow64\MsiExec.exe -Embedding 9BAA1ECF1DE177F92A9A0F63C485BE93
C:\Windows\system32\MsiExec.exe -Embedding 9AE45C0A1FF824829AAECB3D911B3773 M Global\MSI0000
C:\Windows\syswow64\MsiExec.exe -Embedding ED4AF619EEA640344B7E0F6049081BEC M Global\MSI0000
any idea on how to get rid of these?

Thank you

A:Solved: Blackberry Windows Installer runs whenever I open a media file in MPCHC

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Foremost, Let me thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide. What you're about to read may be a mouthful however I am doing as I was instructed to do in being very specific and detailed. This is in response to
Thread: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help | http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html
My Issue:

As of 4th July 2009 weekend my system has been operating quirky and buggy. In my troubles I've installed Avast Anitvirus. Now around that time, one day I can recall returning to my computer and it had shutdown on its own, although my system remains on idle the majority of the week by the way. Upon turning on the computer and booted up I got a notification window stating that Windows had been updated and restarted (turned off). At that point, when attempting to open a program (by clicking on any of my icons on the desktop) the computer would quirk and reboot. After several attempts, eventually it resulted in a continuous reboot, window would repeatedly restart. If I can remember correctly, in the process I got some prompts then eventually a dreaded blue screen perhaps something about windows couldnt find or load a file, i think it had a .dll extension. Well, in conclusion, thats when I decided to perform some tech procedures, check boot sequence, BIOS, the usual troubleshooting. Threw in the Windows XP for a Install repair. After having done the XP repair option it seemed to have made progress beacause I... Read more

A:Local :C Drive Doesnt Open on Double Click, Prompts to Choose a Program to open file

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.


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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe to is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


A:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine


Disable UAC (User Account Control) and check out if the pages display ok.

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe too is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


A:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Please see the responses to your thread in TSF Vista Support.


Please do not create duplicate threads in the future. Thank you.

This thread closed.



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Windows Live Mail 2012 will not open. Just hangs, and the computer freezes requiring cold boot.

Running Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 8, maybe 7), email server is century link , **** @q.com

Have run repair windows essentials several times from control panel uninstall menu, no fix occurs

I really just want to archive old mail and contacts but it will not ley me in



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I was hit by a trojan 6 months ago disguised as Microsoft Security essentials.  After running countless programs I cannot quite remove all symptoms of the problem.  Typically computer runs fine but after time allows me to run open programs but will not open anything new.  Cntr-alt-delete will not work and I eventually have to power down with the power button.  The problems went away for a couple of months until updating IE to 11 which seemed to awake some issue.  I have used the attached png to try to eradicate the issue and the DDS is attached.  Thanks for your help

A:After running Asus windows 7 machine for a time programs no longer open

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Hello guys,

I wanted to open an excel file directly from IE9, but when I double click the excel file in the browser, it opens right in IE instead of Excel program. How do I make the file use Excel program to open rather than open in IE itself? I am using Windows 7 and Office 2010. I tried the Microsoft registry fix but still it doesn't work. And the folder options in Windows 7 doesn't have the "Advanced" option.


A:Open Excel file to directly open from IE9

download the file to your computer first--then open with Excel

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I'm using Windows 8.0

The task should be simple. I don't want to be so engrossed in my work on my computer as to miss picking up my daughter from the school bus. (Phone alarms have let me down in the past with dead bat issues etc.) So I thought I'd simply use the task scheduler
to throw up a photo on the screen in front of reminding me to get off the computer and go to the bus stop.

However, each time the program is run (which is simply C:/alarm.jpg - I even placed it back in root C in an effort to solve the problem - to no avail) It just brings up a "How do you want to open this file?"

Yes I know what you might say - that's a good enough alarm anyway - but that's not the point. I had originally used an mp3 file so the music would play loud (that way even if I'm at the loo or on the phone I would hear it) but I scrapped that and because
it too failed to load and I tried using the picture file instead, thinking surely IT would have no problem loading Windows Photo viewer!!!

When the dialogue opens up ad asks "How do you want to open this file?"
It already has listed at the top the very first option "CONTINUE USING WINDOWS PHOTO VIEWER" so it KNOWS that is the default program  - so why on earth is it asking????

I had the same problem with a music file despite the fact that the default MP3 player is VLC media player.

The arguments and start-in fields are blank.

What is the point of a scheduler that will not do what i... Read more

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I wanted to edit the Hosts file to add something to it. I opened notepad++ and navigated to where it was and I couldn't see the etc directory in windows/system32/drivers/ with the file open in notepad++. I navigate in explorer and right click on hosts and edit with notepad++ and that works fine. Now I can navigate with windows notepad just fine. I asked a friend to try and it can see it fine and open it in notepad++. This is frustrating. I add some sites to it to block adware and spyware. I know my security suite can do this but I still double protect myself

I did do group policy edites like on this forum Tired of UAC & Security Prompts? Tell Windows that you're the admin! - Windows 8 General Discussion - Help and Discussion and here Tutorial: How to make Windows 8 understand you ARE the Administrator

I just would like to know why he can and I can't? I have turned uac off completely and did those 2 group policy edits. That is all I did.

Now I am not the greatest with all this stuff. I google what I need to figure out and then follow those steps.

A:Notepad++ can't can't use file open to open hosts file

Now I just want to add to this that I downloaded EditPad Lite and it has no issues finding the hosts file.

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I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how to make the 'Libraries' folder structure appear when doing a file open file save. In both case I can see the folders labeled Desktop, Documents, Downloads, etc. but I cannot see the Libraries folder.

Is this possible? How?

Thank you,


A:Solved: Question: How to see libraries in the File Save/File Open form

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We keep getting an error that says we have a shared-key authentication. But we have another PC connected on this machine that says we have WEP with Open authentication.

When we try to set up a network with Open authentication, it won't let us select encryption type WEP on the Manually Connect to a wireless network. It just greys out the authentication into None, and it won't allow us to enter our security key.

I know we must be doing something wrong. Can anyone help?

A:Says we have shared-key, but we have WEP with open authentication

If I remember correctly, to be able to select WEP in the "Encryption Type", you need to select "WEP Open system authentication with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)" in the "Security type". If the "No authentication (Open)" security type is selected, "None" is selected in "Encryption type". But all this also depends on the capabilities of your router.

BTW, WEP is not at all secure, so unless you have cogent reasons for sticking to it, I suggest you switch to one of the WPA modes.

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Hey, I just registered here today because I could not find any answers to this problem I have with my computer. Everytime I try to open my shared folder a windows explorer message appears. It does it everytime I try to open it. Then it shuts out the window where I tried to open it. On occasions, when I reach the folder, the error appears, and I haven't even clicked on my shared folder. This started to happen a few days ago when I was running Limewire. I tried watching a video, then Limewire shut itself off and quit running. I cannot open it up either. I have uninstalled it and Java, and reinstalled both, but to no avail. I do not know what is wrong with my computer, it's been acting strange lately.

A:Can't open Shared Folder

it would help if you could specify the error message...

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Running Win XP Pro SP2 on my desktop connected to router and modem. Running Vista Home Premium on my laptop networked with desktop. Today, after being able to share my external HD since I created the network, I get the attached message and I can't open the drive. Can anyone help?.

A:Can't Open Shared Drive

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So my co worker and I share a folder here at work. He can open the shared folder from his PC but I cannot open from mine. Please help asap! Thank you so much. Ia m running windows XP and we have a wireless router is that helps.

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Please help ... i'm using XP Pro sp3 and have an external 500GB harddrive.
- I can share the root of the external harddrive, it show from the other PC but it won't open
- I try unshare the root and share the folder, it show from the other PC but still won't open
- I attach that driver into other PC and share the root, it can be open from the other PC

Any suggestion?

A:can't open shared folder

Are you networking 2 pc`s? I dont quite follow?

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Hi everybody

I picked up some nasty malware. AVG was updating and suddenly everything just fell apart.

I can't run any installation programs regardless of the extension or name. I've tried to install Rkill and MalwareBytes with absolutely no luck. It defaults to needing to be unblocked in the properties and no matter what compatibility mode I use it will not run. I get a 1084 error when I try to open the security center. In the taskbar I have an Action Center alert that says 1 Important Message and 3 Total Messages. The Action Center will not open at all. I do not have access to a USB key as I am not home, but I will be Tuesday evening. Any help would be infinitely appreciated.

Other notes I forgot: I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and I am constantly getting errors that Windows can't load and needs to be repaired. It runs and restarts, sometimes being repaired and other times not.

Thanks a lot

A:Action center won't open, Internel Explorer only browser that will open, no MalwareBytes and RKill will not open

An update.

I've tried running MalwareBytes and RKill from a flash drive which is also not working. Windows also ends up unable to load, the startup repair runs and things work fine. Not long after Windows tries to update and then it becomes unable to load again and the startup repair runs again.

I tried running a registry fix for the .exe problem and I get an error stating that the registry is being used even when no programs are running and I am in safe mode.

Hope this information helps

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I bought a Western digital 2.5" portable hard drive with 120 GB of capacity. I have downloaded a back up file to it from my windows XP computer but I cannot open the bkf file to see what files were actually copied. The error message tells me I need to create a file association to open the bkf file and I don't know how to do that! Any suggestions?

My experience with the Western Digital support has been a waste of time.


A:Solved: create file extension to open bkf file

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I currently have a 2003 SBS running Exchange SP1 and also running things such as domain, DNS, DHCP etc.

I have 2 domain on the network (other domain is run by an old NT box)

I have a mixed environment with end users working with Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010.
I created a new user named [email protected]

I logged into this address using office 2010 and created a calendar. Once I did that I shared it with around 20 other users on my network. Then I went into the sharing properties and gave everyone full access to the calendar.

Once this I heard back from all users on Outlook 2003 that they could not open the calendar. I directed them to go to File->Open other folder-> then the calender info.

It worked great.

Now for the 2010 users. I was able to add myself without the slightest issue. My coworker beside me also running 2010 could not open the calendar. The "Open" button is greyed out.The invite email looks fine otherwise.

I then checked with our other 3 Outlook 2010 users and they all had the same issue/ they receive the calendar fine, but cannot open it.

First thing I did was check that with issues were not in "offline" mode. they were all online.

Next I checked was their permissions again, and even removed all the 2010 users from the list, resent the calendar share request, and then gave the full permissions. still not able to open calendar in the email sent to them.

Then I tried File->options->mail->->sensitivi... Read more

A:Cannot Open Shared Calendar (greyed out)

note I also just realized that "Open other peoples folder" from the file menu in outlook 2010 is also greyed out. Im pretty sure these issues are related... Outlook does not say that the user is disconnected from Exchange, and I can manually connect/disconnect with no change.

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Hi Everyone,

I need some help with a shared calendar. I have created four calendars for our office all of them for booking meeting rooms. Three of the four work just fine but the fourth is being a pain.
I'm running Exchange 2010 and all our clients are running Outlook 2007. I have re-created the meeting room a couple of times just to make sure I hadn't missed anything.
When I, or another staff memeber tries to use the "Open a Shared Calendar" we get the below error.

Any ideas why I'm getting this error?


A:Unable to Open Shared Calendar

Please follow this discussion on the same issue: Cannot open a user's mailbox from a different account - Spiceworks

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I have one sick puppy right now. Thanks to Limewire and ignorantly downloading something harmful I am unable to open and/or delete anything from my shared folder. I have run Norton and antispy ware but the spyware program shuts down when ever it reaches the shared folder. Every time I try to open it it says Error signature AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.2180 ModName: unknown ModVer: Offset: 00006770

I also managed to download the spydawn annoyance. I think I found a way to delete it but I can't do anything until I get this folder issue solved.

Please help me!!!! I will be forever grateful

my hijackthis report is as follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:24:46 PM, on 3/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
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A:Shared folder won't open + spydawn

Sorry I meant to say I can't even open the shared folder.

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i had installed a printer on system 1 and shared it
i need to print from that printer from system 2
when i open the system 1 share from run by typing it ipaddress it asks for guest
password ?
iam not unable to configure printer in system2 it asks fro guest password

when we open the share of any computer is asks for both user and password
here in my problem i am unable to change user user name it just show guest and disabled to change

A:unable to open shared printer

You want to add the printer on System 2. Go to Start/Run and type system 2's computer name (ex) \\computername or IP Address (ex) \\ and press enter. You should be asked to log in. Once done This will open a window with System 1's shares. Right click the Shared Printer and choose Connect. System 1's printer will now show up under Printers and Faxes. Right click the printer/Properties and print a test page.

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Thanks for everyones help
i have a vista machine on a simple network.
all firewalls turned off.
all sharing turned on.
can see the shared folder on the vista machine from an xp machine
but cant open it.....

Please help

A:cant open shared folder on vista from xp

I have a similar problem but no solution.

After doing everything I can to share files from a Vista machine over a network, I have come to the conclusion that the only Vista files that can be shared over a network are files in the "Public" folder.

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I have a small problem and I hope someone can advise me how to fix it.

I have a 3 machine home network 2 XP and 1 vista. The xp machines are wired to the router the vista laptop is wireless.

Both XP rigs can connect to the vista laptop but every time i try to browse a shared folder from the vista unit it just throws up an access is denied error.

I am jumping through hoops here guys tryin to sort this out, I know it does not really matter but I am like a dog with a bone and just can't let it go.

Thanks in advance


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Hi guys,
Pardon my English, i'm from Holland.

I have a big problem, and i cant fix it.
i had a couple off folders shared, no problem we could work in them, and all was well. But now, the folders are not accessible. Also when i look at the network, i can only see my own machine. The other machine's are not there.

When i try to open my shared folders, i get this message: (keep in mind that its translated)
\\CLOUDAFS-HZFP\CLOUD is not accessible. You may not have the permission to use this network resource. contact the server administrator if you want to know if you have access permissions. The specified server can not perform the requested operation

I am actually pulling my hair out of my head. Can you please help me before i go bald?

Thanks in advance,
Regards Jazz

A:Cant open my shared folders locally

Set up home group and Join both pc to it. Then try again. It's located at network settings. "set new homegroup" if u use home pc.

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I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file (a disk image), then I get a message saying that I cannot open the file, or the file is in use (it depends on the app/filetype). I have the same problem when I open a video file. Strangely, text files and PDF files are just fine. And if I copy any of the problematic files to the local Windows disk, then I can open them just fine.

The specific error messages are:

- AVI files opened in VLC: "Your input can't be opened. VLC is unable to open the MRL."
- ISO files opened by Windows Explorer: "Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file."

This only started happening after I upgraded to Windows 8.1 on the PC and Mavericks on the Mac. Mavericks upgraded its SMB version from SMB1 to SMB2, so perhaps that is related?
Does anyone know what the problem might be, and how I could fix it?

Thanks in advance!

A:W8.1: Can't open files on SMB folder shared by a Mac

Welcome to Eight Forums,

The upgrade seems to be an issue in your case. I'd suggest for you to download the latest driver from the manufacturer's site for your network adapter, see if that helps. I don't think that there's a way to revert your Maverick's SMB version.

Please post an update or your progress.

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