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Please help me about sharing folder problem.Thank

Q: Please help me about sharing folder problem.Thank

My laptop window is window vista. I had turn all the sharing option without need to insert any password, but i just can see the sharing folder but cannot acess in the folder to see the files inside the folder. I connect my laptop with my friend's laptop with window xp via router. Some more the workgroup name of mine and my friend is the same....So, please let me know where i am gone wrong...Thank a lot.

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A: Please help me about sharing folder problem.Thank

I'm not trying to be rude or anything but I can't begin to figure out what you just wrote =/
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A:Folder Sharing Problem

I am having the same problem. Did you ever resolve this?
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A:Folder sharing problem! Please help!

When I had this problem it was because I disabled some windows services that were necesary to share files over a network. Try enabling services until it works... That's my tip.

Unless neither computer have had their services changed?
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A:Folder sharing problem

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

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A:Folder Sharing Problem XP/7

I can only hope that you set up a workgroup and not a Homegroup for sharing because Homegroups are only made for Windows 7 machines.

I'm not sure what you mean by the default folder?
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After Standby or Hibernation, you've lost the connection(s) to the other shares

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Hi bomma, this article might explain it
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A:File and folder sharing problem

If you want to share those folders without having to bring down the NTFS permissions on the User folder, you can use the Public folders instead, just right click to Properties at C:>Users>Public >sharing tab, then put a check mark to enable sharing, permissions tab>add read/write/full access as desired, click apply, ok etc.

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It should be \\marypc\mary
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A:Problem sharing folder on network drive and indexing

Nevermind. It resolved itself after a reboot.
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Make sure your network is designated home or work; NOT public.
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A:Folder Sharing

Hi -

Here is some information from Microsoft on file sharing -

Windows Vista "How-to" -

From TechNet -

Basically, the systems have to have the same Workgroup, network discovery, file sharing must be on and you will probably find yourself limited to the public folder on each system unless you designate other folder/files to be shared.

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A:Folder Sharing

You may need to use the advanced security settings to share that drive. It's different than the regular permissions settings. I'm not sure why one drive would be different than the other but the procedure below should allow you to access that drive.

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A:folder sharing ?

did i not word this question right ( lol ) 5 days is a long time with no reply.

try again here

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Do you have any software firewall enabled on any of the computers?
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Stop sharing - Users connected to a shared folder are disconnected when you stop sharing it. but you did not share it, so it do nothing.
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Please provide examples of which folder you don't see the advanced sharing option for.
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A:File and folder sharing

Are you certain that the C:>Users folder on the W7 machine is shared? Also make sure that the time/date are set the same on all machines as this will cause access problems.

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A:Folder sharing on two networked PCs

Answered on another board with a link.
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A:XP Folder Sharing issue

TBear830 said:

I have a desktop running XP that is linked to another desktop running XP (as well as two laptops running Windows 7). The all is working well with the network except on the second desktop I have 3 user accounts. I can access 1 of the user accounts fine from all 3 of the other computers but the other 2 user accounts give me an error "You do not have permission...". I have checked the file sharing on these two user folders and neither are marked private and both are marked to share and allow changes by network users. I am at my wits end to figure out what else to try. Any idea?Click to expand...
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A:Folder Sharing Problems

Quote: Originally Posted by st0icr4ven

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A:Setting up Folder Sharing

James Crosso said:


I have anti-virus that should not conflict, Windows Firewall which should not conflict, and am trying to share a folder that is not protected by my private user account in Windows XP, but my file sharing settings are grayed out and disabled.

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JamesClick to expand...

should not, but sometimes does. Have you tried it without both the firewall and antivirus to confirm that they are not causing the issue?
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Hi everyone This should be pretty easy but I'm new to windows I have a desktop PC running Windows Pro I also have a laptop running XP Home I have a couple of folders on the desktop PC that I would like Simple Sharing Folder Question. to share with my laptop However I do not want to share these folders with Simple Folder Sharing Question. any other user on the desktop PC I want to keep them off limits to all users except the logged on standard user and of course the administrator and the laptop Basically I want these two folders to be available to everyone except the guest account on Windows I can't figure it out with permissions I'm able to get the folders shared but then guest account has access to them A couple of more details The desktop PC has standard user account that I run from all the time and administrator account that I keep logged off The remaining guest account is turned on when needed The laptop has only one user account the default administrator account The laptop shares an internet connection with the desktop PC through a linksys router Any help would be great

A:Simple Folder Sharing Question.

Hopefully, this will help.
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exactly what the title says, just out of nowhere disappeared also the file and printer sharing wont turn on in advanced sharing options, been searching around for a fix but haven't found one that works.

A:Folder propeties sharing tab missing


Verify that these Network Services are running especially the Computer Browser, Server and Workstation. If it's not running or started, here's how to start the Service. Make sure that Dependencies are also Started.

Click on Start and type services.msc then press enter:

• Computer Browser
• DHCP Client
• DNS Client
• Network Connections
• Network Location Awareness
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
• Server
• TCP/IP Netbios helper
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ok i have this folder called restore, i had it set as shared, now i went to unshare it, but when i go into my pc share folder in my samsung led tv, the folders still appear there, i reset tv to factory reset, folders still show up.

i went to computer/manage share folders and stop sharing and right clicked on folder and its not sharing, yet its still shows, what am i doing wrong. Thanks all

A:Please Help cannot undo folder sharing still shows up

Take a look at this thread. You could try using the CMD commands on that folder. Are you part of a workgroup or homegroup on your network?
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Sharing + security properties of a particular folder,

I couldn?t figure out the difference between sharing a particular folder and granting security control on it. Are these two options doing the same kind of work (attached)?

What might be the critical difference between sharing a folder and granting security control on it?

Thank you very much



A:Sharing + security properties of a particular folder,

When you share a folder or drive you give people on computers other than which the share is located access to objects within that folder or drive.

Share permissions determine what a user can do with the SHARE itself. Granting full control to a share is generally not recommended. A general rule of thumb is that you grant only the permissions required for the access needed and no more.

The security permissions determine what a user can do with oibjects WITHIN the share. Again, you would generally not grant full control, as this allows the user to take ownership, delete everything, and change permissions and could even lock everyone else out of access to the objects within that share.

I have a server with 15TB of storage. On it we have our personal folders. They are centralised for backup and purposes. The shares are called Tanya, Peyton, Trent and Public. Each share has a permission of CHANGE.

The security for these shares are set to allow access only to the person whose folder it is. Eg Peyton has Modify rights to his folder, but no one else can access it, except the administrator, and only from the server. The public folder has USERS(modify), so that we can all acess stuff in that folder.

So, SHARE permissions determine what can be done with a SHARE, and security permissions determine what can be done with files, folders, and other objects that are stored ON THAT SHARE.

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In my desktop I have WinXP Pro sp2. I have 2 lan cards. Is it possible to enable files and folders sharing in one of them, and enabling it in another one.

Things I tried:

1. Using Norton 360. (Either both lancard's network gets blocked, or both gets enabled for file sharing. Now can't disable file sharing at all. I tried to restrict file and folder sharing to a particular IP domain, but no use. I used my laptop with a IP of outside range to access it and it could access the files.

2. Disabling Client for microsoft windows network in the advanced properties tab in one lan card, while keeping enabled that option in the other lan card. In this case, my laptop can't 'see' my desktop, and the desktop hangs up as I press view workgroup computer.

Can any one help please?

A:Solved: File and Folder sharing in XP

Well, disabling client for microsoft windows have done the trick. Now that connection is disabled from accessing my shared files. He he.

Boo to Norton 360. Norton Internet Security 2008 works fine for the block.
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I given EveryOne fullcontrol permissions to a folder in Program files after 10min to 1hr the permissions are loosing. I am not able give permissions from C#. Please help.

A:Sharing a folder will be lost after 10min to 1hr

Is there any hotfixes for thes type of issues. Thanks in advance.