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Preventing others on network from viewing my shared folders

Q: Preventing others on network from viewing my shared folders

I m running Windows Home Premium on the three Preventing folders others viewing from shared network on my machines I have at home All three Preventing others on network from viewing my shared folders are connected to the same network I would like to share files between two of the machines so I created a homegroup and added only these two machines For the folders I would like to share between the two I changed the folder s sharing permission from Everyone to Homegroup What I have noticed is the third machine that is not part of this homegroup it is owned by a student who is temporarily renting a room in our house is still able to view the other machines from within windows explorer and even double click on them to get a listing of folders that are being shared Granted when they try to open any of these folders they get a message saying they do not have the required permission Ideally I would like to have the homegroup machines only visible in explorer to users who are part of the homegroup Likewise any user not in the homegroup would not be able to see the other machines in explorer Is this setup possible

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A: Preventing others on network from viewing my shared folders

It sounds to me like you do not want this student to be a part of your regular network at all.

Some routers "like mine" have a guest zone for a wireless connection that is outside your normal network. That would prevent them from seeing those folders. The set up and options for routers is different so it's difficult to give exact directions for this.

For a wired connection you may be able to set up a static IP address outside the normal range of your regular network for them to connect too.

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Hello people, Win7 is running flawlessly except I have this one problem. When I go to install ANY anti-virus software it kills my ability to access the shared files and folders from my Win7 machine. I uninstall the AV and all is back to normal.

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A:Shared Folders Over The Network

Hello LVL50RR9,

Sounds more likely to be a firewall issue rather than an AV issue. are you trying to install an AV suite that contains a firewall?

If so you need to open the required ports on the W7 PC to allow file sharing.

I normally open ports 135 - 138 and 445 for win 7 - how you do this depends on the firewall involved

hope this helps

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A:Password for shared folders over network

First, you can ask your Windows 8 / 8.1 questions at our sister forums: Windows 8 Forums

About your issue, if password protected sharing is enabled, only way to get to network shares on your Windows 8 machine from any other device is to use the Windows 8 machines credentials. You can setup as many user profiles (Microsoft Account or local) on it as you wish.

When a user from another device now connects to a network share on the Windows 8 machine, he must enter valid credentials. An example: Set up a password protected local account on your Windows 8 machine, let's call it ShareUser. Now you can give your guest users username ShareUser with its password and they can log in to shared folders.

Kari

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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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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
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/shared-folders-on-windows-network.51643/
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Now I want the to connect to my shared folders through the app which works perfectly fine. But what my requirement is that if anybody else want to connect to those shared folders (with the same or another app), I have to give out my Microsoft Account password for that.

Is there a way that I can avoid this password giving? What I'm looking is for creating another set of credentials to access the shared folders without giving away my Microsoft account details. I assume I can create a local account and do the same. Is there any other way I can do this?

Thanks for taking time to read this.

A:Password for shared folders over network

If you don't want to block anyone from reading I would try creating an account called "anonymous" with password "anonymous" and give that account Read access in the folder permissions. Or you can set it to something else if you don't want strangers to guess the login details.

Edit: You may want to change your MS password once you get the alternative to work.

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Techspotters,

This should be simple to fix but I'm having a problem figuring it out. A customer as 4 PCs, all running XP. 3 are XP Pro and one is XP Home. All are connected peer-to-peer through a router. Assigned all of them to a new workgroup and they can see each other. There is one PC that the others cannot access its shared folders. We can access its shared printer folder. Searched the web and tried various solutions including editing the registry but still nothing's working. We get the error "\\Dad\c is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource" and either "not enough server storage is available to process this command" or "the network path is not found" Also, this one is a laptop that is connceted wirelessly whereas the others are connected directly to the router.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Cannot Access Shared Folders on XP Network

Sometimes there's nothing simple about Windows Networking and File Sharing!

You said they can all see each other?

The only issue is accessing a shared folder on one of the PCs? But the shared printers on that PC are accessible?

To make this easier to discuss particulars, could you tell me the following about each computer and then i (we) can both refer to a machine by name to avoid confusion.

- Machine Name
- XP Pro or XP Home?
- LAN or Wireless connected

And which computer (tell me machine name) has a shared folder not accessible to others.

Also, it sounds like the problem is down to just an authentication issue but i'll offer these links as fyi's you may want to at least skim through to check things. Also, we'll also probably find LanSpy (described in Part1) helpful to diagnose this

TROUBLESHOOT: Part1, XP File and Printer Sharing

Part 2, ?Troubleshoot: XP File and Printer Sharing, Computers Not Found? Diagnose Computer Browser Service
 

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A:my network/shared folders only connect one way

maybe try disabling the mcaffee firewall and see if that is blocking it. also try disabling the windows firewall and leaving mcaffee on. if none of this works disable all the firewalls.
 

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A:Shared Folders vs. Network Drives

Little better explination:

My harddrive has 2 partitions: C: 60GB and S: 20GB

C: has the operating system and programs on it while

S: currently has documents, pictures, quickbooks files, music, etc.

Would I be fine to Map to the S: drive from my laptops (it would show up as a network drive under My Computer) 2 partitions used
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A:W7 Cannot Connect to Shared Network Folders

Is your router Windows 7 compatible?

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A:blue screen crash when viewing network folders

Have you checked for updated drivers for your network hardware?
 

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A:Shared folders not showing up on network devices

Is it possible TV can't see multiple folders? Does it work if you share them at C (just create a folder with few folders inside and put 2 pictures in each)?

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A:DXtreme set top box on network can't open shared folders on pc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by billhanley


I have a 'Home' network with two pcs running win7 home premium 64 bit and a DXtreme set top box connected by cat5 cables. The two pcs can share and open folders and can ping each other and the set top box ok. The set top box can log on to the network and access the shared folders on each computer but can't open them without network username and password.I am using Homegroup on the network. The set top box does not show up on the network map or 'other devices'.I am running the main computer as administrator. The set top box can access the internet ok, I want to use it to play stored videos on the computers thru the tv.One solution I found advised using secpol.msc to disable username requirements but it isn't available on this version of win 7. Any advice would be much appreciated

Thanks Bill Hanley


So you require access to folders on the Homegroup machines from the DXtreme so you can play the video's etc. And you can't access the Homegroup shares from the DX without typing in a User name and password from one of the machines.

Have you tried turning off password protected sharing in the Advanced Sharing Settings at the Network and Sharing Center?

This might work better if you add the Everyone share + read/write to the Library you need to access.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/306652-dxtreme-set-top-box-network-cant-open-shared-folders-pc.html
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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.

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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 stabile.

Your call.
Let us know when yo are ready

Hope this helps

Ken J+

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A:Shared Folders not showing up in Network Places

Does the Windows ME have the NetBEUI component installed?
Right click on network connection > Properties > look in the components list

Does the XP have Use Simple File Sharing checked?
My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View

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A:Granting permission to shared folders on network

Are you prompted for a username and password? Since you are on "workgroup" mode, you will need to either allow "Everyone" access to the shared folders, or connect to the shares as SHAREDPCNAME\USERNAME instead of just USERNAME.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/granting-permission-to-shared-folders-on-network.552767/
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Both computers can Ping each other successfully.
Both computers can "Net View" each other successfully.
Both computers can see the other's shared folders in My Network Places.
Computer A can access the shared folders on Computer B and transfer files, etc.
Computer B can ONLY access the SharedDocs folder on A and not any of the other shared folders.
When I try, I get an Access Denied window.

I cannot understand why I can access one folder (SharedDocs) but none of the others.

Thanks for any insights you might provide.

Ken
 

A:Network Shared Folders Access Problem

The problem is solved. It was caused by access permissions needing to be reset. The following link was extremely helpful in solving this issue:
http://www.doublehammer.com/winxp/set_file_folder_security.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-shared-folders-access-problem.727138/
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Both computers can Ping each other successfully.
Both computers can "Net View" each other successfully.
Both computers can see the other's shared folders in My Network Places.
Computer A can access the shared folders on Computer B and transfer files, etc.
Computer B can ONLY access the SharedDocs folder on A and not any of the other shared folders.
When I try, I get an Access Denied window.

I cannot understand why I can access one folder (SharedDocs) but none of the others.

Thanks for any insights you might provide.

Ken

A:Network Shared Folders Access Problem

The problem is solved. It was caused by access permissions needing to be reset. The following link was extremely helpful in solving this issue:
http://www.doublehammer.com/winxp/se...r_security.htm

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/network-shared-folders-access-problem-265764.html
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A:Creating a home network for shared folders

Hi- I posted a reply to your "Windows 7 problems" thread and just want to notify you in case you aren?t keeping an eye on it any longer.
Elsa

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A:Cannot Access All Folders/Applications even though shared on Network

Is the NT server a Domain controller or a standalone server? If DC, then you need an account in the domain. If a standalone you need an account on the server. Otherwise you could enable the guest account, but that is not recommended. Also, make sure that permissions are set for sub-folders as well. If your problems persist, you can create a new sharename for the folder/partition and set the permisions for that. Hope this helps.
 

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Anybody has the same issue?

Thanks
I found a similar thread here but it seems like it was for Windows XP 64 Bits:

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A:Shortcuts to Network Shared Folders disappear once in a while

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lebrocoli


My desktop shortcuts to network shared folders disappear once in a while.

I made a clean install of Windows 7 64 Bits. All the local shortcuts are fine.

I have no clue why they disappear. It has been a couple of times now.

Anybody has the same issue?

Thanks


I found a similar thread here but it seems like it was for Windows XP 64 Bits:

disappearing mapped drive shortcuts on desktop


In order to create a proper network shortcut with Windows 7 you need to do it a certain way for the shortcut to work properly. It's easy once you know how. Just follow the link below.
Network Folder Shortcut - Create

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A:New subfolders in a network shared folders not showing up

I would first check to see that the download folder is indeed shared to everyone by putting a test file (say a document, nothing from Utorrent) just to pinpoint the actual problem. Are you saying that the folder does show up later, after a computer restart?

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A:Multiple shared folders under one network drive?

Not sure I understand. Do you mean like this?

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The account is not authorised to log in from this station."
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A:Win7 very slow viewing contents of large network folders

Age old problem but with many possible solutions, many of those solutions are mentioned in the following link.

It could also be that updating the routers firmware or using a different router could fix the problem as is described in the link but there are quite a few other possible causes and solutions in the link.

Extremely slow file transfers and network access...

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A:Win7 very slow viewing contents of large network folders

How fast is the network?

Practically speaking I think your solution is to break the network folders into subfolders with fewer files each. Or get faster network hardware.

Edit: depending on file type another way to speed up would be to disable thumbnails and use Details View.

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by doctortonic


Hello!

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

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

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

will always have this freeze, hangs and lags?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for few minutes but what about the shared folders?

a) If the computer A and the computer B is having shared stuff as folders and partitions on
them, in that moment, when I connect directly to internet they will be available over the
internet?

b) They will be available only to the computers that are using the same ISP or the same Ip
Range-Class etc?

c) They will be availeble only to the people which is having the same "lan workgropup name"
which is called "WORKGROUP" or "MSHOME" or a "CUSTOMONE"?

d) Or They will not be available at all?

e) When I take the computer B out which is having shared folders on a public wifi hotspot, will
the shared folders be available?

f) When I connect the computer B on this small network but trought wifi will be the shared
folders available?

g) What workgroup name should I choose, "WORKGROUP" "MSHOME" "CUSTOMZIEDANDACOOLONE"?

h) Should I use Network Wizzard on Xp or "just share folders" Is there any difference?

i) What is the propose of "Local Domain Name" in the router settings?

j) Why I am able to use team-viewer and connect over the internet with no need to open and forward ports in the router but for the RDP, ftp, etc need the ports to be open and forwarded?

k) I don't know how a VPN is working or what exactly is but it will be better and more secure for rdp, shared folders etc.? Should I try to study and learn about it?


1) - The freezes are hard to determine and may be caused by incompatible software/firmware. XP is 12 years old and most likely losing support from hardware manufacturers especially since it is losing support as of next year.

2) - You are correct. Your router has something called NAT which essentially hides your network from the internet. Internet connections can only enter your home network is a device requests it. For example if you request a webpage then it is able to enter.

3) - Shared folders should be protected from the internet if your configuration is setup correctly. When connecting straight to the modem ensure that your connection is set as Public. This tutorial should provide more information on how to do that.

Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

a) - As long as it is set as public there will be no connection to your shares from the internet.

b) - IP address does not come into it. If one was to connect to your share then yes they would need your IP address however since your connection would be set as public they would be denied access.

c) - Workgroups are only valid between local subnets. They will not be relevant on d... Read more

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Any help much appreciated.

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A:Browsing Win7 shared folders in home network - how???

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DrJarmin


Hello Group

I have installed Win7 on a new PC and been playing around with it for a couple of days.

I have added it to my home workgroup and shared out some folders. I have turned off Windows firewall, however if I try to view the shared folders from other machines (XP) on the home network I get asked for a login and password.

Yet if I browse the other XP machines from the Win7 machine I can see all their folders. I can't find a setting anywhere that would seem to address this!

Any help much appreciated.

Thanks!


Hi DRJ and welcome

workgroup, or homegroup? workgroup doesnt even need a password homegroup must have one.

Let us know
Ken J+

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[Window Title]
Network Error

[Main Instruction]
Windows cannot access \\BLACK-BEAUTY\downloads

[Content]
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[Close]

The trouble shooter say I should kill Norton and use Windows Firewall. And we all know how safe and secure Windows is to begin with.

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

Welcome to the Forums.

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

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

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A:Anti virus blocks my shared folders on network

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A:Restricting access to shared network folders for specific Win7 pc's

Hello,

I would restrict access to the folder using the security tab within the properties of the backup folder. Change the access so that only one user account (not the everyone group) can access the file. OR just remove the everyone group from the folder access and just set permissions for one of the existing user accounts.

When you need to access this file from your laptop simply use this login to access the folder. Does that make sence?
Dave

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Networking worked fine when i use wired one.
 

A:Wi-Fi Device connecting with network but Internet/shared folders not accessable

sounds like you're attempting to access files/folders on another system.

First get Internet access running correctly for both systems.

Then set the Workgroup name identically on both systems (see via My Computer)

get to this point and the remainder is in the Print/File Sharing setup ...

follow-up when you have Internet access.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wi-fi-device-connecting-with-network-but-internet-shared-folders-not-accessable.150398/
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So, please help me on this issue.

A:Disable auto login to access shared folders on network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aabidhashmi


Dear Friends,

I am on a Home Network Group having 4 computers with Windows 7
My main PC have some usefull files and folders, which I shared for sharing on my Laptop (within smae home group).
But, I want to disable sharing for other PC's
Or want to disable auto login to access shared folders on network.

I already used clearing the saved login credentials, but it works only first time access (ask for ID and password) but after first login it never ask the credentials again.

Means I want to make such thing that every time if any user (on other PCs) try to access the shared folder, he should be ask for user ID and password.
It may be by windows default feature (if any) or through any other third party software.
So, please help me on this issue.


Messing with the auto log in won't give you what you want here. And password protected sharing has some glaring faults of remembering passwords which make it not really worth using.

So you want the shared folders on the laptop and the main PC to have exclusive sharing between them. The other two machines you want to prohibit access to the shared folders on both the main PC and the laptop.

It's very simple to do this. Remove the two machines that you want to restrict access for from the Homegroup. Homegroup - Leave

This will prevent them from accessing shared folders on the Homegroup machines unless you share each Library with "Everyone" using the Homegroup style sharing settings like in the picture. You will still have access to both machines in the workgroup.

The "Everyone" share relates to machines that are in the Workgroup but not included in the Homegroup.

So only add the Everyone share if you need to share a specific Library with someone in the Workgroup.

This will work perfectly provided that you didn't make any adjustments to the default sharing settings for the C:\Users folder which is shared by default.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/314841-disable-auto-login-access-shared-folders-network.html
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A:Unable to access Shared folders on Laptop and laptops on same network

Did you check the firewall settings? and visibility of machines on the network? did you try pinging them?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/326735-unable-access-shared-folders-laptop-laptops-same-network.html
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A:All Shared Folders' Files On Network Encrypted by Ransomware Virus

I have advised our Security Colleagues who specialize in crypto malware ransomware with a link to this topic.Please submit a sample of an encrypted file here with a link to this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/submit-malware.php?channel=3You can also submit samples of suspicious executables or any malware files that you suspect were involved in causing the infection. Doing that will be helpful with analyzing and investigating.If you need individual assistance with malware infection, you should follow the instructions provided in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.However, if possible I suggest you wait for a reply before attempting disinfection.

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

Is this one solved?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-shared-folders-on-external-drive-do-not-stay-shared.775948/
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A:unable to access shared folders on the network-"Incorrect Function"

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A:Non-shared folders showing up and shared folders not

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cyborg31


I have an Android tablet and my PC running Windows 7 Pro. I am using ES File Explorer on Android to see shared folders.

I added some folders to the Music/Picture/Video libraries and shared them in a homegroup. I tried to make the homegroup not need a password and it'll let me access my PC from my tablet and view the root folders but as soon as I tried to access a folder (Music) it'll say permissions aren't available. It will work if I set a password and login with my account.

The second issue is that I'm seeing folders that I don't want to see. I can see a ADMIN$ folder (which is C:\WINDOWS), C$, D$, E$ (the HDDs), IPC$, print$, User. As well as Music, Pictures, Videos from the library. The folders in bold aren't shared so I don't know why I'm seeing them.

The last issue is that a folder (a whole drive actually) isn't being shared. I included the whole E: Drive in the Videos folder but it won't show up in the Video folder from the tablet. However if I include a folder from within the E: Drive then it will show up. Can I not include the root of a drive in a library? I mean it works on the PC.


Homegroups aren't made to work with other systems besides Windows 7 or Windows 8, this is why you can't access the library's.

You should leave the Homegroup from your Windows 7 machine then set up a standard Workgroup instead.

I cant give you specifics on sharing between the Android and Windows 7 but I'm sure there are tutorials for this which you can find using Google.

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A:"Map Network Drive" can't find shared folders

Can the PC's Ping each other?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/map-network-drive-cant-find-shared-folders.41663/
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A:New files downloaded from cloud storage into shared folders don't inherit shared permissions for "Everyone"

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

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

You can proof that there is no issue for sharing folder within your office network
I think that's not how online share drive work, unless your secretary can join your office network trough internet
http://www.howtogeek.com/196435/how-to-share-files-and-folders-from-your-cloud-storage-folder/
this is the example, you can ask your secretary to send file trough share drive and assign 1 admin to sync and send it to your case work folder
But maybe you will be interested with Office 365
https://products.office.com/en-us/business/compare-office-365-for-business-plans

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/35d6d1aa-9bd3-4ffe-9743-174a46acea60/new-files-downloaded-from-cloud-storage-into-shared-folders-dont-inherit-shared-permissions-for?forum=w8itpronetworking
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A:Viewing shared files on workgroup

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

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A:Vista laptop prblm with viewing W7 shared files

Make sure you're using a Workgroup and not a Homegroup.

Difference between Domain, Workgroup, & Homegroup

Workgroups - Create/Join/etc

File Sharing Between 7 & Vista
File Sharing Between 7 & Vista #2

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A:Solved: Preventing Adobe Bridge CS3 From Generating Folders?

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Welcome to SF!

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A:Solved: Viewing Folders

in windows explorer
tools
folder options
view tab
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this works most of the time - although i have had some instances where it does not apply to all folders
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-viewing-folders.304966/
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A:(Solved) viewing folders

Click start, control panel, folder options. On the file types tab find the type file you want to change and click change and click the program you want to open that file.
Earl
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-viewing-folders.209375/
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Hello Smoot1212,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

See here: Take Ownership Shortcut

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A:Shared Folders

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-folders.812541/
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A:W7 - XP shared folders

this is needed, try this

Download details: Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)


[edit] and if you have any FAT32 drives with shares, you may need this : Download details: Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/10143-w7-xp-shared-folders.html
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Apologies if this is a repetitive help request but this is driving me mental...

Help would be appreciated.
 

A:shared folders

The following referenced thread has a list of troubleshooting steps, and pointers to three more possible applicable threads:

http://forums.techguy.org/t370700.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-folders.370876/
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A:Shared Folders

See if anything on this page helps.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shared-folders.522080/
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A:Looking for How Folders are Shared

On the master computer, right-click on drive or folder & choose "Properties".Click the "Security" tab.Review & edit permissions as necessary.

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-vista/looking-for-how-folders-are-shared/14065.html
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A:Cant see shared folders

have you enabled all the file sharing/printer sharing stuff on all PCs?

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A:Shared Folders

hi, welcome to forum. This can be done, but firstly make sure you make a system restore, go to start, all programs, accessories, system tools and choose system restore. Make a restore point.

Ok no
1) Click start then run and type regedit
2) expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT by click the plss sign
3) go down to network, half way down
4) expand network
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Now to the right you will see something called defaul, double click it, and it should have a text saying "ntshrui.dll"
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/shared-folders-359764.html
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A:Windows XP Shuts Down When Viewing Certain file Folders

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

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-view-shared-folders-but-not-map-help.798080/
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A:cannot access shared folders from my MAC

  
Quote: Originally Posted by davegod75


I have a folder on my Windows box (7232 x64) shared. With build 7100 I was able to access this folder via my Macbook just fine. Now with build 7232 I can no longer mount the share.

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ANy ideas?


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A:Vista cannot see Win 7 shared folders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mikolajek


Hello,

I've just switched my home desktop PC to Windows 7 (x64 Ultimate), while I previously had Vista Business x64 there. I also have a laptop with Vista Business x86 and I used to share several folders from my desktop PC to the laptop.

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and... no access!

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Sometimes "homegroup" does not place nice in mixed machine networks.

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A:can't access shared folders

From a JohnWill post:

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

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

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-access-shared-folders.536061/