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Folder properties when sharing over network

Q: Folder properties when sharing over network

If I change the folder properties accessing a shared folder (say pictures) over my home network, will it alter the folder's properties on the drive on which it resides or just the folder on the machine I am using to access the folder?

I am accessing my pictures folder on my desktop from my laptop from the other side of my house. The pictures and videos folders are set to "general items", the customize tab of the properties on the folder is set to "general items" when I access it from the laptop. If I switch the pictures to "pictures" and videos to "videos" on the laptop, will it alter the folder in the desktop on which the folder resides?

Hope this is clear enough, Thanks for any help, I have a hard time with sharing and permissions.

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A: Folder properties when sharing over network

If you are able to connect to the folder, either locally or over the network, and managed to change it, then it will or should be changed. I'm sure you are not referring to doing ith with different user profiles, right? Best way is to try it and find out

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A:Folder sharing / Properties problems in XP

Have you tried sharing through the computer management msc?

Go to run and type compmgmt.msc and click ok.
Expand the shared folders
Right click on Shares and click New File Share

A file/folder shareing wizard should popup just file in the fields for what you want to share.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

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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

Best

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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.

hth
Tanya

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A:Can't turn Network Discovery, File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing on

Make sure your network is designated home or work; NOT public.
 

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A:folder sharing over network

i solved the problem, but i did several actions and can't figure out what did it
 

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Hi guys

Im trying to share the folder of one computer with another computer on a local network, however the second computer has had issues accessing the folder on the first computer.

"Share this folder on the network" has been clicked and "Allow network
users to change my files" has been clicked as well

I have tried to remedy the problem using the following approaches

- Re-setting the aforementioned folder settings
- Rebooting the first computer
- Rebooting the second computer
- Plugging the first computer's network connection into another port
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- Plugging the second computer's network connection into another port
on the network router

None of these have solved the issue at all

what could be the problem?

A:network folder sharing

What Operating Systems are on each computer? (eg Windows XP Pro or Home? Or Windows 7 or 8? Are you using Simple File Sharing?
Make sure each computer has a user name and password associated with it and you do not login without a password.
On the computer you want to share, find the computer name of the computer.
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A:sharing documents folder on local network

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A:Sharing Win 7 folder with Vista user on network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Solo


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The following link shows how to add read/write access for the Users folder, you would need to do this on the machine's main User folder that you are attempting to access from the wife's machine.
HDD sharing

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A:Problems sharing specific folder on home network...

The issue may be related to the password protected sharing option that you have enabled on the Windows 8 machine. Can you please turn it off and possible try again.

Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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A:Limit sharing to a single computer/folder on home network?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pseudoware


Hi, is there a way to share files from only a single location on a home network? The "server" would be a Windows 7 machine. The others are 7 or 8. We don't want computers on the network to "see" any other computers, only the one w/shared files, and only that specific directory (they s/b able to add folders there).

We have a homegroup set up for printer sharing. Network discovery is currently off. Thank you.


Turning off Network discovery should prevent the other machines from seeing those machines on the network.

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A:Solved: A million times.... Network folder sharing over Wireless Vista &XP

Never mind, I'm just a moron. I figured it out in like .25 seconds.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-a-million-times-network-folder-sharing-over-wireless-vista-xp.818242/
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A:Folder Properties General Tab doesn't show Folder 'Size', 'Contains'

nomal and annoying behavior of Win 7.

If you really need to know the size of a folder, you can use a powershell script or, easier, for normal-user is:
Use TreeSize Free which is one my favorite little program jewels.
JAM Software - Windows Freeware

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/232408-folder-properties-general-tab-doesnt-show-folder-size-contains.html
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bump
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win2k-folder-sharing-defaults-back-to-sharing-after-reboot.271290/
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A:Can't exit Properties window for C drive after sharing

Open task manager and end the process all "explorer.exe" and "rundll32.exe"
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-exit-properties-window-for-c-drive-after-sharing.830109/
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A:can't access properties or sharing on hard drive

Try this Start/Run type: gpedit.msc
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-get-folder-properties-at-all.80986/
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Are u sure u are logged in as administrator rigths same for update problem

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/folder-properties.287732/
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Hi,

Does it work here:

Windows explorer > File > Properties
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/folder-properties-wont-display.140235/
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Hello asker, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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It is possible that somehow the Right Click context menu got disabled. Kelly has a fix for this.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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A:Properties folder Problems???

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Greenfox74


Does anyone know why when i open the properties of my folders or other things have really tiny tabs at the top? None of the options buttons have no words. The boxes where you type into are either a tiny cube or a thin line. I have searched all over and cannot find anything on this. I am running Windows 7 and the problem just started. It also does the thin type in boxes on some websites. Can anyone help or has this happened with anyone else???


Welcome to the forum,

Can you take a Screenshot and post that so we can see what you're talking about better.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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If the installer choses to delete all the files after the error then there is no way to keep them. Unless you know how to re-write the installer exe file but i wouldnt suggest that.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/folder-properties-question.226183/
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A:Folder view properties - how to fix

Check out post #2 by Kieth.
Stop Vista changing folder view due to folder content
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-6bd13d80b899/

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Originally Posted by sogefurter


Hello, I just receive my new desktop with a brand new windows 8, after I successfully installed and activated windows it seems I can't connect to my network neither access its properties. I am actually using my phone as a wifi adaptor through easytether and I already tried to (re)install different driver for my Ethernet card but it makes no difference. I don't think easytether could be the cause but I can't connect to any bank website, facebook, hotmail, I can't download and install google chrome and I can't use windows update (I though it could have fix few of the issues). I don't know if I posted this thread in the right place since so many things are malfunctioning but I'll be glad to have a bit of help here. cheers



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How to move User folders to 2nd drive in Windows 8? - Microsoft Community

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/jpeg-properties-in-folder-options.44507/
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A:File Folder Properties not working (XP)

First off, congrats on the rebuild. Some people would not even attempt that.

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Hello Kheyno, and welcome to Vista Forums.

There may have been a mistake made when moving the Videos folder. This should be able to help though.
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A:whats wrong with my folder properties?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by totalguy


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A:Can't take ownership of folder - no security tab in properties

Some antivirus softwares (particularly Norton) can cause the message "You require permission from Everyone to make changes to this file".

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A:Can't open any folder properties, or customize folders

Hello Colouny,

You might see if doing a repair install may be able to help fix this.

Hope this helps,
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/11668-cant-open-any-folder-properties-customize-folders.html