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

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

Hi all,

I have a wireless network set up in my house and I want to share some of the folders on my computer so that other family members can listen to my music etc. When I click to turn Network Discovery on, and click apply, it just stays off, same goes for File Sharing.
When I try to turn public folder sharing on, after I click apply I get an error message saying "incorrect function". I have shared stuff on my work network so I'm not sure what's wrong here.

Thanks
MrsB

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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On my desktop computer, when I go to Network & Sharing Center and select Change Advanced Sharing Settings, Turn off network discovery and Turn off file and print sharing are both selected. I click on the Turn on options and then click on Save Changes but when I come back to this screen, they're turned off again.
Any ideas? I can't print from my (wireless) laptop now.

A:Network Discovery and File Sharing - Can't Turn On

Click on the link mentioned below to try running the network troubleshooter to try fixing the issue.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-the-Network-troubleshooter-in-Windows-7

Try running a System File Checker Scan to check if there is any corruptions and try to fix it automatically.
Follow the link mentioned below to see how to run the scan:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

If you made any changes to the default settings of the Windows firewall it can also cause this problem to occur.

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My computer was infected with some trojans. I managed to clean it up with Microsoft Security Essentials and Spybot S&D. It's running much more smoothly now, but I'm still having one annoying problem. I can't turn on Network Discovery and File Sharing, and I no longer get the option to join my homegroup. When I click Network in my computer a pop up that says "Network Discovery and File Sharing are Turned Off. Network Computers and Devices are Not Visible. Click to change ..." as shown in the screenshot below. I click it, it goes away for second, then comes right back. I don't get the option to join my homegroup, and when I create one, and try to turn on media streaming options, I click the button shown below in the third screenshot, but nothing happens.

I tried going through the automated troubleshooting, but it couldn't fix the issue. I also tried restoring windows firewall to default settings but it didn't work. I did, however, get network discovery to work after I disabled my firewall completely, but I would like to be able to fix this problem without completely turning off my firewall. Unfortunately, I have no restore points from before this issue started happening, perhaps the virus got rid of them all. I'd like to avoid doing a full system restore if possible because it's working okay otherwise and I have a lot of stuff on this computer that will be difficult to back up and recover later.


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A:Cannot turn on Network Discovery and File Sharing

There are many causes and solutions for this problem but it usually has to do with Windows services being disabled or not set to Auto, or the firewall needs to be reset to default settings.

Other solutions in the first link below. Look to the right and you will see many other links with more solutions for this problem.

Cant turn on network discovery on windows 7 ! - Microsoft Community

Often times the Windows firewall is the problem.

How to Repair Windows Firewall Files | eHow.com

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OS : Windows 7 Professional SP1 (x64)
Firewall Software : Windows Firewall
Other protection software : MalwareBytes AntiMalware and Microsoft Security Essentials

I can't seem to turn on my File and Printer Sharing and Network Discovery options from the Network and Sharing Center. I go to the sharing options, and click turn on to both of them. Then after I confirm by pressing save, if I come back they've returned to their previous turned off position.

I tried a few things and have searched online for the last hour or so, but I'm willing to follow directions if someone is more used to this problem than I am. I also searched these forums but sadly the word "on" is one of the main points of this and words shorter than 3 letters are rejected from the search engine, so the results weren't really related.

Please help me, mighty internet, you are my only hope!
Chlikaflok

A:Can't turn on file sharing or network discovery

DownloadFSS Checkmark all the boxesClick on "Scan".Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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All of a sudden my windows 7 machine that I have my external hard drive connected to can't see or be seen by any of my other 3 computers.  When I look at the network the info panel pops and says network discovery and file sharing is turned off.  When I click on it to turn it on it won't turn on.  I've been to tons of sites and turned on various services but nothing helps.
 

A:network discovery and file sharing won't turn on

Have you rebooted the computer after turning the services on? What services did you turn on? Just to verify the correct ones that need to be turned on.

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I have 2 PCs connected to a Win 2003 Ent server domain (not R2 - this is the original 2003 version), although the Domain was originally setup using Win2K My laptop, which connects wirelessly has network discovery turned on and no probs. My desktop (Wkstn1), however, does not allow me to turn on the service. I'm on a domain not homegroup.

Both Win 7 installs were upgrades on Vista Ultimate, and both PCs have pretty much the same software. I'm using ESET Nod32 v4 on both (server has no AV). I was at one time able to turn on Network discovery (share drives and printers on the domain). Now no go.

The server has DHCP and DNS enabled on a static IP, and AD of course. I reserved IPs for the 2 PCs on the network. The gateway is a hardware firewall router (Watchguard) which also has a static IP.

I've tried resetting the Wkstn1 account (and resubmitting credentials) to see if that improves things but no. Group policy updates fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Tom

A:Cannot turn on Network discovery and file sharing

Go Start/Run,type "services.msc" and check if these services are enabled:
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service
DNS Client
Function Discovery Resource Publication
SSDP Discovery
UPnP Device Host

Hope it helps!

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When using a ''Public connection'' in Windows 7 with a public wifi spot, if i go into Advanced sharing settings and click to turn off ''Network Discovery'' and ''File and Printer sharing'' and then click save changes they never stay turned off.
So i did the following - went to Start , Control Panel , Network and Internet , Network and Sharing Center and click the link for "Local Area Connection" or "Wireless Network Connection" , "Properties", select "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" and clicked the "Uninstall" button.
But still not turning off. Network discovery is always on aswell.

Is this something to be concerned about, and if so any awnsers? Maybe they cannot be turned off in ''public'' mode???

Thanks for any help!

A:''Network Discovery'' and ''File and Printer sharing'' wont turn off

Hello Billy,

You might see if you may be able to turn it off in the command prompt with the command in Option Two of the tutorial below. If it works for you, then you could create a .bat file with the command to make it easier to use as needed.

Network Discovery - Turn On or Off in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have two network cards in my PC. One of them connects to the internet while the other connects to my home network.

The issue is enabling public folders for the home network in "Network and Sharing Center" enables public folders for the public network also. In other words Windows grants permission to people on the internet to access my c:\users\Public folder.

Disabling public folders under public network settings disables public folders for the home network also, preventing people on my local area network from accessing my PC.

Refer this screenshot if you don't get my problem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6878074832/

In other words Windows grants permission to people on the internet to access my c:\users\Public folder.

A:Cannot turn off "Public Folder Sharing" for public network

I think it's because you set up a Public Network as your first interface. Because of this it may not be possible to turn off the Public file sharing option.

You don't need to use both interfaces to share the wireless connection with your wife. You can do that with a single interface by just setting up a Home Network on one of the interfaces then sharing out from that interface using software to make it easier like Connectify.

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Hello,

I'm using Home Premium x64. I can see my XP machines on my home network and access their public folders; however, they can see my Vista machine but not the public folders (the window is blank).

When I try to turn on Public Folder Sharing in Vista I receive an "Unspecified error" box. Network Discovery and File Sharing are ON.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

A:Can't Turn On Public Folder Sharing

I also noticed that I don't have the "Share..." option when I right-click a folder in Explorer. The place where it's supposed to be is blank.

Anyone know what's going on?

I've done a lot of googling and no one else seems to have this problem.

Thanks.

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So I can't turn on Network Discovery to share files etc via network. I'm on Windows 7.

I googled and found one specific solution, which was to make sure several services were set to automatic and started. All but one specific service would not cooperate " FUNCTION DISCOVERY RESOURCE PUBLICATION".

Alas, I googled this fix as well, it came up with a dozen suggestions, from creating a new windows account, launching applications via admin privilege, resetting nstat stuff via cmd...even copying over some new keys in the reg, and even editing one called BFE....all failed.

I had this same problem on my other laptop, but samsungs running windows 7. I don't know what to do at this point. I've spent about 6 hours googling and attempting fixes.

This is the error after attempting to start the service via service.msc

"Windows could not start Function Discovery Resource Publication service on Local Computer

error 0x80070005: Access is denied"

If you guys know of a fix that it doesn't looked like I've tried yet, I'd be very grateful, I don't know what to do at this point anymore...

Thanks for your time.

Cameron
 

A:Can't turn on Network Discovery via Advance sharing Options

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I am trying to set up file sharing between my two pcs and am unable to access my laptop files from my desktop.

The problem I believe is that on the ?change sharing options for different network profiles? page (Control Panel>Network sharing)
I cannot turn on the Network discovery and File saring options.
I click on the two enabling buttons for Turn on File Discovery
and Turn on File & printer sharing , I then find the save changes tab greyed out


Any help with this frustrating problem greatly appreciated!

A:cannot turn on File Discovery and File and Print Sharing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by provlima


I am trying to set up file sharing between my two pcs and am unable to access my laptop files from my desktop.



The problem I believe is that on the ?change sharing options for different network profiles? page (Control Panel>Network sharing)
I cannot turn on the Network discovery and File saring options.
I click on the two enabling buttons for Turn on File Discovery
and Turn on File & printer sharing , I then find the save changes tab greyed out


Any help with this frustrating problem greatly appreciated!


Hope this helps.
Can't turn on my network discovery and file and printing sharing. - Microsoft Answers

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Alright, so I'm trying to set up a shared folder between my houses two desktops (One Vista and one XP). My machine is the Vista, running Home Premium. I'm trying to activate network discovery:

But...I keep running into this:

If anyone can help me, that'd be great. If you need more information, let me know.
 

A:Network Discovery and File Sharing Freeze

Well ... try booting safe mode with internet ... and tell us what happens
 

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Hi, I'm using windows 7 x64.

Network discovery and file sharing will not enable. My brother cannot access my shared folder from his computer (we're on a lan).

I read to enable these services:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Workstation

One or two were disabled so I started them. However Server will not start, it says: "The dependancy service or group failed to start."

Any help appreciated.
Thanks
 

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I have been struggling with this serw.clicksor.w32 virus.  I have run Malwarebytes 2 times. Hitman Pro Several times, Rkill tdsskiller, Trend Micro Housecall and Kaspersky online virus canner.
 
My computer is on a home network.  I had downloaded the files to a computer on the network and accessed them via the network because every download I did on the infected computer was immediately deleted.
 
Well the virus has not disabled network discovery and file sharing.  The various programs have deleted a lot of infection from my computer but each time I attempt to enable fire sharing/network discovery and save the setting, the popup reappears and there is not network discovery or file sharing.
 
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Network Discovery and File Sharing are Turned Off.

Found an exciting little program a tweaking.com that did the trick.  I am good to go now.
 
 
Estelle

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I'm unable to get Network Discovery and file sharing to work. My Inspiron 1525 laptop runs Vista Home Premium SP2, Windows firewall, and some anti-malware programs. I have already tried to get discovery to work after turning the firewall and anti-malware off - to no avail ... I have been to Tech Net, Microsoft, and googled this issue.

I have been using computers since the '60's and feel like a total novice, even though I have literally set up thousands of machines in gobs of networks.

I have set up the home office machines on the same workgroup and it said that File sharing was on, even though Sharing and Discovery indicate that the Network Discovery is Custom, File and Print Sharing are off - as is Media Sharing.

Please help. I am flabbergasted ...

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with no domain, just a home LAN. I recently replaced my motherboard, going from a Gigabyte Z68 UD4 to an ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3. I decided to try doing this without reinstalling Windows. Both motherboards have the same Z68 chipset, so I didn't foresee too many issues.

After letting Windows boot up and recognize the changed hardware and install new drivers, everything seemed to be working fine. However I then noticed that other computers on the network could no longer see my shared files.

Upon investigating I found a bunch of problems.

- In Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> Advanced Sharing Settings, Network Discovery and File & Print Sharing are turned off. If I try to turn them on and save changes, then go back to look at the settings, they appear off again immediately.

- Computer Browser service won't start, giving the error "The specified service does not exist as an installed service"

- Control Panel -> Windows Firewall shows "Windows Firewall is not using recommended settings", and a button to "Use recommended settings", and when I click it I get error 0x80070424, "Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings". In services.msc, Windows Firewall service doesn't show up at all in the list.

Everything seems to be working fine otherwise. My internet connection is fine, I can browse websites and run all my applications.

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A:Network Discovery and File/Print Sharing won't stay on

Right click the Network icon on the taskbar to open Network and Sharing Center, it should look similar to this.

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Hello,

I first noticed this problem this morning, I went to connect to my laptop via network sharing and I received the message "Network discovery and file sharing are turned off. Network computers and devices are not visible. Click to change..."

I tried clicking this to turn network discovery and file sharing on and the message goes away and comes back again within a second.

I opened the Network and Sharing Center / Change advanced sharing settings / Turned on network discovery and file and printer sharing / Clicked Save changes.

I went back and tried to connect to my networked laptop and still the same message is displayed stating that network discovery and file sharing are turned off. When I went back to the advanced sharing settings network discovery and file printer sharing were back off.

I did notice that if I turn Windows firewall off that I do not have any of these problems at all and under my network I can see both my modem/router and laptop.

If anyone could please help me with this problem I would be very grateful.

Ben.

A:Network Discovery and File Sharing working only with firewall off.

Hi Ben, Read this File Sharing Set Up.pdf I did it on my 2 Win7 pc's and it works like a charm.

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I just had a firewall issue. After restoring the firewall and resetting it to default settings, it turns off Network Discovery & Printer and file sharing. If I try to turn them on and save the changes, it doesn't save when I go back in. If I disable the windows firewall, they turn on and my network shared video works. Can someone help me?

A:Network Discovery & Printer and File Sharing will not stay on.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NecromanticRuin


I just had a firewall issue. After restoring the firewall and resetting it to default settings, it turns off Network Discovery & Printer and file sharing. If I try to turn them on and save the changes, it doesn't save when I go back in. If I disable the windows firewall, they turn on and my network shared video works. Can someone help me?


Do you still have the predefined rules option in Windows 7 firewall? If those predefined rules were tampered with then you will see this type of problem.

There is a way to fix the problem but it involves editing the registry.

Here is a thread with a similar problem, solution is in the next link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic466377.html


http://superuser.com/questions/37510...n-i-get-them-b

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I have a wired network consisting of 3 Windows 7 Profesional computers and one WHS server. My network configuration has been in place for over 2-years without an issue. One of my Windows 7 computers has developed an issue where I can no longer access the the other two Windows 7 computers through Windows Exployer. When you go into the control panel and Networking and the Advanced network sharing and file sharing button are off, when I attempt to turn them on it does not let me turn them on (with Adminstrator privileges of course), keeps returning to the disabled position. If I disable the Windows firewall everything works, no problems.

I have ran the troubleshooting for network sharing and it ends up with the the Windows Firewall settings as incorrect, however the troubleshooter attempt to fix fails..

I am running Microsoft Security Essentials and also use Malwarebytes for virus and malware security. I have ran both these on full scans without an issue.

Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks

A:Windows Firewall Blocking Network Discovery and File Sharing

There are many causes and solutions for this problem but it usually has to do with Windows services being disabled or not set to Auto, or the firewall needs to be reset to default settings.

Other solutions in the link below. Look to the right and you will see many other links with more solutions for this problem.

Cant turn on network discovery on windows 7 ! - Microsoft Community

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I am using kaspersky internet suite and disabled windows firewall. The problem is that turning the windows firewall off turns the pulic/home file/printer sharing and network discovery on.

Turning on or off these settings starts the firewall.

Disabling the firewall service permanently allows file sharing and network discovery for both public and home network,which cannot be turned off.

I tried uninstalling kasperksky but nothing has changed.

Is this how windows works? or is it just my machine?

A:Turning off windows firewall turns on file sharing & network discovery

I have the exact problem. I have tried with cmd in admin mode the "netsh advfirewall set AllProfiles state off" command but it didn't change anything, same behaviour. I have unchecked the file and printer sharing in local area and wireless properties.

Have you found a solution to it until now?

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Hello all,

I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to network security and so I ask for your help.

I have recently bought a new computer and made sure when connecting to my WiFi to connect to a public network and ensure that network discovery is turned off. All the file sharing options are turned off as well.

The reason is I suspect someone in my home with physical or remote access to the computers which are connected to the same WiFi, would use this to remotely connect to my computer. They have done so in the past.

I also made sure my administration account is vivisble and password protected as well.

Today when I turned on my computer the WiFi connections that were normally available were not there and so I used the trouble shooter which seemed to reset my network adapters. After this I noticed that network discovery was turned on. It may have well been on before that but this is when I noticed it.

My question is could this have been the reason that network discovery turned on ? Is there any way (by Windows update for example) that network discovery could automatically turn on ? Please let me know.. I suspect that someone has already remotely connected to my pc.

Thanks very much

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I don't know why but windows keeps turning on network discovery and file/printer sharing when I turn them off and I find it really annoying. Is there any way to completely turn them off for good?

A:Can I completely disable network discovery/sharing?

Is the Home Group Enabled? Is Public Sharing Enabled? If so, then Network Discovery and File Print Sharing will enable also.

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Hi,

I'm on a home network. Its all been configured. My firewall has been configured. Just wondering how to put files in the public folder. I understand you can just copy files in there but i dont want to because it'll take up space. Is there a way to make individual files or folders share themselves into the public folders without duplicating themselves from the original to save space? Because i dont want two from the same file, ie one in the public folder and the other in the original folder.

Also, i use vista and my other network computers are on xp. I noticed on one of them, i can give it files and but i cannot take files from it onto my computer. I understand it must be a sharing setting on that computer but im not sure where to go to fix it since its xp and im a vista person now. If someone could assist me in those two issues would be greatly appreciated.

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Evening all,

Just looking for some advice regarding the public folder in windows. I have windows 7 on my desktop which is wired to my router and my laptop running vista wireless and on both machines i deleted the public folders in the users folder as i never had any intention of sharing anything. I did this a while ago now so there is no way of restoring it via a system restore. My main question is im looking to share some music files between my laptop and desktop with the files being on the desktop machine, could i create just another basic folder and share it that way? if so how would i go about doing it?

Im kinda new to the whole sharing thing so any help would be much appreciated

many thanks

A:Public sharing folder help

I assume you already have your computers in the same Homegroup. If so, you should be able to right click the folder you want to share, go to "Share with" in the context menu, and should be able to select either Read or Read/Write.

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I have a netbook (home 64bit win10) and a PC (64bit pro win7) sharing the same wired hub. I want them to be entirely 'un-networked' so that no communication between them is possible. I have tried to turn off 'file and printer sharing' on my PC (because i assume i should) but when i reboot i find it turned back on. I've seen this problem addressed in this and other forums, but no solution that i could comprehend.

I also have a (VMP74) media player running off the hub and would like to access video files on my PC from that device, but only if that does not compromise access between netbook and PC.

I should add - in case it's not obvious - that i really don't have much of a clue what i'm doing and am very confused with the myriad options. Particularly the 'local' 'home or work' 'public' 'all' and media streaming options, whatever they are.

I'd be grateful if someone could explain and/or confirm what radio buttons to tick to achieve what i want to do. Many thanks

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I just have a simple home network with a Belkin router. PC connected wired and one laptop wireless, both running Vista. I want to be able to see/modify all folders and files on each computer from either computer. I have read and read Windows help. I have private network and file sharing set on both computers. I see each computer when I look at the network map. But I cannot get anything but the public folders to show up. There must be something I am not doing. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

A:Folder/file sharing in LAN (home network)

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Hi,

Please assist me in setting up File/ Folder sharing network between my PC's.

1) Work Place Network
Between Desktop [XP Pro] & Laptop [Vista] - Sharing internet through Beetel 450BXi ADSL2.

2) Home Network
Between Laptops [Vista] - Sharing internet through Linksys WRT54G.
 

A:Help setting up File/ Folder sharing Network!

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Under the windows 7 advanced sharing settings, i turn off file and printer sharing and turn on public folder sharing. So i get on 2nd maching running vista and navigate to my win 7 machine and try to open the computer to access JUST the public folder, but if FAILS. So i experiment. I turn file and printer sharing along with public folder sharing on and i am able to open my win 7 computer via vista machine and view public folder along with other folders i have set to share and printers. Next i turn off public folder sharing and leave file and printer sharing on, now i can access files i have set to share and printers, no public folder. HOW DO I MAKE IT SO PEOPLE CAN CLICK ON MY COMPUTER AND JUST SEE PUBLIC FOLDER...? OMG

A:trouble just sharing public folder

I have not tried it since we share printers on my network, but it sounds like the public folder sharing is dependent on the other, based on what you stated above. I did find this page, with links to other pages. I suggest looking around the MS site a bit.

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Believe it or not, I'm having trouble sharing the Windows 7 Public folder.

There are two computers on my network: One has Windows 7 and the other has Windows 8. The Windows 7 PC can see the Windows 8 Public folder. The Windows 8 PC cannot see the Windows 7 Public folder.

I do not use a Homegroup.

In the Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center I have the following settings for the "Home or Work" profile:Network discovery is turned on
File and printer sharing is turned on
Public folder sharing is turned on ("Turn on sharing so anyone with network access...")
File sharing connections - Use 128-bit encryption to help protect...
Password protected sharing is turned on.

It seems like everything is setup correctly, and yet when I right-click on the Windows 7 Public folder and go to the Sharing tab, it says the Public folder is "Not Shared"! Maybe I'm misunderstanding something? How can I fix this?

A:Unsuccessful at Sharing the Public Folder

Follow this tutorial

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Network and sharing centre will run but when I open it and turn Network Discovery on and press apply the page will freeze and won't respond. I read abit about these problems and found it was fixed by starting SSDP discovery. When I go into services and press start on SSDP it comes up with:

"The SSDP Discovery service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by oher service programs"

Any help on how to turn it on would be sweet .
 

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Hey there everyone.

Hoping you guys can give me a hand here and tell me what im missing or doing wrong...

Basically, theres 4 of us in a house and were hoping we can share files with each other. Weve SKY broadband (UK ISP) and they give you a netgear wireless router.
as far as i know, theres 2 people on XP and 2 on vista, all connecting wirelessly to the wireless router for internet access

What I want to know is how to allow us all to share folders with each other...we can do the sharing part so the files are visible on our own machines. however, we cannot see each others machines.

What else on top of all joining the same workgroup do we need to do to be able to see each others shared folders?

Ive tried using the wireless network for home or small office set up wizard in XP but get to the stage asking me to shove a flash drive in the back on my router. there are no usb ports on my router so I cannot do it this way...Does this stop it being possible?

kinda outta ideas

Any help is much appreciated

cheers

Alex
 

A:setting up file/folder sharing on a home wireless network

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Hi,
I use Win 7 OS 64 bit on Dell Laptop 6420 model.

Under advanced sharing settings I want to permanently "Turn Off Network Discovery" both in Home/work and Public profiles.

The problem is that, everytime I reboot my Laptop the setting get changed to "Turn On Network Discovery"in all profiles.

How do I ensure that these settings are Turned off permanently, unless off-course I want to turn them on.

Thanks.

A:Network Sharing--Home and Public

A. Click Start, type services.msc and hit enter.


B. From the list of services, double click on "Function Discovery Provider Host" service, change the startup type to disabled and stop the service which will turn off the service.

Or if it's set to Automatic change it to Manual which should keep it from turning back on Automatically.

Changing the service to Manual should keep it from turning back on, it may have been set to Automatic.

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My apartment came with free wireless for the 8 or so residents, which was a nice perk but poses some problems for me. I need to figure out a nice secure way to share files between my mac and windows computers. currently i have my linksys running dd-wrt set up as a bridge (all my computers are connected to this box, none connect via their own wireless cards), and i have a linux server with 1 huge shared folder accessible by the windows box. I have not been able to get my mac to connect to this folder, nor any other windows PCs (the linux installation is quirky, smb won't allow changes, and since it's password protected and even i can't find a way in, i assume it's safe).

I'll be adding a mac pro sometime in the new year, and changing the linux box over to windows (sounds odd, i know, but the linux box is only a year old while my windows box is almost 7 years old now. i need windows for a few graphics programs not available for mac...i timed the opening of a RAW image file at 18 minutes last week.)

currently when i need to share files between my mac and windows computers i share a folder on the windows pc openly for a few minutes, then shut it back off. quite a hassle when trying to manage a digital photography workflow.

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A:Sharing files on public network

Pick up a wireless bridge to receive the wireless, and a broadband router. Connect the bridge to the WAN/Internet port of the router, and you'll be isolated from all the other folks on the wireless link.
 

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Hi. I have Windows 7 that has static Private IP: 192.168.1.10. On this machine I have a shared folder named 'test'. On the router I have DMZ set to that address (192.168.1.10). Public IP is 1.2.3.4. I want to access that share from the same PC. I can access
it using Private IP just fine, but using public IP when I am trying to access it , it asks me for login and password, but after entering correct credentials it shows me that it is incorrect.  Looking at the avatar I can see that it selects correct account,
but won't accept password. Disabling firewall or disabling sharing using passwords changes nothing. Do I have to somehow let my system know its public IP?
EDIT:
Now the question is correct.

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Hi. I have Windows 7 that has static Private IP: 192.168.1.10. On this machine I have a shared folder named 'test'. On the router I have DMZ set to that address (192.168.1.10). Public IP is 1.2.3.4. From my laptop I want to access that share being inside
LAN. I can connect to this PC to the Remote Desktop just fine, either using public or private IP. Using private IP I can access the share without problems, but when I am trying to access it by public IP, it asks me for login and password, but after entering
correct credentials it shows me that it is incorrect.  Looking at the avatar I can see that it selects correct account, but won't accept password. Disabling firewall or disabling sharing using passwords changes nothing. Do I have to somehow let my system
know its public IP?

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In the office I work at, there are about 15 computers in a workgroup. This is a problem I am having with 2 computers specifically. Both computers are Win7 Pro x64.

When I connect to my computer or the other from a different computer via \\computername\users , I can see all the user accounts on the computer and share directly on the desktops, etc.

When I am on my computer and connect to the second computer via \\computername2\users , I only see the public folder.

This is true for both computers 1 & 2:
Home or Work (Current Profile)
Network Discovery - On
File and Printer Sharing - On
Public Folder Sharing - On
Media Streaming - Off
File Sharing Connections - 128-bit encryption (recommended)
Password protected sharing - off
Homegroup connections - Allow Windows to manage connections (recommended)

I would like access to all user accounts and non-public folders, as I have with all other computers. With this one I only have access to public folders, and this is the computer I share most with, so it is a big inconvenience. Is something not configured correctly?

Thanks for any help

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go to the machine that you're having sharing problems with--open windows explorer--ri[IMG]file:///C:/Users/TY/Desktop/Capture.JPG[/IMG]ght click C drive>properties>sharing tab--set sharing options under 'advanced sharing'

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There are 2 machines in the same workgroup/wireless network.  No intention to create a homegroup.  A new user is created on each machine as password protected sharing is enabled.   Both machines are able to see each other in the
same workgroup/wireless network.  Both are in the same location(Work, Home, Public) network.  This is the Network and Sharing Centre.
This is the prompt.  Not able to enter the user ID, password to access the public document folders on the machine.

This is the sharing properties of the public documents folder.

Please provide steps to resolve the issue. Same error prompt, sharing properties on both machines. Thanks.

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Hello,

Here's my problem. I will try to be as specific as possible. I've searched all over the Internet for a solution to this problem. Nothing has worked, though some have claimed that their solution is full-proof, guaranteed to succeed.

I have to machines, one running XP Professional and the other, Vista Home Premium.

I have the machines networked. My Vista machine sees my XP machine very easily (or as it should), but the reverse is not true. No matter what I do, my XP machine cannot see my Vista machine. I can ping each machine from the other.

I figured that the problem here was on the Vista machine. Thus I immediately checked to see if I had file sharing enabled.

Opening up Network and Sharing, I attempt to turn on Network Discovery and then File Sharing. This is what I see:





I'm not actually sure why it says "custom" under Network Discovery and File sharing, but I move on.

After turning on ND, which still reads "custom", I go to file sharing:





After enabling what I think ought to be enabled and hitting the "apply" button, I get this error:





I've seen others that have gotten this error, some under similar situations, others under different.

My hunch is that some service in Vista is not running, which is causing this RPC error.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Alan

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Hello (again):

Strange to say, after working on this for days and after posting the above message, I started a few services (specifically, "Server", which needed Security Accounts Manager) and was able to enable file sharing without the RPC error.

Now my XP Machine is able to see my Vista Machine.

Alan

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how to turn off file sharing in vista.I know how to do this, but the sharing icon keeps coming back on.Its only happening when i save a new picture, i dont think any other files are being shared.All things in network and sharing are off apart from password protected sharing.
thank you in advance.
p.s I have noticed this name in the share properties " _ISW_RESTRICTED_GROUP" says co-owner i have never seen this before.
 

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Registry - Backup and Restore

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Hello again SF,

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Hello,

I'm hoping you can help me here.

I have been given a PC which has Windows 7 Enterprise on it. My old computer died and a friend had a dust collector in the corner. The PC itself is fantastic and I have had no issues with it. However, last night I discovered this problem.

I tried to connect my Xbox via Windows Media Centre to my Media Library. All the steps went well until the final point and it refused to connect.

'Not to worry' I thought I will just go through the old route of looking at my videos folder via the XBox360 and not MC.

This refused to connect. Checking WMP for sharing/streaming I couldn't find the option to do either. Jumped on Google and I discovered this is now in Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing > Change Advanced Sharing.

There it was so I clicked on the link and the button was there highlighted to turn on Media Streaming.

I click it, it responded, greyed out and returned to 'Turn on Media Streaming' repeated clicks dies the same and frustated clicks still give the same result.

I have scoured Google for a fix to this and people seem to have fixes or don't (none of the fixes as yet have worked for me).

Can anyone please help?

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I really hope im just not overlooking the obvious!

Thanks!
 

A:A file sharing question for guru's only: Can file sharing be temporarly disabled?

net stop server disables file/print sharing
net start server enables file/print sharing
 

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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
on the network router
- 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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I have right-clicked a folder, selected "Share With" then "Share".

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My other computers on the network do not show the Icon or the left panel entry.

What am I forgetting?

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hello

i am trying to setup a home network : 1 desktop connected with ethernet cable to router/modem, and one laptop connected via wifi to same router/modem
both computers have access to the internet, and I have setup a shared folder on both computers.
the desktop pc can browse the laptop's shared folder, but the laptop can only see the desktop but gets denied access. I tried disabling both firewalls but it didn't fix the problem.

both computers are running windows xp pro sp2

any suggestions ?

thanks
 

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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How to disable simplified sharing and set permissions on a shared folder in Windows XP
 

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Hello.
Iv'e shared my public files folder on the home network and everything was OK. One day all the computers lost the access to the folder. When I got to the setting I saw that 'Public folder sharing' option was of. I switch it back to 'On', Saving, and nothing. Getting back to this dialog box and sees it's still off (screenshot). Sometimes it's get back to 'On' byitself. and still no access to the folder. STRANGE BEHAVIOUR...
(Once I suceeeded accessing and seeing only Videos and Music folders was shown, for a moment and then... lost access).

Iv'e checked that all the services are running and they are.
I'm tried to use System restore... No luck.

Any ideas?

ADDITIONAL DETAILES:
OS: Windows 7
Network profile on thie computer: "Home network"
* I'm using Norton Internet Security firewall, eliminating the chance it's the problem, I tried disabling it and then trying to access the folders - no luck.
* All the computers connect through TP-LINK router, this computer is wired, another is wired to and the third is wireless. Niether the wired and the wireless can access this computer.

A:[SOLVED] Can't change 'Advanced Sharing Settings' and file sharing isn't working

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A:Is it safe to turn on printer/file sharing when networking?

Why on earth would you want to turn it on on an internet-facing interface?

Yes, if you have firewall software then it should be OK.
 

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Settings: P2P w/ XPHome + external app (Sabre if you need to know).

Workstation A sports a fully (as much as WinXP home allows) shared folder. Others can read, write, modify, delete, etc. files. That has been verified.

When Sabre writes files into that folder, they are NOT accessible from the other workstations. They are listed in Win Xplorer, but CAN'T be opened, even less modified or deleted. They are considered by Windoze as being still in use.

However, I retain full control over these files from workstation A, where I can move them to another folder, then move them back. Hence allowing full access to them from the the rest of the network.

Conclusion: It has to do with the way Windoze handles files, some switch the Sabre app didn't set properly.

Question: What gives?

TIA.
 

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I have two XP machines that I would like to share folders/files with. How do I set this up?

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Hi Baldie,

The easiest way is to right click the folder in question and scroll down to Sharing and Security, where you can share the folder.
If you have not set up a network between the two computers, you will need to run the Network Setup Wizard, and follow the prompts first.
Post back with how you get on.

Kind Regards,

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is it possible to share files/folders wirelessly via a router? one pc has xp, the other win98se.

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I always just share a folder on one pc then go to the other one and Right-click My Computer icon and choose "Map Network Drive" and leave the drive letter to whatever and just type \\Computername\share folder

i believe both computer have to be in the same workgroup also.
 

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Hi,

Is it possible to share a folder on my PC with someone else on another PC who is at a different location so that they can access the contents via the internet as long as my PC is switched on?

If so is it safe to do this and how would I go about doing it?
Thanks.

A:File/folder Sharing

Hi Yorkie,I don't have that much experience in networking over the internet. But there are a couple of things you can explore. As long as you have good security on each pc and a safe service for the network you will be fine.FTP:The simplest option if you want to just share files. Just get some space and upload your folders.Pros: Access files anytime, anywhere even when your PCs are off.Cons: To modify a file you must download it, modify and upload it again.Search HereVNC:This is a remote PC to PC connection over the internet. You can see the other PCs desktop and work just like you were sitting at it. VNC services hereVPN:I have never use a VPN and I'm not to sure how they work, but its worth suggesting!One Service I have just remebered relevant to FTP is www.box.net a great free service for internet file sharing they have added many new features since I last used it - so got check it out!Hope that helps!Tomo

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On my home network there are W8-A, W8-B and W7 machines. There is no problem networking among these machines except from W8-A to W7. The shared folders on the W7 are displayed on W8-A but if I attempt to click-open any one of them no ID/PW is asked for and the following message is displayed:

"You do not have permission to access . . . . . Contact your network administrator . . . "

W8-A <--> W8-B OK
W8-B <--> W7 OK
W8-A <-- W7 OK
W8-A --> W7 NG

W8-B and W7 are logged in by the same ID and password, but W8-A is logged in by a different ID and PW.
I can open any folder of the W7 from W8-A *if* W8-A is logged in by the same ID and PW as for W7/W8-B.

I wonder what could be wrong. Any idea?

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.

Setting up a Homegroup between these machines would most likely eliminate all file access problems without the requirement to use the same User name and password.

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Hi there. I've got quite a strange help request, and i'm not even sure that its possible, but here goes:

I want to set up (advanced) file and folder sharing between my laptop and my PC via a wireless connection. I say advanced, because I have already done it basically, with the "Shared Documents" folders on both computers. BUT, I also want to share the files in the "My Documents" folder on the PC as well. Sounds simple enough...but there's a problem. I want to be able to do this so only my laptop can access the files, and no-one else on the network, and also no-one else on the PC (there are 3 other users) can even see the files...

Some tech specs about the computers: Both are running XP home, and the PC is running Norton Internet Security 2006 (but this shouldn't be a problem)
 

A:File and Folder Sharing

Checkout: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040/

It may only work for Windows XP PRO.
 

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I have set up a network shared folder on my Win 7 machine and I can see it and copy files to it using windows explorer. I'm trying to use this folder as a sync or transfer folder for other computers on the network, only they cannot see/find the folder, even though they hook to the network and ping just fine. The network name is "OFFICE". I am pretty sure I have all the folder sharing permissions set correctly.

In the command prompt of the network machine, I type in \\192.168.1.1\folder_name\ , but I get the message: "The system cannot find the path specified". Basically, I cannot find any of the network shared folders using the command prompt on the network machine. None of the other networked computers can see the folders either. The folder properties tab indicates that the shared path is: \\OFFICE\Droid Docs, but entering that into the command prompt does not work either.

Network Info:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

D:\Users\Dick>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Office
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp

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A:Network Folder Sharing Issues

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Hi Guys, I've got a home network with 4 PCs on it using a Linksys E3000 router. All of the PCs run Windows 7.

On one of the PCs, I'd like to set it up so that a specific folder on the hard drive will be shared over the network and accessible (for full read/write) by the other PCs on the network whenever the main PC is turned on.

How would I go about configuring something like this? I have no idea how the networking functionality works.

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Hi 003, right click the folder you want to share, select properties>sharing, click 'Advanced Sharing', tick box 'Share this folder', click 'Permissions'. From here you can do as you want.

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Never mind I fixed it
Thanks
 

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone would like to try helping me with this problem. I hope I can explain it well enough to make any sense. I am not computer literate, so please bear with me.

I have a network with win XP pro on computer (1) and win 98SE on computer (2). Connected to an Ethernet Cable/DSL Router. The network has always worked great. No problems with printer or file sharing, but the last few days, even though I can open the shared folder, I cannot open the files or folders withing that shared folder on computer (1) No problems with computer (2) It gives me an error report to send to Microsoft, and then it shuts the Network down. (Please see attachment)

This is driving me crazy. I have no problem opening the shared folders from the other computer, and I can still share the printer with no problem.

Now, I can transfer the folder with files in it to "My Documents" from my Network, and opened it in there with no problem, I just cannot opened it in my Network shared folder.

I hope all this makes sense to someone. I am trying to explain it as well as I can.

Thank you in advance.

P.S.

Also I tried running SFC but it won't open when I click "Ok". I am puzzled.

Annie
 

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Anyone out there wants to give this a shot, please? Thanks!!
 

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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.

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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I've networked my windows me host computer and xp laptop and they are sharing files fine.
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A:File sharing works but Internet sharing doesn't

AOL is notorious for problems with ICS, I suggest a real ISP.
 

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Ive recently tried to share my secondary drive and noticed that there is no sharing tab in the properties dialogue.
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I'm logged on as the computer administrator, have file and printer sharing installed and enabled, have unchecked "simple file sharing" and have looked all over the internet for a solution short of reinstalling windows.

I cannot understand why it has disappeared from all properties dialogue globally.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:File sharing problems. Sharing tab missing globally.

Forgot to mention, I am running Windows XP Pro with Service pack 3 installed and all windows updates are up to date.

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Hi all,

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Please help me with this. Detailed steps and information would be much appreciated. My usual method of NIC cards and connecting cables just won't work here. I'm puzzled what the best way would be. Thank you so much in advance for your reply!
 

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Hi

I have a Belkin F5D7632-4 Modem with wireless G router which I am able to access the internet with my laptop absolutely fine.

But I would like to know how to share my printer on my desktop PC and files with my laptop using the router.

I am a beginner at routers and wireless networks and I had a bit of a game at setting it up a few months ago. It would be nice to share the printer between my desktop and laptop as well as other files.

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Thanks
 

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Windows 7 Professional SP1
Security: Microsoft Security Essentials & Windows Firewall
On the problem computer I can enable network discovery, but I can't turn on File and Printer Sharing or Public Folder Sharing.
The problem is the same using either a USB wireless device or using a CAT5 to the router.

I WAS unable to change the WORKGROUP NAME or the COMPUTER DESCRIPTION,
or to change the network type to WORK from PUBLIC, but partly corrected this using Microsoft Fixit.
Although i can't change the COMPUTER DESCRIPTION, I was able to change the network to "WORK",
and change the workgroup name as i like, although in System Properties page the Computer Description and Workgroup both remain listed as "Unavailable".
(Workgroup name seems to not matter, as one of the computers is still using my old workgroup name, so i see two workgroups, and it does not affect file sharing etc.)
I still cannot change the computer description, and THINK i read that it's not involved with networking issues, and have not tried the registry work on that.

As i began to work on this computer i saw suspicious programs, and figured i'd be best working on a test copy,
so I backed up the drive and restored to an empty one so i can feel free to make changes and use agressive scanners etc.
I booted to the backup and ran MBAM which found a few malware and i quarantined them.

I began checking services and found that SERVER service was not running, and wouldn't start,
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A:Discovery ok but sharing settings won't stick. Possible malware?

Update: On this testing copy which i switch to manually by removing cables from the working system drive and connecting this one to ensure no mistakes on the existing system.
I have uninstalled most 3rd party programs, and continue to run scans that give user friendly results with no malware seeming to remain, and removed lots of old and seemingly unneeded registry entries and reset services firewall scanned system files and can't figure what has caused the problem, so i am going to do a fresh install on this drive and install only trusted 3rd party software, eventually switching over once it's all set, so i'll mark this as solved, although the problem remains:
Discovery works always , but File and Printer Sharing, and Public Folder Sharing cannot be enabled.
I have the nagging feeling that it is some registry entry, but i am not going to try registry fixers or going through a HJT process. I'd like to know, but it's just not worth it, considering the age of this install. I did a fresh install on my own W7 computer and it's so nice, with all the tweaks i have learned here on these forums, and want to avail myself of the Clean install tutorials. Thanks to all the people here who give their time and knowledge... I've learned a lot! (not about THIS problem, but for this overall Win7 / XP network. I will , once this new system drive is set up, do some comparing and perhaps importing policies etc, and If i DO realize what was going on i will post it!

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I have four computers on my home network, mine is running W7 Ultimate and I can access all folders on other computers just fine, #2 and #3 are running Vista Home Premium SP2 and #4 is running XP Pro SP3. None of the other computers can seem to access folders on #1. All four are on the same network, all of them have the file sharing turned on without password protection, network discovery is ON, everything is set up as it was before I upgraded to W7 (from Vista Home Premium). Can anyone help with this please?

My thought is that there's a service or something running on my W7 computer that's not allowing the others to access folders but I don't know which one and I don't want to start hacking the registry or turning off services and mess something up.

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

John
 

A:Trouble With File & Folder Sharing

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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 am part of a three computer workgroup. I've set some of my folders to be shared within the workgroup, and have set some to be viewed, but not changed. However, when I go to the other computers to check the sharing, those folders I've shared, but not given permission to change CAN be changed. I've gone online (MS forums) and checked to see what I'm doing wrong, but can't seem to get the permissions to work correctly. Any advice?

All three computers are Win XP, using Office Pro 2000.
 

A:File/folder sharing question...

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I have one PC with windows 7 and a laptop with windows8. I have made two folders marked for sharing in PC with windows7 and also turned off password protected sharing in that PC. In windows 8 laptop I could see the folders, but can not access it. Both machines are in same workgroup "WORKGROUP". What should I do to access folders in windows 7 PC with read/write permissions in my laptop?

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.

This is a much more secure way to share because the other network users will only have access to the folders you place in the Public folders.

If you require access to the entire User folder on the other machine you can use the same steps for the User folder although it may require edit/add "Everyone" at the advanced Security Settings tab.

If you are running a third party A/V software it may cause problems unless configured correctly.

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OK, now that I have a nicely established reputation for asking really dumb questions, here goes another one. Before I ask, I do have one caveat: Lots of people have the same problem with Win 7.

1) I use Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

2) I have two computers on this network: one computer is named "AV"; the other computer is named "Materials".

3) There is no password protection on either computer. (You can't password protect a Windows computer anyway. I kno dat much!)

4) Each computer has multiple 1, 2 and 3 TB hard drives - Total approximately 20 TB all partitioned

5) I do not use "Libraries". I refuse to use "Libraries". I think "Libraries" are a malignant pustule.

6) I never had trouble setting up File and Folder sharing on Win 3.11, NT 4.0, or XP.

7) Even though I enable all "Permissions" on all files and folders, all I can do from one computer to another is see the files and folders on the other computer. I do not have access to them.

Can somebody kindly tell me what Magic Button I can push so I can share all my files and folders from each computer and move them from one computer to another.

Yes, I know it's a purely retarded question but I AM from Tennessee. So what do you expect? We're all a product of too much inbreeding, you know.

Btw, I now have "Readers Cramp" from going through all the many Tutorials on this wonderful site. Wow, so much info. Thanks.

A:Folder and File Sharing - Windows 7

verify that your share permissions are set to everyone, and NTFS is set accordingly for allowed access.

This is a great link on sharing and permissions.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

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Hi Folks, first post etc etc

Now I realise this has been asked before but the situations in which it's been asked have never quite been the same, so I'm asking for this specific situation.... sorry if I'm beating an extremely dead horse here (which is entirely possible, I admit)

The situation:

I have a Win 7 Home desktop, connected via Ethernet cable to a wireless Modem/Router. I have a Win Vista Business laptop, which is connected wirelessly to the same router and is able to surf the 'net using that connection.

I am trying to transfer files from the desktop to the laptop; both computers are using the WORKGROUP workgroup name (i.e the default).

After sharing a folder on the desktop, it dutifully shows the folder in the Network section of Windows Explorer on the Vista machine. However, I cannot get into the folder. It provides me with a very unhelpful "Windows cannot access <folder name>" error message.

I have searched around for a solution and come across several people who have had similar, but not identical problems, and have tried the following fixes:

Changed the Win7 network from "Homegroup" to "Workgroup" (and back again)
Checked that the Vista machine has "Microsoft Sharing for networks" installed (it does)
Turned off "password protected sharing" on both machines
Added the group "Everyone" to the sharing/advanced sharing menu when you right click on the shared folder.

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A:Win 7 to Win Vista file/folder sharing

Have you tried adding the PC names to the firewall or even disabling the firewall on both machines ?

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Hi,

I have a couple of questions about sharing files and folders in XP...

Firstly, is there any possible way I can set the permissions for users on the network????
When I go to Sharing and Security, permissions, add>>>why cant I change the location???its only the location of the computer I am at! cant i change to a networkd pc???

Cant I add a user on my other pc??so that only him can access this file over the network (and not anyone who connects to the network??!)

Anotehr thing....

Sometimes when I try connecting to the netwrok files...i get the Username and password...sometimes i enter anything (such as asdfg as username, asfajaslkj as password...and it works!!) (which, btw, i never understood why, and tried several times to make it always appear, to ask for username and pass, so that not anyone can connect to the network....) but recently, i added a $ to the end of the shared folder name so that it will be hidden...and now when i try to access it, i get the username and password, but nothing works!!!! i try entering the username and passwrod of the computer I am on, the one which i am connecting to, nothing!!

Anyone has a clue why>??? (is it possible that because i have the same username on both pcs???)
Is there a way to make it always appear like that?? (to enter hte username and password) so that only people with the username and passwrod can access the files??

Thanx in advance...and sorry for the lenghthy post, and if there any repetion...because i ... Read more

A:Some questions about File and Folder sharing in XP

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Hi All,

I need help in connecting my computer to another computer for folder share.

The network setup i have made is:

I use MTS Dongle to Connect to Internet from my desktop computer named as:Master-PC , where I do a Internet Connection Sharing to the lan adapter frommts modem It automatically gets a Ip address from the system as 198.168.137.1and i have gave the Dns address of the MTS to the lan adapter .

Where the Ip address for ipv4 for lan adapter is 192.168.137.1

Default gateway is: 198.162.137.1(but in states it shows nothings) Dns isthe same as MTS Dns

Then i connected other end of the lan cable from the computer the CiscoLinksys router wrt120n as a internet source .where my router gets as ip as 198.168.138.65,if i check in the status page, I have a turned off the router firewall and gavethe MTS DNS as its DNS and default gateway is 192.168.1.1 for the router andthe ip starts with 198.168.1.100 and dhcp is enabled. Any computer thatconnects to router will get a ip as 192.168.1.101 and so on. In router thestatus page the default gateway address is 192.168.137.1

In my computer i have created a work group called as KANNA, where othercomputer in my network which connects to my routes also has the workgroup namedas KANNA. I have created Local user accounts in the Master-pc and created localuser in the other computer with the same name and pwd (Kill2), from kill2computer I able able to connect to my computer shared folders but typing thefolder address in the run comm... Read more

A:Solved: File Folder Sharing

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I've read dozens of variations on this question, and dozens of solutions. I'm left with one problem I can't resolve and maybe someone can shed some light on it. I have a file folder on my desktop machine that I must be able to access for read/write from two laptops on my network. The desktop is Win 7 Home Premium. One Laptop is Win 7 Home Premium and the other is running Vista. I just recently switched the desktop from 32 bit to 64 bit Win 7 and prior to that the share had been working for years.

Since the switch, I can access the folder from my Win 7 laptop with no problems. On the Vista machine, I have two IDs (one for me, one for my wife) and I can access the desktop folder from my Vista ID with no problem. But, can't access it using my wife's ID. When I try to map the drive, the error message indicates the folder is not accessible and I might not have permission to access the folder.

I've set up a separate ID on the desktop and used that to access the folder from my ID. I try the same thing for my wife's ID (logging on with the separate ID), but that doesn't work. I've compared the network parameters at the Vista end for the two accounts and see no difference. On the laptop, the separate ID set up for the folder has permission to read/write. I'm at a loss as to what could be different. All ideas appreciated.

A:Sharing Win 7 folder with Vista user on network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Solo


I've read dozens of variations on this question, and dozens of solutions. I'm left with one problem I can't resolve and maybe someone can shed some light on it. I have a file folder on my desktop machine that I must be able to access for read/write from two laptops on my network. The desktop is Win 7 Home Premium. One Laptop is Win 7 Home Premium and the other is running Vista. I just recently switched the desktop from 32 bit to 64 bit Win 7 and prior to that the share had been working for years.

Since the switch, I can access the folder from my Win 7 laptop with no problems. On the Vista machine, I have two IDs (one for me, one for my wife) and I can access the desktop folder from my Vista ID with no problem. But, can't access it using my wife's ID. When I try to map the drive, the error message indicates the folder is not accessible and I might not have permission to access the folder.

I've set up a separate ID on the desktop and used that to access the folder from my ID. I try the same thing for my wife's ID (logging on with the separate ID), but that doesn't work. I've compared the network parameters at the Vista end for the two accounts and see no difference. On the laptop, the separate ID set up for the folder has permission to read/write. I'm at a loss as to what could be different. All ideas appreciated.


The following link shows how to add read/write access for the Users folder, you wo... Read more

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Hi,

I just copied all the contents of "my documents' from my XP machine to 'documents' on my Vista one.

I have a local network and can share other folders for which I've enabled sharing but not 'documents'.

I have enabled sharing on 'documents' (not the shortcut) and set permissions to 'everyone' and it looks like all is ok but I can't see the folder on my XP machine.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mike

A:sharing documents folder on local network

Hi, redmike, and welcome to the forums.

You might could try using the Public folders - that is what they are there for....

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I have 2 Ethernet cards on 2 computers and home network connection. Once Internet connection on second computer started to work extremely slow and I reinstalled Windows on main computer. Now Internet connection on second computer is fast, but when I try to give access to folders, it tells me that "An error occured while trying to share...The server service is not started..." From second computer I can see all files on the main computer, and I have good internet connection. So network is installed. Can anybody clarify me this issue?

Elena

P.S. Firewall is not installed, built-in firewall is not activated
 

A:Windows XP PRO network folder sharing problem

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=139811
 

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I rebooted after I installed some Windows Updates and ATI Catalyst 10.1. Now my neither shared folders nor my shared printer can be accessed over the network from other computers. No settings were changed, everything in the Network and Sharing Center was verified to be the way it should be. Permissions on the folders include "Everyone" with full write access.

Running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate (legitimate licensed copy)

I don't even know where to go from here. I've tried disabling the shared folders and resharing them. Changed settings in the network and sharing center to no avail. Suggestions on how to proceed would be appreciated... I really don't want to reformat when I just did so less than a month ago...

A:Windows 7: File and Folder Sharing Issues

Try and see if uninstalling the updates, reverts things back to normal. This is just to test if the updates has anything to do with it.

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I'm John and I'm unable to share a folder on my PC with a specific person on a different PC on our home network. I can share the folder with Everyone, but Windows fails to find the specific user on our home network. We have 3 Win 10 PCs on our home network: MaryPC (user account is Mary), JohnPC (user account is John), and TheaterPC (user account is JM), and all are visible on File Explorer on all PCs. The Workgroup name is Golden. We do not use any log-in credentials to access any of these PCs; i.e. no usernames nor passwords are required nor do they exist.
I'm able to share my Music, Pictures, and Video folders with Everyone (with R/W permissions) in the Golden Workgroup. However, I am unable to share my Medical folder (for example) with Mary only. When I try to share this folder with a specific person (by trying to add Mary), Windows responds that it is unable to find user Mary. In trying to add Mary to the list of specific persons, I've tried numerous combinations of Mary and/or Golden/MaryPC/Users/Mary to no avail. This same problem exists on MaryPC and on the TheaterPC when trying to share a folder from those PCs to a specific person on another networked PC. Sharing a folder with Everyone works fine across the Workgroup, but sharing a folder with a specific person/user on the network is hitting a brick wall. Any solution ideas?

A:Folder Sharing Problem on Home (Workgroup) Network

It should be \\marypc\mary

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My office has a shared network folder with shared excel spreadsheets used by multiple persons at the same time. We have always had slow connectivity, but after moving the shared folder to another network server (in another city) we are having major issues, to name a few:
1-Read only pops up all the time and it takes 2.54 min to go through all the read-write boxes in order to bring up the spreadsheet
2-spinning circles constantly
3-access denied, contact administrator
4-file cannot be located
5-comments in cells not saving
6-Lost data and having to restore from server
I've been told even though we are all desktop and lines to a computer room, that we wifi over to another building, then to the city where the server is located....most bizarre stuff I've ever encountered.

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On my desktop, I have my pictures folder mapped to an external harddrive. The pictures icon still shows under This PC, which is where I want it.

I have a new laptop, also with Windows 8.1, and I'm trying for the same setup. However, when I try to set it up I can only get the icon to show in the library and not under My PC. When I try to work it to show under My PC, I get a message saying the files need to be indexed. I have tried to index them but I haven't been able to. Network files don't show as an option for indexing.

Any ideas?

A:Problem sharing folder on network drive and indexing

Nevermind. It resolved itself after a reboot.

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ok guys here is what I did I followed the direction from cnet's weekend project about how to share files/folders and printers thru a home network

the link can be found here http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11334_7-6232456-1.html?tag=nav
I have two computers a desktop and a laptop. I have comcast high-speed cable and i use linksys router to have wireless internet on my laptop. I want to share files and printers over the network. Both computers run XP.

I made a workgroup by going to control panel, network connections,"setup home or small office network" and followed the guidelines. My computer name is *** for my laptop and *** for my desktop. The workgroup name is ***. I did the setup for both computers.

I went to the default shared folder on my laptop and put some files in there to share and set it up so the hand icon displayed meaning that im sharing. I also did this w/ my printer connected to my laptop and desktop.

The problem is it doenst seem to work. When I go to control panel,add printer on my laptop it shows the workgroup name and the two subcatorgies which our the laptop computer name (***) and the desktop computer name ( ***) but shows no printers

if someone could help figure this out I would really appreciate it! Thanks!
 

A:Help w/ sharing files/folder and printer over home network

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I am trying to share a specific folder on my Windows 8 computer with my Windows 7 computer. They are both on the same network connected to the same router. The Windows 8 computer is connected through ethernet, while the Windows 7 computer is connected wirelessly.

Here are my settings on my Windows 8 Computer:

This is the error I get on my Windows 7 computer:
What's up with this? On a related note, is it possible to share this folder with a specific PC, rather than "Everyone" on the network?

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

Also, can you try and access the share using it's IP address instead of the hostname to ensure that you are being directed to the right machine. For example:

\\192.168.0.30\share

Many Thanks,
Josh

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