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sharing documents folder on local network

Q: sharing documents folder on local network

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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Good afternoon,
     I use exchange online a lot (OWA) and a few days ago Internet Explorer started defaulting to OneDrive Documents Folder instead of my local Documents folder. It was running fine before that. Not sure what changed. I have since changed
settings in OneDrive to save locally instead of on OneDrive and even disabled OneDrive completely. However, every time I try to add an attachment from Internet Explorer, it defaults to my OneDrive folder and not my local folder. Anyone know of a fix? Yes,
I know I could just use a different folder and copy from my Documents folder to the new folder, but there's obviously an issue that I would like to fix. Thank you all for your help.

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Moving some docs from old pc to new win10 via stick. I wanted those files in the local doc folder not MSOne Drive.

I just assumed that "documents" under THIS PC was my local documents. But it points to one drive. When I tired to reset it to default. See attach pictures.

While I tried to reset it, multiple "copies" of "documents" showed for a little while. See Pic
 

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hi, i think you solved this for someone else, but here goes for me too:

1. this folder opens at startup: c:/documents/local settings
2. i use google chrome, and it consistently shows the error message "google chrome did not shut down properly" upon opening

these two problems started at the same time. in addition, this seems to have happened after i downloaded webroot secureanywhere v8.0.1.184 and then deinstalling ms security essentials. also, chrome and the netbook in general have been running slowly-- that was happening before the antivirus switch.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147581 MB, Free - 132765 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., 1005HA
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

someone on a previous post said download hijackthis?

thank you for help!!
 

A:documents/local settings folder showing at startup

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I've set the Shared Documents folder to be shared over a network on computer A, when I go to my Network Places on computer B the folder shows up twice. Documents on Computer A and SharDocuments on Computer A. Can I do something to have it only show one instance? XP-Pro. Thanks.
 

A:Sharing the Shared Documents folder

I believe that you are looking at two different folders, if you have logged in from Computer B as Administrator on Computer A. One is the My Documents folder and one is the Shared Documents folder. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
 

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Hi there!

I've been struggling with this for hours to no avail! I have an older PC which a family member uses, but it could really do with some kind of back-up solution. Problem is it's really old so most good back-up software is too intensive, or too limited, to really justify running on it.

So I figured the easiest solution would just be to share the relevant folders on my (secured) local network, and just have my main machine create back-ups from the shared folder(s), as it has a much more sophisticated back-up system available, and plenty of space.

Problem is I can't for the life of me get the My Documents or Desktop folders (the only two I'm really interested in) to share properly, the options are enabled just fine, but no machine can see their contents, even with a correct login. i.e - connecting to \\MachineName\Share just results in an "empty" folder, none of the files that are in it are accessible.

Haven't had much luck with any guides, and many of them are dreadful anyway.

I'm hoping someone can summarise what I need to do in order to share a user's My Documents, and Desktop folder on my local network/work-group. The machine that is to do the sharing is running Windows XP Pro SP3, and I will be sharing multiple user folders, and then signing in over the network using my administrator user account.

Thanks!
 

A:Sharing a user's My Documents or Desktop folder?

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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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This might well be an old issue but have just joined BC.com (tonight in Australia). After some problems with various malware and a fake antivirus8 program, I downloaded Malwarebytes and ran a scan with some success. My question does not concern malware as such (yet:). When scanning, MBAV ploughs through some 30,000 temp i/net files supposedly in C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\NETWORK SERVICE\local settings\temporary internet files\contentIE5\etc. How can I rid myself of these files? They are obvoiusly invisible to Win Explorer and also to CCleaner yet plainly obvious to MBAV which does not offer to delete them however.
Any number of references to this on google but precious few answers, most sites come with yet more malware etc and not much else, hence my question. Any ideas please?

A:Documents and Settings\Network Service\Local...

The local settings folder is a hidden folder. If you want to see it, open 'my computer' goto 'tools' then 'folder options' then 'view' then check the 'show hidden files and folders' and press apply.

To easily clean theses files you can use 'ccleaner'

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/?tag=mncol;1

Be careful not to install the toolbar, and it is also NOT recommeded to use the registry cleaning tool in the program.

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Does anyone know if there is a way to setup a log that shows what people have downloaded from my local network, and what their computer name is? It isn't a big deal, but would be kind of nice to see what certain people wanted.
 

A:Log for local network sharing

I think you should find an app from Network Information Tools - TotalShareware Software Archive

If you want to go overkill - check out the ultimate network analyzer: The Ethereal Network Analyzer. I was quite amazed of how much information is being transferred all the time on LAN.
 

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I don't know if I am drawing a wild conclusion or not but I will try to explain what is happening. I rent a room in a house (college student) and a new house-mate just moved in and he started by opening a "Shared Documents" folder on his computer so he could share some music and some class stuff (we have a Bio. class together). This may be conjuncture but it seems that the moment he started this folder on the Intranet (?) my connection has virtually disappeared. The only times it seems to go back to normal is in the afternoon and late at night (times when his computer are off: when he is at class or asleep). Is this unfounded guesswork or is there something to this? Just wondering and thanks for any helpful ideas or info you can share
 

A:Sharing Documents Within The Network Problems

Well, the Shared Documents folder is there by default, and it's on his computer, so that's hardly a problem.

What is the "Intranet" and what is your connection that "has virtually disappeared"?
 

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We have a home wireless network of an older laptop which operates on XP and a newer laptop which operates on Vista and a recently acquired Netbook which operates on XP.
On the older Laptop - XP - the shared files on Netbook & the Vista Laptop are not showing in my network paces under the heading local network but instead are showing further down under the heading internet.
Does this mean my documents are available on the Internet as I don't want that to happen.
I presume it is something to do with Security & Sharing settings but I can't see what I have done differently on the older Laptop to cause the difference between where the files appear in my network place in the 2 XP computers
 

A:Sharing documents - home network

please do not duplicate posts
continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/869512-sharing-documents-home-network.html
closing this post
 

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We have a home wireless network of an older laptop which operates on XP and a newer laptop which operates on Vista and a recently acquired Netbook which operates on XP.
On the older Laptop - XP - the shared files on Netbook & the Vista Laptop are not showing in my network paces under the heading local network but instead are showing further down under the heading internet.
Does this mean my documents are available on the Internet as I don't want that to happen.
I presume it is something to do with Security & Sharing settings but I can't see what I have done differently on the older Laptop to cause the difference between where the files appear in my network place in the 2 XP computers
 

A:Sharing documents - home network

Your files won't be avalible from the Internet unless you have setup a website or FTP from your computer which I guess you won't have. To access your shared files go on the "Network" menu and in the address bar type "\\COMPUTER-NAME\SHARE-FOLDER\", obviousely edit the details to fit your network.
 

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I would like to work off my local hard drive rather than on my network b/c of performance issues. I noticed sync center has a 2-way sync but I cannot find how to set it up. Can anyone help?

A:How do I setup a 2-way sync b/t local folder to network folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by allenfisher


I would like to work off my local hard drive rather than on my network b/c of performance issues. I noticed sync center has a 2-way sync but I cannot find how to set it up. Can anyone help?


This tutorial maybe of use to you

Sync Offline Files

If not please further expand on your issue and we will do our best to help

Many Thanks,
Josh

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HI Everyone.

iam a network admin working in an bpo(1server and 30 nods,all are in domain connected ).all the users are created in the server and the dont have any permisions.
the prb is that i have an typing tutor cd with me i need to make use to them.the prb raises when i install it in the administrator the admin can use that software and the user can access that to but when he saves the lesson he cannot save tht and when he starts the lesson it get started from the begning.could any one can help ne out of this.

thx in advance to everyone who read this thread .

Parvez.
 

A:sharing an one software on local network.

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I have a USB 3.0 drive. I am trying to share it with the entire network.

I go to Properties->Sharing

Share is greyed out. So I click 'Advanced Sharing'
'Share this folder' is checked.

I click Permissions, I select 'Everyone' then below in Permissions for Everyone, I have "Read" checked under the Allow column.

The end result: there are three computers on my network. Myself and two others I am trying to share this drive with. One of them is able to view the drive and read its contents completely. The other computer is only able to see the drive in Network, but when it tries to enter that folder it gives the access error and doesn't allow them to proceed further.

So as per this tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

I went to the Security tab in the properties window for that drive, click Edit, Add, type 'Everyone', click OK, thenin Permissions for Authenticated Users I made it read only. I click OK.

At this point it comes up with some promopt that says "setting security information on" and below that it shows a list of files and folders as it rapidly scans through them.

It scans through a bunch but it clearly does not scan through anything close to all the files and folders on that drive. Then it stops. At this point, the computer with the access problems is able to access the stuff that that prompt scanned through, but nothing else. For other folders, it'll give the access error when trying to open them. ... Read more

A:Local Network Sharing Issues

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sharpnova


I have a USB 3.0 drive. I am trying to share it with the entire network.

I go to Properties->Sharing

Share is greyed out. So I click 'Advanced Sharing'
'Share this folder' is checked.

I click Permissions, I select 'Everyone' then below in Permissions for Everyone, I have "Read" checked under the Allow column.

The end result: there are three computers on my network. Myself and two others I am trying to share this drive with. One of them is able to view the drive and read its contents completely. The other computer is only able to see the drive in Network, but when it tries to enter that folder it gives the access error and doesn't allow them to proceed further.

So as per this tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

I went to the Security tab in the properties window for that drive, click Edit, Add, type 'Everyone', click OK, thenin Permissions for Authenticated Users I made it read only. I click OK.

At this point it comes up with some promopt that says "setting security information on" and below that it shows a list of files and folders as it rapidly scans through them.

It scans through a bunch but it clearly does not scan through anything close to all the files and folders on that drive. Then it stops. At this point, the computer with the access problems is able to access the stuff that that prompt scanned through, but nothing else. For oth... Read more

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I have a Macbook pro and a PC desktop on a wireless LAN that cannot see each other for file sharing purposes. They can ping each other, but other than that, it's as if they don't know the other computer exists on the network.
In the end I'd like access to one the PC's HDDs from the laptop.

Thanks for any help!
 

A:File Sharing on Local Network btw. Mac/Vista

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12246/share-a-printer-on-your-network-from-vista-or-xp-to-windows-7/
 

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Any one else faced with this prospect?

Yesterday I brought my new quad pro Windows Vista 64 machine home only to find out, it couldn't see any of the other computers on my network.

I've been using Windows XP print and file sharing up until now. It would connect all my machines including an iMac. The only exception was Fedora, a variant of Linux.

I was just wondering if any of you had experience connecting various OS's to a LAN. I don't want to do anything complicated, just print and file sharing.

I found this reference, but just wondered what any of the rest of you might be doing.

http://www.cnet.com.au/desktops/0,23...9289508,00.htm
(This reference sounds complicated. I'm not that technical and have never done anything with the registry!)

You help is appreciated.

vcbacon

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Hi everyone! First post, let's go!

I am trying to find a solution to transferring large files (100+GB) between myself and a client of mine at a different location through the internet. The easiest one I have found was through a Private Network through Logmein's Hamachi, as you can browse other connected computers' files through this network.

Of course, to show the shared drives by the host computer, you need to input a username and password through the UAC. Obviously, if I insert my own username and password, I can see the folders I've shared. However, how do I configure a username/password for my client? Are these users the same as local users? I would like to avoid having to make a local user for him on my own computer.

Just for reference, I have no control over my network I am connected to, so no FTP, no port forwarding etc.
OS: Windows 8.1

Thanks for any help in advance!
-ZannaXi

A:Sharing drive over network to non-local users

In the access settings allow Read access by Everyone

You can make a password for the Guest account according to this article:
How To Set A Password For The Guest Account

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Hi all!

I have a local home network of 3 computers via a linksys cable router. They are computers A, B, and C. They all are running Win XP Pro. I have been successfully gaming with all three computers before and able to access files from each other. However, I have recently had a problem accessing files on computer A from B or C. A can access shared files from B or C just fine. B or C can ping A by both IP address and name, but if B or C does a Net View of A the result comes back as Access is Denied. Net Send is able to send a message to computer A just fine.

I have checked time and again that computer A is sharing files out to the network and that the windows firewall is not enabled. Any suggestions?
 

A:Problems sharing files on local network

Check to make sure that both folder permissions and NTFS permissions (under the security tab) are set to Everyone with at least Read permission.
 

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Any one else faced with this prospect?
Yesterday I brought my new quad pro Windows Vista 64 machine home only to find out, it couldn't see any of the other computers on my network.

I've been using Windows XP print and file sharing up until now. It would connect all my machines including an iMac. The only exception was Fedora, a variant of Linux.

I was just wondering if any of you had experience connecting various OS's to a LAN. I don't want to do anything complicated, just print and file sharing.

I found this reference, but just wondered what any of the rest of you might be doing.

http://www.cnet.com.au/desktops/0,23...9289508,00.htm

Revised:
I search some more and found a simpler way to do this.
I just had to find out where to change the workgroup!

Here's the reference.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037(TechNet.10).aspx
 

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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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Hi Guys,

I have a question if there is a way to hide the "local Area Connection" icon in the Change Adapter Settings window.

We do not want the regular users changing settings that they do not understand. Of course this is for Windows 7.

A way to do it via Group Policy would be benefitial.

Thanks in advance.

Jason

A:Hide Local Area Connections Icon in Network Sharing

There is a setting in group policy editor that can disable any Users ability to work with the LAN connections settings. There are over 2000 settings but it's hard to say exactly which one you want unless you look them all over and test them out to see the effect they have.

For this particular setting go to "User configuration"> Admin templates>All settings>Near the top of the list choose "Ablity to enable or disable a LAN connection", then enable or disable it depending on what you want.

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I am trying to use this .bat file to copy folder "X" from a pc on my network to folder "Y" on the local pc
but it does not work ??

echo off
cls

echo Would you like to do a backup X ?

pause

robocopy "\\***.***.*.*\C:\X" "C:\Y"

pause
 

A:.Bat file to copy folder from network to local pc

Obfuscating the IP address is pretty pointless. Your lan is using private IP addresses that are not routable to the Internet.

Regardless of that, it looks like you are trying to access the administrative share of the server. Administrative shares are accessed using a dollar sign.
 

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Hello folks,
I just joined and of course I have a problem that I cant seem to figure out.

I have a machine that is connected to a small network. I have a network drive mapped and every time I double-click to open the network drive the 'my Documents' folder opens up instead. I have also noticed that when I right-click the network drive there are some invalid characters on the right-click menu that start with ?? (eg: ??2, ???3, ????4).

I have norton antivirus 2008 installed, I have my explorer set to view hidden files and folders and dispay hiddon operating system files and performed a full scan which results in nothing being found. According the the antivirus software I have a clean system. I'm stuck, does anyone out there have any ideas what is going on and how to resolve it?

Thanks in advance..

A:Right Clicking On Network Drive Opens My Documents Folder

Same problem, different application opens. Might be of some helphttp://www.compatdb.org/support/topics/156...ith_dialog.html

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Hello All,

I have several PCs at home, one with Vista Ultimate (mine) and one with XP Home SP2 (my wife's). Both PCs have personal accounts with passwords. On the Vista PC, I am able to share a folder on my "D:" data drive with no difficulty using the right click Share... menu item from Windows Explorer. I can see and contribute to this folder from the XP PC just fine. What I am not able to do is share the "Documents" folder and its contents from Vista. When I share this folder by the same method, all I see on the XP PC is a "Users" folder and "Default User" within that. I'm guessing that this folder might have special properties that are different than the Vanilla "D:" folder. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Tom
 

A:Trouble sharing "Documents" folder to XP Home from Vista Ultimate

Yup. Remember back when you put a password on the Vista machine. It asked you if you wanted to make your files private. You said "yes," making all files in your profile inaccessible to everyone but you.

Easy fix. Create a new account on your computer using your wife's username and password. When you share the folder now (and you will have to reshare), she should be able to access them from her computer.

Courtney
 

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I have right-clicked a folder, selected "Share With" then "Share".

I have right-clicked a folder, selected "Share With" then "Specific people" then added "Everyone".

My computer name shows up as a list item on the left panel but does not show up as an Icon in the Main Screen.

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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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.
On the remote computer go to Start/Run (XP, Search in later versions) and type the computer name of the computer you are trying to access, (eg) \\ComputerName and press enter. If the file is shared on the other computer, it should show the computer with the shared file and/or printers. If you cannot access this computer, then turn Simple File Sharing Off.

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I am trying to share a folder over a home network. The problem is I can share it, but everyone on the network has access to it, which I dont want. So I attempted to set permissions for the users on the network that I want to have access to it, but XP cannot find the users, I can only find users on the local machine. All of the computers are on the same workgroup.

How can I set up this share so only certain users are able to access it?
 

A:Need help sharing folder over network

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

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Hi,

I have 2 networked PC and one of them has an old dos program that only runs on C drive. Despite it's an old program, it still runs on Windows xp. This pc with the dos program shares the drive so I can map it to my computer. Is there any way to map the network drive from that pc to a folder on my C partition? Both computers have Windows xp installed on C drive.

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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Never mind I fixed it
Thanks
 

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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.

A:Sharing a folder on a home network?

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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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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Network Folder Sharing Issues

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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
 

A:Problem with Network sharing folder

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

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Q1. When I look at the folders in C:\Users\User-Name , I can see a [My Documents] folder. I double click on [My Documents] and the location now is C:\Users\User-Name\Documents , why is the folder name different from the exact folder location? (I notice all other folders that have the word "My" has the same situation)

Q2. If I want to move the My Documents to another drive D:, I should create a new folder in D: as [Documents] (without the word "My") or should I create a new folder [My Documents]?

Q3. I intend to follow this article User Folders - Change Default Location to move My Documents folder, in the article it says
"OPTION TWO 3. Create a New Folder by right clicking or press and hold on a empty space in the main window there, and click/tap on New and Folder. Name the new folder without spaces (ex: "Music" for My Music) for the user folder that you want to move there. (See screenshots below) NOTE: The name that you type in for the new folder will be what you see as the user folder name in the Start Menu (shell:UsersFilesFolder) location when finished with all of these steps. It would be best to use the same name as the user folder to avoid confusion."
and
"OPTION TWO 8. Navigate to the same location as in step 2 and 3 above, then select the renamed new folder (ex: Music), and click/tap on the Select Folder button. (See screenshot below)"

Is the second screenshot at OPTION TWO 3. and screenshot at OPTION TWO 8. wrong... Read more

A:Why User folder shows My Documents but folder location is Documents?

Hello pcwin,

The user folders that have "My" in the name are not actually named with the "My".

These are symbolic links, so when you name the folder "Documents", it will automatically rename and display as "My Documents", but in reality is still "Documents".

It can be a bit confusing.

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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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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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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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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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This has been bugging me for a while it pops up whenever I start the computer. I don't know to much about how to do things so please have some patients with me. If you can help me than I might just love you forever.

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Have you run any scans for infections? I Googled hrcopul.dll, and everything that I found points to a infection.

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Hello,
 
I found this forum out of necessity. I have done a fair share of googling this question without any luck/resolution. Hopefully someone here will have a useful answer.
 
I use a program at my office that stores data in the local program folder on my pc. However i also use this program on my tablet (surface pro 3). these are both windows devices (7,8 respectively) so i'm hoping that works to my advantage.
 
Most of the resolutions i found on google involved using my OneDrive; however the "Local" folder is approx 15 GB depending on the number of projects so this is not an option.
I would rather find a solution that does not involve an external HDD at this is just one more piece of equipment to carry and i worry about performance issues while working on the projects.
 
In my opinion the ideal solution is:
Use the program while i am at the office, the files save to the "Local" folder on my PC and then when my tablet is "awake" the modified files automatically sync over our wifi connection.
 
The wifi aspect isnt a deal breaker, i am fine with syncing via a USB 3.0 cord as well.
 
The main goal is i want the projects/data from the "Local" folder to sync with either my PC or my tablet (depending on which file has the most recent time stamp). So obviously if i work on a project during the week and need to view/modify it outside the office, any changes made will sync to the PC the next time I connect via the wifi or USB.
 
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A:Sync local folder on office pc w/ local folder on Surface Pro???

I would agree that having a cloud storage would be nice should the office server go down. You do know that you don't have to sync the entire share folder and programs right? You can sync just individual files that are actually being used and changed. As far as extra storage goes, no need to tote around an external HD. Why not get a couple USB 3.0 flash drives or sdcards? And I really do mean get 2-3, just in case one should fail you have some kind of a backup. You can never rely on a single backup.

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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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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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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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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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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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I have 2 desktops with Windows 10. On my own desktop (AVP68) I am the only user (admin by default).

On the second desktop for family use (HP-P71443) I have 3 users including myself (admin by default). I created the user accounts under my sign on account and enabled sharing one way where I can have access to both user accounts for file sharing. All have access to Public folders.

However, when I view the network folder in the family/HP desktop, I only see myself (jayla) and one other user (prana). I don't see the third user (darsh). See 3 attachments from each user view for this desktop .

Even from on my own desktop (AVP68) in the network folder , I can see the HP desktop and myself("jayla") and "prana" only. See 1 attachment from own desktop user view.

I don't think I need to go under "darsh" user's account and tinker with settings which doesn't make sense as I did nothing under "prana" user account. Why is "darsh" user missing from the folder view under my admin account (jayla)? The other use account (prana) is visible.

Appreciate if anyone can help.

Jay.

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Hello,

I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ralph

A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this
http://www.speedguide.net/read_articles.php?id=1497

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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.

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.

If you only want one file shared on one of the Homegroup machines then turn off Network discovery on all the other machines then for each folder you need to hide choose "Share With" then "Stop Sharing".

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I'm sure this has been asked a bajillion times, but I can't make heads nor tails out of the information I've read so far on this subject. (One forum suggested using 2 routers and disabling DHCP one one of them and all this other stuff. That one really hurt my tired head)
I know minor bits and pieces of networking, so hear me out.

Setup:
Wireless DSL modem (Broadcom ADSL Modem/Router all in one) hardwired to Vista32 bit machine.
XP Machine w/D-Link USB Wireless adapter. (Using the D-Link wireless connection software, not the Windows Wireless Network connection manager)
Nothing going on in Workgroups XP machine except that it used to be on a wired network so it has shared folders set up.
All I want to do is use the wireless connection and access the Vista machine from the XP machine so I can get my music off the Vista comp.
I can't figure out the Vista file sharing stuff in Network and Sharing center, too many options, too unsure of what they do.
Neither computer shows up in the other's network. How do I make them see each other?
The "Broadcom ADSL router" does show up under My Network Places on the XP machine, but that's as far as it goes.
In case it matters, in the wireless connection manager for the D-Link USB wireless adapter on the XP machine it shows Network Type:Infrastructure, not AdHoc.
 

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.
 

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I've experienced this problem twice in the past week. Here is my current problem:

New Windows 8 computer
Moved Office 2010 install from old computer to new computer
Copied all documents to new computer by installing the old drive in the new computer (NTFS to NTFS)

When trying to open any DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, or PPTX files that are stored in the Documents folder I get permission errors. Word will open an RTF file just fine. If I try to use any Office programs to save a file to the Documents folder, I also get permission errors. I can move the file to the Desktop and work with it just fine. I can then move it back to the Documents folder.

Here are the errors when trying to open files:
Word - Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges
Excel - 'C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Book1.xlsx' could not be found
Powerpoint - The path or file name for C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Presentation1.pptx is invalid.

When I try to use one of these programs to save to the Documents folder, I get the following error:
You don't have permission to save in this location.

I tried copying the files two different ways to eliminate any lingering NTFS permissions. I used a linux box to copy from the old drive to EXT4, then to a linux formatted FAT drive. I plugged this FAT drive into the Windows machine and moved the files over but got the same errors. Next, I copied the files from the old drive to a FAT32 drive using another Windows box. Then I tool the FA... Read more

A:Solved: Office 2010 Can't Open Or Save Documents in My Documents Folder

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Ok, I need some help..

I know that the documents library is a "library" and when I save anything there it really saves the file to the default location(my documents).

I teach a basic PC course usage course to seniors and some of the PCs are now listing the "My Documents" and the "Public" folders above their respective files when they click on "documents". In the past all the files have been there but never a separation by folder in the listing. There are 8 computers in the LAb and 4 show the "my Documents" and Public location in the listing....

How can I get this back to where they only see the whole list of files without the folder separation in the listing...

Thanks for any help, this is confusing them...

John

A:Viewing the documents library displays my documents folder

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like the default Arrange by, Sort by, or Group by folder view of the "Documents" library has been changed. You might see if doing what's in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial below to click on Clear changes in the "Arrange by" (on toolbar) drop down menu may help.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all,

I'm having a weird issue with one computer here.
The "My Documents" folder is redirected to a shared network drive. Other people can access the files in that folder and edit them.

The weird thing is that the "local copy" of the file does not seem to match the one the other users on the network can see.

For example, I have this Excel spreadsheet. Another user on the network made a change to the file. In my documents, the file size and modification date do not match the new state, and if I open the file, it does not contain the changes. Everybody else on the network sees the changes just fine.

If I make changes to the file, the others cannot see them, however they do see ".tmp" files, which I don't see on my machine.

I have turned offline availability off, to try and make sure there is no local cache of the file, I have tried "sync-ing" the folder, restarted my machine... all to no avail
Seems to me there is a different copy somewhere but I can't find it.

There is no "My Documents" folder left under "c:\Users\<MyUsername>\". We are on a workgroup (as opposed to a domain).

Any pointers welcome!

Thanks,

Bourgui

A:Redirected "My Documents" folder, on shared network drive - can't see

OK, I removed then re-instated the folder redirection and everything seems to be working again.

Would love to know what happened, but I really don't have the tie to investigate the matter further...

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Whilst in Microsoft Office Word 2007 I went to save some of my coursework which I had been working on for 10 hours.
I saved it in my normal folder of work but created a new folder as I was saving it, and saved it in there.
Since then there is no record of the folder or the 2 bits of coursework even existing.
I did an advanced search last night which included non-indexed/hidden/system files.
It came up but when I tried to open it it said it could be saved on a network or the file location has been changed.
It was under the name of 'Local/Temp...' something, but had '.zip' on the end.
I'm now doing another search(accidentilly closed the search ) to find it again, I will try unzipping it so hopefully that will work but I doubt it.

Any ideas as to what's gone wrong? I really need that coursework!

A:Coursework folder is "Local or on Network"

Quote:





Originally Posted by frannn93


Whilst in Microsoft Office Word 2007 I went to save some of my coursework which I had been working on for 10 hours.
I saved it in my normal folder of work but created a new folder as I was saving it, and saved it in there.
Since then there is no record of the folder or the 2 bits of coursework even existing.
I did an advanced search last night which included non-indexed/hidden/system files.
It came up but when I tried to open it it said it could be saved on a network or the file location has been changed.
It was under the name of 'Local/Temp...' something, but had '.zip' on the end.
I'm now doing another search(accidentilly closed the search ) to find it again, I will try unzipping it so hopefully that will work but I doubt it.

Any ideas as to what's gone wrong? I really need that coursework!




Never heard of that happening. Have you tried opening Word again and seeing if you can get back to the coursework using the "Recent Documents" list?

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I just reinstalled Windows XP Pro SP2 on my brother's computer. He's used to having one or two "network drives" that actually are just mapped to local folders on his computer. Since reinstalling the OS, he's not able to map a network drive to a local folder. Does anyone know how we can get shortcuts to individual folders to show up in My Computer as drive letters?

This really isn't as small of a thing as it sounds like. This functionality is very important for the work my brother does. He doesn't actually *require* it, but it will save him a lot of time.

Thanks for any ideas,

Matthew
 

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Problem - Windows 2000

In Windows explorer - I right click on a hard drive - Properties - Sharing tab - click on 'Do not share this folder'

The problem is, when I reboot - it defaults to 'Share this folder'

How can I stop this?
 

A:Win2K - folder sharing - defaults back to sharing after reboot

bump
 

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I've just started using my new desktop pc which I bought specifically to download stuff from the internet and to my horror it wants to save everything in my temp internet files folder. Does anyone know how to change this please? I've tried messing about with the security settings but that didn't solve it. I've seen a few threads on here but have yet to find an answer.

Now wishing I'd stuck with my old pc on XP!!!

Thanks

A:Trying to save to my documents folder rather than the temp internet files folder

what internet browser do you have?
you should be able to change the configuration from the internet browser, and to make it save to the desktop.

Dom

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Hi,

This problem exists for a long time. When i double click the Local drives such as D,E,F, MY Documents instead of the specific local drives. Also when i right click on the local drives icon, it shows some unknown laguage.
Please help.

It's very urgent.

Thanks in advance,
Prem.
 

A:My documents instead of local drives

Start - All Programs - Accessories
Right click on Windows Explorer, select Properties
What does it say in the target box?

Also when i right click on the local drives icon, it shows some unknown laguage.Click to expand...

Are all your right click context menus in another language?
Is anything else on your system shown in another language?
 

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I cannot unmerge them!

I would like to avoid system restore or adding a new profile if possible.

right clicking and changing the location doesn't work because they are both changed by that approach

The icons appear unique but they are both titled "Downloads" at the moment

I had initially thought to save space on my ssd by having the folders point to an external drive. i then added a 2nd internal drive and decided to return the 2 folders to their original location.
(Both folders where titled E:/ as i had foolishly redirected them both to the same location)
when i right clicked on the downloads folder and changed its default location back to normal, then both folders changed. all my downloads and documents are intact, they are just duplicated. both folders have documents and downloads.

i have tried various regedit solutions from this site to no avail.

HELP!

A:Accidental merge of Downloads folder and Documents folder

Hello likwidboy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help fix your Downloads and Documents folder.

User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hi,

I have a problem in installing the Adobe Acrobat professional 7. During installing this software , the software cannot access to the folder Documents and Settings/all Users/Documents. I know that I am the administrator of the computer but when I want to acess to the folder it denied. I think during uninstalling the old version of Adobe 5, this problem was happened (maybe I deleted some share files).

the Adobe Acrobat Professional 7 cannot copy any file in this folder (Documents). I would appreciate it if you could help me to fix this problem so I can install this software.

Thanks
Kambiz

A:Access Deniel For Documents Folder In All Users Folder

Please help me to fix my computer.

Kambiz
Thanks

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HELP! I've accidentally moved my Documents Folder into my user profile folder by mistake and now i have a mess. basically I now have a folder that goes something like this: c:\users\documents\ and it contains a duplicate of everything that was already in the desktop\username\documents folder except now I can't rename or delete my user profile folders...ad I don't have a restore point to go back to what can I do? any help would be very much appreciated please!! Thanks!!

A:Moved Documents Folder to User Profile Folder

You could try to open another user account. I think that would be a possible way to solve your problem.

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When I type a letter it automatically goes to My Documents folder, then I have to manually move it to another folder I have created that is on my desktop (business letters). Can I format WORD to automatically send anything typed on WORD to this new folder I have made?
 

A:WORD - changing the destination folder from My Documents to another folder

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Hi guys this is my first post and I have a rather tedious problem.Upon bootup system 32 folder and local C: folders are open. I have tried a system restore but it's telling me that it cannot complete one.I have ran hijackthis and this is my log.Hope someone can be of assistance. thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 17:37:46, on 27/05/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\sstray.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:&#... Read more

A:Local C folder and System 32 folder open on boot up

Hello thistle2 and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see that you are running msconfig in /auto mode which means that you may have selectively removed some items in the past from the startup procedure. This can hide malware from us when we are performing a fix, so we would like you to reenable those startup entries by doing the following:Please click on Start, then Run, and type msconfig and then press Enter. When the window opens you should be on the General tab. Click on the Normal Startup item. Then press ok until you are out of the program. It will ask you to reboot so reboot normally.Now please create a new Hijackthis Log and post it here as a reply. I will review it when it comes in.OT

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Is there a way to password protect a folder without having to password protect all the dcouments in the folder?
 

A:password protect a folder rather than documents in the folder

This is not a "business applications" question, but a Windows question. I'm moving it to the appropriate forum. Good luck!
 

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As said it title...the folder view gives options for music folders. I've tried going into Options/Folder Options and restoring default, but this doesn't work. I'm sure this happened before and I had to go into config something but can't remember. I'd appreciate any help.

A:My (my Documents) Folder Thinks It's A Music Folder

Hi mischievous and welcome to BleepingcomputerI have did some research on your promblem and I have found some information on your issue.You can read this site,http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6142_102-0.htm...ssageID=1291861It deals with a very similar promblem like yours.

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recently an unknown folder named "Documents" appeared in my Downloads folder

i deleted it and then it came back, no matter how many times i deleted it, it will keep reappearing for no reasons

that folder is empty, can someone tell me how to get rid of it? PERMANENTLY !

sorry im new here

A:Documents folder keep reappearing in Downloads folder

Have you checked for malware (i.e. ran your AV program)?

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A folder appeared in my documents folder named "EZStickyNotes" created on 4-8-09 and was just wondering what the heck is going on with that folder just appearing out of the blue!It is empty and seems harmless,but i just want to be extra sure!Any help will be appreciated regarding what this mysterious folder is and it's purpose.Seems pretty suspicious to me to say the least!Thank you.
In the meantime while i wait for any replies,I'll go run scans with my antivirus and antispyware programs and see if they detect anything.

A:EZStickyNotes folder appears out of nowhere in Documents folder!

Originally Posted by DSmith148


A folder appeared in my documents folder named "EZStickyNotes" created on 4-8-09 and was just wondering what the heck is going on with that folder just appearing out of the blue!It is empty and seems harmless,but i just want to be extra sure!Any help will be appreciated regarding what this mysterious folder is and it's purpose.Seems pretty suspicious to me to say the least!Thank you.


In the meantime while i wait for any replies,I'll go run scans with my antivirus and antispyware programs and see if they detect anything.



You downloaded it through shareware. it was probably bundled.
http://www.soft32.com/download_7612.html

Windows Vista already has sidebar sticky notes.

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i have lan connection... Two of my computers are connected with same router.. Now i want to share file of one computer to another. but when i click on another computer name on 'network' it asks 'ENTER YOUR PASSWORD TO CONNECT TO SAURAV_PC'. How can this be solved??

A:sharing documents

ohhh solved right now... GOTO to advanced sharing option on network and select "TURN OFF PASSWORD PROTECTED SHARING'

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i have shared my documents and it shared ok but now when i try to access my documents on computer 1 from computer 2 it says access is desnied now i went into sharing and sucurity and it was tocked on allow network users to change my files witch is right but i cant untick make this program private and untick share this folder on a network so iw ant to untick make this folder private but no share this folder on a network so what has happend?
 

A:sharing my documents

will182 said:

i have shared my documents and it shared ok but now when i try to access my documents on computer 1 from computer 2 it says access is desnied now i went into sharing and sucurity and it was tocked on allow network users to change my files witch is right but i cant untick make this program private and untick share this folder on a network so iw ant to untick make this folder private but no share this folder on a network so what has happend?Click to expand...

Will need to know what version windows are on both pc 1 & 2. Are you mapping the share as a drive and do both pc's have file and print sharing setup under networking?
 

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I've got file sharing setup on my Vista PC with an XP laptop with the exception of the Documents folder.

When setting up the permissions, vista attempts to apply security settings to all the files and folders, however I get an error message saying "an error occured while applying security information to C:\Users\Rachel\Documents\My Music". However the My Music folder dosnt even exist in this directory! Does anyone know what the problem is or how to fix it?

Regards,

Rachel
 

A:Documents Sharing

now fixed
 

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Hi,
When i double click any local drive(C,D,E,F), my documents opens instead of opening the local drives. Also when i right click on a particular drive, some unknown encrypted language is shown , instead of the OPEN and EXPLORE. Also, I'm not able to see the hidden files. Please help ASAP.

Thanks in advance.


Regards,
Prem.

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I had only one user that was having Administrator Rights without password. I made one more user and gave him Administrator rights with password. Now I made my earlier Administrator account as a Local Account. But this local account is able to view Administrator account documents and desktop. How to stop Local account having access to Administrator documents.

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Hey everyone,

First post here as we are having some issues at my job. We're a small sized school district and we are in the process of currently attempting to create a universal image to roll out across the district. As part of the initial process, we are following a spiceworks directed tutorial to create the image and we are enabling the local administrator account. After imaging, there are a few other things that need to be done on each individual machine so we have a "tech" folder set up to allow our techs to go step by step to get the machine to where we want it to be. Once a machine is imaged, it is then added to our domain.
The issue we are having is that whether we place this 'tech' folder on the desktop, the Admin's desktop, or the Admin's My Documents folder: any other user on the computer (even non-admins) are getting access to the Administrator's user folders (including desktop and documents). This means that any enterprising student can search hard enough and find it, and then access the files in the tech folder.

Now, it is our practice to then disable the local admin account after imaging, before sending the machine out. However, on the off chance one of the techs forgets or has a lapse in procedure, this could result in a few non-critical, but still important, pieces of software being accessible to all users.

Our question is this: What could be causing this lapse in policy? Or are we misunderstanding the way Win7 operates the local Admin acc... Read more

A:How do I prevent all users access to the local Admin's My Documents

No users have access to any other user's profile directory. "C:\Users\[username]" The only way they can get access is if they are an Administrator. The next way is if you are changing the permissions to give everyone access. But the default state for Windows is no user has access to another user's profile directory. Most likely you have done something to set it up to give users access or your method for detecting this is flawed. (I.e. you are using an Admin account to check the access of the directory, an Admin account can and will override permissions to give itself access.)

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Hey guys,

I recently set up my new network, but in order to sufficiently cover the house in wireless, i needed 2 routers. After a LOT of fiddling, I was able to get the wireless working. There are 2 wireless networks (I'll call them A and B), as I wasn't able to make it work with only on SSID for both routers.

Now, the problem I am having is I can't share printers and documents between network A and network B. Network A provides 192.168.0.x and Network B provides 192.168.1.x ...

Is it possible to share documents and printers between these two networks??

Thanks,

Jem00
 

A:Sharing Documents / Printers

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Okay so I have Windows 8 consumer preview. I absolutely love it. Only thing I cannot figure out is why everytime I restart it forgets my sharing preferences. I have to go to My Documents every morning and right click on that folder and go to sharing, then share with homegroup and edit. I have a master program that everyone here at my office has to access. If this file doesnt get shared then they cant get in. Its really annoying. I had to come in late the other day and my boss was freaking out because he didnt know what was wrong and i had no signal on my cell phone! it was a nightmare... how do i keep it shared permanently?

A:Sharing my documents to my homegroup

Once you see this type of problem you should leave the Homegroup from all machines that are in the Homegroup then set up a new one and rejoin from all machines. This might be a pain if it's a large network but that is what works for these types of problems.

The office workers should also have access to your Documents folder by default through the Workgroup in case the Homegroup isn't working.

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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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question regarding this feature ..

when i right click on a folder, and click the sharing tab, it has this feature, local sharing and security, which makes it to where only this user can have access to this ....

well, it wont let me click! how do i change this? prob seems so trivial though ....
 

A:XP and local sharing/security

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I have two users in Win 10. First is My Self an Administrator and second one is a Local User. In Computer Management I stopped sharing of My Self Folder. It is showing now "not shared". In C drive user folders, I clicked My Self Folder and clicked stop sharing but even than Local User is able to view My Self Documents and Desktop etc. Please advise.

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Hello all,

I've been searching for the last couple of weeks and haven't exactly found what I am looking for--I may need a third party app, but we shall see. I have two computers--a desktop and a laptop, both running Windows 10 Pro. My desktop's storage is basically bottomless, but my laptop's storage is much more limited (256 GB). I'm looking for a syncing solution that will mirror selected folders and files with my desktop's local Documents/Pictures/Videos/etc. folders into those on my laptop. When Windows Live Mesh was around, I used that utility to do exactly what I wanted (why did you eliminate it Microsoft?!?). Now that I have an Office 365 subscription, I'm hoping to mirror all of my desktop's Documents/Pictures/Videos/etc. folders to OneDrive, as well as selectively mirror certain folders down to my laptop. From what I gathered so far, files synced from OneDrive wind up in my C:\users\<username>\OneDrive\ folder--not exactly what I want. I've also found posts on creating directory junctions to folders in the OneDrive folder, but I haven't seen any that create a junction at the topmost special Users folder (Documents/Pictures/Videos/etc.)

Any thoughts on what I want to do? Does that make any sense at all? The exciting thing is that once I figure out my solution, I need to figure out how to apply it to my wife's setup--which is the same, except for her desktop is running Mac OS X (but she has a Windows laptop).

Thanks for any advice you have,

-Dan

A:OneDrive Syncing with Local Documents/Pictures/Videos/Etc Folders

Hello and welcome to the TenForums!

You can indeed use OneDrive as a cloud storage location and you can select whether or not you want your files mirrored on the PC or laptop.

Here is what I would do:

1. Have your W10 storage options set up so that the locations are all to your OneDrive: see Documents & Pictures - Auto Save to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10

2. Choose which folders you want to sync onto the desktop or laptop or leave as cloud storage: see OneDrive - Unlink in Windows 10

If you look in the Tutorial index there are a number of other OneDrive tutorials you will find to be helpful.

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So, yeah. Me and my girlfriend share this computer and recently I became administrator. So we're both administrator's.

I heard that on Windows XP Home Edition you have to reboot the computer in safe mode, right click on the folder you want to access, click the security tab and grant yourself ownership to access it.

Well I did that and I was able to access her documents. Mainly for the reason to have access to her music. Well I did and it was great except she couldn't access her own documents. So I made her have ownership as well. So we both have full access to the documents but I can't play her music. She can't but I can't.

I've tried sharing the folder and nothing has sufficed. I've tried unclicking the checkbox for making it private and nothing.

Also one more side note, not really a big deal. But how do you install two different programs of Trillian on your computer? Because sharing connections is bothersome and confusing.

Thanks for the help!
 

A:Sharing documents on Windows XP Home

Taking ownership will be given to only one user account. Gave her the ownership which you have done already now you can edit the permission and gave a full control permission to your user account with inherit permission to her documents folder.

reference 1
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308419

reference 2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040/
 

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Hello,
I'm currently in the process of testing/deploying IE11 in our environment and I've begun testing on the IE11 Enterprise Site List manager.
I've read that there are a few different ways to configure the XML file to apply via GPO per the article below.  HTTP, Local Network, Local File. (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Dn640699.aspx)
In my isolated testing I've chosen to use the local file method which is very easy to setup and use on a testing machine.
It looks like we have the flexibility to choose how we apply the XML file, and I was curious what the best options are and why?  Also are there examples of each setup being used and the benefits/downsides to each?
Here's the options that I can see using:
1. HTTP - setup an IIS website to host the XML file.
2. Local Network (UNC) - setup a UNC path on our DFS where we store the current XML file and users would have read only access to that location.
3. Local File - We could just deploy the XML file via SCCM package/application when updates to the list are required.
Could anyone please point me towards some articles, etc, explaining the pro's and cons of these methods and why I might want to choose one over the other?  I'm leaning towards just using a DFS share and option #2 because it doesn't require us to maintain
an IIS site for it but I am curious to hear if there might be any downsides to this method, or benefits to going with another method.
Thanks!

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I am running Vista Home Basic. I first noticed this afternoon that my "Documents" folder was empty. I searched all locations and all I found was a shortcut to one of the missing files. It gave me the following error:

The item that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to remove the shortcut?

I did a system restore to the recommended restore point. On reboot some folders and files had appeared in "Documents" but many were still missing. I tried another system restore to an earlier date but upon reboot had a message stating the restore was not successfull and no files or settings had been changed.

I had a look for my "Documents and Settings" folder but couldn't find it.

I chose options to show hidden files and prtected system files. I turned of the sharing wizard option also.

I searched again for "Documents and Settings" and it appeared in the search window, on clicking I got the error:

Documents and Settings refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check that the disk is properly inserted and that you are connected to the internet or your network and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

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Not sure if this belongs in windows or networking, but I am stumped. I have a linksys home network with 2 laptops and a PC. I have had this setup for many years. Currently running XP on 2 machines and Vista on one of the laptops. Issue is that the PC in my Home Office doesn't seem to feel like it's part of the workgroup. Everything is set for MSHOME but if I try to link to that PC from my laptop, I get challenged to log on and when I do, it's read-only even though I have it shared r/w with no password. I bought the PC used and just changed the workgroup. Am I missing something else? Also, I runs MS OneCare on all of the machines and I have them set up in the "circle" but the central backup fails presumably (as their TS tells me) because somewhere in Windows networking, permissions aren't set properly. I just bought a new 1TB drive and I want to start using it for central backup but I have to fix this problem first.

Other info - I share a printer from that machine and it is accessable.

Any thoughts as to what I should check first?

Thanks
 

A:Local File Sharing Issue

On the XP Pro that is requiring a password for remote access you can create on it the same account/password used on the remote computer, or just use Simple File Sharing.
 

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Does anyone succeded sharing a printer, which is set up to Localport?
I've tried, it can be shared, but can't print.
 

A:Sharing a printer on Local Port...

Can't print from the local computer or the other computer? Is the printer installed on both machines? What error messages are you getting when trying to print?
 

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I can not sharing Local ..?

What can I do so that works with me

A:I can not sharing Local Area Connection

Have you tried setting up a network?

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Can someone explain me what is the difference between sharing a document in Word using a Skydrive and SharePoint and what security issues should I considered before sharing document directly from within Word?

I know that skydrive is cloud application and you can store the documents and access them no matter where are you, but what is the advantage over sending document as email attachment ?

thank you

A:sharing documents from within word directly options?

Hi florida 2001,

There are lots of advantages to send document as email attachments like:
Easy to Use
Security
Convenience
To get brief detail about it visit: Advantages of Email Attachments | eHow

You can get the information about security measures take before sharing from the link: The Security Risks with Sharing Documents and How to Prevent Them | Guest Opinions | ITBusinessEdge.com

Thanks
Kelvin Howard

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Hello,

I have 3 computers. Computer A is a desktop runing Windows 7 Professional. Computer B is a desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium. Computer C is a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. FIOS is connected to Computer A. A Network of all 3 computers and a Homegroup have been set up from Computer A.

We use Office 2010, mostly Word 2010 for our word processing tasks.

I realize that with a Homegroup, you can create a Word 2010 document on Computer A, save it to the default location (Libraries/Documents), then open that document on Computer B, make changes to it, save it to the default location, and then open that same document on Computer A, which will show the saved changes made on Computer B.

I would like to know if a Word 2010 document can be created on Computer A, then be saved to a specific folder - not a default saving location - on Computer B, so that the user on Computer B can modify the document, save it to a specific folder - not the default saving location - so that the user on Computer A can open the document from its specific folder and view the saved changes.

Would this involve advanced sharing, or permissions, or some type of change on the network?

Any answers or help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Sharing and Saving Documents in non-default folders

The sharing of the folder and setting access-rights to the shared folder don't work?

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Hi,I have a desktop & Laptop both running windows 7.Now the desktop when I open my documents from the start method I have a folder in there ''Pictures''If I open this up its my pictures all's fine.
Now on the laptop I open my documents in the same way but there is no ''picture'' folder there.
So which is correct,If the laptop is the correct way how do I move this ''picture folder'' from my documents on the desktop.
Question Which is correct desktop or laptop setup?

Many thanks.

Update.When I click start > my computer > right click documents > properties > it shows up as 'My Pictures not My Documents'

A:Picture folder in my documents folder.

Just rename it to my pictures make that your picture folder and rename the picture folder to documents. If they are out of place you can drag and drop as you please onto the favorites bar

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Im running windows 10 and Ive been having lots of issues with one drive so I decided to unlink it to my pc and turn it off completely.
The documents folder in 'this pc' no longer works now as the folder path goes to one drive. is there a way of fixing this?
Also the documents folder is missing from from 'the folder with my user name' (the one with all the lovely icons). When I try to create a new folder and call it documents, an error shows that I cant have two folders with the same name. I therefore thought that the folder may have been hidden so I set show hidden files and it showed me a my documents folder that was faded out and I cant do anything with that. no idea what that means.
The only place in which the documents folder still exists is in my user account?s folder in the c drive and library.
Can anyone help with this issue?

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