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Indexing network drive files

Q: Indexing network drive files

How to index files from network drive to Libraries (ex. Music, Photos, Etc.)?
Thank you.

A: Indexing network drive files

There are a few ways to do this. I'm guessing you mean add a network drive location to a library.

Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

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I've recently upgraded my computer and windows 7 to 64-bit and I just noticed that I can't search my documents on my network drive.  I've read the various posts about this on the net and the solution is either to live without it or turn on offline files.  I turned on offline files and told windows to rebuild the index and waited for it to complete and it's still not working.  I see in the indexing options control panel applet that "offline files" is in the "included locations" column.  Any ideas?

A:indexing mapped network drive w/ offline files not working

If you go to Control Panel>Indexing options, click on the Advanced button. There should be tabs for Index Settings, File Types and Add UNC Location. Add the path to the mapped network drive. Note: Some versions of Windows 7 don't seem to have this tab, for some reason.

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Hi everyone
hoping someone can help me with this using windows 7 pro 64bit and need windows to index files on a local NAS for quick search i have tried unc add in but the one Microsoft has will work on 32bit but not 64 the only other option i have seen is enabling offline which isn't very practical spent about 8 hours on the phone to Microsoft trying to get them to help me if any one has any info on this i would be extremely grateful.

A:Indexing Mapped network drive

you could check out this link it has quiet a lot of links and information about what you are trying to
achieve never had the nead for this so not to sure on the answer but I will look in to it for you I am at the CAB today so I will ask the main man how it is done.
 
Link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/afb904c1-1c61-4aae-b6b1-5cf525b9f8de
Kind Regards
 
computerTechGuy

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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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So I noticed that the search in my Windows 8.1 simply won't work to find files and settings. Then I went to Indexing Options in the Control Panel and I noticed that one of the locations Indexing was trying to point to is:

D:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ (Unavailable)

This is odd since this is not the location of the Start Menu (which is in the C drive, not the D drive).

So I went on to remove this location and manually add the location of the Start Menu in the C drive (i.e. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\).

To my surprise, adding the location in the C drive is actually listed as the D drive -- not the C drive. In Fact any directory I try to add to the Index located in the C drive is in fact listed as being in the D drive!



I'm at a loss here, and in fairness I reckon this is a bug.

Have anyone here ever experienced this? Is there any workaround?

EDIT: While the search does not work. It seems like the Windows Explorer search works without any issues.
Also I reckon it is worth mentioning that I change the location of my search index to the D drive. This is because my C drive is a Solid State Drive, while my D drive is a traditional Hard Drive.


Thanks in advance for the help.

Regards,
P.

A:BUG - Indexing Options keep pointing to D drive rather than the C drive - search charm won't work

Hello Roger,
I have to say that I am disappointingly surprised with this answer.
If you read my initial post carefully, the issue is that if I add a location on the 'C' drive it gets market as being on the 'D' drive instead. Therefore, your test of adding a folder to the indexing and delete it afterwards is moot.
Anyway I found out the issue to be that the SID of the D partition was the same as the SID assigned to the C partition and that was causing conflicts.
I looked all around for a way to change the partition SID but I couldn't find anything. So in the end what I had to do is backup (copy) the contents of the D partition, delete that partition (not format), then create it again. Now when adding the disk to
the index, I noticed it works fine. I don't consider this necessarily a solution, but a workaround.
Regards,
P.

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In our office we have 6-8 workstations working in a domain with a server running Windows Server 2003. The workstations are running XP pro and we are in the process of upgrading them to Win 7 64-bit. I have already upgraded two stations, but now I am struggling with indexing issues. Everything relevant is stored on network drives.

Is there a way to index the network drives by the server and use the indexing data by the workstations (either XP or Win 7)? Obviously, when someone is looking for something, I want them to be able to find it both on their local machine, but most importantly - on the network drives.

For the Win 7 computers I was advised to make the network drives "available offline" but I don't believe this is the right solution.

Thanks!
 

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I recently moved my Cloud drive (OneDrive) to a second M2. SSD drive instead of the system M2's. I have noticed that searching for a file just by typing keywords in the Windows home button used to be almost instantenous but now the files simply does not appear in teh search box as a result. Granted, the second M2 is SATA compared to the first M2 PCIE, but still I would have expected to see the files, say, in 3 times the amount of seconds not just never.is there an easy way to check if the second disk is being indexed/tagged?











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A:indexing files

Do you have the indexing set correctly in the new folders?
 

 
 

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Hi,

I am running Win7 64-bit on my main PC. I also have a fileserver running Fedora 9/Samba that houses all our documents, video, music, and pictures. I have mapped network drives to these locations. I have no issues at all accessing the remote shares, either through UNC path, or through the networked drives.

When I go to the indexing configuration, the mapped drives do not appear as a target to pick for indexing. Also, I can't add these folders to the respective library folders, because I get an error indicating that the location is not indexed. So I'm hoping that if I can index these locations, I can then add them to my library.

Thoughts?
-Kevin

A:Indexing network share locations

Hello Ktulu05

To index a network folder or drive, you must right-click on it first and select "Always Available offline".

Then it can be indexed, and added to libraries as well.

Simply right-click a folder, click "always available offline" and after sync finishes (or meanwhile) you can add it to the Libraries, no need to tamper with indexing options.

Hope it helps

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MODERATORS. I THOUGHT I'D POSTED THIS ON 3/19/07 BUT HAVING RECEIVED NO ANSWER AS OF 3/21/07 AND BEING UNABLE TO FIND IT WITH A SEARCH UNDER ITS TITLE OR MY USER NAME AND IN NEITHER OF THE 2 POSSIBLE FORUMS I MIGHT HAVE USED (THIS ONE AND "ALL OTHER SOFTWARE") I AM REPOSTING IT. PLEASE DELETE ONE OF THE ENTRIES IF YOU FIND TWO. THANK YOU.
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"The indexing service in XP indexes your files presumably to shorten the time needed to search your hard drive if you are looking for a specific file or part of a phrase inside a file."

Now I can understand how someone using a file in a accounting firm for example might wish to be able to sort that file alphabetically by last name or by the largest account moneywise, first. So they create an key for names alphabetically and one for amounts, largest first. And these keys are stored in a file called an index file. And away you go. Neat, isn't it?

Note above that you can be "looking for a part of a phrase in a file."

But how would you define/describe and so index your various phrases? I mean almost any selection of 2 to 20 words, say, could be a phrase. How would you set up a key or keys for that situation?
 

A:Indexing phrases in files

You're asking for an explanation to a complex indexing algorithm. Is there a reason you want to know this? Or is it just a general curiosity question? The indexing-type feature in Windows XP is not like a simple sort feature. It's a background process that helps speed up a simple search.
 

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I have been having problems with Windows Search. Out of the blue it just stopped working the way I was used to. (I may have been one of the few that had good results from it initially. I could type something in and voila, the results would pop up in seconds, almost always with what I wanted at the top of the list. Sigh.) I noticed in the indexing options/advanced, under file types there are hundreds of files being indexed, many of which appear to be graphics. Would these be slowing down the search? Is it possible to uncheck all the files and then just check the ones I most often use?

Thank you for your help.

Sasquatch Sis

A:Indexing Options-what files should be indexed?

Here is a tutorial by Brink that might help you with what you are trying to do.
Their are also many other tutorial at the bottom of that page that might be helpful.

Take you time, their is a lot of information.

Index - Add or Remove File Types

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Hi all,

New Win7 user HomeEdition X64.

How do I turn off all indexing of files/folders?

I have a 500GB HDD partitioned as 3 parts, C=OS, D=My Data, E=Misc.

I have a pgm that will search thru my files/folders better than Windows search, so I tried to get rid of Windows indexing - had to manually turn off quite a few by hand, but there are SOME that it tells me I can NOT do it, even though I am operating as administrator.

Also, I have seen that there are now 2 additional letters than show up in the attribute column "I" & "N". The I meaning that the file is 'indexed' and the N that it is NOT!

Is there not a way to get rid of BOTH these attributes?
I have tried but when you get rid of the I it shows the N and if a file has the A attribute and I get rid of it, the I or the N show up! Very perplexing!

tnx a bunch! Sue

A:How do I turnoff all Indexing of files & get rid of new 2 attributes

Hi Sue,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not familiar with the new attributes, and I suspect it might be something you can't do much about. But please do let us know if you find a solution to that one.

As to indexing there are two things you can do (I do both).
, given that you said you have turned off the indexing of other stuff (which I assume means "Allow files on this drive to have their contents indexed" is unticked.

1. Go into control panel and turn off indexing of everything in there (navigate through the drives and folders), and remove the ticks from everything.

2. This one is sometimes frowned upon by some people, and if you decide to do this be very careful.

If you run services.msc (Start, run), you can turn off the Windows Search feature by setting the status to disabled and then stopping the service.

I've been doing this on all windows editions since search was introduced and on hundreds of computers and never had a problem. But if by some freak of nature you do have a problem, just set the service back to automatic and reboot your computer (or just start the service).

hth.
Tanya

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When I do a search, I want Windows 7 to search all files in that folder recursively and return matches by filename and give me an option to search by text within those files (binary not optional obviously).

I figured out how to turn off indexing but I can't make it search by all files and I'm not sure how to specify to search text within those files.

I really don't care how long it takes to find a file as I'd rather wait to find it then have nothing return at all.

A:How do I turn off indexing and allow search for all files?

I use and recommend File Locator Lite (free), and it works well without indexing.

FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility

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I read this recently:

"The indexing service in XP indexes your files presumably to shorten the time needed to search your hard drive if you are looking for a specific file or part of a phrase inside a file."

Now I can understand how someone using a file in a accounting firm for example might wish to be able to sort that file alphabetically by last name or by the largest account moneywise, first. So they create an key for names alphabetically and one for amounts, largest first. And these keys are stored in a file called an index file. And away you go. Neat, isn't it?

Note above that you can be "looking for a part of a phrase in a file."

But how would you define/describe and so index your various phrases? I mean almost any selection of 2 to 20 words, say, could be a phrase. How would you set up a key or keys for that situation?
 

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I read some comments indicating that enabling the indexing service for faster searches actually slows Windows down. I checked my two PCs and discovered that some of the disks have it enabled and other do not:
Desktop C-Drive: Enabled (465 GB)
Desktop D-Drive: Enabled (1.99 GB "Recovery" drive (?))
Desktop USB Drive: Enabled (465 GB)
Laptop C-Drive: Disabled (465 GB)
Laptop USB Drive: Enabled (465 GB)
The USB drives are used for Carbonite's mirror image backup.
 
Screen shots of the two laptop drives are in this Dropbox folder.
 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fkvb0yqpzh178ra/AAA8I2nHmvB7C2WQTu5z_1Fja?dl=0
 
Thinking they should all be the same, I chose one that had it enabled, the Desktop USB Drive, and unchecked that option. The disk started thrashing furiously. It continued for 20 minutes. The progress bar did not show any progress (completely blank).
 
Thinking I had made a mistake, I clicked the Cancel button and tried to exit. I got the same screen with the indexing option unchecked. Thinking I could recover by rechecking that option, I did and clicked OK. The disk started thrashing furiously as before and has been for abotu 20 minutes.
 
Questions:
Have I hosed that disk?
What should I do now?
Should I have this options checked or not for each of these drives?
Thanks
 
PS: What's with the 2KB attachment limit. I don't think I have any files that small!

A:Allow indexing service on hard drive and/or USB drive

- Don't worry. When you change the index setting then Windows must update the index(es) (again) and re-read the entire drive. That's causing the "thrashing".
- How many times do you use the search feature ? If you don't use the search funtion that much then you can disable it.
- Do you need to pull info from those backups regularly ? If not then I would disable indexing for the USB drives.

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Hi I have a Sony Vaio connected by Wi-Fi to a BT home hub, which has two NAS drives connected to it by Ethernet.

I deleted all media files photos, videos, mp3s off the Vaio to save disc space, with the intent of accessing them off one of the NAS drives.

Problem is, Windows 8.1 photo app is not locating them. Music app neither. Seems to only be looking locally and at Skydrive.

Yet if I go to Windows media player it finds them on the NAS and builds a library of mp3s.

Drive is properly mapped as a network drive and browsable in file explorer.

Is there something I need to set in the apps, or is it an app limitation?

Thanks guys.

A:NAS drive not indexing

Originally Posted by dakeb


Hi I have a Sony Vaio connected by Wi-Fi to a BT home hub, which has two NAS drives connected to it by Ethernet.

I deleted all media files photos, videos, mp3s off the Vaio to save disc space, with the intent of accessing them off one of the NAS drives.

Problem is, Windows 8.1 photo app is not locating them. Music app neither. Seems to only be looking locally and at Skydrive.

Yet if I go to Windows media player it finds them on the NAS and builds a library of mp3s.

Drive is properly mapped as a network drive and browsable in file explorer.

Is there something I need to set in the apps, or is it an app limitation?

Thanks guys.



You might try adding those drives or folders from the drive to a Windows Library in order to see it from those Apps.
Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

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i have been trying to figure this out with HP tech support for months. a friend suggested some of you brilliant folks might have ideas.
i am running windows 7 pro on a 1-processor netbook, and have had this problem since day one.
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things i have tried:
new ram chip
new motherboard (courtesy of HP)
defrag hard drive and scan for malware and errors
reinstall op system -- twice with one version, a third time with new version
reinstall all the software i use
use different software (e.g. chrome instead of firefox, gmail instead of eudora)
update BIOS
and of course all updates for op system, software, drivers, etc.
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it seems to be windows files that are using the cpu so insanely. WmiPrvSE.exe and a whole bunch of instances of scvhost.exe with descriptors like (localserviceandnoimpersonation) and (DcomLaunch), whatever the heck those are.
what do those files do? what should -I- do?

thanks for any and all suggestions.

A:CPU usage 95% when 'puter is idle, off network, and indexing turned of

i found a few threads here with similar issues, unfortunately their solution was to turn off windows gadgets. i am not running any gadgets.

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Hi All,

Getting a lot of CIFS overhead, metadata, and it looks like each Win7 workstation in our environment is set to Index Mapped drives (Each user has 3+ mapped user drives via logon script).

1, Does anyone know of a way to see which computers in my infrastructure has this option enabled, either through SCCM, shell, etc.? I have to verify if 'Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties' is enabled or disabled by default!
2, I know there's a GPO to disable the indexing of network drives, by doing this, will I lose other features?

Thanks for your help!

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Hello,

I am a new user to this forum so please be kind.

I have a newer system with Win7 64-bit running. I manage many other machines and really have never had to think about the indexing service. It always seems to work decently although it has its faults.

However, this is my personal machine and want it to work somewhat as it should and there's something way out of whack here. I built this system online and it has performed flawlessly. Not a glitch - except the indexing part of it.

My hardware:
1. Gigabyte H67A-UD3H-B3
2. 8 GB Memory
3. Crucial Model 300 SSD
4. WS 500GB Black Caviar HD
5. 2 Dell Monitors
6. Plain vanilla networking w/built in ethernet
7. HP DVD R/W Drive

I have configured what I want indexed and what I don't but not much of a change from Microsoft defaults. Services.msc reports that the indexing service and Windows Search servie status is "started" with "automatic" startup type.

The problem is no matter what I do my index only contains about 4,000 files. I have much smaller system that have over 800,000 files indexed and there's many more files on this machine. I've tried rebuilding the index many times, uninstalled and reinstalled the Index and serch services. Changed the registry to run indexing at full speed and left the machine on full power overnight and STILL always get around 3,000 to 4,000 files indexed. I have searched via the start menu and while in a folder using Windows Explorer. I check to make ABSOLUTELY sure I ... Read more

A:Indexing Only Index Small Number of Files

Just a thought!!
How much free HD space is there on the OS partition?

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When I click on the Windows 7 start button and type in a file name into the search box, very often files I know that exist on my hard drive are not listed in the index.
I went into Indexing Options where it shows about 4000 files index (seems low), Local Disc (C) is listed under indexed locations.
Is there any way to fix this problem so that ALL of my files on my hard drive are indexed, so I can quickly find them via the Windows 7 Start menu search box?
Thanks

A:Windows 7 File Indexing - many files don't appear when typed in the St

  
Quote: Originally Posted by techman41973


When I click on the Windows 7 start button and type in a file name into the search box, very often files I know that exist on my hard drive are not listed in the index.
I went into Indexing Options where it shows about 4000 files index (seems low), Local Disc (C) is listed under indexed locations.
Is there any way to fix this problem so that ALL of my files on my hard drive are indexed, so I can quickly find them via the Windows 7 Start menu search box?
Thanks


Is the entire "C" drive checked or is it partially grayed out. Normally index doesn't include some folders (like system 32) because it slows down indexing.

what folder and file was searched for
Ken J

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after updating to 8.1, windows search is slow, even though I disabled Bing and I don't have extra locations in the index, and it doesn't find files even though they are in subfolders of My Documents. This problem is very outstanding with Word files.

I tried deleting the Data folder, and rebuilding the index, but to no avail.

I need a way to search for text within files, so the "Everything" app does not seem to be the solution.
I am trying out AgentRansack right now, and it does work, but it is slow and uses up almost all the CPU when it is searching.

best thing would be to fix windows search

A:search/indexing 8.1 doesn't find files

^^^




trying out AgentRansack right now, and it does work



Hello, yes, Agent is 'terribly' good at finding stuff, I personally gladly trade some speed for reliability and ease of use compared to w search. For 'content search' remember to set a few criteria (if practical), see example in attachment (you may be doing this already, then please disregard this comment). That search took 10 seconds, without the criteria it may take an hour while it ransacks many file types not likely to contain anything one is looking for.

Some other member here may shed some light on your w8 problem. Good luck.

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I spent a happy week indexing a book using the Concordance file method - ending with a fairly complete index. However, I messed up on two levels. The first was that I ended up with ALL the pages indexed instead of the normal '32-36'. The second was that AFTER combining the Concordance file with the book I found that there were two or three blank pages. Deleting them meant, obviously that some of the index entries are now out by anything from 1-3 pages.

Can I go back to the beginning, correct both files and then merge them again? Do I just delete the index pages from the existing file, or do I have to start with a fresh copy?
 

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Has anyone used the Google Desktop program much yet? I can't get mine to index the htm/html files. I even tried installing an unofficial add on - Google Desktop Search Plus with no luck.

If anyone has tips, I have huge amounts of htm/html files that I'd love to be able to search!
 

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After noticing some issues with Libraries performing the way they should, I discovered that Indexing services are started, but Indexing Options in the Control Panel says that indexing is not running.
Suggestions are welcome.
KenKen Kimbrough

A:Indexing Service is started but indexing Options says it's not.

Seems to be related to the index. Go to Control Panel > System & Maintenance > Indexing Options and in the Advanced Options you click on Restore Defaults and also Rebuild Index. Click OK and then try to start the service.Blogging about Windows for IT pros at
www.theexperienceblog.com

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I am trying to index an external hard drive. It has take a day so far and it hasn't moved past a certain point for a few hours 1,787,175. How can I fix this. How can I found out which file is causing the indexing program to freeze. Once I get it fixed how can I make indexing run faster. It takes quite a bit of time so I'm willing to devote more system resources to speed it up. Also, I noticed there is a way to narrow the index by file type. There are a few hundred. Is there a way to deselect them all really quickly or is it absolutely necessary to unclick them all, which will take 5 minutes!!!

A:How can I fix Indexing freeze and make Indexing run faster.

Could be it's being stalled by corrupted files. I'd right-click the drive icon, choose Properties, click the Tools tab and do the Error-checking choosing the full/complete. It requires shutting the computer down then should run when starting up [I don't use Restart for this]. Following that one could defrag the drive, Piriform's Defraggler tends to do better than the built-in application.

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I thought I'd post this as an issue I came across today.

I noticed that the contents of PDF files were not showing up in Searches from File Explorer (and I guess Cortana).

I should be able to type in a word from a PDF file and, as long as the PDF file is in an indexed location, this should appear in search results.

It turns out that this is a problem which occurs when Adobe Reader is installed, apparently affecting x64 versions of Windows.

The search "iFilter" for PDFs gets broken, so the search doesn't index them. When looking in Indexing Options | Advanced | File Types, the entry for .pdf says "Registered iFilter is not found".

This seems to be the relevant page on Adobe's Knowledge base:
https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/p...0-install.html

Note that it says it's fixed in Adobe Reader 11.04, but I'm using a later version of Adobe Reader and still had the problem in Windows 10 x64.






iFilter PDF search doesn't work on Windows 8 x64

Windows 8 64 bit provides native support for the PDF iFilter, which enables indexing PDFs so you can search for specific text. Installing Acrobat or Reader 11.0 breaks this feature. It overwrites the Windows 8 native iFilter registry entry with the product registry entry.

Solution

Do one of the following:

Update to Acrobat/Reader 11.0.4 or higher. The issue is fixed in version 11.0.4. [DavidY:But it wasn't for me]PDF iFilter 9 is not supported on Windows 8, update to ... Read more

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I've got a SUBST for a folder to drive letter P:

I have noticed that exploring these folders from P: is now INCREDIBLY slow, taking up to a minute sometimes to show files. I'm showing them as general files and not thumbnails, so it's not that.

Looking at the original folder in explorer is lightning fast.

I've checked the indexing options and indeed the folder where my files are stored is checked as indexed. I can see my P: drive in the list, but clicking on the checkbox won't do anything.

Does anyone have any clues as to how I can fix this?

(Running Windows 7 just to be clear).

A:How do I turn on indexing for a SUBST'd drive?

HI,
welcome to sevenforums. There are many knowledgeable peeps around here. (I don't include myself). But here's my fix effort.

Things to try.
SYSTEM must have full permissions on the folder in question.
Add the path to the indexed locations.
Try rebuilding the index.

One of these may do the trick.

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Hello,

I have searched this forum, and "the web" and cannot find a post that describes this problem - which I am amazed because I would have thought this had been encountered many time before and has a straightforward solution. I am assuming I have posted this in the correct section of this forum. Please do not get on a high horse if I have missed something. I am only asking for help and have got stuck.

I have downloaded and installed Windows 8 Pro yesterday. I have found the way to quickly get past the ghastly Metro interface back to a desktop by pressing Windows-D.

I want to be able to search GoogleDrive that is visible in the Explorer menu.

I have got as far as opening the Win8 "indexing Options" dialog and the various instructions I have found tell me to click on the "Advanced" button. However, that button has a shield next to it and clicking has no effect.

I have activated the "hidden" windows 8 Administrator account (with the help of other online information) and still I cannot select indexing options>Advanced button. The button again has a blue and yellow shield next to it - which I understood to mean I need administrator privileges to run that command / option - but I believe I am in the "Administrator" account when trying this. Maybe there is another "Administrator" account?

I want to emphasise this is all about indexing GoogleDrive so the folder can be searched through Windows Explorer - ideally wi... Read more

A:Newbie: Indexing Google Drive

Hello Clive,

I also encountered this problem, but I found a solution. It is not an indexing problem, it's an security problem. Here is what I did to fix this:
1. Go to your Documents folder.
2. Right click the Google Drive Folder, select Properties.
3. Go to the Security tab.
4. Click on the Edit... button.
5. Click on the Add... button.
6. Type in "Users", click Ok, then Ok again, and Ok again. Now try and search, you should be able to now.

Here is a picture for better explanation and proof: (I used black marker to remove my username)



Hope this helps

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Hi guys. I recently cloned my HDD to an SSD.  Now when I try to search, the computer finds nothing because nothing is indexed. When I try to index the files, the "modify" button is greyed out, so I can't add files. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks!

A:Indexing problem on cloned drive

Check THIS PAGE  is windows search function CHECKED or unchecked?

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Hi all,

I've recently spent 2 days indexing an external hard drive and now the index has appeared to have gone, for most of that drive.

1) if I index an external drive and remove, re boot, and re attach the drive, will the index still work for the external hard drive?
2) if the answer to question 1) is yes, why can I not search all but the most recent files on this re attached drive?

Please help, as I don't want to re index each time I dis and re connect!

Thanks in advance,

Reggie.

A:indexing external hard drive

I think that you will find that...indexing is a vexing, troublesome feature and is disabled by many users because of this. It has not been demonstrated to produce any distinct advantage over not using it, IMO.

Louis

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Dell desktop running windows XP Pro sp3
3 gigs unshared ram
750 gig HD

My hard drive has the option "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching" turned on. When I reboot my system this indexing starts up (drive light shows the HD is really working hard doing this Indexing thing) and sometimes takes as long as an hour or so before it finishes. I can tell that this slows my system down when I working on my computer applications or even the Web browser and email opens slower. As soon as it finishes, the drive light stops flickering and everything speeds up.

I removed the tic option box so that this Indexing is turned off on the C: and all subfolders.

I really don't care if my files don't open at lighting speed. Is this Indexing Service feature on the hard drive really that important to have it enabled? I often times reboot my computer a couple times a day, to install Windows Updates, or sometimes just to refresh my system resource. Waiting for this Indexing to finsh running ia a real pain.

Thanks for your help
 

A:Indexing Drive C: & subs at startup/

I don't think all that much of indexing either. All it does is allows your searches to complete a bit faster. But to do so it means that everything else is a bit slower. And as I know where most of my files are located, the rest of the computer bit is more important.
I've turned the index service off completely, and it doesn't affect me other than in searches.
 

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Running Windows XP Pro

Just got a new PC and noticed an icon on the taskbar down by the date/time clock that when I mouse over it, it says one of the following: "Indexing speed is reduced due to user activity", "Indexing paused due to user activity", or "Indexing Complete". Also notice that when I select Properties on my C: drive, at the bottom of the windows the box is ticked that says "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching". Never noticed this option on my other computers - Is this something I should keep going or is it of little use and just using up processor time?

Thanks and Merry Christmas to everyone at the Tech Support Guy Forums
 

A:Solved: Hard drive indexing?

if you lose your files a lot or do a lot of searches leave indexing on...

I personally have it shut off on all my systems because I feel its unnecessary and uses your processor when you don't need it to...
 

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I have Win7 64 bit Professional and Outlook 2007. My C drive is raided and recently one of the Seagate 750 Gb drives was failing and so I've replaced that with a Seagate 1Tb Barracuda drive and ever since my indexing is not working. Tried all the solutions that have appeared including scanning the PC and none worked. For example when I try and turn on Windows Search I get a message along the lines of The Windows Search service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs.

Indexing Services and Windows Search are turned on in check boxes.

Trouble shoot search and indexing brings up an error message of A problem is preventing the trouble shooter from starting.

When I try to rebuild the index, nothing seems to happen at all.

This is driving me nuts. Anyone that can help deserves a big chocolate fish.

A:Indexing stopped after Hard Drive replacement

Is this guy having the same problem as you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bUdfJHxxFY

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I have a 1TB Usb External drive that I use for backup storage with one partition and many large folder/directories containing my backups, music collection, pictures and movies. I have been using it with several different computers along with my main Windows7/32 box. I have the drive indexing option turned off on this drive because I have never felt the need to do so and have never had any problems using it with the Win7 box or my older(less powerful) Xp pro box until a few days ago. Recently when I tried to open any of larger folders, there is a progress bar that runs across the address bar at the top and this seems to take an awfully long time(several minutes) to complete and windows explorer has started crashing if I do not let this progress bar finish completely before trying to open any files.... the XP box has never done this (progress bar or crash) and opens the files immediately. It is very frustrating that my less powerful XP computer(with indexing off) handles the files from this external drive better than my Win7 box.

My question is...... could windows explorer be crashing because drive indexing is not enabled on the Windows7 box for this drive. If so, why did it just recently start doing it and why not on the XP box. Could something else be causing the problem? If indexing IS causing the problem, where are those indexing files stored...... on the system drive or on the external usb drive and how much additional space does this take up? What information is stored ... Read more

A:Question about Drive Indexing and Windows Explorer Crash

  
Quote: Originally Posted by chasoscar


I have a 1TB Usb External drive that I use for backup storage with one partition and many large folder/directories containing my backups, music collection, pictures and movies. I have been using it with several different computers along with my main Windows7/32 box. I have the drive indexing option turned off on this drive because I have never felt the need to do so and have never had any problems using it with the Win7 box or my older(less powerful) Xp pro box until a few days ago. Recently when I tried to open any of larger folders, there is a progress bar that runs across the address bar at the top and this seems to take an awfully long time(several minutes) to complete and windows explorer has started crashing if I do not let this progress bar finish completely before trying to open any files.... the XP box has never done this (progress bar or crash) and opens the files immediately. It is very frustrating that my less powerful XP computer(with indexing off) handles the files from this external drive better than my Win7 box.

My question is...... could windows explorer be crashing because drive indexing is not enabled on the Windows7 box for this drive. If so, why did it just recently start doing it and why not on the XP box. Could something else be causing the problem? If indexing IS causing the problem, where are those indexing files stored...... on the system drive or on the external usb drive a... Read more

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To start, I had done some damage to my laptop screen, and now I have to plug it into my desktop monitor. However, I screwed up big time when, while I couldn't see anything on either screen, I shut down the computer during a windows update. Ergo, my hard drive became corrupted.

But I thought I had everything under control; I managed to snag my files back with bootable Linux, hit the drive with DBAN, reformatted it with GParted, and reinstalled Windows 7. The system was running smoothly, and I just had to get my drivers back. However, once I began downloading drivers and installing them, the computer's pace just went to hell. It was somewhat minor at first, but within only a couple days it got worse and worse, functions took longer and longer, and now I'm very lucky if I can even log on. It seems like the computer has no idea where to find the right files.

I feel like I got way too ahead of myself and missed a step during the hard drive renewal process. I did not install a driver for the hard drive, but everywhere I looked, I saw that the motherboard controlled the hard drive, but I can't find anything on the Asus website that even remotely resembles the right driver.

I thought I had it all worked out, but clearly, I don't. Does anyone know what I could've done wrong? I'd post more information about my computer, but I'm not sure what might be needed here.
 

A:Potential (indexing?) problem with Asus laptop hard drive

What is the laptops make and model? Where are you getting the video driver from?
 

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Hello Guys,

I can add and use files from a laptop I have on windows 7. However on my desktop running windows 8, I cannot add files to the hard drives attached to my network.

I currently have the Western Digital N700 router, with 1 3 tb backup drive attached.

I can get videos from it or other files, however I cannot add. When I go to drag and drop I am getting the circle with a / through it.

IF you need any more info let me know, it is a pain to have to use a different computer to upload files.

Thanks

A:Not Able to Add Files to Network Drive

Originally Posted by morinr


Hello Guys,

I can add and use files from a laptop I have on windows 7. However on my desktop running windows 8, I cannot add files to the hard drives attached to my network.

I currently have the Western Digital N700 router, with 1 3 tb backup drive attached.

I can get videos from it or other files, however I cannot add. When I go to drag and drop I am getting the circle with a / through it.

IF you need any more info let me know, it is a pain to have to use a different computer to upload files.

Thanks



Have you tried using copy/paste instead of drag and drop?

If it's a security problem then adding Everyone with read/write permissions to the permission list on the Security tab may help.

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I have re-phrased my question from previous post

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit Japanese version.

Hi,

As usual I connected my external drive and there are many Folders and File for quick work, in the search filed I typed the file extension of PSD (for Adobe image file) and it started opening PSD files in thousands(I had completely forgotten there are many). Any way by click right then from Property I found the Folder path and then opened the Folder I was looking for.

BUT.... during that process Windows asked me do I want to add in Index(hope my English is correct) I clicked Ok. After that I closed the folder exit window and tried to safely remove the external drive by clicking the Icon in the Task tray but it showed some program is using I must close that. However non of the window was opened even I checked through Windows Processor. I thought may be drive would be indexing and left it for some time but afterward when again I tried to remove safely the drive it showed it is being used. The drive's red light kept blinking while green stays. I did not want to remove by force but I was also afraid that if I keep drive open I might loose my data therefore, I turned off computer and disconnected the drive. But later when I connected again the red light started blinking.

My question is, The drive red light is blinking because there are so many files and it might be indexing? I can't think of drive got any problem because it was working fine, no sig... Read more

A:Windows Indexing on External drive got problem (re-phrased previous question)

Hello Ari,

Since it's an external drive, I would recommend to use Option Two in the tutorial below to turn off the index for it. Afterwards, see if you are able to safely remove it.

Index - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am trying to use 3rd party backup software to archive XP documents files to a mapped LAN drive, but I also want my office computer secure while I am away. If I log off, my network connection is closed. If I lock my computer, the BU software sees my files as 'locked'. What to do?

TIA
 

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I just installed a new computer on a small network we have (Windows 7 running on the computers and Server 2012 running on the server), and I'm having trouble running some .exe files that are located on the network drive of the server from the user account. I can run them from the administrator account, and from the user account when clicking "run as administrator", but trying to do it just as a user isn't working. It's very odd, because I can run some .exe files, but not others. Any thoughts on what might be happening?

A:Running .exe files from network drive

Does the user account have write access to the folder where the exe is stored? That is share and NTFS permissions. Some programs will try to create temp files in this location and will fail if this is not possible. This isn't really good practice but it is done.

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Iam using windows 2000 server with AD. The clients computers are running windows xp and are connected with the Active Directory.I want that when ever the user login into his account he can see a share folder automatically and can save its file into it. Definately the files should be save in the windows 2000 server running Active Directory.There should be use a login script in bat file .Please guide me that how can i do it. What is the login script which I save in the file.thanks in advance.bee

A:Network drive to save files

Create the shares and then set each user's Home folder to that particular path. You'd need to edit the profile for each user.EEOC

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When I delete something from a network hard drive, it's gone for good. Is there a way to put a recycle bin in the drive ? Or some option to retrieve the file if I want it later ? For right now I have put a folder on the desktop and called it "To be deleted later" and when I am 100% ready, I'll go in that folder and delete the stuff. Thanks for any help !!
 

A:Restoring files from a network drive

Used to be a program called Nuts and Bolts that had a feature that moved all to a recycle bin before actually deleting it, but not sure if it would work on a networked drive.
Also Norton Utilities has something similar, but again, not sure over a network drive.
 

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I work on my school's newspaper. We have a network drive that we use to store all our articles, pictures, pages, etc. Recently, some malicious underclassman deleted the folder that contained the pictures we'd taken so far for our upcoming issue.

So, is there any program that can recover/undelete the files that were lost? Preferably it would be freeware, but we do have some wiggle room in our budget if we need to buy something.
 

A:Lost files on a network drive.

The first thing you need to do is shut down the server so no one can read or write anything to it. That will only decrease the chances for recovery. There are some members here who have lists of apps you could try. One thing to keep in mind is that you're working on a server. Some of them may not be compatible. You'll also need full Admin rights on the server. If you don't have this, you'll need to find someone who does to help you.
 

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Guys, I'm screwed. I took all the pictures we had taken for our christmas cards and placed them on a portable hard drive that is connected directly to our router as a network drive. I put them in their own folder. All of the files are in CR2 format. The theory was to put them there so everyone can access them and they would be backed up.

Today I went to view them and even though all the files are there, even though I each one is 16mb or so in size, I cannot access them. I have been able to open 3 out of the 60 we took. When I try to open them I get an error saying the file has been moved or deleted, but it is still right there. When I try to move them to a local drive I get an error that the file is no longer located there.

But they are clearly right there. I don't know as much about computers as I once did, but I am in the dog house and I need some help. Is there anyway to access these photos, or am I up S&%T creek without a paddle?

Thanks in advance.

A:Please help! I can't access files on a network drive.

As Aaron Rogers said earlier in the football year: "RELAX". All is not lost at this point. Here is what I would do, remove the USB drive from the router and connect it locally to a computer (be sure to reboot the computer before connecting the USB drive...that way we know we are working from a clean slate).

Once you have booted up the computer and attached the USB drive, see if you can browse the USB device and try to copy your files to a local drive on your computer. Only do a few at a time to make sure it works. Let us know if this helped at all.

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Hey!

I have problem with network drive. I added it by clicking on MAP NETWORK DRIVE, and connected it to server. Everything works good but if i explore some folder on network drive and try to open some file, it opens the file in default web browser (it start downloading it). I need to fix it, like the files will be opened in associated programs...

I made the same thing on other computer to the same server and everything works properly, so i don't understant, what's the problem???

A:Opening files on network drive problem

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Right click on one particular file with issue then choose Open with> Default Program then choose the program that you wish to use. Also, make sure to che check on the box that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file". See image attached.
Is this what you need to accomplish?

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Dear all,

I am unable to find a file in the network drive even though i am in the exact folder itself. 

For example, i am searching for a file named ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNO-1234.doc

In my search box, i've input 1234, but i am unable to find it.

Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Is it possible to connect a drive to my WiFi router so that all WiFi devices could access the drive to store and share data i.e. Photo's, downloads, music etc?

Devices consist of netbooks (win7) and android tablets and android phones.

Hope somebody can help

A:Can I store files centrally on a network drive?

I don't see why not. However, I have no experiences with Android and its iterations with a network drive

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We have three computers running Windows Vista Enterprise that all connect to a network drive. Originally all had the same problem but now one is mysteriously working correctly. The other two machines must refresh after creating a new folder or file on the mapped server location in order to see the new folder/file, and then of course must click it again to rename it. I have searched around and tried all the suggestions I have found, which have not been many. We have rebuilt the thumbnail database and disabled Offline Files but the issue persists. Both of the computers that are experiencing this issue have another mapped network drive that works properly, they can create a new folder/file and it is immediately visible. And the third Vista machine and other XP machines are working correctly with this network location.

I am out of ideas. If it were just one computer or if all computers were having the same issue with the same network location, it would make more sense. Does anyone have any ideas, at all?

Thanks, Hallie
 

A:Must Refresh to see New Folders/Files on Network Drive

After posting this, realized there was one thing I had not tried. I disconnected and then reconnected the mapped network drive and now all is working as it should. Buggy...
 

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Hey,

Sorry if this is wrong section... I have Xerox Phaser 6180MFP scanner/printer in home network plugged into router with network cable. Printing and scanning works flawlessly, currently scanned files are saved on laptop in My Documents folder. The second option would be to save them on a network drive, but I don't know how.

The network drive is GOFLEX_HOME and its ip is apparently 192.168.1.2.


With configuration below printer gives me error: Connection timed out. I have no idea what to configure here to achieve what I need. Could anyone give me a helping hand?

 

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Can someone tell me how to delete all Thumb.db files on my network drive?

I have Windows 10 Home, and want to delete thumbnail files in my folders that are on a Synology NAS. Windows error: thumbs.db file in use", so I can't delete it.

other solutions include using group policy editor, but I don't have a group policy editor b/c I am on Win 10 Home. I also can't run disk cleanup on my network drive.

A:Delete Thumb.db files in network drive Win 10 Home

Originally Posted by HDFatboy


Can someone tell me how to delete all Thumb.db files on my network drive?

I have Windows 10 Home, and want to delete thumbnail files in my folders that are on a Synology NAS. Windows error: thumbs.db file in use", so I can't delete it.

other solutions include using group policy editor, but I don't have a group policy editor b/c I am on Win 10 Home. I also can't run disk cleanup on my network drive.



I just deleted 584 of those files from a Folder and all of its subFolders on one of my WDC NAS drives without issue. Maybe the key is to have no other instance of File Manager open nor any image viewing/editing program open at the time? When I then opened the Folders in File Manager and viewed a few of the images I did not get the files recreated. I have my drives set to Show hidden files and to show file extensions. In my case it may have been a factor in that the Folder contained a copy of a clients computer, were not actually on my Windows drive.

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This is my set up. I have my PC running Windows 7, connected through wireless to the internet and my home network via Apple Airport Extreme. I have a harddrive connected to the Airport Extreme acting as a network drive.

I can see the network drive, and I pull files of all sizes from it, but I have not been able to push large files to it. I can push smaller files to it with no issues (so far success with up to 706MB). I tried pushing a 1.4GB video file to it and it keeps giving me the error message: "There is a problem accessing A:\ Make sure you are connected to the network and try again"


I have an iMac hooked up to the network. I can push the same 1.4GB video file from my PC to the iMac over the wireless network. I just cannot push it onto the network harddrive. While I have no problems pushing large files onto the network harddrive from my iMac.


So in summary:
Pushing large files from PC to network harddrive - Failed
Pushing large files from PC to iMac - Success
Pushing large files from iMac to network harddrive - Success


I've tried most of the proposed solutions I found on the internet.
I've turned off the firewall - no change.
I've turned off my anti-virus - no change.
I've tried disabling autotuning - no change.
I've turned of the power setting on my network adapters - no change.
I've turned off the Remote Differential Compression - no change.
I've tried the file transfer in Safe Mode - no change.


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A:Unable to push large files onto network drive

Welcome to SF,

Where you doing file transfers on a wireless connection? Have you tried using a wired connection, see if you're able to replicate the issue?

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I have a computer on the LAN with a bunch of HDDs in it. My main computer has the computer mapped as a network drive. I put my video projects on mapped network drives. Can a virus find the network drive through my computer and delete all of the files or ransomware encrypt it?

A:Can a virus delete files on mapped network drive?

Yes.

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Hi folks

I want to find duplicate files on my network drive, i know how to do it on local drive, I use an application called Auslogics Duplicate File Finder, but the problem is that this app only detects local drives (C), it doesn't detect my network drive.

How can i find duplicate files on my network hard drive?
are there some applications to do so? or windows itself can do it?

Thanks

A:Find Duplicate files on network hard drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by alibahaloo


Hi folks

I want to find duplicate files on my network drive, i know how to do it on local drive, I use an application called Auslogics Duplicate File Finder, but the problem is that this app only detects local drives (C), it doesn't detect my network drive.

How can i find duplicate files on my network hard drive?
are there some applications to do so? or windows itself can do it?

Thanks


Hi alibahaloo , Have you tried this free software Find and remove duplicate files with Duplicate Cleaner

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So I have a a hard drive that is connected my router and shows up as a network location in My Computer. I was wondering if my bandwidth is used when I'm transferring files back and forth from my network drive and my laptop? How about watching videos from my network drive on my laptop?

Thank you for reading.

A:Is bandwidth used when moving files from computer to network drive

Do you mean bandwidth from your ISP?
No. It uses bandwidth but your private network has unlimited bandwidth...

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How do I automatically mirror files from a hard disk drive to a network folder?

In this case I want to mirror the contents of an entire disk containing photos (no system files) to a shared folder on an OpenMediaVault server running on my home network.

This is separate from the regular backup of the rest of my system which is done with backup software. For the contents of this disk, I don't want them compressed into a backup container file. I want them to be exact duplicates of the original files, kept up to date in that shared network location (login required).

Also, it doesn't matter if they update in real time. Once a day is fine, for example.

A:Automatically Mirror Files from Windows to a Network Drive

Have you looked into the File History function built into windows?

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I am going crazy trying to figure this out.

I just got a new PC: Intel i7, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit. My network map can see my WD My Book External Network drive and can manage to enter and configure the same through the web browser but my Discovery Tool states that "No network drives can be found".

I can access all files on the WD network drive on 2 other PCs with Windows XP and another PC with Windows 7 so I can exclude that the WD drive is not working properly.

I have already tried disabling Firewall and AntiVirus but the Discovery Tool cannot find my WD!

Has anyone else had problems of this kind?

HELP!
 

A:Solved: Cannot access files on my external network drive

Discovery tool? If you see it in networks, can you access the files on the drive?
 

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I'm trying to set up two way sync between some files on my laptop and a network drive so that changes made to either the copy on the network or on my laptop get propagated to each other. I've read the instructions for setting up an "offline file" sync, which is a one way sync. The instructions usually mention that it's possible to set up a two-way sync, but they never actually describe how to do it. Anyone know?

A:Setting up a 2-way sync between local files and network drive

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Have you done any researched on SkyDrive or Dropbox, might be a good option for you and they will sync both ways? I use the Free version and both works for me.

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I have a computer on the LAN with a bunch of HDDs in it. My main computer has the computer mapped as a network drive. I put my video projects on mapped network drives. Can a virus find the network drive through my computer and delete all of the files or ransomware encrypt it?

A:Can a virus delete files on mapped network drive?

Well for what it is worth Pen they can do some extraordinary things with malware these days so as long as the security is up to scratch you should be ok - to a point because none are 100% foolproof.

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I upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 and I can no longer see the files inside the folders on my networked drive. Before I upgraded I could see them, after the upgrade - not so much. The folders are fine, I can see them, just no files visible. There's no network issues as the files are visible from my Win7 machines and my wife's Win8 machine. All the standard default sharing and viewing settings are correct. Even if I put the direct path in File Explorer is tells me there's nothing there. I'm absolutely baffled. I have never seen this particular type of sharing issue before. I'm a pretty savvy Network Admin so the basic troubleshooting (and standard sharing settings) has been covered. But at this point I'm pretty much open to suggestions. Thanks

A:Windows 8.1: files in folders on network drive not visible

One bit of key info, I do not (and have never) use Homegroups - just Workgroups. And the drive is attached to my wireless router (ASUS). So setting a homegroup wouldn't solve the issue.

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i have been having problems with vista sp2 and windows small business server 2003 ,
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i reinstalled vista twice and replaced the mother board which has the network card intergrated but is still has the same problem

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There are five computers in my home and I have two remote computers. I have been looking for a backup option other than my physically plugging in a flash
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will it leave the user files vulnerable to remote attack? Will I, as the network admin, be able to manage that hard drive and all the files on it, preventing multiple copies and unnecessary copies? And, would it be possible to create a remote login for the
drive; so, I could enable the two remote computers to backup to it?

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I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the network computer sends the file to my remote computer, which sends it back to the same network computer. This means it takes ages to copy large files because they go over the network completely unnecessarily. Is there a way to fix this issue? Can I tell Windows not to transfer files across the network when it's unnecessary? Thanks for any help!

A:Slow speeds copying files locally on a network drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Altay


I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the network computer sends the file to my remote computer, which sends it back to the same network computer. This means it takes ages to copy large files because they go over the network completely unnecessarily. Is there a way to fix this issue? Can I tell Windows not to transfer files across the network when it's unnecessary? Thanks for any help!



Need a ton more info

Are you using "homegroup"

How is the folder set up? is it a simple share. or more advanced

Do you have a win 7dvd to do a repair install?

Ken

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Hi Guys,

Having a weird problem with a LaCie 1TB Network space. It is plugged into my router and i can see it on my windows 7 computer, map its folder as a network drive and even create folders/new word documents on it.

However whenever i try and copy a file larger than a few kB my entire computer freezes (completely unresponsive). The computer recovers fine on a hard reboot.

Any Ideas?
Also my computer freezes after being left on for a while (this may be due to utorrent, saw some mention of it causing windows to crash after an hour).

Thanks

A:Windows Freezes when Copying Files to LaCie Network Drive

well...have u tried copying a large file with utorrent off?

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Kind of a weird issue I'm running into.

Whenever I connect to my network NAS via windows explorer and create/mod/delete a file or folder, it always kicks me back to the parent directory of the containing file/folder. If I Right Click/Create Folder, it will bump me back to the parent directory, where I then have to go back in and from there rename the newly created 'New Folder'.

This started happening when I installed Windows 10. I even did a full format / clean install;, but still the issue persists.

Could this be a driver issue with my network card?

A:Modifying files on network drive backs me out of working directory

I have this EXACT same issue. I'm on windows 10. When I edit or create a folder on a network drive, it instantly kicks me to the parent directory. it can be very tedious and annoying because you have to create a new folder (get kicked to parent directory) go back in to the directory, rename the folder (get kicked to parent directory again) and then go into the directory, and finally into the "new" folder that you just created and named. Anyone have a solution yet?

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Hello Community,

I'm having an issue here, and reading through threads and forum posts - i'm getting nowhere.

I get no error messages when trying to open a file from a mapped drive.

I have a user onsite unable to open any Mircosoft Office 2013 files from any of his mapped network drives. If he takes the files, copies them locally to his laptop, then open perfectly fine. However, if i try to open a office file from their mapped drive, it just opens up a blank document.


--I've done the changing folder name of the Microsoft folder within %AppData%, still no luck.
--I've tried repairing Microsoft Office, still no luck.

I don't want to uninstall office, then re-install as i will have to drop the computer off our domain (Group Policy for some reason, blocks office.) *I'd prefer this to be the final option.

Surely there must be a fix around? Much thanks!

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Hi, 

I've recently upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10 enterprise. I have onedrive account with files synced to cloud, before upgrading i've backed up onedrive files locally in my computer. Some of those files can't be opened after upgrade, formats include
.docx and .xlsx and .png. Most of these files were in direct onedrive main/root folder rather than in subfolders. As i can see those images in subfolders can be opened but not doc and excel files.

How can i view those files again, why have they become corrupt, what could I do in future to prevent these problems

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1)
I have created an ad hoc wireless network by the name "Trial1" and created a network key as "letstry99".

Now I am trying to login to this network from other computer which is in the same room at 5 ft distance. This ad hoc network appears in the list of available networks. When I try to login, it asks for the network key. I provided network key and then confirmed it, now when I click connect, instead of getting connected to first computer I am getting pop up window mwssage.
In the title bar of the pop window it says "Wireless configuration"
In the message it reads "The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters."

Then I changed network key to "letstry99999" (i.e. exactly 13 ascii characters) and now I am able to connect to the ad hboc wireless network of first computer.

Does it mean that network key has to bne exactly 5 or 13 ascii characters and nothing else than that. If not, then "letstry99" network key has ascii characters between 5 and 13 ascii characters, then why am I getting this kind of message ?

2)
But now I can not browse files of fisrt computer from second computer or vice versa.

When I am connnected to ad hoic network and open network and sharing center, I see only one link "My computer -> internet" which is broken. Usually the link diagram ... Read more

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Just trying to remove and transfer some files and folders around from my laptop from my old business but
"This operation can only be performed when connected to the network"
Well, there is no longer any network unfortunately. I was also not the administrator so I don't have unlimited access.

So I can do whatever I want with the files within a folder but can't do anything with the folder itself.

Tried a hard delete (Shift+delete)
Tried an unlocker program

Its nothing crucial of course, just tons of empty folders cluttering everything up and I'm a neat freak
 

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Hey.
Recently my other computer has stopped being able to access my files on this computer through the network, and stopped having access to the printer. This computer can still access files on the other one, through the network, so im not quite sure what is wrong. Any help appreciated.
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Cannot access network files, or use printer over network

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Hello,

I am working within a network drive on excle. I am making changes in these files and my changes do not reflect on my co-workers files.

We all seem to be working off of the same file paths.

I did notice on my copmuter that if I use the Windows seach there are 2 of each files. Let's call them "File1" thru "File11"

If I search for "File1" two of them show up. I have clicked open the properties and they seem to be the same. HOWEVER 1 will show a different update change than the other IE Looking at the "Last Modified 2:15pm"
This goes the same for File2-11

My question is, I need to be updating in the correct spot (which I thought I was!!!!!) so my co-workers can see my changes, but what s going on?
Please helpppppp!

A:My updates within Files located within Network do not show in other users files

If you are opening the same file, you should save it as the same file name and not rename it. this only causes more confusion if you keep saving it as a different file name every time. Be aware, that only one person can work on an open file at a time, If someone is opening a file that is already opened on another users computer, then they are opening a different named file.

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Hey, I wanted to free space for my C Drive because it only has 148 gigabytes to my D Drive cause it has 1 terabyte but then when i did so everything stopped working and now I don't know what to do, I can only get google to work through my start menu, I cant even open any files in my computer to back it up or change to factory default. If anyone knows how to fix this please Tell em :C

A:I Moved All My C Drive Files Into My D Drive files and nothing works

 You can move DATA, but not application programs.  Even in the case of data, you have to go back and update the default locations of where the apps will expect to find it.  In the case of applications, the only way to move them from C: to another partition is to uninstall, then reinstall them.  This includes but is not limited to anything in the Program Files and Windows folders.
 
Good luck.

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This is annoying. I logged onto my network at work with our home laptop--changed it to a domain logon. I then changed it back to logon to my home network as a workgroup and it keeps showing a mapped drive as "disconnected", yet the drive is connected. It also shows a little "arrow" on the network drive as oppossed to a red X and its definitely mapped (see jpeg below). I've disconnected and reconected it with no success. When the computer first boots up, it says it is no longer connected to my desktop computer. Also, when I log off, it attempts to synchronize with the network drive (I have "My Documents" on the laptop assigned to the desktop "My Documents".

How do I fix this?
 

A:Mapped Network Drive displays as "Disconnected Network Drive"

I'm having the dame problem, did you ever get a solution?
 

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I have a server with a RAID 6 array and 2 clients that I regularly transfer large DV files to and from. The server and both clients have Intel Pro/1000 PT PCIe x1 NIC's. Onboard LAN is disabled in BIOS on all 3 computers. Both clients have identical settings on their NiC cards. Both clients and the server are on the same GbE switch.

My question is this - Client "A" can have files pulled from the server side or push them to the server at wire speed - 50-90 MB/s. Client "B" can have files pulled from it on the server side at the same speed, about 50-90 MB/s, but if I try to push a file to the server, either via teracopy or drag-and-drop on a network share, the network utilization goes down to about 1% and the transfer speed is about 2-4MB/s.

What could cause this? Both clients have 4GB i-RAM drives on them for testing purposes, and these read 150MB/s according to HD Tune, so I'm confident this is not some obscure setting buried in the "B" client's drive firmware. Also, the clients can move the files quickly between their other internal drives and their i-RAM drives, so I don't think anything is strange there either.

I'm wondering if the "B" client has an IRQ issue the other client does not, but I don't know how to track stuff like that down.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Network Speed - Push Files vs. Pull Files

Have you tried swapping out the NIC card on the problem PC? It uses different circuits to push and pull, so it could have a problem with one of the circuits and not the other.
 

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Hi there,

Sorry if this is in the wrong section!

I recently got a new additional desktop at office that has Windows 7 Professional loaded on it. I use my laptop as the primary computer, but need to start using the desktop for other routine activities.

I need to run a vbs/exe file in the background, as soon as the Windows loads up. I copied few files and everything works well. I had saved the program along with the vbs & exe file in 'C:/Program Files/New Doc' (no specific reason). But when I restart my desktop, all the files get deleted. I was reading online about this and I figured, this could be because Windows 7 is booting on the network? I am not sure, but that explains why all the files I download get wiped/deleted on the next restart.

I was wondering if you can help me out in three things:

1) Can you confirm if Network Boot is the reason why files are getting deleted?

2) Assuming Win 7 is working on Network boot, is there a folder/location where in which, the file I save are not deleted in the next restart?

3) My main concern is that, I need to run this VBS/Exe file on Windows startup, but because all the files get deleted on start up, I can't put the file in the Startup folder or use the Task Scheduler or Group Policy to get this file working on Startup.

Thanks a lot in advance. Any help is appreciated!

EDIT: As this is a desktop that is going to be shared with 2 more colleagues, I don't want use a USB or other external drives to run the file vbs/exe file.... Read more

A:Files get deleted with Network Boot (Need autostart of files)

It sounds like you may have Time Freeze, Returnil, or some other "sandbox" software running that uses the Shadow Service to divert downloads and file copies to a cache rather than the actual disk drive folder. When the system is booted the cache is discarded. Files all gone.

Try downloading and running AutoRuns and look for these programs. If you don't see any I mentioned then you may have to search on any you don't recognize.

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Hi.
Recently, my computer has stopped access to its files or something. My other computer "old" is what its called, cannot access the files on this computer "main", or use main's printer. It was all fine a few days ago, but just seemed to turn itself off. All help appreciated.
Thanks

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I have an Actiontec GT701-wg DSL modem running a wireless network. I currently have two laptops with XP sharing the Internet connection. Since the modem has an open Ethernet port in the back, I was wondering if it might be possible to plug in a networkable external hard drive and have it available to both of the laptops wirelessly.

If it is possible, what setting would be required on the laptops to enable them to see the external drive?

Thanks!
 

A:Adding attached external network hard drive to wireless network

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Hi all,

This is all on my home network - both PCs are local to each other.

I have a Win 8.1 PC which hosts all my media and documents, which I connect to via remote desktop and share a drive on the network. It has no monitor, so remote desktop is my main method of access.

Very occasionally, I will turn it on and be unable to connect to it or the mapped drive. In fact my main PC (Win 7) cannot find it on the network anywhere. But it IS on the network - I can connect via my mobile using Splashtop and I can also connect
via TeamViewer from the main PC. This is not a solution though as I need to be able to access the shared drive on my main PC.

Both PCs use Bitdefender. Makes no difference with the BD firewall temporarily turned off. As I mentioned, sometimes it connects fine with no issues and sometimes it can't find it. In these situations, I can't even ping the Media PC's IP address
(timeout), nor can the Media PC ping the main PC. It can, obviously, ping the router.

Usually a restart of the Media PC fixes this (although, that's annoying) - but today it isn't. The error that I get is 'The network path was not found' and for remote desktop 'Remote Desktop can't find the computer 'MediaServer". This might
mean it does not belong to the specified network ..." etc.

I also thought it work mentioning that this is what comes up when using the net use command:

Status       Local     Remote          ... Read more

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i recently bought a windows 7 home premium tablet with the intent of using it as a portable media player. for some reason i cannot connect to my media server's shared drive. the server is running windows xp and share permissions are configured properly. but any time i try to open the share on the tablet i get a the network password is incorrect. the thing is that i can remote desktop into the server using the same username an password. so please for the love of god fix this because my sanity relies on it.

mike

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I have a Linksys BEFSR81 router and a Linksys WAP54G connected to it. I recently installed a Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2 to the network with a Maxtor One Touch HD. I have been able to map the new network drive to my computer that is connected to the router, but I'm unable to map the drive on my second computer that is connected to the network via the AP. However I can ping the Linksys NAS from my wireless computer.
 

A:Mapping Network Drive on Wireless Network Problem

like most NAS devices, the Linksys nslu2 has built in security administered through a web browser. You probably need to create a user acount for the wirelessly-attached computer, either by machine name, IP address, user id, or some combination of the above. You may also have to grant permission to the user or user group for the specific share you are trying to map. hope this helps.
 

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Hi!
those problem were discussed here, but separately, and none of the solutions were not helpful. I am posting this again since I think those two problems are connected.

So when I start computer (I will call it comp #1) my network drive is offline just as network printer. Mapped network drive is actually my physical drive D: and it is mapped as Z since I have three comps in my small office and it is used as storage for all comps. When I open win explorer I get my mapped drive crossed with reds. So I have to click on it to wake it up. Second problem is with printer which is always offline and I have to turn off/on his wifi to get it connected again to my comp. Printer is HP officejet 7110 and is connected to the network router using WiFi.

Comp #1 runs win 8.1 pro with all the latest updates. Second comp has the same OS, while third one has win 7.
Both comps #2 and #3 has mapped the same drive as mine comp #1. Interesting is that those two when turned on has printer and mapped drive online. So problem is only with comp #1 that actually has that drive physically in its own system.

A:mapped network drive and network printer offline

Hi!
here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com...&prof=required

I got this advice:






Here is the code:

ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
nbtstat -RR (release and refesh NetBIOS names)
netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)
Reboot



That has solved my printer problem, but offline mapped drive remained as problem.
Today I tested one more thing.

I mapped drive on comp#2. So now on comp#1 there are mapped drives Y: and Z:. Z: is actually map D: on comp#1 and Y is drive on comp#1.

I restarted comp#1 and Y: was online while Z: was not.

Interesting that comp#1 connects to mapped drives from another computer, but not to it's own mapped drives.

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My network contains:
10 PCs and laptops running (Windows7 & Windows8).
2 network printers
1 Network Drive (WD Mybook Live Duo)
Workgroup environment

Here everything is fine. But one of the windows 8 laptop cannot access network folder. It prompt username and password. whenever I am trying the username and password it says login failure. But the same username and password works for all other machines. I tried disable firewall, another windows profile etc.

A:Cannot connect to Network drive. (Enter network password)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rashidkeezhal


My network contains:
10 PCs and laptops running (Windows7 & Windows8).
2 network printers
1 Network Drive (WD Mybook Live Duo)
Workgroup environment

Here everything is fine. But one of the windows 8 laptop cannot access network folder. It prompt username and password. whenever I am trying the username and password it says login failure. But the same username and password works for all other machines. I tried disable firewall, another windows profile etc.


From what I have read the WD Mybook has problems with certain Windows 8 machines.

There is a long thread about this at the WD forums, maybe you should read through it and see if the latest firmware has fixed this bug.

MyBook Live And Windows 8 - WD Community

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Both laptops OS : Win 7

As above. I bought a new laptop recently and stupidly went to surf the net for a short period without any AntiVirus protection.

Soonafter, I inserted some flash drives to transfer stuff to my new laptop, but I realised that all the files in my flash drives are hidden and replaced by shortcuts.

I suspected a virus and inserted my flash drive back to my old laptop, which AVG immediately detected as a Dorkbot Backdoor. I recovered all my files in the flash drives already.

I installed and ran AVG full scan on my new laptop, it removed mostly Dorkbot Backdoors , trojans and 1 corrupted executable.

However, I tried accessing most Antivirus sites such as Norton to test, but I can't connect to it.

I think the virus is still present somewhere.

Any help is appreciated. =)

A:Dorkbot Virus infection. It converts all files in flash drive to hidden files.

Update :

I've decided to reformat my new laptop since it is new anyway. It isn't a painful process yet.

Will update if the traces of the virus is still present.

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Any files I move to external drives are converted to windows system files, hidden, and have a shortcut created.  Anything in a folder is not touched.  It doesn't seem to reinfect other computers that it is subsequently plugged into.  Tried Malware Bytes and it did not remove the problem.  Running Windows 8.1.  Saw a suggestion of using Combofix on another forum, not Windows 8.1 Compatible. DSS is not compatible either it tells me.  

A:Files moves to flash drive converted to system files and hidden

Hello,it's important that you don't open one of these shortcuts from now on. This leads to a re-infection.Please run a FRST scan to begin with:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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I have copied files from an infected computer to...
- a flash drive and a
- portable hard drive that plugs into a usb port

- the files I want to copy are both data files and application files...
- Data files include: text files, ms office documents, image files, videos, etc
- Application files include: MS Access mdb (data base) files which may include visual basic for applications code
- Ditto for Excel files
- Some application development stuff like MS Visual Studio Projects

How can I safely scan these files before putting them on a clean computer?

Thanks for any help.

PS

I think I have 'Autorun' turned off on the clean computer via using RegEdit to go to...
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer > "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"

... and verifying that the hex value of the first byte is 95
... which as I understand it 'exclueds' unknown, removable, and remote drives from 'autorun'
... via instructions here... http://autorun.moonvalley.com/enable.htm

A:How to safely scan data files (or other files) on external drive?

Install Panda USB Vaccine, or BitDefender?s USB Immunizer on your computer to protect it from any infected USB device.Then you're safe to connect any external device and scan it with your AV program.

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I have Win 7 Professional. How can I backup a network drive to another network drive?

A:How to backup a network drive to another network drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by morhpeus19


I have Win 7 Professional. How can I backup a network drive to another network drive?


Hi there

1) Mount BOTH Network drives on to "client" computer -- the one you are logged on to.

2) either use Windows explorer (slow and can be problematic with large volumes of data) or any backup program to copy data from one volume (or Disk) to the other one.

3) job done.

Note if you want to copy the WHOLE network drive as an image you will need permission to access the WHOLE drive -- then you can image it with any decent backup program. Usually on a Network drive you want to copy DATA that's on it rather than the whole drive.

As I keep saying in these forums I'd invest in a decent backup program --doesn't cost much - especially compared with the cost of re-creating music / film / multi-media libraries again as well as saving critical documents / data.

Even if you use "torrents" just imagine the TIME taken to re-download all that stuff which might no longer be available --for example the original seeders might have gone.

cheers
jimbo

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How do I connect to a shared network drive I have setup on my Windows 2012 R2 standard server at home, from my Windows 10 pro laptop is at work?
Do I have to setup a vpn on windows 2012 server and connect to it from my laptop? Someone told me something about doing it that why, but I'm not sure?
Can someone please help me out.

A:How to connect to Shared Network drive when not on the network?

Follow this tutorial and you will have a VPN setup on your server. It worked as advertised when I set my home server up.
Sysads Gazette Setup a Windows Server 2012 VPN - Page 2 of 3 - Sysads Gazette

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Bought a Freecom Network Drive (LINK) from PC World today and got it set up and it seemed to be working fine on my Vista computer until I tryed to get it set up on my XP computer. It seemed to get setup ok but then the whole thing just stopped working. The hard drive spines and it works fine when plugged in as USB device but when trying to connect it to the network it simply does not show up.

I have a Belkin G+MIMO Router and the Network Hard Drive is a Freecom Network Storage Hard Drive 250GB

Please could you help as i ony bought it today and don't want to be taking it bakc without having a stab at fixing the problem, could it be something to do with the IP Addresses cause i saw something about that but don't know how to fix it.


Thanks very much in advance, Matthew

A:Freecom Network Drive not showing on Network

Please anyone?

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I am trying to set up a VPN with using a Windows 7 ultimate maching as a server. The current client is also W7

I've been through the two tutorials on this site and set it up. Forwarded port 1723 to the relevant PC, set PPTP and when the dust had settled, the client PC (accessing the internet via BT Openzone) will connect to the server (using a non-BTopenzone internet connection).

I am trying to set up a network drive mapped to a share on the server but I cannot access any of the shares on the server. If I try \\server\share I just get "not found" (I presume server should be the internal network name or IP as opposed to the external one?)
When I 'browse', I only see the files and folders on the client PC.

On the server I have
RAS (Dial in) interfaces listed as work network, access type internet
Home Network Access type internet, Homegroup - ready to create (I actually have a work group and will connect Xp machine to this server - if I ever get it working) Connections LAN connection

I unticked 'use default gateway on remote network' on both IPv4 and IPv6

The server is identified via no-ip.com 'cos I dont have a static IP address but it makes no difference if I use the external IP address

I can ping the computer using its No-IP name or its IP address but I cannot map a network drive or access any network shares.

The server incoming connection has
IPV6 unticked, File and printer sharing ticked, QoS packet scheduler ticked
Under TCP/IPv4 the... Read more

A:W7 VPN connected but cannot access network or map network drive

Can you ping the vpn server ... sure?
Try to disable your firewall temporary

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I'll try to explain this as best I can.

Network is a mix of XP, Vista, W7 and W8 desktops and laptops.

All connect to router which has a Buffalo Link Station NAS attached and all machines save direct to that.

All worked fine until BT decided the router was faulty and installed a new BT Business Hub 3.

Wired connections now work but wi fi (laptops) have a problem.

On W8 laptop.

NAS can be connected to and accessed fine when clicking established desktop shortcut which opens Windows Explorer.

NAS is not visible when accessed via Windows Explorer.

NAS can be seen in Router and can be pinged from CMD prompt.

NAS is not visible when you try to save from Word or any other application.

NAS cannot be found if you try to Map a Network Drive.
Running out of ideas on this one so any thoughts would be very welcome.

Once sorted this out can move on to W7 laptops exhibiting same issue.

Thanks

A:Network Drive over wi fi network following router change

I am not going to try reading through all of that. What is the problem. Can the computers connect to the NAS or not? Can they see each other's shares or not?

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Hello guys, I recently purchased a NAS drive from Western Digital. It works like a charm when it backs up everything from 6 computers in my office. However, my employees are used to accessing the network storage via Start --> My Network Places. All 6 computers can access the network, but 2 of the computers can't see it on "My Network Places" for those two computers to access the network, they have to go through "View Workgroup Computers". I am not sure why I can't access the new NAS, as far as I know all the computers are up to date on the Net Framework which I think its 4.0 or 4.5, I am not sure which one is the latest, but it has the latest one.
Any ideas will be appreciated!
-Michael
 

A:Missing Network Drive in Network Places on XP

Any suggestions ??
 

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I use Cobian Backup to produce a zip-file containing all files and folders, except for temporary-folders (I added an exclude-filter), of my system.

Before I can rely on this method, I need to find a way of restoring the 27 gb zip-file, which I store on a networked drive, easily.

Google-searches hasn't helped me yet, so I am trying out TSGF, warmly recommended to do so by a friend.

So: Is there an easy way of booting up a laptop with a formatted harddrive, be able to access a network-drive and extract all the contents of the networked zip-file to the hard drive?

Please help!

Any tips appriciated!
 

A:How to restore formatted hard drive from zip-file residing on network-drive

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This happens consistently. Once between 1 and 2 gigs has copied, I get the blue screen. I have tried copying in safe mode, using TeraCopy instead, nothing seems to work. This is the .dmp file:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/416073/121412-16068-01.dmp
 

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OK
So I had a failure of a 80 GB Seagate hard drive, and I used RecoverMyFiles to salvage what I could from it, to a different hard drive. Before I used RecMyFiles reloaded WinXP Pro on a 3rd hard drive and removed the original WinXP/System hard drive, just so I could start with a fresh WinXP install. Many of the files are viewable as previews in RecMyFiles, but after they are recovered they won't open .... anywhere. Not Microsoft Image and Fax viewer, not Paint, haven't tried anything else yet..... Some of the previews show corrupted pictures with smudges or artifacts, so I know some of them are completely shot, but what about the rest?
Does anybody have any ideas? (Besides "Hey DumbA$$, you should have backed up your files!" I know, I know.)

A:recovered files from hard drive, can't open JPG files

are you not able to just view these files directly off your old drive? if you can view them in an editor then you could copy it to a new editor window and then save the file to your healthy harddrive > not sure what else you can do it sounds like its missing little bytes on the image which curupts it when copying over. can't think of any other advice.

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