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Cannot share folder if not connected to network at start up.

Q: Cannot share folder if not connected to network at start up.


Every time I want to access a shared folder in Windows 7, the computer that is sharing this folder, always have to be connected to wired network, accessing the share wirelessly there is no problem, but if that computer is not connected to wired network at the time of system startup, the share is not accessible through the wired network, only the wireless network.

It is as if Windows was not listening or accepting connections on Ethernet NIC.
The Ethernet NIC is a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller, when the network cable is disconnected, the NIC is automatically disabled, I believe this causes the problem at startup, It seems that Microsoft fixed this problem in Windows 8 and later.

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This doesn't work:

Advanced Sharing
Share Permissions: Everyone (Full Control, Change, Read)

I can see the Share Name folder in the "Network" via Windows Explorere, but it gives an Access Denied.

A:How do you share a folder anyone on the network

Try using the Security tab then add Everyone to it.

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is there any way I can set up a shared folder on my pc that my brother can access on his pc? We are not on the same network he is in another city.

I already know about services such as Dropbox, however I wish to set up a shared folder on my pc without the need for third party services / applications.

Thanks in advance!

A:Share a folder between 2 pc's not on same network?

I wouldn't recommend doing this without 3rd party software. Opening up the port for File sharing over the Internet is just a Welcome Mat for every hacker to come knocking on your door. I suggest you setup an FTP server or some type of VPN. Windows has the capability to act as a vpn server. But you may find Hamachi easier to use instead.

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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me the process for removing the folder highlighted in the screenshot? It has been mapped and since renamed h-drive

A:How do I remove a share folder from a network

Hello Mick, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can do this below to remove it and no longer have it shared.

1. Right click on e folder

2. Click on Share with and Advanced sharing

3. In the Sharing tab, click on Advanced Sharing button.

4. Uncheck the Share this folder box, and click on OK.

5. Click on Yes to confirm.

6. Click on Close in Properties window.

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I upgraded my HDD and it changed some of the drive letters(names) in the process.

I changed the drive names back and now from other PCs some files that were shared are there, but most are not. I think it messed up all of MY NETWORK PLACES.

Is there a way to search for all shared folders, and "refresh them". Right now I click on a shortcut to a shared folder and wait & wait, some of the times it hangs up the other PC.

A:Can't share/find folder via network

Right-click on My Network Places and choose Search For Computers...
Click on Search without putting anything in the box.
This will give you a list of computers currently sharing files/folders on your network. Double-click on a computer in the list to see what it is sharing.

Help any?

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Our office LAN network consist of 1 NTserver (sp5) and 7 Windows98 workstation. I recently create a new share folder. However, the new folder cannot be seen on all the workstation except the server in Network Neighborhood.

Why can't I see the newly created share folder from the Windows98 worksation. The rest of the previously created share folder are visable. Just don't understand.

Any suggestions.

Thanks in advance,

A:Share folder not visable on network

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How can I add a folder on a network share to my library? I get an error saying that the network share needs to be indexed. But I can't find a way to turn this on.

I'm on a domain, and I have my home drive (H, and I want the folder inside called Documents added to my library (and then set as default save location).



A:Can't add folder on network share to library

Hi jessicah and welcome,

Here is a tutorial on how to use the indexing. It's the same for 7 as well as Vista pretty much.
Indexing Options - Vista Forums

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Hey people.

Im after trying to sync a folder from my laptop to a network share on a windows 2003 file server. Not exactly sure how to go about doing it. I would like files to sync both ways so any changes i make to the folder on my laptop get applied to the share on my file server and any changes to the share on the file server are applied to the file on my laptop.

I had a look at sync centre which i believe is 7's version of offline files. I made a test share on my file server and set it to "Always Available Offline"

Now where do i go from here? Is it just a case of setting the foder on my laptop to point towards the network share?

Any help would be great


A:Sync Folder with a network share

Well this isn't exactly automatically sync but...

You can use robocopy

I uploaded the .exe here

2shared - download robocopy.exe

Just make the following .bat file

@echo off

robocopy "C:\users\tom\desktop" "F:\desktop" /mir /s

echo Backup Complete


In case you're wondering the destination folders don't create themselves.. < yes, i've had people who told me the script was not working but only because they did not create the destination folder>

It will only take long the first time you copy the files then you can just update the network drive automatically by running the bat file.

Guess if you want you can set it to run at shutdown / startup that way, nothing to worry about.

It's not THE solution. But it could work

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I created a workgroup and added my desktop and my laptop every thing went fine.

I am trying to share a folder and I can make it accessible to everyone but I want to make it so only my laptop can read and access files.

I hit permissions > add > locations

but I can only see my desktop in the list i want to add permissions for my laptop how can I add it to the users or groups list?

Please help.

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I've set several folders and drives to be shared on the network with read/write permission. The problem is that each time I start Windows, I can only Access the shared ?tems across the network with Read permission, instead of the read/write I originally set, so I have again to right-click > share with > read/write.

A:I need to share a folder (r/w) each time I start Windows?

Originally Posted by rodion15

I've set several folders and drives to be shared on the network with read/write permission. The problem is that each time I start Windows, I can only Access the shared ?tems across the network with Read permission, instead of the read/write I originally set, so I have again to right-click > share with > read/write.

Yes that is either a bug or by design. The Library folders do not save the write permissions and it's just so lame why they did it this way.

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From what I've read, it is by design that the Windows folder and all its subfolders cannot be shared. I understand the safety in that. However, I have a lot of fonts on our oldest PC on our network, running Windows XP, and I would like to be able to access its fonts on our other laptops at home. (I'm trying not to clutter up our newest laptop with a lot of unnecessary fonts!)

Is there any safe way to over-ride the non-sharing aspect of the fonts folder?


A:Share Fonts Folder Over Home Network

Welcome to TSF!

You must be running XP Home, as XP Pro doesn't have that restriction.

Keep in mind, if you don't copy the Font files over to the laptops, they will not be available unless you are connected to the network, and the old PC is turned on. You might be unable to view any documents created that use any of those fonts when not connected to the network.

First, share any folder to enable File Sharing.
Then we'll use the Command Prompt to share the Fonts folder and give it a sharename of Fonts
Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type cmd, press Enter.
Type the following command and press Enter, there must be a space between the different colors:
Net Share Fonts="%SystemRoot%\Fonts"
Close the Command Prompt window.

Reboot to safe mode (Restart the PC, tap the F8 key as the system starts. When the Options menu is displayed, choose Safe Mode).

Log in, the right click My Computer, click Properties.
Navigate to the Windows\Fonts folder
Right click on the Fonts folder, click Properties
Click the Security tab.
Click the Add button.
Type Everyone in the box, then click Check Names to check for typos.
Click OK.
This will give Read Only access to the Font files.
You can grant Modify and Create permissions, but it's not recommended unless absolutely necessary.
Click OK
Click OK

Reboot. The Fonts folder will now be accessible from the other PCs,

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Im not sure if i am posting in the correct place. but.....
i have recently bought a Lacie 500GB NAS. i can connect without a problem, but everytime i create a folder the folder defaults to 'read only'.
when i right click on the folder and select properties, i can see that the 'read only' check box is coloured in green (i find this strange). i am able to click on the box to un-check the 'read only' property, i then click on 'apply' and 'OK'. but the folder is still read only, i know this because when i right click the folder and select properties the read only box is still filled in green.

i can still 'customize' the folder, and delete the folder, but i can not uncheck the read only attribute, or hide the folder or make the folder an archive folder.

can someone please help?

A:Network Share - new folder defaults to 'read only'

Normal operation, don't spend any time worrying about it. I'm not entirely sure why it happens, but it happens to both of my NAS drives too. However, no operations are restricted, it's just an oddity that is best ignored.

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hi guys,

since upgrading to windows 7
i cant share a folder within my google drive, it allows me to, but when i go \\ip\share its just not there
i have reinstalled google drive, but it hasnt helped
all sharing related stuff on google drive looks to do more with sharing on google, not windows network

any help appreciated

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I can't seem to find a sleek easy way of doing this that works with windows 7. I haven't been successful with finding anything that pertains to windows 7 since most guides online are outdated.

I just want to have a folder shared on my main desktop "DAN-PC"
let's just give it the name \\dan-pc\locked

I need to make it so I can access it from my laptop when I am on the network, but I don't want it to be accessible by anyone else. In fact I'd prefer it'd be hidden also. However, if there is a program or some workaround to get it password protected, that'd be wonderful. I thought I had the knowhow to do this, but I have been unsuccessful and I've been getting frustrated with this, since everything I try doesn't work out. Too many things have been changed on the sharing side of things on 7 for me to figure this out.

--So basically. DAN-MOBILE needs access to \\dan-pc\locked somehow. And if possible, the folder needs to be hidden, yet still obtainable through typing in the address in the address bar.


A:Password protect network share folder?

Hidden would mean you put the $ at the end of the sharename.

In the Permissions tab, remove Everyone and add just the account you want to used to access that share. Give that account Full Control. See how you go.

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Hi Guys,

This one has slowly been driving me nuts for a few weeks now. Not sure when the error popped up, as previously all worked well, so I suspect it's down to one of the latest cumulative updates!

Here's the low-down: I have two PCs ("a960" & "b960")connected via Ethernet through a router. The config of both machines is near identical (Win 10 Pro 64-bit)and both have a single hard drive, divided into two partitions. The system disk (OS/ software) is "C:", the other partition is where all user data is kept "D:"

All of the 'user' folders have been redirected to D: (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos). I have shared the entire "D:" on each PC, with full access to everyone. In network settings, everything is enabled (network discovery, file and print sharing), but password protection is off.

The problem is, that even though all folders are visible from each machine, only the Downloads folder is accessible - all of the others give the old "Windows cannot access/you do not have permission..." error when I try and access them.

The problem is the same on each machine - only the "Downloads" folder is accessible...

I even went as far as to try and set the sharing on the individual folders (rather than the entire D: ), but this gave the same error message.

I've attached a few pics, which may help to visualise what's happening

Now all I need is a solution! :-)

As usual, all comments and s... Read more

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Server: Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Client: Window10 Pro v1607 OS Build 14393.187

When attempting to create a folder [on client] in a network share - error received (after 30 seconds of explorer.exe hanging): "An unexpected error is keeping you from renaming this folder. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem. Error 0x8007003B: An unexpected network error occurred."

When I watch the same network share from the server I can see the folder being created without delay. When I attempt to create a folder in the network share from the server no error is received. Folders created on the network share from the server are able to be renamed on the client side without error.

The below forum describes the problem fairly well although several people report varying environments:
Problem creating/renaming a folder on a network share with Win10 Anniversary Update (Error 0x8007003B).

Any help here would be appreciated!

A:Problem creating a folder on a network share (Error 0x8007003B)

Bueller? ...... Bueller? ....... Bueller? ........

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Users have intermittent connectivity to shared folder if they use \\computername\folder, sometimes they can not access it sometimes they can but only see a few folders. However if they use \\computername\root\folder they do not have a problem. We are working
across subnets as our home office is in NC and we are in IA. I have asked our head IT guys what the reason for this is and even they are not aware of the issues. Of course they are on the subnet that we are trying to access from our site.
If someone could please explain why we have to use root in between to get this to work it would be a great help.
And yes at some point access the folders via \\domain\folder worked just fine, but it is hit or miss.

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I am running Windows Vista 64 bit. I had a google redirect problem, as well as new tabs open up on their own, while using Chrome, Firefox and IE. So I searched the internet for a fix. I ran Spybot S&D, TDSSKiller, and Ad Aware. That seems to have fixed the my previous problems (except Firefox crashed strangely while I was typing this), but when I went to adjust my Windows Firewall and Defender settings, it says "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings" when I try to turn on Firewall, and "Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006. The handle is invalid." when I double click on Windows Defender. It also says "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." when I click the Check for updates button in Windows Update.

It also won't let me share files on my network when I try to do so in Windows Media Player "Windows Media sharing has been turned off because a required Windows setting or component has changed." I don't know if I did this while trying to fix the google redirect problem or if it was there previously, but I am here asking for help with this. Here is my FSS log if that helps:
Farbar Service Scanner Version: 06-08-2012
Ran by Born (administrator) on 12-09-2012 at 09:22:23
Running from "C:\Users\Born\Downloads"
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium Service Pack 2 (X64... Read more

A:Cannot Start Windows Firewall, Defender/can't share files on network...

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Hi all,

I've just installed SP3 for Windows XP and since doing so, any files shared on there are no longer accessible from other computers unless I run Network Setup Wizard.

Everything was working fine prior to SP3 - and as soon as I run the wizard, it's works just fine again. The problem is that I don't want to have to run Network Setup Wizard every time I load up Windows.

Anyone who can get to the bottom of this would earn my utmost respect and gratitude!



A:I have to run Network Setup Wizard every time I start Windows, so I can share files

Can I assume XP on all machines and a working home network?If so:
Can you ping the sp3 pc from other pc's on the network?
Can the sp3 machine ping the other machines?
A failure to ping is almost always a firewall isuue.Disable all firewalls if unable to ping

Here are two tutorials from Johnwill and Terrynet on this forum that cover just about all of the basics you will need to check for sharing.
Hope they help

Printer and File Sharing

The following will set up a Microsoft Workgroup for File and Printer Sharing assuming the PCs are already networked via router, ad-hoc wireless or Ethernet (directly or using switch or hub).

In Network and Dial-up Connections (Win 2k Pro) or Network Connections (XP) right click on your connection and select &#8216;Properties.&#8217; If not already there, install or add a check mark for &#8220;Client for Microsoft Networks, &#8220;File and Printer sharing &#8230;&#8221; and &#8220;Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).&#8221;

Right click on My Computer and on the Computer Name tab make sure you have a unique computer name and the workgroup name that you want to use for all computers. Change if necessary.

Restart the PC.

You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine.

If using the XP SP2 firewall: Control Panel &#8211; Windows Firewall &#8211; on the General tab it should be &#8220;On&#8221; and on the Exceptions tab &#8220;File and Printer Sharing&#8221; s... Read more

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i've enabled homeshare and now can't seem to turn it off. All users on the workgroup can see all folders in homeshare. Which isn't what i want i just want to share the documents folder and that's it. ive turned off omeshare and they are all sill showing up. I've also right clicked on the documents folder and set share to everybody but it doesn't seem to show up on any of the other computers running xp. But yet all the homeshare folders do argggghh! any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:how do i share a folder on a workgroup without home share?

Hi purplemonkey1, welcome to Seven Forums.
This is how I do it. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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Win 7 X64 to SBS2K3 x86 with multiple shares to same raid array.
All mapped drive initially working.
Now only 1 map shows a grey "X" over the folder icon with a "This file is currently not available for use on this computer" error message.
Inside a H:\xxxx is not accessible

Other maps, M, O, S, U to same server and drive are 100% OK and this H for Home directory WAS working.

Other mapped drives are OK.
Same display and error if browsing UNC to mapped share.

Created NEW mapped drive to same share and same problem.

Share is fine from other non win 7 PC's XP and Vista (Both x86)

I'd been playing with ISO mounting software from MagicISO, MagicDisk, PowerISO, ISODisk, Elaborate Bytes.

Uninstalled and even restore back a week to prior and still same problem.

A:Gray "X" on network share folder icon

Hi DigitalDude, and welcome to the Seven Forums

As it is limited to one share on one OS the only thing I can suggest is security permissions on the share assuming it is a NTFS drive - you may want to check that the users has sufficient effective permissions on the share files.

The other thing that may be causing an error is the Virtual CD driver programs may have left a remnant registry entry or driver DLL that is blocking the use of the drive letter you are assigning, (but that would not effect the UNC access, so not likely, but it's a BETA and weird things can happen )

MagicDisk is particularly bad in leaving remnant driver dll's so that may be a starting point

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i could really use some help, my laptop continuously freezes within 2 min of connecting to my schools public network and i also resently noticed my windows defender isnt able to start...

A:laptop freezes when connected to school network, windows defender wont start either

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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Cannot access NAS Drives
Cannot access network attached storage
Error accessing NAS
\\Share\Folder is not accessible
Error code: 0X80070035 The network path was not found

Hi all,
I fixed a stubborn networking issue and hopefully someone else can benefit from all the frustration I have experienced over the last few days.

Some background. This was a workgroup network not a domain client/server. 
Also, Windows HomeGroup wizards were not used - just accounts and passwords. 
I have five NAS boxes for storage and backup. These NAS boxes use CIFS or SMB file systems. IP address are assigned through DHCP. It is a very simple yet secure workgroup net. Everything was OK then it hit the fan.
I installed a new router after the old one failed. I powered down the entire network, cabled up and configured the new router. On my old Vista notebook PC all five NAS devices were OK. In Vista, Windows Explorer, I could access all the folders and files
on all the NAS boxes.
However on all the other systems, Windows 7 or Windows 8, I would get errors. In Windows Explorer I could see "\\MyNAS\Share\" but cannot navigate to it. 

I would get an error:
"\\MyNAS\Share\ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. The specified network name is no longer available."
"Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found"
Another symptom of the error: I could not access the NAS adm... Read more

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I have a unusual case where I need to setup two mapped network drives as two different users to the same share location. When I attempt to map the second drive after inputting the user name and password the system goes on its merry way for a few seconds
and then returns me back to the username/password input.
If I change the second mapped network drive to use the IP address the two shares work happily. If I manipulate the host file and point two paths to the same address then I can also work around this problem. However, I would simply like to know why I am blocked
from setting two mapped drives to point to the same share with different credentials? 
TestFolder on TestServer is shared to TestUser1 & TestUser2 where the IP of TestServer is
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will not work. 
Mapping S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will work and I can access the folder as the two different users.
Case 3
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1 it will also work (but I am accessing S: & T: as the same user). 
Why do cases 2 + 3 work, but case 1 does not? 

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I am using a small net work of 15 system with a 2012 server as domain controller. I am using a DFS share for file sharing. It is observed that one client with windows 8.1 is not getting connected to dfs share automatically
when switched ON. Other clients with window 8.1  has no such problems. With 'dfsutil /pktflush' command when I clear cache, it works for sometime. When restarts the system, found the problem persists. Kindly suggest some solution..

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When trying to add users to a shared folder, on a server, a problem occurs in that instead of showing the user name in the security tab of the folder we get the SID (S-1-5-21-####). This happens for all users we try to add. And for users in the same and different domains. We can sign on to the users PC/servers and the server with the shared folder with no problem . There seems to be no problems with the users PC/server. The user from another domain can see a shared folder, on another server, in the same domain as the server with the problem.
Does anyone know how to resolve this problem?

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Hello there!
I put my Broadband connection into my startup folder, and it doesn't start up.
It is set up to just double click the file , then connect (saved name/password). A one step process.
I run msconfig, go to the STARTUP tab, and it is there (along with the other Apps in the startup folder) and is ticked.
The only problem I can see is that it doesn't have a value in the "command" field. With the Startup Programs Database, this "command" line seems to be "Description", and is still blank.
All my other programs start up with the system, but my Network Connection doesn't seem to...

Please help!

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I recently made a folder to share with an XP machine. When I look at the network through my seven machine I see the folder I shared and the USERS folder shared as well. Why is that?

I have the network setup at a home network. 7100 32 bit.

A:Why is the User folder shared when you share a folder?

I believe vista did this as well. So Windows 7 doesnt' work any differently from Vista in this regards.

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I tried to find answer on forum but failed
My situation:
I've got two PCs.
* 1st (Windows 7 x64) has two ethernet cards:
- internet is connected to the first card
- other connected to switch
* 2nd is a laptop (Windows 7 x86) with one ethernet card connected to switch

I can see many unknown PC's in network devices. They are my internet provider other clients. I can see my laptop there as well but cannot access it.

From 1st PC I can just "join" homegroup. From 2nd - just "create".
Created from 2nd PC homegroup is not accessible from 1st pc (wrong password, even if it is right one)

So I am confused how should I set up everything that:
- both pc's can be accessible from each other
- 1st pc will share internet connection with 2nd pc

Any help is highly appreciated


A:Cannot share internet on PC's connected via switch

Windows IP Configuration(hope that helps)

on the 1st PC
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::140b:305b:3ca:2030%15
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f1d6:d2cf:5ce7:c751%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Second PC's
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
I know that "169.254...." IP sounds bad, but both pc's got clean W7 install
I am new to W7 networking, came from XP (skipped Vista) and haven't had any problems with network before. This setup worked well on XP, but on W7 nothing works, even lan is pretty dead

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Win 7 Ultimate 64byteThe network icon in the tray is red with a red X.Network and Sharing center states I am currently not connected to any networks.I click on 'Connect to a Network', at the top of the pop up it says 'Not Connected', below the 'Connections Are Available' icon it shows my wireless network and connected.I can't connect to a HomeGroup.Internet connectivity is working.

A:Windows 7 states I'm not connected to any networks when in fact I am connected to my wireless network??

I found a solution for (my version of) this problem.  My tray icon never showed the red X, but if I clicked on the icon, the popup showed a bigger icon with a red X, and said "Not connected".  As in your case, Internet worked, but I'm unable to setup a VPN connection because it insists on using a non-existent modem, obviously because I'm "not connected" (which I am). 

I monitored the processes running the NlaSvc and Netprofm services (using ProcMon), and noticed that both were denied read/write access to subkeys within the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList hierarchy.  

The processes were running as NetworkService and LocalService, respectively, so I tried adding full access for these service accounts to the entire subkey mentioned above.  Notice that permissions are not automatically inherited in the registry, so you may need to explicitly "replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object".

Within seconds, Network and Sharing Center tells me I'm connected to my domain.  Yay!
A reboot was required to fix the tray icon and its popup.

However, I'm still unable to add my VPN connection.

I'm interested in hearing from you guys if your registries miss the same permissions?  If so, Windows 7 must have a bug somewhere with misaligned service permissions/rights.

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So, this is not a major issue but kind of annoying. Recently I have noticed that the system tray icon for the wireless network always has that little red X and if I open the Network and Sharing Center it says "You are not currently connected to any networks." When I click "See Full Map" it shows a line from my PC to the Router but the line from my router to the internet has a red X.

The thing is, I am connected to the internet. I can go online just fine. Any ideas?

A:network system tray icon shows not connected but I am connected

Hello Serg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes a simple restart of the PC will sort the network icon for you.

If not, then a quick disable and enable of the wireless network usually will toggle it back with the correct icon.

Hope this helps,

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I thought i was reasonably PC savvy but after reading some of these posts I realise that I have no idea! - please be gentle...

I am living in a boarding hostel which has a wireless network (via Mac Airports) which I have connected to - it says that the signal strength is good (though it does appear to fluctuate)

This wireless connection uses a proxy server to connect to the internet (so that they have some control over what the students can see).

My problem is that I can connect to the network, but not always to the internet (using firefox). the internet seems to cut in and out, and if it is connected, it runs VERY slowly, and most often times out (even when opening something simple like

What I need to know is:
1. how can I tell if this is a PC issue or network issue?
2. I ran the intel PROset diagnostics tool and it says that the ping test failed (no response: default gateway, DHCP server)
Some things that I've tried:
1. other computers seem to work fine on the network
2. disabled windows firewall
3. talked to the techs but since they're mac users they weren't familiar with vista and therefire not too much help.

Ideas on what to do please??

A:Solved: Vista connected to wireless network but internet not connected

got it sorted now) It appears that even though my PC said the signal was strong enough, it wasn't (Vista must need a very stong and consistent wireless connection) After some searching I found that one of the airports in the building had been switched off and even though it was the furthest from my room, it made a big difference when activated...

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Hi guys and girls

have a problem with a friends laptop and i need your help because ive run out of ideas and i dont like formatting unless i have tried as much as i can too rectify the problem and im close to losing the rest of my hair.

so the problem started with the normal limited connectivity, i was given the laptop and tried to rectify the problem using ip resets renew, release, ipvc reset, winsock reset and it wouldnt budge,

if i leave the ipv4 settings to automatic it will not display the ssid of the router, it will connect to it but display unidentified network, if i enter the ip address dns e.t.c then it will display the router but it will still not connect to the internet,

i have tried updating drivers, removing all drivers and letting windows rediscover and install driver.

i have also tried installing an internet dongle, the laptop will pickup the dongle, install the software but then display no connection.

i then tried installing a belkin wirless adapter but since the software is only up to vista i dont believe it has worked. ( everything installed ok but still will not connect to the internet)

i am also finding out that it is not getting proxy details either. and on occasions i will get limited connectivity or the adapter will refuse to connect to the router.

i have run xirrus wifi inspector on both my laptop (working) and his laptop (not working)

the signal strength runs from about -44db too -50db which is strong enough but the automatic ip address di... Read more

A:Solved: limited connectivity, unidentified network, connected but not connected.

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I just built a new system and installed Windows 7. Everything went fine until I connected to a network share hosted by a Debian Linux box running Samba 3.4.2. I can see the share and it's contents but within 10 minutes Windows 7 will go down with a BSOD complaining about rdbss.sys.

Has anyone else seen this? Any recommendations?

I am running the most recently Windows 7 updates as of this morning (October 19th, 2009).

Easy way to bring down Windows 7.

A:BSOD when connected to Linux Samba share

Quote: Originally Posted by pete

I just built a new system and installed Windows 7. Everything went fine until I connected to a network share hosted by a Debian Linux box running Samba 3.4.2. I can see the share and it's contents but within 10 minutes Windows 7 will go down with a BSOD complaining about rdbss.sys.

Has anyone else seen this? Any recommendations?

I am running the most recently Windows 7 updates as of this morning (October 19th, 2009).

Easy way to bring down Windows 7.

Pete cant help you yet but can give you info on the problem if you are interested you can go here The Redirected Drive Buffering SubSystem


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My WAN connection (ADSL2+) goes into a Draytek Vigor 2800VG, which is a combo ADSL modem - Firewall - Router - Print Server - Wireless Access Point. It's gateway IP address is There are a number of computers and other equipment connected wirelessly to it, with IP addresses starting from Another unit that is connected by LAN to the Draytek is an Apple Time Capsule and its IP address is The Time Capsule is not in bridge mode. Wirelessly, a MacBook Pro and an iPhone are connected to the Time Capsule, with IP addresses starting from How could I see shared folders on the computers connected to the Drayyek from the MacBook Pro? I can ping the Draytek ( but if I try to ping I get request timed out? Thank you.

A:Solved: How to Share Files on Computers Connected to Different Routers?

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I have lots of network choices for my laptop. I used my neighbor's network for the meantime. The signal is good but not as perfect as the old one I'm using here. Everytime I turned my pc on it connects me straight to my old wireless connection. The PRIVATE-PC on the network setting said connecte to it. But the globe grafix(internet) is not connected. But with other network I can get through. But not this one. Pls help.

A:Laptop is connected to network but can not get connected to the internet

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I have lots of network choices for my laptop. I used my neighbor's network for the meantime. The signal is good but not as perfect as the old one I'm using here. Everytime I turned my pc on it connects me straight to my old wireless connection. The PRIVATE-PC on the network setting said connecte to it. But the globe grafix(internet) is not connected. But with other network I can get through. But not this one.I'm using vista home premium. Pls help.

A:Laptop is connected to network but can not get connected to the internet

please do not duplicate posts
continue here
where you have a reply
closing this one

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Hi to all
The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected and can brows the internet.
my prblem solved but after restart my computer this problem come back.
I'm confused because I tried many ways to sole it!

I disconnected my pc from modem, waited about 30 seconds and reconnected it
Reset the network adapter
use the Diagnose and repair the connection
Uninstall driver from device manager and restart my computer

When the computer will restart my problem is solved!!!!!!! but When the computer will restart again,
my problem come back!!!!! Even when I disconnect from the Internet and connected, this problem come back

Could someone help me? (windows 7, 64)

A:The Network icon shows Not Connected, but I'm connected

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Can you surf to here:
More info here:

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I purchased this laptop for school and it was working perfectly fine. The network connection was great and everything. Today it decided not to connect to the internet, yet it is still connected to my network, but recognizes it as undefined. Instead of having the normal bars it has a yellow exlamation mark. I have contacted my ISP and my router is working fine. I'm on a different computer and it is working fine as well, so there's something wrong with my computer. I have contacted a representative and they said they could not help me either.

But surely someone here will be able to help hopefully.

I have tried everything I know to fix it. I cannot connect even if I'm using the ethernet cable.

The computer is an Acer laptop and I have Windows 7.

A:Connected to Network adapter, but not connected at the same time?

Could you go to the start menu and run the command "cmd", then when the black window opens up, type in: ipconfig /all (there's a space before the '/', but not after it) then press return. A whole bunch of stuff will scroll. Could you cut/paste that info into a response here?

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OK, so i am connected to my wireless network, but windows says that i am not connected

A:Connected to Wireless network, but windows says Not connected

Hi bdman32,

Try removing all network profiles, re-add your own SSID (wireless network) with the correct encryption.
Wireless Network - Remove

Make sure that 'Obtain DNS Server address automatically' in your wireless setting is set to auto.
Setting Up a DHCP Ethernet Connection in Windows Vista/7 - Virginia Tech Knowledge Base []

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Logged in this morning and certain network connected apps Xbox app, true key password manager, microsoft hello face recognition would not connect to the internet. I have internet access and have no problem browsing but settings shows I have no network connection. Tried other PCs connected to the same router and connection to the internet is shown in settings on all others.

It's the same if I use my wired ethernet or my wireless connection on this PC. I have uninstalled the adapters and reinstalled them.

Any ideas as to what can fix this problem?

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I have a desktop PC connected to my router with an ethernet cable. I have another desktop in another room which is connected wirelessly. After I reboot my desktop says "not connected - no network connections available" on the system tray. Meanwhile the wirelessly connected PC is fine.

This has happened three times. On the first two occasions I was able to get back to normal by doing a few system restores ( the first one never worked and sometimes the second and third.) until it magically started working and I had internet access. This time that isn't working. I thought it was related to a windows update but I have disabled them and it happened again today.

When I got my access back there were no problems for ten days until I had to reboot and then I get the problem again.

I have read this board and tried the following without success:

- reset winsock ipv4 ipv6
- clean reboot
- disabled and re-enabled my network adaptor

Any other ideas? This is really frustrating.

A:not connected - no network connections available direct connected

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I've just had a new PC built for me, for the first time rather than build it myself I aid a local shop, and it's a pretty nice machine. They got windows up and running, when I got it back and lugged it in I don't even remember it asking about whether my network was home, work or public (I may be mistaken about that)

A lot of the networking is fine, by adding 'everyone' to the share, and joining the same homegroup as my laptop, I managed to get each to see their desktops, so I'm up and running with most of my workflow. But there's a couple of things not quite right about the network:

I've got a Xerox Phaser 60 network printer. It's got a simple 'walk-up' installer where you get the windows software into listening mode and then on the printer's menu initiate the connection. This doesn't find the printer. Even choosing the manual option of inputting the ip won't find it. So I've had to connect it with USB, not the end of the world, but shows that something's not right.

I have a lot of media on a dlna server in my home. Setting up kodi to find it, the SMB devices didn't show the host. Though, manually typing the IP in this case did find it. Lucky I knew the IP. Weird

And trying to FTP to my website fails too. It says "EAI_FAIL - Nonrecoverable failure in name resolution" Yet the same settings on my laptop (imported from the laptop) connects fine.

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A:New W7 64 install -network issues? Network printer, SMB share & others

OK, I just rethought it a little and added filezilla to the firewall exceptions list. Now t's working! I wonder if the same would fix the printer issue?

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Dear all,
we bought a new IBM x61 and downgrade it to XP but now we are not able to share a folder on it. anybody can help?


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we've recently installed a windows 2003 standard server and make it as our DC, the problem is the "sharing" tab is missing in all wokstations and are unable to share folders over our Network.. This is my first time to use a windows 2003 and dn't know where i get worng pls. help... Thank you... ( just a newbie in windows networking pls. bear w/ me )

A:Can't share folder

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I have a network at home and all the pcs and laptops are connected through the workgroup. I have one machine running windows vista home premium - sp1 on it. I want to have 1 folder shared on the workgroup so that if someone wants to place any file on that PC, that could done by placing the files on that folder only.
I have shared the folder and granted full permissions to the administrator. This folder is visible on the workgroup but still while trying to place the files on it, i get the error message. i.e. Access Denied or Write protection.
It was really easy to set this up in XP but Vista is not all the friendly about this. What could be the possible step that im missing?
Thank You.

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I want to share my folder for web. I'm not finding from where I may do this? When I was using Windows XP, it could be done by selecting the folder and then clicking the right key of the mouse. Please help me.

A:How I share my folder in Web?

Hi Barde Anupam,

What exactly do you mean by 'folder'? Are you familiar with the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)?

Harvey Meale

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Hello all.

The title doesn't make sense, as I had to abbreviate it. I was just hoping that someone could tell me whether or not there's a fairly simple way to share folders from my computer with someone else over the internet, in the same way I can share folders with other people in my workgroup/LAN. I'm familiar with software like Dropbox, but that's not really the same, and I was hoping that Windows 7 offered an inbuilt feature.

My computer and the one accessing its folders both run Windows 7, though we are obviously on different workgroups.

A:Can I share a folder over the net as if it were my LAN?

I wouldn't do it over the open web for many reasons, most of which are security related. That's just insane. You're much better off settings up an FTP server so that you can give any internet user credentials and they can connect to a secure server where they can read/write/modify files.

There are other more user friendly options as well:

From the look of it, SkyDrive should give you what you want. It will sync your shared folder to your online account and then you can share those files/folders with whomever you want.

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We have some computers in a lab that are in a different LAN than the computers in the office:

Office LAN:
Lab LAN:
From the Office LAN I can access shared folders on the Lab LAN computers by mapping them as network drives.

Now I set up a new computer in the Office LAN and shared a folder. Everybody in the Office LAN can see and map that folder.

But the computers in the Lab LAN cannot.

How can I allow the computers in the Lab LAN to access the shared folder from the Office LAN computer?

I know this can somehow be done, since I can access the shares in the Lab LAN. Unfortunately the person who set that up is gone now...

A:Share folder outside own LAN

I probably solved it. Routing from Lab LAN to the Office works, Office -> Lab not.

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I know this is possible, and I've done everything to my knowledge to do it thus far:

I'm sharing some documents in a C:\Files location. I would like to share this folder to everyone who can connect to my computer via \\IP or \\Hostname.

I have given a 'Everyone' permission, and on the security tab I've given 'Everyone' full control on the files. The problem is then that when people connect to my computer, it prompts for user and pass. We (students who will be connecting) are on the same domain, so they should be allowed to just type THEIR user and pass, not one that belongs to my system, but then when they do it refuses.

I would assume that because all of these computers are logged into the domain that they would be allowed to access the folder by using their own user and pass, but thus far it doesn't work.

Possible solutions that I would like:
--A way to log in \\Host style that doesn't prompt for user and pass (without leaving my domain)

--A way to allow anyone that has their own credentials to log in that way. They should be allowed to, because everyone in the domain automatically belongs to 'Everyone'.

Gareth Shields
Rose-Hulman Inst. Tech.

A:Share a folder from Win XP Pro to Everyone

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Hello there!

I'm new here and already got a big problem, that I ask you guys to help me solve it!

I have a desktop PC with Windows XP Pro SP3 and a notebook with Windows 7 Pro. Both are connected in a wireless router (desktop by cable and notebook "by air"), and they are in the same workgroup. Above some information about them:

:: Desktop (WinXP) ::
- Account without password
- Shared folder: C:\Desk

:: Notebook (Win7) ::
- Account with password
- Shared folder: C:\Note

Both are working fine, and I've shared 7's folder following this tutor:
How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing.

Now it's the point. When I'm using the notebook, I can easily access "Desk" folder, but when I'm in XP, when I try to access "Note" folder, it asks for a login and a password. So I can only open that folder, if I type the same username and password that I use to login in my notebook.

I'm using Home Group in 7, and also "Note" folder is set with "Everyone" in Security option, so I really don't know why this is happening. I think I can clone my 7's account in XP, but it's not a good solution because I use this notebook in others workgroups.

Thanks a lot!

A:Share folder between XP and Seven

Hi Pmuttley,
Welcome to 7 Forums! Home Group only works in windows 7. You might try to take it out of homegroup and set it up as a workgroup. I have 2 windows 7 machines and several xp's and I can see them just fine in a workgroup. Also make sure you have what you need shared or put in your public folder. If you still can't view them. try connecting the notebook up via ethernet cable and see if that works.


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Hi! I just reformatted my computer and lost all my settings in the process, of course, and now I'm having problems setting my "shared folder" with my other computer. I already allowed file sharing, and I can see the other computer on the Network and Sharing center, but when I go click on the other computer it tells me I might need permission or that the network is no longer available. Now, the network is working fine, since the other computer can connect to the Internet through me and all the settings in the 2Wire Modem are correct, (I use ATT dsl) so, I'm totally lost about what to do... please, someone, save my sanity!!!

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...I have a Software folder, approximately 120GB, on my Desktop.. I can access it from my laptop (using W7 on both machines) using old-style workgroup networking but I cannot include it in a library on my laptop because it isn't indexed - and apparently if I index it it creates a 120GB cache on my laptop which I certainly don't want - so how do I share it using W7 libraries?

A:How do I share a folder..

I have installed Win7 version 7201 64 bit beta on 2 desktops what are connected trough router.
Every thing is fine and i can see both pc's from both computers. I have however one issue what is giving me grey hair.
I want to copy great amouts of data from one hardisk on one of the pc's to the other pc. I therefor tryed to share that drive. Looks to be an easy task and the sharing hand is showen on the drive icon but when i click the drive in the network on the other computer it says i dont have permission and need to contact administrator.

What could i have made wrong. Please if someone could help.

Br Finn.

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I just installed Windows 7 and set up a secondary drive to share many folders including music, video, pictures, etc. and want to be able to view or listen to this content on my PS3. I set up sharing by creating libraries for each media type in WMP12 and set the sharing and security permissions on each folder, all the settings on each folder are identical to each other. Yet when I turn on my PS3 all folders except for one of the video folders I am sharing appear. All my music, pictures, and the other 2 folders full of videos appear but one doesn't appear and I have no idea why. I've tried turning sharing off and on on that folder, creating a new folder and naming it the same thing and a different name and moving the files over, removing and re-adding the folder to the WMP12 library, and made sure the settings are identical to the folders that appear but nothing works. Any idea what could be causing just this ONE folder not to appear on my PS3?

A:Can't share ONE folder

Quote: Originally Posted by soccastar001

I just installed Windows 7 and set up a secondary drive to share many folders including music, video, pictures, etc. and want to be able to view or listen to this content on my PS3. I set up sharing by creating libraries for each media type in WMP12 and set the sharing and security permissions on each folder, all the settings on each folder are identical to each other. Yet when I turn on my PS3 all folders except for one of the video folders I am sharing appear. All my music, pictures, and the other 2 folders full of videos appear but one doesn't appear and I have no idea why. I've tried turning sharing off and on on that folder, creating a new folder and naming it the same thing and a different name and moving the files over, removing and re-adding the folder to the WMP12 library, and made sure the settings are identical to the folders that appear but nothing works. Any idea what could be causing just this ONE folder not to appear on my PS3?

was there soomething about that one folder that was different? Was it used in a different OS, differrent user, bitlocker, etc. who owns it ?

just thinking\

Ken J

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I'm having problems getting a VPN to work which seems to be a common problem but I cannot find a solution

Basic hardware:
XP and 2 win7 Ultimate computers (A&B). B is the VPN server.
Router: Thomson SpeedTouch TG585v7Xp . Port Forward tester confirms port 1723 is open
Internet access via Router or via local wireless hotspot (FON)

I have followed the tutorials on this site to set up the VPN at both ends (so I have a special VPN user set up)

If XP is logged onto the LAN, it will connect (shows connected at both ends) to the VPN using the LAN IP address (192.168.etc) I'm not sure what use this is as I can see the shares on B through the network anyway!! The VPN connection does not show up anywhere else.

Also rather oddly, if I click on the workgroup name in Explorer I am told the workgroup is not accessible (not have permission etc etc) despite the fact that I can see and access the other two computers in the workgroup

I copied the VPN connection, changed the IP address to the external address of my router (188.222 etc)
Logged the XP machine onto the local Wifi hotspot (109.144.etc) and connected again (VPN connections show connected on both computers) no problem

The server connection is valid only for the VPNuser and as all bar TCP/iPv6 ticked.
TCP/iPv4 has
* Allow callers to access my network ticked
* Assign IP address automatically
* Allow caller to specify its own IP address

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A:VPN Connected but no network access; TCP/IP Not connected

i am sure i can help you but i need you to answer some questions first
are a & b on the same router
when you config the server you have to change :Assign IP address automatically: and set ip address pool anyway as you are using normal windows not server so you cant have more than one client connected at the same time
also another tip you have to change the router server to be uncommon ip address like 192.168.xx.xx
try to keep Assign IP address automatically on the client first then try with out
try to map the drive using ip address \\\(shared local disk) example d
try to map it Assign IP address automatically is on and off
let us know if they are on the same router or not as it does make difference

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I have Internet Serviec throug At&t, its not wireless.. Originally when i got the internet i Had a desktop computer that it was set up on. Since then I have aquired an Xbox 360 and ASUS Notebook. I went and bout a wireless Belkin Router so i could connect all three. A month or so later the desktop computer (which was about 10 yrs old and had no virus protection) DIED. I just unconnected it from the wall. now the modem (AT&T) is connected to the wall phone jack the Xbox is conected by and HD connection cable to Belkin Router and My laptop is wirelessly connected (we have had good connection for about 6 months to a year). Recently i have been having problems with connection and speed. Ill be online connected and when clicking on say another web page it gives me the Error page where it states not connected to internet and has the option to "Diagnose connection problems" when I diagnosed it.. it states " there may be a problem with your domain Server Connection name DNS"...Ive tried doing some reasearch since usually i can fix minor computer issues alone.. but im at a loss here.. The connection has been disrupted on the Xbox as well of which it states to shut down te router for 20 sec and restarts but keeps happening.

A:Network Connected, Internet Not Connected

Well, since both machines are experiencing issues, my guess is you have modem or ISP issues. Do this with a wired connection from the laptop to eliminate wireless issues.

Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
and your IP will be disguised.

Copy/paste that link here.

Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.

Here's also the Line Quality Tests FAQ to help you understand the results. This will answer some questions about the line quality display.

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Hi all.

I have the following setup. Computer A(Windows XP) link via normal windows workgroup to Computer B(Windows Server 2003). B is linked to Computer C on a separate network segment (different IP range). A shared drive on C is mapped to the J drive on B. A needs full access to this mapped drive. The only physical link between the two network segments is B. This setup is in a computer lab at school. There a other computers in Computer A segment that must not have access. I am open for any suggestions, even if it means some workaround solution.


A:How do I share a mapped folder

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An icon for the HP Share-the-web-Upload Folder is on my desktop. I have heard different stories about this program, even stories that attempts at removal may damage the machine. I do use an HP Scanner, but that is the only other peripheral I have that is made by HP. Recent info from MS tends to indicate that this folder caused the recent problems with an urgent security update. It did for me, as I have one program that lost it's "To:" address line.Is there danger, if any, in attempting removal of this program? Are there specific instructions for removal?Repercussions, if any?Thanks, Counselor68Mod Edit: Closed tags, resized large font

A:Hp Share-the-web Upload Folder

It's OK to remove it. Uninstall it from Add or Remove programs in Control Panel. This is standard with all HP printer driver installs.

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We are using win2k network, we have 4 win2k PC's connected, one software Called "Tally" the accounting package installed at Server >> Tally work on network with multi user interface; but the software required "DATA" files to share (fully access) with every one.

As this data files are important and can be deleted by other user's so i wanted to share this folder for program (Tally) only; instead of general share.

for your reference tally >>>

thanks in advance.

A:Share Folder for Programme Only.

Put the Tally program shortcut in the All users folder and designate it to run at startup

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hi there

i m still new here

i had this problem when i was working on a network of 20 computers and a server computer (dell poweredge) when i tried to share a powerpoint file with
all of the 20 computers to be opened at the same time
only 10 of them opened the file while an error message apeared with the rest which said that maximum connection number has reached

if any one can help me how can i increase the number of connection from one computer to 20 others on same network?


A:How to share one folder with 20 computers

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How do I go about changing the sharename of a folder? Tks

A:Change Share name of Folder

You need to un-share it then log off and log on again and setup the share again under a different name.

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My PC is connected to a home wireless network and there are two more computers in the same network (a mac and a pc). I want to share the public folder so I can exchange files between computers by writing them to the public folder. But still I want to make sure that only the public folder is shared and nothing else of my computer can be accessible by another computer in the wireless network. Need your help.


A:How to share the public folder?

This link should give you the brief overview of the process.
Sharing files with the Public folder
The public folder is 'public' by default however access can also be restricted as required. The link above explains that too. And if you haven't changed any other settings, the other folders should be safe and unshared.

Hope that helps !

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I have a shared folder in my local machine. It's about 30 GB in size. Recently the share vanishes and it's not showing the hand sign even in admin login.
After restarting the PC, it appears again..
The machine is also on a domain..

Please advice.

A:Folder share dissappears

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Go to my computer
right click on the local disk
go to Sharing tab

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hi would like to share a folder located on the xp computer to the win7.

i can see i can ping, the folder is shared on XP computer but i get this message (see pic)

on th eother hand if i share a folder on win7 computer, i can do what ever i like from the xp...

can anyone tell me what im doing wrong?


A:share folder between win7 and win xp

You might find it helpful to download and save this comprehensive Microsoft document on homegroup sharing between Windows 7, Vista and XP computers.

It comes in three different formats so just download the one you prefer.

Download: Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Downlevel Sharing - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Have a look at this tutorial as well.

File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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I have a remote workstation in another town that I would like to have a direct drop folder via the internet..

How would I set that up?

I have a shared folder for when I am local (about twice a week), but I'd like to still be able to drop files into the folder when I'm out of town..

I have remote desktop working, but I can't drag/drop files and folders back and forth..


A:Share folder over the internet?

Have you checked out DropBox ?

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I'd like to share a folder with my buddy, but I don't want anyone else on the network to have access. Is it possible to share a folder with only one user in win XP? I know how to hide folders (foldername$), but it is not secure.

Any input is appreciated.

A:how to share a folder with ONLY ONE user

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Hello all,
I need to find a method that will allow me to boot a server to a share folder on the network? Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

A:Boot to a Share Folder

need much more detail on what/why normal systems are not sufficient for your needs.

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I searched before and found some similar problems on Windows 7 share folder access but not helpful for me. So here is mine:
I set up a windows server 2012 domain controller with various clients such as XP, 7 and 8. I can access SYSVOL folder by FQDN on xp and 8 but not on 7s. It says "\\domain_name\SYSVOL is not accessible. You might not have permission to use ..."
When this error message shows up, 3 event appears on event viewer of the client with IDs 4672, 4624 and 4634.
P.S. With IP_address or Name of the server SYSVOL opens correctly.
Thanks in advance.

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I want to give users access to a share folder.
Normally what I do is, I go to the resepective server nd put the complete share folder path.
Right click on the path and go to properties-advance-and find the right group(non admin groups) and add the user to it.
Now I want to grnat access to the user via powershell
and I want a script where i put the share folder and user ID and i should get a result if the share folder acces is granted or not.

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If i use XP i can simply open this folder by double clicking .......

If i use windows 7 then it shows the following screen . . .

While there is no username password on the network or that shared folder or that pc



Create an identical User Name and Passwords on both computers (Windows 7 and XP), then try accessing each shared folder or drive.

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A:Noticed when you share a folder.....

Unfortunately it did NOT change to show it was shared in Windows 7 either. That has been a hot topic of discussion So it's kind of sad they didn't fix that. Knowing a folder is shared is super important. Knowing that you unshared a folder and are no longer allowing shared access (the locked icon) is not important since that is and should be the default assumed state of all folders unless they are shared (and why they should show the share icon).

The work around here may work for 8 though... (Use with caution, may break windows 8 since this is a windows 7 fix)

Shared folders in Windows Explorer

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How can I add a password (logon details) to a shared folder over the network.

Thanks in advance.


A:Regarding Windows 7 share folder..

Perhaps this will help you. You must make sure the user accounts created are not admin accounts, or the other computers will have access to more than the public shared folders by default:


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I'm trying to share a folder without the user being prompted for any username or password. Is there a way to do this? Here is the scenario.

1. Users trying to connect to the share are joined to a domain, however, the server is not connected to the network at this time, so they login using cached information. They are All Windows XP SP2 machines.
2. The computer with the share is Windows XP Pro SP2. It was joined to the domain as well, but users were being prompted for username and passwordswhen trying to connect to the share, and the only username/password combo that works was the person who logins to this computer where the share is located. So, I unjoined it from the domain in hopes that would work, and it did not.

All I want to do is create a share on this machine without any security whatsoever so it will not prompt for username and password at all. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

A:Share a folder in Windows XP

So, I unjoined it from the domain ...Click to expand...

That makes me think that it may be a work computer and you've already messed with it more than is appropriate. You have identified yourself as Advanced, so I trust that you know what you are doing and will not get yourself into (employment) trouble.

You can use Simple File Sharing. In Windows Explorer: Tools - Folder Options... - View tab - scroll to the bottom and select 'Use simple file sharing (Recommended).'

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Okay...user A and user B both have admin privileges. User A creates a sharefolder and adds user B to full control of all folder. When trying to access the folder, B cannot so A needs to go back and add B into the security list as well! NOW, B is able to see and open documents.... But here is the main problem - any new document added to the folder from A, B cannot open. It says B does not have access permission or something like this. However, if A goes and removes B and adds B again in permission, B can now access this new file.

What the heck is going on??? First of all I thought you only had to add someone in the "permissions" area and not in the Security area. I believe Security should be only you(A), admin and computer.

Any help on this????

BTW this is WIN XP SP2 or 2 Professional Ed.

A:Share Folder Problems...

Hmmm, if User A and User B are both Administrators then try giving permissions to the Administrators group as a whole rather than just to individual users.

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I have 3 machines

1/ windows xp with sp3 sharing a folder out
2/ i can access the XP shared folder fine from a windows 7 64 bit version
3/ but i can't access the XP shared folder from a windows 7 32 bit version

xp shared folder has everyone permission set to read/write.
Would like to solve this mystery.

Thank you.

Forgot to mention the error, when accessing the xp shared folder from 64-bit version it would request for user name and password, i used the xp user id and password to login ok.
but the password and user id were rejected as invalid when accessing the shared drive from the Windows 7 32-bit version.

A:XP Share folder problems


Do you have an Identical user on both the x64 and x32 windows 7 as the users sharing the folder on WinXP?

that should help

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hi and good work everyone

i have win7 home premium acer laptop

can you tell me how to share these instructional videos mp4 with my brother in ct from ca?

A:how can i share a 2.6gig mp4s folder from ca to ct

You can compress the folder into zip format so you can upload the whole folder. You can read how to do this here in Microsoft's website.Then, you can upload it to a cloud storage service like OneDrive from Microsoft or Google Drive. Then you can share the link to your brother. Remember, you do not need to download the software, you can just access the web version.

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How does one use "Shared-Level access control" in Windows XP Professional using a peer-to-peer workgroup network (no domain or dedicated server)?

In Windows For Workgroups, Windows95, 98, 98SE, and ME you could share your entire hard drive on a peer-to-peer network and assign two passwords to the device - one for "read only access" and one for "full access". From other workgroup computers on the network you wouldn't see anything at all without a password, you could see & copy files with the read-only password, and you could modify and delete files if you had the full access password. Works great for multiple computers in a home or small office. In XP it appears you have to give all other computers on the network either no access or the same type of access. I'd like my kids computer to not see my computer, my wife's computer to have read only access and if I'm at my kids computer I want to enter in a full-access password and have full-access to my computer. No problem in 98 & ME but impossible with XP? How does one set this up in XP Pro? My ME computers can access my XP computer with IPX/SPX protocol and NetBIOS enabled over it and my XP computer is able to use TCP and access the ME cable modem internet connection via ICS. BUT - again, how does one control the type of access with passwords or permissions? I have simplified sharing turned off and have converted to NTFS on the XP machine and I can see the Sharing and Se... Read more

A:Password Share a Folder in XP for ME/98 access

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Whenever I share other folders, I can't access them on my tablet, only except for the Users folder which is shared by default, the others give me "you don't have permission blah blah" I'm frustrated with windows :\ plz help

A:Windows only allows me to share Users folder

I find it strange that your "Users" folder is shared by default, it isn't on my computer. What app are you using to connect to the shared folders? I have two apps for my Android devices, ES File Explorer by ES APP Group and another called File Manager (Explorer) by Cheetah mobile. Both apps have the option to input a username and password to access shares, the lack of one gives you "Insufficient Permissions".

If you do use a Username and Passowrd to connect to the shares then it may be that the User Account you are using does not have permissions to access the shares, if you are a basic user (not an Administrator) then you only get permissions to Read & Execute, List Folder Contents and Read.

However I see you're using Windows 7 Enterprise, this is usually used in Educational Facilities such as schools, colleges and Universities, and as such is usually heavily locked down to stop people fiddling with things they shouldn't be, if this is the case then you have no chance of being able to set the permissions so you can look at the shares you create.

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Guys i just setup Pulptunes, allows you to listen to your itunes over the internet on any PC/Phone etc, i set up an address with Dynamic DNS with settings through my router (Address+Port Number), Also did the same with utorrent web UI, this is pretty awesome i have to say.

This got me thinking is their anyway i can do this with my Public Folder or say downloads or documents, dont wanna use something like Remote desktop sharing or PC Anywhere i just wanna be able to put in that web address(URL) ive set up with whatever port number. Can this be done, just means i could access my files on any pc/phone without the need for extra software installed.

Thanks in advance for any advice i get.

A:Share Public Folder & others i specify over internet?

Hi escrow, welcome to SevenForums!

You might want to try something like Live Mesh or Skydrive. Here and here are a couple articles that will help you figure out which one is right for you. Let me know if you have any questions.


Windows Outreach Team

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I am having a mini-lan with a couple of mates running Vista 64 and I cant seen to share one of my drives (or any folders) becuase the "share" option is greyed out!?!?

The network is fine because they can both access my "public" folder but is there any way to enable sharing??



A:Share Folder option greyed out

Hi stevep94 and welcome to the forum!

Please right-click on your network icon in the system tray to select Open Network and Sharing Center
Go to Choose homegroup and sharing options
at the very last line, click on Change advanced sharing settings
On this page, you can turn on/off your file and printer sharing


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Hey I'm having a problem with sharing folder's on homegroup.
I have a desktop connected to my TV and used mainly as a media center everything is fine on that I have about 10 folder's shared on home group that I can access no problem but on my laptop I have one folder(downloads) shared with a long time but I moved a lot of files to two folders one for movies and one for TV shows and when I click "share with" in the drop down box there is a picture of a lock beside "Nobody" and when I select "Homegroup (Read/Write) or Homegroup(Read)" it dose nothing and the folder still isn't shared and the lock is still there.
I have tired "specific people" and selected all the options there but still the same problem.

Extra Info:
Both computers are running windows 7 and connected to the same router the only thing I have noticed is that on the laptop that I'm having the problem is that the default folders that are shared(picture,library,etc) aren't shared. Both accounts are admin's and the only profiles on each computer.

If you need any more info just let me know

A:Can't share folder's on homegroup anymore

It sounds like the sharing permissions aren't set correctly from what you are saying here.

You should make sure that the C:>Users folder is shared out through the Sharing tab on both machines.

This setting will override any other share settings in folders that reside inside the C:>Users folder, so it this isn't set correctly then none of the Users folders will be shared out.

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I set up my folders to share over SMB, but it appears I didn't set up all of them to share with everyone.

I'm trying to re share them but I can't seem to get to the same wizard. When i right click on a folder it gives me the option to 'Share With ...' rather than just 'Share ...'

If i click 'Share with ...' it takes me into the Folder Properties window and selects the sharing tab. it doesn't bring up the normal windows share wizard. Any ideas how I get back to the normal windows 7 share wizard?

A:Share folder wizard has vanished

Are you talking about this wizard? Shared Folder Creation Wizard Shortcut - Create
Or this- Tools> folder options> view tab> check 'Use sharing wizard' ?

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I'm sharing a drive on my network using Vista, but would like to limit some folders in the drive. How do I go about doing that?

Sharing a drive seems to be a little different than sharing a folder. I clicked on the drive that I wanted to share and went into the "Sharing" tab, and then enabled the share. Now all I want to do is limit some folder from being on the network, how do I create a permission to deny access to those folders?

A:Hiding folder in drive share

giyad said:

I'm sharing a drive on my network using Vista, but would like to limit some folders in the drive. How do I go about doing that?

Sharing a drive seems to be a little different than sharing a folder. I clicked on the drive that I wanted to share and went into the "Sharing" tab, and then enabled the share. Now all I want to do is limit some folder from being on the network, how do I create a permission to deny access to those folders?Click to expand...

Sharing a physical drive is a high risk choice; MS suggestions sharing only folders.
This automatically excludes all non-shared folders and enhances your security.

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I have got Windows 7 x64 and every time i right click a folder, go to properties and click on the shareing tab, explorer crashes. It crashes when i do it to any folder except the download folder in the "Username" folder.

A:Explorer crashes when trying to share folder.

If you go through this procedure to obtain the memory dump...

... I or others here may be able to explain why Explorer is crashing on your machine.

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i have a folder residing on one win 7 that is hidden. i have shared it and created a map letter to it on another pc. but the contents of this folder are not visible only when it is hidden. i need to see its contents on another pc while it remains hidden on the pc on which it resides.

how to achieve it ?

A:share hidden folder and see its contents on another pc

If you hide a folder make sure you just hide the folder and not the contents with it. Actualy W7 will ask you this question when applying the hidden attrib, if you want to change these settings for just the folder or also the files and sub folders in it. Choose only this folder and the contents will stay visible, also when viewed as a shared folder on an other computer.

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I'm trying to share a large folder of music files that is about 100gb on my home network. I set the sharing for "Everyone" read/ write, like all the other files that I share on my LAN. I have some very large movie folders that the computer has no problem sharing with other computers on the network and homegroup, but this particular music folder has the computer hanging up when i hit the share button after selecting "everyone".. The window that shows that it is processing the shared folder comes up but it just sits there with the progress bar running back and forth. It did this overnight. I have tried to set all of the security parameters the same as other folders also, but nothing seems to work.

Is there something else that I need to do to share this folder?


A:Windows 7 hangs up trying to share folder on LAN

Do you have the network set to use WMP to share media files? I know on my systems it wasn't a large folder that hung it up. But that mobsync.exe tried to examine every file on my system to see if it should be in the WMP media library and shared etc.. It totally bogged my HD doing this stuff. It was at the point I ran a program killer just to kill mobsync.exe and wmp every time they came up.

Edit: What I describe was on Vista. W7 and later may not be as bad. But I still set my notworks to not share media files using WMP.

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On my OLD pc i have some shared folder whit media files usually i play on my Rpi2 whit OSMC installed.

OSMC tryed to search file at:
smb:// and use this for obtain access "smb://User:[email protected]/" how User:Pass it's the same combination used for Login on windows.

Now on Windows 10 i don't any idea how i can obtain a similar result....................... how i need to configure ?
I know my administration password........ but what's my username ?? If i execute "control userpasswords2" (or netplwiz) i see 3 different name like "Username, complete name, and display name"........ very confusion

Please help me.........

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To All,I was unable to access a folder on a Win7 Home Premium PC from a WinXP Pro SP3 PC even though the user accounts on both PCs were in the same workgroup and had identical names. Also I had done the following:Use Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center "Choose homegroup and sharing options" "Change advanced sharing settings" then...scroll down to HomeGroup connections and press the following radio button: "Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers".I had also modified the properties of the folder to indicate sharing "with specific people", and the selected user account name was indicating read/write permissions.The key step I had overlooked was to apply a password to the user accounts on both PCs.I'm writing this because the requirement for passwords on both accounts hadn't been emphasized enough in any of the references I had consulted. The info may have been there, but it just didn't sink in.Since I am a relative newcomer to Win7, I stand ready to be corrected. If you know of a way to give read/write access to a folder on a Win7 box for a specific user on a WinXP box (and ONLY that specific user) without having passwords on the user accounts in both machines, please let me know.Thank youRayS

A:Share Folder With Specific User On Xp PC

See if this provides you with any insight: Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To GeekIf not, I'll do my best to find a solution to your problem. There's no point in me delving off into it all when there is a tutorial for it already. But if that doesn't solve your problem, I'll roll up my sleeves and see what I can do.

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hey all,

i think this should be a pretty straight forward process, but i'm getting stumped!

i have two windows 10 pro computers. first computer has a folder on the root of the C drive that i want to access from the second computer- both on the same wifi network, same workgroup, set to private network in windows- no homegroups set up.

i can enable sharing of the folder, but i can't select the user account from the second computer that i want to have access to the folder- when i try to select the user account (from the second computer), i can only see the local computer accounts- how do i set access for a specific user account on the second computer?

i'm pretty sure i remember this being more easily done back on windows 7, but honestly it's been awhile since i've needed to set up folder shares.

any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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I have a home group network consisting of a vista laptop and a W7 desktop.
I recently had to do a reinstall/upgrade W7 on the desktop.

The file sharing works okay except for one problem ... I am no longer able to share the My Pictures folder on my desktop with the laptop. I've repeatedly tried to set the share and advance share options on the the desktop's My Pictures folder,
but it still will not work..I keep on getting the same window message
"Windows cannot access \\DESKTOP\My Pictures"
When I press the Network Diagnose button I get a message that says
The user account you are logged in with was denied access
Make sure you have permission to access the shared folder

Can't figure out how to solve this frustrating problem
Thanks for any help

A:Unable to share My Pictures Folder????

in the security tab under properties, add the "Everyone" Group with modify or full control.

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I have a drive on a Windows 7 workstation that I want to share with others on the domain. I am not sure how to do that even though I went to the Properties of the drive in question and set it to be Shared. On another computer on the Domain the error is to the effect that permissions were not given for access to the Windows 7 workstation.

Suggestions welcomed...


A:How to Share a drive/folder on a domain

All you should need to do is share the folder and set appropriate permissions. Remember that there are 2 sets of permissions, that of the share and the NTFS permissions of the folder itself. The effective permissions will be the most restrictive of the two. Usually permissions would be assigned to a group, not an individual account.

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