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Problem Sharing CD Drive over Network

Q: Problem Sharing CD Drive over Network

I am running a desktop with XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 and a netbook with XP Home Edition Service Pack 3. I am having trouble sharing the desktop's CD drive over my wireless network. I think everything is basically set up right, i.e. both are in the same Workgroup, I am using the same username/password on both machines, etc. I am able to share other files successfully, just not the CD drive. The drive appears in the Network Places of the netbook, but when I click it I get the following message:

"\\Jessica\E is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Access is denied."

I feel like I have tried everything. Some steps I have taken, to no avail:

-setting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa -> restrictanonymous to 0
-setting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon -> AllocateCDRoms and AllocateFloppies to 0
-enabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP
-creating a Guest account and setting Guest permissions to allow access

Any thoughts? Thanks!!

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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'm having an issue connecting my desktop to my home network for file sharing. My Desktop is connected to the internet like so: Desktop ->(Ethernet cable)-> Uverse 2wire router -> Internet.

I have no issues with my internet connection, and in fact I am posting this from my desktop now. Windows Network Diagnostics finds no issues when I run the trouble shooter. and when I try to connect to a home group it refers me to the network issue.

This issue has plagued me for about 6 months now. I have talked to Uverse tech support, and many of my friends who are into computers and have gotten no answers. Computer is running windows 7 SP1 and again the router is the Uverse 2wire router

How can I make my desktop available for network sharing?

Also here is a screenshot of the network map according to this computer

A:Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Have you set up a home network? What is the workgroup name? Are there any passwords of any kind? Have you set your shared settings on each PC in the workgroup?

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Trying to share the drive with my other laptop on my network. I can go all the way into the share file after right clicking the drive and share but the box pops and I'm not able to click the share in that box. Help ?!?

A:Sharing dvd drive on network

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I have not been able to share the C: Drive across the network on the Win 7 PC, but I use to able to. The C: Drive has the same permission rights as the D: Drive I can share across the network.

Can anyone point me in the right direction.

A:sharing drive across network

What group/accounts have you got in the Permission tab? Everyone, and the accountname you log on to the machine with?

On the other machine, type \\ipaddress in Start > search box and see how you do.

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Hi everybody,
I have a drive on my main PC (D:\) which contains all my videos and music. I would like to be able to share this drive with my laptop so I can watch movies on my laptop without messing around with USB drives, but I can't find a clear guide anywhere. Can anybody point me in the right direction?

A:Sharing a drive over a network

\\computername\d$ would be the share name, but this is for administrative purposes.

Is your Media organised into folders?
It would be better and more secure to share the folders you need access to rather than the entire drive.

To browse a share by UNC path you could type the UNC Path into your address bar of any explorer window, e.g. \\computername\sharename

If you want to see a list of the folders the remote computer is sharing just browse to \\computername

If you wish to map a network drive to the share Right Click the Computer icon and from the menu select Map Network Drive
In the window that pops up, select an available drive letter and then type in the UNC path of the share you wish to connect to.

Hope that helps

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I'm trying to share an external USB hard drive on our home wireless network, but I want only certain people on the network to be able to use the hard drive (ideally, only two users to even see it, if possible)

My desktop computer on my wireless network has Windows 7 professional, and the computer which the external USB hard drive is connected to has Windows XP professional. We're connected via wireless router

I'm following this guide here

Windows XP: The Complete Reference: Sharing Drives and Printers on a LAN

The external hard drive is an NTFS hard drive, and under the security tab under the hard drive's properties I have

1. Creator Owner
2. Everyone
3. System

Under properties if I right click the hard drive, under the security tab, if I click the advanced button and the owner tab, it shows me the name of my computer, which is exactly the same as what it says it is under my router settings. The two computers I want to share the hard drive with are, under my router settings

1. sean-929d03249c- the laptop and
2. Sean-PC-Desktop

with two different IP addresses. But, it doesn't appear there's anywhere in windows that will let me specify which other computers I want to share it with. I don't want my desktop to be the owner, just be able to use the hard drive and see it in windows, just as if I had it connected to that computer.

A:Sharing a drive on a network help

Right click the HDD/Properties/Security/Edit/Add the users you want to be able to share this drive with. If you want them to edit the files, choose Full control or Modify. Add the users you do not want to access this drive and choose Deny Full Control. they will see the drive but not be able to access it.

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I am trying to share the cd drive on my desktop over my wireless network so I can install sotfware on my laptop that does not have a cd drive. I have tried going to the properties of the cd drive, and enabling sharing there, with no luck. I have also tried mapping a network drive on the laptop, by inputing the address shown for the cd drive on the desktop, which is \\Desktop\e, but it fails to find the drive. If I try to browse for an address to map a network drive, the laptop does not find my desktop or the cd drive. For that mater, when I go to Network places on either computer, neither of the computers see each other. My desktop is running Windows Vista, and the laptop XP, which may be what is causing the problem.

And by the way, I have tried using google to find a method

Anyway, thanks in advance for any help.

A:Sharing CD drive over network

Do you have a workgroup setup? That's probably what you're missing.
Once you do that, the computers should be able to see each other, by default, when you click on the other pc's drive, you will only see the basic properties dialogue. If you set cd drive to share already, it will be accessible.
Let me know how you do

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I got a small network setup at my home. I am using Windows XP Pro

I want to share one complete drive except some of the folders present in tht drive, is there any way to do it??


It would be better if I can share the complete drive and when someone need to access those particular folders, it asks them for a password (probably my a/c password or wateva tht is known to me only)

Any solutions!!!

A:Sharing a drive on a network

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Ok, i really need help fast!. My friends computers need to be reformatted, but i have to back up 30GIGs of info onto my hard drive, so i hooked his computer onto my network. I know the connction is good cause he gets internet now. My two computers at home have windows xp PRO and i have unchecked "use simple file sharing' on both so that i can access each computer's C drive entirely from the other computer (with full access).

Ok, so I try to map my friends C drive as a network drive, I can get it to connect with \\workgroup\Owner\c$ (where Owner is the username). The problem is when the password box pops up, it has the username as \\workgroup\\Guest, even though guest account is turned off (and when i turn it on this doesnt work at all). I can't even get int o guest, what I need is the files on the OWNER account. I think this may be because I cant turn off SIMPLE FILE SHARING on my friends computer. he has WIN XP HOME. I looked in tools, folder options, but this option is not there for some reason. Lol did dell take it out somehow or something??

So now I look at my workgroups computer on MSHOME, and I do see his computer. I go to his computer, right click C drive, go to sharing, and share his entire C drive. Ok so now i double click on his computer in workgroup computers, VOILA I SEE HIS C DRIVE. So i go in, go to documents and settings, go to "owner", and i get an error saying i do not have permission to access this resource.
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A:sharing C drive of one computer on the network

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Heya guys,

i was wondering if you can share a DVD drive over your home network so that you can burn files from my laptop to my desktop.

i have 2 windows XP Machines and they both are connected to the network. i have been able to share the Drive and watch movies and all on the drive but not being able to use Nero or any other burning utility to see the drive and allow me to burn to it. and i don't really want to be creating .iso files all of the time

can you please help me!!!

Thanks and greatly appreciated


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Hi Guys,
I shared a drive on my home network. It works fine, but now I want to rename it. When I go to the sharing tab and try to rename it, it won't let me. I tried in "My Computer" and "Explorer" (anywhere I could access the drive). It looks like I can change it in "Network Places", but not sure if I should. I can check the box "allow other users to change my files".

Thanks, Brian

A:Solved: Sharing Drive on Network

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I have a simple problem with my network that's proving very difficult to solve.

I want to add a 320 GB hard drive and a 500 GB hard drive to my network. They are both USB (normal enclosures, nothing fancy) and both work great when they are plugged directly into my PC.

When they are shared on my network (hand holding the folder, folder showing up in My Network Places) and I try to access them, it gives me an error "Not enough server storage to process this command". The two popular solutions to this problem are A) increase the IRP stack size by 3 and keep going until it works and B) decrease the Paged Poolsize to 0. On both my machines, the IRP stack size is maximum (50) and the Poolsize is 0.

However, it is still not working for me, same error on both drives.

My PC's are both running XP Home over a Linksys WRT54GL router. Every other shared folder works like great. I just cannot get these hard drives to share.

I have never installed Norton (usually what causes the settings to be changed). I am running AVG Free on both computers for anti-virus and Zone Alarm for a firewall (both set to trusted zone on medium, which allows sharing.)

The desktop which my hard drives are connected to is connected via Ethernet, and the laptop which I'm trying to access the drives is connected via wirless G.

If you need any more info, I'll be happy to provide.

Thank you for your time.

A:Sharing a hard drive on my network

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Hi everyone! First post, let's go!

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

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

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

Thanks for any help in advance!

A:Sharing drive over network to non-local users

In the access settings allow Read access by Everyone

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

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I have a question:

I have a home workgroup set up. I just installed a hard drive, 3 partitions, set the sharing so others on the network can change files, and yet it will pop up: "access is denied"

my older drives have no problem. I can't see the difference in setting.

What could be the issue? Can you please help?

Thank you

A:Home office network... how do you set sharing to allow all folders on drive to

riddle solved. I unshared and shared the drives again and it fixed the error. thanks.

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I have a desktop Windows XP home computer wired and a Windows Vista Home Premium (64bit) that I have set up a wireless network for following the directions I found on the Microsoft web site. I have successfully printed from the Vista notebook on the printer connected to the XP machine with out a problem. I can access the shared files on the XP?s C:\ drive from the Vista laptop. On the Vista network I can see the XP computer and after double clicking on it I can see the icon for the external USB hard drives but when I try to access them I get an error that I might not have permissions to use the network resource and not enough server storage is available to process this command. On the USB drives the Network sharing is set to share on the network and allow network users to change the files.

I find it odd that I can both print and share files on the C;\ drive but cannot access the external USB drives. Is there a fix for this?

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I have win98 and winxp home edition and on the win98 I can't access my entire c drive on the winxp.I have it sharing in the sharing and security settings,is there a setting in the admin.I can change or something else T.I.A banks2

A:Network sharing problem

Welcome to TechSpot!.

Are you talking about 2 PC's or 1 PC with dual boot (W98 + XP)?
If 1 PC, then you should know that W98 cannot access XP when XP runs with the NTFS filesystem.

If you have 2 PCs connected via a network, then the W98 PC can access XP.

Please take a few minutes and fill out the specs of your PC('s) in your user-profile (just click on "user-cp" at the top of this page).

Then explain in more detail what exactly the problem is.

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I have a local area network of 4 computers. Two have wireless cards. All can access the internet with no problem. One wireless Sony laptop is the problem It can see all the computers and their shared drives but when any of the other computers attempt to access the Sony, they receive a message that "Sony is not accessable, etc". All computers are in the same workgroup, all are properly named, all have sharing set up correctly and there are no active firewall other than the internet connection. This problem occurred after resizing the partitions using Partition Magic. Doe anybody have a cure or encountered a similar problem after using Partition Magic?

A:Network sharing problem

This won't exactly fix your problem, but you can try to browse by their local IP instead of the computer name. Like \\192.168.x.x instead of \\sony. I would try that first as it is a temporary solution, but it should work nonetheless.

:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

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One of the 3 computers on our network, a laptop, has two folders saved in our Shared Documents file that contain images done in Adobe that I cannot access. I can open the folders but clicking or Opening the selected image receives a "Can't Read" with items in one folder and a "Cant access" with reference to the network in the other. I can access other folders and items in the Shared Doc. folder and view images and documents with no problem. Is this a network problem or something in the way the items in the two folders were saved - the path Seems the same as the ones I can read and older of the two folders of images was fine in the recent past. One might say, something happend.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

A:Network Sharing Problem?

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Hi all, wonder if anyone can help here.

I have tried over and over to completely disable sharing over my home network of my personal documents folder (not the public folder) yet it still shows up and is fully accessible on any computer in the house. I have a password but that's not the point, I want to be able to make the my documents folder inaccessible completely from other computers on the network. It's disabled in the sharing properties but that makes no difference. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

A:Network sharing problem

its probably you have to unjoin from home group, you can find that setting in network and sharing center under the home group settings!

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Hello fellow members!

I have a issue that I cannot seem to figure out with my network sharing. I have a wireless network with 2 laptops running Vista home premium and 1 xp-pro laptop all behind a linksys router. At this point I have all computer seeing and sharing (only from public folders) fine.

Problem: I want to be able to share one of the partitons that I created on one of the Vista laptops(home premuim) as a share for backup, but other Vista laptop won't let me have access to it. It does however let me have access to the public sharing folder though. How can I access this Drive/partition?

What I have /have tried so far:

Network discovery is on
file sharing is on
printer sharing is on
password protection is on
all computers have same corresponding usernames and passwords
properties of the particular partition in question is configured to share.
All computers have the same workgroup name.

What else am I missing here?

Thoughts: What I am trying to do, in a nutshell, is to be able to use that one partition for backup images for all 3 computers(has a very large drive on that specific laptop) So I even though about maybe mapping that it into the public sharing folder, a workaround, if you will, but I'm not sure if it would give me the available premissions to be able to do what I need it for.

Any advice, ideas or solutions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Network sharing problem

Hi makinit70462,

In addition to the sharing permissions Vista also has Security permissions which need to be set to enable the sharing. The sharing permissions work at a top level but the security permissions are part of the NTFS system and are in addition to sharing,

You will need to give ether the "everyone" group or at least the users that are going to be performing the backup "full Control" security permissions on the backup Drive.

If you right click on the drive and use the security tab to apply these permissions, (and let them cascade to any sub folders), this should remove the error you are recieving

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Hi dears.
I have a small problem with my network and sharing center.
The problem is that it takes maybe more than 2 minutes to open it. I mean when i click on Network and Sharing center in the control panel or i click on the network icon in my task bar, it takes minutes!! to open.
I was told it may solved with installing the network driver but i got the latest one from the net but it didn't differ.
Please help.

A:Network and sharing problem

How many objects are tied in to your network?

This could help:

Windows 7 Network Slow - 6 Easy Ways to Make it Fast

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hey guys
problem with network sharing i have windows 7 64bit starter version

and i set up a ad hoc but the " turn on network sharing " doesn't shows!


and another problem when i enter name and password and next it say's that network connot set up !!

i wenna share my network in the pc to my iphone with wifi
and i have wifi cart in my hp probook 4520s

A:problem with network sharing


Can we have some more information....

I assume that you have a wireless router? If so, which one?
Does this have any security enabled?


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I am trying to share the DVD-ROM drive and other folders from one computer (XP Professional) to another (XP Home). Both are connected wirelessly to a router. I have enabled each other's IP address in the trusted zone of the Zone Alarm fire walls and I shared bothe the DVD-ROM and the HDD folders. I can see both the HDD folders and the DVD-ROM on the remote computer and I can access and open any file in the folders on the HDD. But if I click on the DVD-ROM I get an error message that the drive is not accessible. What am I doing wrong here? Thank you.

A:Sharing the DVD-ROM over the network - Problem

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My main computer that has the printer installed is vista 64bit. The other computers around the house are XP pro 32bit. I can see the printer but when I try to print it says it does not the driver. I go to install additional drivers but it won't let it happen. I have a canon MP780 AIO printer. Can anyone tell me what needs to be done? I have googled but not found my answer. Thanks.

A:Sharing a printer over a network problem.

You need to install the printer drivers as a local printer directly on the machine in question, then modify it's port to point to the network path to the printer.
This is a procedure that I've had success with installing Vista printers when the normal install didn't work.
Temporarily connect the printer to the Vista machine and install it as a local printer using the proper Vista drivers.
Disconnect the printer and move it to the XP machine it normally connects to and make sure that it's configured as a shared printer.
Open the Printers and Faxes folder on the Vista machine, right click on the printer and select properties.
Create a new Local Port for this printer with a name of the full network path name to the shared printer, i.e. \\computer_name\printer_name.


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I use a wirless home network. I share the "My Documents" folder and the "Favorites" folder from my C drive. Well, I had a problem with my desktop that caused me to reformat and reinstall Windows XP. Now, when I use my network, I can share files but not the "My Documents" or "Favorites" files.
Someone told me that Windows prohibits the sharing of the Documents and Settings folders. If that is true, why was I able to share those files on my network before I reformated the C drive and reinstalled the operating system?
Is there something in the network settings that will permit me to share theses folders?

A:File Sharing Problem On Network

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plz help.. i got 4 pc all are connectecd via switch rj45 wire running. pc1 directly connected with printer all three r sharing printer... works fine but only this way..
1.......when i wants to print all 4 pc switch it on ok no problem

2.....when i wants to print lets supoose from pc4 i have to clik pc 2. 3..1 just clik on desktop.. than pc 4 print

3..all 4 pcs are diffrent compiters name,, but same WORKGROUP

plz help how i sort this out


A:network printer sharing problem

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

On each of the computers, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands:



Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Hi Everyone,

I have few XP Pro PCs and a windows 7 Pro x64. The XP PCs can see and access the shared w7 but the w7 couldn't. W7 can see the XPs but when i click on the XPPCs it said Windows Can't Access \\XP-pc. I click the Detail and it said Network Path Wasn't found. I tried to Diagnostics and it couldn't find the problem. It looks like firewall blocked to me but i disabled windows firewall and security center from windows services. XPPCs don't have any firewall. from w7 i can ping those XPs. I enabled most of the services related to the network.

From the windows7 can't open the its shared folders either. it said the network path was not fould

Is there any one has the same problem?

Thank you

A:Windows 7 Network sharing problem


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

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance.


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


A:Problem with Network sharing folder

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

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I am having a windows XP file sharing issue I am wondering if anyone can help out with.

I have a home network with three computers all connected via a Linksys wireless router. Computer A is a PC running XP Pro connected via wired connection. Computer B is a PC running XP Home connected via wireless. Computer C is a laptop runnning XP Pro connected via wireless. Computers A and B can file share and print share no problem. Computer C is the one I am having a problem with. Computer C can see computers A and B, but when trying to access shared files or printer computer I get the dreaded "You might not have permission to use this network resource..." error. Computers A and B do not even see computer C. Computer C has no problem connecting to the Internet. Computer C can ping computers A and B.

Here is what I have done so far.
- verified the work group names are the same on all three computers.
- ensured simple file sharing is activated
- turned off the firewall on all computers.
- created a admin user account on computer A that matched that of Computer C.
- under services.msc ensured Server Service is started and set to automatic.
- enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP
- thrown computer C out of a three-story window (okay, so I haven?t tried that yet)

Any ideas?

A:network file sharing problem

if a and b can get to c the file sharing in c is not set right
look at your sharing and security tabs settings
under sharing I make a new share add the admin and network and remove everybody
then under security I again add admin the owner IE: (user name same machine)
and again the network
set all nics to auto speed duplex or the matching speed duplex of slowest nic
mine are set to 100/full duplex

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Just got new computer.
Took old computer from home office to den.
Both had been sharing internet via Netgear ethernet router (dsl). Have three connections hooked into router.
One for computer in office (now host).
One for computer in den (was host).
One for laptop.
All have been working without a hitch until I changed computers in my office (new one) and replaced the one in my den with the one that was in my office.
I can now get on internet on the computer in office and laptop but can not get on with the one I moved to den.

Have ran MS network wizard and copied files from host to client with no luck.

The den computer has all the numbers and addresses, such as:
IP address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
DHCP Server
DNS Server

Was working before, why not now?

Both machines are running XP Pro and both have the m/s 2 upgrade.

The den machine will ping some sites but not without some failures.

I have read all available in the manuals without any success. Any help will be appreciated. I will be happy to answer any questions.


A:Network / Internet sharing problem

Without further specific details its difficult to say for sure, but you could check the following:

a) IP address of the den PC. Make sure it has an IP address on the same range as the other computers AND that it does not have an IP conflict with another device.
b) Make sure that there is a light on the back of the den PC, you may have stretched a cable somewhere along the line.

Post full details of all of the PCs and IPs for full analysis.

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When I try to connect to the other pcs in our network my pc stops responding. this doesn't happen every times though, just most of the time. If I restart and disconnect the ethernet cable all is fine. Why could this be?

I am also having trouble setting up internet sharing. I have followed all the instructions that came with the router but am having no luck at all, on all the pcs we just get page not displayed when trying to connect.

Have three pcs all running ME, a cable modem and broadband router

the cable modem works fine connected to any one of the 3 pcs just not through the network and the two other pcs can use the network fine, it's just mine that seems to have a problem with it.

We are using sygate personal firewall Pro but that is set up to allow network traffic.

can anyone help?

A:Network/Internet sharing problem

If you told us the make/model of the router, and the broadband modem it would help. Are you sure you have the broadband modem connected to the WAN port on the router?

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My computer; Vista Ultimate x64: Daughters computer XP. Mainly used to share photos on my computer to my daughters. Previously had 7 folders of pictures authorized to share, but recently noticted that only 5 of the 7 showed on her computer under My Network Places. The only reason I noticed is because I attempted to add another shared folder and it was showing up on her computer including folders that were not authorized. While she could not access them they were there. I have attempted to unshare and reshare 2 of the original that are not showing up but they just won't show. I have checked all authorities and permissions and they are correct. They are not subfolders and do not have subfolders, which shouldn't matter. The latest folder I attempted to add: on my computer they are in one folder but shows up on her computer as subfolders including the folders already there.
As I stated I have unshared and reshared and rebooted computer many times but they are conflicting. Any ideas??

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I'm having some trouble with the file sharing in Windows XP.

I am using Windows XP Professional with Simple File Sharing across my LAN. On my computer I have set my C:\Download\ folder (containing all the files I download from the Internet) as a shared folder so that I can distribute programs through the LAN easily. The entire LAN has read-only access to this folder.

All the computers, including mine, have the XP Service Pack 2 installed.

However, I have noticed that newly downloaded files, notably those downloaded into the folder after I had set the folder as a shared one, cannot be shared. When I attempt to use one of the other commputers on the LAN to copy those files, I get a 'Cannot copy FILENAME: Access denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and the file is not currently in use.' error dialogue box.

This error will disappear if I reset the folder's sharing, i.e. if I un-share and then re-share it.

Why does this occur? Is there any way I can fix it?

A:Problem with network file-sharing.

I'm not sure why this occurs, but the first thing I do with XP is turn off simple file sharing. I know I never see this happen on any network I've configured...

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I have no basic network information in windows 7 network & sharing centre and yet I am on line. In device manager it shows 2 network controllers.
My problem is that I am unable to connect my Boxee Box to the computer.
I would be grateful for some advice please.

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My main computer that has the printer installed is vista 64bit. The other computers around the house are XP pro 32bit. I can see the printer but when I try to print it says it does not the driver. I go to install additional drivers but it won't let it happen. I have a canon MP780 AIO printer. Can anyone tell me what needs to be done? I have googled but not found my answer. Thanks.

A:Sharing a printer over a network problem.

So, the printer is attached to the Vista computer and are you sure the other XP's machines have the same Workgroup name? it would appear so since you say you can see the printer.

How are you trying to install the printer on the other computers? can you give us a run down.

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I have two W98 and two XP computers wired and one laptop on a wireless leg running W2000 Pro. The first four computers work just fine and share files with the greatest of ease.

However the laptop wants user names and password and that I don't understand. I have done quite a bit of searching on the Internet and so far have not found a solution to this problem.

Hope someone has some help and THANKS in advance.

A:Network sharing files problem

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Hi Everyone,
So i dont know what happened whenever i go here i find this error i tried to renew ip and resetwinsock then restart but it didnt work:


A:Network and Sharing Center Problem

Looks like it could be a group rights problem to the service. Have to see which service Network and Sharing depends on and make sure the proper group rights are enabled. I've problems similar to this and resetting the rights fixed it. Don't know why group rights gets glitched sometimes.

Could just try signing out and back in as administrator and see if it works.

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Hi. Can you kindly help me? I have been having this problem for quite some time but it is now that I need to get it fix. I have few computers network at home. All are doing file sharing with one another. However, Computer A (which is my main computer) can access Computer B and Computer C (basically everyone computer). And it's supposed to be vice-versa. However strangely Computer A that can access other computer, yet other computers can see Computer A yet not access into the computer. I always gt this message from Computer B / C.

There must be something wrong with Computer A settings I assume. I am not using any 3rd party firewall, just Windows Vista default. All computers are Windows Vista too.

Can advise me on what I need to check?

A:Solved: Network Sharing Problem

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I've tried looking all over the internet for help but without any luck so here is me trying to get help on my own.

The thing is that when I enter network properties for my primary connection and I try to enable network connection sharing a window pops up and tells me this:

An error occured while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled.

The dependency service or group failed to start.

And that's it.

I've tried enabling some services I found in another guide but that didn't help me.

I've tried updating my windows, network drivers, starting every network related service in services.msc, it seems like I've done everything.

I think the error code is 1068.
I don't know why this have happened, I have been sharing my internet connection for a long time.

I think it started with me installing Vista sp 1 I think, but I'm not sure.

Is there anyone out there with the same problem or any info on how to resolve the problem?

Thanks in advance.


A:Problem with network connection sharing..

Have a look at the event log to know which is/are the faulty services.

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If I go into my Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings

and try to apply items, such as "turn on network discovery" and hit save changes...when I come back in, its back to off.
Nothing seems to save when I apply them.

Also, when I go into Homegroups, I get a message "homegroup is not ready yet"

Do I have a service turned off that could be causing these issues?

A:Problem with sharing folders over network

I'm the last person to give any advice on networks, since I'm still struggling with mine, but I would check by turning off the firewall and see if it may have been interfering.

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Hello all, and thanks in advance for any help.

I have a wireless router, Netgear WGR614, and three computers networked together. All three computers are running Vista Home Premium. Two are laptops wireless and the other is a desktop wired to router.

Before, the desktop had XP on it, and three USB external drives hooked up to it. Everything was working fine, and one morning I could no longer access the external drives, so I tried everything I could find to fix it, and I ended up doing a system restore, which got it working again. Then it stopped the next day.

I decided to just install Vista, to get them all on the same OS, which should fix everything....I wish.

I have all the computers on the same work-group, all have discovery on, file sharing turned on, none are password protected.

My computers can see each other, I can see the shared folders, but when I try and access the shared files, I get a message that says "Windows cannot access \\Desktop\shared drive". I have set up the sharing where everyone can access or change the contents.

The weird part is that when I connect the laptop wired to the router, everything works. Just doesn't work wirelessly. I have checked the router settings, and did not see any wireless settings that I thought would affect anything.

I have turned the firewall off on all computers, same issue....can see computer and shared files, but cannot access them.

Any help would be appreciated... Philip Earle

A:Network and File Sharing Problem

Vista's default network configuration is to inhibit file sharing if the accounts have no passwords. Try creating passwords on the login accounts, then turn off password protected sharing, see if that helps.

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I am tearing my hair out over this one, its really driving me nuts.

Today I got a new wireless card for my laptop, and a new router to replace my aging linksys as it was giving me a load of problems (new one is d-link 4300 if it matters).

Everything seemed to work fine out of the box, I can access the internet etc on both my laptop and my desktop, with no problems whatsoever.

The problem is with accessing files on the desktop from the laptop and vice versa. Both machines are visibile in 'workgroup computers' and can access themselves, but when i try and access the one from the other the window seems to hang for a long while before telling me that it isnt accessible or i might not have permission to view it..

Anything immediately come to mind which may help me?



A:Network file sharing problem

is it shared with read and write ? unshare it and reshare it somethimes windows is buggy or weird in the network sharing

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Please see the attached pic for my home network structure.

(assume network sharing setting had been done on all computers) I was able to access a shared folder in PC1 from PC2 by just typing PC1's IP.
However, when i tried to access a shared folder in PC2 from PC1 by typing PC2's IP. I failed. it couldnt even get to the page that ask me to insert user's name and password. I also couldn't ping (LAN2's router gateway) or PC2.

I think that PC1 doesn't know about LAN2's info since it belongs to LAN1( But maybe im wrong. Can someone advise me how to achieve my goals here so that PC1 AND PC2 can communicate to each other smoothly? Thanks.
1) Can't replace LAN2 router with a switch
2) Can't connect PC2 to LAN1 directly

A:Home Network Sharing Problem!

Maybe if you put PC2 into Router2's DMZ you can access it via Router2's WAN IP.

Seems kinda contradictory to say that PC2 has to "hide" behind a router but be accessible as if it weren't behind the router.

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I have a new Windows 7 PC on my network. All the other PCs on the network are Windows XP.

I have created the network as a "Work" network (not a home network)., In the Advanced Sharing Settings for the Work network, "Turn on network discovery" is checked. "Turn on file and printer sharing" is checked, "Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders" is checked and "Turn off password protected sharing" is checked.

Here's my problem:

I created a share for a drive on the Windows 7 PC. Now the Windows XP machines can see the drive and the entire list of folders on the drive, but when I click on any folder, I get a popup that says

" [Folder Name] is not accessible. Access is denied. "

I have checked the double-checked the settings. Everyone has full control, and the XP machines can see the entire folder tree, but access to individual files and folders is denied.

I thought permissions from the root were supposed to be automatically inherited. What's wrong?

Thanks very much for any information.

A:Sharing problem with new Windows 7 PC on an otherwise XP network

Check Password Sharing and give the User on the 7 PC a password.

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i recently use GNS3 for my studies and i have to share or bridge my network connection to microsoft loopback adapter when i create loopback adapter im able to share or bridge it with internet connection but really dont know what happen a week ago i just cant share my network anymore when i try to share it says this service cannot be started . plzz help im not able to study bcz of this picture u can see what happen when i try to share my connection with loopback adapter

A:Network Sharing problem with MS.loopback adapter

try to uninstall it first - restart - install again:

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I have 2 pc's, one is a laptop, and one is a desktop.

The laptop is running vista ultimate 32 bit, the pc is running xp pro sp3 32bit

I'm trying to share an entire drive from the vista machine to the xp machine, but I keep getting this error:

\\Family\D is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is denied.

I have network discovery and file sharing turned on. The rest (public folder sharing, printer sharing, password protected sharing, media sharing) is turned off.

I remember when I installed vista on this desktop, that I had absolutely no problem sharing an entire drive with my other desktop that ran xp. I've been racking my brain trying to find the answer. Any help?

A:Windows Vista network sharing problem

Check the users permissions.

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I use an EPoX 8RDA+ Mobo (it has onboard LAN) and I installed a new Network PCI Card. When I first plugged it in, my internet worked through my LAN1 Connection (onboard LAN), and the PCI card was obviously disconnected since I didn't do anything with it yet.

I don't know why, but I tried bridging the two connections. I unbridged them and deleted the bridge but then my internet wouldn't work. Both the onboard LAN and PCI Card weren't detected (as in "they were plugged in") I tried a variety of things such as taking out the PCI card and putting it back in.

Should I try reinstalling my network drivers? I might have messed up a setting that I need to change back?

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Hey, I am currently struggling to get my network working so that i can share the internet around my house.

I recieve my internet on my one internet card. The TCP-IPv4 is set on automatic detection and everything is fine.

I have another network card which i would like to use to share the internet to all the other computers through a connected hub. I therefore thought i should set it up so that it is a gateway computer. I set the IP address to and submask

When i do this same procedure on windows XP, everything works fine. But now with windows 7. I cant seem to get it to work. It just says that the network is not identified.

Any help would be great

A:Dual network internet sharing problem

Why are you using 2 network cards and a hub?

Why not just plug in the different machines to the hub?

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I appreciate any help you can provide. I had a two pc network up and running til about eight moths ago. I had a bad nic card and it was replaced. I simply do not remember it I ever got the network up again after that or not. I would like to get it back now and your advice and help will do the trick.

Running Win 98se on both puters.
The main pc uses dial up to access the internet. (Soon to switch to DSL if that makes a difference.)

The office pc is set up with ICS to access the web through the main.

I am able to use the office and browse the web just fine.

Yet, I am unable to share files between the pc's. In fact, Network Neighborhood will not show either computers in each pc.

My question is, why can I browse the internet through the main, but the file sharing does not work?

And, how do I get the file sharing back up?


A:WIN 98se network file sharing problem

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Hello everyone, I have a strange situation going on (well at least for me). I am running Vista Ult SP1 on a wired network utilizing a Westell Series 3, 9100EM router provided by my ISP. FIOS

The problem I am experiencing is a sporatic connection according to the Network and Sharing center. Sometimes it shows connected to the internet and sometimes not. There does not seem to be any particular set of events that cause this to happen. The stranger thing is that I can always browse to any site I want without any problems at all even when the system shows not connected. (Not a page cache issue) The home network works flawlessly as well.

I guess I could just leave well enough alone and forget about it but it just plain buggs me LOL. I am also concerned that it may be a warning flag of more problems in the future. If anyone has any ideas, solutions or similar problems I would love to hear about them.

A:Vista Network and Sharing Center problem

Are all the other computers on the network working normally without the same indication?

One long shot might be the cable, I guess it couldn't hurt to change that.

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


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

A:Windows XP PRO network folder sharing problem

closing duplicate, view this thread

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I have a problem with my PC, it cannot see or be seen by other PC's on the network

PC1 Vista Ultimate 64, wired ( PC with problem )
PC2 Windows XP64, wired
PC3 Laptop with Vista Home Premium, wireless

Zoom ADSL x6 router

PC2 and PC3 can see each other
PC1 cannot see PC2 or PC3, PC2 and PC3 cannot see PC1.

All PC's are on same workgroup ( MSHOME ), network setting on PC1 are the same as PC3.
PC1 can ping and be pinged from PC2 and PC3.

Also my hair is falling out and I have no fingernails left upto the second knuckle joint

I've tried lots of things but when I enter 'nbtstat -RR' into cmd I get amessage saying

'Failed to access NetBT driver -- NetBT may not be loaded'

A:Vista file sharing/network problem

4 ideas. Please restart after each one is completed, and test again


Start->Run->CMD to open a command prompt.

netsh winsock reset catalog (Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults)

netsh int ip reset reset.log (Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults)


Network Connections --> your Network Connection --> Properties --> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) --> Properties --> Advanced --> WINS -->
and checked that Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP is selected


Check your Services are Started on all PCs: (Start->Run->Services.msc)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).


1. Click Start, click Run, type "regedit" and click OK.
2. Locate and double-click the following registry subkey:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa"
3. On the right hand side, double-click restrictanonymous.
4. Set the number in the Value data box to 0, and click OK.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Restart the computer.

Hopefully one of those will do it
If it works, I'd like to know which did do it as well

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I have a problem with Windows Internet Connection Sharing. I set up an Ad-hoc wireless network between my host computer (which has LAN internet connecion) with client notebook, both with Windows XP. This network works fine. I also set up ICS on the host computer, but this doesn't work.

Notebook recognizes the shared connection, it seems connected, there are packets flowing between host and client, but I can't connect to any webpage on notebook.

Computer's LAN connection is flawless.

I can ping computer from notebook and vice versa.

Computer's IP is same as the notebooks gateway.

When pinging any page from notebook, it translates its address to IP so obviously DNS works, but the page still cannot be pinged (it is timeouted).

There is no firewall involved, Windows firewall as well as Bitdefender is turned off on both, the computer and the notebook.

ICS properties can be managed even from the notebook.

I tried setting the ICS manually and through the wizard, but nothing works.

I would really appreciate any help, hint or advice, because I am out of ideas, what can be wrong. But please don't tell me to buy router, because I need this option only few days a month when I am on visit,
it is not how I connect to internet on daily basis, I have a router at home. Thanks a lot in advance for any idea.


A:Internet connection sharing problem on ad-hoc network

Please do this on each of the machines.
Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I am having a problem whereby my computers do not see each other on my home network. To quickly summarize, I have a Dell desktop using Windows XP connected to a Netgear router which my Dell laptop using XP is wirelessly connected to as well (but this problem also occurs when I connect to the router with the ethernet cable). Neither computer has trouble accessing the Internet. The computers 90% of the time do not see each other on the network when I go to my Network Places however sometimes they appear but when clicked on am told that I do not have access to the other computer's files.

In addition, I have a Netgear print server connected through the router to my HP LaserJet printer. The desktop has no issue identifying and printing to this printer but the laptop only occasionally can locate and even rarer can print on the printer. The file to be printed just "hangs" on the laptop. The print server appears to be recognized as part of the network on my desktop but not my laptop.

I have tried numerous things including unplugging devices, reinstalling print server, changing network name, shutoff my Sygate firewall software, etc.. and have not been able to get the computers to regularly see each other and share files (and in the case of the laptop, print). Any assistance is appreciated.


A:Network File/Print Sharing Problem

PCs need to be on same workgroup,File and printer sharing installed,have at least one shared folder,Within the same IP range,Have permissions set to allow access,disable windows firewall or install SP2.
How good a connection is the wireless device?

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I have two computers on my network. Both use Win7-64 Ultimate and both have Homegroups enabled with all the file types enabled (video, printers, etc).
My problem is that I get an error message when I try to connect to any subdirectory under the users name (on the other computer). I can see the file structure and can see the subdirectory, I just cannot open it up when I click on it (using Explorer under the "Network" heading. The error message is something like this: You do not have permission to access (network directory name and file name). By the way, I have enabled sharing with my C: drives on both machines. Any ideas of what setting I am missing?
Edit: Forgot to mention that I can share files with other drives and subdirectories, just not the ones under C:\Users\(UserName)

A:file sharing permission problem over network


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When I turned on my computer this morning,i saw that my internet icon on Taskbar is indicating that i dont have internet access.I reseted my modem but the icon didnt change.Then I turned Chrome on,just in case,and every page i clicked on got loaded.So,my icon is showing me wrong.Also,antivirus is out of date,he is not auto-updating.I tried to do it manually but it didnt want to start update process.Also,accessing anything via Control Panel is not working.In addition to all this,i cant manage any file or folder on my PC.When i right click on something,it buggs,and I have to use End process in Task Manager,but after this i can open My Computer or My Documents.

I searched about this on the internet,and I saw that people say that it might be some kind of virus or malware.

Any kind of help or advice is highly appreciated.

A:Windows Explorer and Network and Sharing problem

If you're on the Internet with the computer that says you're not ....

Scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
ESET OnlineScan
Click the button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.

Click the button.
Accept any security warnings from your browser.
Push the Start button.
ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
When the scan completes, push
Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
Push the button.

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I just bought a new Windows 10 laptop, and I have (successfully) connected/shared my old Windows 7 laptop to my Windows 10 laptop (via an Ethernet cable) so that I can copy files from the old to the new. An odd problem has occurred: When attempting to copy some folders (e.g., "My Pictures", "My Music"), only a portion of the existing files are getting copied. When I look at the "Properties" of the folder on my old computer, I see the true folder size and number of files in that folder. However, when I view the properties of that same folder on my new computer (via the shared network; and before I initiate any copying to the new computer), the folder size and number of files is far less. For other folders I've shared between the two computers, all files are present and accounted for (e.g., "My Documents"). For the folders on my old laptop where the folder size and file count don't match what I see on the new laptop, I have "unshared" those folders and "re-shared" them to see if that made any difference, and it didn't (even after rebooting both laptops). Any ideas why I'm not seeing the same folder size and number of files for the same folder when viewed on my old laptop and when viewed as a networked/shared folder on my new laptop (before any copying)?

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I have 2 computers one running Windows2000 Pro and one on Win98. I set up a Linksys 4 port router to share my cable modem. Both computers can access the internet, and my win 98 computer can see shared files and a networked printer on my Win2k machine.
I can't seem to get the Win2k machine to see the shared files on the Win98 system. I can see the name of the Win98 machine in network Neighborhood, but when I click on it I get an error reading "Network Path not found".

A:Windows 2000 Network Sharing Problem

What kind of sharing are you using on the Win98 PC....user level or share level? Are you using the Win2k PC to validate your logins.

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Hello all,

i use a program called Hamachi between me and a mate. The program basically enables a virtual lan over the internet. We play games such as cnc3 over it its really gd! The only problem is we also want to be able to share files etc, i know how to set up networks but this is just refusing to work on my side.

After loggin onto hamachi etc all thats left to do is set user permissions/file access to the files we want to share.

If you have guest enabled you can view the shared files no probs on both of our computers but we want extra security and need passwords.

Basically i set up on his computer a seperate login for me to use (moka) and set the permissions on the folder to share (took away everyone and just added moka), also added a password. When i connect to his computer the login screen comes up i type in the details and im in, done.

But when he connects to me the login screen does not appear. I have done everything i can think of, its set up the same way, but instead of displaying a login screen so he can type in details of his account on my pc it just shows cannot access, file permission etc (sry cannot remember exactly).

We can both ping each other fine, play games fine, share files under guest account with no password fine.

Its not to do with the hamachi program itself rather windows (obviously), just where !!

Please can some network wizard share his knowledge and tell me whats probably wrong?

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A:Network over internet, File sharing, Problem.

VLAN connection working but file sharing is not?

Are you using XP Pro and if so did you go into My Computer and select Tools then Folder Options. then View, scroll down to the bottom and make sure
: Use simple file sharing (Recommended) is checked.. then click on apply

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Now i can access internet , but icons and notifications appear on the taskbar network logo problem and network sharing center access ytpe connections to solved this problem,anybody can help ?

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I am having a problem sharing files over my wireless network. I have two computers on the network. One computer can see the other computer on the network but can't access it and the other one can't even see the other computer. Obviously I'm having a problem on the one computer that can't connect to the other. The one that can connect uses wireless-g and the one that can't uses wireless-a. I am using a Linsys Wireless A + G broadband router. If there is any other information needed please let me know and thank you for the help!


A:File Sharing Over Wireless Network Problem

Not sure if the router can do A and G at the same time. I know they use different frequencies. Try giving Linksys a call. 1-800-LINKSYS. If you call around 8pm or so, you get a better chance of talking to someone in the US.

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I have had a 3 computer home network that has been sharing files equally for quite some time. That is, I could share folders comonly with all four computers, using a common Work Group Name and login.

Recently I replaced one of the computers with a new one and set conections and parameters to inlcude the new computer on ther network.

Here is the present setup:

Computer #1 WinXP Home
Computer #2 (new) Win2K (replacing old Win2K computer)
Computer #3 Win98
Now computer #1 can read and modify files in folders on #2 and #3.
Computers #2 and #3 can share and modify files on each other.
Neither #2 or #3 can read or modify files on Computer #1. When I try to access #1 from #2 or #3 I receive a message that I do not have access to do so. The login I am using for all three is the same administrative user. The workgroup is the same for all three computers. I have set the sharing properties on Computer #1 to allow network users to share and change files.

What am I missing that needs to be done to give #2 and #3 access to #1?


A:Home network file sharing problem

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Hello Guys!

I put a Network card in my Dad's ME computer today, so we can run Broadband through a network to my XP Home laptop and my brother's Mac computer (ignore that one)!

I've got a Sagem Broadband modem which is USB and plpugs into my Dad's ME computer - the server. I've pluged in a network plug into the back of his computer which then runs to the Router - into the WAN socket. Then I've connected another lead from the LAN output on the router to the first network socket on the network box. Does this sound right so far?

Then, I plugged in another lead into the network box which I ran to my laptop and plugged it in to the network socket. Is it still okay?

Anyway, I used the Internet Connection Wizard to set up the connection between the two computers to begin with - I'm ignoring the MAC computer at the minute. So anyway, I selected a LAN network to share the Broadband Internet connection and it's seemed to have worked. (This is the wizard on the ME). It even displays the sharing icon on the startbar, telling me how many people are using the connection.

I then tried setting up a Internet sharing connection on my XP home laptop, but it kept telling me to plug in the hardware for the network. When I go to Network Connection, it says 'Local Area Network Connection 2' unplugged, under the High-Speed/LAN connection title.

Anyway, so it won't detect the connection for the Internet sharing at the moment, so I ca... Read more

A:Solved: Internet Sharing Problem over Network

Since you have ICS, all you need is a switch, not a router. If you plan on using a router, you should connect it like you're connecting two routers to a single ISP connection.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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Ok guys. I have been struggling with this problem for quite some time. So on a different computer from the one I am on right now I have a problem connecting to the internet. When I open up network and sharing center I see that I have full bars and internet access. However when I open up any browser it just buffers and struggles to open a page. It takes around 15 minutes for google to even load. Then it immediately crashes. This is a computer in good condition also. None of my other computers or devices have a problem accessing the internet and all use the same router. Also, using an Ethernet cable works and so does the internet when I use my phone as a hotspot. I have tried ipconfig release and reobtain it, I have tried to flush the dns, I have even tried to upgrade to windows 10 (another story but it will not allow my computer to do this idk why). When I diagnose connection problems it says that a connection is broken between access point, router or modem. Any suggestions are appreciated thanks so much! I have a inspiron n5110 by the way with a11 bios.

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I've tried looking this up everywhere, but can't seem to find an answer anywhere. I'm having a hard time setting up the Windows Media Player Network Sharing. I think it's an issue with services. I noticed that the following service isn't started, "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service". But when I go to start this service, it gives me an error saying that this service is dependent on another service which isn't started. Does anyone know what services need to be on in order for me to be able to turn this service on?

A:Problem With Windows Media Player Network Sharing

Hello tbhandari,This is what is shown on my computer:

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Here is my setup: I have two computers - one running WinXP Home, the other running WinXP Prof - that I have hooked up in a home network. The computers are hooked to a LinkSys switch with regular ethernet patch cables. The WinXP Prof has a NVIDIA nForce MCP network card, the WinXP Home computer has a Intel Pro/100 VE network card. The WinXP Prof computer is also hooked up to the Internet through a modem. Since I want to share the Internet connection, in the Network Setup Wizard, I designate the WinXP Prof computer as the computer providing the connection that the computer with WinXP Home will also use. This works fine and I can use the internet from both computers. I can also play LAN games on the two computers fine.

However, when trying to access either one of the computers (from the other) from My Network Places and share files and other resources my network does not work. From the WinXP Prof comp I can open the workgroup and see the computers in it, but can't access the WinXP Home computer. The WinXP Home computer sees the workgroup but can not open it. I would welcome any ideas as to the nature of my problem.


A:Home ethernet network problem with file sharing

When I get issues like that, the most common cause turns out to be the firewall(s) on either machine.

as a quick test, disconnect from the web, and disable both the windows firewall, and any software firewall you may have ON BOTH MACHINES, and try again.

If you are then able to accss each computer from the other then you've found the problem. If this doesn't work, it's something else. (do you have client for MS networks installed and file and printer sharing?)

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Hello all,

I have a file sharing problem on my home network. The set up is extremely simple:

I have a Trendnet TEW-652BRP wireless router. I have a wired desktop connected to it, and a wireless dell laptop as well. Both have perfect internet access. In this configuration, the two computers can not see eachothers shares. Pinging goes through, but no way on the shares. If I turn off wifi on the laptop, and plug it directly into the router, then everything is peachy. Network sharing goes through without a problem. Therefore, the problem is in my wireless settings.

The question is, what wireless setting could be preventing me from seeing shares on my home network?

Thank you,

A:Trendnet TEW-652BRP wireless network sharing problem

I have recently seen the same problem on a NAS sharing - not working on wireless
It was fixed by a firmware update on the router - Netgear

see here

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I am trying to share my DVD drive on my desktop (running Win 8.1) so I can access it on my Notebook (running Win 7 Pro) (so that I can load some software on the notebook from a DVD).

The instructions seem to be clear - set up the share on the PC with "Properties > Advanced Sharing etc", then map to it from the Notebook, and I have followed these instruction carefully.

But when I get to mapping to the shared drive,

( I have tried using both the PC name & its IP address: ie \\\DVDrive or \\Toshi\DVDrive),

it goes looking but always comes back with
"Windows cannot access <either if those names>...
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there could be a problem with your network
Error code: 0x8007005 "

Both machines and the WiFi network seem to work well in all other respects.
Both machines belong to the same workgroup (WORKGROUP); the workgroup password is the same on both machines.

I have also tried sharing a simple folder, and get the same problem. I must be doing something wrong or missing an important step.

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I can't get the internet to work upon bootup. I get it to re-enable by disabling and re-enabling my network card driver. But I need to do this EVERY time I reboot the computer. And to go a step further, I disabled the onboard nic and put in a nic card. The problem still happens. I also tried installing a Windows 7 compatible driver. Still no luck. I never had this problem until i installed Window 7 Home Premium.

Here's the pings I did:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Hawke>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Trip
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-A1-7D-82-18
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::25ef:c32c:9434:fa0f%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:18:46 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 24, 2010 11:18:45 AM
Default Ga... Read more

A:Internet not working, while Network and Sharing Center says it is (WIN 7 Problem)

Hi>Try this.Changing the DNS address.

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

A:Folder Sharing Problem on Home (Workgroup) Network

It should be \\marypc\mary

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I have three computers in a home network, each running XP Home. I share folders between all three. Computer A can access all the shared folders on computers B & C without problems and computers B & C can access each other's shared folders without problems.

However, computers B & C cannot access the shared files on computer A. Computers B & C can see computer A's shared folders in their My Network Places, but when I try to access the folders on A from either B or C, I get an error message something like "\\Computer A\Folder X is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied".

I have tried all the usual things and suggestions from threads on this and similar forums, but the problem still persists. For example, I have re-run the network setup wizard many times on each PC; I have checked the PCs are all in the same workgroup; I use Zone Alarms Professional and have tried turning it off; I use Norton AV and have tried turning off things like Internet worm protection; etc etc.

I found an article on Microsoft's technet website at are not part of the local network, but why?

A:Solved: Home network file sharing problem

Have you tried this on computer A yet?

Possible Fix for corruption &#8220;Access Denied&#8221; Problem:

Using notepad create a file named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

------------------- cut after this line -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
------------------- cut before this line -----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Restart and see if this helps with the access issue.

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I used to be able to share files across my local workplace network. Some how that failed in the last two weeks. By now, I have tried so many permutations that I need an uncluttered mind help me straighten out my mess.

Ok ... I am dealing with 2 WinXP Pro systems, with all the latest MS updates and patches. One is a laptop, that I synch with the desktop, such that I maintain one master set of files on the desktop.

1. Configured workplace names to be same on both systems
2. both connect to a router/gateway via ethernet for connectivity and DSL
3. simple file sharing is set on
4. I can ping either system from from either system
5. have set specific folders for file sharing
6. Both computers can see the workgroup name (most of the time)
7. either computer can see it's own shared files
8. neither computer can see the other computer using network places
9. Oh ... forgot to mention, I disabled Norton Anti... and firewalls

It is entirely possible that there is still something inhibiting the access or somehow got changed in the last few weeks. I get the message that say "computername is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions."

I expect this has come up before ... but I didn't find a similar issue or

I am stuck ... could use some help. thanks

A:WinXP Pro network/file access/sharing problem

I would start by pinging both PC's from one another; IP address and hostname. If you can't do both, a firewall may still be interferring.

Then I would disable simple file sharing on both PC's, so you can configure permissions manually. Check both the share and security permissions on the folders you are trying to share. Share permissions should be set to allow the Everyone group "Full Control". Security over the files you want to share (at the top level of the folder structure), I would add whatever your logon is and make sure it is also set to "Full Control".

To keep it simple, ensure the username/password is the same on both PC's, that way you won't be prompted to type in a username/password to authenticate.

If you want to re-enable your firewall you could do, but you may still have to configure them (Windows: Exceptions - Norton IS: Alot more options!)

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Here's the error message I sometimes get when browsing a mapped network drive:

Z:\SomeFolder is not accessible.

The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.

Also some files just don't show up in explorer when browsing the mapped network drive. I know they are there because I can see and open them in explorer on the PC hosting the network share.

First some information: The network consists of a workgroup of two PC's (Tiger and nForce) both running Windows XP Professional 32 bit SP2. Both PC's have two NICs, 1-Gbit NICs with a direct cable between the two PCs ( and for fast Windows networking, and 100-Mbit NICs connected both to a port in a NAT router/switch for internet access ( and, router

The problem started after completely reinstalling Windows on the Tiger PC (with format of C). The reinstall was performed with only the C disk present. The other disks (F, G and H) were reconnected after the installation was complete. The problem occurs when mapping to shares on those drives. Shares created on the newly installed C drive don't give the problem.

After a lot of searching I've found what I think may be the cause, but unfortunately I still don't have a solution.

In the "Group or user names:" box on the security tab of the file property dialogue boxes of files that don't show in the mapped drive there is an unkown user named S-1-5-21 followed by four more cipher groups of le... Read more

A:leftover user from previous install cause of network sharing problem?

Bumping this to the top because I still don't have an answer.

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I set up a home network with a WIN 7 Home Premium (Dutch language) laptop and a XP Professional (English language) netbook. There are both an HP LaserJet 4 and an HP Photosmart 7760 printer connected to the WIN7-laptop. Both computers have only one user profile which has administrator rights. They are both connected to the same ADSL modem by wire (not wireless). Internet is working fine.

It took me several hours to make this home network working. Now I have complete access with my WIN7-machine to the XP-netbook. But other way around is not working as I would wish.

With my XP-netbook, though, I can only access the files which I put in "Public" folders: "Public documents", "Public desktop", ... Now, every file on the desktop has a lock symbol added to the icon. No problem so far, but I'd like to share also two folders that I created myself: C:\_Install and C:\_Programs. I don't manage to do so.

I also have a problem with the settings to print from the XP-netbook to the HP PS7760-printer connected to the WIN7-laptop: I can't install the driver through the network. I can install this printer correctly locally on both computers. But on the XP-machine I have to provide driver files which I can't find and on the WIN7-machine I can optionally install an x86-driver which I also can't find. (The Laserjet 4-drivers are embedded in both Windows-versions, but the PS7760 are not included in XP.)

So here are my questions:
Is it normal that, with WIN7... Read more

A:Home network WIN7 & XP: file and printer sharing problem

Please help me out!


Guy, Belgium

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problem in Network and Sharing Center, Change adapter Settings
When I try to enter ( Change adapter Settings )

This Problem Come

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel

please help!!!

A:problem in Network and Sharing Center, Change adapter Settings

You might want to take a look here:
Manage - Fix "File does not have a program associated"

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

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

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.


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

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this

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I've always had bad luck with Network Sharing on my windows computers--always. And it makes VERY mad. I urgently need to transfer many, many files from computer to computer, and soon. I've tried just about everything, but to no avail. There are 3 other computers on the same network as mine, and they all show up for each other, but not on my computer (they don't show up for me, and I don't show up for them).

Network sharing is ON.
File sharing is ON.
Public folder sharing is ON.
My firewall is OFF.
Any anti-virus programs are OFF.

I just can't think of anything else. I read up that a few services need to be on, and those are ON too.

Can anyone please give me some assistance? My computer has Windows Vista Home Premium, and so do 2 of the other computer I'm trying to access. As far as I know, in the Network and Sharing Center, all the settings are the same as in the other computers, yet sill my computer is the only one not showing for them. If this makes any difference: I can see one of the other computers, but it's inaccessible--just gives error. It wasn't showing up earlier, and after messing around with stuff it started showing. Not that it made a difference).

I appreciate any help!

Thank you!

EDIT: Oh, and the workgroup names are all the same (WORKGROUP).

RE-EDIT: Wow... after wasting literally half my day on this, I finally figured it out. For those that might have the same problem: Turns out my ISP Firewall settings were messi... Read more

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Hi All

I have an interesting problem and the only reason I am here is that I have tried all the obvious hings and do not know what else to do.

I am attempting to share the root of of "C" drive as say for example "CDrive"
and I recentle started getting the following message

"The shared resiource was not created at this time the data is invalid"

Anyone seen this error or know the cure.

Have reinstalled XP on top of the old installation I really ought to back this machine up.......................

Thanks John :

A:Drive Sharing Problem

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Hi all,

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have an external drive H: which I wish to share with another computer. I've set up the sharing from the host and from the client computers. The client sees the drive and can write to the drive. But it won't access the drive when using Vista's Backup & Restore Centre, which is the reason I want to give access to the drive in the first place. Using the Backup, when I indicate the path to the drive, the client prompts for a username and password, even though the option for password access has not been checked. Help!

A:Sharing external drive - mapping problem

This article or section includes a list of references or external links, but its
sources ... A mapping layer to other low-level protocols is used to form a
network: ... Sharing storage usually simplifies storage administration and adds
... One of the early problems with Fibre Channel SANs was that the switches and

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I am trying to share a few folders off of my external USB (NTFS formatted) hard drive. I am able to successfully share folders just fine off of my internal (laptop) hard drive. The laptop has installed Windows 8.1.

The steps I am taking are identical for folders on both drives, and according to the host computer all folders are shared successfully. When I attempt to view these shared folders (from my XP, Vista, Android) devices, all of the folders show up properly when I select the host computers name in the workgroup. The problem arises when I click the folders to open/view their contents...

The folders located on the host computers internal drive load and display just fine over the network and all read/write functions work. When I try to click on a folder that is located on the external drive however, I get

"........ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Not enough server storage is available to process this command."

I have scoured forums online for hours looking for solutions and trying a million and a half different possible fixes to no avail.

Am I missing something simple here? I'm at a loss. This external drive was previously connected to my (now deceased) XP desktop pc, and I used to share these same folders on this same drive just fine.

Please help!

Thank you!


A:Problem sharing folders only on external USB drive

I assume you have rebooted all the pc's on your network after you created the share

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Hey guys. I'm having a strange problem where I cannot share files from my external hard drive (Seagate) over my home network. The error I get when I double click on the folder from the other computer is "You do not have permission to access \\[my ip address]\test. Contact your network administrator to request access". The problem is strange because I can share any file on my other hard drives just fine. All the sharing, security settings, and owner settings are virtually identical on the folders I've tested with, so I'm kind of at a loss here.
I'd also like to throw in that password protected file sharing doesn't work at all for me with any files period. When I turn that on, I get a separate error from the other computer that says "\\[my ip address] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."
The computer I'm trying to share from has Windows 8.1 pro installed. The computers I've tested with have Windows 7 Home and Windows Vista Ultimate. Any help is appreciated guys.

A:Problem Sharing Files From External Hard Drive

I guess no one had any idea about this problem. At any rate I needed to reinstall Windows because I got a new processor and that fixed the problem I was having. So this is no longer an issue.

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I've browsed this forum for quite some time, I actually do tech support for a living and I get some pretty good answers for crazy quirks here.

The problem: I can't seem to get my internal 500 gig SATA HD to actually be accessible by any other computer on my network.

I've shared the drive through Vista, the way it's supposed to be shared, just like my 500 gig External that shows up fine and is accessible anywhere on my network. I mostly run programs from my internal storage drive and though I don't really "need" it shared, sometimes I need to copy my stuff to different computers on the network using that drive. This is driving me insane, actually.

What I've done:Formatted and cleanly installed my operating system.
Transfered all the files over, deleted the partition to the storage drive, remounted, reformatted and totally made it a DIFFERENT drive letter, I tried 3 actually.
And last but not least I've pulled out my hair O.o.

Any suggestions? Thanks for reading and hopefully I can get some help.

A:[SOLVED] Problem Sharing a Hard Drive in Vista


Are the other network computers Vista or XP?

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I have always been under the impression that it is not a good idea to share the entire "C" drive of a PC on a home network. I have always understood it to be a security risk but would be pleased to hear what the security experts think. Any contribution gratefully received!

A:Sharing the "C" drive on a Home network

To me, it would depend on who has access to your network & how secure it is.

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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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I have a peculiar issue where I would need to have "Network and Sharing Center" open to be able to see that my my laptop's wireless connection. I would see the signal bar and also see the dreaded red x.

Even when I have it open, I can see it refreshing each second; like its losing connection and reestablishing.

My internet connection is working and has no issues.

What can this be?

Network and Sharing Center - Open
Network and Sharing Center - Open and refreshed

Network and Sharing Center - Closed

A:Correct Network Tray Icon - Requires Network and Sharing Center Open??

That will probably be your Ethernet connection, not your wireless adapter, you can disable it in the bios if you don't use it.

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This is a desktop PC with Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit.

Up until yesterday, the PC had perfect internet access via ethernet. When I came to use it last night - no access.

The situation:
The sys tray icon has a red cross and mouse over produces 'Not connected - no connections are available.'

The network Adapter is a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller and is showing in Device Manager, and according to the properties, is working correctly.

The network diagnostics troubleshooter finds the following - 'Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings'.

When I open Network and Sharing Centre and then click on 'Change Adapter Settings', there is nothing showing in the Network Connection.

If I click on Connect to a network, I get 'No connections available'

If I click on Set up a new connection, I get 'Windows did not detect any networking hardware'

What I have tried:
I have uninstalled the network adapter from device manager and then reinstalled it. Still showing as ok.
I have run netsh int ip reset" and "netsh winsock reset"
I have downloaded and installed the latest adapter drivers
I noticed a Windows Critical update had been done at 03:00 so I restored the system to before that update.
I restored further back than that update, to two days previously.

None of the above worked and I'm not sure what else to try. Has the actual hardware failed, or is there some... Read more

A:Solved: Network Adapter not showing in Network and Sharing Centre

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I am currently living in a college dorm and my only source of internet is their registration-protected wifi. The problem is that I cannot install my printer on their wi-fi network and share information between all of my devices.

So, what I would like to be able to do is connect my mac desktop to their wi-fi (I've got that done), and then share the mac desktop's internet connection with my Airport Express router via ethernet. The Airport Express would then broadcast the internet connection to my other devices. I understand how to activate internet sharing on my mac, but I really need help configuring the ethernet port's IP, the Airport Express' settings, DHCP and DNS stuff, etc.

Thank you so much in advance!

A:Dorm Room Network: Sharing One Internet Wi-fi Signal with a Network

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I have windows 7 Ultimate installed (was originally installed as a clean install) and have ever since it was RTM. Everything has been running flawlessly and still is except for one thing. My network cards don't show up under Network and Sharing Center, but they do show normally under device manager and my network connection is rock solid. Currenly I'm plugged into a 10/100mb At&t U-Verse Residential Gateway (router). Because of this I can't manage either of my NICs and I can't join my homegroup.

The NICs are intergrated into the motherboard. The NICs are Nvidia nForce adapters.

Does anyone know how I can fix this? Or at least know where I can go to figure this out?

Thank you!!

A:Network Adapter Not Shown in Network and Sharing Center

Have you tried downloading and installing the latest drivers from Nvidia?

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