Tech Problem Aggregator

Can't Access my own Public folder -- Network Issues

Q: Can't Access my own Public folder -- Network Issues

I set up a network a while ago and it worked seamlessly between my two computers--a desktop and a laptop, both running Windows 7. The laptop would connect to the network by accessing the wireless internet that both computers use. My laptop is able to detect the desktop on the network, but when I click the computer icon, my Public folder or my Users folder, in the Network, i can't open it, giving me an error that says "Windows cannot access \\COMPUTER\folder". Troubleshooting this problem says that the problem can't be detected.

I have made sure that the desktop has allowed folders to be shared to everyone.
I have made sure that folders on my laptop are allowed to be shared to everyone.
I do not use a password for access.
I have tried turning off the Windows Firewall for both computers.

I can't access my Public or Users folder under my own computer in the network. This makes me think that the problem is with my laptop.

Changes that could have possibly done this is that I once tried to connect to the desktop through Remote Desktop Connection, but that failed. I have changed the name of my desktop after doing a factory reset, but i doubt this would affect anything.

More replies
Answer Match 72.66%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 more replies
Answer Match 70.56%

Hey,

Me and my brother have recently both reinstalled windows vista home basic on our fairly new laptop computers, I went to access my brothers public folder by going to Network then \\ GAMES1-PC\Public (Already setting up no user account control, password sharing and public folder sharing enabled.) It wouldnt connect and asked if i wanted to diagnose the problem, I then tryed to access my OWN public folder by going to the public folder on the side and it accessed fine but when I tryed going through Network \\ GAMES2-PC\Public It wouldnt connect and asked if i wanted to diagnose.

My brothers computer has been doing the same thing and we really dont want to reinstall.

Thanks in advance
RaZoR

A:Cannot Access My Own Public Folder

Can you see the other PC in each computer's Network and Sharing Center?

3 more replies
Answer Match 69.3%

From within my W7 machine, have been trying to save a simple file to my network public folder and W7 is telling me I need permission. What am I overlooking.

More replies
Answer Match 69.3%

please help

i have laptop running vista wireless conection to netgear router

home pc running wired xp conection to router

2nd laptop wiv xp wirless conection to router

all computers are connected to the the router and internet fine, i am trying to share files between all three computers.
my vista laptop can see all computers on the network. it an open its own public folder and the public folder on the 2nd laptop (xp). it cant open the pc message: may not have permission, login failure: user has not been granted requested login type.

the xp laptop cannot see the 1st laptop or pc.

the pc wiv (xp) can see and open both computers

so my prob is wiv the xp laptop

firewalls are disabled all folders are the default share folders soz if missed N E thing
thanx in advance
 

A:cannot open public folder on network

On the XP machine with the shared folder do this.

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 68.88%

Hi hope some one can help as this is really bugging me.

I have 2 HP laptops running Windows 7. I can access the puplic folder and printer sharing from the first laptop to the secound. When I try to access the puplic folder from the secound laptop to the first I get this error.


As far as I know all my setting are correct in the 2 laptops. here is the screen shotts on the setting.


and the other laptop all looks the same so I dont understand why its asking for passwords.



Any help would be great.
Thanks

A:Cant access public folder without user name and password?

If you know the credentials, you might check that box that says to remember them and it likely wont appear again

6 more replies
Answer Match 68.88%

Hello,

I've just taken over a "network" of around 30 computers. The previous admin had not setup an actual manage network. No domain controllers, no file servers etc. Everyone is just plugged into a large switch and connected via WORKGROUP.

I've never actually used the Workgroup so I'm having a little trouble. Some of our most crucial files are shared off of one persons computer (Windows 10). The files are in C:\Users\Public\Documents
The Public folder itself is hidden.

6 Windows 7 users have a shortcut to this folder on their desktop. The shortcut points to "\\Windows10PC\Users\Public\Shared Folder"
Sometimes when accessing this folder they are prompted for credentials. They must use the credentials of the local user of the Win 10 PC.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Whenver I try to create this shortcut from another desktop I keep receiving "File cannot be found".
If I try to to explore the C$ drive of the the Win 10 PC I cannot gain access dues "Access denied" even though I'm using the local users credentials.

I've tried many different combinations using $ to access the shared folder but to no luck.

So what I've ended up doing is copying the shortcut from another computer (which is setup exactly the way I tried setting it up). When I paste the shortcut it works just find, yet I cannot create a shortuct pointing to the same location.
Sorry for the long post. I hope s... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 68.88%

I have Wireless home network between 3 XP computer and 2 Vista laptop. I have turn on the share folder in XP computer and Public folder Vista without password. The computers that has XP can access the the share folder of all computer but the Vista one can only access the share folder of XP.

So the problem is between Vista and Vista. When I open the public folder on the other machine, a box apear asking for user name and password but there is no password because the XP computer can access the folder normally.
 

A:Problem access public folder from Vista

7 more replies
Answer Match 68.04%

I have an issue where i cannot access my own public folder through the network folder. I have internet access on my desktop and have a direct wired connection to my router. I also have a couple of laptops accessing the current network via wireless and they all have internet. The problem is that those other computers dont always show up in the network folder on my desktop and they dont have access to the printer (sometimes a friend has a laptop over and i can see that one). I thought it was an issue with the laptops but my PC (connected to the printer) cant even see its own public folder... so i am assuming that isn't right. One other thing - the laptops can all see my desktop with the printer on it but cannot "find" the computer when i click on it (network sharing is all turned on with no passwords and private style network).

Any ideas? A few months ago i changed routers and since then have had an issue with printer access but no problems with internet access... dont see anything in the router settings that is obviously wrong...

Thanks

More replies
Answer Match 67.62%

I'm wondering, not being experienced in putting networks together, if I can assign an HD to hold the Public shared folder on a homenet work. How is it added? I have tried to do such things previously whetehr it by folders or HDs and just botched everything.

What I have done with this Win7 install is just use the assigned Public folder and given the name 'homenet' in the old style filesharing, not what Win7 invented as an additional layer.

The architecture currently is:

Two computers are connected via ethernet with a four port switch and through that the switch the dsl modem is also connected. This allows file transfer between the two machines.

The goal is to get the _shared file _ duplicate load off the computers main system drive(s) and store the shared Public folder on a slave disk. My ethernet wire is 100 feet. I don't know if loading some media on the storage node of the network would cause dropouts over the distance. It would make this project useless if so.

Finally what is the location of the shared folder? It has to have some physical space but I don't know how to find it.

And how do I subscribe to my threads? I usually see mail notification
below the entry. Up in Thread tools it just says unsubscribe as an option. I'd like email notification on my profile

More replies
Answer Match 67.62%

I used to think I had a networking problem browsing the shared Public folder (or any other shared folder) of one Vista machine from another Vista machine but i've discovered that I can't browse the shared Public folder (or any other shared folder) of a Vista machine from it's own Network view (Network\Computer Name\Public). Explorer won't browse and it crashes. I can see the shared folder (Public or otherwise) easily enough, it's just impossible to browse it.

I have no problem browsing the Public folder on a Vista machine if I start at it's own Computer view (Computer\C:\Users\Public), but impossible from it's own Network view (Network\Computer Name\Public).

Note I'm trying to browse the Public folder on the same machine not from a different machine, and Windows Explorer crashes. Both of my Vista machines behave the same way.

I need help please.

A:Can't browse shared folder (eg Public) from Network view

Hi go to control panel open "network and sharing centre" under network click on "customize" set it to Private. Then expand "public folder sharing" and check "turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open files". Make sure you have configured the windows firewall if you have it running as well.

5 more replies
Answer Match 66.36%

Okay, so I'm staying at this crappy hotel for the next 2 months while on a job. I brought my desktop PC thinking their would be an ethernet port in the room but there isn't. I went out and bought a Belkin USB Wireless N150 network adapter and I download things at roughly 25kbps which just... sucks. I tried to ask the "tech guy" here what type of router they are using and he said "W-E-P" so I just said "okay" and walked away knowing that he barely speaks english. What can I do to get any more speed out of this? I don't know if it's a B, G, or N. If it's a G, would buying the N300 (i think it's "N+") or the N600 Dual Band help at all? What settings can I change? What can I buy?

I've also got my Xbox 360 hooked into my PC via the ethernet port and shared the network connection with it to play Xbox Live, it's slow, but not unplayable. Any advice on getting better speed here would be appreciated, although I'm pretty sure anything that would help would be answered to my first paragraph.

If the people will let me have access to the router (apparently, I'm the only one that has even asked to see if they have wifi, this place is practically a ghost town) what can I do then?

MY PC SPECS:

3.2 intel core 2 duo (conroe)
asus p5q mobo
4gigs kingston
Windows Vista 64bit Ultimate
 

A:Using public access network - SLOOWWW

In my experience, even the "we're quite expensive and we still charge you 25$ for internet every night" hotels have crappy, slow internet. I would buy a 3G USB modem instead and try and expense it. Hotel internet suuuucks.
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 66.36%

Just recently, when I boot up cold, I have no net access. When I look at network and sharing center, I have listed a private and public network. The public network is new. If I click on view status for the public network and disable it, both networks disapear from the list. I then tell system to repair and the private network comes back on and all is well.

Why is a public network suddenly showing up and how do I stop this from happening?

By the way, once I get rid of the public network and reboot the public network does not show up again, but will show up again on a cold reboot, ie, shut system down, restart, and it's there.

Also, this morning, after going through all of this, I noticed the network notification icon in the taskbar now has a little blue thingie in it's lower right hand corner and I can't for the life of me figure out what that is/what it means.

All help welcome! I am running vista ultimate 64 bit on a desktop PC. No wireless on this PC, though the router is wireless.

Thanks!

A:suddenly have public network and no net access....

Hello nelsonsdavis and welcome to VistaX64!

Can you provide a screenshot of your Network and Sharing Center? It should make it easyier to see whats going on and give you a better idea how to fix it also the blue thingy over the network icon shows you your local network internet status.

dmex

14 more replies
Answer Match 65.94%

I have an Acer Aspire 5315 laptop with Windows 7 32bit Home Premium Edition 1GB RAM. i had to take it apart to replace the dc port in it last week and then also had to replace the ac adapter as well. Now that i have it back together and everything works it won't connect to the wireless internet. I don't have my own internet currently so i tried various public access points. It will detect a network (though no signal) but won't connect even though everyone else can connect. I'm using a desktop at the public library currently. All my drivers are updated and it says everything is working properly. It's a Broadband 802.11g wireless network adapter. ok, change that from won't connect to EXTREMELY low signal. i'm right next to the router and have 1 bar for a signal and it connected. Any ideas what's going on with my signal issues?

A:Public wireless network connection issues on laptop

Did you reconnect the black and white wireless antennas on the network card?

3 more replies
Answer Match 65.52%

I've run into a problem where I got a trojan horse detected by Windows Defender. On the same pc I have AVG AV installed as well, which might complicate matters further as well.

I tried to remove the trojans by following the on-screen prompts unsuccessfully...basically the prompts to remove the trojan keep coming up even though I hit Remove all (something like that).

OS: Windows Vista Business

Following some prompts windows sensibly suggested that access to public networks is going to be restricted (i.e. no access to Internet), and, I accepted for prudency's sake.

Any idea how to tell Windows that I want to access the public network (Internet) again, please?

P.S. No Administrator password, so I'm always being prompted for it for "elevated commands".

Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:Windows Defender - how to access the public network again

Jon80,
You are running a server OS. Any other computers that are on this server could also be infected. This is a fake trojan from what your telling us.
Remove any current Antivirus, antimalware, and antispyware programs you may have installed. You will want to install MalwareBytes, Spybot S&D, and Avira to your computer. Install all 3 and make sure they update. From here, disconnect the router or modem form the computer/server so there is no internet access. do a restart.

Now run 1. MalwareBytes
2. Spybot S&D
3. Avira

Once you are done with these 3, install Ccleaner and run this. make sure that you go into settings and uncheck "only remove temporary files older then 24 hrs." Now, run the cleaner with all of the boxes checked. Now also run the registry cleaner.

Once you have done this, hopefully your server/computer will be up and running again like normal.

You will probably also want to do this for all the computers that have been connected to the server in the past 3 months or longer depending on how long you have had the problem.

Let us know,
Ben

5 more replies
Answer Match 65.52%

Hey guys, I am new here and I saw how helpful you all were so I decided to ask for some help.
Just today I got a new E4200 router and for some reason I can not connect to the internet. Although on my old router I could connect just fine The Network and Sharing Center Says that I am connected to an Unidentified Public Network with no internet access. I am directly connected to the router via an Ethernet cable. When I run ipconfig/all this is what I get:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Image 17>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Image17-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-4B-17-98-62
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-4B-17-98-63
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Y... Read more

A:Unidentified Public Network With No Internet Access Help!

on the bottom of the router you will see a http:// address... load it into you web browser and setup for internet access. leave the ethernet cable connected to the router through port 1. and the internet port connected to the internet modem (if thats your access)

9 more replies
Answer Match 65.52%

Hi guys,

I'm trying to fix this laptop for a friend of my dad. As the title of the thread says, when I try to connect to any wireless network, Network and Sharing Center shows the network to be Public and refuses to connect, displaying "Access: Local Only" Currently, my network is set up as ATT DSl --> modem --> router, which is then connected to my wired connection and broadcasts wirelessly.

AN IMPORTANT POINT:
I have another computer running Windows 7 connected wirelessly and another running Windows 7 connected via wired connection. The Vista laptop connects to the internet perfectly when an ethernet cable is used, but a wireless connection results in the aforementioned error.

I've browsed through what seems like thousands of pages of people with the same problem but no one really seems to know what the cause is.

Here's all the stuff I've tried so far:

TCP/IP refresh/repair
pinging sites = timeout
uninstalling Norton
uninstalling Mcafee (turns out they had them both installed)
disabling UAC
trying to connect to router homepage while wireless = failed
DHCP disabling
installing SP1/SP2/updates
Windows network diagnostic = generic answers and no working solutions
disabling firewall (windows generic)
multiple system restores
disabling IPv6
making sure IP Addess and DNS are assigned automatically
connecting to an unsecured network in the hopes that it might have just been my network
booting Linux and wirelessly connecting to the router =... Read more

A:Solved: Public Network - Access: Local Only (Please help!)

9 more replies
Answer Match 65.52%

I recently, stupidly deleted my C:\users\Public folder and have been trying to replace it, I have tried restoring the file from a previous version, but it has not helped. I have tried multiple fix methods from the Windows website, as well as shell commands and nothing has helped. When I try to update my skype i get the error

Could not access network location %PUBLIC%\Desktop\
Code 1603

If anyone could help me with this I would greatly appreciate it
 

More replies
Answer Match 65.52%

Hi all,

I am trying to create a network between my laptop and ps3 using an ethernet cable. I have checked the box to allow sharing of the internet through the laptops connection, however, the LAN continually states ?unidentifed (public) network, no internet access?. My internet is a wireless connection, using a usb key/dongle.

I have read many threads and tried a few things but without luck. Any advice would be greatly appreciated (but please in lay mans terms as computers are not my strong point). Cheers.

C:\Users\Em>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Aaron
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : GlobeTrotter GI0505 - Network Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-F1-D0-00-F1-D0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 90.237.203.56(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : den 8 maj 2010 11:50:01
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : den 13 maj 2027 06:38:33
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 90.237.203.58
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 90.237.203.57
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Con... Read more

A:Unidentified (public) network - no internet access

Using the tutorial below and substituting your DNS and routers IP's might work. I can't test this out here but the tutorial in the link below covers the process pretty well.

DHNet - Get Connected - Internet Connection Sharing - Windows 7 and the Playstation 3

4 more replies
Answer Match 64.26%

I've corrupted the permissions on my C:\Users\Public\Public\Downloads folder. How can I recreate this folder? I've tried deleting the folder and then recreating it in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\..\Shell Folders & User Shell Folders, but
to no avail.
This is on a Windows 8.1 Pro x64, non-domain, desktop installation.

More replies
Answer Match 64.26%

I have a new computer with Vista Home Premium and I moved some of the Public Folders (Public Documents, Music, Pictures) from C to D, as instructed by Microsoft at this link When you try to move a public folder in Windows Vista, the Move button may be missing

I want to be able to share these folders from their new location with the other computers in my home network, so I turned on the Public Folder sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

However, in the Network and Sharing Center the only public folders recognized are the ones still at the original location - C:\Users\Public\Favorites and C:\ ...\Public Desktop (hidden files) and ...\Recorded TV.

I have spent a few hours searching for the answer to this on the internet. In this version of Vista Home Premium, there is NOTthe option to change the letter of the directory in the registry by changing the key called public as suggested by the How To Geek at this link Move the Public Folder in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

How To Geek says:"Browse down to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
You should see a key called Public. Double-click it to open it and change it to D:\Public, or whatever location you want to move the public folder to."Note - Vista Home Premium does NOT have a Public key.

Does anyone else have any other ideas?

Thanks so much in advance.

A:Public folder moved to another directory no longer Public

Originally Posted by vistabegood


I have a new computer with Vista Home Premium and I moved some of the Public Folders (Public Documents, Music, Pictures) from C to D, as instructed by Microsoft at this link When you try to move a public folder in Windows Vista, the Move button may be missing

I want to be able to share these folders from their new location with the other computers in my home network, so I turned on the Public Folder sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

However, in the Network and Sharing Center the only public folders recognized are the ones still at the original location - C:\Users\Public\Favorites and C:\ ...\Public Desktop (hidden files) and ...\Recorded TV.

I have spent a few hours searching for the answer to this on the internet. In this version of Vista Home Premium, there is NOTthe option to change the letter of the directory in the registry by changing the key called public as suggested by the How To Geek at this link Move the Public Folder in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

How To Geek says:
"Browse down to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
You should see a key called Public. Double-click it to open it and change it to D:\Public, or whatever location you want to move the public folder to."Note - Vista Home Premium does NOT have a Public key.

Does anyone else have any other ideas?

Thanks so much in advance.




If you open Windows Explorer an... Read more

2 more replies
Answer Match 63.84%

I've seen a number of posts about this, so I wondered if any of you would find this paper useful. Have a read and post what you think about it. (I am not the author...)

http://www.sans.org/rr/whitepapers/casestudies/1551.php
 

A:Adding and securing a Public Wireless Access Point within a home network

I think this is not exactly what most people are interested in but for me personally it's a very useful paper since we have to provide wireless access to people attending training courses etc and it's always a pain to arrange it so our internal network doesn't get flooded by infected Windows laptops.

Lots of spelling/word glitches in the paper..
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 63%

I have a computer set up at home as a hobby-web server, designated "Server", running Windows 7 Professional (Swedish language version). The Server has Norton Internet Security installed. Standard port in the firewall is open to allow Remote Desktop
connections.

I cannot connect to the Server using Remote Desktop, unless...

When I open Network- and Sharing Center on the Server, under View your active networks, my internet connection (designated "Network 8" by Windows) is set to "Public Network"
I cannot connect to the Server.
I get the error message "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled  2) The remote computer is turned off  3) The remote computer is not available on the network"
This happens even will all firewalls disabled.

If I change "Network 8" to "Home network" or "Work" - then I can connect to the Server using Remote Desktop.

But if I set my Server's public IP-address/network adapter to "Home network", isn't my security compromised more than it already is when I'm allowing Remote Desktop? I don't want to leave my Internet connection at Home Network, because the point of
having different settings is because I want to have my internal LAN at a lower security level for network drive access.

How do I fix this?

More replies
Answer Match 60.9%

hi

i am using windows xp sp3.

i am connected in local network.

in my system there is a shared folder.

i have another system connected in public network.

how to access that shared folder from public ip system(public network system)?
 

More replies
Answer Match 60.9%

Hi all,

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

Thanks
MrsB
 

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

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

2 more replies
Answer Match 56.7%

HELP! Can't access my network connections in my network folder!!

Guys, i have a problem with my network folder.

It seems that I can't see my existing network connections in the folder! I first noticed this when i click on my dial-up

connection the connection window won't come up.

When i open the network connections folder in the control panel, an error message comes up with this message:

The Network Connections Folder was unable
to retrieve the lsit of Network adapters
on your machine. Please make sure that the
Network Connections service is enabled and
running.

I tried going to the Services Tool and manually started Network Connections but this is the message I got:

Could not start the Network Connections service on Local Computer.
Error 127: The specified procedure could not be found.

What gives? Please help me guys. I'm really at lost on what to do this time. I even tried starting all services but i only

got the same error message in the Network Connections service.
Thanks.

dRew
----------------------------
HJT Logfile attached for further info... just in case:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:36:34 PM, on 2/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.2082 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2082)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
... Read more

A:HELP! Can't access my network connections in my network folder!!

8 more replies
Answer Match 56.28%

Hello,
Running Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally deleted c:\users\public and c:\users\default and I cannot share documents with my family and cannot create new user account. How to restore windows 8.1 public and default folder?

A:Restore Public folder and Default folder

Hello Windows8use, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check to see if they may still be in the Recycle Bin to restore.

If not, then see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you deleted these folders to hopefully fix this.

11 more replies
Answer Match 55.86%

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

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

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

D:\Users\Dick>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

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

A:Network Folder Sharing Issues

6 more replies
Answer Match 55.44%

Hello,

I work in a school and we've got a network lan setup. Thing is that we have a multi function photocopier and I can setup scan folders on the computer to connect to the multi function copier. It worked and all, but all of a sudden the photocopier can access only a few pcs. e.g. My network folder worked perfectly but now when i've reset my password and set it up on the machine, it can't locate my system. I went on various forums to check the remote access issues. Some said that i might need to update the graphics driver. Still no luck. Any suggestions please????

Thank you
 

A:Network folder access

Let me understand this properly ,

1) you have to remotely access a computer and reset your password everytime and what do you have to set up on the machine

2) What can't locate your system

3) the computers that can log into the printer cant you login from the there?

Sorry I am asking you questions just to help me and anyone else more information to solving your issue that's all
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 54.6%

I am having issues accessing files on a network folder on SBS 2003. I have changed permissions and ownership of the folder but issue still persists. Three people have access to this folder/files however only one of them is able to access the files while the other 2 have "access denied" message when they try opening up files.

Any suggestions on how i could go about and solve this issue for the other 2 users?
 

More replies
Answer Match 54.6%

Recently a few computers in our domain has switched to Win 7 from Win XP. Now after sharing folder shared folder are not visible while accessing that computer from our Win CE device. Windows XP or Win 7 users can browse shared folders but not WinCE device.

Media Streaming, Network discovery, File sharing is Off. Firewall is turn off.

Any ideas what could be the reason ?.
 

A:Shared folder access over network

12 more replies
Answer Match 54.6%

Hi, I hope someone can help!
my wifes pc can see my pc on the home wireless network, I have enabled file sharing on both. I have given them the same work group name. I have a particular folder that I have enabled for sharing but her pc cannot open it, i tried disabling fire walls on my pc, both pcs use XP SP2 & I have a wireless router. The network was working fine until recently but I do not know exactly when this problem started. the error says folderXXXX is not accessible.you might not have permission to use this network resource, contact admin to see if you have permission. not enough server storage to process this command.
I have tried pinging pc & no problem. I can open files on my wifes PC, but not vice versa.I can also open files on 3rd PC which is Kids, but again not vice versa.? any ideas please. Many Thanks
 

A:Solved: Cannot access folder on particular PC in network

Lot's of hits on "not enough server storage to process this command." Here's one.
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 54.6%

This is odd. I have 2 dell PC laptops and a fairly new iMac. I am able to share itunes music b/t a pc and the mac both ways so I know the connection is there and working. But I cannot access a shared folder on the PC from the iMac or the other PC. It shows up under Network in the iMac and My Network places but when i click on it I get permission errors. HELP!!
 

A:Cant access a shared folder on the network

7 more replies
Answer Match 54.6%

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

More replies
Answer Match 54.18%

I have a PC and Laptop. PC is running 7 Ultimate and Laptop is running 7 Pro.
On the PC I have multiple hard drives, internal and external.
I can see all the drives and the shared folders listed individually as well. Over the network (from Laptop) when I go to Drive X I can paste stuff in it, but when I go to X:/Pictures/ I cannot paste anything in here.
Yet, when I go to Drive Z, in here I can paste both in Z:/ and in Z:/Videos.

Interestingly, when checking Network from my Laptop, I see all of them listed, X:, Z:, Pictures, Videos..
I tried everything, and even set all shares same, and added $everyone to shares on PS.

Obviously, I am missing something, and there is something different between the two.
Is there anyway to share EVERYTHING on PC with my Laptop, regardless of where any file/folder is, I would have read/write full access to it.

A:I can access network shared folder, but not subfolder, help please.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hydeIT


I have a PC and Laptop. PC is running 7 Ultimate and Laptop is running 7 Pro.
On the PC I have multiple hard drives, internal and external.
I can see all the drives and the shared folders listed individually as well. Over the network (from Laptop) when I go to Drive X I can paste stuff in it, but when I go to X:/Pictures/ I cannot paste anything in here.
Yet, when I go to Drive Z, in here I can paste both in Z:/ and in Z:/Videos.

Interestingly, when checking Network from my Laptop, I see all of them listed, X:, Z:, Pictures, Videos..
I tried everything, and even set all shares same, and added $everyone to shares on PS.

Obviously, I am missing something, and there is something different between the two.
Is there anyway to share EVERYTHING on PC with my Laptop, regardless of where any file/folder is, I would have read/write full access to it.


If you are having problems accessing only certain files or folders you can try taking ownership of them, the link shows you how to set it up.
Take Ownership Shortcut

If you require total access to the drive, for security reason's, it's usually best to work from the C:>User folder rather than the C: drive. The following link shows you how to add the required permissions to the Security tab in order to gain full control.
HDD sharing

8 more replies
Answer Match 54.18%

I have set up on a networked PC (Windows 7 Professional) a shared folder directory structure which has sub-folders for each userid defined on that PC. Each user will from their own laptop on the network perform a network folder mapping to their own sub-folder. I am able to perform the first network folder mapping for user A. When I try to perform the second network folder mapping for user B using a different drive letter, I get the error message

The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password. To connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.

Googled for help and found a number of suggestions like using IP address for the network folder mapping - I am using IP address. Found another suggestion to use "net use" to delete any existing mappings - when I type "net use", I do not see any other mappings.

So I am at a loss, after staring at this problem for the whole day.

Any help would be very much appreciated. I will have about 60 defined users performing the network folder mapping from each user's laptop.

A:Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

Is B a subfolder of A? If so I think your scheme will require the folders be on the same level. Or if not that, in mutually exclusive trees. When you share say, Users, all subfolders are also shared. To share folders in a tree they should all be leaves.

3 more replies
Answer Match 54.18%

I have an XP computer where I have Outlook Express and do my main emailing, saving some emails in OE folders.

Can I access the emails I have saved in OE folders from another computer? The second computer is Vista. The computers are networked using Microsoft. I can get access to folders on the first computer that are set for sharing, but I can't find the folder/file where the emails are stored.

Thanks!

Jaums

More replies
Answer Match 54.18%

Currently I am getting requests to allow off site users access to a company folder so that they can share files with a department within my organization. Does anyone have a suggestion of the best way to serve this folder(s) up? Would I just set them up with VPN access and then just give them permissions to that folder only? Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Currently we are running SBS2003, BES, Win Server 2003, and a Sonicwall 4060 Pro.

thanks,
B
 

A:External Users Network Folder Access

Hamachi makes this really easy, but may not go over well in a corporate environment. They will probably want a "real" VPN.
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 54.18%

Hi experts,
Bit of a head scratcher....
We have a windows 7 laptop, lets call him Lappy1, which is attempting to access the standard user's share location on a server, lets call him Server1.
Server 1 has three shared locations, Share1, Share2 and Share3.  The user's files are stored within Share3, inside a few nested folders.
All devices are on the same network.
Lappy1 can connect to the root of Share1 and Share2, but is getting an access denied message when accessing Share3.
WAIT!! before you start hastily typing away asking me to check the permissions to the share or the NTFS permissions on Share3, i need to explain the reason this is a head scratcher!

It doesn't matter what user account is used on Lappy1, the same result as per above is experienced.  If I use any of those accounts used on Lappy1 on my own desktop device (or most other devices for that matter), they are able to access Share3 with
no issues.This doesn't just affect this one device, there are maybe 3 or 4 devices out of many thousand devices with this same (or apparently the same) issue.  I have only had contact with this one, so I cannot comment with any certainty on those others that
have been mentioned by the techs.I have tried adding the user account used and the machine account to the share permissions for Share3 with no success.The device has been removed from the domain and re-added.The only workaround that has been used previously is to re-image the device, thereby removing... Read more

A:Unable to access a network shared folder

Seems to have stumped the rest of you too.
Though I am happy to report we now have a fix for it!
It was the Offline File Cache that was the culprit.  Something went wrong at some point with the CSC folder on the device in question.

Using the "Let me fix it myself" steps in the following support article to re-format the offline files database solved it in this instance.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/942974

Hope this helps anyone else with the same issue.

2 more replies
Answer Match 54.18%

Hi,

I'm trying to map a network drive across our companies computers. On one of the PC's (just one) I can navigate to the folder by going through network, selecting the host computer and finding the drive but when I try and map the drive to My PC I am told the
pc does not have the requisite permissions.

On the host pc full control is given to everyone. I can't fathom why one pc out of all of them is not given access. Any ideas?

More replies
Answer Match 54.18%

Hi everyone,

I have a strange issue on my Windows 10 computer: I can only see 1 computer under my home network, but other computers do not appear at all. However, I can access them fine typing in the address bar manually.

Also, for some reason, "LEESERVERPC" does not appear on my network folder, but it appears on the left pane. Does anyone know what the issue is? Is this a Windows 10 issue? Other computers are running Windows Server 2012R2 or Windows 7 and they easily find all computers in the network. I rebooted and resetted my router countless number of times. Refreshing doesn't seem to do anything.

Background: Originally, my Windows 10 computer was seeing all the computers in the network. As I was trying to set up another computer on the network, I refresh my network several times from my Windows 10 computer, and all a sudden all the computers except 1 disappeared on my Windows Explorer "Network". Every other computer in the network has no issues.

See Pic:

I want to emphasize that I CAN ACCESS the shared network computers. It's just that Windows Explorer's "Network" does not show most of the computers!

A:Network Folder cannot see some computers, but can access them fine

You have to disable SMB 2 & 3 to get it to work. Also if you are running any kind of third party Internet Security software, it can cause the issue.

0 more replies
Answer Match 53.76%

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

More replies
Answer Match 53.76%

Hello, I'm having an issue sharing folders between two computers both running windows 7. The computers see each other on the network and the Public folder is accessible but when I try to share a folder from another user account the folder shows up on the network but is not accessible. It gives me a 'no permission to access this file, contact a network administrator' error message. I have set the permissions of the file to allow full read and write for everyone. In advanced sharing settings in the Network and Sharing center I have file sharing on, password protected sharing off, I've tried both encryption settings without any effect and I've also tried turning password protected sharing on which doesn't fix the problem. Homesharing does not work between these computers either, They see each other but will not open any folders. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to try next, I've tested disabling all of my antivirus and firewalls, I made sure that they were on the same workgroup. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.

A:No permissions error when trying to access shared network folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TychoPsycho


Hello, I'm having an issue sharing folders between two computers both running windows 7. The computers see each other on the network and the Public folder is accessible but when I try to share a folder from another user account the folder shows up on the network but is not accessible. It gives me a 'no permission to access this file, contact a network administrator' error message. I have set the permissions of the file to allow full read and write for everyone. In advanced sharing settings in the Network and Sharing center I have file sharing on, password protected sharing off, I've tried both encryption settings without any effect and I've also tried turning password protected sharing on which doesn't fix the problem. Homesharing does not work between these computers either, They see each other but will not open any folders. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to try next, I've tested disabling all of my antivirus and firewalls, I made sure that they were on the same workgroup. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.


You might try going into the Security Tab of the folder you want to share. With the security tab open hit the "Add" button, then next window hit the "Edit" button then add "Everyone" to the access list, hit ok then apply then apply again on the security window. Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Alternatively, you c... Read more

7 more replies
Answer Match 53.76%

I am sharing a folder on a windows 7 computer. On a windows vista computer, I can see the w7 computer listed in network, and I can see the shared folder. But when I double click on the folder, it says "Network Error, Windows cannot access \\W7COMPUTER\testshare
Check the spelling of the name, otherwise there might be a problem with your network"
I think the problem is on the windows 7 computer, but I don't know how to fix it

A:network error, windows cannot access shared folder

Worth A Look, IMO.
 
Louis

3 more replies
Answer Match 53.76%

Hi Guys,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now all I need is a solution! :-)

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

More replies
Answer Match 53.34%

I'm having the most bizarre issue with like 9 machines in my network, all Windows 7 Ent x86. Basically, for some reason these 9 machines lose the Domain network profile once a day, randomly, and it's always after the GP is applied automatically.
The thing is:

I got another couple of hundreds of machines under the same set of policies (confirmed with GPResult), and only 9 are affected, so a GP is not the issue.
1 of the 9 affected machines is in another location with a different subnet, router, switch, ISP, different everything network-wise.
There are no local firewall rules (there was however a rule blocking inbound Explorer.exe connection for domain profiles only, but this can't cause any harm, the rule was deleted just in case though). Running GP update manually, or waiting for the automatic policy request does not reproduce the problem.The issue can happen at any time and under any circumstance; whether the user is logged on or not, computer locked or not, etc.When the issue happens, the network icon has a yellow exclamation sign and it is "Identifying network" until the next policy update.On the Firewall service logs, I can see how the Network profile changes back and forth a few times, ending in Network Profile=None.The computers are different models between HPs and Dells.An IPConfig /renew or a computer restart fixes the issue, until next day when it happens again.
I have set a scheduled task to renew the IP every morning, and provided a script for... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 53.34%

after it was removed from 8
I managed to get it back into the Library but seems impossible for This PC.

It's a good, safe way to share files between multiple users on a PC .

A:add public folder to This PC in 8.1

PC,

Go to C:\Users\Public, then grab one of the folders and create a shortcut on your desktop by 'moving' it there with your mouse.

Is that what you were asking?

5 more replies
Answer Match 53.34%

Hello All.
I have a public folder that has appeared on my desktop.
I kid you not.
I had updates to install,I did so,re-started and hey presto there it is.
What now ??? I don't want it on my desktop but there are no options to move or delete it

A:Public folder ???

What is the folder called.

Try looking here for help
Folder Permissions[11]=File Folder Settings

7 more replies
Answer Match 53.34%

I remember with Vista, this folder had multiple entries and they were not mine(probably came with new laptop, like bloat ware?). I was clueless then (with Vista)what that folder was about...and I'm still in the dark(with W7) .

I just discovered today, with W7, this folder is completely empty. (Why?).

I don't remember if I shared it(with Vista), but now I realize I have options...to share or not. I feel silly sharing an empty folder. So I opted to turn sharing OFF . Is being selfish(not sharing) disadvantageous to my system?

A:What's The Public Folder?...and what to do with it?

Hello Pappi,

The "Public" folders, are basically folders that the public (all users) have full access to by default. They basically set to be shared by "Everyone" making it easier to share files between users on the local PC and network easy to do by simply putting a file in one of the Public folders.

Empty Public folders do not take up any space. They are not a security risk since they only have access to what you place in the Public folders.

It's just a personal choice if you want to have Public folder sharing turned on or off.

Here's some more details below on all this if you like.

Public Folder Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

1 more replies
Answer Match 53.34%

I stupidly didn't fully understand what the Public Folder was and deleted it. I thought that by doing that no one would have access to my personal files. Well, I soon discovered that I shouldn't have done that.

#1. Can I get it back from ?
#2. Now I can't put anything into the Library/Documents Folder and don't understand why.
#3. If I can't retrieve that Public Folder can I somehow re-create another sub folder.

I didn't look in the Recycle Bin. Would it have gone there?

I should have known better since I just got Win 7 but it seemed the smart thing to do at the time.

A:Public Folder

Welcome to the forum.

Use system restore, that is the easiest way, especially since you just made the mistake.

6 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

I have a Win 7 Pro and a Win 8.1 Pro and an XP computer all on the same wired home network. I want to do simple file sharing like copy, move, delete, rename, replace. This has been just fine with my Win 7 and XP computer for many years, but when I recently got a Win 8 computer, I started having lots of network problems with the simplest types of file sharing.

I can do anything with the XP computer, receive or send files to the Win 7 or Win 8. But I get this error when trying to copy a file from Win 8 to Win 7 or copy from Win 7 to Win 8

destination folder access denied - you need permission to perform this action

Sitting at the Win 7 computer I can select a mapped HD from the Win 8 and successfully copy a file from Win 8 to Win 7. But I can?t copy a file from Win 7 to Win 8


Sitting at the Win 8 computer I can select a mapped HD from the Win 7 and successfully copy a file from Win 7 to Win 8. But I can?t copy a file from Win 8 to Win 7 In each of these situations I can only copy, I can?t move, delete, etc.

Remote desktop works fine with all 3 computers. I've worked for hours on a solution on Google and have tried some things like choosing properties for my boot and data HDs and giving full control to everything in the list.

Before I even started this process I had UAC set to minimum on both computer and now have even used a regedit on both computers to disable UAC. Nothing works.

With Win 7 I felt that SevenForums was the best, so I ... Read more

A:Win8 + Win7 network- destination folder access denied

Most folks may not want to hear this but having a mixed network I went the simplest way although it cost about $150 when I did it. I have 3 different versions of Windows [Win7, Win8.1, Win10TB] on 3 Desktops wired to my Router and 8-port Switch and can add a 4th [Vista] plus I have a wired Linux Desktop. I have an HP Officejet and an HP Laserjet connected via cable to the Router. A 'biggie' is the NAS/Network Attached Storage drive, 1TB, and all computers can have read and write access. My wife and I also use Wi-Fi connected Notebooks, mine are Windows, Linux and a MacBook Pro, hers is Win8.1. Any computer I install the printer software on can use the printers, she loves the Officejet for printing recipes.

Having the NAS has made a big difference in what I do, especially with downloads, as I am not continually having to futz with Network settings, just map the Public Folder on the NAS.

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

You have experienced the headache of not been able to acces shared folders and network printer ?.

Bypass Microsoft network layer to resolve this issue that has been a headache since XP to Vista.

1) Download Hamachi from logmein.com
This is a free vpn utility, very easy to use.
2) Install on pc#1, create a virtual network name and password.
Will get a static ip for this pc.
3) on other pc's install hamachi and join the virtual network.

Every folder and printers shared will be available thru the virtual network.
example: On pc#2 in the hamachi console right click on PC#1 and browse the shared folder, copy files etc.

To add a printer is done the same way as going thru add printer and locate on network, the diff here is that your by passing microsoft network and using your virtual network.

This resolved all the problems that I have seen in google regarding this issue.
 

A:Solved: Workaround: Access Denied to Network folder /Printers

What version of Vista are you running?
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

From one of my Windows 10 machines I am unable to access the shared folders on the other. The troubleshooter says "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer" and "Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing." Does anyone have any ideas?

I have run sfc /scannow, but no problems were found. I don't get the problem when sharing in the other direction or when accessing the shared folders on the same machine.

This comes amidst a cluster of sharing-related problems. Before the reboot after which the present problem manifested itself, shares going in the other direction were invisible in the network browser (but could be accessed via the search bar). Also, the machine in question does not appear in the HomeGroup browser even though it is a member of the HomeGroup.

A:missing network protocols prevent access to shared folder

Over discussed issue, due to Microsoft in their infinite wisdom thought that networking would be more secure by crippling it, instead of fixing their mistakes. Some have been able to disable SMB 2 & 3 and get it to work again.

more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

Hello

I recently upgraded my file server in my workgroup consisting of 12 pcs. I installed a new Western digital 160 Gb(WD1600AAJS) drive and transferred the data and mapped the network shares over the network. After this upgrade access to even the tiniest files like word and excel takes too much time.
I checked the cabling replaced the nic for the new server even put back the old file server (which has an ide hard drive) to check the connections. The old server worked well but on the same location this new machine is causing network access problems.

Is there a possibility that this could be cause of some issues with sata drives not suitable for network usage. The new server is a Dell branded optiplex-270 with 1 GB of RAM, 3.0 GHZ processor and 160Gb WD hard drive. It is important to point out that i have never experienced any performance issues with this machine as a standalone PC. I have already tested the hard drive using WD utility provided and found it in good health.

Please could any one please recommend a solution for this issue as I am soon going to roll out a domain for our network.
 

A:SATA Hdd access issues over a network

6 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

About a week ago, I suddenly lost my internet connection on my home desktop system; Acer Aspire M3910 running Win7 Home Premium SP1; On-board NIC Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller. I have checked all over the Web (using my work Laptop for possible solutions)...seems like this is a common problem, found multiple incidents on this forum, but haven't seen anyone successful resolve this issue. Here's what I have done/tried:
- Swapped nic cables.
- Tried different nic ports (have 2 in the wall) with different cables.
- Rebooted Cable modem and routers.
- Other wired & wireless connections are working in the home without issue.
- Control Panel Network repairs diags: Get message "the wired n/w adapter is experiencing problems" mad:No S^*t Sherlock)
- Uninstalled the adapter and re-installed. Downloaded and installed newest drivers.
- Uninstalled all/any recently installed programs (those just prior to the issue).
- Installed a wireless PCIe card that came with the PC when purchased, but I had uninstalled it as I use the wired connection. Same results, doesn't connect and get same brilliant Windows troubleshooting messages!)
- Uninstalled wired/wireless devices and installed a purchased USB Ethernet port. Same errors.
- I use Kaspersky PURE, turned it, and Windows firewall off, no resolve.
- Based upon ideas found on Forums, reset various settings suggested for repairs to ipconfig /all. Even turned of the Teredo tunneling, etc setting per a forum suggest... Read more

A:Desktop network access issues

9 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

Ok some background info:
Acer Aspier 9300-5005 notebook PC (all standard except operating system which came with Vista but I loath it!)
Windows XP Professional
802.11 b/g wireless LAN

I am having problems staying connected to my wireless network. I have AT&T DSL and they can't help me either. My Desktop PC (also running windows xp pro) is connected by Ethernet to the 2Wire (forgot model number, i'm at work) Modem/Wireless Router.

My notebook is not staying connected wirelessly. It wont stay connected to any wireless network. In fact, I can't even connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot at Barnes & Noble (gives me some message about not recognizing my MAC address, but my home network recognizes it fine).

I found a work around, but it's very annoying.

Right when I boot my computer up it will connect automatically no problem. But then about 10 or 15 minutes i lose connection (no error message, just that tooltip that pops up telling me i have no connection). (Btw I have full signal strength, these problems occur anywhere in the house, near router or not).

To reconnect, the only way I've been able to, is by opening the network properties and right clicking on wireless connection (the icon in the taskbar) and then clicking repair. But there's more... I have to wait for it to disable and then re-enable my network card, and when it says "connecting" i have to right click again on "wireless connection" (the one under the actual netwo... Read more

A:Wireless Network Access Issues

9 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

Hi Guys and Gals,

So i have a problem trying to connect my PC Via Ethernet.

wireless can connect but i'm wanting wired as the signal strength is poor and of cause wired is faster.
ive never had wired connection on my PC and the problem has only just came about after moving home... i digress;

so in network sharing its is showing my wired connection as unidentified public network -
IPv4 Connectivity - no network access
IPv6 Connectivity - no network access

Now i have tried the following:

- resetting router (i have fibre so reset both)
- reset pc
- uninstalled, reinstalled and udated drivers for Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
- turned off firewall
- turned of anti virus/anti spyware
- manually assigned IP
- automatically assigned IP
- installed protocol on IPv 4 and IPv 6.
- deleted network from my computer and reconnected.
- changed my security settings to low/disabled then reset them back after no change.

ip config -

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Ryan>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c1f6:36c6:1fd0:e48d%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.... Read more

A:Public network - unidentified network cant change to home

11 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

HI,

I have installed server 2003 on a small network and created a domain that is the same as the public domain name (ie the companies website).

This is now causing a problem because when i type in the public address (for example www.company.com) it is trying to resolve it locally - because the local domain name is also company.com.

Does anyone know if there is a way to get round this problem?

Many thanks in advance

Dave
 

A:problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network

add 'local.' to the internal domain or change it altogether.

Your public domain should not have any connection into your private infrastructure,
but you may have references from private->public; not very common.
 

6 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

Hi:

When I click on the wireless icon in the taskbar it shows connected to my home network and an unknown public network. However, in the network sharing center it shows both networks connected to the same SSID which I find strange. How do I get rid of the public unknown network? Also in windows explorer when I expand the 'Network' list it lists my own PC name on the network and also under media devices. Could these be the source of the public unknown network? Although my wireless is working fine,
this thing just bugs the hell out of me .

Thanks in advance.

A:Network Connection Shows Unknown Public Network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by seven15heaven


Hi:

When I click on the wireless icon in the taskbar it shows connected to my home network and an unknown public network. However, in the network sharing center it shows both networks connected to the same SSID which I find strange. How do I get rid of the public unknown network? Also in windows explorer when I expand the 'Network' list it lists my own PC name on the network and also under media devices. Could these be the source of the public unknown network? Although my wireless is working fine,
this thing just bugs the hell out of me .

Thanks in advance.


I think a picture of the problem might help because I'm not completely sure about this.

It sounds like you may have inadvertently set up a wireless guest network when you set up your router.

Sometimes this is automatic on certain routers but there should be a way to disable it from the routers set up page.

Since they are both using the same SSID I'm assuming this guest network is set up outside the regular network so as to keep anyone connecting from accessing your data.

1 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

Hello all,
I have tried all the similar solutions to my problem but non eworks.

I have just installed WIndows 7 Home 64bit.
Wireless works (slooooooow).
The cable from my Billion router/modem is recognised but does not work.

In network and sharing centre I can see Wireless as Home Network and cable as:

Unidentified network - Public Network (no link = can't change it).
The 4 TCP/IPv4 is set at automatic. Even if I put the Billion default address 192.168.1.254 and subnet and gateway nothing.

Tried going into ipconfig and it gives me a 169.254.176.23 (=no internet connection then, but I knew that).

The wireless IP is correct at 192.168.1.2

From what I have understood from all the fora I have to change the network from Public to Home.

How do I do it?

I would be very grateful for any sort of help.

A:unidentified network - public network Windows 7 64bit

Hi Villas

Networks\Connections is not my area but this will show you how to change from public to home network - Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

Danny

9 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

Aight, let the fun begin.

When I turn on my computer, I roll some dice to see if my internet is going to work. If I role anything besides a 0 my internet doesn't work. It starts with trying to identify a public network and continues to try to identify it for hours on end. I have tried many solutions, spent hours on the phone with HP customer support, linksys router support, my internet company (time warner cable), and many other chat sites which as you can see since im here, have had no success.
On my network: Vista and XP computer as well as a Xbox 360
(I've tried every combination on the network to see if something unplugged would fix the problem, no success) The best part is when my Vista computer is connected to the internet sometimes, my xbox360 cannot connect to xbox live. When I unplug the Vista ethernet cord or disable the internet connection my 360 suddenly can connect to my router and the internet flawlessly. (There are no conflicting IP addresses on my system, I already checked for that)

Identifying Public Network:
Solutions to try and fix this:
(None of them work effectively, if I say a prayer it might work for half a day then go poopy again)
-Restart modem
-Unplug modem
-Restart router (ive checked for any router fixes/updates as well as bought a new router to see if helped, no success)
-Unplug router
-Static IP (Fun fact about this one: I made a static IP doing all that good stuff, even have my port forwarded which is a Linksys and does a funky thing... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I used to have messed up file sharing settings because the printer wouldnt work but they were alright because whoever looked into my Computer in the network would only find a Public folder. (w/o passwords)

Now, i reinstalled windows, and whenever somenoe looks into my computer under the network, they have to enter a password and once they do, they can access not only the public folder, but all my documents under my folder. (Users/MyStuff)

the sharing folder is Users so people can see everything inside Users if they have my password.

What i want to do is let them only access the Public folder WITHOUT my password.

That way, if i have something that needs to be transferred, i'll just drop it on in the public folder, and someone can take it.

I am confused in terms of how to reach these settings and i would appreciate it if anyone could offer a solution.
THank you.

A:How to let other computers see ONLY the public folder?

Disable Homegroup and have a good Public and Private key Encryption.

4 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Ok I did systems restore and everything is almost normal, except this one thing is bugging me. When I go to documents, instead of just seeing my normal folders games, ea games, halo ce ect. I see Public Documents under it and I want to get rid of it. ALso there is a heading over My Documents that wasn't there before. Can anyone help?
*I put an attatchment of the problem.

A:Public Folder Showing

Right click on the Library - e.g. Documents (in the left pane) > go to Properties. There you can delete it (highlight it and then "Remove" - do not forget Apply !!!).

9 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I do not use the public folder in w8 and want to delete it. Can someone give me an idea on how to do it thru registry or system? thanks
 

A:Windows 8 public folder

Just leave it there. If you haven't enabled file & folder sharing, there's no problems.
 

6 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

When I go into Properties/Location of the Public Videos folder it says I can "change where the files are stored in this folder" however I cannot type a new location into the dialogue box. I am in signed in as administrator. How can I do this? Thanks.

A:Can't Move Public Folder

Never mind. Got it.

3 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

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

Thanks.

A:How to share the public folder?

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

Hope that helps !

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Evening all,

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

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

many thanks

A:Public sharing folder help

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

7 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

This is dead simple really even though most people say it can't be deleted.
Start you computer in safe mode and log on as administrator if prompted.
Go to my computer>local disk>users
Right click public and delete.
In the left pane left click on documents library.
Where it says 2 locations left click and delete the public folder and close.
Follow the last 2 steps for each folder in libraries.
Job done.
Restart your computer.
 

More replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Hi,

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

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

More replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I installed a Western Digital MyBook Duo NAS storage drive. When I was having some problems I reinstalled the software and have ended up with two public drives referencing the MyBook, and they are :-
Public(\\MyBookLiveDuo) (X)
Public(\\MyBookLiveDuo) (Z)

There is no option to delete either of the drives if I right click on the drive in Windows Explorer, just a Disconnect option. I have not been able to work out how to delete one of them and retain the other.

Can anyone suggest how I might be able to delete one of these pointers to my MyBook?

Viv

A:Cannot delete a Public folder

Disconnect Network Drive. It is in the Tools Menu.

And if you have a problem in the future do NOT run the WD software again. Just use Win Explorer to MAP Network Drives.

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I am inable to access anything inside my Public folders. I cant cut paste delete. Nothing seems to work and I am not understanding why. Can someone help me with this?

A:why cant i use my public folder in vista

This may help: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conte...

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I wanted to move the Public Folder from C:\Users to D:\, so I simply copied the folder, delete the original, and created a symbolic link (with -mklink-). A little knowledge was a dangerous thing - apparently I should have used -robocopy- to ensure the copy of Public had the correct characteristics. So, is there a way to fix D:\Public so that it has the correct permissions of a "Public" folder? If not, is there a way to recreate the original C:\Users\Public? I am not concerned about any data in this folder, as there was (so far) none there.

Apologies if this has been addressed here before, I tried searching the forums but with no luck. Thanks.

A:how to recreate Public Folder?

Hello Spandrel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made these changes to the Public folder to undo them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

9 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I am currently investigating sharing of folders and came across the instance of a folder named Microsoft>IndentityCTRL.

Is this alright to have running in the background as a folder and what are the properties of it?

A:What is the IndentityCRL Public Folder

See this: Microsoft - IdentityCRL folder - Microsoft Community

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

When i go into the sharing settings and i click on turn on sharing so that anyone with network acsess it selects, i save it then when i come back it isnt selected and i cant see my computer on my other machine. Please help.(im trying to get files from my xp machine)

A:I cant Enable my public folder

go to Admin tools > Local security policy and enable the "Guest account status" and change Network access: Sharing and Security model to "Guest Only".

disable password protected sharing in Network and Sharing center

If you right-click on a folder and go to sharing it will tell you whether or not the share is password protected.

9 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

About a week ago I have to format my computer due to a nasty virus causing me to not be able to connect to the internet(scanned with a few programs, safe mode, nothing got rid of it). Everything works find now other then the fact that when I go to access my computer on the Work Network, It shows up blank. I can't drop anything into it, other people can view my computer on the network, but they can't drop any files either. All the sharing settings are on, no password is in place and I've been searching the web for the past two hours trying to find a solution and I have unfortunately come up blank. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

A:No Public Folder showing up.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Unassorted


About a week ago I have to format my computer due to a nasty virus causing me to not be able to connect to the internet(scanned with a few programs, safe mode, nothing got rid of it). Everything works find now other then the fact that when I go to access my computer on the Work Network, It shows up blank. I can't drop anything into it, other people can view my computer on the network, but they can't drop any files either. All the sharing settings are on, no password is in place and I've been searching the web for the past two hours trying to find a solution and I have unfortunately come up blank. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.


There are separate Advanced file sharing settings which refer specifically to the Public folders so that needs to be enabled.

Besides that you should make sure that you have enabled sharing for the Public folders by going to C:>Users>Public folder, and enable sharing through the Sharing tab. You should also make sure that the C:>Users folder is shared out through the Sharing tab as well.

1 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I just set up my Public folders to share files across my home network and the Public folder already has lots of files in it that I didn't put there.

For example, Public Desktop has shortcuts to Adobe Reader etc. Another folder called Games has the full installations of some of my games. I don't want these shared!

When I deleted some of them, they were also deleted from my real desktop. Not good.
When I clicked on Share and tried to Unshare one of these folders, it wouldn't let me.

Three questions:
1) How did they get there in the first place?
2) How can I keep this from happening in the future?
3) Since deleting some of them also deleted them from my computer, how can I remove these files from the Public sharing area without messing up the installation on my computer?

More replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Hi People,

Has anyone noticed that the folder icon for "Public Documents" is small, and can't be resized to extra large, or large like the other Public folder icons? I've noticed this on my two vista machines, and was wondering if anyone else noticed this? Or if I just stuffed something.

Cheers!
 

A:Public Folder Icons

7 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I noticed a public folder on my windows 7 computer that my xp does not. it is a hidden folder, named public desktop. what exactly is this? why doesn't it show up on other computers? is there a need for this? can I delete it?

A:hidden folder - public?

I would say if its not causing issues, then I would just leave. I think that folder is for public sharing of documents.

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Upgraded one of my PC's yesterday(7/29) from 7 Home Premium to 10. Now the other two PC"S in my home, both 8.1, cannot see the public folder of the 10 PC. 10 can see the 8.1 just fine.

Tried typing to users/public into the explorer address bar and got an 0x80004005 error

A:Windows 10 Public Folder Not Seen

Originally Posted by MrOctober


Upgraded one of my PC's yesterday(7/29) from 7 Home Premium to 10. Now the other two PC"S in my home, both 8.1, cannot see the public folder of the 10 PC. 10 can see the 8.1 just fine.

Tried typing to users/public into the explorer address bar and got an 0x80004005 error



Type: c:/users/public into the explorer address bar.

1 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Hello,
I've recently been having some trouble with installing and running a few programs. (skype and rosetta stone are two that it happens). When I open them my entire computer just freezes. I have a feeling that it might have something to do with my Public Folders. A little while back I was trying to fix them because they appeared as just standard yellow folders, instead of the folders with the image on it. However, I could not get all of them to change to the imaged folder. My public desktop stayed as a normal yellow folder.

I did this fixing by following a website:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/172301-public-folder-icons-restore-default-icon.html

The website basically had me do shell commands, and replace the desktop.ini file for each folder...It just so happens that this website was designed for windows vista, not windows 7, so I think that I messed something up. Cause ever since then my programs have not been running correctly.

-Carrie
 

More replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Anyone ever experince this? I am running a win2k server with exchange 2000 server and all of a sudden we can not open items within the public folder we have set up. The error comes up "can not open this item". This only applies to messages or addresses that have notes in the body field. If it is just a reminder with a subject and no body, it opens fine but as soon as you add a body it will not open. I read on an MS site that this is due to the version of GFI Content Security Monitor that I have. It said if you have ver 8 to upgrade to 8.1. I did so, still haven't solved the problem... Any suggestions?
 

More replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Hi Vista forums;
First post here...yay

I bought 2 new HP desktops 3 weeks ago and ever since I have not been able to fix my networking issues, and so this morning I finally called HP and guess what, they charge for Network help. So shocking the fact that 3-4 years ago I could still get network help for free under my brand new 1-year warranty but anyway I thought I'd try posting my problem.

Here is the dilemma:

Vista HP Desktop #1

Vista HP Desktop #2

XP Desktop

2 XP Laptops

------------------------------

All computers above cannot access files of the 2 new Vista PC's. Everyone can see the computers show up on the network and can enter (I disabled all the password junk) and see the shared files and printers, but when it comes to actually going into them the errors I get are:

From the XP's: Is not accessible;, you must contact administrator, you don't have permissions etc..

From the Vista's: Check spelling of name or check administrator for permissions etc

Also, on one of the Vista, I have shared a printer and the XPs can see and add it as network printer, but not the 2nd Vista...

I have Not disabled the Windows Firewall and I do have Norton on every computer and have checked all the settings in Norton as best as I could..

Your help and advice is greatly appreciated!!!!

- Sabrina

More replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Hey guys, had this problem for a while now but not bothered to fix it. For some reason some programs can't access the internet, but others can, some examples:

Can access internet: Google Chrome, Spotify...

Can't access internet: Minecraft.exe, Maya Activation, WinRAR, some others...

At first I thought it could just be 32bit programs that have the problem, but I just had a look at my Chrome shortcut location, and it's within the 32bit programs folder:

Code:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
I have disabled all my port forwarding within my router settings, no luck, even restored it to factory settings, so nothing there.

I have reset my internet settings back to default in-case I had changed something there at some point, again, no luck.

ipconfig /all

Code:
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Contr
oller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D4-3D-7E-F4-AA-8C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f118:ac0d:1ec2:5161%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.15(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 14 October 2014 03:24:01 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 15 October 2014 03:24:00 PM
Default Gateway . . . .... Read more

A:Network issues, only some applications can access the internet.

try doing a winsock reset by following the steps in the link below. If that does not work post back and we can go from there:

SF IE Restorator - Troubleshooting General Issues with IE

EDIT: even though it says its for internet explorer; just follow the steps for resetting the winsock.

1 more replies
Answer Match 52.08%

When I go into Properties/Location of the Public Videos folder it says I can "change where the files are stored in this folder" however I cannot type a new location into the dialogue box. I am in signed in as administrator. How can I do this? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Can't Move Public Folder

Never mind. Got it. Apparently I wasn't in admin mode as I thought.
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 52.08%

I am working with Dreamweaver MX and trying to create a hyperlink for users to view a Outlook 2003 public folder (calendar item) on a Intranet site. The hyperlink I am using is "outlook://public foldersall public folders/itemname. I would like to find a way to have it open with only the Calendar item open. The link now opens in the user's Outlook normal view with calendar in the forefront. Any suggestions welcome.
 

A:Creating hyperlink to public folder

Hi wingnutpc,

I've not done with Dreamwever or any other publishing tool, but if it's the same then you can't provide a hyperlink to an item within a public folder, only to a folder or sub-folder.

If you right-click a folder you have available 'send a link' but not if you right-click a posting within that folder.

lol
Hew
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 52.08%

Hi,

I deleted my public folders a few days ago and now I can't do any updates!

Windows Live stopped working as did Evernote.

I don't want the Public folders and was hoping there is a way to solve this.

BTW, I did all the suggestions suggested on the thread for resetting win updates and ran the Fix It. The updates are also listing as for 32 bit?

Win 7 64 bit Home Premium.

Thanks in advance.

A:Updates not installing/Public Folder

Hello Dapa,

You could try doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this issue started to hopefully fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

9 more replies
Answer Match 52.08%

Anyone know how to unhide the Public Desktop on Vista Enterprise 32bit?

A:Hidden public desktop folder

Originally Posted by firefiten


Anyone know how to unhide the Public Desktop on Vista Enterprise 32bit?



navigate to public folder, right click on that and remove the hidden attribute

Hidden Files and Folders



May i know what is the goal ?

6 more replies
Answer Match 52.08%

I checked my network sharing center and network discovery, file sharing is on, and password protected sharing is off.

I checked the public folder, the icon has a lock sign on it, every time I try to change it from read only to write, it doesn't change but stays as read only

How do I change the permissions for my public folder with a lock on it?

A:Other users can't copy into public folder

The easiest way I know for this is to simply navigate to the public folder right click - properties - security
Then you'll have to give the guest or everyone group full permissions.

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.08%

when i installed the outpost firewall, my brother cant see my public folder any more from his computer

help

More replies
Answer Match 52.08%

Hi,

I have a user who wants a shortcut to a pulbic folder on the desktop. I have tried several methods and nothing seems to work. I am starting to wonder if this is even possible. The last thing I tried was creating a shortcut in outlook and dragging it to the desktop but it just would not copy. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

A:Desktop Shortcut For Public Folder

Hi ozlurker, welcome to BC! Have a look at this, it may be what you're looking for: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/links.htm#shortcuts

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.08%

Help!

Within the document libraries there appear to be a number of default folders For Example
PICTURES
My Pictures
Public Pictures

Whilst transferring all my picture files across from my old laptop I seem to have deleted the public pictures folder within my personal library. After a bid of searching around I have found the Public Pictures folder under the "public" area of the C: directory. It appears to only be missing only in my profile account (other profiles are also unaffected).

My question is how do I restore this folder? If I copy and paste the source public pictures folder I appear to be making a complete copy, rather than a shortcut type link to the files.
Many thanks.

A:How to Restore Public Pictures Folder

Hello No Idea, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It sounds like you just removed the Public folder from only your library. If so, then you should be able to just add it back to be included in the library.

Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

3 more replies