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Folder / File Sharing


I'm new to windows 7 and i'm getting very frustrated. I have 2 user logins on the same laptop, one for me and one for my wife and i want to share folders and files with the other user. For instance all my photos are stored in my pictures on my login and i would like to share this folder with my wife's login. I have tried all the "share with" options but noting seems to work. They all talk about sharing on a home network but i don't have a network, only one laptop. Please help before i blow a fuse!


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Network Folder Sharing And Port Opening

My network is like this: laptop -> f-secure firewall of the laptop -> ~wireless~ -> desktop -> windows firewall of the desktop -> internet

The ports are opened in both my and desktops firewalls (i reinstalled windows yesterday - before it was working perfectly. ). Even tried turning my laptop's firewall off - no help.connection cannot be made through the ports.

And another problem: the shared network cannot be seen (though i have the internet access). My laptop cannot see the desktops folder (could see before the installation) and my desktop cannot see my laptop's. Tried going through everything in windows explorer (folder sharing) and control panel (network, system (this one to change the work-group)).


Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Setting Up File Sharing

Two desktops both running windows 7 home premium. Got it set up once and it worked great. Then due to problems on pc 2 i did a clean install of windows 7 home premium. The files that i am trying to share reside on pc1. I have the homegroup set up on it and set several files to share and then selected read/write for those files. Printed out the key and went to pc2 to set it up.

Did as instructed on control panel but there is no network and internet but went into network. Thats when it gets crazy as it seems that in trying to join now and put in the password from pc1 it prints out its own password on the screen and says that there are no members in the homegroup.could someone help or point me to a document to read and use?


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

File Sharing Not Working

I have had the files on my vista home premium desktop set up for over a year as shared files. I could always access them from my laptop. I recently got a new laptop with windows 7 and it immediately could access the files and make changes to them. Today , all of a sudden the files on my desktop are now read only. I go to documents folder and there is a check make in "read only". I unchecked the box and click apply and another dialogue box comes up asking me to click ok to make these shared files.

I click ok and another little window appears and shows progress as attributes of every file in documents is being adjusted. However after that task completes and i go to look at documents properties -the read only box is still checked. I have restarted the desktop and tried to make the change 3 times but no success. If i go to network setting there is a green check mark for file sharing on. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to fix this.

The only new software put on the laptop has been microsoft home and student office but i don't see where that should have affected anything.


Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

File Sharing On Win 7

I have recently installed windows 7 on my pc. I have a ton of music and photos that i would like to be able to share. We recently got set up with at&t uverse, and there is an interactive feature on uverse that allows you to access your music and photos from your network. When i go to this feature in uverse, i am able to see that my pc is connected, but i am unable to access any of my folders that contain music or photos. At one point, i was able to access them, but i installed another hdd in my pc with more music and while i was trying to get everything set to share, things disappeared from uverse.

I have gone to my computer and right clicked on the music library that i want to share, i selected share with specific people, and included my homegroup. I gave the homegroup read / write access, but the files still do not show up on uverse. I would appreciate any insight on sharing or any insight on how to use with at&t uverse.


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

File Sharing Network Issues

I have three computers running on my network. 2 computer have windows 7 ultimate 64bit and 1 has windows vista ultimate 32bit. One of the computers is wireless (windows 7) the other 2 are wired. When i first turn on my wireless computer i have full internet and file sharing connections. I continue to have full connections until about about a half hour or until i lock that computer. Then when i start to use that computer again i have internet connections but my file sharing connections are messed up. I only can share files with the windows vista computer. When i try to access and share files with the other windows 7 computer it says windows cannot access.

I try and click diagnose but it cannot find anything wrong with it. Can anyone help me find out what is wrong with this? The only other way i can start to share files with both computers is to either restart my computer or go into computer management disable and then re enable my network card (that seems to work most of the time). My router and wireless card are only about a year and a half old. It is a linksys speed booster brand. Wrt54gs i think.


Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Firewall Blocking File Sharing

Came into the office today (two computers on the network) and one of the computers could not see the other on the network (it was not a problem the other way around). I went through some troubleshooting, and figured out it was the firewall on the one computer blocking access. The firewall is controlled by macafee virus protection. So, i turned off the firewall, and bingo, i can now see each computer from both directions. The problem is now i don't have any firewall protection. Any reason the settings on the firewall would have been different today than they were yesterday, and how do i turn the firewall back on while allowing the file sharing to continue on as before over the network?

Posted On: 2010-07-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Access File Sharing On Server

I have windows 7 home and i want to access file sharing on server.

Server
- Not ad
- Create folder and set share permission for user in server. After i† map network drive from windows 7 home to server - > example 10. 0. 0. 100 share (everyone not full control) in folder share have set folder permission for some user only. Select map drive with different user account and it keep ask user and password? I make sure that i type

User: servernameuser , pass:password
User : 10. 0. 0. 100 user
Pass : password


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

The File And Printer Sharing (smb) Problem

The device or resource (pc name) is not setup to accept connections on port "the file and printer sharing (smb)". Long enough i have suffered with this problem, hopefully this will be the place that is able to solve it. A while ago, when i installed windows 7, the file sharing feature just worked fine. Thought†since a month, maybe 2 its not working at all. I have†2 pc's. One laptop with windows xp 64-bit, one main pc with windows 7 64-bit (windows 7 ultimate n build 7600).

The problem: i have†file sharing turned on, thought i cannot access the desktop pc from my laptop. (Not by name nor ip address). On the desktop pc itself, i cannot look into the shared files (which are on the same pc!). The ironical part of this is that is does show what files are shared†(and this updates correctly) thought it wont show the content. Also the desktop pc cannot see any other pc†on the network, thought they all have the same workgroup. The laptop is able to see and access other windows xp pc's who are in the same network, but not the desktop (windows 7) pc.

Some tests i did:
#1 from my laptop i can ping to my desktop.
#2 from my desktop i can ping to my laptop.
#3 i uninstalled northon ghost (even with the removal tool), no changes.
#4 i turned off eset nod32, windows firewall and windows defender, no changes.
#5 i uninstalled the drivers of my network card and reinstalled them, no changes.
#6 i checked if the serveces started that might have something to do with this:
-> "Computer browsing" -> started
-> "Ssdp discovery" -> started
-> "Tcp/ip netbios helper" -> started
-> "Server" -> started

#7 when i turn on network discovery, it will automatically go back to "off". (I used to be able, when all worked, to turn this on!)

#8 set pc back to a restore point 20 days ago (this unfortunately was the earliest i could find, thought even on that date i had problems. )
Change sharing options for different network profiles is configured as following:
Home†& work (current profile)
Turn off network discovery (! I cant turn this on !)
Turn on file and printer sharing
Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write.
Media streaming is off (also with "on", no changes)
Use 128-bit encryption to help. (Also with "40-†or 56-bit", no changes.
Allow windows to manage homegroup connections
Errors:
#1 when†i open network, it shows my desktop pc only in the list. (I used to have all the pc's in the list)
#2 when†i click my desktop pc's name, it shows which folders are shared: "some folder" & "users" are shared.
#3 when i click eighter of these folders i get the notification: "windows cannot access jeffreyusers"
#4 when i click "diagnose" it shows: "the remote device or resource won't accept the connection" and "the device or resource (jeffrey) is not set up to accept connections on port "the file and printer sharing (smb)". "

Solution: the problem is caused by a corrupted file.

The dns client and the dhcp client rely on 3 processes in windows 7: "nsi, tdx and afd" (can be found in the registry, see 2nd post of mine for location). If the dhcp client wont start, it might be, because of one of these files. By entering the command: "net start nsi"† (and tdx, and adf) you can find out if they work or not. In my case the tdx process wouldn't start.

Using shinmila h. 2nd post, you can find out if the file is corrupted, and replace them with a non corrupted one. In my case the tdx.sys file was totally empty, and following the tutorial of shinmila h. 2nd post link, i was able to replace the file, with a file of my friend. (I couldn't find it on the installation dvd).

Once the file has been replaced, the service would start normally again. (Manually, or automatically on restart) who knows what i have to do, to make windows sharing possible again, between a windows 7 and a windows xp pc.


Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

File Sharing Between Xp With Office And Win 7 With Ms Works

File sharing between windows xp with microsoft office and windows 7 with microsoft works word processor and spreadsheets. I work for a small non-profit and just opened our first office. We received a donated rebuilt pc with microsoft xp office products which were compatible with what i had been using at home. Just received an new dell inspiron with windows 7 and the microsoft works programs installed. The systems are wirelessly networked to share files.

However, the new system will not install many of the existing logo images installed in our forms, and when they do install they aren't proportional or different colors. And formatting is often lost in the . Wps files.

I have been able to open files, edit and then re-save in the .doc format, but it is time consuming and doesn't solve the formatting or image issues. I have not been able to figure out how to run the compatibility software.


Posted On: 2010-03-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Connecting Win7 To Xp Network For File / Printer Sharing

I have a new netbook running windows 7 starter edition and i want to use file sharing and printer sharing with my existing windows xp network. I have turned on file and printer sharing on my xp desktop. The win 7 netbook connects to the internet via my wireless router. The xp desktop is connected to the wireless router. The printer is connected to the xp desktop. Why am i unable to connect the win 7 to the xp network?†How do i do it?

Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Home Network / File Printer Sharing With Win 7 And Xp

I have 3 machines on my home network. #1 is a new windows 7 64 bit (ultimate); #2 is an upgraded windows 7 32 bit (pro), and #3 is a xp machine. I am able to get #1 and #2 on†the home network, but #3 is giving me trouble. I need to be able to share files at a minimum, and ideally printer too.

Posted On: 2009-11-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

File Download Search In Folder

I use windows 7 ultimate. Firefox latest version. I download music preview files, alot and i want to find a way to better short my file during download. e.g. Axwell - take this ( dj remix )

That is a song name. I have a music folder with many subfolders ( their name are based from source of download or genre ) my problem now is a have multiple ''double'' / alot of same songs in different folders, which take too much hdd space.

When i click download, i have a pop up window, ask for ''save as'' it direct me to my music folder, now i can see if i already own the file if it's written exactly the same (ask to replace file). But when i am into a sub-folder i dont know if i already have it in music main folder or another music subfolder. ( Lets say, im into c:/music/electro , i want to know if i already have that song in c:/music/house or c:/music or all sub-folder in music without having to look every folder before download. )

Do you understand my request? Is their such feature in windows 7?


Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error - File Or Folder Open Or In Use By Another Program

I am using windows 7 64-bit on an asus laptop, and recently ran into a strange problem. I have a shared hard drive on a desktop pc that stores all of my working files. I often work from the laptop across my wireless network, working on files stored on my desktop hard drive. The desktop is running win xp professional.

When i try and move a folder on the desktop hard drive using the laptop running win 7 i am getting the error"file or folder open or in use by another program, please close the program and try again"
The files are not open on the desktop or elsewhere on the laptop either, but nothing i do seems to unlock these files so they can be managed remotely from the laptop across the wireless network.

I found one forum post that said something about having to unlock the permissions for the file in windows 7?†Is this the problem?†And if so, how would one go about doing that?†I have checked the permissions of the folders themselves, and they are set to full read write access for everyone, so i don't know what i could possibly change. This is a very annoying glitch, having to go to my desktop every time i need to move or delete a file from my shared hard drive!

Also i have had no problems in the past w/ my previous two laptops managing files across my network on this particular desktop drive. Those were running win xp home and media center edition.


Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Folder / File Permissions In Properties Tab

I have a particular program that will not start because i do not have write permissions for the folder, sub-folders, and files associated with the program. Going to the properties tab reveals that the folder is read only. I uncheck the box but can't seem to make it a permanent change. It always comes back up as read only. I have gone into every imaginable edit/advanced tab possible and given permissions to every possible group i can think of, yet despite the fact that every kind of permission possible is enabled and visible, i still can't uncheck the read-only box permanently and i still get "you do not have write permissions" from the program. I have tried changing ownership, running as administrator, and yet no progress on this problem.

Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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"this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel". As far as i can tell, all my other folders open up fine. Last thing i did was trying to download some software that would gradually turn my volume down so that i could fall asleep to it. It didn't work (older software, seemed like it wasn't compatible with windows 7) so i deleted the application and the installer which were located in my downloads folder.

Posted On: 2012-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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I have a .net program that reads an xml file located in the application startup folder. Under windows xp, i can simply go in and edit this file to change settings, etc. In windows 7, it is driving me crazy. It looks like i am editing it (running notepad as administrator) and writing the file back to the folder. But then i start the program, and the settings remain unchanged. I've even tried deleting the xml file completely to no avail - the program should give me an error if the file cannot be found (it does this correctly under xp), but it somehow seems to find†the original file even though i cannot see the file in windows explorer or find it from a dir command in a dos box.

Posted On: 2010-08-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I have a problem concerning an xml document and windows 7 system32 folder. I have recently installed the latest driver for my nvidia graphics card and one of the files it loads is nvapps.xml into the windows7 system32 folder. I also use a programme called nhancer which modifies the nvidia programme for the benefit of ms flight simulator x (my hobby).

I now find that nhancer cannot load because it cannot find the nvapps.xml file in system32. If i highlight the nvapps.xml file in system32 and press open or edit, i get the message which says :- windows cannot find "c:windowssystem32nvapps.xml". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. (Actually, i get this message three layers thick on the screen (i.e. I have to acknowledge it three times before the message disappears from the screen)). I have found that there are ten *.xml files within system32 and five of them produce the above message and the remaining five all open easily and correctly. Of the five that windows cannot find two of them are associated with the nvidia driver and the other three are not in any way connected with that driver. I have also found that if i copy the nvapps.xml file to a different folder or hard drive, then i can open or edit it quite normally and without difficulty. I would be grateful for any advice or comment that about my problem.


Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Folder Access Denied - Cant Delete Folder

Folder access denied

You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder

Continue skip cancel

- I click continue and i get:

Folder access denied

You require permission from laptop/chris to make changes to this folder

Try again cancel

- I am laptopchris! (My username is chris on the login screen so i presume i am laptop/chris). Do i have to have permission to do something on my own computer? It's my computer! Im a newbie when it comes to windows 7. Windows 95, 98, 98se, me, 2000, xp im more advanced in, with vista im slightly there.

I have tried numerous attempts at the silly take ownership thing but it seems to have failed. The message i get up when applying the new settings is:

Error applying security information to :

C:users.

Access is denied

This is rather frustrating - am i doing something wrong? Would someone please provide simple, easy to follow, accurate steps to take ownership and provide me with a solution or better, a fix, if this doesn't work?


Posted On: 2010-04-13 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Convert Batch File (.txt) To Ms Dos File ?

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Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Printer Sharing

I have upgraded a machine to win7 - it has the printer connected by usd. My main machine is still vista ultimate so i have not yet been able to use homegroup. The vista machine can see the win7 (its part of the workgroup) and i can access all users and files (interestingly though in explorer i have 2 instances of this pc showing?)

In explorer i see a printers folder but nothing in it. Under network and sharing i see my canon printer too. However when i click it i get error 0x00000709. I have tried to follow the instructions on another post but they are all about adding an xp machine not a vista machine.


Posted On: 2009-09-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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http://www.Practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm

Group: home box a has account x and ybox b has account y, password of y is the same as on abox a shares folder mp3, permits y to read itbox b then opens amp3, without a password, this has worked for years, until i upgraded a to win7 64 bit. First, b loss access to a if a resumes from hibernation. Someone suggests that i should use "work network" in stead of "home network" since i am mixing win7 and xp.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-windows

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Posted On: 2010-07-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I just installed windows 7 on my laptop and desktop computers. I set up a homegroup easily and it works great as i access info on my desktop from my laptop. However, my desktop cannot see any information on my laptop. I have tried shutting off my antivirus and firewalls on both computers, have tried leaving, rejoining, and creating a whole new homegroup.

Nothing seems to work. These are two clean installs aside from avg 9 and now some miscellaneous programs i have, but nothing big as they are new. Any ideas? I am running a netgear wgt624 v3 router. My desktop is running windows 7 pro and my laptop is running home premium. They both have plenty of power.


Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .