Network / Sharing :: Can Only Access Shared Items With Read Permission Each Time Start Windows?

Sep 8, 2013

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

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Network / Sharing :: Can't Access Shared Drives On Win 8 Pro PC

Sep 1, 2013

Have two Windows 8 machines and one has a bunch of drives connected to it, that I use informally as a file server. Generally, what happens is the following:

1) Boot the Windows 8 "server" machine (Windows 8 pro, not a Server OS)

2) Boot my Windows 8 Pro desktop

3) Open file manager app, double-click the icon for the server PC -- and drive icons open

But sometimes, when I do 3), I get an error message saying that the machine name is incorrect (which it is NOT).

When I click Details on this to see what is wrong, it says "no issues" -- but still can't connect.

This is generally resolved by rebooting the "server" box (and trying again), or rebooting the desktop box (and trying again), or going through repeated reboots of each -- until a connection is finally made.

I've checked the sharing permissions on the "server" box and they are set as follows:

1) Each partition -- read by everyone (used by the desktops to download files)

2) Shared folder in each partition -- full control by everyone (used by the desktops to upload files)

And ... password-protected sharing is enabled, such that when a desktop first tries to connect, you must enter valid account info. After that, the info is saved and you don't have to enter it again.

I've gone through removing sharing and reapplying it several times, and there are no changes as a result. And it's always all-or-nothing, that is, it's never a situation where some of the shares can be seen/used but not others.

Problem is, there are times when I really need access to the "server" drives from the desktop and can't reboot either because something is going on that takes a long time and I don't want to have to restart it. I also run XP on this box (which never gave me these problems) -- and would really like NOT to go back to using XP.

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Network / Sharing :: Not Getting Access To Shared Drive

Jul 24, 2014

I'm setting up a little media center (running Win 7) to connect to my TV. I was thinking about sharing one of the drives on the media center so I can access it from all my computers and put pictures, music and movies on it as needed.

I went to Advanced Sharing, checked the Share this folder box and put full control on Everyone. Nevertheless I'm getting an error when I'm trying to access the drive from my laptop (which is running 8.1). Says that Windows cannot access the drive. I have disabled password protections and all that but still nothing.

It does seem however that if I create a folder inside the Media center drive and share it then I can access it with no problems and add files and do what I want.

Perhaps that is what I'll need to do to bypass the problem? But is there anyway I can access a shared drive? What else to try?

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Network / Sharing :: Not Access Shared Files From LAN

Feb 20, 2014

I am struggling with my windows 8.1 and the network settings for the last 2 months. However, I still can not access my shared files from my lan network. There is always a login username/password requested in order to join but It never let me join and see the files. If I input any random wrong login username/password it reports an error. Hence, for some reason the authentication part is successful and something else is wrong. This is maybe a windows 8.1 problem on some restrictions etc.

Actions done till now... Change permissions - added almost everything (users, guests, user, administrator, everyone) set workgroup to name "domain" or "WORKGROUP" or "HOME" homegroup only works for windows7!! Remove the password request check from the network settings

Shared files included in Windows 8.1 Trying to access the files from windows xp, windows 7, linux, android, tv media box...

I will probably add some screenshots soon..

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Network / Sharing :: How To Access Shared Folder In LAN Via WIFI

Mar 13, 2014

3 computers connected in LAN, with a shared folder/drive. Suppose I have access to the WIFI on the same network.

I have access to the router also(means I can type in browser, and can login). Then in DHCP hosts I can see the connected computers ip address.

Then how will I access the shared folder? I don't know the server name. How will we find out the server name?

I don't know the name of shared folder also. How will we find out the shared folder in the network?

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Network / Sharing :: Cannot Access Shared Folders With Live Account

Nov 12, 2013

Why when I create a homegroup and try to access my shared folders on my windows 7 laptop from my windows 8 pc it says I dont have permissions it says I cant access the shared folders, yet if I stop using my microsoft live account and sign in with a local account on the computer I can access everything fine...Really annoys me because I cant use skydrive with the regular account....I have all the options set to share on my account settings too...

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Network / Sharing :: Unable To Access Shared Folders From LAN Client

Mar 13, 2014

I have a home wired LAN with the following configuration:

1) A Win 7x64 PC (static IP)
2) A Win 8.1x64 LAPTOP (static IP)
3) A Synology NAS (static IP)
3) A TP-LINK TL-R600VPN Wired Router connected to a cablemodem (internet access WAN) and to the switch.
4) A Trendnet 8 port switch connected to the 3 clients (PC, Laptop and NAS) and to the router (TP-LINK)

I have created a Windows Homegroup (Home/Private) from either the PC or Laptop going step by step as per these instructions and making sure that in both the PC and Laptop all requirements are met (required services, adapter settings, etc). The Homegroup is created successfully but the following issue arises:

- From the PC I can access shared files in the Laptop (by going to Windows Explorer/Network for example). From the PC I can also access the NAS shared files.
- From the Laptop, even though the Homegroup shows "Joined", I cannot access any shared file in the PC or NAS (it will show Error 53, network path not found). If I try to map a network drive (to directly access a shared folder in either the PC or NAS), it will also display an error saying that the network path cannot be found. However from the laptop I can access the NAS using the browser (Firefox, IE, etc).

So what is preventing the access to shared folders in the LAN from the laptop?

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Network / Sharing :: Unable To Access / Open Shared Folders From Ext HD

Jan 10, 2014

I have a bunch of folders that are shared from external hard drives, connected to my new windows 8 machine.

Other computers/phones/tablets at home on the same network can access folders from the internal HD on my main computer.

But, with shared folders from external hard drives - despite showing up while accessing the network cannot be opened or read from connected devices or other computers on the network.

I'm a relative amateur when it comes to networking but I did not have this issue with my older windows 7 home computer.

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Network / Sharing :: Access To Shared Resources On Network

Feb 7, 2014

I have two pcs: an old desktop pc with windows xp and a notebook with windows 8.

Both computers are connected to the Internet through an adsl router and are also connected togheter, sharing files and folders through plain networking: HomeGroup would not work with windows xp.

Therefore, both computers are under the same workgroup, have different IP addresses and both share printers and folders.

I am able to log into my notebook [running windows 8] from my desktop pc [running windows xp] but not vice versa.

When my windows 8 machine prompts me for user name and password to log into my windows xp machine, my user name and password are not recognised.

I tried setting up the same user name with the same password on both machines, but whilst now I am able from my Windows XP machine to log directly into my Windows 8 machine, without entering user name and password, I am still receiving the 'The user name or password is incorrect' message from my windows 8 machine.

In both machine I installed Comodo Internet Security. I set up Comodo Firewall in my Windows XP machine to receive Remote Desktop connections.

Now I am able to connect to my XP machine from my Windows 8 machine via Remote Desktop. I am still unable to log into it from the Network folder, though.

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Network / Sharing :: Homegroup Configuration - Cannot Access Shared Files Using WiFi

Mar 1, 2014

I have a big problem in homegroup configuration. To Clarify this is my set up:

Router is in the living room.
Computer PC 1 connected via ethernet cable in the living room.
Computer loptop 2 in bed room connected via wireless.

When computer 2 is connected via ethernet cable to router, homegroup is working and every thing is ok. but when use WiFi, I can't access to shared files.

Both PC and loptop have win 8.1 enterprise OS.

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Network / Sharing :: Windows 8.1 Pro - Password For Shared Folders Over Network

May 18, 2014

I have Windows 8.1 Pro installed signed in with my Microsoft a/c. I have some folders shared on the network through Wifi. I also have an Android device with a File Manager that has SMB capabilities.

Now I want the to connect to my shared folders through the app which works perfectly fine. But what my requirement is that if anybody else want to connect to those shared folders (with the same or another app), I have to give out my Microsoft Account password for that.

Is there a way that I can avoid this password giving? What I'm looking is for creating another set of credentials to access the shared folders without giving away my Microsoft account details. I assume I can create a local account and do the same. Is there any other way I can do this?

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Network / Sharing :: Internet Access In Desktop But Not In Start Screen?

Jun 25, 2013

I recently did a clean install of a full version of Windows 8 on my computer. Some of my Apps on the start screen, ie Weather, News, Maps, Travel, Skydrive and other Apps such as Slacker Radio and Weather Radar Pro will open but give me a "no connection to the internet" message. If I switch over to my Desktop I have an internet connection.

I checked the charm bar/settings/Internet Access and it says "no connections available". The curious thing is the Live Tiles for the News and Travel will update and show the latest information, yet when I open them I get the "no connection available" message. I have no problem with the Store App, Explorer, Email or Music App. Those seem to work fine.

I removed my Anti-virus software, re-installed the Apps and still get the same results. For my internet connection I'm using a Virgin Mobile OverDrivePro2E7 WiFi Hub. I'm not using the Wifi, it is plugged directly into my computer via a USB port. If I go into Control Panel/Network Connections it shows up as EtherNet2 with a strong connection.

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Network / Sharing :: Cannot Disconnect Shared Computer On Network

Dec 30, 2013

Windows 8.1x64 clean install from dvd. I have a private network configured as a Workgroup consisting of a W2000 photocopy machine,XP desktop, W7 desktop and laptop and now a Windows 8.1 desktop. During the initial installation I have files on the Windows 7 desktop I need so from Windows Explorer I clicked on the Windows 7 computer to gain access to the password shared folders and their files. I entered the User and Password info and clicked the "stay connnected" as I expected to reboot several times during this computers installation.

Everything worked just great UNTIL I no longer wanted the connection to the Windows 7 computer. On XP and even Windows 7 it was trivial to Disconnect a computer that I had established a share with.

However, on Windows 8.1 I cannot figure out how to do it. How do I disconnect the share with the Windows 7 computer?

This may seem trivial but I cannot figure it out. Obviously I can disconnect from the W7 computer but that computer is shared with others as well. And then the other computers would have to re-establish their shares. And, that would just be a work around.

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Network / Sharing :: Shared Printers Not Usable?

Apr 10, 2014

My desktop computer (Win 7 Pro 32 bit) has two local printers, both with the share attribute, and is the server on a wireless LAN containing my wife's ASUS tablet (Win 8.1RT). Until recently she could print using the shared printers, but now cannot. The printer sare detected, but on trying to print, an error message says that theserver print spooler service is not running. But it definitely is - I have checked with Admin Tools, checked that it starts automatically, tried stopping and restarting it. The ASUS can still see and open shared files and folders. The printer drivers are up to date on both machines and work perfectly on the server. I am beginning to think that a Win 8 update has changed something?

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Network / Sharing :: Updated To 8.1 But Can't Open Shared Files

Oct 23, 2013

I thought I had my sharing files figured out,but now I updated to windows 8.1 and cannot open the files I have marked "share with" on my windows 7 computer. I keep getting the box that tells me I don't have permission. I have read/write checked. How do I open them in windows 8.1. One computer has windows 7 the trouble one has windows 8.1.

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Network / Sharing :: Personal Folder Shared By Default?

Feb 11, 2013

is the personal folder shared by default? that is, Computer ---> Local Disk C ---> Users ---> username, is the username folder automatically shared on a new windows 8 laptop?

i checked the properties of the username folder and under the Sharing tab it states under my username that the folder is Shared,

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Network / Sharing :: W8.1 - Can't Open Files On SMB Folder Shared By A Mac

Oct 29, 2013

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file (a disk image), then I get a message saying that I cannot open the file, or the file is in use (it depends on the app/filetype). I have the same problem when I open a video file. Strangely, text files and PDF files are just fine. And if I copy any of the problematic files to the local Windows disk, then I can open them just fine.

The specific error messages are:

- AVI files opened in VLC: "Your input can't be opened. VLC is unable to open the MRL."
- ISO files opened by Windows Explorer: "Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file."

This only started happening after I upgraded to Windows 8.1 on the PC and Mavericks on the Mac. Mavericks upgraded its SMB version from SMB1 to SMB2, so perhaps that is related?

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Network / Sharing :: Shared Vpn Connection Stopped Working

Sep 7, 2013

I am unable to use a shared vpn connection anymore through my xbox.

2 out of 3 adapters have no network access, however i can use the vpn on my main pc.

I am getting the ip 169... on one of my ethernet adapters.

I have tried winsock Ethernet cable. checking tcp/ip protocols.

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Network / Sharing :: Win 8.1 - Drive (Physical Or Virtual) Cannot Be Shared

Oct 23, 2013

When i attempt to share any of my drives (physical or virtual) on my Win 8.1 machine I receive a message, "This drive cannot be shared". This machine is a member of a Homegroup and I have read access to/from this machine.

As I am attempting to share a drive I am using advanced share and have included homegroup users in the list I want to share to.

I have now managed to share the drives on the Win 8 machine, however when i look at Homegroup in Windows explorer I can see the shared drives of the Win 7 machines but when I click on them it says I don't have permission despite having put Homeusers in the permissions list of both the sharing tab and permissions tab of Shared Drive/properties.

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Network / Sharing :: Setting Up Shared Folder For File History

Apr 18, 2013

I need configuring file history. I want to have it store files on a shared folder in a local hard rive but I want that folder to be inaccessible to other computers on my home network.

Now its fairly easy to set up a shared folder on a local drive and store file history there but the problem is that other computers can see all my files. I tweaked the sharing permissions on my folder so I removed the 'Everyone' user and put in my user name (which is an admin) and set the permissions to full control. Despite setting the permissions to only my user account, other computers are still able to open the shared file history folder and view and edit its contents.

I can't disable file sharing all together because then it would defeat the purpose of what I am trying to do and also I have another computer on my network store its files on my computer through file history.

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Network / Sharing :: Can't Connect To Any Mobile Shared Internet - Timing Out

May 16, 2014

The problem is that either Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 (just updated it) can connect to any internet shared through any mobile devices (iPhone5 & iPhone 5s), but I can connect to any other wireless networks. I have tried to connect to this iOS shared network through Win7 (Other pc) and it connects successfully without any problems. The actual iOS networks shows up in Network List, but just can't connect to it and keeps timing out.

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Network / Sharing :: Restore System Image From Disk That Is Not Shared?

May 15, 2014

I have two hard disks, and I have a system image that I made of the OS, it is stored on the second disk, the one without the OS. Both disks have sharing turned off.

What happens if I can't boot into Windows, and I want to use EaseUS backup to restore my system? Will I be able to access the system image, if I boot from the EaseUS live CD? Or will I be denied access, because it is not a shared disk?

And generally speaking, is it advisable to have sharing turned off, or on? I am not on a network, but I have several user accounts on the same OS. What security settings are good for my situation.

Okay, experience is the best tutor. I booted from the CD to see what would happen, and yes, it can read the system image file off of the hard disk. But I would still like to know what are the security settings for sharing etc.

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Network / Sharing :: Removing Photo In SkyDrive Shared With Sign In

Dec 19, 2013

I have a photo in SkyDrive that appears when I click on shared, to the left. It is the same as the photo I see when I sign in to my pc. Is it in SkyDrive because it is shared with my sign in?

I wish not to have anything in SkyDrive but when I click on the file and click to remove it, nothing happens.

It seems to say it is a file I shared but that no one can share. I wonder if I have to remove all my family photos in my pc for this file to be removed from SkyDrive.

Obviously my knowledge of this is quite limited although I have read many tutorials and other pieces of information. How to remove this file?

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Network / Sharing :: Avoiding Permission Errors When Replacing Computer

Aug 28, 2014

Many times in the past when I buy a new computer, I backup the hard drive of the one I am getting rid of to an external drive, I then try to access from the new computer and I get permission errors.

I'm about to replace my computer yet again and I was wondering the best way to do this to avoid any issues.

This is the first time I am doing it between 2 Windows 8.1 computers and wondering since I login to both with my microsoft account, if the issues will still be there.

Also, free backup software would work too. I usually use free version of Macrium but it has become a lot more limited.

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Network / Sharing :: File Permissions And Read Only?

Jun 18, 2013

Two user accounts, both administrator level. I have a file in my documents that my wife's account can READ but cannot SAVE. I've gone in through User Accounts and given her account full permissions (full control with all the boxes checked), but it always reverts back to her not being able to save any file in my directory.

FWIW, I have all accounts on a separate D: drive. Only windows 8 and programs are on C:.

Also, Read only status. I see the dot (not a check) when I select properties from "my documents". I remove the dot, task window comes up and all the file names whiz by. Then, I look and ... again, the dot is present.

What is the purpose of the dot vs the check mark. They seem to have the identical effect on sub-directories and files within sub-directories.

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Cannot Access All Startup Items In Windows 8

Aug 28, 2013

I am aware that the start up menu has been moved from msconfig to the task manager in Windows 8. However, I am running into issues because I have other third party software starting up with my computer such as Norton internet security, Dropbox, etc. But those processes do not appear within this tab and never have. I would like to find out, is there an alternate way of accessing these entries in order to either enable or disable them?

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Network / Sharing :: Network Drive Connection Takes Long Time

Sep 28, 2013

I have 2 PC's. Both are now running Windows 8. The main PC was running Windows 7 and I there mapped a network drive (z to the Windows 8 PC. It worked very nice. The second PC was also shown in "networks" in "my Computer" right after boot of Main PC. So network for sharing is set up properly on second PC.

After installing Windows 8 on main PC, it is still working, but the time spend waiting for the network drive is waaaaay longer now. The name of second PC "Photo-PC", is shown right after boot, but when I first click on the name, and get this error:

Networkpath not found. Errorcode 0x80070035

If I then wait about 20-30 seconds and then click again on "Photo-PC" then I have access to all shared drives, included my mapped network drive Z:

How can I eliminate this 20-30 seconds delay after boot?

I have given up setting up a homegroup, never had it to work, but "oldfashioned" network drives used to work

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Network / Sharing :: Windows 8 Random WiFi Disconnects And Limited Network Access

Aug 10, 2013

I just bought a Lenovo Y500 a couple of days ago and it came with a pre-installed Windows 8 everything seems working fine but when it comes to Wifi it randomly disconnects a lot , sometimes shows limited access and most of the time the signal strength bars keep going up and down.

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Network / Sharing :: Windows 8.1 Breaks Network With Two WiFi Access Points

May 10, 2014

I have two wifi APs in the home and only one has an Internet connection. the other is to access the wired LAN.

Last week I updated from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and thought everything was going well until I started getting wired LAN dropouts.

I have traced it back to 8.1 handling connection to wifi APs. In Windows 8, I was able to have "Connect automatically" for BOTH wifi adapters on this laptop. Now when I try to connect to the non-Internet AP, Windows 8.1 announces (correctly) "Limited access" and that's what Windows 8 did too. BUT, Windows 8.1 waits a few seconds then drops the connection with a useless message, "how me solve connection problems," where there is NO problem. A limited connection for the AP to the wired LAN is OK as it was in 8.

So now I am stuck with no home LAN access unless I drop the Internet AP and connect to the LAN AP.

Also, in the great wisdom of 8.1, because it is only a "limited" connection, it does not remember the Passphrase so I have to type it in every time. So much for progress.

What to do to get past this behavior and have a "limited" connection as OK as it is with Windows 8?

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Windows 8 Start Menu Disappeared Items?

Aug 2, 2013

When I logged in my windows 8 I was surprised when I found that most of the tiles that were in my start menu disappeared even the desktop tile and the store tile.

I found an article that suggests creating the apps shortcuts and pasting them in this folder

%ProgramData%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms

But when I opened this folder I was surprised again to find all my tiles shortcuts there. Nothing is missing at all even the desktop shortcut and store shortcut are there.

Why don't these apps show up in the start menu? I don't remember doing any thing the last time I used my laptop except uninstalling and reinstalling Visual Basic 6

Note: after some research I found a reference to this path

C:Users[User]AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsApplication Shortcuts

When I'm pasting my shortcuts there they are appearing in Start Screen and I also noticed that when I install any new application it is not added to the start screen automatically as usual ...

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Jan 13, 2014

How do I perform the above subject while in Windows File Explorer in Windows 8. In Vista and other OS'ss I could easily find where to add a shortcut to the list of ALL PROGRAMS.

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