Generally used to share a resource over a network, including files and folders as well as printers or other physical devices

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Creating a local library with network shares/drives

I think the Windows 7 library feature is great - once you understand how it works, but it's pretty frustrating that you can't add network drives/shares to a library.I fully understand that in some ...
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Home Network Bandwidth Control

I will mount a home network to share the ADSL internet connection. The speed is 1Mb, but I want that my PC get 75% of the bandwidth and the another PC get 25%. I know that linux boxes can do it, but ...
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Samba+Windows: Allow multiple connections by different users?

I have a machine running Ubuntu with Samba that I use to share stuff with my family's Windows machines in our local network. Currently they access a share for movies/music/etc with one user.I want ...
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Is there any way to prevent a Mac from creating dot underscore files?

At work we're letting one of our very tech savvy clients actually help out a little with a few development projects specific to him. However, he uses his own personal Macbook, and as he edits files on ...
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Share VirtualBox folders in reverse? Guest-Host?

I'm familiar with the process of installing Guest Additions and sharing host folders with the guest, but is there a way to do the reverse?I have an XP host and Ubuntu 10.10 guest, with VBox 4.0.2....
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How do I connect to a network share via the Windows Command Prompt?

Is there any way to connect to a network share via cmd.exe?
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Enable (or work around) Administrative shares in Windows 8

So in using Windows 8, I've discovered that the administrative shares are disabled. There seems to be no easy way to get them re-enabled.Is anyone aware of a work around, or solution?I did not ...
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How do I map a network drive to the root of a server (\\server)?

In Windows XP I can very easily map a network drive to the root of my NAS server. I browse to it in Explorer (\\192.168.1.70), choose "Map Network Drive", then choose the drive letter.In Windows ...
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Windows 7 problem to access shared folder

I have a strange problem with Windows 7 Professional when I am try to access to a network shared folder.I have a two personal computers: - pc (A) with Windows 7 Professional, user logged with ...
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How do I mount a network drive to a folder?

Does anyone know of a third party (or even windows native) solution to this simple problem?I want to map an internal network share on our windows server to a folder on each of the client machines in ...
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Can a mapped network drive be reconnected from the command line?

On a daily basis I find myself in the Windows command prompt needing to access a network drive that is mapped but disconnected. I have yet to find a command that will reconnect this drive without ...
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How to share any folder without password in Windows 8/10 in a home network if a Microsoft account is involved?

My question is: How to set up file sharing correctly, in a home network, with Windows 8/10, so sharing any folder with "Everyone" (File Explorer->Right click on folder->Properties->Sharing->...
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How do I resolve the error “The local device name is already in use.”?

I try to map a network resource to my local device. I receive the following error: The local device name is already in use.I have the problem to find which purpose the device is used for. I try a ...
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Windows 7 file and printer sharing doesnt work for me

Until a few days ago I hadn't had any problems, but now I can't use file and printer sharing in Windows 7 but everyone else on the network can.It is possible I installed some program that made a ...
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Cannot run .exe from Network Drive

I am trying to run an executable file from a network drive on Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) in order to install a program, but, each time I try, it doesn't run and the following message appears:{...

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