access denied to shared folder

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thosecars82

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Hello there

I have a computer with windows 2003 server installed on it. There is one shared folder. The computer's name is SERVER. The shared folder's name is OFFICE.
Whenever I type \\SERVER\OFFICE in a windows explorer window, I get a pop up window with a message that says that Windows does not find \\SERVER\OFFICE.

How can I fix this?
I mean, I should be able to see the folder in this way because this OFFICE folder is shared and I am doing this from the same computer and not from another computer in the LAN.
Any idea?
Thanks
 

TerryNet

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OFFICE is at the root of the C: drive, right?

I would first try changing "OFFICE" to a name that is less likely to be (semi) reserved on a Microsoft system; and if that doesn't help I would then make a similar change to "SERVER."
 

thosecars82

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I would like to add that suddenly and without apparent reason the icon that indicates that the folder is shared disappeared. I cliked right on the folder to search for the share option in the corresponding menu but did not find the sharing option.
How do I reshare the folder again?
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You need to try and do Tools -> Map Network Drive from Win Explorer. I would also suggest, you're on the same LAN and all, but try using the IP address, it's much cleaner, you never know which computer uses what in terms of naming. Also, do you have things like ping to that machine, have you enabled file sharing in the win server?
 
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