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Can't find documents

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Chloe2076, Jan 28, 2002.

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  1. Chloe2076

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    I had to reformat a drive and through the network I moved documents to my computer. I thought that when the network was back up and running on his computer that I could just move the documents back to the computer they came from. I get a message on the folders I moved to my computer saying "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Bob's My documents.ink' refers to is not available. Make sure the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available and try again." The network is fine. I can see his computer and he can see mine. Have I lost these files for good?
     
  2. Monk_

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    It appears that you dont have a connection between the two machines. Be sure the folder is shared on your machine and connect to it through Network Neighborhood on Bob's machine and copy the files back that way.
     
  3. Chloe2076

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    When I right click on the folder is doesn't give me a sharing option. I get the message I stated before if I try to open the folder. Could the problem be I did not save the files on to my computer, I just copied them to my desk top? And if I reformated his drive, which would delet the documents from his computer, I won't be able to access them if I did not save them to my computer. Is that right? I don't feel like there is anything wrong with the network itself, the connection is there.
     
  4. angel

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    So you can access your computer from his through Network Neighborhood, correct?
    Want to confirm this first.

    Actually, it sounds like you accidentally created a shortcut on your computer to his documents instead of copying them. Did you drag the folder over the network? If so, the default is shortcut, not copy.
     
  5. Chloe2076

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    Yes, I can access his computer.

    Now that I think about it that is exactly what I did. They are a shortcut. Crap! And there is no way to get them back....
     
  6. Monk_

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    He may have them on floppy or on another network drive. Is his machine backed up?
     
  7. Chloe2076

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    Didn't get that lucky! Nothing was backed up. Thanks Monk and Angel for your help. I appreciate it.
     
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