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FAX: One line multiple computers with shared folder

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  1. Balaji.kolla

    Balaji.kolla Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I have a one and only fax line and have three employees currently and three employees have managed three job duties, so I try to set up a network folder so all the incoming faxes should go to that folder and everybody can have that folder this is because of not missing a single incoming fax. Currently, using M521 printer for fax
     
  2. lunarlander

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    So you are setting up a shared folder. What do you need help with ?
     
  3. Balaji.kolla

    Balaji.kolla Thread Starter

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    Thanks, For replay lunarlander,

    I would like to be setup something like shared folder for those three employees, so that the incoming fax directly go to shared/network folder without get prints from the printer/fax. so whatever they want hard copy they can print it from there. Can you please help me how to set up like that.

    I found couple of e-fax service providers, once we sign in with they give permission to use one fax number to number of users as per request but those are like some $/page.
     
  4. lunarlander

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    To set up a shared folder:
    1. Right click on the WiFi or Network button in the bottom right systray, Select 'Open network and internet settings'
    2. Click on Change connection properties
    3. At Network Profile, select the Private radio button.
    4. Create a new folder somewhere. For example, underneath Documents
    5. Right click on the folder, choose Properties, then Sharing tab
    6. Click on Advanced Shareing button
    7. Checkmark 'Share this folder'
    8. Click on Permissions button. There should be an group named Everyone on the top pane
    9. On the bottom pane, make sure the group has Read permission. Click OK.
    10. Back on the Sharing tab, write down the Network Path shown. You will need this later.
    11 click Network & Sharing Center
    12. Click to expand Private section.
    13. Make sure that the radio button labeled 'Turn on file and printer sharing' is selected
    14. Make sure that Turn on Network Discovery is selected

    a. On the other PCs that want to connect to the above Folder Share: Do steps 1 to 3 above.
    b. Go to Control Panel > Network & Sharing Center.
    c, Expand Private section. Make sure that 'Turn on network discovery' is selected
    b. Open File Explorer, click on This PC on the left
    c. Click on Computer, at the top menu bar ( next to File )
    d. Click on Map network drive
    e. In the input space labled Folder, type in the Network Path you copied down in step 10.
     
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  5. Balaji.kolla

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    Thanks for replay again Lunarlander,


    I am really sorry !!, this is not my answer, I already know the above steps for creating a shared/network folder. But my question is I have on fax line and the number is 281******** and have three employees and those three employees sharing that only fax machine and number and all the incoming faxes are printing though that fax machine, now my requirement is I do not want to print any faxes so all the incoming faxes directly go to one folder on each employee computer.

    Simply one fax number/fax machine, the incoming faxes should go to three computers. This is like group email for example if I email S[email protected], whoever in that group all the employees received the email and only one employee respond to that. I want similar setup in the FAX.
     
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