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Network Folder Sharing Issues

Discussion in 'Networking' started by elparajo, Oct 9, 2010.

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  1. elparajo

    elparajo Thread Starter

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    I have set up a network shared folder on my Win 7 machine and I can see it and copy files to it using windows explorer. I'm trying to use this folder as a sync or transfer folder for other computers on the network, only they cannot see/find the folder, even though they hook to the network and ping just fine. The network name is "OFFICE". I am pretty sure I have all the folder sharing permissions set correctly.

    In the command prompt of the network machine, I type in \\192.168.1.1\folder_name\ , but I get the message: "The system cannot find the path specified". Basically, I cannot find any of the network shared folders using the command prompt on the network machine. None of the other networked computers can see the folders either. The folder properties tab indicates that the shared path is: \\OFFICE\Droid Docs, but entering that into the command prompt does not work either.

    Network Info:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    D:\Users\Dick>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Office
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-1D-D7-22-11
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.actdsltmp
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-D0-80-F1-A7
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c6b:b0df:a258:4266%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.194(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, October 09, 2010 10:53:03 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 10, 2010 10:53:02 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234889168
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-90-CD-5E-00-1F-D0-80-F1-A7

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.domain.actdsltmp:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.actdsltmp
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:301b:25b3:3f57:fe3d(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::301b:25b3:3f57:fe3d%16(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{5A3B5054-754B-4C6E-B42F-95A4CE31E7C9}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    D:\Users\Dick>

    Do any of you have any ideas of what I am doing incorrectly?

    Thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Let's see this for each of the computers on the network.


    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.

    NBTSTAT -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL


    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  3. elparajo

    elparajo Thread Starter

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    Thanks for posting to my question so quickly. I kind of wanted to start with the basics.

    I believe that I must open a port on the Windows 7 firewall before I can see the network path through the command prompt on the network pc, and that's what I need help with. What port and how to open it, is my basic question.
     
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    Your PC's address is 192.168.1.194; the router's address is 192.168.1.1. The folder is not on the router, right? :)

    Rather than trying to figure out what port(s) are involved just make sure File and Printer Sharing is OK (see attachment).
     

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  5. elparajo

    elparajo Thread Starter

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    My bad. I was trying to open the file on the router's address. I checked and port 445 is open on the computer ip and when I did a run>\\192.168.1.194\Droid Docs, it did open in windows explorer, so I think I may be up and running.

    As you may have already picked up, I'm trying to auto sync files to a droid phone. I'm getting closer.

    Thanks.
     
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