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Shared Directories

By TABComputers2002 ·
I have a W2K box that I have 3 directories shared. My documents, My Files and My Download Files. The first 2 are fine and all folders under them show fine. The Download directory never seems to want to be seen properly. It's setup the same as the other shares.

Is there someplace in windows that would show what's shared and all the properties/permissions? Other than thru explorer? I ask, because there is a share labeled "E" that I can see and access from a 98 box that I can't find on the W2K box. Any ideas?


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by pctech In reply to Shared Directories

To answer the question to see what is shared on your computer, you can go to Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Shared Folders>Shares. Under "Shares" you will see what folders are shared on your computer in the right hand pane. This is the actual name and not the share name that may be assigned to it. Any shares that end with $ ( dollar sign ) are hidden shares and are usually for administrative purposes, although you can create your own hidden shares by adding a $ to the end of the sharename. You can also see any open sessions for these shares.

I hope this helps you.

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by TABComputers2002 In reply to

Thanks for the help. I found out that the "E" share was a cd rom. Unfortunatly, my "My downloaded file" share is a no show on the 98 machine. It must be something with 98, because I can access it from my XP laptop.


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