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    Unable to access shared folder on Windows 7

    I am using Windows 7 machine. When I try to open folders I can see only user’s folder. I cannot open shared folder. If I give a try, it says “you might not have permission to use this network resource”. What should I do to open that folder?



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    RONAK AGRAWAL Array
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    Re: Unable to access shared folder on Windows 7

    Friend,
    First of all turnoff the firewall and then try again.
    If does not work, then ensure the computer that you're trying to access are power on. Instead of mapping it's IP, try mapping the username instead.
    Make sure the following feature is turn on,
    1)network discovery
    2)file and printer sharing
    3)public folder sharing
    except
    4)password protecting is turn off

    5)home group connection=allow windows to managed home group connection

    Lastly ensure there's no third party firewall on both computer.

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    raj_tiwary007 Array
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    Re: Unable to access shared folder on Windows 7

    Dear

    Please do the follows steps for access shared folder on windows 7

    1: Clear the Hosts file
    a. Click the Start Button, type "%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.
    b. Right-click on the file "Hosts" (without quotations) and choose Delete.
    c. Click Continue to confirm the deletion and verify the administrator permission.

    2: Clean up the Domain Name Resolution (DNS) cache
    a. Click the Start Button, type "cmd" (without quotation marks), in the search result list, right click on Cmd.exe and select Run as administrator.
    b. Click Continue button to verify the administrator permission.
    c. In the popup window, type: "ipconfig /flushdns" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.

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    yasir Array
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    Re: Unable to access shared folder on Windows 7

    Hello friends. U need to follow few steps...

    At this stage, I suggest you temporarily turn off firewall on Windows 7 machine and the target machine for a test. If the issue persists, please try following steps.

    Clear the Hosts file

    Click the Start Button, type "%System Root%\system32\drivers\etc" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.


    Right-click on the file "Hosts" (without quotations) and choose Delete.



    Click Continue to confirm the deletion and verify the administrator permission.




    Clean up the Domain Name Resolution (DNS) cache.



    Click the Start Button, type "cmd" (without quotation marks),
    in the search result list, right click on Cmd.exe and select Run as administrator.



    Click Continue button to verify the administrator permission.




    In the popup window, type: "ipconfig /flushdns" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.




    If the network folder still cannot be accessed, please collect the following log file when the symptom occurs.

    Collect the Netcom trace..

    Download NetMon3.3 from the website and install it on the computer. . This is important thing. . .



    Launch NetMon3.3.
    In the Microsoft Network Monitor 3.3 window, click Create a new capture tab …



    In the new tab, select all the Network Adapters in the Select Networks window.



    Then, switch to Network Monitor, press F5 to start NetMon.



    Try to download the large file. When it failed, go to step 7.



    Go back to the NetMon window and press F7 to stop the NetMon.


    Press Ctrl+S to save the Netmon file named test.




    Then, please upload it…don’t forget



    Thanks,Hope this steps help...

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