Connecting PCs across a network

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Please check the permissions on the directories that were not copied
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They all have permission for full edit. I did that along with the sharing of 20 folders.

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I really have no further idea here. If you can see the files across the network, and you can copy some of them, and you have full permissions on all the files, then I have no more suggestions!
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OK.

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I would normally suggest that you check the permissions on the share itself, as well as on the files, but I think if this were wrong then you wouldn't be able to copy any of the files. I guess it's worth a check though. It can't do any harm to check.

Look at the properties of the shared folder. Select the Sharing tab, click on Advanced Sharing..., click on Permissions, grant Full Control access to Everyone.
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Yes that is what I did for all the folders.

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Are any of these files in the User Account's "Documents" folder?

If so, that just may be the issue.
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DaveA wrote:
15 Jan 2022, 15:48
Are any of these files in the User Account's "Documents" folder?

If so, that just may be the issue.
In a word, none. They are in a sub sub sub folder in program files (x86).

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The program files (x86) folder is not a normal folder. I am pretty sure that this would all work if you were accessing files on a normal drive, not C:

Here's something you could try, I have NOT tested this, so I don't guarantee that it will work. Have a look at this article, follow the instructions to set the value of registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
to 1, and see if doing this on the computer where the files are enables you to access the files.

AFTER you have set that policy, you could also try connecting to the C$ administrative share and see if that lets you get to the files you want.
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There really are NOT any files that are in the Program folder that can be or should be shared.

What file(s) are you trying to access that are in the Program folder and their full path?
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Well, whether or not files located in program files (x86), should be shared is a moot point, there are files that are located within a sub sub subs folders that downloaded over time and were far too large to transfer with a jump drive. This is the specific reason for the thread.
Stuart, I have not tried your last suggestion, been away from the two machines for a few days.

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If they are too large to even copy to an external device, then they would also be way too large to be sharing.
The performance of both machines would be very slow while the sharing of said file(S) is being done.


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Have read at https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-t ... e-network/

Also note, have you tried to share the C: drive and not just a few folders?
On my network, I have shared the C drive and I can go to both Program Files and Program Files (86) folders.
I have not tried to copy any files over the network as I see no need to.
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bknight wrote:
18 Jan 2022, 10:48
Well, whether or not files located in program files (x86), should be shared is a moot point, there are files that are located within a sub sub subs folders that downloaded over time and were far too large to transfer with a jump drive. This is the specific reason for the thread.
Stuart, I have not tried your last suggestion, been away from the two machines for a few days.
Considering that a 1 TERABYTE external HDD is under $50 now, the statement these files are too big raises flags. Just how large are these files?

Also, since setting a share into the folder structure Windows calls C:\Programs\... is not possible due to system level restrictions, consider this process:

1. Set up a SHARE to a folder named XFER (for example) that you create under your C:\USERS\{userid}\Documents folder.

2. Using a MOVE command in a CMD file or the CMD prompt to move these files to the transfer folder. The MOVE command just changes the folder location and not the data itself so it's very quick.

3. Complete the transfer using the methods outlined above to access shared folders from the destination PC.
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After NET USE \\computerB\IPC$ /user:username worked last week, now I get an error option user:username is unknown.

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That seems improbable. Did you copy and paste the exact same command?
You could try rebooting in case of some strange system corruption.
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Firstly, tell me how to copy in windows and then paste in command prompt. That is a new one to me.
Secondly, after reading the command carefully it seemed that the command was correct. I'll try this morning again.

ETA: The copy/paste works from windows to command.
I get the same error message.

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Did you replace username with YOUR Windows username?
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HansV wrote:
19 Jan 2022, 18:47
Did you replace username with YOUR Windows username?

Yes, but received another error message:
NET USE \\CompB\IPC$ /user:Username
The network path not found.
Both pc are on and on the network

ETA: If helpful System error 53 has occurred.

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I attempted
Comp-PC and that failed also. System error 64 The specified network name is no longer available.

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After re-booting both PCs this was the final solution, thanks to Stuart and Hans both adding comments toward the final solution. Also, thanks to PJ_inFL for his suggestion of moving files from the program files (x86) to a user folder.

NET USE \\CompB-pc\IPC$ /user:username

NET VIEW \\CompB-pc

NET USE G: \\CompB-pc\C

Copy G:\users\username\documents\xfer\folder1 c:\xfer\folder1