Can't map to a shared folder on a network

Posted on 2006-11-17
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a problem with a small network and the seeing of a shared folder. The offending pc can ping the pc with the shared folder, but I can't map to it. I also now can't browse under "run" to a Sophos server that was used when it was on the test bench. Internet access is ok. Nothing is appearing in "View Workgroup Computers" not even itself.

Having scanned the web I have checked all the usual stuff. Made sure that it is on the same workgroup, that NetBios was ticked, have restarted the Computer Browser service etc, but still no joy. The only change had to make when I logged on was that the Network Mask was set to, instead of

Currently stumped at the moment
Question by:Mascolo
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by:Toni Uranjek
ID: 17966682
What is the result of this command: "net view \\pcwithsharedfolder". Use command prompt on "offending" PC.

Author Comment

ID: 17966833
When I type it in I get the following response:

System error 53 has occured.

The network path was not found

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by:Toni Uranjek
ID: 17966949
Do you use WINS or DNS on your network for name resolution? What is result of this command: "net view \\IPofpcwithsharedfolder"? For example: "net view \\".
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Author Comment

ID: 17977763
If I use the IP address of the pc with the shared folder I get the following error:

System error 1231 has occured

The network location cannot be reached
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Accepted Solution

Toni Uranjek earned 125 total points
ID: 17978923
Do you have NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled on both computers? Is 'Client for Microsoft Network' installed and working?

Author Comment

ID: 17979073
Many thanks it was the 'Client for Microsoft Network'  option, it was unticked. So used to this being switched on.

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