Users2 Folder

Posted on 2011-10-22
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
When I try to map a drive from another PC on my network, a shared folder shows up on my main PC called Users2.  However when I'm on the main PC, the folder doesn't show up on a search.  Should I be worried?

I am denied access when I try to map it from the second PC.
Question by:jpfingst
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    Can you please help me by clarifying this?

    Let’s give all the computers involved here a name. Like COMP1, COMP2, COMP3.

    Let’s give all the folders a name, like FOLDER1, FOLDER2, FOLDER3.

    I need to know what computer FOLDER1 exists, and on what computer you  are trying to access FOLDER1 from.

    Regarding searching, I will need this clarified before I can answer it.

    Regarding access denied, is your network in an Active Directory domain or are they in workgroups?


    Author Comment

    Comp2 mapping Comp1.
    Comp2 sees a shared folder on Comp1 called Users2, but is denied access.

    A search of Comp1 reveals no such folder. (All files are unhidden on comp1, including System files, extensions etc. via Organize/Folder and Search options, etc., etc.)
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    Accepted Solution


    Here is the problem: You have a folder shared on Comp1 who's SHARE name is Users2. But this doesn't have to directly coorelate with any real folder's name on comp1.

    To find this share on Comp1, search for Computer Management from the search bar. Once that is open, expand System Tools, Shared Folders, Shares.

    Here you should see User2 and where it exists on your computer.

    Most likely the reason why Comp2 cannot access it is because the permissions that are assigned to the share Users2 do not allow the user on Comp2 to access it.

    Hope this helps!

    Author Comment

    Well, it shows up in there, but it exists on a volume (drive letter i:) which no longer exists, and I can't remove the Share.  I get this message:

    Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified. (Adding points for additional info)
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    Expert Comment

    Huh. That's a good error. Or at least I've never run across it and google seems to be drawing a blank.

    Can you do me a favor, can you click on the next item below Shares from Computer Management. Can you click on "Sessions".

    Do you receive an error when you try to open this, stating that you do not have authority?

    If so, please close out of Computer Management and reopen it, but instead of double-clicking on it, right-click on it and choose "Run As" and then enter in some administrative credentials and try to remove the share once more.

    IF, you are able to see Sessions... then go to the Storage (inside Computer Management), then Disk Management. Do you see the I: drive still listed there?

    Author Comment

    Ran as admin.  Couldn't delete shares, same error message.  Went to sessions, was able to disconnect a session.  I: drive not visible in Disk Management.

    Assisted Solution

    OK.  Here's how I got rid of them (there were about 6 of these shares attached to an I: drive):

    I created a folder on the C: drive, TestI.  I shared it, then mapped it as the I: drive (all on Comp1)

    I then recreated the directory path for I:Users.  At that point I was able to remove the share.  I continued, replicating the structure of the path for each of the files on the bogus I: drive, and was able to remove all of the shares.  So I was able to figure out how to remove them myself.  I guess I deserve credit for the additional data I needed to remove the files, but you steered me in the right direction, and gave me the answer to the first part of my dilemma.  So you should get the original 250 pts.

    Thanks so much for your help

    Author Closing Comment

    Respondent should get the original 250, as he answered the first part of my question.  The second part, which I didn't realize was an issue at first, was resolved by me.

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