File Sharing Software

File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. Common methods of storage, transmission and dispersion include manual sharing utilizing removable media, centralized servers on computer networks, World Wide Web-based hyperlinked documents, distributed peer-to-peer networking (P2P) and cloud-based file syncing.

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I've been trying to apply uniform Share permissions across the files and folders of an entire drive in a domain-joined Windows 10 Pro workstation.
I can take the steps but the results look strange.
(I've run sfc and DISM just lately on the host).

If I look at the Share permissions, they vary across the folders.
I did re-propogate the Security permissions just in case that it would have some effect.  Wishful thinking...

I've not yet tried logging into different users on the host to see if there are differences.
When I look at properties over the network, I don't see a Sharing tab at all......
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I started to build a spreadsheet but decided there must be a better way:

I have a domain with workstation fileshares.
For each:

I've followed common practice in setting local groups (because there are non-joined accesses to be allowed).
One might call this the "permissions" level.

And, I've established domain groups.
One might call this the Role level.

And, I've made the domain groups members of the local groups.
Nice and tidy....  It's easy to remember the structure because it's consistent; i.e. used consistently.

But it's not so easy to analyze because there are groups within groups.  
Who has permission?
Are there any duplicate or conflicting permissions?

What's a good way to *see* all this?
It should be easy.
For a small organization, it should fit on one page.

Part of the challenge is that some of the information is only on the workstation and some is only on the AD Server.  
Maybe a PowerShell script?
I've not found any commercial or other tools that seem to address this.
I have a Windows 2019 file server (not AD joined) in a DMZ with SMB (IP port 445) opened for file share access from an internal Active Directory based network. I'm looking for a method to authenticate to the file share and to manage access to the share for users.
I found a video on youtube that I forgot I uploaded on an account about 10 years ago.  I found it by searching for the youtube channel name.  I have no idea what the username or password is for the youtube account.  What do I do to retreive that info?
Need help with setting up and configuring SFTP on V7M3 IBM i. I have no working knowledge of SFTP but tons of experience using FTP. Appreciate any ides folks! Phil
I’ve been qbitorrent for quite a while and has been working all this time, but unfortunately, I updated to the latest version of qbitorrent…nothing downloads anymore. I’ve always used Cyberghost w/ qbittorrent, and don’t think how that would be a problem all of the sudden.
Being I did the upgrade I do not know the previous version of qbittorrent I had that worked.
When I start a torrent, the status just stays at stalled regardless if there are thousands of seeds. I select do not check hash, and the torrent reads %100 downloaded and seeding. However, there is no file downloaded.
I’ve uninstalled/reinstall the new version but no luck. I’ve tried an older version but no luck.
I’ve been surfing the internet, and I do believe others have this problem after updating, but haven’t had any luck yet.
Windows Server 2012 R2 - What's the best practice for a file share's size. I have 6 TB of small PDFs, DOCX files that need to be moved to a new volumes.

I'm concerned about file integrity, time to restore from a backup and chkdsk recovery from a corrupt volume.

thank you,
Besides just dragging and dropping, is there a recommended way or method to move all the files and structure from Dropbox to OneDrive?  I see there are tools for purchase but was wondering what the best method is?
As a result of an audit, it's been suggested that we disable Dropbox and Google Drive to prevent distribution of sensitive information as an "inside job".
Yet, there are obviously more alternatives/"threats"
I can't imagine blocking these services one-by-one.
And, in the case of Google Drive, I haven't figured out yet just *how* to block it - perhaps by removing some Google app's from workstations?
I guess one could block outgoing ftp transfers....

I can well imagine that this is an unrealistic objective - given the number of "threats".
But, rather than jumping to that conclusion, I'd value other perspectives.
Hi All,

A user that uses Bloomberg has asked me if she could run or open a file with the extension named REQ. And surely, I could not answer it. I guess she was asking about how to open it.

See screenshot attached and please let me know what is your opinion.
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In Azure I am creating a storage account, but need it to be accessible from our vNet's only.  During the Storage Account setup you can specify a vNet. The problem is we have two separate vNets in two different regions that needs access to this account. Instead of using vNet can we create a NSG for our Storage Account?
I'm working on a 2019 DC testbed.  There are a number of Windows workstations and the Servers which have file shares established for testing.  Access to the shares seems fine.

I'm wondering about Publishing the shares.
In one case, a Windows 7 workstation won't publish the share.  We get:
"The system encountered the following error while saving the publish information of share xyzShare.
Error 0x80070005: Access is denied."

Access by who??  There appear to be no access problems anywhere.....
It would be nice to fix this.
But then, is "publishing" important at all in a small network?
My OS is win 7 64 bit and I had been saving files in jpeg with commas (,) eg : "This is a test, now.jpeg"  While I encountered errors but whenever i boot or after some time, I get window errors,like asking me to activate, etc.  How do I do a global replace of the ","s with a "-" in all jpeg files.  what is the easiest method?  thank u n regards.
The user connects to a host using FileZilla with a SFTP connection.
Every day the host adds files to a folder, and the contents of the folder is downloaded to a folder on their Windows Server.

This is being done by a user at the moment.
Can FileZilla be automated so that it can have the folder on the local server receives all the new files placed on the server?

We have a peer-to-peer network that makes fairly heavy use of network file shares using various workstations as the "file server".
Yes .. still .. so no comments needed.

I am trying to fully characterize what constitutes a "connection" on the "server".
So far:
1) It appears that MAPPING will open a connection and will keep it open if the selection was made to survive a logout.  
2) It appears that a shortcut to a UNC address sometimes will keep a connection persistent and sometimes NOT.  ????
I had been of the view that a shortcut using a UNC address would only keep the connection open IF a window were opened with the shortcut and would go away if the window were closed.  No, it seems in some cases NOT.
I had been viewing the shortcut as a way to enter a command to open a remote folder.  But, if the connection persists, then it would be more than that?
Do Credentials have anything to do with this?
i.e. if the "server" requires passwords will connections tend to persist more than if the "server" does not require passwords?

The ultimate objective is to disconnect when the share is not in use.
But how to do this for a casual user?
The user has to encrypt files with PGP on Windows 7 64 bit before submitting them to home office using FileZilla  SFTP

The home office recommended Symantec Desktop.   This product requires the purchase from a Symentec Partner

What alternatives can I use?  I would like to get this set up today.  I would like a product with an intuitive appearance rather than command line.


i have a problem with user redirected/home folder, he lost access on many file and sub folder , when i see those file and folder not have owner.

how i can use a command line to take the user owneship on all those filer and folder and may be need to add him full controll access on it.

the home folder file is located on \\server\users\jhon.smith\subfolder....

thanks for help

For a long time I have been using ROBOCOPY on a schedule to copy (mirror) the contents of a samba shared directory on a Solaris server to a Windows Server.

Over the weekend the Solaris server was upgraded and since then the ROBOCOPY script no longer works.  After some reasearch I believe it is because the new Solaris server uses a different file system which ROBOCOPY is not happy with.  The blog article in the link below describes the problem I am having, but the fix is not working for me

What is the best (free) alternative to ROBOCOPY which will allow me to mirror a folder (source > destination)?  I will also need to automate a daily schedule for it and also produce a log file to tell me if there have been any problems.

I've been using a Windows 7 Pro workstation somewhat infrequently on my main office network.  It's been working fine for file sharing, etc.
I put it into a new subnet for testing and now none of the Windows 10 Pro workstations can open its files.
I've gone through all the normal and abnormal "fixes" to no avail.

I just noticed that if I Run \\computername and \\ipaddress on the Windows 7 computer, using its own computername and it's own ipaddress:
The file shares open up with the computername and NOT with the ipaddress.
Well, at least that seems like progress but it's very surprising that it isn't the other way around.
Does that suggest something that I might use to fix this?
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Hi all,

Is there an easy way to view who is using folder shares on a server. We have an older file server we would like to move the still in use data from and then retire.

The office has a peer-to-peer network.
A Windows 10 Pro workstation is set up as a file server.
Up to now the server access has been wide open.
We are introducing a new workstation as file server.
We have decided to Enable Password Protected Sharing AND to provide the credentials by matching client user logons to users set up on the "file server" - that, in favor of storing Windows credentials for a server user on the client machines.

However, the owner has a laptop with an AzureAD logon.  This seems to mess up accessing the new "file server".
I've not found the magic formula for allowing him to get access.
All of the other users access just fine - but they don't have AzureAD logons - they are just non-Microsoft local users.
File synchronization - what are my options?  I'd like my Word and Excel documents stored online and synchronized with my desktop, accessible with my phone and tablet.
User has two locations where they work on their photo library using Adobe LightRoom on Mac.  They are 8 months at first location, then 4 months at the second for the summer.

Can I have a Synology NAS at each location to synchronize their work?

Internet connection in NYC is FIOS, which currently is 600+ mbps using Speedtest both Download and Upload
Internet connection in MA (Massachusetts) is Xfinity which measures 30 Download and 6 Upload

They have about 5 TB of photos on a RAID directly attached to their computer.
I can use software to sync the RAID files to and from the Synology

I will do the initial synchronization of  the Synology units in NYC, and have them bring one to MA

Once in MA
User adds 1 to 2 GB of photos every few days, which will be synchronized to the NAS

At the end of the 4 months, when the user returns to NYC, I would like their photo library and LightRoom catalogs to be a mirror of what they were working on in MA, and ready to use.

Is this a good method?
Any steps missing?

Is there a way to have an open web page to the general public in SharePoint?  I need a page where folks can download files for our company.  Nothing sensitive.  If not, is there any other free solution out there where I can do this?
I am using Dropbox to distribute my software because Joomla 3.x no longer allows downloads from my website.  Can anyone recommend an alternative to Dropbox?  My file sizes are just less than 300MB.

Thanks in advance.

File Sharing Software

File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. Common methods of storage, transmission and dispersion include manual sharing utilizing removable media, centralized servers on computer networks, World Wide Web-based hyperlinked documents, distributed peer-to-peer networking (P2P) and cloud-based file syncing.