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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We use Access Based Enumeration on Window 2012 R2 Servers to hide folders people shouldnt see.
It works well.

However, enabling it is a pain. Often the IT Admins forget to enable it as its in a different screen to the Sharing tab.

Im wondering if there is a Group Policy or similarly automated way to enforce Enabling Access Based Enumeration (and enabling BranchCache on the File Share) so that every new share ALWAYS has Access Based Enumeration (and BranchCache) enabled.
Hey guys,

We send and receive large files of sensitive legal nature to other firms. Rather then just send them via email or a USB drive, is there a more way to send this? Ive seen other firms send us emails with a username/pw to download the secure contents.
Have a client with a Windows 2008 R2 domain (will likely be upgraded soon)
Mostly Windows 10 clients these days

Many users' laptops have pretty small SSD drives.  Offline files work well, but drives but we don't have the luxury of having huge CSC limits.

I'd like to set a GPO (or local policy) on machines with small drives that will:
1) Keep offline files enabled but with
2) some magical setting that will have the system NOT make files/folders in network shares available offline unless
3) users (non admins) select specific folders to sync, space permitting

I know that we can set limits on the amount to use on a drive, and we have, but we'd like to let users determine which folders need syncing and which don't.  

I know we can change a share or folder to not cache as an admin, but we're not monitoring every folder that a user creates.  

For example:
If a user goes to \\server01\groupshare and visits \\server01\groupshare\clientdata and \\server01\groupshare\BobVacationPhotos, we want the user to be able to specifically say to cache the client info folder (because that's important and would be nice to have if there's space) and have the BobVacationPhotos, which contains 1500 personal vacation photos that were shared temporarily by a very excited employee, to NOT be cached by default (without the viewing user having to do anything).

And I'm not talking bout the "always available offline" flag, I'm talking about stopping the 1500 recently opened photos …
We have an in-house FTP server running FileZilla Server which has some limits/issues and now we are looking for an alternative solution that meets the following requirements
- Not cloud based. It has to be installed on our own computer in our company.
- When our clients upload files, they do not need any client software to be installed on their computers.
- Does not use FTP protocol.

Any suggestions?

I have been tasked to setup monitoring on a user.  

- FIles accessed by said user
 - Folders accessed
- Any applications downloaded..
- Etc...Etc...

And the output reports will need to be "clean"
Hello. I need to find out which security groups are assigned to folders share permissios(folders exist on a file share server). does anyone have a script for powershell or a free tool that we can use to obtain this. please let me know.
Hello EE,

We have very secure requirements, which require private cloud, infrastructure owned, version control, restore ability, administrative ability.  We are looking for a solution and have heard good and bad so want to pose the question to my peers and see what feedback your experience can share.

We are looking for folder contents compare application.  However, we are looking for an apps that would display the folders contents side by side like an old apps we uses to work with in the DOS age called FX.exe (see below):

Luckily we found the manufacturer of the FX.exe and also found other supposedly similar apps like 'WinMerg' and 'KDiff3' but can't seem to get them to display a folder-to-folder contents like the old FX.exe apps did.

So like always, after trial & error searching for a tool of this type, we turn to EE for advice.  

In essence we are looking for an apps that can,
  • Display two folder contents side by side as the pix above demonstrate.
  • In addition to it's contents, display the hidden or system files of per folder (as above that the hidden files has a '░').
  • Also, if it can have capabilities to transfer from each to/fro folders display in the window (but not a must)

Basically these are the 3 things we are searching for in the apps (and obviously to be free).
I'm looking for a way to edit a podcast collaboratively in real time. I'm hoping for something akin to Google Docs but for audio.

My research has lead me to a few cloud options, such as ohm studio, but it looks like these solutions lean more towards real time midi pattern syncs, uploading pre-edited clips, or directly capturing live audio vs. editing waveform like in Adobe Audition or Audacity.

I read a little about using Audition with Creative Cloud, but I didn't come across any info that explicitly described the process I was looking to achieve. It read more like you'd be able to share projects with people using Creative Cloud in the same way you would upload/share something using Dropbox or OneDrive.

Is there something out there that would allow me to accomplish this type of editing?

Thanks for reading!
I have a situation where data was copied from a server to a NAS device but the mapped drives were not updated on the workstations. Files were changed throughout the day on the server instead of on the NAS. It also looks like some files did not get copied originally.

The files were originally copied using Roadkill's Unstoppable Copier. One of the directories was over 500GB and I would guess that 50-100GB of data was changed or modified. The server is failing so we are only getting a transfer rate of 5 MB/s and I can't risk trying to copy everything over again.

I need to copy the data from the server to the NAS again, this time only copying files that either do not exist on the target location or files that are older than the files being copied. Also some users did get the drive mapped so some files on the target are newer than the source and vice versa.

I have researched using xcopy, or xxcopy, roadkill using the (Copy Newer Files Only) switch, and a program called beyond compare. I am a little overwhelmed and on a time constraint. Could you guys give me some suggestions that have the smallest risk of data being lost or overwritten? I would prefer an option that offers logging or a UI but not required.

Thank you

To field 4065 'Contract and carriage condition, coded', of TSR segment, on CUSCAR D98B standard, I want to know the exact meaning/logic of these

27	Door-to-door
The carrier is responsible for the intermodal carriage of cargo including both the pre-carriage and the on-carriage.
28	Door-to-pier
The carrier is responsible for the intermodal carriage of cargo including the pre-carriage, but excluding the on-carriage.
29	Pier-to-door
The carrier is responsible for the intermodal carriage of cargo including the on-carriage, but excluding the pre-carriage.
30	Pier-to-pier
The carrier of intermodal cargo is only responsible for the main carriage.

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Any ideas?
Hi All

(Warning:  SQL Server expert, everything else related to this question N00b.)

I've been tasked with finding out if a SFTP folder (CrushFTP) can have an event that fires when a file has been added to it, and if that event can execute a SQL Server Agent job or any custom script?

For some reason the client is opposed to a SQL Agent job firing every 10 minutes to detect if the file exists, and if it does not then to exit the job.

I have a Dropbox account and shared a folder to a user and gave him edit permissions. He wants to share that folder to another person but can't. Can a user that's not the owner and has edit permissions share the folder?
I'm working on a Windows 10 Home "file server" which is at the latest update.
I've seen Windows updates change the state of "Turn off password protected sharing" to "Turn on password protected sharing".  Now I'm trying to figure out which of the two settings is appropriate for the existing and working setup.  I'm actually not sure that it matters but figured that someone would know better than I.

It appears that the system was set up to "match" username/password.
Every user has a user profile on this computer.
The file share and security is for Everyone wil full privileges.
"Everyone" of course only means anyone with a user profile on this machine - by definition.

So, given that this is the setup, what's the difference between  
"Turn off password protected sharing"
 "Turn on password protected sharing"
Does it matter?
Would like to use our Win 2012 server for file sharing with our sales, accounting and field service employees
do not want to use any client software if not needed, want the ease of use to be as simple as possible
security is always looked upon as welcome, but the use of our own solution(s) was mandated by the board
all help is greatly appreciated
I have never used a podcast and need some advice if a podcast is the right technology for me.

I need to have a free "seminar" service which people can log into and watch me live, or watch the show after the fact. I need to share my desktop with attendees and have my voice as well. What desktop sharing options are there?

What's the difference between a live desktop sharing session and a podcast?

Where does Ted Talk for in?

Also, I need to potentially require a ticket price per seat, but attendance will be free for starters. But I do need, from the day of launch, a feature where viewers can easily give a charitable contribution. I could easily use my PayPal account for contributions.

What kinds of guidance can you provide me?

I assume my seminar series would start with a few number of attendees, so having some expensive back-end is not a feasible solution. Also, I have a sharply political message, so I assume Ted Talks may be off limits. Is this true?

Hi Experts,

I have a problem to copy back some files to its original location.
In my previous version of a folder I wanted to copy back some folders and files.
But many files bring the error, they cannot be copied because of the long path .

Please can you help me to get rid of this limitation ?
I am in the process of trying to hire a System Administrator to replace tasks that I am responsible for.  I was the Sys Admin prior to be prompted to my current position as IT Manager/Director.  Resumes always have lots of good highlights, but I do not seem to be able to ask the proper questions to weed out the good candidates from the ones that really do not know much, but think they do.  

I currently have a test that has about 30 to 50 questions ranging basic Windows Server, AD , Exchange, File Share (NTFS).  The last round of candidates all did less than desired.  During the formal interview they all did say that the test was hard.  I do not think so.  I think it is far.

With this next round the candidates seem to have a much better understanding from the preliminary phone screening.  I am giving them the same test that the previous round of candidates took, but this time around I am also give them a practical test. This will entail install the Server OS and apply AD Role, setup a few GPO's and test with a client workstation.

Does anyone have recommended verbal questions that can be asked?  
Do any of you know of practical Lab that potential candidates can also take?
Per this file

is there only one Vessel and voyage involved inside? If yes, what is it?
I see 2 cifs shares on my df screen like literally 10 times each... as if they are mounted 10 times.... any ideas?

It's RHEL 6
I'm having trouble mounting a remote nfs mountpoint. The mountpoint is exported:

>showmount -e localhost
Export list for localhost:

and on the client host at I can telnet to ports 111 and 2049, so the firewall is open. The client fstab has:

lincoln:/tmp/trash /tmp/trash  nfs rw      0   0

When I try to mount:
1 14:52:21 root@server:~
> mount /tmp/trash
mount.nfs: Connection timed out
1 14:54:33 root@server:~

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As you can see, this timeout takes about 70 seconds.

Any idea?
Multiple Windows 10 computers with Office 2016 are having issues saving modified files on a Webdav drive created with NetDrive2.

I can save new files on the WebDav drive
I can right click and edit a file name on a WebDav drive
But when I open the file, make a change, and then save that file. I get access denied.

Another weird thing is that I will then go to close the file and say discard changes, but when I open the file it has actually saved the changes that I tried to save.
I know. Not my idea...  very odd. Sue cannot ping (by name or IP) Larry's computer but Larry can ping Sue's computer. Same story. It use to work fine but today it doesn't. I shut the firewall service off on both. No joy. Any ideas?
We have a domain DFS namespace:  \\company.local\companyshares

We have several folders published.  With targets on two servers server1 and server2.

If a user creates a shortcut to a folder hosted inside a folder on dfs it intermittently changes the shortcut to point to the folder target instead of the dfs folder.  

For instance, a user may create a shortcut on their desktop that points to the folder called subfolder that resides inside \\company.local\companyshares\userfolders (\\company.local\companyshares\userfolders has two targets: \\server1\userfolders and \\server2\userfolders).  Initially the shortcut correctly points to \\company.local\companyshares\userfolders\subfolder.  However, the next day the shortcut target will somehow change to \\server1\userfolders\subfolder.  

I'm seeing this intermittently with multiple shortcuts created by multiple users.

Has anyone seen anything like this before?  I'm stumped.
Has anyone used the product -

for transferring folders from file share to sharepoint? I don't have hierarchy of folder beyond the limit suggested by SharePoint, however, I do have spaces in some files.
Would the layer2 capable of synching changes made on sharepoint to file server and vice - versa?

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.