Windows 10: Shared folder not showing up while a unshared folder does.

Discus and support Shared folder not showing up while a unshared folder does. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; That's about a simply as I can put it. I tried to share some video with a new Samsung TV and my computer does show up as a source. I can select it and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by wmpwi, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. wmpwi Win User

    Shared folder not showing up while a unshared folder does.


    That's about a simply as I can put it. I tried to share some video with a new Samsung TV and my computer does show up as a source. I can select it and navigate to all videos folder. In it I can find one. I look where that one video is on my system and it's in a folder that is not shared. The ones that are shared do not show up. To try to understand and troubleshoot this I installed a phone app that supposed to stream to just about anything and it only sees the same thing. I set up the folders that are shared using the wizard and followed tutorial found on this forum. No change. Someone suggested I try Plex and I thought it might help me understand what was going on. I signed up, installed, configured it to point to the folder, and I could see the file. Plex was even listed now as a source on my TV. I selected it and the folder was empty. I would imagine some file is corrupt or screwed, but I have no clue how to resolve it and can't do a rebuild.

    :)
     
    wmpwi, Jan 8, 2019
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  2. Frogger Win User

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Shared folder not showing up while a unshared folder does. :)
     
    Frogger, Jan 8, 2019
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  3. pbcopter Win User
    Is it not possible to share individual sub-folder under \Users?


    I was able to do what you want by unsharing Users and then sharing the individual folder, e.g. Stuff
    Select Network on your computer (the one that needs Users unshared), then select the same computer from list, Right click on the Users folder and select properties.
    Select Sharing and then advanced sharing. Uncheck Share this folder. Select OK. You may get a message afterward regarding find folder, just select ignor.
    Then go to the folder you want to share and select Sharing and add Everyone (or whomever) to the shared list. Use the advanced sharing option or it will re-share Users.
     
    pbcopter, Jan 8, 2019
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  4. Shared folder not showing up while a unshared folder does.

    Can't Stop Sharing Folder


    Hi there,

    I've also got a problem in stopping sharing. Not 100% sure if I should make a new post or post it here.....
    Anyways, I have 2 folders I want to unshare from my network: Pictures2 and Videos2 both of which I believe are empty.


    Shared folder not showing up while a unshared folder does. [​IMG]


    While I was able to unshare the 'Videos2' folder by going into the Properties normally, I can't stop sharing 'Pictures2' from my network even though my computer is the one sharing it. I get a "Windows cannot access XXX" so I can't access it either.

    I did notice a difference between these folders which may or may not be important - The Pictures2 folder doesn't have an owner (either that or it can't display it in advanced security settings) while the Videos2 owner was SYSTEM.
    My user account was in the 'shared' list of both these two folders which is strange, as I couldn't access Pictures2 but could access Videos2. My user account is admin if that helps.
    Honestly I don't know how or when they were even created and I can't find them on my C: Drive.

    I tried using the manual cmd method you suggested but I got an access denied error:


    Shared folder not showing up while a unshared folder does. [​IMG]


    I would like this Pictures2 folder unshared and deleted off my PC if possible.

    Help?! Any advice would be appreciated.
     
    NZGhostChips, Jan 8, 2019
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