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Windows 7: Network Mapping

02 May 2011   #1
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Network Mapping

Alright,

So i used to have a little home server i used for backups, and after awhile i figured that i would just use my computer and its secondary hdd for backups. So i am trying to get that drive to be able to be seen on my laptop by mapping it out. both use windows 7.

Ideas?


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02 May 2011   #2
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello HonorGamer!

In order to help you more, I've a few questions, and some clarifying I'd like, if you don't mind.

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Alright,

So i used to have a little home server i used for backups, and after awhile i figured that i would just use my computer and its secondary hdd for backups.
So, you have two machines, and instead of using the home server, you're now going to backup to a secondary drive installed in your laptop?

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So i am trying to get that drive to be able to be seen on my laptop by mapping it out. both use windows 7.

Ideas?
Is this a drive from your home server, or the secondary drive mentioned above? If the latter, where exactly is the drive, and what is it connected to?
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02 May 2011   #3
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

It is a secondary drive inside my desktop. I am using 3 hard drives. 1: 50 GB SSD 2: 640GB and a 1TB HDD. I am going to use the 1TB for back ups.

And instead of using my old homeserver i will be using this secondary drive in my computer(not laptop). I am just not able to get to the folder i want to see when i am trying to map out the drive on my laptop.
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02 May 2011   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
Alright,

So i used to have a little home server i used for backups, and after awhile i figured that i would just use my computer and its secondary hdd for backups. So i am trying to get that drive to be able to be seen on my laptop by mapping it out. both use windows 7.

Ideas?
One problem that I see is that if you create an image on that drive, you might not be able to access it when you boot from your recovery disk.
Just a caution.

I would recommend attaching a usb or esata external drive to keep your backups on.
I have seen 1tb external drives for around $100 which would be a lot less aggrivation than trying to restore over a network.

Rich
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02 May 2011   #5
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

im not going to try and restore over a network. that has nothing to do with my problem. I know what i am doing when it comes to computers, I am just simply trying to figure out why i cannot see this file even when i have it all set to allow.

So i would recommend trying to keep the responses to my question.

I do apologize for being so aggressive about it, but i don't have the patience today.
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02 May 2011   #6
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay. I've read things. So you've shared the folder out, and given your other account permission to use it?
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02 May 2011   #7
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I shared this DRIVE. And i am trying to MAP the drive from my laptop. This drive is on my desktop. When i try to map the drive it is not showing up.
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02 May 2011   #8
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebMattR View Post
Okay. I've read things. So you've shared the folder out, and given your other account permission to use it?
Please read this again. The words drive/folder make no difference. You need to add the permissions to allow others to access it. Just sharing it isn't enough with Windows 7.
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03 May 2011   #9
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Bite your lip rich..

Rich
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11 May 2011   #10
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry about being a jerk about this before.

But I can't seem to be able to figure out. Got any step-by-step instructions i can follow?
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