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Windows 7: Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

07 Feb 2014   #1
win7rookie

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Network Folder shared access

I have set up on a networked PC (Windows 7 Professional) a shared folder directory structure which has sub-folders for each userid defined on that PC. Each user will from their own laptop on the network perform a network folder mapping to their own sub-folder. I am able to perform the first network folder mapping for user A. When I try to perform the second network folder mapping for user B using a different drive letter, I get the error message

The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password. To connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.

Googled for help and found a number of suggestions like using IP address for the network folder mapping - I am using IP address. Found another suggestion to use "net use" to delete any existing mappings - when I type "net use", I do not see any other mappings.

So I am at a loss, after staring at this problem for the whole day.

Any help would be very much appreciated. I will have about 60 defined users performing the network folder mapping from each user's laptop.


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09 Feb 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Is B a subfolder of A? If so I think your scheme will require the folders be on the same level. Or if not that, in mutually exclusive trees. When you share say, Users, all subfolders are also shared. To share folders in a tree they should all be leaves.
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12 Feb 2014   #3
win7rookie

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

MilesAhead: No. A and B are folders at the same level.

In anycase, I tested my setup this time from two different laptops. It worked. Strange that when I tested from one laptop using two distinct Windows user id, I get that error message.
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13 Feb 2014   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Network configuration is such a headache. I've always owned desktop machines. Out of necessity I got a Laptop. The major saving grace, other than "built in battery backup" is that the WiFi "just works."

The machine that didn't work may have just had one setting a bit different. But I'm glad it seems to be working for you now.
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