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Windows 7: Disappearing Shares after Reboot

10 Jul 2009   #1

Disappearing Shares after Reboot

Hello, what would cause 9 shares that I have on USB drives to disappear every time Windows 7 is rebooted? I have to recreate them every time.

I did a test with another Windows 7 machine, using 1 USB share, and the first time I shared it with the 'Share with Specific People' adding Everyone to the list, and it disappeared upon reboot. I then did it through the Advanced Sharing in the Properties of the folder, rebooted and it actually remembered it. However doing it through the Advanced Sharing on the PC with 9 shares, it still didn't remember them after reboot. WHY is there 2 different places to share anyway? I want to think 1 is for remote users and 1 is for local users, but then WHY don't they just say that, do they have to make it so confusing. It's totally not intuitive.

I wouldn't think this problem would be an early bug of 7, I mean that would be a huge bug that they would have had to squash by now, if it really is one?

Your help is greatly appreciated!


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15 Jul 2009   #2


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31 Jul 2009   #3


Wow, so many unanswered questions on this forum, doesn't anybody have a clue?
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29 Dec 2012   #4
President Pol

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

Apparently an unanswered question?
Because me too, my directory shares disappear after reboot so that I cannot access my PC from other machines in the home network....
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