An error occurred while trying to share D. Incorrect function.

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  1. Posts : 3
    Win 7 Pro 64 bit

    An error occurred while trying to share D. Incorrect function.

    OK, at first I thought it was a Norton 360 problem so I deleted Norton 360. The Windows firewall is no longer being controlled by it.

    Windows firewall is turned off, it's a public location, printer and file sharing is turned on, discovery is on, I reloaded the default settings for the firewall, the owner is administrator which my login is set for. Didn't matter if the Windows firewall was turned on or off, I still got the error message above.

    I used to have D shared but took it off. Now when I try to create the share I get the error message above.

    I have another Win 7 Pro computer with the same settings as above and I can share everything just fine.

    Any ideas on how I can fix this would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 3
    Win 7 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this problem? I really need to share this drive.
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  3. Posts : 8,870
    Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

    eric99 said:
    Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this problem? I really need to share this drive.
    Suggest you follow the direction in the link in order to remove Norton entirely from your system.
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  4. Posts : 3
    Win 7 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Chev65, Tried that and it didn't work. I still get that error message.

    Does anyone have any ideas how I can fix this?
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  5. Posts : 8,870
    Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

    Can you verify if Network Discovery is staying turned on, the Windows firewall needs to be on as well.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

    My reading of Eric99's difficulty is that he cannot set files to be shared (I have this same problem). The suggestions Chev65 is making are directed toward other computers finding the files after they have been shared. I don't have that problem. Some of my files are already shared and I can find them with other computers. I just can't share any new files. When I try I get this "Incorrect function" error.
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  7. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

    MarvWE: It's probably better to start your own thread describing the issue on your machine.
    This thread is a few months old and it was started by eric99

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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

    Thank you for your advice Slartybart. I would like to point out that my problem is *exactly* the problem that eric99 identified lo these many months ago. I do not digress. Rather, I return to the point.

    A second point is that it is so difficult to find answers to what ought to be simple problems. I have two computers in my house. One runs System 7 and one System 8. I would like to share files and printers. I changed the hard drive on one machine and now many things do not work. All of my old shared files are still shared but I cannot share any new files. I cannot share my printers.

    Please don't advise me to go through the recommended steps for sharing. I have done it, with all the variations I can imagine, about 20 times. I have tried workgroups and homegroups. No matter, I get the message that I cannot share my file. I have used "share", "Advanced Share", and the sharing wizard. I get the messages "Your folder can't be shared", "An error occurred while trying to share <folder>. Incorrect function. The shared resource was not created at this time." and other variations.

    Even though this problems has a long history and is well-described by many users, it has not been addressed properly. Responders usually digress into describing how sharing works or listing the required steps, or addressing the problem of what to do when an object is shared but cannot be identified by a remote computer. None of this is helpful.

    You urge me to read carefully. I can assure you that I have read both widely and carefully, and tried every plausible solution that I have seen.

    I would be nice if someone with a deeper knowledge of how microsoft handles sharing could consider this problem and make some useful suggestions. I certainly would appreciate it.
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  9. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

    All I was saying was that
    you might get better response on a thread of your own, and
    here's how the forum works best [info box]

    I hope you find a solution to the issue.

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  10. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

    I work in a place with numerous technicians and I have the authority to ask them to help me, which I did. But without joy. I called them off after a day. They seemed to think that it was the failure of one of the Service modules.

    So I formatted my C drive and reinstalled Windows. It took me almost a day to run all the updates and reinstall all of my apps. But now sharing works as advertised. And having tried so many times, I am now something of an expert on how sharing works, when it is working, so that part was easy.

    Still, it is disappointing that a solution could not be found using this extended period of time and with access to all of the experts on this network. And also disappointing that the sharing system in Windows is so fragile.
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