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Windows 7: Access USB over LAN ?

09 Dec 2014   #1
HpBaxxter

Windows 64bit
 
 
Access USB over LAN ?

Hello
I have local network (4 PCs ), I access to all users documents (documents-music-photos..)
I want to access to the flash drive over my LAN, I don't know if there is a away to show all hard drives over the LAN, I know how to do it using Remote desktop or Team viewer but I want it as sharing way.
I want to say How to access removable drive through network?


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11 Dec 2014   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Once plugged in, USB drives act exactly the same as normal internal hard drives. You can create network shared from them in the very same way you do with normal drives and folders.
Then in the remote machine you just access them like \\computer\usbsharedfolder (with the names being the computer name's that has the pendrive plugged and the folder name as you've setted it in the shared folder dialog).
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11 Dec 2014   #3
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Once plugged in, USB drives act exactly the same as normal internal hard drives. You can create network shared from them in the very same way you do with normal drives and folders.
Then in the remote machine you just access them like \\computer\usbsharedfolder (with the names being the computer name's that has the pendrive plugged and the folder name as you've setted it in the shared folder dialog).
I have had issue with this once before, and I'm not sure, but I think it may have just been my configuration at the time, but I've never been able to make that work. If I swapped out drives (in this case, Seagate FreeAgents) I had to reshare the drive letter out to the network. It was always a pain in the bottom because everyone else had to then re-search for the shared folders.

Haven't needed to use the drives in this manner in a long while because I got a newer (Seagate) drive with 5 times the old capacity (which, for some strange reason, resisted sharing for the first couple attempts).
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12 Dec 2014   #4
HpBaxxter

Windows 64bit
 
 

I tried this on run :
\\name of pc\driver letter$
Worked fine with the "C" but it didn't work for the removable disk ?
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13 Dec 2014   #5
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036
 
 

Have you tried mapping the networked drive to a drive letter on whichever machine you're trying to access from?

i.e. net use s: \\PC Name\drive letter
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16 Dec 2014   #6
HpBaxxter

Windows 64bit
 
 

ill try it and ill reply :)
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16 Dec 2014   #7
HpBaxxter

Windows 64bit
 
 

didn't work
Windows cant access \\PC Name\drive letter
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26 Dec 2014   #8
HpBaxxter

Windows 64bit
 
 

any another idea ?
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26 Dec 2014   #9
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Well, I have mine on a wireless router with USB port to make this pain free. Just \\router's ip on explorer address bar and voila.
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07 Jan 2015   #10
HpBaxxter

Windows 64bit
 
 

???
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