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How to Recover Deleted Files From Network Drive A network drive is a shared drive that can be accessed by any member of the network and is useful as a type of communal storage space. However, accidents can occur with a shared drive, as one user will be able to destroy the data of another user. Almost anything is recoverable from a computer's hard drive, however, requiring only the use of a simple piece of file recovery software. Download and install a piece of file recovery software such as Recuva, Undelete, or NTFS Undelete. Install this hardware to the computer which is physically attached to the network drive. Some of these programs are freeware (such as Recuva and NTFS Undelete), so choose the one that best fits your budget. In general, the best approach is to start with a piece of free software to see if you can accomplish the recovery, then move to more expensive pieces of software. Step 2Run your chosen file recovery program. Upon startup, the file recovery software will scan your hard drive for recently deleted files and folders and display a list of recoverable files on screen. This is possible because upon deletion, a file is not removed from the drive, but is only renamed to something that is unrecognizable by your operating system. Step 3Select the file to be "undeleted" and click on the "Recover" button to restore it to your hard drive. This will simply change the file back to its original name, so that it can once again be seen by the operating system. Step 4Repeat as often as needed to recover additional files from the drive.

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Can't Share Files/Folders over home network


That sounds more like the security settings on the pc are not set correctly. Should be nothing to do with the card or the laptop. This is just a windoze thing.

Share a drive or folder on the network To share a drive or folder on the network
  1. Open shortcutcold.gifWindows Explorer, and then locate the drive or folder you want to share.
  2. Right-click the drive or folder, and then click Sharing and Security.
    • If you are sharing a drive, on the Sharing tab, click If you understand the risk but still want to share the root of the drive, click here.
    • If you are sharing a folder, go to the next step.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • If the Share this folder on the network check box is available, select the check box.
    • If the Share this folder on the network check box is not available, this computer is not on a network. If you would like to set up a home or small office network, click the Network Setup Wizard link and follow the instructions to turn on file sharing. Once file sharing is enabled, begin this procedure again.
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  • To open Windows Explorer, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
  • When you share a drive or folder, anyone who has user access to the network can read the contents of that drive or folder. If you want to remove the drive or folder from the network, follow steps 1 and 2 above to get to the Sharing tab. On the Sharing tab, in Network sharing and security, clear the Share this folder on the network check box.
  • To allow complete access to the contents of your shared drive or folder, follow steps 1 and 2 above to get to the Sharing tab. On the Sharing tab, in Network sharing and security, select the Allow network users to change my files check box.
  • To change the name of your folder on the network, in the Share name text box, type a new name for your folder. This will not change the name of the folder on your computer.
  • If you are logged on as a guest (a guest account provides access to the computer for any user who does not have a user account on the computer), you cannot create a shared folder.
  • The Sharing option is not available for the Documents and Settings, Program Files, and WINDOWS system folders. In addition, you cannot share folders in other user's profiles.

Apr 05, 2010 | D-Link WDA-2320 (ASKU54036) Wireless...

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the drive deleted files I had moved from my pc to the backup folder in the network hard drive. The free space on the drive has not changed since that happened, so I'm hoping that they have not been completely deleted. How can I retrieve these deleted files?


if you can acces your backup folder then from there if not you will need a program (get data back,pandora recovery,handy recovery,so on) to retrieve your deleted files so there is hope to recover them.

Dec 18, 2009 | Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive 500...

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Share/files deleted from my simple share nas device.


You may use data recovery software to see if you can rescue the files. It may unable to recover all the files, but at least most of them.

Feb 23, 2009 | SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External...

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Networking problem


Make it sure if the user you used in the laptop is administrator right because you need the administrator right to access some network computer. check also if the desktop share folder is share with full access it maybe the right is read only.

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