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Can't access my share folders

I go thru the windows explorer and type \\mybookworld and see all the share folders I already created, but when I try to enter to one of them the system show me the following popup message:

\\mybookworld\(my folder)is not accessible. You may have not permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The network name cannot be found.

But, if a create a new folder the hard drive allow me to enter to it. It's looks like the older folders are corrupted or something like that.

I also notice that the general information of the drive like the size, free and used is no longer available. And in the Drive management tab is only showing Safely remove usb drive.

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Re: Can't access my share folders

Right click on the folder, properties, sharing
click on share, give permission to everyone. click ok

now try to access the folder again

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Re: Can't access my share folders

Drive management show only safely remove usb drive.
When u use mionet software it map the share to a drive letter. If u create folder or files on that drive u dont have permission to chance those files or folders on \\mybookworld.
Solution, dont use mionet software.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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