Shared folders in Windows® 7
Want to know about the Shared Folders feature in Windows 7? Read on.
Windows 7 is a highly functional operating system that is integrated with several advanced features and functions that helps the users to enhance their computing experience and productivity under minimal complications. Windows 7 has excellent networking features that can be easily utilized by the users to join, create and connect with network using various supported protocols. Windows 7 folder sharing feature is one such highly useful option that allows the users to share selected files and folders with other computers that are connected across a network. These options can be utilized to share files and folders with people on a specific network, specific people or all people who are connected on a network. Shared folders are one of the simplest and most effective option that enable the easy sharing of data with other users under minimal complications. This feature also helps the users to create a home network using the available options and make available the contents of all computers connected over the network, common to all the users. These kinds of useful networking options eliminates the need of physically transferring data from one system to another by using removable storage devices, which makes it really complicated and unsafe to follow. Configuring and using the shared folder options under recommended settings helps the users to utilize the feature under minimal issues and errors.
Some issues that can occur while accessing the shared folders in Windows 7 are discussed below:
- Denied access errors
- System freeze issues
- Network errors
Denied access errors
Denied access errors are one of the most common error or issues that can occur with while trying to gain access to the shared folders in Windows 7. This usually happens when trying to access shared folders from other computers that are installed with older Windows versions like Windows XP, Windows 98 and more. The users may be unable to access the shared folders or some files in the shared folders in these kind of situations and may be notified with different error messages, which may be something like an error code that is preceded or followed by an ‘access denied’ or ‘Windows cannot access the folder/file’ message. These kinds of issues normally happens due to network configuration issues or can also be due to issues like some applications or firewalls that are limiting the access and connectivity.
System freeze issues
This is another common issue that can happen to the Windows 7 users while trying to access shared folders over a network. The whole system becomes non responsive or freezes when the users try to access a shared folder using the available options. The users either have to kill the process using the task manager or have to restart the system so as to restart the process. These kinds of errors mainly happen due to system issues like file errors or infections and can be recovered from by reconfiguring network after fixing system issues.
Network related errors are also common issues that can occur while accessing shared folders using the functions and options provided in the Windows 7. Intermittent access to the shared folders followed by disconnections and network folder name resolver errors are some network related errors that can happen while trying to access shared folder in Windows 7. Apart from these, folder errors and search errors that happen while searching or browsing through folders and files in the shared folders are also valid errors that happen while or after accessing shared folders in Windows 7.
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