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Dell Vostro200 came with network 'Sarah' folder ???


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#1 akmbd166

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:43 PM

Think this came with PC (Dell Vostro200), but not sure at this point.
When click on subfolder 'SharedDocs', get...

"\\Sarah\SharedDocs is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this sever to find out if you have access permissions.
The network path was not found."

Any ideas ?
Thanks again for your help.
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 04:42 PM

You have a home network setup?

There is no reason to have shared folders with anyone...unless a netork is/was used.

Might have been done during the O/S install if system was not acquired new.

You have any Docs & Settings folders for Sarah?

Check the User profiles?

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 05:09 PM

Any other computers in the household? This is probably a folder on one of them. "Sarah" would be the computer's "name". Find out the computer name by:
start menu->right-click "computer" or "my computer"->click "properties".
find the "computer name" tab, and look for "full computer name".

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:03 PM

Have attached picture of directories including 'Sarah'.
Computer name is not Sarah.
The 'folder' seems to come and go.
Cant delete the folder when it is there.
Can it be someone accessing PC from online ?

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Edited by akmbd166, 15 January 2010 - 07:38 PM.

Thanks again for your help.
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:47 PM

Well...that graphic shows that your system and the system called Sarah are linked together in a home network, if not necessarily sharing files, folders, etc.

You ought to take a look in Network Places on your system.

Honestly, you can remove yourself from any sharing possibilities...by removing the shared option from folders, drives, etc.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:24 PM

Honestly, you can remove yourself from any sharing possibilities...by removing the shared option from folders, drives, etc.

Seems like was able to remove file sharing from all folders at one time, but cant find that function... does it exist ?
Edit: Went to My Computer, C: drive (folder), and under properties checked 'no sharing' for all of C:
Should that do it ?
Edit: 'Sarah' is back (see attachment), but cant get to it !?

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Edited by akmbd166, 15 January 2010 - 08:52 PM.

Thanks again for your help.
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:13 PM

A home network...where the other systems have no access to files on your system (nothing shared) is nothing to worry about.

If C: is the only partition on your system...removing the sharing option from it takes care of it.

No sharing equals no access in home networking.

If there are entries in My Network Places for a computer which is either no longer existing, connected, or part of the network...I just delete those. There doesn't seem to be a smooth mechanism for reflecting what truly is among home networks, other than keeping a watch and updating it.

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Edited by hamluis, 15 January 2010 - 10:15 PM.





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