FileBrowser: Accessing Public Folders on PC

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  1. cunnidc

    cunnidc
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    Hi, I've just found and installed FB (just using the free version at the mo). I can connect to my PC and see the various folders relating to the account I connect with but not the Public folders. So if I connect with Admin I land at C:\Users\Admin but I can't get to C:\Users\Public.

    I tried creating an account called Public but that didn't work (I wouldn't have liked a fudge like that anyway). I also tried creating a link to Public from C:\Users\Admin\Links but that didn't work either.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Makingupthenumbers

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    You've got to understand how shares work on PCs. You generally don't connect to directories per se, but rather the shares that are created of them.

    If you're on the PC, look at the properties of the folder in question to see if it's shared.

    You'll normally connect to shares using the "UNC" format. Something like \\pcname\sharename\subdir\subdir

    So, to be sure your you can connect to c:\public, make a share on that directory.

    You can see what shares exist on a PC by typing

    Net share

    At the command line.
     
    #2 Makingupthenumbers, Jan 8, 2016
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