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How to Access Shared Folder and Files?

If you are a Windows but not Mac user and want to access shared folder and files on Network, it is the right place for you. If you are the owner of a Windows file server and want to share folder and files on Network, it might also be helpful.

 

Folder and File Access Permissions

Either you want to share folder and files or access shared folder or files on Network, the most important thing is access permission. For users who want to access shared files, you need get available folder permissions for the files you want to access. For owners who will share folder and files, you need set and assign permissions to different users and groups. There are multiple permissions for all Windows systems. The most common folder or file access permissions are read, copy, write, modify, overwrite, delete, print and full access.

 

Can’t Access Shared Folder on Network

If you can’t access shared folder on Network, you might not have enough access permission. For example, you want to copy a shared folder but your access denied. The real reason is that you only have a read permission to access the shared folder. To ensure successful access to shared folder and files, you need first get a suitable access permission from the administrator of the shared folder. How to set and assign shared folder permissions? It is another topic that mostly depends on the administrator. If you are interested, you may visit How to assign shared folder permissions to learn more.

 

How to access shared folder and files

Now, your access to shared folder is denied because of a lack of folder sharing permissions. You need contact the administrator and ask for a right permission. There are multiple permissions for all Windows systems. The most common access folder or file permissions are read, copy, write, modify, overwrite, delete, print and full access. The administrator will reset shared folder permissions for you. Usually he will archive this via a third-party password protect shared folder program. As a user, you needn’t know this progress. You will get a portable password finally and with that password you will access shared files successfully.

Tips and Warning

1. Protect the password you get from the administrator in case an accidently data leak.
2. Carefully modify or overwrite shared files since it is not easy to recover them after that.
3. Scan the shared file with an antivirus program if you copy or remove it to your local pc to avoid virus infection.