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How Do I Change a Share-Name?

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March 15, 2005 5:32:18 PM

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I want to change the so-called share names that I use to share my two
machines.

I originally created 'machine 1' for entire c directory on one machine
and 'machine 2' likewise for the other. I did that by right clicking
on c: in Windows Explorer>Sharing & Security>Sharing>the window with
the share name in it. Even though 'Share This Folder on The Network'
is checked, I cannot change the names.

Both machines are WXP PRO and networking works fine.

Can someone help here?

Thank you

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March 15, 2005 6:49:56 PM

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<one@two.three> wrote in message
news:efrd311rh2jdidh963gestro1em67avdvl@4ax.com...
>I want to change the so-called share names that I use to share my two
> machines.
>
> I originally created 'machine 1' for entire c directory on one machine
> and 'machine 2' likewise for the other. I did that by right clicking
> on c: in Windows Explorer>Sharing & Security>Sharing>the window with
> the share name in it. Even though 'Share This Folder on The Network'
> is checked, I cannot change the names.
>
> Both machines are WXP PRO and networking works fine.
>
> Can someone help here?
>
> Thank you

Share names (once defined) cannot be changed.
You can either define a second (new) sharename or stop sharing the 'old'
name and share again with the new name.

hth

george
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 4:48:39 AM

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Delete and recreate the share.

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<one@two.three> wrote in message news:efrd311rh2jdidh963gestro1em67avdvl@4ax.com...
>I want to change the so-called share names that I use to share my two
> machines.
>
> I originally created 'machine 1' for entire c directory on one machine
> and 'machine 2' likewise for the other. I did that by right clicking
> on c: in Windows Explorer>Sharing & Security>Sharing>the window with
> the share name in it. Even though 'Share This Folder on The Network'
> is checked, I cannot change the names.
>
> Both machines are WXP PRO and networking works fine.
>
> Can someone help here?
>
> Thank you
Anonymous
September 10, 2009 6:06:30 PM

Quote:
Share names (once defined) cannot be changed.


I don't think so... As far as I know they can be changed... The following way.

1: On the machine(s) you have the folders that you want to change the names of, go to Start/Run and on the command prompt type Fsmgmt.msc and then click "enter". Now on the Shared Folders window, click on "shares" and you'll see the names of the shared directories you'd like to change. You will see the names that you don't want those folders to have, right?..

2: Now close that window and go to the shared directories and unshare them, and repeat step (1). you will see that those names are gone. If not, then restart your system and they should have gone away.

3: Now share your directories again and you will see them in your Share Folders windows. From here you can see that your share names are the way you like them to be.

4: Now go to the other machine and click on "My Network Places". Delete any old shortcuts that my still be there making reference to the old names of the directories you just shared/unshared.

5: Now on the left pan of "My Network Places" window, click on "Add a network place". follow the steps and when it prompts you to browse, make sure you browse down from "Entire Network" untill you find the place you want. Then click "ok" ond follow the final steps.

6: Repeat this for as many machines as you want and you're ready to go.

Artimedia (Miguel)
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