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I can't see my shares!

I can't see my shares!

I can't see my shares!

Does anyone know of any software or setting that will allow me to see shares on the server from my workstation?

We are using a Windows NT 4 Server with multiple Windows NT4 and Windows 2000 Workstations. I have two workstations, on on either Operating System and would like to be able to see the shares from either workstation.

Thanks in advance.

RE: I can't see my shares!

Just open a DOS window and do:

NET VIEW \\<computername>



but I don't understand why you just can't use the regular browser (Network Neighborhood for example).

"In space, nobody can hear you click..."

RE: I can't see my shares!

For some reason, when i use Network Neighbourhood, the folders jut appear as normal, it doesnt show if they are shared. I can only see if they are shared by actually go to the server.

Out old boss used to have a piece of software on his computer that allowed him to view shares from his workstation but i'm not sure what it was or where he got it from.

RE: I can't see my shares!

I'm not quite sure I understand...

 When you open Network Neighbourhood, you don't get a list of computers but rather regular folders?  Could those just be some sort of shortcuts?.. maybe hosts files?

 To find out, just open a DOS windows and type:


You will see the list of computers on your workgroup/domain.  If it works, then your network is fine, except your boss' computer

"In space, nobody can hear you click..."

RE: I can't see my shares!

As far as I am aware, if you use Network neighborhood or something like that then you will only see the shared devices anyway, so for example if you just share the Cdrom drive on a server and then do the following:-

Open network neighborhood
Double click the server Icon (The machine you wish to view)
You should only see the CDrom drive (the only shared device).

RE: I can't see my shares!

The shares are hidden using a $ at the end of the share name to prevent users being able to see the shares through network neighbourhood.

I have found that two files are included in the Resource Kit that once installed, will give you an additonal folder in network neighbourhood once a network node is selected called "Shared Directories", in this folder are all of the shares, including hidden shares for that node.

"Experience is the result of failure"

RE: I can't see my shares!

In the directory in which you installed the Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Resource Kit, you'll see the file shareui.inf. Right-click the file, and select Install. In a couple of seconds, you've installed ShareUI.

To see ShareUI in action, open My Computer. You'll see a new folder named Shared Directories. Open it, and you'll notice an array of white-hand icons, one for each share in the system, including the administrative shares. Double-click any icon, and you'll get a dialog box displaying the share's name. This dialog box will show you that elusive share path you've been searching for, as well as a User Limit adjustment box and a key that lets you view and modify the permissions (sadly, no NTFS permissions) on the share.

You can also use ShareUI to control shares on other machines from your computer. Navigate to the remote computer in Network Neighborhood, open the computer, and you'll find another Shared Directories folder. Open it, and you'll see that it looks identical to the folder you just looked at on the local computer. (ShareUI doesn't need to be running on the remote computer.)

Courtesy:  Mark Minsasi, WinNet Magazine, 7/99

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