Shared folders wont go away even MONTHS after removing them...

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by jameson, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. jameson

    jameson Guest

    I have about 250 computer on my network. One user had a second hard
    drive with about 40 folders that he shared. This hard drive was
    removed about 3 months ago and he realized today that when he goes
    into net neighborhood he sees all those shared folders that were on
    the hard drive he removed months ago. Of course double clicking these
    folders in network neighborhood makes windows tell him that it isnt
    there. But no matter what computer we view it from (XP or 90), we see
    these folders. I have searched his hard drive for these folders, not
    there. I deleted all temp files, no luck. Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance all!
    Jazz Mann
    jameson, Sep 22, 2003
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  2. jameson

    why? Guest

    Same effect happens if it's 2500 machines on the network.
    No mention of the OS.
    Hint, before removing a disk/folder verify shares and unshare the
    appropriate folders.
    Does not matter which system you view it from, they only look at what
    the machine sharing is advertising.

    The 'folders' won't be there, the disk was removed, I think you said
    You removed the drive, the 'folders' are not there.
    (There's a point to repeating the absence of the actual folders)
    A few months ago, I fixed a similar problem by recreating the folders
    (6) , and then unshared them.

    A sharename is only a pointer to a folder, remove the folder and the
    pointer still exists (except Win2000 removes the share when the folder
    is deleted as well.)

    On a Win 2000 box, the shares are stored in the registry.

    Use regedit at *your own risk*, make a backup or two before deleting the
    share entries.

    Command line,

    view shares -
    net view \\<computername

    delete shares
    net share <sharename> /delete

    why?, Sep 22, 2003
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  3. jameson

    ilmc Guest

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    jameson typed:
    What, no error messages like "can't restore network share" on bootup?
    What, no-one _noticed for three months?

    Try trawling the registry for the shares - it fixed a similar problem for
    ilmc, Sep 22, 2003
  4. jameson

    °Mike° Guest

    °Mike°, Sep 22, 2003
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