Re: how to view open shares?

Yep. That is what I meant. Thanks for clarifying that Shenan.


"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
lawpoop wrote:
On an XP box, how can I see what shares and files are currently
being access by other users?

Old Rookie wrote:
Try the net file command. Just enter net file in an open command
prompt window. If you are unsure how to do that enter cmd in the
run box and hit OK.

Twayne wrote:
Using Run, it'll just flash and go away before you can read it. You
could put the command in a bacth file followed by a pause to keep it
onscreen. Or just use the Command Prompt.

A direct answer for the OP later, first addressing what Twayne has said
and the confusion that may have existed in "Old Rookie"'s response...

Actually, I believe "Old Rookie" was saying that you could do the
following (if they had not put in "cmd" instead of the full word, I would
have thought like you have.):

Click on the Start button --> Click on RUN --> type in:
--> Click OK.

Then use the resulting command prompt window that appears to run your
commands in.

As an alternative...

Click on the Start button --> Click on RUN --> type in:
cmd /k <your command line command>
--> Click OK.

So you could have:
cmd /k ipconfig
cmd /k net file
cmd /k net use
cmd /k net localgroup administrators

Each will open a command prompt displaying the results of the command line
command you wanted and leave that command prompt window open for you to

Yes - I know one can also enter "command" instead of "cmd" in the RUN
"Open" box and get a command prompt - but it is not the same command
prompt. A CMD 'command prompt' vs. a COMMAND 'command prompt' window
discussion(s) can be found here:

However - for the OP - here is what _I_ would do to see what shares and
files are currently being access by other users...

- Right-click on the "My Computer" icon.
- Choose "Manage".
- Expand "System Tools".
- Expand "Shared Folders".
- Select "Shares" to see shares and how many clients (if any)
are actively connected to the shares.
- Select "Sessions" to see whom is connected from which
computers and how many files they have open from there as
well as additional information.
- Select "Open Files" to see which files are being accessed
actively by other users, etc.

Hope that helps!

Shenan Stanley
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way


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