HDDs appears on other PCs several times as: d, d~1, d~2?

August 23, 2014 at 21:31:42
Specs: Windows 7
My hard drives show up on other network machines multiple times, like this: d, d~1, d~2, d~3, etc. Why is this happening and how can I stop it?

My home network contains both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers.

Thanks for any help.


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#1
August 25, 2014 at 10:53:54
Sounds like you might have drive sharing on, or may have mapped the drives on the network machines.

Try going to my computer, right-clicking on the drives that are appearing on the network, select "Properties", then go to the "Sharing" tab. You should be able to enable-disable network drive sharing there.

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#2
August 25, 2014 at 14:23:31
Hi. First: thank you very much for the quick response. Yes: I am sharing these repeating drives. (Good call.) However, I'd like to continue sharing them, but sans the repetition. How can I do this? Thanks again.

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#3
August 26, 2014 at 08:30:39
How are you naming your shares?

Usually you give them descriptive names like "entire drive" or "My Fav Pics"

I am assuming you are sharing something from your D: drive?

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#4
August 26, 2014 at 21:05:10
Hi, and thank you for the response. Yes, my drives are named on the original computer. However, the names do not show up in Windows Explorer on the other network computers; only the drive letters and the number of the repetition (d, d~1, d~2, d~3, etc. ) show up.

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August 28, 2014 at 11:55:27
and if you click on one of these it takes you to a share?

Can you post a link to a screen shot of this?

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