When ever I try connect a any folder through Start >> Run and type file://192.168.xxx.xxx/foldername and error comes up: The Network is not present or not started in windows 2003
This problem is quite unusual, as this problem basically occurs because of a windows network service is stopped.
How to fix it:
1.Open Start >> Run and type “Services.msc” ( without quotes ) and press OK
2. Locate the service named Workstation.
3. Right Click on the workstation service and select properties, you will see a window shown below.
4. Click on the Start button to start the service, starting this service will fix the trouble.
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