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winxp pro not accessing shared files

By boardswapper ·
I have two winxp pro pc not able to access shared files or see workgroup pcs on lan.Can see all printers,can ping everything.when I try to access workgroup get message:unable to access MSHOME.May not have permission.access not allowed from this site.Both have a bridge connection on them that I cannot delete but disabled,both were recently upgraded to msn8.All settings are exactly the same as the other 6 pcs that are working fine.there is a DSL connection and a netgear gateway firewall all connected by lynksys hub.

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by Carol In reply to winxp pro not accessing ...

Under the Bridge Connections do you see any of your connections listed? In which case remove the other connections from the network bridge. Right click on the connection(s), and select "Remove from bridge".

I am assuming you're unable to remove the Network Bridge, because you have active connections listed within in. They must be removed, before you can remove the bridge. Once the bridge is empty of any connections, right-click on it and select "delete".

Once you have the connections removed from the bridge (is your LAN connection one of the connections which was listed within the bridge?), try connecting to your workgroup again.

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by boardswapper In reply to winxp pro not accessing ...

Thank you for your help.The bridged connection was linked somehow to a firewire card that showed up as a connection in the network connections.I think the user must have done this. Once I removed the firewire card,I was able to reconnect the two pcsto the shared folders on the network,and the bridge conn was gone. Thanks again you put me on the right track.

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