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Can Not Share Correctly

By BorgInva ·
I loaded a PC (PC1) from 98 SE to XP Pro. Now sharing worked fine before along with the internet.
I shared the whole C drive and can access that drive from PC2, but when I access the \windows or \programfiles, I get an error saying I have no rights.
How can this be if the whole C drive is "fully shared to allow all users to modify files?" I even tried the Network Trouble shooter and Network Setup Wizard. No help.
Any ideas?
God Bless.

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Windows XP is a little different than win98. XP uses the NTFS file system which includes it's own security in addition to share security. When you go into the properties of a directory you should also see a security tab in addition to a sharing tab. Add the user of PC2 there and you should be able to access the files with no problem. Hope this helps.

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Sorry. No such tab on my XP.
And yes, I did purposely format using NTFS.
No tab. I finally did find that M$ will let you share C, but not /windows and a few other directories for "security reasons".
Luckily, I have a remote connect program that allows me file transfers to those directories.
Up yours again, M$.

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