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By Digital_DNA ·
I'm Running Windows XP Professional. I've semi-successfully networked my desktop and laptop together. I can access all the shared folders under C but for some reason I can't access one folder within the Documents and Settings sub-directory's. When I try to access these folders I get the following error "Z:\Documents and Settings\ebcdic is not accessible. Access is denied". The entire C:\drive is shared and I can access all folders except that one folder within Documents and Settings. Anyone know how I can access these sub-folders over the network?

Please note I'm using a workgroup network with simple file sharing enabled. I believe this has something to do with why I can't access these sub-folders.

Thanks

ebcdic

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by timwalsh In reply to Can't access Folder

The subfolders under theDocuments and settings are profiles for individual users. There is a Default profile which each new user starts with. There is an All Users profile, with settings common to all users. There is an Administrator profile which is self-explanatory. Then there are indiviudal profile folders for each user account created. If you log on with other than Administrator privileges, you normally will only be able to acces your profile folder and the Default and All Users profile folders. You will not be able to access profile folders created for other user accounts.

If you are logging on with Administrator privileges, and still can't access the folder, chances are some (or all) of the security settings have been corrupted. Usually, the only way to fix this is to Take Ownership (as Administrator) of the folder in question.

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by Digital_DNA In reply to Can't access Folder

I fixed it. I had to share the Documents and Settings folder in addition to the C.

Thanks for the info.

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by tonynguyen In reply to Can't access Folder

Since "Z:\Documents and Settings\ebcdic" is created by the system for the account named "ebcdic" (User name: ebcdic) therefore it can not be deleted manually. You have to delete that username first and then the directory.

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by amurry In reply to Can't access Folder

Check the Micro kb
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q304040

They explain everthing how set up file and folder sharing and security acces settings

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by Miroslavvv In reply to Can't access Folder

Firstable - for security reasons you are not advised to share to root folder (c:\).You can use the "shared documents" folder to share any files you'd like other users to see. Although you have shared the C:\, you can't still look inside documents and setting folder, because it contains private folders and files of every user account. Every user has its own corresponding folder in Documents and settings. For security reasons only the owner can access his own files, and there is no way you can share ot over the network. Simply copy anything you need to share to shared documents folder, or any other folder, set-up with the right permissions.

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