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By spm9928 ·
I recently had an update from MS for service pack 2. I installed the updates and restarted the pc as instructed. I have 3 pcs wired into a router and until that point I had full access of shared files between them all. After the install of sp2 I was able to see the other pcs in my network places and even the shared folders. But when I attempt to access the shared folder from one on another. I get an error nessage telling me access is forbidden. I disabled the firewall and allowed for the sharing of folders on the pc running sp2 but now get asked for a password and user name. I have not installed ANY password and when i try to bypass the screen I still have no acces to the shared folders on the pc with sp2. I ran the network connections wizard and still no luck. please advise.

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by montyoo In reply to CAN'T ACCESS PCS ON A HOM ...

what u can do is click right click on my computer ->go to manage->click on users->on the right panel double click on the name with red cross->check only on PASSWORD NEVER EXPIRES ->rest of them leave unchecked

Apply the same thing on gruops apply ok

theats it .

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by LCM Man In reply to CAN'T ACCESS PCS ON A HOM ...

Check all PC's to make sure that File & Print Sharing is enabled.

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by mrjay67 In reply to CAN'T ACCESS PCS ON A HOM ...

I believe WinXP uses simple file sharing by default and that may be the cause of your woes. Simple file sharing looks for you to use a guest account which normally is disabled. OPen up My Computer --> Tools -->Folder Options --> View(Tab). Look for simple file sharing at the bottom of the list and uncheck it. You should be able to set a matching account on the system and should be OK. If nothing else you should be able to enter an existing user login that will allow you to see you folder(s) again. If you have more than 1 XP machine you may have to do this on each of them.

For simplicity you can try keeping simple file sharing and enabling the guest acct but i dont like that personally for security reasons.



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