Help pls: Problems after disabling simple file sharing in XP Home Edition

By 2p718282 ·
My purpose was to allow myself remote access to files on my machine, yet also allow a Guest account that can not access my files. I booted in Safe Mode and set permissions such that Guest had no control over files in Myname. But when I logged in as Myname (same pw and all), I came to a brand new empty account. I went back into Safe Mode and undid my work. However it made no difference. I cannot get to my files or previous setup.

All I want to do now is get back to having access to my files, by logging in under Myname and seeing the account I had before. As Admin under Safe Mode, I have set permissions such that Myname and everyone else has full control over all user accounts, and STILL I cannot access my stuff.

It's still there, though, under dir Myname; while when I log in as Myname I end up in this new dir called Myname.Computername which of course has nothing but default files in it.

Advice, please.

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Sounds like the GUID got changed on you

by Slayer_ In reply to Help pls: Problems after ...

As far as I know, your lost at this point. But you can copy the contents of the old MyName folder to the new MyName.ComputerName folder and be almost like you were before, minus some registry entries.

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Fixed it ... I think

by 2p718282 In reply to Sounds like the GUID got ...

Since so far as I could tell the only problem was getting logged in to the MyName.ComputerName area, I went into the Registry and replaced both instances of MyName.ComputerName with Myname. That seems to have taken care of it.

My original problem remains: How to allow remote file sharing under password protection while protecting files from a Guest.

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