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Shared folders won't stay shared

By gmarinaro ·
I have two computers running Windows XP Pro on an active directory network running 2003. Both of these computers have had shared folders that have been shared for months. Yesterday, both lost their shared status. Now, I can go back and share the folders, but after a minute or two, they unshare themselves.

Both computers have plenty of hard drive space, all critical Windows updates, and are virus free.

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by tkalantzis In reply to Shared folders won't stay ...

Are you sure that they are virus free? I have heard a couple of months about a similar problem froma friend of mine and this was happening because of some virus.

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by gmarinaro In reply to

Yes, they are virus free. I updated and scanned with McAfee, and then installed and scanned with Norton. I waited a few days for new virus info and scanned again. No virus was found.

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by gmarinaro In reply to Shared folders won't stay ...

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by Mr-Rich In reply to Shared folders won't stay ...

First thing you need to be login as adminstrator" and check to see the "Simple File Sharing" is enabled, you'll find that option in the Folder Options (My Computer > Tools > Folder Options). If that is not enabled, XP Pro has a hard time with permissions.

Then check the management page, right click on "My Computer" go to manage. Check services make sure "Server" is running. Also may want to check shared folders.

I am brain dead today, hope this help or at least leads you to the right direction.

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by gmarinaro In reply to

I checked the settings in question, and they were correct. So I unchecked simple file sharing and re-applied the setting. I then stopped the server service and restarted it. Shared the folders, and the setting stuck. Been shared for several hours and through a couple of restarts.

Thanks,

Gino

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