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Sharing Files/Folders

By dlcompu ·
Have a simple peer to peer network running XP Pro with SP2. All machines have 2 users Administrator (Administrators) and Office (user). When setting up sharing for folders and files after you set the share up you can see the shared folder on the network but when you go to access it, it says it can not access it because you do not have the rights and to see your administrator. All are part of the same workgroup, each share is NOT marked at private and each is share is marked as "All network users to change files". I need those shares available to exchanging doc's between works. Any suggestions on what's going on.

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by lowlands In reply to Sharing Files/Folders

That probably means the share permissions are set up properly, but the file/folder permissions are not. In Windows (file) explorer, use tools/Folder options, go to the view tab. Scroll all the way down and make sure "use Simple File Sharing" is unchecked. Now right click on one of your folders and go to the security tab, make sure your local office user has permissions. I also believe that if you use the office user to access, the password will have to be the same on all PC's

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Check if your PC's are a part of the same workgroup.

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by lnn5432 In reply to Sharing Files/Folders

You also should have the Guest Account enabled. One the computer you want to share from, go to your Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, double click Local Users & Groups, Double click Users folder, Right Click Guest, choose Properties, Uncheck "Account is Disabled". Click ok and exit your control panel, wait a couple minutes & try to access your folders from another computer.

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