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By Frank K ·
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I set up a new laptop with XP to resolve login issues for my boss on different networks and it is working great. No more turning winproxy on or off etc. This was done at work with his work profile. All the docs and spreadsheets he had moved to his hard drive are visible when he's at work but he cannot see them when he logs in at home. How can I set up the profiles to see the hard drive the same way for each log in?

This is what MS says: The Sharing option is not available for the Documents and Settings, Program Files, and Windows system folders. In addition, you cannot share folders in other users? profiles.

I don't beleieve them!

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by quahsays In reply to XP Profiles

well, if both profile logins are Administrator, then profile1 should be able to see folders of profile2 and vice versa.

there's also a Shared Folder in XP which is accessible by any login in XP.

sorry if i didn't answer your question.

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by Frank K In reply to XP Profiles

Thanks for the input but despite what it should be able to do, it just isn't doing it.

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by mphoffar In reply to XP Profiles

The shared folder isn't a bad idea, but I would just change his profile on the machine from roaming to local and cache the network settings. That way, when he's at home, he logs in like he's at the office using the same user and password and domain, but it'll recognize that he's not connected to the network and still let him in to get to his desktop like he would at work.

Of coarse if he wants to use email or whatever, he'll need to dialup or connect like he usually does with that.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by Frank K In reply to XP Profiles

Thanks but it doesn't seem to respond like it should

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by Frank K In reply to XP Profiles

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