Can't access files from another computer on the network
Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:21 PM
If I try to open a folder from the Mac, the error is "The operation can't be completed because the original item XYZ can't be found." The error from Computer P is "XYZ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions."
I have checked that file sharing is turned on, and even turned off sharing for the relevant folders on Computer G and then turned it back on again. I uninstalled the firewall (Comodo) and that didn't do it. I also temporarily disabled the Windows firewall. I also made sure that the Guest account was active on Computer G. I even set up a different user and tried to access the files as that user, but always got the same error messages.
Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 04:26 PM
did you change anything, like computer name or domain/work group?
have you tried rebooting all the computers?
can you try - from the run command - the IP address of one of the computers, like '\\192.168.1.102' and does anything come up, or '192.168.1.102\c$' - minus the quotes in both examples.
edit - XYZ is the file that cannot be accessed
Edited by nitekram, 18 November 2010 - 04:27 PM.
Posted 20 November 2010 - 10:26 AM
Computer G (the one with the problem) is XP Home SP3. The other PC is XP Pro.
No changes to computer name or work group.
Yes, I have rebooted all the computers and the router.
I tried running the IP address (\\192.168.1.131) from the "good" PC and got an error that "The filemame, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect." I tried it with and without the "\\."
If I run go to the DHCP client table, all the computers show up.
Note: I am able to save files from computer G to either the Mac or computer P. Just not TO computer G from the others.
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