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Vista Sharing Folder Problem

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#1 bomma


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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:40 AM

I have 2 PCs and one laptop. PC1 runs XP, PC2 is a new Vista Machine and Laptop is new Vista machine.

They all talk on a wireless network connected through a netgear wireless modem router. They all see and access the internet just fine.

My problem is sharing the User folders C:\user\myname on both laptop and Vista PC machines. I can see all the public folders just fine but not the user folders regardless of what I do. They are shared, have the icon and can see them from the other computer but it says "C:\user\myname 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" when selected

I have gone through all the permissions and talked through it with the smart dudes at the computer shop. They, and I, am stumped.

Accessing the XP machine from both the Vista Machines is fine.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:44 AM

Hi bomma, this article might explain it http://www.mobilecomputermag.co.uk/2007090...ing-center.html

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:51 AM

Not really mate - this is how to show up the XP machine. The XP machine I have no problem with. Its the Vista Machines I am having issue with - from both ends the exact same issue. Given that my firewalls are all exactly the same it doesnt seem right that that would be the issue.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:00 AM

Just a hunch, but try putting an identical account on each machine with an identical password - but don't change the names on any existing accounts. This "mirroring" of accounts should enable you to view the accounts with the same permissions on each machine. It's my understanding that, by default, the workgroup uses the Guest account privileges for accesses across the network (explaining why you can see the Public stuff - but not the account-specific stuff).

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