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#1 kgash

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:16 PM

Please bear with me, this problem is a little tricky to explain.
I have 2 computers (A and :thumbsup: on a home network, connected through a router and hard-wired with Cat5 cable.
They are both running Windows XP Pro SP3 and file/print sharing is turned on.
Both computers can Ping each other successfully.
Both computers can "Net View" each other successfully.
Both computers can see the other's shared folders in My Network Places.
Computer A can access the shared folders on Computer B and transfer files, etc.
Computer B can ONLY access the SharedDocs folder on A and not any of the other shared folders.
When I try, I get an Access Denied window.

I cannot understand why I can access one folder (SharedDocs) but none of the others.

Thanks for any insights you might provide.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:32 PM

I would try reconfiguring the shared folder permissions on the shared folders on computer A that you want computer B to access. It is almost always a permission/authorization issue when you get a Access Denied message. Computer B user would seem to not have persmission to access the files and do download transfers. You must assign them.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:24 PM

Thanks, but I have already set the permissions for Everyone to allow: Full Control, Change, Read.
Ken

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:18 AM

Try this:
1) Create new accounts on each machine. Make sure they are exactly the same, and they have exactly the same password.
2) Reboot each system and log into the new accounts.
3) Check to see if you can access the files/folders on each machine from the other.

FYI - this is referred to as account mirroring. What it does is it bypasses the use of the Guest account permissions when accessing another system. It does this by utilizing the "mirrored" account's permissions.

This will tell you if it's a permissions issue, or a Guest account issue.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 10:56 AM

Try this:
1) Create new accounts on each machine. Make sure they are exactly the same, and they have exactly the same password.
2) Reboot each system and log into the new accounts.
3) Check to see if you can access the files/folders on each machine from the other.

FYI - this is referred to as account mirroring. What it does is it bypasses the use of the Guest account permissions when accessing another system. It does this by utilizing the "mirrored" account's permissions.

This will tell you if it's a permissions issue, or a Guest account issue.

Thanks again for the information. You are correct, it was a permissions issue. The problem has been solved using the information in the link that I got from another source. You may find this link useful:
http://www.doublehammer.com/winxp/set_file...er_security.htm

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:08 PM

Nice link! Thanks for the information!
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