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Windows 7: Windows 98 can't access Windows 2000 folders

15 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows 98 can't access Windows 2000 folders

First of all, this is something for school that my teacher wanted me to do, so I don't want to see any messages about "why are you still using Windows 98/2000!?"

Now onto the problem. In a Computer Repair class, a network between a Windows 98 and a Windows 2000 computer was made, but the Windows 98 computer can't access the shared files from the Windows 2000 computer. If you try to click on the folder, it says that the resource isn't available or something like that and that access to \\*Windows 2000 computer name*\IPC$ is denied. Does anyone know how to get the Windows 98 file to access the Windows 2000 computer?
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15 Jan 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

can you be more specific than .. If you try to click on the folder, it says that the resource isn't available or something like that...
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15 Jan 2010   #3

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

If the Win98 machine is FAT32 and the Win2K machine NTFS you will need a 3rd party app to read files in NTFS.
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15 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

my only question is why does your teacher see this as a viable lesson. neither os has a market share worth mentioning and if someone took it to a computer shop not specifically dealing in older computers they would simply be told that they should upgrade.
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15 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7

Well it's Win98, which uses a slightly different network settings. Make sure the network share permissions on the Win2K resource has the "Everyone" account set to full control.

Another odd quirk it could be. If the name of the share itself, not the full path, is longer than 12 characters, Win98 will also balk.
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