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13 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 & XP Pro

Hey guys,

I' having some problems with my home network.

I only got a XP lappy the other day and it's the first time i've really used the OS so i'm not too fimiliar

I've already managed to get everything shared between 7 & XP that i want and all was working perfectly. However, today for no apparent reason, i'm not able to access certain areas of XP

XP shows on my network, i can get through to XP and see all of the shared folders there.

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I can access and modify \\Toshiba-xp\SharedDocs, and the printers.
I can access \\Toshiba-xp\c but when i try and access the Admin or Lucy account in Documents & Settings i get this; i get the same message trying to access any other folder in \\Toshiba-xp\c

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Even stranger to me, i can get into All Users & Default User.

I've tried these troubleshooting steps so far, as i say, i'm not very familiar with XP
rebooted both machines,
XP - run the network wizard again
XP - deleted c share and re-created it
XP - tried with 'Use simple file sharing' on & off
7 - made sure password protected shares is off on both public & home profiles
resetting router - all no cigar.

Anyone have any ideas please? I'm probably just making a school boy error

Cheers

UPDATE
I've tried without a password for Lucy & Admin & also resetting the passwords. No go



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13 Aug 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Hi,

The Documents and Settings folder of the Admin user may be private. Check the folder permissions.

Also, if you make the same user account and password on each computer, it might work better. By default, the "Administrator" user account in Windows 7 is disabled and doesn't have a password. Windows XP will often reject access from accounts which have a blank password.
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13 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
but when i try and access the Admin or Lucy account in Documents & Settings i get this; i get the same message trying to access any other folder in \\Toshiba-xp\c
I believe this is normal. It would be the same if Lucy were logged in and tried to access the Admin Docs & Settings or yours ie: Access Denied!!!. When you first setup user accounts in XP you can choose to make them private (already mentioned by sup3rsprt) or shared. Shared user accounts will have a folder "My Doc Folder" for each user visible on each user account's explorer.

The C drive is another thing. You can create a folder on the C drive and manually share it accross the network. It is not user specific (and can share files between users as well).

With XP, just create the folders you want to be visible in the network and manually share them. Then move the stuff you want to share into those folders.

Robert
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13 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for your suggestions guys,
I'm gonna check over what you have mentioned.

Funny thing is, is that i had access to everything yesterday. The only thing i have changed sine then is my IPv4 DNS server address on 7 (would that be an issue?).
I changed back to default and the problems still exists.
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13 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
The Documents and Settings folder of the Admin user may be private. Check the folder permissions.
I checked the permissions, they're set fine.

Quote:
Also, if you make the same user account and password on each computer, it might work better. By default, the "Administrator" user account in Windows 7 is disabled and doesn't have a password. Windows XP will often reject access from accounts which have a blank password.
Tested, no difference

BTW. Attempting to remote connect to XP from 7 yields the same network error box as above. Again, i was able to connect yesterday.
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13 Aug 2009   #6

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

It is not a DNS issue. It is a permissions issue. If you do something like add the "Everyone" group to the ACL, it would work.
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13 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
ACL
(sorry!)
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13 Aug 2009   #8

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

access control list

you get to it by right-clicking on a folder and look at the Security tab (with simple file sharing disabled).

Windows XP has admin shares too. Like

\\computer\c$

Administrators can access it.
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13 Aug 2009   #9

XP SP2
 
 

Go to partition where you have shared files(you can do this on all),right click/properties,go to security tab/advanced/owner tab and do like on screenshot:
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13 Aug 2009   #10

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

keep in mind that "simple file sharing" will only allow Guest access. It won't work because the "Everyone" group (which Guest belongs) does not have access to private folders within Documents and Settings.

That is why I recommend to disable "simple file sharing" and just log in using the correct user account.
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