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Windows 7: I cant Enable my public folder

22 Aug 2009   #1
andy8992

windows 7
 
 
I cant Enable my public folder

When i go into the sharing settings and i click on turn on sharing so that anyone with network acsess it selects, i save it then when i come back it isnt selected and i cant see my computer on my other machine. Please help.(im trying to get files from my xp machine)


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22 Aug 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

go to Admin tools > Local security policy and enable the "Guest account status" and change Network access: Sharing and Security model to "Guest Only".

disable password protected sharing in Network and Sharing center

If you right-click on a folder and go to sharing it will tell you whether or not the share is password protected.
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22 Aug 2009   #3
andy8992

windows 7
 
 

i dont see guest account status
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22 Aug 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Accounts: Guest account status

This security setting determines if the Guest account is enabled or disabled.

Default: Disabled.

Note:
If the Guest account is disabled and the security option Network Access: Sharing and Security Model for local accounts is set to Guest Only, network logons, such as those performed by the Microsoft Network Server (SMB Service), will fail.
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22 Aug 2009   #5
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

BTW, I am assuming you are changing these settings on the Win7 box. I've already tested it on my network and it works. I can access the Public folder from my XP computer and upload files to the Win7 machine.
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22 Aug 2009   #6
andy8992

windows 7
 
 


I cant find any of that at all.im so confused ha
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22 Aug 2009   #7
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

it's under local policies, security settings.
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22 Aug 2009   #8
andy8992

windows 7
 
 

There is a bunch of stuff under security settings,there are a bunch of different folders and i dont see anything in anyone of these folders that says anything about guest or sharing.Sorry about needing step by step instructions
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22 Aug 2009   #9
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

fire up Teamviewer, PM me your ID and I'll show you.
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22 Aug 2009   #10
andy8992

windows 7
 
 

sent
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