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Windows 7: How to access the Program files folder from another(XP) PC?

03 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
How to access the Program files folder from another(XP) PC?

I have two computers,connected in a network by a crossover cable,
working in a workgroup and running different OS-Win-XP and Win-7. One is XP-PC and the other is
7-PC. I attempted to open the Program files folder on 7-PC from XP-PC, but the access was denied. I
am able to open all other folders in the System partition-“C” of the 7-PC from the XP-PC. I am
imagining that the culprit is “Security” tab, but I am unable to figure out what to change. And my
question is: How to make the Program files folder accessible from the XP-PC?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

I assume you have a suitable user set up, with admin privilege, with the same password, on both machines and all the correct shares are set.

As the Program Files ownership is not ser as the administrators, but Trusted Installer, It appears that this is preventing access as it is designed to do

It may be possible to access the folders if you give the local user full control of this folder, but this is a dangerous route to take as it circumvents security and may allow malware access to the system

You should be able to log in with Remote Desktop to allow modification in this and other system folders
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2016   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

What are you trying to do, exactly? Why are you trying to access programs installed in one computer from another?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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