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I can't share the root c folder

  1. #1


    Ravens Claw Guest

    I can't share the root c folder

    I have a simple network with vista and xp. I share the c drive on the vista
    folder. I can map the vista c drive on the XP machine, however when I attempt
    to click on the mapped drive in XP I get a message "Access is Denied"

    How can I fix this? I want to be able to access my root folder on my Vista
    computer through my XP machine.

    Points 2 note.
    There are no 3rd party firewalls installed.
    In the Network and Sharing Centre I have set the network to be Private AND I
    have enabled File Sharing.
    Both PC's are new and don't have viruses.
    On the Vista Computer the "Share..." Button is greyed out but the "Advanced
    Share" button is available.

    Any help on what should normally be a simple issue would be appreciated.

    Cheers


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  2. #2


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: I can't share the root c folder

    "Ravens Claw" <Ravens Claw@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:B7908591-5C84-46AB-A540-DCB495E1C066@xxxxxx

    >I have a simple network with vista and xp. I share the c drive on the vista
    > folder. I can map the vista c drive on the XP machine, however when I
    > attempt
    > to click on the mapped drive in XP I get a message "Access is Denied"
    >
    > How can I fix this? I want to be able to access my root folder on my Vista
    > computer through my XP machine.
    >
    > Points 2 note.
    > There are no 3rd party firewalls installed.
    > In the Network and Sharing Centre I have set the network to be Private AND
    > I
    > have enabled File Sharing.
    > Both PC's are new and don't have viruses.
    > On the Vista Computer the "Share..." Button is greyed out but the
    > "Advanced
    > Share" button is available.
    >
    > Any help on what should normally be a simple issue would be appreciated.
    >
    > Cheers

    I don't recommend sharing the root of any drive, especially C:, but if you
    must

    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Networking/filtertoken.aspx

    --
    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca



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  3. #3


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: I can't share the root c folder

    have you assigned permissions in the security tab? Or this search result may
    help.

    Vista common issue - can see but ...More important, make sure share
    permissions must match the folder security for access to a share. Good luck!
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...opic.php?t=450


    --
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com


    "Ravens Claw" <Ravens Claw@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:B7908591-5C84-46AB-A540-DCB495E1C066@xxxxxx

    >I have a simple network with vista and xp. I share the c drive on the vista
    > folder. I can map the vista c drive on the XP machine, however when I
    > attempt
    > to click on the mapped drive in XP I get a message "Access is Denied"
    >
    > How can I fix this? I want to be able to access my root folder on my Vista
    > computer through my XP machine.
    >
    > Points 2 note.
    > There are no 3rd party firewalls installed.
    > In the Network and Sharing Centre I have set the network to be Private AND
    > I
    > have enabled File Sharing.
    > Both PC's are new and don't have viruses.
    > On the Vista Computer the "Share..." Button is greyed out but the
    > "Advanced
    > Share" button is available.
    >
    > Any help on what should normally be a simple issue would be appreciated.
    >
    > Cheers
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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