> The xp home machine can see the public folders from my vista home prem
> machine. I can only get it to see the files from my vista personal account
> called (G) if i set the security on the particular folder to everyone.
> This means that anyone can access this folder then, which i do not want.
> If I remove everyone the error I get when trying to get into the folder
> from my xp machine is YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO USE THIS NETWORK
> RESOURCE. CONTACT THE ADMINISTRATOR. ACCESS IS DENIED
Create matching user accounts and passwords. See below.
Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not need
to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREATE
PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If you wish a machine to boot directly
to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for convenience, you
can do this. The instructions at this link work for both XP and Vista:
Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm
If one or more of the computers is XP Pro or Media Center, turn off Simple
File Sharing (Folder Options>View tab).
Create shares as desired. XP Home does not permit sharing of users' home
directories or Program Files, but you can share folders inside those
directories. A better choice is to simply use the Shared Documents folder.
See the first link above for details about Vista sharing.
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