Network File Sharing

U

USCMatt

Why so complicated? Sharing files on a local (non-business) residential
network (3 WindowsXP Pro machines and 1 Vista machine) in Vista is so
unnecessarily complicated. The Vista machine can access files on the XP
machines but not the other way around. I feel like I am back running Linux,
even Linux distroshave simplified things.

PLEASE MAKE FILE SHARING ON A LOCAL (NON-BUSINESS) RESIDENTIAL NETWORK LESS
COMPLICATED!
 

My Computer

C

Chris {MSVB Beta Support}

So USC have you got your workgroup up and running with Vista?

"USCMatt" wrote:

> Why so complicated? Sharing files on a local (non-business) residential
> network (3 WindowsXP Pro machines and 1 Vista machine) in Vista is so
> unnecessarily complicated. The Vista machine can access files on the XP
> machines but not the other way around. I feel like I am back running Linux,
> even Linux distroshave simplified things.
>
> PLEASE MAKE FILE SHARING ON A LOCAL (NON-BUSINESS) RESIDENTIAL NETWORK LESS
> COMPLICATED!
 

My Computer

U

USCMatt

Chris,

Yes I do and it is the same on all four computers, that is what is so
baffling. I have even used computer management and allowed "Everyone" access
to the computer. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


"Chris {MSVB Beta Support}" wrote:

> So USC have you got your workgroup up and running with Vista?
>
> "USCMatt" wrote:
>
> > Why so complicated? Sharing files on a local (non-business) residential
> > network (3 WindowsXP Pro machines and 1 Vista machine) in Vista is so
> > unnecessarily complicated. The Vista machine can access files on the XP
> > machines but not the other way around. I feel like I am back running Linux,
> > even Linux distroshave simplified things.
> >
> > PLEASE MAKE FILE SHARING ON A LOCAL (NON-BUSINESS) RESIDENTIAL NETWORK LESS
> > COMPLICATED!
 

My Computer

L

Lightfoote

Dear Chris and USCMatt,

I may have missed the beginning part of your thread, but maybe you've
encountered a similar problem, and perhaps have found a workaround:

If a file residing on my Vista machine is opened across my network for
editing on an XP machine, the file is opened only as "Read Only." Is there a
way to allow the remote XP machine to edit an re-save that file, i.e., to
remove the read-only restriction when the Vista file is opened by the
networked XP machine.

(I simply need to allow my secretary using an XP machine to edit are re-save
a draft of a Word document I've created as a draft, the file residing on my
Vista machine.)

All permissions are set open, as far as I can tell.

Thanks very much!

"USCMatt" wrote:

>
> Chris,
>
> Yes I do and it is the same on all four computers, that is what is so
> baffling. I have even used computer management and allowed "Everyone" access
> to the computer. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
>
> "Chris {MSVB Beta Support}" wrote:
>
> > So USC have you got your workgroup up and running with Vista?
> >
> > "USCMatt" wrote:
> >
> > > Why so complicated? Sharing files on a local (non-business) residential
> > > network (3 WindowsXP Pro machines and 1 Vista machine) in Vista is so
> > > unnecessarily complicated. The Vista machine can access files on the XP
> > > machines but not the other way around. I feel like I am back running Linux,
> > > even Linux distroshave simplified things.
> > >
> > > PLEASE MAKE FILE SHARING ON A LOCAL (NON-BUSINESS) RESIDENTIAL NETWORK LESS
> > > COMPLICATED!
 

My Computer

Johnain

New Member
I would welcome any help from anybody at all for this absurd restriction or deficiency in the Vista operating system.

I am perfectly happy for this situation to be discussed publicly.
 

My Computer

Top