File sharing "Access Denied"

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cr3434, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. cr3434

    cr3434 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I recently attempted to set up a wireless network equipped with file sharing for my two home laptop computers. I can get the one with XP Pro to access the one with XP Home, but not the other way around. I can see the shared files from the "home", but when I click on them, I get the "you might not have permission to access this network resource...access denied". I've tried everything I could think of, all to no avail. Does anyone have any pointers? Thanks.
     
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    subscribing to thread because I know that I will need it later.
     
  4. cr3434

    cr3434 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Thanks for the tip. I seem to be making progress. Using your info, I can now see the folders and their contents from the "home" unit, but now I can't actually open any of the files. Access denied once again. I'm thinking I have my sharing permissions set up incorrectly. I'm always open to further advice if you have any. I'll get it working eventually. Thanks again!
     
  5. j79zlr

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    You have to enable Simple File Sharing on XP Pro, it should be enabled by default.
     
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    cr3434 OSNN Junior Addict

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    It was unabled. I'm not sure how it happened, but it's enabled now. My other computer is shut down, but I'll check it out tomorrow and re-post. I have a feeling it will work now. Thanks again.
     
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    If this works for me, I will forever be indebted to you (and when I am forever indebted to someone, I rep them!)
     
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    cr3434 OSNN Junior Addict

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    How would I change it if I needed to?
     
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    I'm back in business, thanks!