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xp blocks some folders from share over LAN

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Rexy

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#1
i told xp to share my c drive for read only with my other pcs on my home lan. but it keeps blocking some folders from share (like "documents and settings" and "program files"). :huh: how do i tell xp to share the c drive with no folder restrictions (just read only restrictions)?
 
#2
You'll have to set the permissions for those folders manually. Right-click on them, Properties, Security. Then add read access for Everyone (think that's the term, I don't have english XP).
 
#3
Then add read access for Everyone
I would be careful doing this. If you are connected to the net (which I am assuming is a yes) and you have no firewall you might as well just send out an invite. I can't really understand why you would need such files/folders open. You are aware that with the administrator password you can browse to a UNC path of "\\YOURCOMPUTERNAME\c$" In XP and 2000 the HDs are shared as "administrative shares" They are hidden and accessable by anyone who has a local account on that PC. By adding a "$" at the end of any share you can also create a hidden share. To browse just open up a "RUN" box and type "\\COMPUTERNAME\sharename" Hope this helps.
 
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TechSupport

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#5
although you would need "file and printer sharing" to be enabled on the internet connection, which most people do not have enabled unless there is a router in the way
 

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