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XP: Unable to open folder contents across network

dreamliner77

The Analog Kid
#1
Hey all...

I have my main pc in my living room with all my media on it. I currently have 3 drives C, D and E. I also have a computer in my bedroom that I use for audio production but also use to watch movies at night. I also have a LG BD390 Blu Ray in my living room that is hardwired to my router. I am unable to open the contents of the E drive on my living room PC on either the machine in my bedroom or from my blu ray. I'm not using simple file sharing and I have tried changing all permissions to allow everything by everyone. I have even tried taking owner ship of the drive again. I was sure to make sure changes were applied to all child objects. No matter what I do, I can not access the folder contents.

If it matters, living room PC is XP, Bedroom is Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate and the blu ray player is DLNA compliant.
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#2
IIRC everyone doesn't mean everyone, it means any user on the computer. Try making a user on the living room PC that has the same username and password as the bedroom PC.

For the bluray player, I've never used DLNA but I think its more of a media client then a file sharing client. Meaning you need to setup media sharing (easy on Win7 not so much on XP).
 

dreamliner77

The Analog Kid
#3
It's just odd because the other drives (C and D) show up no problem. I think the problem begins with the fact that D: was a drive moved from my old machine. I'll try making a new user with my other credentials in morning and see what happens. Also, IIRC, I didn't have this problem in the bedroom when I was running XP (but I could be mistaken, it's mostly a storage drive that I don't often want to access over the network).
 

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