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Can't Access folders on my network

February 1, 2010 at 01:16:28
Specs: Windows XP Professional, Pentium(R) 4 1.7ghz - 512 ram

I have set-up my desktop computer (running MS XP Professional) and my Hp-mini netbook (running MS XP home) on my own wireless network.

I have set-up several folders on each computer to be shared on the network. They show-up as shared, but every time I try to click on a shared folder from whichever computer I am using, I get a message with words "you do not have permission" .

What goes here? I used the windows wizard to set-up this network to share files between my computers.


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#1
February 1, 2010 at 02:08:26

You may need to set permissions for the shared folder on both computers:

Right click the shared folder > properties > security. Add the user account who you want to have remote access (if you don't care who has access, add 'everyone' with full permission).

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#2
February 1, 2010 at 03:12:44

OK, I tried that to both computers. It was already set-up on some folders.

Then I tried looking into a shared folder on the desktop computer (from the Hp-mini) and it said it couldn't access it cause I didn't have resources or something to that effect.??

Can I wipe out this shared network....and try starting over again. Maybe I am smarter than the first time I set it up?


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#3
February 1, 2010 at 08:27:17

I turned my desktop computer back on and lola....I can access the folders I wanted to on my netbook. Don't know why I couldn't do it before? Must have turned the right things on.

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