|"that isn't ntfs permissions..."|
I am not sure what you are trying to convey. Are you saying I don't have NTFS? I concluded that I have NTFS for two reasons 1) upon installation of XP Pro on Computer A and 2) I did the following to check how the drive of Computer A (that contains the shared folder) is formatted
Start --> My Computer --> manage --> disk management
Using the procedure outlined directly above this sentence I saw that my hard drive on Computer A was formatted as "NTFS"
"My XP-home system is fat32; and that's all it allows... "
Both of my computers (Computer A and Computer B) are running on XP-Pro ( see response 2)
"If you view what's in the Sharing tab, what boxes are checked - if any - for both original and copy of file(s)? I don't have any checked and can share files across my 3 PC lan no problems... "
I have interpreted the sentence you wrote above to mean that you speak of looking at the properties of a file (and not a directory). In that context this is what I have to say: While logged onto Computer A (the computer I wish to share files over a network) I have right clicked a file then clicked on properties. The resultant window that appears has two tabs, General and Summary. I see no "sharing" tab when right clicking on an individual file that sits in the shared directory.
"Also what effect does disabling firewall have here; a very long shot - but who knows (only The Shadow...)? "
Windows firewall was activated on Computer A, but not Computer B. I'll have to wait to see if disabling Windows firewall allows for sharing of files generated by the program on Computer A.
" Helmig is the first link; the other two are just parts of other sites - with the specific info re' ntfs permissions picked out for you. "
The link I followed shows options that I do not have so I quit reading it thinking that it didn't have anything to do with my system. "(see Response 13)"
" Incidentally are there any security options within the programme in question re' files access, whether or not they're freely available or not by default and so on?"
Not that I know of. However, I have used this program in conjunction with a shared directory in exactly the same why described here without any issues (but on a different machine).