Vista wireless network problem, file sharing

Microsoft Windows vista home premium w/s...
September 9, 2009 at 15:53:20
Specs: Windows Vista
Running a desktop and an laptop, both under Vista. From the laptop, I can transfer/edit all folders/files that are set up for sharing on the desktop. From the desktop, I can only access the "public" folder on the laptop. When I try to access other laptop folders that are set up for sharing, I get the following message: "Cannot access \\laptop name\filename". The diagnosis message is "filename is available but the user account you were logged on with was denied access". The message suggests that "make sure the filename and path are typed correctly" and that I have the correct permissions.

I have no control over the filename and path, but as near as I can tell they are all correct. I have also checked to make sure that all of the permissions are correct. I am at my wit's end in trying to resolve this problem. Hours of searching have failed to find someone else who has experienced the same problem


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#1
September 9, 2009 at 19:43:32
What happens if you add the account in the control panel on the Vista box?

Is Norton or something else blocking it?

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#2
September 9, 2009 at 20:22:15
They're both Vista boxes and I've tried adding accounts on both machines. It's a little confusing. I cannot add a desktop account to the laptop nor can I add a laptop account to the desktop. To me, it's kind of counterintuitive. You'd think the permissions would be for people trying to get into the machine, not those who already have access.

Thanks for your interest.


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#3
September 10, 2009 at 07:19:26
http://www.home-network-help.com/si...

Read that.

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#4
September 10, 2009 at 13:23:32
Thanks for your interest. However, the link you supplied leads to the set of instructions that I used to set up the network in the first place.

PROBLEM SOLVED: It turns out that you have to have the permissions set up in BOTH the "Sharing" tab AND the "Security" tab. Although I had "everyone" listed under the sharing tab, I had to add it under the "Security" tab. That solved the problem.

Thanks for your help.


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#5
September 10, 2009 at 16:09:38
I'm glad to hear it's solved.

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