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Networking Problem I have a vista desktop and a XP desktop and a vista laptop I can see all the folders from vista laptop on the vista desktop but can't open any folders except public. I can see and open all folders from vista desktop and vista laptop on XP machine. I want to be able to do the same on vista machines and not just public

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  • RonSpruell Dec 22, 2008

    I have shared the drives on the vista desktop and laptop I still get and error the I need adminstrative right to open the folder except for public folders.

  • RonSpruell Dec 22, 2008

    I will have to check on that I remember seeing that I think I did give permission but again I may not have. Thanks I will check and see. I know the network is working since I can get into the public folders and when I try the error message says that the folder is avaiable but I don't have permission and I'm the one trying to run this silly network.

  • RonSpruell Jun 13, 2009

    I made the original post about trying to share folders other than public. What I was doing is right click on the folder then click on share which is in the list which I would assume most folks wanting to share would do. Well I found out that you are exactly right Kauryl. First you have to right click on the folder then select proprieties on that folder then select share or advance sharing to share. I guess when you right click on a folder and see that list which has share among them that share is just useless at least it doesn't do what I wanted. The right way is to right click on the folder then click on proprieties then select advance share or share then the folder is shared as Kauryl said above. I found this out after trying and clicking on anything and everything to get sharing to work then on day I clicked on proprieties and walla I saw advance sharing and sharing I had it.

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You would have to share that main disk and set all access permissions on, this is comprimising to security though. Here is one way of doing it:

If you want to share folders simply right-click the folder, and choose the Properties option.

Now choose the Advanced Sharing button.

Now you should be able to check the box "Share this folder", and choose a share name, which is easy for you to remember. Now you can see it and access it from anywhere in your network.

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    P S Dec 22, 2008

    After sharing have you clicked the 'Permissions' button and selected all the options('Full Control') and applied?

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