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Cannot share drive over a network having xpp os on all systems in the workgroup.

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  • ramrodewe May 11, 2010

    windows firewall shouldn't block this but norton/symantec security is a bugger for it

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    Brinip May 11, 2010

    As YvTech says more info required.

    However check to make sure all workgroup Pc's share the same name.

    The chances are that a firewall is blocking you seeing the 'drive', this will either be the Windows XP firewall, the router firewall or a software security firewall (such as nortons etc....) or all three.







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    YvTech May 11, 2010

    Can you give more detail. When you say you cannot share the drive? What happens if you create a folder on that drive and try to share the folder instead of the drive? Any error messages? what exactly is happening.
    Regards

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What type of error is saying when u share? check the following
1.user has administrative rights
2.windows firewall is off
3.same workgroup
4.viruses on ur computer
5.file printing and sharing is present on ur lan properties

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