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Access denied to Program Files Folder

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Gemo, Oct 19, 2004.

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  1. Gemo

    Gemo Thread Starter

    Apr 1, 2003
    On my home LAN, I have updated one of the PCs to Win XP Pro. It's an upgrade from Win 2000 and the file system is NTFS. The otehr PCs are a combo of Win XP and Win98.

    When I try to access this PC over the network I can not access the Program Files folder on the C drive (I get an access denied msg).

    I (think) have set all the Sharing and Security settings correctly - I am NOT using Simple Fle Sharing. If I set the permissions for one of the sub-folders (eg. Photos) within the Prog Files directory I can directly access those files.

    If I map a network drive to the C drive as "C$", and then look at that over the LAN, I can log in as the Administrator (with p/w) and then I can access all of the folders (including Prog Files) without restriction.

    I got to thinking that maybe some of the folders/files within the Prog Files directories had 'inherited' some restricted permissions so I also tried to take ownership of all the files in Prog Files - but that didn't seem to help...

    Therefore why can't I access the Prog Files folder without using C$, even if I've set all the sharing and security settings properly?
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