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XP Pro.

Since I had to blatt my HD and reinstall everything, something wierd has manifested itself.

If I have to sort some of the minor hassles on Jane's machine, I can, usually, do it from mine, via the network (Notwork?).

I have permissions set on the root of her drives, but I couldn't set permissions on her "C:\Program files" directory. All I got was this:



With all the useful bits greyed-out. Deep joy.

Before I had to go down the "Blatt" road, I had access to all of her little places (OO-ER!), so what on Earth has changed?

I've disabled Simple File Sharing, to see if that helps, and, even though permissions are, now, set for "Everybody" to have full access, I'm getting this:



Odd. I can get into "Documents and settings" and everywhere else, but not "Prog files", nor "Windoze".

Both machines have full admin rights.

Ho-hum

I've had a search, but I've found nothing to explain this. Will someone, please, put me out of my misery?
 
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The easiest way to do this is to switch to 'Classic' mode, this will then give you access to W2k style property pages
Click on the 'new share' button and create a share on the root of the drive, then set permissions.
Cheers,
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As an afterthought, try mapping the default admin share \\janes\c$ as a network drive on your PC, enter a valid username and password and tick the 'reconnect at logon' box
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That's odd. It says that the path can't be found, even though I browsed to it! Windoze, eh? :(
 
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I thought XP Pro with NTFS would not allow you to share those to directories.

You might try playing with the Simple File Sharing setting in the Windows Explorer to see if that changes things.
 

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I tried that, Bob. As I said, in my original post, it DID alter thins from the first pic I put, to the second... :(
 
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XP creates admin shares by default, the C$ share should always accessible using the administrator account / password combination. use the fully qualified computer name \\computer\c$, if it doesn't work, could be a problem with DNS, try using the IP address instead, eg. \\192.168.0.1\c$.
I manage several networks, some XP only p2p, some mixed p2p and some Domain, the default share is always installed and windoze complains like mad if you try and delete it.
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Also, it is pretty simple to delete the admin shares. Just one registry edit.

From an MS page"

"To delete the hidden administrative shares for all root partitions and volumes (such as C$) and the system root folder (ADMIN$) and prevent Windows from re-creating them, add an AutoShareWks DWORD value to the following registry key and set its value data to 0:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters"

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314984&sd=tech
 

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As I said, in my original post, the simple sharing thing is disabled. I did the regedit and it's had no effect.

I also tried your suggestions, 10forcash. It almost worked on the IP address, but it insisted on being given a password, even though no password has ever been set on either machine. Nice to see another Englishman, here, though!

This is getting weirder and weirder...
 
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What happens if you share the root of the C: drive but give it a different share name. Don't use the admin shares.
 
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I thought the default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

To change this setting:

Run gpedit.msc
Go to Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options
Double click on Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console login only
Disable this option
 

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Still not accessible...

If it wasn't for the fact that I can access the rest of Jane's machine, I'd be thinking "Firewall". It can't be that, though, can it? Not if I have access to other places...?

Thanks fo efforts, though, guys!

I'm stumped.
 
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So you did something like:

1. Share the C: drive as "c_drive" - just as an example.

2. Make a network connection to that share

Do you get the same access denied error message when trying to connect to this share...but connecting to other shares works ok?

Just as a test, have you tried creating a matching user account and password on both computers.
 

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When I first set up the network, I had access to Jane's C: drive and both partitions on her other one. Then, I made the mistake of installing Linux on my machine, on the same drive, though different partition. XP threw a fit and, to cut a logn story short, I had to blatt the Whole drive and do a virgin install of XP.

As it happens, I've got Linux on the seperate drive, now. Pity I can't get a Linux driver for my modem, innit? :(

Anyway, since I made the new XP installation, this problem has manifested itself. I set the shares up, as I'd done, before, but don't, now, have access to the directories I've mentioned. I DO, however, have access to every other file on every other partition and on her C: partition, too. I've tried deleting all shares and re-setting them up, to no avail. I have full admin rights, naturally.

It's all rather surreal, innit?
 
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