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shared documents opens as read only on one pc 5 others with full control

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  1. txles

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    we are on a p2p network with 4) windows xp, and 2) windows 7x64. I have a problem with one pc opening files in a shared folder. Only one pc will open the files in the folder as read only and the others will open with full control. I have checked if someone has the files open and no one did. I have checked the share attributes and they are set to full control to all users. The files are in word and xl and did not try anything other type of files. Is there a setting that makes the files read only for one user? This system is the owner and boss (win xp) and need a fix fast.
     
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    Are they all a part of the same workgroup and all sharing the same IP scheme? Are all windows firewalls turned off. if it is read only my guess would be that his computer is not a part of the same workgroup as the others and therefore not a member of All Users.
     
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    that seems to work but it does not explain why there are 2 computers (xp7)not in the workgroup that can open and edit the shred files.
    Thank you for the fix Keep up the good work.
     
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    Are their user accounts set up on the computer acting as the "server" sharing the files?
     
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    You don't need to have computers in the same workgroup for file sharing--it just makes it more convenient. For example, in XP's My Network Places you can use 'view workgroup computers' to find all the computers in the workgroup.
     
  6. txles

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    ok What caused the one computer to have read only. how do I fix it when it happens again?
     
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    What fixed it the last time?
     
  8. txles

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    added it to the work group and rebooted 3 times
     
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    Let's hope it was a glitch and does not occur again.

    The only remote idea I've had is that maybe you have Home (as opposed to Professional) versions of Windows and ran into the "maximum of 5 simultaneous connections" limit. The biggest trouble with that idea is that you wouldn't even have read access in that situation.
     
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