Solved: can't open folder on the network

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daniels012

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Not sure if this should be in Windows XP, Vista or network?
But...

I open a folder (Daily) then select a file on My WindowsXP machine. I right click and copy

I go to Network Places and find Vista computer (Extras) on our network try to open a folder. I get error!!!!!! The file must be open or full make sure you have permissions.

Well, it is none of those. I have permission for everyone to open this folder on my Vista machine.

Ideas of what my problem may be?

Michael
 

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3rd party firewall (internet security) on the Vista that got misconfigured?

On the Vista is the network still marked "private"?

Can you ping the Vista from the XP?
 
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Did you SHARE the folder on the target machine? Did you try mapping a drive to that share rather than drilling down through netowrk places?
 

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3rd party firewall (internet security) on the Vista that got misconfigured?
I use AVG antivirus and windows firewall, so i don't think this is the Issue
On the Vista is the network still marked "private"?
I am not sure how to check this?
Can you ping the Vista from the XP?
It works fine when I ping the Vista machine?????

Did you SHARE the folder on the target machine?
Yes, it is a shared file
Michael
 

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Is "The file must be open or full make sure you have permissions" the exact error message? I did not find any reference to it with a web search.

Since you can ping the Vista we can be pretty sure the network is private. But, for your possible future use, in the Network and Sharing center just under the partial network map it tells you "(Private network)" or "(Public network)". Private is what you want for your home use; public when connecting to a public hotspot.
 

daniels012

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The exact message is:

\\Michael-Laptop\extrafile is not accessible. You might not have permission to use the Network resource. Contact the Administrator of the Server to find out if you have access permission.
I am the Administrator!!
i have no idea why it is not working?
As I said there is a folder called "Public" which I can add files fine. But the Folder I created is not accessible.

ThankYou,
Michael
 
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So extrafile is the SHARE NAME correct? Computer name is Michael-Laptop? Assuming that is the case, what are the SHARE permissions set to?
 

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You know what! This was pretty incredible.:):)

I was not even sure how to do this in Vista??

1 I went to the extrafile.
2 Right clicked it hit properties.
3 Went to Security
4 I saw in the User Names: SYSTEM, Michael, and Administrator (nothing else)
"I rememberd seeing "Everyone" maybe on my Windows2000 machine.
5 So I hit the Advanced button
6 Then Edit button
7 Then Add... Button
8 I entered Object name as "Everyone"
9 Then I hit OK 3 times and now I have Everyone as a User.
10 I tried it from my XP Machines Network Places and it opened right up!!
I never new how to do this or I was afraid to even attempt it!!

Thank You both for your help!!;)
Michael
 

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