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Solved: restoring file sharing defaults in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ancientibm360, Sep 16, 2009.

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  1. ancientibm360

    ancientibm360 Thread Starter

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    In trying to establish networking between my shiny new Vista desktop and the rusty old XP laptop, I tried a lot of things including changing the "share" options for a lot of the files on the new Vista desktop. I should have been more careful to document what I had done.

    How can I restore the original "file share" defaults in the now not quite as shiny Vista System? On the laptop, I can see many things from the Vista machine that I don't think I should see but what I think is the main "documents" folder, the working folder (if I ever can do work on the new machine, has "access denied." )

    any suggestions for returning to factory status other than using the recovery disks I so painstakingly burned?

    ancient one who long ago did OS360, IBM DOS and PS 44 but is probably too aggressive and very lost in Windows particularly Vista.
     
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    well, I changed some of the files to eliminate "everyone" from security tab. without a restore to default tool, I would still like to find a list of the original settings.
     
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