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The data is invalid

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by forrest1066, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. forrest1066

    forrest1066 Thread Starter

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    Hello there everyone

    This is my first post so please be gentle.

    We are currently using Windows XP and SP3 and we have suddenly come across a problem when trying to create shares on new laptops to copy over peoples old data. We can create the folder fine and and users and permissions but as soon as i click on accept i get the following message

    An Error occured with trying to create share - the data is invalid

    I have tried everything, removing SP3, modify the GPEDIT and giving all users full control yet still nothing. Does anyone have a ideas - ITS DRIVING ME NUTS :mad:
     
  2. Claymore

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    Have you checked that the Server and Computer Browser services are at Automatic and Started?
     
  3. forrest1066

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    yep i have and they are both started :-(
     
  4. Claymore

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    Anything in the Event Viewer - include the EventID?
     
  5. forrest1066

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    Nothing in the Event Viewer :-( any ideas
     
  6. Claymore

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    Do you have Simple File Sharing turned on (Folder Options => View)? If not, try turning it on and see if it works. Alternatively, if it's turned off, try giving Permissions to Everyone, with at least Read permission.
     
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