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unable to access shared folder

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  1. chewie1012

    chewie1012 Thread Starter

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    HI, I Have shared a folder in a workgroup. One computer is Windows Media Center and the other is xp home. The windows file sharing wizard has been run on both computers. The file being shared is a database file inside All users \ application data\ folder. shared the folder for both read and write and even went into safe mode to set permissions to full. From the client computer I can see the folder but cannot open it. I have disabled the fire walls and set exclusions in the antivirus "avast". They are a part of the same workgroup and the user names are the same for both computers. I still cannot for the life of me get this folder to open. I sure do hope someone has an idea. PS I can ping both computers from each other.
    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Can you share other folders on the problem machine? Are those pings working by computer name, not just IP address?
     
  3. chewie1012

    chewie1012 Thread Starter

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    Hi John,
    thanks for responding. There is a folder in the same place on both machines in all users / application data/ foldername
    I shared on both pc's with no luck. I can ping the computer name both ways. I moved the data base to another folder in the shared folders "folder" and can access it fine. I also just now created a testshare folder in the root of C and can access it.
     
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    I'd be looking at the security permissions on the folder in question. Make sure that you have an account with the exact name/password as the connecting machine and that account has access to the folder.
     
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