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Vista file sharing problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Cousin Jack, Aug 12, 2007.

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  1. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Thread Starter

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    Hi guys, newbie (to this forum and to Vista) here with what may be a very silly problem.

    New HP pavilion laptop preloaded with Vista Home Premium. After some minor hicoughs with wireless (not resolved, but that's another problem) I have set up the machine with 2 users, myself (with full administrator rights and a password) and my wife. So far so good.

    On my user id I have imported all my files from the old PC (which was running W2000 Professional) and I can see them fine. Now I try to share them by giving my wife co-owner rights. Vista accepts this, goes away for some minutes and then then comes back saying "Your Folder could not be shared". From my user id the top level folder shows that my wife is set as co-owner, from her id I cannot see the files.

    Help !
     
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    If you want to share with other users on the same machine or accross a network, you need to use the "Public" folder and post a copy of the shared files there.
     
  3. Cousin Jack

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    I could do, but I don't want to make copies of the files, I want to share them so that either of us can access and update them. I should be able to do this, so why can't I ?
     
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    NOT designed that way, sorry.
     
  5. Cousin Jack

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    Then why the f*** does it offer me the choice of doing exactly that ?

    Sorry, but I think you are wrong, I can go down the Public File route, but the destructions make it clear that this carries a penalty in storing 2 copies of a file. The sharing alternative allows options of read only, or co-ownership, which allows the other user to read, modify & delete. Except that the sharing process fails.
     
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    Did you follow the instructions found in the help under "Share files with someone"?
     
  7. Cousin Jack

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    Yes, tried everything I can think of.

    Turned off firewall, turned on file sharing, even set the wife's account up with a password. Still the same, everything from my side says that the files ARE shared, but from the wife's account I cannot see them.

    I fear I may just turn User Account's off.
     
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