Sharing Documents in Win Me

  Alf58 00:28 12 Sep 2005

I have a have a home network comprising of two Xp and one ME machines connected via a router. All machines can "see" each other and have their icons in My Network places. The problem is with the ME machine, despite enabling "sharing" it wont share. When i try to access anything on the Me machine from either of the other machines it asks for the password I set when enabling sharing and when it it is correctly supplied the password box immediately returns as many times as the password is entered. I cannot transfer any files to or from it via the network though it happily connects to the internet via the router. Any ideas?

  Zaphod Beeblebrox 04:03 12 Sep 2005

have you got a software firewall running on the me machine

  Taff36 06:48 12 Sep 2005

Long time since I set up ME with file sharing so I`ve found this click here which at short notice describes the basics for anything before Win 2000. Hope it helps but post back if not.

  scotty 10:56 12 Sep 2005

I suspect you need to look at the XP machines, not the ME one. Try this:

Go to

Start | Programs | Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy
Security Settings
Sharing Mode- Change this to "Classic Mode - Local users Authenticate as Themselves" (as opposed to "Guest only" the default model)

  Alf58 23:56 18 Sep 2005

Thanks scotty. I followed your advice and I can now access the ME machine's C Drive though strangely the problem persists when I try to access "My documents" on the Me machine. Of course this isnt an issue as I can access the documents by entering C drive.

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