I have 2 Windows XP PC's sharing broadband via a router. Certain directories are shared so I can see files on one PC from the other and it works fine. Problem starts when I add a new file to a shared directory. I can see it is there but it will not open, I get access denied message. Only solution I have found is disable the renable the share. What am I doing wrong?
Taking ownership of the file should sort this out. The slight problem is the fact that you are using XP Home but it can still be done. Log into the machines in safe mode to access the security tab as Home doesn't’t display the option in normal mode.
Did you right click the folder and click the security tab instead of sharing, then allowed everyone to access it? If you then right click on the folder you can then select the sharing tab and share the folder.
Yes that is exactly what I have done several times. I can see that I am the owner of the files and everyone has access to them. I even ticked the other boxes about inheriting permissions but no change. One maybe stupid question though. I am doing this on the PC that has the files, should it also be on the one I am reading from.
I wonder if this problem is where the files come from. I download updates to my desktop and then read them from the laptop. (Only small HD on laptop). Removing the share and reapplying allows me to access all files but any new ones added after that I can see but get access denied if I try and open/copy etc. The directory where they are stored on the desktop is mapped as a network drive on the laptop.
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