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 Post subject: Networking question
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:35 pm 
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On our little network at home I download things on roughly 3 computers. Copying files back and forth hasn't been a problem until I got my laptop, which is running *horrors* XP Home. For some reason, the other computers can see the files in my shared directory on the laptop, but they can't open, read, or copy anything in the directory. It says that I either don't ave permission to access the files, or that they are in use.

I have the folder shared and I checked the box that says "Allow everyone to change my files, but I ave no dice...

Any help?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:33 pm 
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Me thinks it's 1 of 2 things that are giving you grief.
1. Firewall settings in XP or
2. 3rd party firewall software.

9 times out of 10 when you experience connectivity issues between machines you can attribute it to firewalls.

You, being a Maximum PC reader have probably downloaded firewall software to protect you from the H@xor - scum out there that would like "nothong" (SP?) more than to pull your pants down without you knowing.

Try adding the machines or IP addresses of the machines that you want to share files between, to the trusted zone of your firewall software.

From experience I can say that this generally solves the problem!

Let me know how it goes.

Rgds,
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:56 am 
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i don't think it's firewalls since he's able to access up to the folder that is being shared.

what message do you get? "unable to connect" or "permission denied"?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:23 am 
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Ya, it's not a Firewall type issue. It's more a permissions problem. What's the laptop running? Is it running XPhome as well? The network needs set up a little more I'm guessing. Look and see if they are "read only" in the file's properties.


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