First an apology. I have tried to solve this problem on my own for a couple of months. Searching the Net for solutions. Changing settings until I was blue in the face. Going to the Microsoft site., which was probably the worst route. I hope someone here has had similar problems and was able to fix them.
I have a wireless network setup between an XP Pro and an XP Home computer. I have trouble getting access to certain folders on the Pro PC from the Home PC.
Whenever I try to do this, I get the following message:
?\\ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
Access is denied.?
I have literally spent a couple of months trying to get to the bottom of this. I am at my wits end - the XP Pro machine can see and access the XP Home shared folders great, the XP Home machine can see the XP Pro on the network, but can't see certain shared folders, and gives the above error message when trying to access them. What am I doing wrong?
I can see all the folders that I want to share on the Pro PC in "My Network Places" on the Home PC, but not open all of them. The folders that I can open are all in the Administrator's account on the Pro machine. The folders that I cannot open are all in another account.
I have tried to disable Simple File Sharing. That only worked when I tried to access the folders in question from the Administrator account on the Home PC. It again did not work from other accounts on the Home PC. I have tried to enable the Guest Account on the Home machine, but that did not work either.
I am certain that all of this has to do with the way Pro handles security much more rigidly than Home. I just need to figure out how to give the Home PC access to all the folders I want to give it access to.
I would think that enabling sharing of a folder would do it. Obviously not so.
I do hope someone can help me with this one.
Thanks in advance.