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    Question Files not sharing

    I have an XP SP2 install with various discs with lots of media

    I have just built a new rig and want to move the file across.

    OK, so I click on the drive J: >sharing > just enable file sharing

    So icon for J changes, but noe of the files or folders are shared, I can go down a level and repeat for each folder, but can't share any of the files

    How do I apply file sharing all the way down from the root to the files no mater how many folders they are in?

    Thanks in advance

    Now when I move the media within the PC (J: to G: colon, each tome I get a warning saying the folders are shared and if I mlve them they won't be - I get this message for each folder moving - option on the pop up are 'yes', 'no' or 'cancel' - no 'yes to all'

    Whats happened?

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    the J drive would be autimatically shared as a hidden share

    you'd get to it with the following UNC path

    \\computername\J$
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    I can see the J drive and it's marked as shared. I can see it from the other machine as a network place and also a mapped drive.

    But when I try to open or copy anything from it, I get a warning sying not accessable or shared.

    Very confused

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    have you changed share permission as well as NTFS ones ?
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    er share and ntfs, i have shared through explorer only. cannot find security tab on properties for folders even though i am admin


    does that make sense - am i missing something?

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    if you have XP home , then I dont think you get the security tab , unless you boot in safe mode ?
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    I have professional and i woke up this morning and i have access - another xp design feature perhaps? LOL

    Thanks for your help

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    With XP Pro you normally have to disble simple network sharing before the Security tab is displayed. Go into tool options advanced in Explorer and it is normally right at the bottom of the list.

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