home network problem

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  1. trix are for kids

    trix are for kids New Member

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    trying to network my borther's pc and mine, and while i can open up his shared files, it always gives him a "access denied" error. ive tried making a new network name and disabling each other's firewalls to no avail. i know it can work since i can print using his printer and i can see his files all day long. seems so simple to fix, yet im having the hardest time. any help would be greatly appreciated thanx
     
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    Are both OS's the same?

    Try creating a common user/password on each machine.
     
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    both running xp home w/ sp2, user/pass not working
     
  4. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    have you tried to reset the folder permissions on your machine (i.e. disable/re-enable folder/file share). I had the problem with one of my machines that was the same as you describe. I had to disable sharing on the whole network, and start all over. After that, I have bi-directional sharing with no issues or need for passwords.
     
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    Is file and print sharing enabled on both machines? IIRC, it is disabled by default.

    Ditto on the above with checking folder permissions. Go to the security tab and give all full control for testing.
     
  6. MrMan

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    It's possible that you did not share your drive, or folder.

    Click on My Computer. Right-click on the drive or folder you want to share. Right-click and select 'Sharing and Security', then check box "Share this folder on the network".
     
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    make sure the other user has permissions on the computer. add the same username and password onto the computer.

    we ran upon this problem at our bodyshop (which is not on any of our domains)
     

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