Windows Vista Question

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  1. Lynn

    Lynn Yes my wife does and no you can't watch.

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    How do you turn off the security madness where Vista asks you to confirm every move you want to make?'

    I went to take a shit last night and Vista asked me if I wanted to wipe! :wtf:
     
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  4. Lynn

    Lynn Yes my wife does and no you can't watch.

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    I have enabled file sharing on a folder, gave full access permissions to myself and the guest account. I can see the machine across the network but I can not access any shares.

    Any ideas?
     
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    On the machine you are trying to access the files from (not the Vista box) open a command prompt and type

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    net use z: \\192.168.xx.xx\"shared folder name"
    where z is the letter of the drive you want to map on the network machine, the ip is the local ip of the Vista machine, and obviously the name of the shared folder w/o quotes
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The bastards!

    :mamoru:
     
  7. Lynn

    Lynn Yes my wife does and no you can't watch.

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    I had to change my network from a "public" to a "private" network. :wtf:

    This is such a pain in the ass. What happened to the days of simple file sharing. :squint:

    1. Choose folder to share
    2. Right click and choose share from menu
    3. Share said folder

    Have a nice day. Why can't Vista just do that.
     
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    oh yeah its asking where are you using the network, private means a home network, public means somewhere where you would want other people on the network seeing your shared files
     

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