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That's how Windows XP works, by default, when it's installed on an
NTFS disk partition. It blocks access to the Program Files and
Windows folders and to individual users' folders within Documents and
You can share subfolders within those folders, e.g. you can share
"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express" or "C:\Documents and
Settings\Username\Desktop" and access that folder from another
computer on the network.
If you have Windows XP Professional, you can disable simple file
sharing, which removes those sharing restrictions:
1. Open My Computer and click Tools | Folder Options | View.
2. Scroll to the end of the advanced settings.
3. Un-check "Use simple file sharing (recommended)".
Do you want to run a program that's installed on a different computer?
That won't work with most programs -- they have to be installed on a
computer to run on that computer. The installation process copies
support files to the hard disk and creates entries in the Windows
registry that control the program's execution.
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
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