Cannot Access Program Files on shared disk

Cannot Access Program Files on shared disk

Post by Steve Wino » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 07:48:40


In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,


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
Settings.

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.
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Cannot Access Program Files on shared disk

Post by Y2Fubm90IG » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 09:48:02

I need to get access to the program files subdirectory from my admin
assistants computer. With our old computer we had no problem getting to it.
If I turn off simple file sharing, will I be able to access program files
from another computer.

Thanks,
Charlie

 
 
 

Cannot Access Program Files on shared disk

Post by Steve Wino » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 15:15:59

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,


Turning off simple file sharing on an XP Professional computer will
let you access that computer's Program Files from another computer.
--
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Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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Cannot Access Program Files on shared disk

Post by Y2Fubm90IG » Wed, 06 Dec 2006 10:53:02

Steve,

I tried what you suggested but still no luck. Both machines run XP Pro and
I still cannot get into program files. I can get into all other directories.
Any other ideas for me to try.

Thanks,
Charlie
 
 
 

Cannot Access Program Files on shared disk

Post by Steve Wino » Wed, 06 Dec 2006 12:13:58

n article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,
cannot access < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:

You're welcome, Charlie. With more information about the problem, we
should be able to solve it.

I assume that you disabled simple file sharing on the computer that
owns the Program Files folder, and then shared the Program Files
folder on that computer. Is that right? It might help to un-share
and then re-share Program Files.

How are you trying to get into Program Files from the other computer?
What exactly happens when you do it? If there's an error message,
what does it say?

Can you share individual folders within Program Files and access them
over the network?
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Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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Cannot Access Program Files on shared disk

Post by Y2Fubm90IG » Tue, 12 Dec 2006 12:35:00

i sent a message out a while ago and have not heard back. Did you get a
chance to see it? I stll cannot get the other machines to see the program
files on the administative assistants machine. We are all running XP. We
can all see every file and directory on that machine but cannot get access to
the program files. We have tried to map to the program files and also turn
on file sharing on it but not luck. Any further ideas?

Charlie

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