Re: Unable to share root folder from Vista Notebook with Network

Vista root drive sharing is blocked by security.
There is no real reason to share it. If you do not want to use the public sharing, make a new folder with a subfolder system, and put there every thing to be shared according to your preferences.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"bwills" <bwills@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:AE285FDC-004F-423E-8E2C-E9A9ACD6BDF7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Running XP desktop (wired to network) and Vista Biz notebook (wireless to
network)...both in same Workgroup. Wanting XP desktop to access Vista
notebook root drive. On Vista notebook: Setup file sharing per guidelines in
various threads in this section. Network Discovery On, File Sharing On,
Public folder sharing On, Password protected sharing Off. Also setup share
permissions per guidelines, allowing Everyone and Guest (not really needed
due to password protected sharing being off) access to the share. Not using
Windows Firewall, instead using Norton Internet Security on Notebook with
Personal Firewall Disabled for testing. Access results are as follows: I am
able to see the share on XP desktop AND access public folder fine but receive
"Access is Denied" error message saying "you may have permission to use this
network resource" when attempting to access root share. Not sure what
troubleshooting steps to take next, I'm fairly sure it's a share permission
problem of some sort, just can't figure out the specific problem and
solution. Can temporarily use the public folder sharing option but don't
want to have to do this long term. Any suggestions welcome.