Re: Sharing Vista Folders



Although the "Users" folder still shows on the XP's "Network" list, so does
the folder I want. Perhaps the "Users" folder will disappear when I reboot.
I got the desired folder I want though. Thanks, Steve.

P.S. I bought the Vista machine in late March but it wasn't functional until
May (Vista problems after changing the hard drive twice with the 2nd one
loaded with a new Vista operating system). I called Dell yesterday to ask
for special consideration to slip under their June purchase requirement to
receive Windows 7. I might as well have used the time trying to figure out
the network issue you solved for me.

Would you happen to have any suggestion for in getting Windows 7 from Dell?
I planned on writing the executive offices to by-pass Bombay. As an
alternative, would you happen to know if I can get an upgrade from MS at a
reasonable price? I have Vista Ultimate.

"Steve Winograd [MS-MVP]" <bc070521m@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 00:23:26 -0400, "jaygreg" <jaygreg90@xxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

I attempted to share the "Documents" folder on my new Vista machine but am
apparently doing something wrong. When I check the folders shared, it's
listed. But when I check "My Network Places" on the Windows XP" machine on
my LAN, all I see is "Users on Xps435mt" (the name of the computer is
"Xps435mt"). I've created a target folder under "Documents" into which I
want to place a backup copy of a Quicken file that's on the XP machine.
Can
anyone give me a clue as to what I've done wrong?

I don't think you've done anything wrong. You've run into what I
consider a bug in Windows Vista. This should fix it:

First, un-share the Users folder:

1. Open the C: disk.
2. Right-click the Users folder.
3. Click Properties (not Share).
4. Click Sharing.
5. Click Advanced Sharing.
6. Un-check "Share this folder".
7. Click OK.
8. Click Close.

Then, share the desired desktop folder:

9. Right-click the folder.
10. Click Properties (not Share).
11. Click Sharing.
12. Click Advanced Sharing.
13. Check "Share this folder".
14. Click OK.
15. Click Close.
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Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


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