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
On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 00:23:26 -0400, "jaygreg" <jaygreg90@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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.
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.
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program