RE: Network Problem
From: Mary (Mary_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 13:55:02 -0800
You cannot share the Programs folder itself in Win XP. You can, however,
select subfolders to share.
> I have set up a simple network of only two computers using My Network
> Places -- the software that comes with Windows XP which is the OS for my
> Sony Desktop and my Sony Laptop. I have connected the two using a crossover
> cable. Everything works fine i.e. In my network both computers have their
> own printers. Printer sharing works fine. I can access files in either
> direction, copy, paste, etc.
> Problem: When I try to obtain C:\Program Files from the Desktop to the
> Laptop I get the following error message on the laptop: "Program files is
> not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.
> Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access
> I have used the "My Computer" dialog box to authorize sharing on both
> the C drive of the laptop and the C drive of the Desktop. I am the
> administrator . From the desktop I can obtain C:\Program files from the
> laptop. I am able to obtain files from all folders on either computers that
> are on the c: drive or any other drive for which I have granted permission
> I believe that it some setting that will take care of the problem. I
> have called the Sony techs with not luck. The main reason that I set up the
> network was to be able to transfer files that are located on the Desktop's
> C:\ Program Files folder to the laptop.
> Please help.