Can't access files and folders in shared directory


C

Crazy Cat

Hi,

I am sharing a folder on a machine running Windows XP Service Pack 3.
I haven't had trouble with this folder in the past, but lately I've
been unable to access files and folders. I tried to access it from a
Windows XP (Service Pack 2) laptop where I log into the same account
as the source computer, and I find that I can't run a number of
executables. These executables appear without the usual icons (for
example Opera's trademark O is absent, instead I see the generic
program icon) and when I click on them nothing happens. If I attempt
to copy the file I get the following error -- Access is denied.
There's a folder in the share that I can't open -- the error is
'Access is denied'. There are some folders and executables I have no
trouble with. How can I troubleshoot this??? I logged into both
computers as administrator and set the security to Full for Everyone
and still am unable to access these files. Please help

VERY FRUSTRATED
 
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C

Crazy Cat

Hi,

I am sharing a folder on a machine running Windows XP Service Pack 3.
I haven't had trouble with this folder in the past, but lately I've
been unable to access files and folders. I tried to access it from a
Windows XP (Service Pack 2) laptop where I log into the same account
as the source computer, and I find that I can't run a number of
executables. These executables appear without the usual icons (for
example Opera's trademark O is absent, instead I see the generic
program icon) and when I click on them nothing happens. If I attempt
to copy the file I get the following error -- Access is denied.
There's a folder in the share that I can't open -- the error is
'Access is denied'. There are some folders and executables I have no
trouble with. How can I troubleshoot this??? I logged into both
computers as administrator and set the security to Full for Everyone
and still am unable to access these files. Please help

VERY FRUSTRATED

Ooops , correction -- looks like access to the executables is just
kind of slow -- they do run after about a 5 second delay. Also looks
like that's why I was getting the acces denied when trying to copy -
(it was attempting to run whiel I was trying to copy). However, I
still can't access this one folder -- getting 'access denied' when
double clicking.

Thanks!
 
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C

Crazy Cat

Ooops , correction -- looks like access to the executables is just
kind of slow -- they do run after about a 5 second delay. Also looks
like that's why I was getting the acces denied when trying to copy -
(it was attempting to run whiel I was trying to copy). However, I
still can't access this one folder -- getting 'access denied' when
double clicking.

Thanks!- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Hi all,

Figured it out. I had copied the file form wife's external drive and
apparently the permissions for the folder were not set for Everyone. I
gave Everyone acecss and now all is fine.

Thanks!!!
 

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