I lose access to workgroup shared folders after restart


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Guest

I have 2 PCs A & B (both with XP Pro/SP2 and all latest fixes) which are on
the same workgroup via a wireless link. Certain folders are shareable through
properties/sharing/share this folder on network, and then naming the folder.
I have run XP network setup wizard on A&B, then restarted both computers.
All IDs have admin priviledges. Printer sharing works fine.

From A everything works as intended. I can see and read all the contents of
the shared folders on B, and I can print on B's printer. From A I can view
"workgroup computers" and see both A & B, and A's "My network places"
correctly shows all shared folders on A & B.

After restarting A & B, a view of "workgroup computers" on B shows B only,
but not A. In B's "my network places", I can see icons for A's shared
folders, but I can't see inside them or read their contents. I get error
message: "A/'folder name' is not
accessible. You might not have permissions. Contact administrator. Network
path not found."

If I now rerun XP network setup wizard on A & B, I will regain access from B
to A, and I'll retain access from A to B, but the next time I restart B, I
again lose access from B to A, though I always retain access from A to B.

Any ideas??
 
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Demmpa

Simonb said:
I have 2 PCs A & B (both with XP Pro/SP2 and all latest fixes) which are on
the same workgroup via a wireless link. Certain folders are shareable through
properties/sharing/share this folder on network, and then naming the folder.
I have run XP network setup wizard on A&B, then restarted both computers.
All IDs have admin priviledges. Printer sharing works fine.

From A everything works as intended. I can see and read all the contents of
the shared folders on B, and I can print on B's printer. From A I can view
"workgroup computers" and see both A & B, and A's "My network places"
correctly shows all shared folders on A & B.

After restarting A & B, a view of "workgroup computers" on B shows B only,
but not A. In B's "my network places", I can see icons for A's shared
folders, but I can't see inside them or read their contents. I get error
message: "A/'folder name' is not
accessible. You might not have permissions. Contact administrator. Network
path not found."

If I now rerun XP network setup wizard on A & B, I will regain access from B
to A, and I'll retain access from A to B, but the next time I restart B, I
again lose access from B to A, though I always retain access from A to B.

Any ideas??

firewall?
enabla "NETBIOS over tcp/ip"
 
G

Guest

Many thanks for very swift reply. I have a s/w firewall on the Linksys
wireless router which connects wirelessly to A and by cable to B,and another
s/w firewall on A's wireless interface. However, I can't see any relevant
NETBIOS parameter on setup for any device/firewall. Where should I be looking?
Perhaps my sharing permissions have somehow got screwed up? If so, how can I
check them, and compare A's with B's? There must be a difference SOMEWHERE
between two!
Thanks again..
 
G

Guest

I'm new to this level of fix action. Could you please explain what you mean by
""firewall?
enabla "NETBIOS over tcp/ip" ""

What is "enabla" and how do I invoke it?
thanks again
 
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Steven L Umbach

Try pinging A by both name and IP address from B to establish whether or not
you have proper network connectivity and name resolution. Also try accessing
A by entering \\computerA and \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx in the run box of computer B
using the real name and IP address [as shown by ipconfig /all] of computerA
of course. That will bypass using network browse list which sometimes is
flaky particularly after reboots in a non domain environment. --- Steve
 

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