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Share files and folders on modem router XP and ME

Question: Share files and folders on modem router XP and ME

I am using a Netgear DG834 modem router to share a broadband internet connection. The internet works fine on both computers but I would also like to set up some folders on my XP computer to be shared by the ME computer. I have tried right-clicking on the folder I want to share and selecting Sharing and Security - Share this folder on the network but when I click on Apply I get the following error message :An error occurred while trying to share [folder name] The Server service is not started. The shared resource was not created at this time.

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Answer: Share files and folders on modem router XP and ME

Also I cannot see the ME computer when I go to My Network Places - Entire Network - Microsoft Windows Network - [Workgroup Name] Error message :[Workgroup Name] 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 permissions.The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

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I have
VISTA HOME BASIC connected wireless_laptop
VISTA HOME PREMIUM connected directly to internet_modem/router connected

Well when I share a folder in PREMIUM, DESKTOP>Network>User-PC>folder it does Appear folder desktop BUT not appear in laptop(BASIC), this have to do with FireWall or not at all, it must appear there ? what to do to make it appear mainly ?
Thomson SpeedTouch TG585 V7 Modem/Router

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Hello all,

Long story short, I moved to a new apartment and have to wait a month or even more to get my DSL internet, so I temporarily got myself a USB 3G device to have some access to the internet till I get my DSL line.

I live in Bahrain so I don't think you guys will know much about the ISPs over here. The USB acts as 3G modem for a single PC that's connected to it, what I want is to share that internet using my D-Link DIR-655 router so I'd be able to connect my iPhone and PS3 as well.

Any ideas to get that setup working as smoothly as possible would be great. DIR-655's default gateway is, and the auto DHCP range IIRC is to

Answer:Share 3G USB modem internet through DIR-655 router?

Use Internet connection sharing on the laptop. Or use something like Connectify.

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I want to share the internet connection from my Arris TM502G cable modem, connected via USB, to my desktop's pci ethernet adaptor. To the pci ethernet port, I want to connect my WiFi router.

When I bridge the two connections, I can't get on the internet anymore from the desktop connected via usb, and if I share the internet connection on the USB cable modem to the ethernet port on the computer, I cannot ping the router. However, I can ping the router from my Wireless laptop. I have the ethernet cable plugged into the first port on the router (the one that usually goes to the cable modem), but I have also tried the first computer port on the router.The router configuration page does not show an internet connection, and it can't see my desktop computer, only my laptop.

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

The reason that I want to do this is that my router has not been working while connected the usual, cable modem --> ethernet cable --> router --> computer way. It works for several minutes to several hours, but drops the internet connection (I can still browse the network, though). BTW, the router is a belkin F5d7230-4 with B and G wifi.

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

Answer:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

What do you want to try to do? If the router is dropping the WAN connection it will probably drop it no matter what it is connected to. See if there is a firmware upgrade and then reset the router to factory default settings. Sometimes one or both these steps will "shock" it into behaving again.

You can't bridge the connections as you described unless you are paying for two public IP addresses from your ISP. And then you still may not be able to because you can probably only get one on the USB connection.

If you want to use the Belkin as an ethernet switch and wireless access point the following is the complete procedure.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.
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I have searched through the forums, googled, and tried linksys and MS, still having trouble. So hopefully someone here can help.

I have a wireless Linksys router that has 4 connections for a wired setup. I had used the router for my Xbox that was upstairs but had my pc downstairs at the other end of the house. I switched over my Xbox from wireless to wired after running the house with CAT5 through the walls and in the attic down to my office.

My main PC (WinXP) is connected to the first wired port of the router and my Xbox to the second port. They both work fine. I recently acquired a laptop running Win2K and tried connecting to port 3 of the router to gain internet access in the bedroom upstairs. The router lights up showing that is recognizing a connection with the laptop, but the activity lights do not light up. When I disconnect the Cat5 from the laptop the laptop says the network has been disconnected.

I set the LAN connections to autodetect IP etc. etc. and as far as I can tell, all the settings on the Win2K laptop match my XPpro desktop. Is there something I am missing?

Thanks (Sorry for the long explanation)

Answer:Share internet with cable modem and router?

rbarr110 said:

I set the LAN connections to autodetect IP etc. etc. and as far as I can tell, all the settings on the Win2K laptop match my XPpro desktop. Is there something I am missing?Click to expand...

Have you checked ipconfig (open the command window and run "ipconfig /all" to see if the autodetect is pulling in the information correctly?

There really shouldn't be anything beyond plugging in the cable as far as the router is concerned.

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I have a Netgear DG834GT wireless modem router for machine 1 and a WG111T usb adapter to connect machine 2 to the router.Now however we have a cable connection, and this is an ADSL router, so there's no way to use it as a modem right?Here's my setup;Computer 1 has cable internet accessComputer 2 has nothingSince the router and usb adapter can communicate, but the router is ADSL so won't work with my cable connection, is there a way to put the router on Computer 2 and somehow have it take the role of the USB adapter, to connect to the USB adapter on computer 1 which will be taking the role of the router?So Computer 1 (with internet access) connects to the router on Computer 2, "feeding" it a connection to the internet?No idea if this is possible... does anyone?

Answer:Netgear USB+Modem router = Share CABLE connection?

DON'T try to use your combined ADSL Modem/Router with Cable broadband, because it just won't work. Its WAN port is a phone connection - you need a "Cable/DSL Router", which doesn't incorporate a Modem, and which has an ethernet WAN port for connection directly to the Virgin Cable Modem's ethernet port.If you don't want to buy a Cable/DSL Router, you can connect the two computers directly, either with a *crossover* ethernet cable or in an "Ad Hoc" wireless network, and then enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the actual internet connection (modem connection) in the PC that is online.

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I need some serious help. I am trying to set up a home network with 4 windows xp computers using one cable modem for the internet connection. I have a dsl/cable router with enough ports I just seem to be getting more confused as I go. Is there a step by step guide for doing this? Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:one router, one cable modem and 4 computers to share the connection..cant figure out

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Just bought this belkin router. Linked one computer through LAN and 4 devices through WIFI

For some reason my WIFI devices are not able to read or detect connections to the LAN network..

Can someone help me with this ?i found a similar thread but not sure how to work this problem out

Answer:Belkin Share Wireless Modem Router WiFi and LAN not linked

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check these links for more information.

Belkin : Support : Setup Assistant for Routers

Belkin : Support : Configuring Wireless Security

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In Win 7 when I use the "share with" for a Homegroup, a little picture of a lock is on the "nobody" choice and I want read/write". But when I click it nothing happens.

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I'm trying to set up DLNA sharing from my PC to my Sony BD S390 blu-ray. I have a Netgear WNDR4000 router, and both the PC and blu-ray are hard-wired to it.

When I try to access the music files through the blu-ray player, it sees the shared library I created, and the folder names in my music library are visible (artist, album, etc.), but when I click through those, no files come up.

I've tried setting everything I can to allow sharing, and even turned the firewall off, but nothing has worked. One thing I have noticed is that when I right click on a folder or file and go to "Share With," after I change the setting from "Nobody" to "homegroup," it doesn't do anything. If I go back and click again to the same file, it will come up as sharing with "Nobody."

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Trying to share PC to blu-ray, can see folders, but no files

You need to load software on your computer to share the directories you want your blueray device to see. I have the same setup on my computer at home so that I can download movies and music and play them on my Samsung blueray player.

Go to this website, Serviio media server, and download the FREE program. You then tell the program what folders you want all of your devices to see. It is very simple. Good Luck!

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I have just set up Samba to create a shared drive between my laptop running Ubuntu v7.04 and my desktop running WinXP home SP2. This is great and I am really pleased that I've been able to make it work with the help of a really clear guide!

The question I have now (and I am sure it is a simple one!) is this - how do I create links between files and folders on other drives on the XP machine and the shared drive and the same with files and folders on Ubuntu? So that I am not cutting and pasting everything to the shared drive.


Answer:How do I Share Files and Folders?


Was a little anxious and wanted reassurance before doing anything - however some basic web searches calmed my frayed nerves - it's been a busy day.


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Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

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Answer:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

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Hi guys, this is my first post here, been reading up on people's problems up until now, but now I'm the one with a problem!I have a computer downstairs running XP Home. This is connected to a router, which is connected to my cable modem. Upstairs I have another computer, running XP Pro and wirelessly connecting to the router. I set up the internet okay on all computers; that works fine. I've tried to set up a SOHO network between my home and pro computers, but I cannot get them to share properly. I can see my home computer in the 'workgroup computers' section of my network places (but not in my network places itself). However, the other computer cannot see the pro one. When I try to click on my home comp in workgroup computers I get the following error message:\\Host is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the network administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found.I thought maybe this was because I hadn't shared any files on the home comp. So I shared one file, it came up with setting file permissions, I thought this would work, but no joy; the same message comes up. I have...Client for Microsoft NetworksFile and Printer Sharing for Microsoft NetworksQoS packet SchedulerAEGIS ProtocolInternet Protocol (TCP/IP)...enabled on both computers.My home comp's name is HOST1, and my Pro comp is called BEN1. They are both on the MSHOME workgroup.Any help would be much appreciated.Ben

Answer:Cannot share files or folders over my network...

Well, for one thing you need to change that default workgroup name; that - I have discovered - can cause issues with sharing through XP Pro. I've never experienced this myself, as I have always used a unique name.You don't actually share files - that's a misdescription on Microsoft's part - because you actually assign sharing to folders via the Browse system.Can you confirm to me that you have run the Add a Network Place Wizard on each PC for every new shared network place? Or have you been doing this some other way? More precise details are required, please. I'll post back tomorrow PM if possible.

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I'm looking for a free, clutter-less program that I can install on my Desktop computer (Win XP) and my Laptop (Win XP Media Center) that will allow me to share and browse multiple folders between those two computers. It would need to be password protected, obviously, to avoid others gaining access to my files (ideally, ONLY that laptop should be able to gain access to the shared folders, and vice versa).

Can anyone recommend a program that will accomplish that?


Answer:Share Files/Folders Online

Hi and Welcome to TSF

File and Printer Sharing

You can network them together and set it up to access any folder you wish.

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Hi folks,
This is my first post here as I am at my wits end with WIndows 8.1 Pro.

Let me start off by telling you what kind of idiot I am. I've been using computers since the days of the Atari.. then MSDOS on a 386 processor, then Windows 3.1, then a Pentium and win95, 98, and XP.
I'm also quite adapt with VB programming language.

So, I'm not computer illiterate. But you might think so after I post this..

I have 2 computers (both WIndows8.1) for which I need to set up a single folder "My Shared Folder" on each computer so that we can transfer files and stuff between the two computers without constantly having to swap USB drives all the time.

I have gone through all the "Homegroup" settings and the closest I got was when it would ask me for a USERNAME and a PASSWORD.. I know the password as it was given to me when I set up the HomeGroup, but I have no idea what username to use.
I have also tried just right clicking on the folder within explorer.exe and trying to share it that way too.. no luck.

Also, when I set up Homegroup, it would appear that it starts to share all my app data, document folder, and all kinds of folders that I DO NOT WANT SHARED.. Not that anyone can access them.

Each computer can see the other on my home network but we can not get access.

This stuff was easy in Windows XP.. why did they screw it up so bad?

Can someone walk me though this? I have looked at all the tutorials on the internet and none of them seem... Read more

Answer:Windows8.1 can't share folders or files.

You can try this if you wish:

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I want to share files and folders to new laptop (hp Win10) from old laptop (dell win7ultimate). How can i share it by using LAN cable? Never tried before, so asking..

Answer:Share files and folders through LAN cable

Assuming you're talking about connecting these two computers directly, without a router or Ethernet hub or switch, take a look at this guide. You'll need a crossover cable which is a little different than your normal LAN cable.How to Build a Local Area Network Without a Router
Here you can read more about what a crossover cable is, and how to make one! How To Make An Ethernet Cross-Over Cable

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I was wondering if it's possible to share files and/or folders over the internet with your friend? By sharing I mean both people accessing the same folders and when someone edits something, the same thing happens on the other side. I know this is possible over the same LAN network, but what I want to know if this is possible if you aren't in the same network.

Answer:Is it possible to share folders/files over the internet?

You could have a looky over her pal

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help please. I have 2 desktops and a laptop on a home network 2xXP machines and 1xVista.My problem is on the vista machine, I have 2 folders already shared on this machine but I want to add another but after clicking "share" and entering share wizard when clicking apply I get a pop up box saying "folder cannot be shared", if I turn off sharing wizard when I then click share, the share box is greyed out, if I try thru advanced option I get a popup box saying "an error occured trying to share this folder..incorrect function"

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I have a Win XP computer and a Win 98 1st Ed computer. I have them wirelessly connected. Each computer can access the internet. When I try to share files or folders I get a messaage that I need the administrators OK. When I try to print from the remote computer I get an error message. I dont know how to untangle this mess. HELP

Answer:unable to share files,folders,or printer

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Hi I got my wireless network working with WEP but when I reinstalled Norton I was unable to access the shared files/folders again. So I removed it and was able to access my shared files/folders. So i decided to try AVG to see if that had adverse effects on my network and to my suprise it didn't. I was and am still able to access my network shared folders. Does anyone have any clue as to why I can not use Norton with WEP? Is there some sort of switch I need to turn on or off when using Norton? Please help. THNX

Answer:Unable to share files and folders with Norton Installed

what versoin of norton do you have 2004 or 2005

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We have two computers in our office that have incredibly slow opening times of folders/files that are on our Office Server.

The Office Server is running Windows Server 2003 R2 sp2 and the two problem computers have recently been reformatted and are running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.

In the office we have 12 computers with 10 of them accessing the Office Server share folder/files perfectly. Of the 10 computers that are running perfectly eight of them are running Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) and two of them are running XP. I even reformatted a few of these recently with no issues.

On the problem computers when I access the Network share folder it asks for a Username/Password and I allow it to save these credentials. Now the folders/files will open quickly and perfectly. The slowness problem occurs when the computers are rebooted. Once rebooted I access the Network share folder (it can either be mapped as a drive, a shortcut, or navigated to via Windows Explorer doesn't make a difference) and it takes 5-10 seconds with a green bar going across the top of Explorer to open any folder/file. It's worse with larger folder/files.

The only temporary fix I have found is to go to "Windows Credentials Manager" and delete the saved credentials for the network folder. Then I reboot the computer and access the network folder at which time it asks for the Username/Password again and will work perfectly until the computer is rebooted.

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Answer:Solved: SLOW opening of share folders/files on Office Server

I've tried turning off the firewall, antivirus and all other startup programs as well. Still have the same issue.

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I have ADSL WiFi router, i need to know can i share my PC files to my mobile phone using this ADSL router? If i can how do i do it?
Note:- I connected my router to the PC using a cable.


Answer:Can i share files using WiFi router?

Have a look here: Share Files Wirelessly Between Android and Any Computer | PCWorld Business Center

And here:

Basically, you're using a third-party file explorer that sets up a mini-server on your Android phone, which in turn hooks you up to your wireless network.

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I am trying to get ride of my satellite modem with a cable modem. The satellite modem is actually on cards inside my Dell. Anyway, I have an the satellite modem, a WinXP, and a 98SE networking fine through a Kingston KWS800/WG switch. I simple unplug the RJ45 from the satellite modem and plug in the cable modem -- then things get nasty. The XP can surf the net through the cable modem but now cannot see (or find) the 98SE system. If I unplug the cable modem and wait a few moments, then the XP and 98SE are able to communicate.
Any ideas how to remedy this awful mess?

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I am having a problem with a network share on a new system we setup. Here is how the skeleton is structured for a single network drive users have access to:

Inside this folder, you have a folder for each international division of the whole company -- i.e. France Division, United States Division, China Division,etc.

Share Permissions
Authenticated Users
Full Control

Domain Admins
Full Control
NTFS Security Permissions
Authenticated Users
Read & execute
List folder contents

Domain Admins
Full control
Read & execute
List folder contents

Z:\United States Division\
Inside this folder you have a folder for every department -- i.e. Accounting, Engineering, Information Technology. This "United States Division" folder inherits its security permissions from Z:\. On each departmental folder, there is an AD group "US_dpt_Accounting" or "US_dpt_Engineering" (in the form of "<division>_dpt_<department>") with


Users are only supposed to be able to browse the folder skeleton. They can modify/write/change *inside* their own departmental folder. Both of this works.

However, I discovered a "glitch" today. A user can right click on a folder in Z:\ or "Z:\United States Division\" --> Create shortcut... it will actually do it! O_O They cannot however delete, rename, create new folder/file, or copy fi... Read more

Answer:Read-only network share, yet users can create shortcuts of listed folders and files

If you are sharing folders under a folder with full permissions, you need to change the NTFS permissions under the security tab for each individual folder underneath you are sharing.

Just change authenticated users under the security tab and uncheck everything but "read". This will only give users permissions to read those folders.

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I have two computers connected to a cable modem through a Linksys Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch. I can surf the internet just fine from both computers, but I can't do any file sharing between them. They are both Windows XP Professional SP2 with different computer names and the same workgroup name. When I go under My Nework Places and click on View Workgroup Computers, a dialog box pops up saying, "<Workgroup Name> 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 permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available." It's just a simple home network that I'm trying to build and I have my user accounts on both computers are administrators. How can I be able to share files?

Answer:Unable to share files through Linksys Router

You can try going into the computer by using teh ip address. Whatever you setup your individual computers IP addresses through your router. Instead of using \\compname use //local IP

If this doesn't work post back.

:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

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Hi guys,

I need some help, I recently just brought a mobile wireless broadband modem as it is my only means of accessing the internet. This shows as a dialup connection.

I have a Asus WL-520GC wireless router with dd-wrt firmware on it. What I want to do is share my dialup usb internet connection to my wireless router where I can then use my ipod touch and xbox 360 to access the internet from.

Please help I keep on getting stuck.


Answer:Share Dialup usb mobile wireless modem to wireless router

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I have setup the belkin wireless G+ MIMO router and both computers (PC Compaq Presario SR5085AN and Laptop Compaq Presario 2100) and I have access to the internet from both computers, but try as I might I cannot get the two of them to talk to each other please help

Answer:Share files xp home laptop (wireless) to PC Vista (Wired) via Belkin router

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

All compu... Read more

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The shared folders on my main pc are no longer shared when I log on to my wireless networked laptop. It workded fine and now when I switch the laptop on (desktop main pc) my share i.e. hand beneath folder disapears and when I try to share the folders again am told not switched on. Switch off laptop reboot pc and shared once again but no good when no one allowed to share with them

Answer:share folders lose share when log on to laptop

Check your firewall setting are set to allow the share.

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I'm switching from AT&T U-verse to Comcast since comcast can offer speeds up to 5x faster.

As you might know At&T uses ethernet as incoming signal vs. Comcast that uses 75 ohm cable.

I need to buy a new modem and router to install the new Comcast service.

I have two questions:

1) What is better? the combo modem/router units (i.e. Motorola SBG6580) or buying a separate stand-alone modem Motorola 6141 modem + Netgear N750 wireless router)?

2) I do have one issue to overcome. I have one TV in my house that is wired for cable only. That is, it has a cable run going to it. It's too difficult for me to install an ethernet run to it, so I'm stuck having to use the cable run. Are there modem/routers that have a cable OUT so that i can feed this TV its hard-wired signal?


Answer:Solved: Modem/Router combo units vs. stand-alone modem + router?

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Fellow Geeks,
I've just installed Norton 2004 AV and follwed the instructions for allowing my other PC through the firewall. I'ved had this LAN for years now, so all the other settings (NetBuei, fire sharing, etc) is all configured correctly.
The network isn't working and the main thing that stands out is that the "sharing" isn't listed when I right click on a drive, folder, or file. In the past I had problems setting up this LAN and once I "shared" certian folders and files, the network then came to life. So I'm sure that once I can get the sharing option listed, I can finish setting this LAN up.
Does anyone know why "Sharing" wouldn't be listed in my right click menu, even though I have "File and printer sharing" enabled?
Major thanks in advance.

Answer:Cannot "share" files/folders on LAN

Are you using windows 98? It sounds like 98 or 98se to me but you never actually said and that's very important.

It's been quite awhile since I've networked 98 machines but enabling file and printer sharing in the network configuration window should make it show up in your context menus (right click menu). After enabling it, you will ahev to reset before it actually adds the options though. If it still doesn't show your best bet is actually uncheck the option reset and then reselect it and reset again and it should come up.

Also, netbuei is an old protocol and it's very chatty (wastes a lot of bandwitdth). Unless you've got something really old like windows 3.11 machines you don't really need it. TCP/IP works just fine. So long as each computer has an ip which is on the same subnet.

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Hi all,I have two PCs. One is running Windows XP SP3 and the other is running Windows 7.My current ISP has provided a multiple-port MODEM (4 ports) for me. Two PCs are wire-connected to two of the four ports of this MODEM to access the Internet.Every time when I need to access the Internet, I just have to input my ISP user ID and password.Here is the question, I want to share some photo files in Windows XP with Windows 7,I don't have a crossover cable, so is it possible to make use of this multiple-port MODEM to solve this question?Thank you.

Answer:Is it possible to share files between Windows XP and Windows 7 with a Modem?

Well, online you could use a file sharing service like Google Drive to transfer/sync files between the two.  Or, if you're preferring a direct physical connection, I'd think simply using a flash drive would be easiest to transfer files.

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Hi all,I have two PCs. One is running Windows XP SP3 and the other is running Windows 7.My current ISP has provided a multiple-port MODEM (4 ports) for me. Two PCs are wire-connected to two of the four ports of this MODEM to access the Internet.Every time when I need to access the Internet, I just have to input my ISP user ID and password.Here is the question, I want to share some photo files in Windows XP with Windows 7,I don't have a crossover cable, so is it possible to make use of this multiple-port MODEM to solve this question?Thank you.

Answer:Is it possible to share files between Windows XP and Windows 7 with a Modem?

Well, online you could use a file sharing service like Google Drive to transfer/sync files between the two.  Or, if you're preferring a direct physical connection, I'd think simply using a flash drive would be easiest to transfer files.

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Info about my computer (should it be relevant) is below.

Short Story: I desired a new router/modem just to see if it would improve internet consistency. However, I ended up buying just a router. I have a modem and can link them up. Should I keep this setup, or switch back to my old Router/Modem combo, while looking for another Router/Modem?

Long Story:
My internet, for the most part, is fine. However, I still experience the occasional disconnect. My internet will go off for less than a minute about 5x a week. This is fine for browsing, but sucks for gaming. My ISP is AT&T, and I have 3 Mb max DSL. Years ago, it started having a bunch of disconnects after I tried an upgrade (6 Mb max) for a year. The techs came out about 6 times. As a result, I downgraded my service back and got an AT&T 2Wire Router/Modem combo out of the deal. I know people say this device sucks a lot, but it's been at least doing its job. General browsing is fine, gaming has the disconnect problem only sometimes, and there's only one device to think about.

However, I've recently started wondering if the quality of the modem was in fact affecting the consistency of the connection. The techs tried different modems when troubleshooting everything, but none were high quality.

So, I got my eye on this:

I ended up buying it at Best Buy (they had it for sale). However, me being a complete dum... Read more

Answer:Separate router and modem vs Router/Modem combo...

i would not see any advantage

but why not try it for a week and see if it disconnects - that is what you are trying to fix

also you wont get a faster speed if the download is set to 3Mbps and all wireless modes B,G,N will be faster than 3Mbps anyway

How many devices do you have connected to the router and when you get the disconnect is it for all of them

it maybe a dns issue - but you would need to see if the new modem/router setup has resolved the issue anyway

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I need help on bridging Belkin N150 F9J1001V1 modem router (primary, connected to internet using ADSL) and Linksys WAG54GS modem router (which needs to be bridged). I would appreciate if detailed step by step procedure is provided.

Answer:bridging ADSL modem router and another modem router

can you explain exactly what you want to do ?
and give IP address, of each router

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Hey Guys. what i need is some help turning my modem/router combo into just a modem so i can use a different wireless router.
My problems with my current combo are that for gaming (pc xbox and ps3 primarily) i have huge connection problems that would all probably be solved with some simple port forwarding. the problem with that, is that my ISP disabled port forwarding and DMZs on the model modem/router thing we have. Networking is not my strong suit so this hasn't gone so well for me in attempts prior to this.

We have an Ambit cable modem/wireless router combo. there is no model number on the modem itself however in the setup page it lists "Cable Modem : DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 Compliant" which is looking like it may be a model U10C019.

also. inb4 wrong login: user/user. ISP changed admin pass and will not give it to me. i already spoke to them about this garbage.

new router i want to use is a Linksys wireless router. i already know how to do all the major setup on those. its just this ambit one is trash.

thanks for any help you can give me.

Answer:modem/router combo to just modem for use with new wireless router

Not much, if anything, we can do. To configure the modem/router into bridge (modem only) mode you have to login. If you don't have the login/password the only thing to do is reset it to factory default settings.

Two potential problems with doing that ...

a. They may have disabled that function also.

b. You have to know the settings needed to connect. (Usually not a problem with cable service.)

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I think due to wireless connection i have got some problem with my laptop it is affected by some virus and all files and folders are looking like hidden folders and my antivirus detects this w32/pitin.worm. this worm change the extension of the file and make it .scr

here is hijeck this log and dss main.txt is attached with the msg.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:55:58 AM, on 2/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Huawei\MT841\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6145\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Pavilion Webcam\tsnp2std.exe
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Answer:all files & folders are looking like hidden files & folders & w32/pitin.worm

You have posted four different logs since the end of October,2007, here, here, here and here (where you also stated that your copy of XP is not not genuine). Also, each log appears to be from a different machine. This would amount to the abuse of the free service given in the forums. Please be informed that these threads will now be closed. Please do not try to start a new thread.

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Hi, I have a simple network at home that consists of 2 PCs connected via a crossover cable. They are both running Windows XP Pro. I ran the network wizard on both machines and can share the internet connection fine. However neither computer can share files with the other or share the printer.

When I set folders to ?share this folder on the network? the folder is not visible on the other computer. Both computers have IP addresses set, however neither computer is able to ping the other.

When Computer.A (host of the internet connection) goes to Start -> My Network Places -> ?view workgroup computers? all that shows up in the list is Computer.A.

However if I try to go to ?view workgroup computers? on Computer.B I get the following error message:

?Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator etc.
The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available?

I have searched the forums and found various steps that I have tried, but I still am not able to get this to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Can share internet but can't share files

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

The quickest fix is a router/hub rather than peer to peer cable.
Do you have file and print sharing turned on?
Try setting up network wizard to something other than "MSHOME"
You might have only internet sharing turned on.
Did you create the files for network or just "finish network setup",
in the wizard?

This has helped me by setting guest password.

spike said:

Protect your guest account - The guest account can be used by hackers and/or malware to gain greater access to your machine, even when turned off. The guest account can't be removed. However, you can disable it, but this can affect the functionality of your computer. Instead, what you can do, and what you probably should do, is put a strong password on it, and then leave it safely turned off. You do this by opening a command window (start -> run -> type "cmd" and press enter). at the command prompt, type net user guest <password> (where <password> is your chosen password, being something you can remember). After hitting the enter key, the guest account will be password protected. If your machine is networked and authenticating as guest, then you'll need this password to access network shares - if you tell it to remeber the password, it will only ask the once.Click to expand...


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hi, i searched but couldt find nothing specific about the topic... I have to computers conected thru a crossover cable and i can share files and i see the other computer on the network, but the one that doesnt connect to the ISP directly wont have internet, it is dial up internet and i have the tcp/ip adresses to 192.168 ... or whatever it is that i cant remember right now that you are supposed to use, i couldnt get it so i ran the assistant and then it is supposed to have internet because i can see it connected to the isp from the laptop but then im not able to connnect to the internet and i dont remeber where but i found an option where http and https where disabled, so i enabled them and tried to surf and i couldnt first i tought that was the problem but it didnt work, anyone has any suggestions??

Answer:can share files but cant share internet

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Question: Share folders

Recently, I install Red Hat Linux 8 as the guest Operating System in Sun Virtual Box application and appears to have some problems with the share folder. I wish to create a common folder that can communicate between Linux and Vista. I did a research on the internet and followed instructions however, no positive result appears. Looking forward to your suggestions. Thanks

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I have managed to network my two computers so can now use internet and email on either. My problem is I cannot get them to see the folders on each other. I have around 8 folders I wish to share. I have gone down the usual route of right clicking and selecting share folder etc. On my main computer the folder now displays with a hand on (presumably to indicate it is set to share). When I go to network settings I cannot see the other computer nor can I see the files.
I must be missing something really obvious - any ideas. The two computers have different names upstairs and downstairs, they have different addresses. The internet connection and wireless strength is excellent on both.
My downstairs computer is AMD 2400, 1024 ram, 160gb harddrive, windows xp home, office 2000, 512 broadband(soon to upgrade), Upstairs computer is AMD, 512 ram, 200gb harddrive, windows xp professional, xp office home edition.
What is this obvious solution. I wondered if it may be norton needing to be configured differently or then something in folder options but I dont know where to start. The firewall on xp has been disabled just in case it was this.
Help would be appreciated.
Sorry just realised I could have posted this in networking, but I dont know how to move it.

Answer:How to share folders

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I cant enable share folders or files. If i try to enable folder sharing, Vista freezes for minutes and then ill get errormessage "cannot share this folder" translated from Finnish Vista.

I tried different setting in Vista network control panel but nothing helps

Answer:Cannot share folders

Go to network settings, and make sure you have File and printer share turned on and you have granted Public share with full access rights...

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Question: Share folders

I have a Mac laptop and my desktop runs on win xp pro. How do I share folders on both pcs? I need your help.

Answer:Share folders

click here this should help,good luck

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Sometimes I really hate Microsoft.

I'm setting up my fokes new computer and I'm trying to access the hard drive of the old computer thru the network so they can migrate the files over as they need them (they have stuff all over the place).
The new computer is windows 7, the old is XP
both computers are in the default WORKGROUP workgroup
I can remote desktop into the old one (good thing as it now has no monitor), I've set the entire c drive a share (read only) and for now disabled it's firewall. I installed the Link Layer hotfix as one site suggested. I've also set known passwords on both the primary login account and the guest account (xp to xp I had the best luck authenticating with a password on the guest account). From another XP comptuer on the network I can access the share but not from the windows 7 machine.
On the 7 machine I've left the homegroup and disabled both the homegroup services as I also found suggested. I also did as someplace suggested and set no password required but despite what that site said I think that's only for accessing the 7 for xp.

On the 7 machine I do \\xpcomputer\c and it prompts me for a password
I've tried xpcomputer\guest and guest password, i've tried xpcomputer\xplogin and it's password, again I can't get in.

I can however get into the 7 machine from the xp machine.

Please help

I'm really close to just telling them to use a thumb drive.

Answer:Share XP folders to Win 7

Have you tried setting up an administrator account on the XP machine with the same ID and password as the user account on the Windows 7 machine?

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Question: Cant share folders

Hi. I have a pc (wired connection) and a laptop (wireless connection) i can access the internet from both pc and laptop but cannot share the my documents folders, or printer, i have tried the network setup wizard, but when i go to my network places all i see is, [add network place] [network setup wizard] [wireless network setup wizard] [Entire network] if i goto Entire network/microsoft windows network/mshome i can see both my computers there, but if i click on the computer i want to access i get this message

\\LAPTOP is not accessable you might not have permission to access this network resource. contact the administrator of this server to see if you have access permission

Logon failure: user account restriction. possible reasons are blank passwords not allowed, logon hour restrictions, or a policy restiction has been enforces.

I have had this working befor so i know it is possible with my setup,

Thanx in advance

Answer:Cant share folders

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Hello everyone!

I'm new here, and thought this was the place to find some help! My problem:

I want to be able to share select folders on my computer with my roommate, so he can see them and read them from his computer. The only problem is, he has a mac (I know, quite unfortunate). I want to be able to do this just like how I used to do it in XP - I could just go to My Network Places and all other computers on the network who were also running Win XP could view the shared folders. I tried for hours and Google searched it how to do something like this for Windows 7 & OS X, and everyone said something different, and I couldn't get any of the different methods to work. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium and my roommate is running the latest version of OS X. I want him to be able to see select folders that I determine, and be able to read, not write, so that he cannot accidentally delete a file or move it around somehow (he's not a real advanced computer user, hence a mac owner).
Basically it's just so I can share my music and videos with him. Also, is there a way so I can see shared folders on his computer that he has selected to share? Like I said, I read many articles, blogs, and forums about how to do this and they all said different things and I couldn't get any of them to work! So if there is an experienced user out there that can provide some guidance I am begging for help!


Answer:share certain folders in Win 7 with OS X

from a Mac:
1. Apple menu (top left corner of screen)->System preferences-> Sharing

2a:If on Tiger (top menubar is opaque): check "File sharing" and Windows sharing." a window might pop up asking which accounts you want to enable IDR. with "windows sharing" highlighted, click on "accounts" and check the accounts that you wish to share.

2b: If on leopard (top menubar is transparent): check "file sharing". click on "options" and ensure that SMB is enabled

3: at the top of the "sharing" pane there should be something that says something like "other computers on you local net can access your computer at "(your-computer).local"

4: on the pc, go to the "map network drive" menu and for sever input //(your-computer)/ and hit browse. you should be prompted for the login information for the Mac user. select which folder you want to use as the root of the network drive, then there you go.

From Windows: following the official guide:

Click the Finder icon in the Dock.
Choose Connect to Server from the Go menu.
In the address field of the Connect to Server dialog, type the URL using this syntax (you should know this) eg: smb://ServerName/ShareName/
Click Connect.

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I cant enable share folders or files. If i try to enable folder sharing, Vista freezes for minutes and then ill get error "cannot share folder"/translated from Finnish Vista.

I tried different setting in Vista network control panel but nothing helps.

Answer:cannot share folders

Hi uuiokko,
Is this a stand alone Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit computer/laptop? Or do you have it plugged into a hub/router?

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Question: Share folders

I have a XP PC & want to allow other users access to some of my folders. If i copy the folder to Shared documents it works OK. But i thought i could also right click the folder & check the Share this folder on network box. A hand appears under the folder ( i assume that indicates its shared), but when i go to the Guest account i can't see that folder. I would like to understand this before i try to share files between different computers.thanks foe any help.John W

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I'm trying to network a desktop computer with a new laptop. Both are Windows 7 Home Premium computers. The desktop lists the laptop in the network, but when I try to access folders I'm sharing, I am prompted for a password. The laptop has no password since I log on without it. I've also tried the homegroup password, but it's still not accepted. I've tried other passwords I've used here and there for things, but none of them works.

Furthermore, the laptop doesn't see the desktop. Only the desktop lists both itself and the laptop in the network. The laptop lists only itself.

The laptop has options for creating a homegroup, but the desktop does not, which seems odd to me since they're both Windows 7 Home Premium, and I thought W7 HP could not create a homegroup. In any case, I just want to share several folders with both computers over my home network.

Could this be a firewall issue with the laptop? I see plenty of resources for allowing new programs through the firewall, but how, then, do I allow the other computer through?

If I could solve the password mystery, it might work. Help, please. Puh-leez!

Answer:Can't share folders

AFAIK, you must have a password on each machine to connect over a network. Since you don't want to have to login to the laptop everytime you boot, you could always Log on Automatically.

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I just installed W7 Pro x64 on another PC, so now both are connected via a Linksys WRT54GL router (wired/Tomato firmware).

Both W7 see each other, do I just right click a partition - Share with - Advance Sharing - Share this folder - Permissions - (Group or user names) Everyone - and select all Full Control/Read/Write? (and what's this limit max simultaneous users to 20?)

Basically I'm the only Admin/User on both PC and I used the same name during setup on both PC, except the computer name 01 and 02..e.g.

User name = ME (no password)
Computer name - ME-01

User name = ME (no password)
Computer name - ME-02

I don't understand the "Everyone" in the above sharing, if the "Everyone" means ONLY me, that will be just great...if not...then what I want done is ONLY myself can access all partitions/folders between these two W7.


Answer:Best way to share folders between two W7?

Your user accounts don't have a password, so traditional file shares cannot be password protected. It means your user account cannot access his own private shares when password protected sharing is enabled.

However, in order to create/join a Homegroup you must have a homegroup password (but not necessarily a password for the user account AFAIK). Create a Homegroup on one machine, Join it from the other. Then right-click on the folder you want to share and select share with Homegroup.

I don't understand the "Everyone" in the above sharing, if the "Everyone" means ONLY me, that will be just great...if not...then what I want done is ONLY myself can access all partitions/folders between these two W7.

In the case of share permissions, "Everyone" means everyone in the access control list (check the Security tab of folder properties). If only your username is in the ACL, then Everyone means you and only you.

In the case of file system permissions (under the Security tab), "Everyone" means everyone...everyone with access to the computer.

But again, in the case of share permissions it depends on a variety of factors like whether or not password protected sharing is enabled, or whether or not the guest account is enabled, etc.

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Hello, I have desktop (Win7 x64 Ultimate), and 2 laptops (Win7 x64 Home) at home. Can you show me the right way how to copy from one to another PC? Need create right share.. Thank you

Answer:How to share folders between 3 or more PCs?

Hello Renik and Welcome to Sevenforums!

Here is a guide to create a Homegroup in which you can share files with

Create one
Homegroup - Create

Join computers
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

If you need assistance getting through the tutorial, let us know!

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I tried to share a folder to another Windows 7 Laptop but I encounter a Can't Share Folder error and I am an administrator.

I tried to changed the ff:
Turn ON Network Discovery
Turn ON File and Printing Sharing
Turn ON Sharing..

Once I Click on Save Changes (There's a Shield Icon on that button) and Go back to Advanced Sharing, all of the items above are reset back to OFF.

Hope anyone can help. thanks

Answer:Cannot Share Folders?

This problem comes up all the time but there are many causes and solutions. Many possible solutions are listed in these TechNet threads. It usually has to do with certain Windows networking services being shut off.

Cant turn on network discovery on windows 7 &#33; - Microsoft Community

Another thread of mine where I cover all possible Windows service problems along with another possible cause being tracked down and fixed.
Network Discovery won't stay ticked

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hello friends i am sachin from india.
i have win xp installed on my machine.
but i have some problem.
i created a guest account.
and now i don,t want to share some of my files in that account.
but i couldn't do that.
i heard that it can be done only with ntfs file system.
i converted fat32 to ntfs.
but problem remains the same.
willu plz help me?

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Im having an issue where I cant share folders. I have tried to share in every possible way. I have tried to turn on public folder sharing, but it just goes back to off. If I try to share a specific fodler it just says "your folder cant shared". I have tried turning off the firewall without success. ANother thing I have noticed is that I cant access websites that demands cookies, even though my cookies are enabled the website tells to enable them.
I have searched the internet for solutions but nothing have worked.

Answer:Cant share folders.

Try to make another user account. Logon under that account. Same problem?

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Okay, here's what i have to say in brief:
I have this internet connection connected to my pc, i have another NIC installed for routing this internet to other computers. I have TP-LINK Wireless router and all I want to do is connect the internet to my PC first then connect router to my PC via another NIC so that the router can route that internet!
Any help is highly appreciated; i have been trying hard but really end up in dead-end everytime
I connected my router's WAN port via 2nd NIC and set the router to static mode (don't know what i have to do here)

Answer:Share my PC's internet using router (pc to router and router to other)

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I have two computers both running XP(SP2) connected through a network hub. One of the computers has a modem and I wish to use it to dial from the other one. I am unable to 'see' the modem from the second computer. I have no problem sharing files and printers but cannot seem to share the modem. Any ideas anwhere??

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i remember in 98se and me that windows couldn't share IRQ's But? what about Windows XP SP2??

i added a NIC to my desktop because both my notebooks have NIC ports and someday i might want to hook them up together.

SO? if anybody has any past expierences or horror stories with windows XP Sp2 and IRQ sharing?

----------------------------POST HERE PLEASE---------------------------------

Answer:Modem & Nic Share IRQ 10???

XP shares them all the time.

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I have a motorola fax modem connected to com1 of my computer, how do I share it with other computers wihin my network so that people using other computer can send fax through my modem.

Windows XP instruction to do that doesn't work with Windows 7 ...thank you.

Answer:How to share fax modem


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My Motorola SBG901 Modem/Router combo has stopped connecting to the internet. I have done all the troubleshooting with Comcast and with Motorola and it is out of warranty, so I will have to purchase a new one.

In the mean time, I wanted to use it only as a wireless router connected to my Scientific Atlanta DPC2100R2 modem. Is there any way to do this? Is there a way to disable the modem in the SBG901?

Simply connecting with the ethernet cords has not worked. I connected the DPC2100 to the SBG901 via ethernet cord. My computer was able to pick up a wireless connection but there is no cable connection. I am using Windows 7.


Answer:(Comcast) Connect Modem To Wireless Router/Modem Combo!

Is there any way to do this? Is there a way to disable the modem in the SBG901?Click to expand...

Perhaps a really skilled electronics engineer or technician could take it apart, separate the modem from the router portion and add an ethernet WAN port.

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I want to buy a better router to extend coverage in my house. Will this be possible?

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Just moved in and brought my ADSL wifi modem Belkin F1PI241EGau with me, but over here there is cable and the provider supplied me with their modem motorola Surfboard SB5101E. I would like to connect these two to use the wifi. Would that be possible?

Thank you

Answer:Can i connect my adsl2/2+ wifi modem/router to cable modem?

Not really. The ADSL router doesn't have the correct WAN interface. You need a standard router with an Ethernet WAN connection.

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I have 2 windows 7 pc's with same login-name/password that I can password protected share fine folders between them. Fron Explorer I right-click a folder and share it to the other pc by entering in the login-name/password. I know this is how it is suppose to work and it does. Now I'm trying to share folders between a newer windows 8.1 pc, the windows 7 pc's and think I know why it does not work, but not how to fix it. This is because I do not know windows 8.1 very well.

The Windows 8.1 pc has a different login/user-name of "uuuuu ttttt", a different password pwp, a ms account of [email protected] a computer name cccc and the same workgroup name as the 2 win 7 pc's. I put a "uuuuu ttttt" user account with the pwp password on a win 7 pc which has a computername pc-pc, a login-name hh and the same password pw. I also put a hh/pw user account on the win 8.1 pc.

No matter what I enter for for a computer/user name when I try to share a win 7 folder with the specific windows 8 user account it says it cannot find that user. I think I should type in the Add box "cccc\uuuuu ttttt".

When I try to share a win 8.1 folder ff it goes to advanced sharing and I can share, but does not let me exactly specify the the win 7 user, but just a general share. The win 7 pc then shows the share under network, but right clicking it says I do not have permissions for \\cccc\ff"

I do not seem to understand sharing in either direction with a windows 8.1 pc. ... Read more

Answer:Can't share folders from or to my windows 8 pc.

Have you looked in to using homegroups?

How to create a homegroup:
Homegroup - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

Add computer or join homegroup:
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join - Windows 7 Help Forums
Sharing files and stop sharing within windows 8:
File Sharing - "Share with" & "Stop Sharing" in Windows 8

I would recommend using Homegroups if you are not already, have a ready through those tutorials and see if it helps.


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I have a laptop with win 7 Home premium 64 bit. it is a share (T with my desktop.

Here is a screenshot of the windows explorer from the laptop. The directory is


Here is the screen shot of Win Explorer on Desktop

note that the folder My Scans2 is missing on the desktop explorer.

interestingly, on the laptop, the CMD window does not display it, either.

I went to the file, opened properties, and guaranteed that it was not hidden.

Any ideas?

(Edited - as I look at the thumbnails, the left TN is from the laptop [My Scans2 is present], the right TN is from the desktop on share [My Scans2 is absent])

Answer:Cannot see all folders across network share

ARG This was a system folder that got renamed. So good old Win 7 shows the original name everywhere BUT on the Win Explorer page. Who thought this up?

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I have a 2 machine , peer to peer network running XP prof and Office Prof 2003 on both machines.I want to be able to use pop email on both systems and not have to worry about emails being split over 2 machines.also tasks and contacts would be useful to shareI have looked at a few programs on the web, but has anyone got any personal recommendationsCheersFragger

Answer:I want to share Outlook PST folders

refreshsomeone must know out there!!

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I've got a networking problem here. My main computer (PC1) shared a folder called "shared$." I tried to connect to that folder on my laptop (PC2) but I've got an error message "\\PC1\shared$" is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource... contact administrator... bla bla.. Logon failure: user account restriction. Possible reasons are blank passwords not allowed, logon hour restrictions, or a policy restriction has been enforced."

I'm not connected to any domain, but all my PCs are on the same workgroup named "WORKGROUP." When I tried to browse the Microsoft Windows Network->WORKGROUP folder from PC2, I can see PC1 in the list, but the same error pops up when I tried to browse PC1. However, I can browse PC1 without any problems from PC1 itself.

Does anyone know how I can allow PC2 to access PC1 again? Both are using Windows XP w/ ZoneAlarm settings switched to "Low (Off)"

Answer:Windows XP Pro: Can't share folders

try going to network places, network connections, properties and selecting 'File and printer sharing for microsoft networks' i had the same problem and i did that. it worked.

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lets say i have two pcs A and B. workgroup and etc configured.

is it possible to share a folder in B with the user \A\User3 only?!

i'm going crazy but can't find anything... thanks

Answer:share folders with one user only on another pc

tried a lot, never did something like this before, really unconfortable to set. i write there as my homework

two possibilities, pc discovering and file sharing have to be enabled...

- create a local account DUMMY (just saying), create a folder, give permissions to DUMMY only (and admins obv), share the folder, give your friend the password of DUMMY account to access the pc through network resources.
as the folder is accessible by DUMMY account only and, then, by people having DUMMY's password you get what you want. this method is exposed to unwanted accesses if you use same account and pwds on your pcs for whatever reason...

- create a homegroup, use the sharing pane to select the microsoft account you want to exclusive share with.
this is a one click work, but ms account can be limiting

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When trying to browse my shares from my TV the options come up just as they did on Win 7 ie. all videos, folders, ratings etc. or with music: album artist, Album, all artist, folders etc. But when I click on the folders tab I only get one folder either videos or music with all the videos or all the music in there with no organization as if I chose all videos or all music. In windows 7 when I chose the folders tab I would get the actual folders in my library. Does this happen to anyone else and is there a fix for this?

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I am using a home network for 3 PCs
My PC runs XP Home edition
The others run 98ME
from explorer on the 98me machines I can select drives or folders for sharing
on the xp machine I can only select folders for sharing
This is because the drive properties have no sharing tab. The folder properties do have a sharing tab.
Can anyone help please

Answer:Can share folders but not drives in XP

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lets say i have two pcs A and B. workgroup and etc configured.

is it possible to share a folder in B with the user \A\User3 only?!

i'm going crazy but can't find anything... thanks

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My home TV service (AT&T U-Verse) allows for the playing of songs from a networked PC, over the TV and thus over the TV's sound surround speakers. For this to work, I need to allow all of my music folders/files to be shared. My music collection is housed in Itunes, which creates a folder for each artist, and sub folders for each album. I have about 4,000 songs, and 385 artists. "Beneath" these 385 folders for the artists, there is approximately another 700-800 sub folders. All of these folders/files are "not shared".

My question: How can I change all of the folders & files to "shared" WITHOUT having to do each one individually?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Share Permissions For Folders

Share the containing folder instead of creating a gazillion individual subfolder shares. In other words, share "Music" instead of separately sharing "Music\Aardvark", "Music\ACDC"... "Music\ZZTop".

Creating hundreds or thousands of shares has negative effects on performance (because it chews precious and limited kernel resources) and security (because each of the shares has to be administered).

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I windows vista i to able to show and see all share folders....but in windows 7 i don't see any option to see and verify which folders are shared ...


Answer:How show share folders

In Pro or Ultimate you can right click "my computer" and click "manage" then under "shares" you can see all shares.

In Home Premium, I am still looking for a good way to see shared folders too.

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I have two computers, one running Win 7 and the other runs XP Pro. I have been able to set up sharing of specific folders on both computers, without any problem. If I try to share a folder that is on the Desktop of the Win 7 system, the properties of the folder show that it is shared. However, on the Win 7 computer, when I click on Network and then the Win 7 computer, it does not show up as a shared folder. As a result, the folder is not accessible on the network. If I move the folder to C:\ on the Win 7 system, I can set it up as a shared folder, and it is accessible on the network.

This seems to be a new problem, and I cannot fathom what I could have changed to create this. Any ideas as to how to fix it?


Answer:Can't share desktop folders in Win 7

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This just recently developed - before this afternoon I shared files flawlessly.Tonight I downloaded a song with one computer that had no speakers so I tried to transfer it by file sharing to another machine that has speakers.  In fact, I tried 3 different computers.  Each time I get a message called Error copying File or Folder and the message says: Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use. As far as I can tell, it is not in use, and the disks on all 3 machines are not full, or even close to being full. Why can't I share files tonight when I've been sharing just fine before this afternoon?  Sandy    

Answer:cannot share folders btw XP machines

Check if the song files is being open somewhere els - so close all application that is opening the song files

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i am not able to share any of by folders or libraries, as there is no option what so ever in either the context menu or the navigation/menu bar

i checked the entry for this in shellx menu of registry and it is there but not visible else where

is it due to some service turned off??

Answer:cannot share folders/libraries

In Services, it's called 'server' it started and set to automatic?

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Hi to all

I don’t how to ask this or to explain it, but I will try my best to do so.
Just want to give you as much information as possible, hope I don’t confuse you.
I have a Server 2003 domain, and all the computers on the local network have WinXp Pro SP2. The company is divided into to buildings the “finance building” and “consultants building”.
The finance building: The Server2003 with a 16port switch, a Planet Access Point, an ADSL internet router. The Server2003, Planet Access Point is connected with CAT5 to the 16port switch and the ADSL router is connected to the Server2003 for internet. So the computer’s that is in the finance building connects wireless to the Planet Access Point (1). From this 16port switch is a CAT5 cable to the consultants building. The consultant’s building has a 4port switch that connects the CAT5 cable coming from the finance building. The 4port switch then connects to another Planet Access Point (2). Computers in the consulting building connect to the Planet Access Point (2).

I hope that explains the lay out of the network for you, and that you are not confused.

Now to where I actually want to be. The computers in the consultants building can only browse the network to folders that are sync with the user computer and the server. The computer can browse the domain network see all the computers on the network but can only see the sync folder on the Server2003 and not the rest of the shared folders. This happens intermittently.
Now t... Read more

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When I try connecting my PC to my cable modem via Ethernet cable there is no internet access, but it does say its connected ( windows xp and 7...2 different PCs). But when I plug in my wireless router directly to the cable modem, I get internet access, what gives? I did reset everything and this problem still occurs. I'm not a total noob when it comes to networking, but this is baffling! I did troubleshooting over the internet, no help at all

(btw for folks who know about ps3...When my ps3 is directly connected to the cable modem I get NAT type 1, and online play works flawless. yet why wouldn't doesn't the internet work on my pc?)

Answer:cable modem to pc, no good...modem to router to pc

Brand and model of the cable modem?

For "my PC" connected to the modem please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I am trying to install a new ethernet modem/router to replace my speedtouch usb modem given to me by Orange.

However when I power down unplug the old usb modem and plug in the new ethernet modem/router nothing happens. I have gone to network connections and clicked on LAN and clicked obtain an IP address automatically. Within network connections I also have the Orange connection which I have also tried doing it on.

Am I being completely stupid here? Can I not use the new modem/router that doesn't belong to Orange?

The modem/router I have is a D-Link G624T.

If someone could give me some advice I would appreciate it.


PS I have also tried using the IP gateway thing and it just says the page cannot be displayed...

Answer:How do I change modems?? USB modem to an ethernet modem/router??

Do you have a user name/password for that account? You normally have to program the WAN section of the modem/router with that information to get a connection.

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Can someone please help me ~...Ive got a Linksys WAG54G v2 ADSL modem router that I have been using for the past year or so with an ADSL service provider. I have now changed my service provider to Cable and was wondering if I can use the Linksys with this. If I can, what do I need to do?

Answer:Use ADSL wireless modem router with cable modem

There are just a few ADSL modem/routers that can accept an external ADSL modem via a USB port, but even fewer that can accept a Cable modem through an RJ45 port - the encapsulation has a big influence. To my knowledge, the Linksys models are not capable of it (although your model number is not clear - do you mean the WAG54GS or the WAG354G?)Prerequisites include the ability to switch any one RJ45 port to a modem port, the ability to disable/bypass the internal ADSL modem either manually or automatically and the ability to accept a PPPoE modem signal.

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I have a Netgear DGN2200 (N300 Wireless ASDL + Modem Router) that I got from Goodwill. There is no WAN port behind the router... only LAN ports I see. How do I setup my Arris Cable modem to this Netgear Modem Router? I need help PLEASE!

Link to Netgear DGN2200:

Link to Arris Cable Modem (PDF):

Answer:Netgear Modem Router & Arris Cable Modem

if its ADSL you cannot use it as a router on a cable modem, its designed to connect to the telephone line and has a modem within the device

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i connect to internet on my laptop through my my USB wireless broadband modem,now i want to connect it with my home desktop for internet sharing.
i use windows vita basic home on laptop and windows xp on desktop,

Please advise..
Thanks n regards

Answer:how do i share my usb modem with desktop

your usb is probably described as a network device in your My Network. Just right click it, go to advanced and "allow other computers to connect to the internet through this device". (Share it)

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HI everyone
I have a question about sharing my Internet
OK my internet provider sends me some analogue signals,my modems gets them,converts them to digital signals and then,sends this Connection to where it should go (I mean I can use this connection using e.g wi-fi)

I have a vpn connection.I wanna use it on my mobile.My mobile doesn't support vpn configuration.So somehow I should send the vpn connection from my pc and modem

How can I share the intenet I am using in my pc using my WI-FI modem?

thanks a lot

Answer:How to share the internet using a WI-FI modem

Hi, unless your mobile supports vpn then i am sure its not possible, as the vpn is created by the device(laptop/pc) you are using then sent out via the browser, My HTC desire has a vpn option, but my sony ericsson doesn't.
One thought though It may be possible if you use the PC as the main connection so instead of connecting direct to router from the mobile you get a wifi card for the Pc then connect to that from your mobile.


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i am trying to find a device that will allow my to split my one phone line and hook it to my fax machine and modem on my pc. i want to be able to accept INCOMMING connections to my computer via the modem. i tried the catch-a-call gold. it is supposed to diferentiate between faxes and other phone calls, but all of the fax calls ended up going to the modem. does anyone know of a way i can do this?

Answer:how to share one line with fax and modem ?

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Hey guys, can a DSL and a Modem share the same phone outlet? And if so How?

Answer:Can DSL and a Modem share the same oultlet?

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I've got a XP file-sharing connection but I want to share Internet access aswell. Is it possible to share my usb modem so that both my pc's can access the Internet?

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I've got a XP file-sharing connection but I want to share Internet access aswell. Is it possible to share my usb modem so that both my pc's can access the Internet?

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Hello there,
I know that probably this question has been posted a lot of time, but I cannot find a working answer so I am here to ask again, don't kill me for this, it is simply not working for me

So, I have this PC with Windows 7 on it.
I have a partitions (but I've tried with a single folder and it is not working too) that I want to share over my home network but just for specified users (not Everyone). The network consists of 3 PC:

PC1 - The one with the partition I want to share
PC2 - The one that must access the partition
PC3 - It should have no access to the partition (not see it at all would be great).

So on PC1 I share the partition and set access to EVERYONE. I can access the partition with both PC2 and PC3. So the network is working but this is not what I was looking for.
So, googling, I've read that I'm not on a domain so I can't specify a user on another PC for accessing the partiton and I have to use an alternative method: on PC1 I have to create a user that has the same name and password of the user on PC2. So I did: I created a user "monkey" with password "monkey" on PC1 and on PC2. I've deleted EVERYONE and put just monkey among users that can access the partition. I log on on PC2 with monkey, I see the partition in network resources but when I try to access it says that I have no permissions to do it.
So... how to solve it???
I've passed the last 2 days trying to do it, but I can't...
Thanks in advance!

Answer:How to share folders or partitions with specified users

The PC1 and PC2 both need to be Windows 7 or 8 machines for this to work.

You would need to make sure that the C:>Users folder is shared out through the Sharing tab which is the default settings and all machines.

Assuming PC1 and PC2 are Windows 7 machines, you would set up a Homegroup between those two machines. Those two machines will now have exclusive access to each other files and folders while the third machine, which is not included in the Homegroup, will have no access to either of those two machines because of the Homegroup you just set up.

Setting up a Homegroup creates a virtual firewall between the Homegroup machines and the other machines which aren't included in the Homegroup. This firewall works even if sharing is enabled.

You can also share a folder with the PC3 machine by using the Homegroup "Share With" feature, selecting Everyone will allow machines which are outside the Homegroup to have access but only to that folder.

This is exactly why Homegroups was created by Microsoft in the first place, it's not just for sharing Library's like everyone's thinks.

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Hi there, I'm using a Netgear DG834GT modem/router/gateway thingy at home. So far 2x computers (main computer being wired) and the one upstairs operating wirelessly.The one upstairs (XP Home) can access the net via the router fine, and when I go into Network Neighbourhood, I can see all the shared folders and drives on my main PC downstairs (XP Home also).Now, for some reason, when I'm upstairs I can access a couple of the displayed shared folders, but not all.Any ideas why this would be?Also, from my downstairs PC, I can't see the upstairs one at all. Both in the same workgroup. I just get a message saying "Mshome 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 permissions.The network path was not found"I've turned the windows firewall off BOTH PC's, and have temporarily disabled my 'proper' Firewalls too, until I get this sorted.The computer upstairs IS set up to share, and this whole thing is confusing me.I'm sure I'm not THAT thick, and I'm sure it shouldn't ever be this hard to set up a simple file sharing home network!Any ideas?

Answer:Some Folders Will Share, some wont :( Ideas?!

Have you installed SP2? If so, its firewall has a habit of kicking in if you disable a free-standing firewall. Make sure both are disabled.Once the network is established, you can reset the firewalls.

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I feel like this should be like falling out of bed!

I have two desktops hardwired to an Actiontec router and two laptops wifi-connected. All machines are 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium except one laptop that is 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.

One of the two desktops is connected to an old HP LaserJet 3015 AIO (not to be confused with an equally old HP Business LaserJet 3015, which is an absolutely different kind of printer).

I cannot share folders or a printer amongst the four machines.

Please let me know how I can help you help me.



Answer:Cannot share folders or a printer amongst four Win 7 machines

The computer that the printer is connected to has to have the drivers installed. Can you print using that computer? I don't know what you have tried or how you have set it up but try these guides. Also for the computer with the printer you will want to go into the router's setting and reserve an ipaddress for that computer. See your router's documentation on how to do that.

Share a printer - Windows Help
How to share a printer with the network in Windows

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I have a small problem browsing my own shared folders. That is, accessing the folders through Network in Windows Explorer.

I can access folders on other computers (and they can access mine) in the Network but not my own. Windows hangs forever and gives me an error that I cannot access that folder.

Also, I cannot access my own public IP address when on that very samme IP. These issues may be related to the extent that I cannot access localhost when I'm on that host.

So, I can browse the folders on the local drive (e.g. C:\NAME\SHAREDFOLDER) but not through \\[LOCALCOMPUTERNAME]\SHARE ...

This issue cannot be reproduced on the other computers in the Network.

Any ideas?


Answer:Cannot access own folders through network share...

You normally cant access your internet ip from within you local network as you using NAT how do you connect to the network cable or wireless. Its not clear what your trying to do your logged in to your own pc and trying to access your own shares is that correct? can you ping localhost or ?

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Hi all, hope someone can help me with this. When I made a new user account in Windows XP, to enable me to use a limited account for extra security (as I'm on broadband & constantly connected to the Internet), it asked if I wanted to share my Administrator's folders with other users and I clicked no. I didn't mean to do this and now I can't access some of my folders or make new subfolders under certain folders.
Please can someone tell me how to allow the Administrator's folders to be shared with other users.
Also, when I made the new limited user account, Windows Installer kept trying to install MS Office 2003 but couldn't because it couldn't find a file, I think it was something like Office 2003 is already loaded & working in the Administrator's account but I haven't got the disc anymore so can't put it in for installer to find the file and I don't think it should be trying to re-load it again anyway, should it? Any ideas?
Thanks in anticipation

Answer:Solved: How can I share Administrator folders?

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I can share teh whole my documents folder but not sub folders in it, if i click on a sub folder, i dont even get teh sharing tab! what shall i do?

Im running Windows XP Professional Edition SP2 (Corporate)

This is really strange.

Answer:Cannot share sub folders in My Documents, strange!

MaXimus666 said:

hello?Click to expand...

Give people a chance to wake up maybe?

No need to share subfolders again and make repeated shares. Just go to advanced button on the permissions tab...replace permissions on child objects after reviewing the settings in the window.

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