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techwiz18

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Hello,

I am having an issue with shared files on my networked Windows XP Professional systems. I am using simple file sharing on all the machines where files are being shared. Within the shared folders I have several music files which are unaccessible from other machines. Oddly, I am able to access about 90 percent of the files in a given folder; there are usually two or three songs which do not show up through the network. Additionally, all machines in question are using NTFS and are malware free. Let me know if additional information will be of use in exploring this issue.

Thank you for your time and efforts.

Sincerely,

Matt
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so, the few files are invisible to the other machines, not just inaccessible?

There was an update last year that caused this issue: kb885250

It is installed on all the machines?

What happens if you rename the file? Does it show up for the other machines?

At the time, of the issue, people were told to remove the above fix to resolve the problem and a hot fix would be available, but I can find no evidence of that hotfix ever being released. It is possible that removing the above fix and then revisiting windows update could resolve this issue
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Thank you very much. I found the update that you mentioned on all of the systems in question. I would have never suspected that this update was the root of my problems.
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so removing it solved the issue?
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Yes, removing the update solved the problem.
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