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Accessing desktop files from my laptop


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joeme

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I recently bought a laptop computer with Windows XP Profecssional. I also have a desktop computer with Windows XP Home edition. I have installed a wireless router and have it up and running. I set it up so that only my laptop can access the network through the wireless connection.

I have shared my C: drive on the desktop over the router network. On my laptop I can access some of the files on m desktop but not all of them. I get the error message ACCESS DENIED. What needs to be done?

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might help if you told us what can and what cannot be accessed
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I was trying to access files on the desktop of the remote computer.

I read the document you sent me on another post. That document said "The Sharing option is not available for the Documents and Settings, Program Files, and Windows system folders. In addition, you cannot share folders in other users’ profiles." Since the desktop is in Documents and Settings, I moved the files from the desktop to the root directory. I can know access them.

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Edited by joeme, 13 May 2006 - 07:17 PM.

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