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FrankL

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I have two Dell PC's with XP Pro SP2 installed on each and an Ethernet link between the two, via a hub.

The problem I am having is that, when I try to map the "Program Files" folder on one PC, from the other, I get an "Access Denied" message.

This is a real pain as I want to share data in an application on one PC from another but cannot map the drive.

Any help much appreciated.

Regards, Frank
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have you shared that folder and given the neccessary network privelages?
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have you shared that folder and given the neccessary network privelages?


When I try to share the "Program Files" folder, the sharing options are greyed out! I don't know why!! :tazz: :)
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hmm..interesting...are you logged on as administrator? is it possible in the program in question to set a different than default location for it to save the data that you're wanting to share?
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I'm grateful to you Dysnette for sticking with me - I'm logged on as "Computer Administrator" in the User Accounts settings. I guess this is what you mean.

I suppose I can de-install and re-install my application outside "Program Files" and the map it. But I can't understand why I am not able to share and map it where it is!!!! :tazz:
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I have subsequently found a Microsoft article that states with XP Pro SP2, "Program Files" & "My Documents" cannot be shared. I have no idea why MS have done this! :tazz:

Strangely however, sub-folder below Program Files can be shared and then the path to that sub-folder can be entered manually to map it as a drive. :)
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I'm not even sure what your trying to accomplish ... is your intent to "copy" programs from one PC to another?

That is not likely to work with most programs
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My intent is to have an application on one machine use the data on another.

Using the manual method described, I have been able to accomplish this and the performance is better for sharing the load between two machines.

Thanks.
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If you don't mind me asking, what program? Programs should not, as a rule, place data in c:\program files\{program name}

It's bad habit/practice

games do, but they are getting away from it (thank goodness)

Placing data in c:\program files makes backup a pain in the butt
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SAGE Accounts Line 50.

It installs to Program files with a sub-folder called ACCDATA, which contains the database.

Goldmine also installs to Program files with the database also in a sub-folder called GMBASE - but I actually moved the data for this application outside Program Files.

These two applications are certainly not from 'micky mouse' outfits but that's what they do.

Regards, Frank :tazz:
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