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GodofElectrons

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I have Windows XP Pro and I can't access the folder properties and the sharing and security. Is there a way to fix the problem without reformatting?
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Do you have admin rights?

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Yea, I have admin rights.
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http://support.micro...1&Product=winxp

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When I right click and try to click on properties I still don't get anything.

Edited by GodofElectrons, 05 February 2006 - 12:08 AM.

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I think I understand where the error is coming from....

Open MY COMPUTER > VIEW > scroll down...is simple file sharing checked?

If so, you do not have access to the sharing and security settings

Uncheck it...not sure i you need to reboot or not...
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Yea, its unchecked..I still don't get anything..
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wait a second....you mean it is there and youcannot access?

Please explain what you are doing and what errors occur
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Ok, I cannot access properties on folders and sharing and sercurity. The simple sharing is unchecked.
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are you an administrator.

I;m sorry I seem to be having a tough time following you...please explain things in as much detail as possible

How do you try, what steps...write them out....
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I'm the computer admin. When I right-click and select "Properties" or "Sharing and Security". I have already went into Folder Options and dechecked simple sharing.
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*bump* (Not sure if i'm allowed to do this[Couldn't find listed rules either])
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are you saying that in the menu that comes up when you right click a folder...that "properties" isn't listed as well as the sharing option? or are they listed in the menu...but you cannot select them? if it's the second scenario...what do you mean you can't select them...are they greyed out? do you get an error when you pick them from the menu?
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When I select them nothing shows up. I don't even recieve an error.
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log out...ctrl-alt-del twice

log in as THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT (not an account with administrator privilidges


USER : ADMINISTRATOR
PASSWORD : whatever

Does the problem recur in this account?
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