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Cannot see other users files/documents on shared computer?.

Q: Cannot see other users files/documents on shared computer?.

My OS is Windows XP Home Edition SP3 and up to date. I share this PC with my daughter who normally has a limited account while mine is the administrator account. For some strange reason while uninstalling/reinstalling my Firewall, on reboot I have lost the Windows starting, Log-On, Log-off and Recycle bin sounds. All my other video / audio sounds are working perfectly and it isn't a fault with the soundcard.
In Sounds and Audio Devices>Sounds, I have the appropriate sounds when I test them but the ones mentioned above are not working on my account. I checked my daughters account and they are all working there so thinking it was a corrupt account problem I decided to open a new account and transfer all my files to it before deleting my old account on completion.
First I changed my daughters account to administrator then following the tutorial I downloaded from here one time I opened a new account. I then entered my daughters "now administrative" account, ticked the two boxes and applied to show hidden folders and then I have to copy and paste the files and subfiles from my old account to my new account but cannot as I cannot see the folder for my account. I can see my daughters account folder as well as the shared and new account folders but not my present account folder.
I have a vague memory of making my account folders private once but cannot remember what i did, so cannot undo it. I have googled the problem but did not find a solution, so hopefully I can find one here. I thought that by giving my daughters account administrative rights I would then see it but apparently not. Does anybody know where I am going wrong and offer a solution?.

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A: Cannot see other users files/documents on shared computer?.

Access hidden admin. accounthttp://windowsxp.mvps.org/admins.htmNot sure if this will help at all

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I work for a firm where we are heavily reliant on an Excel Shared Workbook.
We've always had problems with it, but have managed to fix these issues by using the Computer Management tool to remove users who are locking the file.

Recently however, the Computer Management isn't displaying users correctly.
For example, this morning I went to Computer Management > Shared Folders > Open Files to check who was locking the file and it only displayed one user. I looked around the office and could see at least another 5 people with this file open, including
myself, however our names were not displaying in the Open Files screen.

Can anyone help me understand why the Computer Management has stopped showing all of the users connected to the file?


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Hi there,
After (actually before) some malware attacks and help from nasdaq in this thread, I got an issue in My Computer.
I can't see the "User's Documents" and "Shared Documents" under Files Stored on This Computer.
I looked into almost every solution given on the web and nothing seems to help.
- Windows is clean from malwares etc. See here.
- Tried these:
this workaround:
(actually the same:)
this whole thread:
Any ideas?

A:No "User's Documents" and "Shared Documents" under My Computer

Probably (IMO) a case of damaged files.
I would try running the sfc /scannow command.
How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ht/sfc-scannow.htm

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I want to be able to share Administrator documents and files with user acoounts on the same computer.... without having access to the internet.

I only have one computer. But I have 7 different user accounts on that one computer. I want each of my users to have access to the Administrators documents (files and folders etc)

I went to Administrator Documents, then I Right clicked on a folder, then I clicked on Share With>specific people> I click on the user account and then I get a box saying my folder was succcessfully shared, and now I need to email a link to the specific user account.

I do all this and then switch user. I go to the users email and try to click on the link and it wont click. I try to copy and paste into the users documents, but it will not copy and paste.

I go to the user's Documents and try to see if there is a link there....but nothing is there.

What am I doing wrong?

A:one computer, 7 users accounts need to share admin documents

I looked thru HELP, but I have only a single computer. I am not trying to interact with other computers, so I cant belong to a domain, workgroup or homegroup, because all these seem to involve multiple computers.

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Hi, if anyone could help me with this, it would be great!

All of a sudden when I try to open my C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents folder, it says "access denied"

running xp home sp2.

any suggestions?

oh, I did a google for solutions and various pages often suggested I turn off simple file sharing, but the option is non existant under my file/view menu...

A:Access Denied to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

It sounds to me as though the administrator has made that directory path private. Are you the admin, and if so, are you logged into a user account with admin rights? If all else fails, reboot and log into the Administrator account and go to the control panel/users and change your preferred account status. While you're there, unlock the problem path to allow all users to view.

Good Luck!

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The general method to change ownership is not working
Please suggest some other method

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I am running Windows 7 on my notebook, as the owner and admin.....
I try to access this folder, and I cannot...in fact it appears as a shortcut rather than a folder...i have run antivirus, and malware, found nothing....
tried to change the security....all users has rights to it, the admin does not and cannot be changed....any ideas?

A:C:\Documents and Settings\all users\documents DENIED!!!

It looks like one of the junction points that provides some backwards compatibility and which shows when unhiding files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View. There is no Documents and Settings folder in Win7, except as a junction point.

Read more about junction points here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...=vs.85%29.aspx

In Win7 Documents is under All Users>[User Name]>Documents. Perhaps you should hide Hidden and System Files again to see only the WIn7 folders you need.

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hey helpers,

I am having problems with my shared folders. I have 2 XP computers networked. I can see the shared folders on one computer, but not the other. I have absolutely no idea how to go about it. Any ideas? Sorry for the lack of detail...



A:Can see shared files on one computer, but not other.

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In our office, we have multiple computers on one network, however, one needs to be taken off. How do I keep the other computers from seeing these files, and keep them on my computer. I am running XP on the home computer.
We have 4 computers-
The admin,
and 3 others. The admin was set up to save its files on a wireless network, not sure why. However, the files on admin are confidential and are currently available for anyone to see on the otehr computers by going to Network Places: Admin. (it is like a shared folder). I need to get them pass word locked, or taken off completely, while keeping them on the admin computer.

A:How do i take my computer and files off the shared network??

have you turned off sharing on the admin PC ?
what windows version

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Hi all, this is my first thread here. May be a little n00bish but here goes.

Ive dealt with almost every problem Ive had with my comp but this one has me stumped. I just tried to install a program and cant because the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents folder denies me access. I have administrator rights and all that guff and it annoys me horribly the thought I dont have access everywhere on my computer. Ive been though the folder properties and attributes, and cant change much at all. I dont ever remember not having access to this folder before.

Please help...

A:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

The software I am trying to install is genuine. Bought it today. Is a game called fear. What its trying to do is create a profile folder in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents folder I believe but cant because of this access problem.

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I currently have a workgroup set up with a server (running Server 2008) and 4 identical (literally) computers. Each computer has certain shared files. There is no problem seeing or accessing the files on these computers.

I am trying to add a fifth computer to the workgroup. I have added the new computer and can see the other 4 computers. However, every time I try to access any of the other 4 computers on the workgroup, I am asked for my network username and password. It doesn't matter what I put for the username and password - nothing works. It continues to say "Logon failure: unknown username or bad password".

Any assistance to get around this issue would be appreciated.

A:Accessing Workgroup Computer Shared Files

Are the time/date settings set correctly on this new machine? You might want to check the bios clock on the new machine as well.

Does this machine have it's own PC name which is different than the other machines in your LAN?

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Hi all,

I have a curious problem on my home network at the moment which means I can access the shared files and ping using the ip address, but not the computer name, of a xp computer. I found lots of other people who had this problem and they fixed it with a few commands at command prompt, but that didn't work for me.

Here is the setup:
1 XP computer - no problems accessing other computer using computer name
1 Vista laptop - where all the problems are
and a router

I have static ips for both computers and I have the dns set up correctly.

Of course as all my music and files are on the other computer, and all the programs are looking for \\computername not \\ipaddress, so the programs are complaining that they can't find anything

Here is an ipconfig /all

C:\Users\Andy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Andys-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-98-F7-51
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2d76:7bc0:755e:f934%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Solved: Can access shared files and ping using ip, but not computer name

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I have three computers on a network, 2 desktops, 1 laptop. All have XPHome, NIS2007 and SpySweeper installed. All three are networked through a wireless router. All can connect to the internet and all can be seen in My Network Places (all shared files for all 3 computers). The issue is I can't access the shared files on the laptop from either of the two desktops. However, all the shared files on the two desktops can be accessed from any of the other computers. Only the laptop's shared files can't be accessed.

I checked Norton's firewall settings on each computer, esp the laptop, and they all should be accessible from either computer. I even turned the firewall off on the laptop and still couldn't access the files from the other computers. I even added an advanced setting on the laptop's firewall to allow specific IP address computers (the two desktops) access to any files, still no go.

The router shows all three computers on the network being connected.


A:Solved: Can't access shared files on a networked computer

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Just hooked a third computer up to my wireless network. It is running xp home. I can access the internet but not the shared files of the other comuters. When I click on my network places, nothing shows up. The other computers are able to access eachothers files with no problems. Can anyone help??

A:one computer on network cant access other computers shared files

Have you tried Right clicking on the file in question or drive (C:\ i'm guessing) select 'Sharing and Security' ,and check the box in the sharing tab that says, 'Share this folder on the network'? Hope that made sense?

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And no amount of free-to-use scanning I have done thus far detected a virus.

Whatever virus this is, it seems to effect the amount of memory I can use slowing down my computer and causing me crashes in Team Fortress 2.

It also disabled my sound driver.

It has yet to do anything more than annoy me from what I can tell, and it may yet be a hacker.

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After installing XP there are several new folders that popped up. I have no idea where they came from --- but they are very confusing. The folder names are:

(1) Shared Documents
(2) Documents and Settings
(3) Urich's Documents (Urich is my name)

Any help to end this confusion much appreciated,


A:Shared Documents

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i have a small problem and seeking advice for it.

Users are logged in through the domain, but when they try to access a mapped network drive that is of a shared folder on an XP Pro machine, it asks the user to login, suddenly this has happened, before it wouldn't ask unless logged in as an administrator.

Also: when logged in through the domain and attempting to access the main shared drive (\\server2) it asks to login but the username is secured as "Guest" which cannot be changed as it's grey and unremoveable, thus not able to view any resources on server2.

server2 is Windows Server 2003 Entp Edition.
xp pro machine sharing folder is known as server1.

any advice would be much appreciated!
thanks guys and girls!

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My other documents folder also get deleted. In Windows XP, there's 2 documents folders. Shared Documents and [Name's]Folder. When I use the method to delete the Shared Documents in the Registry Editor, it deletes both of my documents folders. I only want the Shared Documents folder gone, not my other one. I also tried the method to make a DWORD Value named NoSharedDocuments, but it didn't do anything at all. Any help?

A:After deleting Shared Documents...

Hi. . .

Welcome to TSF.

Please provide the path of the registry entry in question (e.g., HKLM_...).

regards. . .


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I have a home network with 6 machines. 2 have vista nd the rest have XP Pro. The latest machine to be added is running XP. When I try to access the shared documents form the other machines i get promted with a password screen. I dont even have a password to log onto this machine so i dont know what password it wants. How do i get rid of this so i dont need a password to access this machines shared documents?


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In the process of setting up a 20 computer closed network using a workgroup running xp-pro. All 20 show up in "Workgroup" and I can "click on" each computer and have access to shared folders on all but 3. On these 3, when I "clickon" the computer, a login window appears(which I don't want). I thought I had setup all the machine in the same fashion, but apparently I didn't. Is there a setting, checkbox or something that I'm missing? Thanks.

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I have a small issue, for some reason when I added a computer to my network something very strange has happened:
before: I could modify my spreadsheet and a shortcut was in my shared documents.. so computer #2 can VIEW it but not change it (unless its saved as another name)
NOW: everyone can view it, but I cant even change it ?!?!?
and when I try to delete it and 'start over' it says access is denied..but its MY document?

A:Shared Documents gone astray

uhmmm anyone have an idea of what is going on?
no doubt i need some lessons in file sharing and networking but i am trying

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Hi Guys,

We have about 4 Computers on the Network operating on Windows XP and
mostly all the Documents are shared on the Network with each Other. However, there
is a Problem, when we try to Open a Shared document existing on another Computer
and save the Document, it says as read Only.

When we open the Properties and remove the Read Only Mark, it still does nothing much
to saving the document with the new Changes to the document.

Kindly let me know, whether there is anything else that we need to do, so that all those
using shared documents have to do, so that they can make addins to docs and save it
on the network itself.

Your Advice would be much appreciated. Thanks

Best Regards

A:Solved: Shared Documents !!!

Make sure in the sharing settings for all machines that the box 'allow network users to change my files' setting is checked.

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Hi...I'm new and I have a problem with my Shared Documents. All that's in my SD are video clips and music files: I wanted to view them by year, so I right-clicked and clicked on "organize by...year." Then, all of a sudden, all that appears instead of my SD is a flashlight over a closed folder. I can still drag and drop files into it, but nothing appears except that flashlight...Please help!

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I have lost my Shared Documents! All I have now is a list of users and where the Shared Documents should be is a folder called just 'Documents'. When I attempt to open the folder, I get the message c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is not accessable. Access is Denied. Im sure its XP trying to be helpful but its really annoying!

Earlier I tried to install a USB wireless network adaptor but it didnt work so I uninstalled it. It did not uninstall properly and I now have a Network Bridge and LAN symbol in the lower right hand tray. I do not have a network at home but was just trying to install wireless in my flat with a view to then buying a laptop for 'on the move' browsing. I do have multiple users on the PC as keep all my mp3s there so everyone can listen.

Can anyone help me recover this??!!

A:Ive lost me Shared Documents!

Welcome to TSG....

If you have lost your shared folders and you had no backup made of the data you have to have there might not be a way of getting the data back.

Try this program and install it on a floppy disk or a cd-r and run from there do not install to the hard drive you might overwrite the missing files.

Restore files which are deleted by mistake from the recycle bin or deleted while holding down the Shift key. Freeware : A resource of all free software.

I would stay away from doing a system restore right now as this will overwrite any deleted files that are still there.

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My folder "public documents" is just to share with administrators and the owner. It is not possible to add ?everyone?. If I try to add ?Everyone? a window opens: The folder can not be shared. That's the problem!
For all other folders in the directory ?Public? it is possible to give full access for administrators, owners and everyone.
Accordingly, the folder "Public Documents" is shown in on the own computer but not on other computers in the network.
What is the reason an what have I to do, to share the folder ?Documents? = Public Documents? with full access to Everyone?
Thank you for explanations and advices how I can solve the problem.

A:Public Documents can not be shared

Try this, open the Network and Sharing Center and then go to Advanced sharing options. Under Public Folder Sharing select "Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in Public folders".

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I hope this is a quick one. I have found lots of references on the internet to removing the 'Shared Documents' folder from 'My Computer' but my problem is that it has disappeared and i want it back !

By the way my OS is Windows XP and I think it disappeared after finally getting my LAN sorted.

A:'Shared Documents' <-- Gone byby, please help

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Hello everyone,

I'm using a laptop (with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed) as a DVR and media streamer to all other devices in the house.
My TV recordings are recorded into a temporary folder and when the recording is finished the program moves the files into the My Videos folder.

The My Videos folder is shared so we can watch the recordings from the Xbox downstairs or other Windows 7 devices in the house.
This worked pretty well in the past but for some reason new recordings (or downloads) aren't shared by default anymore. All files have a small lock icon (shared with nobody) and I have to manually share new files within an already shared folder.

This is pretty annoying and takes away the convenience.

I would appreciate any tip to fix this problem to have all files in the shared folder(s) shared by default.

Thanks in advance!

A:New files aren't shared in shared folder

It's easy once you know how, just right click the C:/Video's folder and choose properties, Security tab then Advanced button, then just put a check mark where it says "Replace all Child Object Permission Entries with Inheritable Permissions Entries from this Object, then hit Apply, OK....this will fix the problem you described.

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I have folder on server that is used from clients application to read content of that folder!
So folder need to be shared, but also I need to specified users for that folder!

How can I specified user for this folder, for example if I have client user with name John how I can set that only that user can open this folder?

Many thanks!

A:Shared folder users!

This tutorial will help you figure that out. You can set permissions for individual users along the way.


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I have a desktop running Windows 7, on which drive D is my all-purpose storage array. I also have a laptop running Windows 10 where I do most of my work.

I have the D drive on the desktop set up as a shared folder. When I go into the Permissions/Users settings on the sharing screen, it only gives the option for "Everyone," which seems insecure. I have it set up so that you have to enter the username and password for my desktop to access the folder, but is it possible to have it so that my desktop will only accept connections from my laptop through the Users screen?

A:Users on shared drive

Right click the D: drive and choose Sharing/Advanced Sharing click the Advanced Sharing button, click the Permissions button. click the Add Button. Under the Enter the object name to select. Type the user name whom you want to access this drive. Click the Check Names button, click OK, choose the permission level for this user Click Apply and OK.

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I have a desktop running Windows 7, on which drive D is my all-purpose storage array. I also have a laptop running Windows 10 where I do most of my work.

I have the D drive on the desktop set up as a shared folder. When I go into the Permissions/Users settings on the sharing screen, it only gives the option for "Everyone," which seems insecure. I have it set up so that you have to enter the username and password for my desktop to access the folder, but is it possible to have it so that my desktop will only accept connections from my laptop through the Users screen?

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I find my users folder shared sometimes when i go into my root drive. I promptly unshare it and it stays that way for a little while before sharing itself again. is there any know reason for this? I admin quite a bundle of computers for my friends and family and i have noticed that some of their machines will, as well, do this from time to time.

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In W2K, I created a shared folder. What's the max number of users that can connect to it concurrently? Is there a way to override this number?

A:Shared Folders / Max Users

10 and no, unless you buy server software.

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I would like to move the Shared Documents folder to another directory. Tweak UI and direct Shell Folder registry editing were unsuccessful. I've successfully moved virtually every other shell folder with no problems, but this one just won't budge. TIA.

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I am running Windows XP Home Ed. Today, my Shared Documents folder disappeared from the "other places" box along with all the family photos. It doesn't show up in a folder search, or by a file name search. It is not in the recylce bin. Also, access to C:/documents and settings/all users. is being denied. I have a cable (not wireless) network to another computer. I also noticed that the the My Documents icon on the desktop had the sharing hand underneath it this am. but I don't think I ever made it a shared document.

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I set up a general account for myself for when on the internet, etc. for added protection. I went through all the steps it said to share the files (documents and pictures in my folders between the general and administrative account - but when I go back to the general account they're not there and I really don't want to load twice. I can't seem to find out how to access them once I've made them shared.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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Hello Sir,
I login as the administrator account and i wanna have access to pc1 shared documents to be printed.
my login pc is WIN/XP service pack 1 .
i've already shared the document in pc1.
its WIN/XP service pack 1 .
the ping statistics is excellent.
the file and print services pc1 has already started.
its the workgroup environment.
but the following error occurs when i made access to pc1 shared documents.
SharedDocs is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resoure. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if uou have access permissions.
The network path was not found.

but its ok when i make access to pc2 and pc3 shared documents.

Hope u can help me with this,


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Was downloading from Limewire to my shared documents folder and now I can't access the folder as it keeps saying Windows Explorer is not responding. Ran Norton Antivirus scan, but when it reaches my shared documents folder it crashes too.I am a complete buffoon when it comes t computers so any advice would be greatly received.Thanks in anticipation.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 14:50:25, on 07/12/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC�... Read more

A:Can't Access Shared Documents Folder ?

Hi mathew1242 You got some infections there...Please don't use any P2P prgrams during the cleaning.Download HijackThis to your desktop from here Create a new folder for HijackThis and move HijackThis.exe into it. You may want to print out these instructions for reference, since you will have to restart your computer during the fix.Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeSave it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, then make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish. The fix will begin; follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.At the end of the fix, you may need to restart your computer again.Finally, please post a fresh HijackThis log, along with the contents of the logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txtDownload F-Secure Blacklight and save it to your desktop.Doubleclick blbeta.exe, accept the agreement, click Scan, then click NextYou'll see a list what have been found. A log will appear to your desktop, it is named fsbl.xxxxxxx.log (xxxxxxx will be random numbers).DON'T choose Rename if something was found!Post the contents of fsbl.xxxx.log to here (blacklight log from your desktop)

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I have recently tried to access my shared documents folder and it says: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is not accessible. Access is Denied. I have shortcuts created of my pictures and I am able to do what I want with them. I am running XP media center. How do I get into my Shared Documents folder?

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I've set the Shared Documents folder to be shared over a network on computer A, when I go to my Network Places on computer B the folder shows up twice. Documents on Computer A and SharDocuments on Computer A. Can I do something to have it only show one instance? XP-Pro. Thanks.

A:Sharing the Shared Documents folder

I believe that you are looking at two different folders, if you have logged in from Computer B as Administrator on Computer A. One is the My Documents folder and one is the Shared Documents folder. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...

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In Explorer I drug my Desktop folder (the one at the top of the tree) into my Shared Documents folder (I can only plead temporary insanity!!). System still runs, but very sluggishly and with many odd behaviors.

How can I remove the Desktop folder from the Shared Documents folder? I can move its contents, but can't move or delete the folder. My System Restore is not running, so that's out. I'd do almost anything to avoid reinstalling or repairing my OS. Is there some registry setting that would solve the problem? Or anything???

A:Desktop: How to remove from Shared Documents?

Try Unlocker. You'll be able to move, delete or rename your folder.

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In Explorer I drug my Desktop folder (the one at the top of the tree) into my Shared Documents folder (I can only plead temporary insanity!!). System still runs, but very sluggishly and with many odd behaviors.

How can I remove the Desktop folder from the Shared Documents folder? I can move its contents, but can't move or delete the folder. My System Restore is not running, so that's out. I'd do almost anything to avoid reinstalling or repairing my OS. Is there some registry setting that would solve the problem? Or anything???

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Discovered a new folder in "Shared Documents" folder under Windows XP Pro SP3>>>My Computer\Shared Documents\microsoft\IdentityCRL\production, and it's empty. Where did this come from? What program is this associated with and how should I handle this? Any reasonable advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

A:IdentityCRL in WinXP Pro Shared Documents

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...fe-bf423b944f16Appears to explain it, happy computing .Louis

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Somehow my "Shared Documents" Folder got renamed to "Documents" when setting up my wireless network. Now when I am unable to install some software because that file name is missing.
I am not able to rename the "Documents" folder because I get the error that it is a system folder and cannot be renamed. Please help.

A:Unable To Rename "Documents" Folder To Original Name "Shared Documents"

You can change the share name over the network. My machine does the same thing.

When you click 'Share this Folder over the network' you are given the option to name the share. It will warn you that if it is over 12 chars, then older machines on the network may not be able to see it etc etc. Ok this and then check that the shared documents folder appears as such on the machine you wish to access with.

Bear in mind you folder will be showing in your 'Network Folders' as 'Documents on {computername} ({computername}). Can you not just point to this folder on the second machine instead?


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We have Windows XP. And recently when I change the desktop background on one user, it changes it on all the users backgrounds. How do I fix this?

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Why the ?users? folder is shared automatically?

I didn?t shared the ?users? folder while it is shared automatically (attached)

What might be the issue here?

Thank you



A:Why the “users” folder is shared automatically?

Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN

Why the ?users? folder is shared automatically?

I didn?t shared the ?users? folder while it is shared automatically (attached)

What might be the issue here?

Thank you



Hi Jamal NUMAN,

Please check a similar post which should answer your query:

Why is the User folder shared when you share a folder?

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I have a user on Windows 7 Professional who is having problems with her Documents Folder. We are on a company network and we have her documents pointing to an X: drive that's been created for her on a server. When she logs into her laptop, she has some of her files not available to her. They have an X on them. Once she's been logged in for awhile, she gains access to these files. She is logging in with Cisco anywhere into our network as she works from home.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Users Shared Documtents Folder

If she goes directly into the program (Word?), then requests the file does it come up quickly there? Are the non X drive files, already on her computer?

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