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Can access Vista shares from XP but not from Windows 7 (access denied)

Q: Can access Vista shares from XP but not from Windows 7 (access denied)

Hi, everyone,

I'm mostly a Linux guy these days, so I'm no longer clued up about even simple Windows issues. Bear with me.

I have one PC running Vista (home basic), one running XP (professional) and one running Windows 7 (home basic). There is a printer connected to the Vista box, which is shared.

On the XP box I can both see and use the printer on the Vista box (i.e. a "net view \\vistabox" shows the printer, and under "printers and faxes" I can install and use it).

On the Windows 7 box, however, I can see the Vista box (i.e. a "net view" shows it in the list of available PCs on the network) but a "net view \\vistabox" gives me an "access denied" error.

The Windows 7 machine has a password on it, the Vista and XP machines don't. All machines are on the same workgroup name (which is "WORKGROUP"). On the XP box I don't need a password to access the shared printer on the Vista machine; it just works.

Extensive Googling has failed to render enlightenment, nor has browsing this forum. I'm sure it has something to do with security and passwords, somewhere, somehow, but I have no idea in which direction to look for it, let alone fix it. I have also read some things about workgroups and homegroups not being the same in Windows 7, but I'm not sure if this is correct (and if so, relevant).

All suggestions on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated!

// FvW

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A: Can access Vista shares from XP but not from Windows 7 (access denied)

Welcome to the forums frankvw!

Try this: File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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Hi there,

New to the forums and in desparate need of help. I've recently made the move to 8 on my laptop and actually really like it. Now I've got an ubuntu 13.04 server with some samba shares set up that are completely visible on my win8 laptop but when I try to access them I get Access Denied and it asks for my credentials again. I'm 1000% sure the details are correct, and I'm also sure it's a client side issue. I say this because there are 2 other PC's in my household, a win7 laptop and win7 desktop, both of which can access the shares when supplying the same credentials I do for my win8 laptop.

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Samba Shares Access Denied

Originally Posted by kks69aus

Hi there,

New to the forums and in desparate need of help. I've recently made the move to 8 on my laptop and actually really like it. Now I've got an ubuntu 13.04 server with some samba shares set up that are completely visible on my win8 laptop but when I try to access them I get Access Denied and it asks for my credentials again. I'm 1000% sure the details are correct, and I'm also sure it's a client side issue. I say this because there are 2 other PC's in my household, a win7 laptop and win7 desktop, both of which can access the shares when supplying the same credentials I do for my win8 laptop.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Try making the following adjustments on the Windows 8 machine that needs to connect to the Samba share.

This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parameters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

Reboot all machines after making the adjustment.

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I was recently at my friend's business and they have a really scary scenario. First they are setup in a workgroup, not domain on XP. They share files not only through explorer but through programs like Quicken, Word, etc.

Normally there are 3 users on their businesses wireless network sharing files, such as financial data, personal information, and other extremely confidential stuff. Recently as an effect of the hurricane, they had many 'students' move into the location since they were all displaced. There are now 25 different users connected wirelessly, and they are all capable of viewing, modifying, deleting this confidential information.

I suggested encrypting the wireless network, blocking off access to the students, but they have had threats from students saying they will leave if they can't get online to do their studies. The company can't really afford that, and have already had some people reset the router physically. Still, that wouldn't solve the serious security issue here...

I thought about creating password protected folders, but for some reason I can't set that up in their XP.

I am capable of making a hidden share (after turning off simple file sharing), but whenever I mapped it on the other computers and tried to access it, I got the "Access Denied". However, regular shares such as the information we're trying to secure from everyone else opens up fine.

There must be some way to totally secure this financi... Read more

A:Hidden Shares mapped, Access Denied? In desperate need for admin help on security.

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Hi everyone!

I am new to this forum and I am not sure if this is the right area for my question.
I am in desperate need for help. Here's my situation:

I had a Windows XP laptop computer that finally "expired" on me. (Power unit problems among other ailments.) I finally had a friend take out the hard drive for me. I put the hard drive into a casing to make it as an external drive.

I now have a new laptop with Windows Vista. I am able to change ownership of the files in the "All users" and "(my name)" areas and copy them to another drive. My big problem is with the user designated as "owner". I utilize the same steps that I used with the other users' files with the files in the "owner" area but it keeps giving me the message "Access is denied".

Would anyone please help me? Thanks in advance.

A:Access Is Denied - XP files in Windows Vista

Try this link

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Hi , to use a shared folder in windows vista , it gives me the message : Destination Folder Access Denied You need permission to perform this action. I tried to resolve the issue by putting OFF the windows firewall, it will work fine in case of Desktop PC but in Laptop, it showing me the message as mentioned above although both machine have windows vista Operating system with Service Pack1. Please do the needful at the earliest.

A:Folder Access Denied in Windows Vista

Hi and Welcome...

I understand the access-denied message, but am not following you on the shared folder. Are you attempting access to your own Public folder or ?

Regards. . .



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Hi all,

Before describing my problem, apologies for creating a new thread as I know this has been discussed before on this forum and on others. However, I've been searching all weekend and so far I haven't found anything that described my exact problem, or proposed a working solution.

So here's the situation:

* 4 laptops - 2 running XPSP1, 1 running XPSP2, 1 just reinstalled with Vista
* Network with various routers, etc.
* Have eliminated all wireless to simplify the problem - everything is now hard-wired
* Have eliminated all DHCP to simplify the problem - everything now has a static IP
* Same user name used on all machines, with a password, and admin privileges
* All machines are set to use a custom workgroup called GLAZEWORKGROUP
* All machines are on my custom IP range, 192.168.100.*, with subnet
* Have done the registry trick to make all machines node type "Broadcast"
* Have installed the LLTP patch on the XP machines
* All machines have some shares on them, and the shares have been used for a long time - including admin (c$, d$, etc.) shares.


* Back when all 4 machines were XP, they were all able to see each others' shares
* Now all XP machines can still see each other
* All XP machines can also see shared Vista machine
* Vista machine can "see" all machines on the network - it can ping them and can even see them under "Network" in explorer. It can even do remote desktop to all XP machines includ... Read more

A:Vista cannot access shares on XP

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Hi folks. I have a puzzler that has been bugging me for weeks.

Some background first.
I have 2 Win 2000 servers on the local net. They are configured as much the same as 2 machines can be. They have been running for many years without trouble. I upgrade the disks every so often and keep them patched but otherwise leave them alone. The simply exist to host shares for my LAN. There are no firewall products on the servers. All the computers on the LAN are in a workgroup. The servers have usernames to match the ones on the desktops.
For the past several years we have had XP desktops and no problems accessing files on the servers. This year I built a new machine for myself with Vista Ultimate and after a little teething pain was able to see the older machines on the net (there are normally more than just the 2 servers) and map all the normal shares. Life was good.
A few weeks ago my wife had a major failure on her machine so we built it from scratch on a new disk with Vista also.

Now, here is the puzzle...
When she attempts to map a share on server B, no problem.
When she attempts to map a share on server A, she gets a logon prompt. No username password combos will work either (and yes, the accounts exist on all the machines for this purpose - remember, we have been using these servers for many years - 5+)

We are at the end of ideas as to why one is seen different.

My Vista machine has no problem accessing either server. My old XP desktop is fine, my laptop is fine, my wife�... Read more

A:Vista can't access W2k shares

Have you tried totally disabling all the firewalls to see if that's where the issue lies? That would be my first step.

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 Intel Pentium running Windows XP  sp3 and have been getting tons of junk mail. I ran Avast, malware bytes &spybot. Nothing found. So I started looking through the Dell help on my computer. I'm not as savvy as I'd like to be and while trying to fix the issue myself I did something that I shouldn't have. First, I tried system restore to go back to a later date but it wouldn't let me no mater which date I tried. Then,I followed a suggestion regarding the registries. HUGE mistake! Now my computer is stuck in a boot loop. I obviously need to repopulate my hives but have no idea how. When the computer starts the Windows XP logo pops up. Then a box pops up saying lsass.exe access denied a proccess has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights. When I click ok It restarts. The Dell logo pops up then the Windows XP logo and then the access denied again. Ive tried to start in last known good configuration. Safe mode. System restore. But, i keep ending back in the loop. So, I tried ordering some disks that I thought may be able to help while I've been reading through threads for information. I don't have any of the original software for this cop, I purchased it used a few years ago. But, I purchased a Knoppix 7.6.1., and system rescue from same CO, & 2 CDs off eBay Windows XP 64 bit & 32 bit as I wasn't sure which was the one I might need. But the were being sold as disks for this... Read more

A:lsass.exe Access Denied a process has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights

Windows XP has reached end of life 2 years ago... It is an insecure Operating System and should no longer be used especially online.
The Dimension 2400 is weak hardware (Pentium 4 Processor, IDE hard drive, DDR RAM) from 2003! so 13 years old! Its not worthwhile running a modern Operating System on it and below minimum system requirements.
If on a budget you are best to buy a second hand OptiPlex 780 with a Windows 7 OEM license (which can be used for a free Windows 10 upgrade).

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Good morning,I have a system that has had numerous issues, mainly virus related. I have cleaned the system, and show no virus activity... but I'm still having issues.Late last week the system was stuck in a loop, it wouldn't boot to Windows at all (no safe mode, no normal mode). I resorted to a Windows repair from the install disk. It worked... to a certain degree. I am now able to get into Windows, but can not open IE and I can not install a display driver.I am unable to access Windows Update, but was able to set automatic updates to install lots of updates including SP3, but I am still unable to make any changes.Initially when I attempted to open IE I would get a window saying that IE had to close instantly. I attempted to reinstall IE, and I attempted to install a newer version of IE. Neither worked. If I chose to install the updates with the install I would get an access denied error, if I chose not to install the updates with the install it would look like it worked, but now when I click on IE I get "Error loading C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetcpl.cpl. The operating system cannot run %1"In device manager, I have no drivers installed on my display adapter. If I try to update it, it looks like it's going to install... but then I get "Cannot install the hardware. Access is Denied".Any assistance or insight into this would be appreciated.

A:Unable to access IE, access denied when updating display drivers, no windows update

On any system with a number of issues...it's often better to do a clean install to wipe the slate clean, rather than hope that you have patched all known and unknown issues, IMO.


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I cannot see any desktop icon it said:

Vista c:/windows/system32/config/systemprofile/desktop (Access Denied)

I have tried to start in Clean boot but it didn't work now I cannot see even the start icon and I've try to start in safe mode and the screen is black no start icon. need help please!!!

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On Windows7 Pro,  trying to run IIS.  The way I am used to execute is  on the browser "localhost".  I used to have the code in the directory  C:\inetpub\wwwroot.   Even before I copy,  I am hoping to see
the image IIS welcome page.  Once it is successful, want to copy the code as that was the way I used to do in Window XP.    However I am getting the following message.  I have administrator access to the machine and gave full permissions
to the folder  'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.  Still the same message. 
Error message 401.3: You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied (access denied due to Access Control Lists). Ask the Web server's administrator to give you access to 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.

Can someone help me to address this issue.  Thanks a lot in advance. 

A:Error message 401.3: You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied (access denied due to Access Control Lists). Ask the Web server's administrator to give you access to 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.


You can click the IIS hyperlink in my previous post or using this one



Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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Before updating to windows 7 from XP, remote access was working. Now enableing remote terminal access, we get access denied. The pc trying to gain access are a Vista and 7. The pc being accessed is using a sticky IP. We have been accessing for sometime until upgrade.
This is between 2 cities. NLR has sticky IP and is to be accessed, Searcy had dynamic, class C.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Jack Privitt

A:Windows 7 remote access into, access denied

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Hello. I have a folder share on my Windows 7 computer and I was trying to access it with a Windows XP Home computer in the house. However, I kept getting an "Access Denied" error whenever I tried to write to the folder. How can I fix this?

Also, sometimes when accessing .zip files and .exe fines from one XP Home computer to another XP Home computer, I get a "Unspecified security risk" and "Access denied" error respectively. How do I fix this?

A:Access Denied error when trying access Windows 7 folder from Windows XP

multiple levels of controls here

the XP needs the LLTP service from SP3 to be able to share w/ win7

there are two layers of access for share resources:

the network access
the NTFS access
The simplest solution is to use Simple Sharing and share via the All Users\Shared Documents\ directory. The Admin can set Allow Modifications (or not as needed),
which create the NTFS perms for the <Everyone> group.

So, *IF* you have network access (you can see the shared folder and it's contents),
then the NTFS permissions are the controlling factor.

IF not, the the network access is in control and you need to figure out Simple Sharing vs not-so-simple and those requirements

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We have Got some users who can access as400 SMB shares when using Windows 7 fine when using the UNC path eg \\as400 but we have got users who use Windows XP and cant it constantly prompts for credentials and even after entering the correct creds it locks the account on the as400

I have been into the local security policy on the XP machines and had a look at the LAN manager authentication levels and also things like SMB signing but changing these to match windows 7 made no difference

any ideas? i know jack about as400 i have seen other posts on here but they seem to be the other way round eg Windows 7 clients cant access SMB shares on the as400 but XP can

A:Cant access as400 SMB shares on Windows XP

Bump anyone ?

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I have several machines on a domain (controlled by a Windows 2000 server) and recently added an older machine with Windows 98SE on it. The 98 machine is on the domain and can access the domain with no problem.

When I share a folder on the 98 machine I can get to it from a computer in the workgroup, but not one in the domain. Domain and workgroup use the same name, I only found the workgroup bit out accidentally.

So, the share is working... but somewhere authentication is being denied. I didn't think 98 machines could do this. The error I get on my workstations (or the server for that matter) when I try to access the 98 machine is "\\name is not accesible. The account is not authorized to log in from this station."

I can access the share from the 98 machine itself in Network Neighborhood. If I take a machine off the domain and just use the same name in the Workgroup I can access the share with no problem.

Any ideas?

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Three machines:
Surface Pro 4 - fully updated
Surface Pro 3 - Windows 10, fully updated
Lenovo X220T - Windows 8.1 Fully updated
All three machines can see all available network devices, including each other.All three machines can successfully access and interact with third party network devices. In this case, it is a NAS and a network printer.The windows 8.1 machine can access each of the other windows 10 machinesNeither Windows 10 machines can access any other windows share on the network.
This gets me error 80070035 with diagnostics telling me nothingAll three machines are on a Homegroup and while each can see, no one can access anything

Trouble shooting tried:
Double checked all sharing settings on all three computers. They are identical.Double checked workgroupsTried it via IP addressesReset winsock on all machinesFlushed DNS on all machinesReset the routerUninstalled and reinstalled Windows sharing and about 3 other network protocols and servicesEnabled NetBiosran this: sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= disabledMessing around with all sorts of netsh commands clearing and flushing all sorts of other things

I'm fresh out of ideas. Any thoughts would be helpful.

A:Cannot Access Windows Network Shares

Set up a local account for all workstations instead of the email account for a login name.

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I have file and printer sharing enabled. I can access these shares from other windows 7 machines on the network, so I know the shares and permissions are correct. I have an active directory and I am logging onto the xp machines with the same account I always do, my own account which is a domain admin. The error I get when trying either \\windows7machinename or windows7machinename\sharename is

windows7machinename is not accessible. you might not have permissions....

the specified server cannot perform the requested operation.

Like I stated above, I know how to create the shares in Windows 7 compared to XP, much different. I can access these shares from other Windows 7 machines, and with different accounts that have the permissions to gain access. I just cannot access these same shares from my XP machines.

A:Cannot access shares on Windows 7 from XP machines


Im assuming the obvious has been taken care of like workgroup not homegroup, windows firewall off, add your win 7 user name pword and xp user name and pword (they are different). Could you tell us more about the networking set up


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Hello everyone,

Here's my situation. I have an HP dv6000 laptop running Vista Ultimate 64-bit and I cannot access any of the shared folders from any of my other machines. I cannot even access the public folders. The icon for my laptop shows up in windows explorer for all of the machines but when I try to open it, I get an access denied error. I have searched multiple forums and have allowed permissions for everyone. All of the computers are on the same workgroup. I have tried disabling firewalls and enabling guest accounts. I have a HTPC I just built with Vista Ultimate 32-bit and can access this computers shared files from all of my pc's. I have 2 desktop computers and 1 laptop running XP Pro SP3, 2 desktops running XP Pro SP2, 2 Macbook's running OSX, and of course the HTPC running Vista Ultimate 32-bit. All of these machines can communicate fine. They are all hard wired as well except for one desktop with XP Pro SP3 on it. My HP Laptop is just about a year old and I am considering just reinstalling windows but I have about 60Gigs of music I do not want to back up and tranfers again once I reinstall windows.

Thanks for reading my post. I hope you guys can help me out.

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i have one user who changed his domain password yesterday. Since then, he cannot access network shares on our W2008R2 file servers.
When he list \\server, he only gets
\\server\aspnet_client folder (together with some SCCM related hidden shared folders which are NOT visible by default!). Standard network shares and shared printers are not visible.   If everything works fine, even
\\server\aspnet_client is not visible.
He also gets some issues updating domain policy via gpupdate.
The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file
\\domain\sysvol\domain\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one
or more of the following.
Everything else (Outlook,Jabber ...) looks fine.  
ipconfig /all doesnt look wrong, DCs,DNS .. are are pingable ..

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Hello. I have a Surface Pro running Windows 8.1. At home I have a Windows domain network. I do not want to put my Surface on my domain, but I do want to access file shares and printers on my domain network. If I open Windows Exporer and navigate to
\\servername, I can see all the printers and file shares. However, if click on any of them I get a "Network Error" dialog that says I do not have permissions to access the share. I would expect
to see a login dialog where I can enter my domain account.

I've tried every thing I can think if. Turned on file sharing/discovery for all network types, disabled Windows Firewall, etc. I've tried using "net use" from the command line to login, mapping one of the shares as a drive, set my WiFi
network connection to Private. Nothing works.

I've been using Windows machines for 20 years and this is the first time I've had this situation. If I bring my Windows 8.1 laptop home from work (which is on my work domain, not my home domain) I can navigate to and login to my home domain resources
no problem....I just have to enter my credentials.

Does anyone have any ideas why this machine is behaving different? What do I need to do to get this to work? Thanks.


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I just set up a KDlinks A400 Android-based media player with a built-in Samba server.  I can see all the folders on my network in Windows Explorer but when I try to select one of the folders, I get the message "Windows cannot access \\ANDROID_DCDAD\share\folder"
and "You do not have permission to access..."
Windows will not allow me to change any permissions or ownership for these folders...everything comes back "Access denied".  I'm signed in as Administrator, have tried disabling Symantec Endpoint Protection and Windows Firewall and still
I've tried just about everything I can find on the web but still no progress.  Any ideas before I pack this box up and send it back???

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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate saturday night (I got it early to have a release party). It was an upgrade from Vista Ultimate.
I can't access any of my network shares. I am running a NSALite2 server with 3 drives and a Linksys NAS200 with 2 1Tb drives. I can access both via HTTP, but can not access them via a network share. I can ping both of them as well. I am using a laptop and connecting via wireless N. I can get on the Internet just fine. I can access the drives just fine on 2 XP machines on the network. I was able to access these drives previous using Vista Ultimate.
I have read some about changing the encryption from 128bit to 64bit, but was having trouble finding where to make this change.
Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate, can not access network shares

Quote: Originally Posted by Homerj

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate saturday night (I got it early to have a release party). It was an upgrade from Vista Ultimate.
I can't access any of my network shares. I am running a NSALite2 server with 3 drives and a Linksys NAS200 with 2 1Tb drives. I can access both via HTTP, but can not access them via a network share. I can ping both of them as well. I am using a laptop and connecting via wireless N. I can get on the Internet just fine. I can access the drives just fine on 2 XP machines on the network. I was able to access these drives previous using Vista Ultimate.
I have read some about changing the encryption from 128bit to 64bit, but was having trouble finding where to make this change.
Any ideas?


You running homegroup or workgroup? how are you sharing the files and who is the owner of them



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hi all, i have a windows 7 home premium laptop at work. i have been trying to access domain (2008 r2) shares for few days with no success. i tried changing the settings in advanced sharing centre, tried editing registry, tried creating a same domain account on laptop, joining the laptop to a workgroup same as domain name, disabled IPv6, connected through wireless, wired, with dhcp, without dhcp etc.. For my utter surprise, i find no luck with these... could someone please help me. i can ping the server with ip and name. there is another laptop in our company with home premium which is accessing all shares. let me know if u need more info. thanks

A:windows 7 home cant access domain shares


...joining the laptop to a workgroup same as domain name...

If I understand you correctly, there's your problem. Your laptop is joined to a workgroup, not a domain. That's a different thing altogether. You must join the laptop to the domain which has the shares you want to access.

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Hey all, first off let me say if this has already been posted in some shape or form, I'm really sorry. I have had a look but can't find anything to help me..

The problem I have is I have a vista os on my laptop, and i have a wireless LAN set up. I can access the internet on my laptop through this lan, however, if I try to access files on my xp os computer, which has the modem/router plugged into it, I get told I don't have permission. On the xp machine I have allowed my documents to be shared, and as far as I know, I have let anyone access it (I did this just so I could get the file sharing working, I was going to look at security afterwards). Anyway, I have tried everything I know (which is very little about networks) to get it to work, but the same result each time. If someone could write up a quick walkthrough on how to set up the file sharing, or point me to a website that I can find out, it would be greatly appreciated.

I have Vista Home Premium on my laptop.
XP proffesional on desktop computer
and a etgear wireless modem/router.


P.S. I'm not an idiot when it comes to computers lol, I know pretty much everything else, so the walkthough doesn't have to be extremely detailed .

A:Vista denied access to XP machine

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Is there any way I can tell Vista that I am the owner of the laptop, and want permission to see ALL folders, files and content. I'll try to see something in the Windows Explorer and get "access is denied". I have worked on computers for 30 years and being denied access to my own machine is not acceptable. Can I turn this totally off?
When I got my laptop (Dell 1525 Inspiron) I set my own user to the same permissions as "Admistrator" then deleted the user.
Thanks, DRK

A:Access is denied to some folders, Vista

If you have the admin account, you can take ownership of files and folders. Right click on the file/folder, choose Properties, then Security Tab, then Advanced Button, then Owner tab.

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When connecting from one Vista machine to another (laptop to server), I'm getting a 'access denied' error msg when tring to see the contents of the c:/on the server. I have permissions and sharing setup. I'm ultimately trying to get Peachtree Accounting software setup. When I try to connect databases, it won't let me connect the laptop to the server sitting in another room. On the server I've basically set all the permissions to wide open so that any computer can connect to it, yet nothing will. This is very frustrating because this is the bosses computer and he needs to get this installed ASAP. I can see the server and all the drives, but trying to access anything will get me an access denied error. There are no passwords on this network as this is a very small company. I've been looking at all the blogs and some other help sites and I haven't seen anything that helps.

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I get an 'access denied' error when attempting to access my own document folders. There are two users set up on the PC, but we have User Account Control switched off with no passwords needed to access accounts and are both set as administrators. Permissions are enabled for all users on the folders in question.
I have Vista Home Basic and have never run any other operating system on this PC or upgraded the os.

A:Satellite L30-101 Vista 'Access Denied'

Hello James

To be honest I don?t know what is wrong there and since when you have this ?mysterious? issue but Please don?t understand me wrong but I don?t know if your described problem has anything to do Toshiba and, in my opinion, you should contact Microsoft and ask if they have some explanation why this happen.

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I have a Vista laptop with Home Premium that is connected to a router wirelessly and a Mac Os X also connected wirelessly, The Mac has a Cannon Pixma MP500 connected by usb. My laptop sees the Mac and the printer but I get an "access denied" when I try to print to it from my Vista Laptop. I've tried Bonjour and the same thing happens. The Mac is set to share the printer.
I have googled this problem and have found others with the same thing but no answers. I hope someone knows the solution.

A:Access Denied when trying to print from Vista to Mac

Most likely is a firewall blocking the access. It could also simply be account restrictions on the Mac.

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am doing this for a client and this sharing has got me stumped. ive done everything m.s. sites says and still i get access permission errors on the xp when trying to access the vista. i can see the vista owners folder as well as the public.

i have my main machine being xp pro - other machine is vista business. trying to setup file sharing between both machines. the vista machine can see and access all the shared folders i have set on the xp machine with no problems. problems is trying to access the vista c:\users\owner\mydocuments i keep getting a permissions error when accessing from the xp pro machine.

i have set the shares i believe correctly on the vista machine. i do not have specific users defined on the vista and i dont want that. basically what i am trying to do is copy files from my xp machine to the vista c:\users\owner\mydocs folder

if i copy from the xp to the public share folder i have no problem but i want to copy directly to the c:\users\owner\mydocs folder.

suggestions please.

A:access denied on xp pro machine to vista

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As a regular user on said system, plugging in any external USB mouse it will just say installing drivers failed on the account of no drivers being found.

As an administrator, it will tell you it tried to install the drivers but failed. Access is Denied.

The system is a HP Pavilion notebook that came preinstalled with Windows Vista.

This has been tested with many mice, new and old. Really any of them should just work when plugged in (since Windows 95). I have no idea what could cause this. I went over system services and enabled the HID service but that made no difference.

Installing the drivers by hand from manufacturer site does not work either. The only thing that works is the notebook built in touchpad.

A:Can't use any mouse on Vista: Access Denied

Am I really going to have to reinstall Windows in this day and age because it won't recognize a mouse?!

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I just joined and need help with accessing my c drive in Vista. I created UACs for 5 users and changed permission for all to the c drive. Now no one can access the c-drive including the admin. Seem as though the trusted intaller has taken control. I have tried everything to get controll back to the admin or my user in safe mode and normal mode but was not successful. Keep getting "control editor access denied". I can't access any program installed on the c-drive from any user. I tried using the command prompt also but still no luck. I can log in and see the info on the c drive using other entries but cant run any programs. Can you help me?
Thanks so much,

A:c-drive access in vista denied

I found this answer on the internet posted by a Microsoft moderator. Maybe it does the trick.

1. Go into safe mode and log into an Admin account

2. At the command prompt, type - NET USER Administrator /active:yes

The key is to be able to login as administrator.

Don’t worry if you get an error message, you might have to do some of the following steps.

3. Try NET STOP ProfSvc

This should stop the User profile service and bring you back to the login page - and if you are lucky you will have an Administrator login there.

It might not have a password if you did not set up a password when you configured the system.

3. Control Alt Delete, start task manager, Applications, New Task, explorer - this should bring up the start menu etc

4. Disable UAC [User Account Control] which might give access to your C: Drive.

Follow the steps below in order to disable UAC.
A. Open Control Panel.
B.Under User Account and Family settings click on the "Add or remove user account".

C.Click on one of the user accounts, for example you can use the Guest account.

D.Under the user account click on the "Go to the main User Account page" link.

E. Under “Make changes to your user account" click on the "Change security settings" link.
F. In the "Turn on User Account Control (UAC) to make your computer more secure” click to unselect the "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer".

G. Cl... Read more

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Danny here and thanks for letting me join your forum. Here is my problem.I have been using vista for about a year and three days ago it removes my admin account and swaps My account to just a regular user. Which now I have no control over my vista os. Any time I try to log in as admin, or add software or remove software its says ACCESS DENIED. No matter what I do I get a box that asks for the admins password(never has been one) But there is no where to even put a pw in.Its greyed out and the ?ok? button is greyed out also. So to me it?s a catch22. The UAC on this vista os cannot be turned off. I have even sent this same note to Microsoft and to other tech folks and they all seem stumped. Any help I could get here would be great. Please.Thanks in advance.

A:Vista- noting but ACCESS DENIED

You could use a Emergency Recovery Disk to boot so that you can regain access and get it set back up the way you want. Not sure of a good free one off hand since my work gives me access to one for free, but im sure a quick google/bing search would yield positive results.

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I don't know how but when I changed my laptop network from cable to wireless this share stopped working.

This is the scenario:

Machine 1:
Windows XP
User "Administrador" (the Administrator account for brazilian Windows)

Machine 2:
Windows Vista
User "Wesley"
Shared the whole driver D, only accessible by user "Wesley" (removed "Everyone")

The problem is that my Windows XP does not ask for a password before trying to open the "D" share, it just says "Access Denied". Of course, if I add "Everyone" again, it works, but I guess you can see I don't want this.

I've created an account named "Wesley" on my Windows XP to test if it would work, and it did, but all my stuff is on the "Administrador" account.

Is there any way I could get the login window under the share, and not the access denined?

A:Share: XP & Vista: Access denied

You use the built-in Admin account for your day to day work?

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I just got Vista working and i'm surprised by how much it has improved since the betas...or even RC1. There are a couple things I can't seem to fix though: 1st ( a networking problem ), I'm trying to share folders in Vista in a way similar to how I'm used to doing it in XP. I got the folder to appear and I can see it from my xp computer but I'm denied access when I try opening it. So far I've done the following: Changed the network type to 'private network', turned ON network discovery, turned ON file sharing, and have the remaining 4 categories turned off in the Network and Sharing Center. Then I right clicked the folder I wanted to share, properties, sharing tab, Advanced sharing, checked 'share this folder' and clicked apply.

-Only active firewall is Vista's.

A:Vista - Access denied to shared folder ( xp to vista )

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User with XP Pro on laptop has lost connection to the \\Server\Shares. Logon to network seems to be OK but can't see the shared folders. User seems to think this started when he had a problem with McAfee and had to uninstall it.

Have tried to Add Network Connection but it won't recognize the pathname when I type it in.

Ideas appreciated. Thanks

A:Can't Access Shares folders - Windows Server 2003

Are you using a Workgroup or Domain??

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I had three PCs running XP and file sharing between all three was good.
Have upgraded one PC to Vista Home Premium.
Whatever I do I cannot access the Vista PC from the XP PCs (have tried Guest accounts, identical accounts on all PCs, permissions of every description, uninstalled firewalls etc.).
The Vista PC is listed on the XP PCs Network places, I can ping it.
The Vista PC can access all shared files on the XP PCs.

A:Vista / XP file sharing 'Access denied'

this may help-this gives you access to all your folders so hopefully it could assist in your file sharing

right click on file
click properties
click security
click advanced
click owner in top tabs
click edit
highlight the user you want and click apply/ok

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I have a simple Linksys router wired network with an XP Home and XP Pro computer on the network in my home. Added a Laptop Vista Home Premium to the network. It sees all and I can access all and everything on the XP's from the Laptop. On each XP I can see the Laptop workgroup and C: and Public available for mapping. When I map to the C:, I get the "No access allowed." I have shared the C:, under security have shared the C:. On Microsoft site I found something about permissions, and have given permission to everything, and still I can get no access to C:. In fact, to test this I decided to share the CD drive, and gave the same configuration to it as I have the C: drive, and I have access to it. There is only one account on the Laptop, password protected, and on the XP there is only one account, password protected. New to this forum & Vista, so if there is some info I can provide you about what I have done, please ask. Some place, I do not remember where, I saw the idea that sharing the root directory on vista is very difficult. Thanks.

A:Solved: Access Denied C: on XP-Vista network

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Quick back story:

I have a Gateway FX, and recently I had to restore my laptop back to factory settings. Well when I did this I made a backup of my entire C:\ drive.

Well that's great and all, because I still have everything, but that's also a bad thing becuase I have EVERYTHING. Including a second windows folder now.

The problem is that when I tried to deleting this I get access denied. Safe mode won't work, changing permissions won't work, I even gave myself ownership in Properties>Security>Advanced>Owner. Nothing.

I saw a thread earlier that said to run command prompt as administrator and enter a series of commands to give myself access but it told me it couldn't find the folder. I'm fresh out of ideas and so now, I turn to you.

Any help is greatly appreciated!



A:Curious Access Denied problem with vista

Hello Alex,

Welcome to the forums.

You can do this through the built in Admin Acct. Info here if needed. Administrator Account[11]=User%20Accounts

As stated in the tutorial, it is unwise to use this acct. as a normal user acct. I recommend deactivating it when you have finished deleting the folder.

Hope this helps.

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Hi all,
I had a ~5 y.o. laptop with Vista on it (but originally had XP, was upgraded to Vista). A few weeks ago, I was not able to boot it, safe mode wouldn't work either. The hard drive is a Seagate Momentus 7200.1. 100mb drive and had two partitions on it. The C: drive was the "system drive" with some other files on there and a D: partition with mostly personal files.

I've since purchased a new laptop running Windows 8.1.

I wanted to retrieve my data/files from the unbootable drive so I bought an IDE/SATA to USB adapter and removed the drive from the old laptop.

It worked fine for getting the files from the D: partition, but the C: partition is not recognizable.

So I downloaded bootsect (for 32 bit) and ran it like this:

F:\>bootsect /nt60 F:
Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.

Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects:
Access is denied.

F:\>bootsect /nt60 F: /force
Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.

Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects:
Access is denied.


I've made sure that F: has full admin & even user permissions. Still, access is denied.

Ideas on how I can retrieve files from the corrupted (removed) old hard drive?


A:Win Vista Corrupted Drive Access Denied Via Win 8.1?

You should consider using Window data recovery apps. One free one is Recuva. If you're willing to spend some money, one of the best I've used is RecoverMyFiles.

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Until I reinstalled Vista my system contained an internal hard drive and two external USB-2 hard drives. The first USB drive was partitioned into E: and L: and the second into M: and N:.

After I installed Vista I could access M: and H: but not E: or L:. Those gave me an "E: is not accessible. Access is denied." message and the same for L:.

When I click on the Computer icon for E: or L: they appear selected along with their labels but when I then hover the cursor over them nothing happens. Please see attached file named "problem image 2.jpg.

If I do the same for M: and N:, or D:, I get the normal Space Free and the Total Size indication. Please see attached file named "problem image 1.jpg".

When I right-click L: I can select Properties, Tools, and Backup, and if I do a backup it is successful.

I backed up the entire L: partition and was successful but when I restored it to a new, empty partition (R and then tried to open R: I got the same "Access denied." message.

Finally I moved the drive to another computer and can access the files on E: but cannot access the files on L:

I don't know what to do. I'm sure this is a Vista problem and I sure could use some help. Anyone???



A:Access Denied to USB Drive After Vista Reinstall

My advice is try this

It shows you how to take ownership of the USB drive which should allow you to access it.



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Hi Everyone,
I have bought a Canon digital camera (PowerShot SX10 IS). When I attach it to my laptop and turn it on, I get 'Installing device driver software' message. I then get the found new hardware window with 'Locate and install driver software (recommended)' option. After selecting this, it fails a minute or 2 later with 'Access is denied'.
I have been onto Canon who say the driver is already in Vista so its a microsoft problem.
Microsoft say as my laptop was pre-loaded with Vista then its down to Acer.
Before I have the joy of phoning Acer, I was hoping someone might know how I can sort this.
Thanks in advance, fitzsy
P.S. I have run several different Reg cleaners, no change. Also, I have a Canon printer (don't know if that's relevant!)

A:Canon driver on Vista - Access is denied

Sorry, forgot to mention, after my conversation with Canon I successfully attached the Camera to my daughter's laptop (Medion - also running Vista). As soon as I turned the camera on it loaded the driver with no messages coming up that needed a response. Thanks, fitzsy

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Ok. Since I've gotten no replies to my earlier post, I decided to just slave the old drive and pull the files off it and put them on a temp Vista drive.
So, first problem was setting permissions in order to access the files I need to save. That failed. I went in and tried to set permissions and I kept getting "access deinied" when trying to set those permissions.
After this last round of trying to get to the files I need to save, I got another "access denied" message, so like an idiot I got pissed and clicked cancel.
Now, I am completely locked out of that drive. When I open My Computer I see the drive as a slave, but instead of having a volume label it says E: Access Denied.
Nothing I've done seems to be helping. I've even downloaded and tried to boot to Ubuntu Live CD, but it won't boot in my system. My old Linix Knoppix disks won't boot either. They used to, but for some reason they won't anymore.
I have a lot of music and personal files I need to save from this hard drive. Anybody have a way I can fix this "Access Denied" thing??

A:Vista slave drive Access Denied

First you have to take ownership of all the files... right click on your drive - goto properties - then the security tab - then advanced button - goto Owner tab - then edit button - then 'other users or groups' button - type 'everyone' then ok - now select everyone and check the 'replace owner on subcontainers and objects box' click ok and wait for it to finish. If this was the operating drive out of another computer you may get some/many/50-100 'access is denied' prompts keep pressing the 'continue/skip file' until finished. click ok on all the open windows.
Now right click on the drive again - goto properties - then the security tab - then advanced button - goto Permissions tab - then 'change permissions' button - remove all entries with the remove button - click add button - type 'everyone' - select 'full control' and make sure 'apply to' is set to 'this folder, subfolders, and files' - click ok once - check 'replace all child object permissions...' then click ok on all the rest of the boxes
you should be able to get to everything.

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I want to remove a folder containing folders and files on my E drive. When I try via cmd.exe, running it as Administrator, I get the error Access denied.

I have:

rd e:\HDDRecovery\ODDFiles\Boot\fonts

Any suggestions about why Vista isn't allowing me to delete this folder or any folder within and including HDDRecovery?


A:Access Denied in Command Prompt (Vista)

It is most likely locked by a running process.

Try booting to the repair disc or Windows installation DVD, and selecting "repair my computer". Open a command prompt, and run the command from there.

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Situation: XP desktop hard wired to router. XP and Vista laptops wireless. Vista has SP1 and both XPs are SP3.
All computers can see each other.

Vista can access the XP drives.

The 2 XP computers can access each other.

The 2 XP computers cannot access the VISTA. Access is denied.

Firewalls are off on all computers.

I have tried permissions on both sharing and security tabs with no luck. Please prompt for any additional information needed.

A:Solved: Sharing Access Denied between Vista and XP

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All of common folders (My this, My that, Application Data, etc.) suddenly became Shortcuts and show 'Access Denied' when selected.

Full scan of McAfee found nothing.

A new security level 'Everyone' shows on the permissions in the Properties/securities Tab. It can be editted out on some folders, but not all. The Shorcut indicator remains.

Ideas? Suggestions?



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I had three PCs running XP Home SP2 and file sharing between all three was good.
Have upgraded one PC to Vista Home Premium.
Whatever I do I cannot access the Vista PC from the XP PCs (have tried Guest accounts, identical accounts on all PCs, permissions of every description, sharing to Everyone, uninstalled firewalls, LLTD etc.).
The Vista PC is listed on the XP PCs Network places, I can ping it. When I select it I get 'Access denied'.
The Vista PC can access all shared files on the XP PCs.

A:Vista / XP file sharing 'Access denied'

What directories are being shared on the Vista computer?
Do you have passwords on the user accounts?

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