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Solved: PC can't access shared library files in Laptop through Homegroup, but laptop

Q: Solved: PC can't access shared library files in Laptop through Homegroup, but laptop

I have a PC and a laptop, both Win 7 Pro 64bit. I can create homegroup from both PC and laptop and can be successfully connected, and the laptop can always access to the PC shared libraries, regardless of whether the PC or laptop creates the homegroup, HOWEVER, the PC always cannot access to the laptop's shared libraries.

The printer is connected to the PC through USB, and the laptop can used the printer through homegroup to print, regardless whether PC or laptop creates the homegroup.

I used kaspersky internet security 2010 for both laptop and PC, and with Windows firewall enabled. I tried to disable Windows firewall on both PC and laptop, then try to access the laptop shared libraries but to no success.

I have read some threads, but not so similar to my issue.

PLEASE HELP ME in this issue!!

I tried ping to the laptop's IP address or name, but it comes with the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>ping 192.168.1.69
Pinging 192.168.1.69 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.69:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
C:\Users\user>

My NBTSTAT -n , and ipconfig /all are as followed (generated from the PC):

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>NBTSTAT -n
Local Area Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.70] Scope Id: []
NetBIOS Local Name Table
Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
DARRENGCG <00> UNIQUE Registered
DARRENGCG <20> UNIQUE Registered
DGMGOH <00> GROUP Registered
DGMGOH <1E> GROUP Registered
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
No names in cache
C:\Users\user>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DarrenGCG
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 6C-F0-49-56-37-46
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f801:13ad:ff68:b49f%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.70(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, March 08, 2010 8:12:37 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, March 09, 2010 8:14:13 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 309129289
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-1B-64-26-6C-F0-49-56-37-36
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 6C-F0-49-56-37-36
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.gateway.2wire.net:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:24e4:c5:86f9:9ddb(Prefer
red)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::24e4:c5:86f9:9ddb%15(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
C:\Users\user>

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My laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Under Network, only the laptop shows up under the Computer and Media Devices tabs, with a Network Infrastructure Tab showing "Internet gateway device." On the desktop, running Windows Vista Home Basic, I can see the laptop under the Network but cannot access it. The message: "\\laptop name is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Login failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

I've got network discovery turned on. I've played around with permissions (setting all permissions for Everybody on the folders I want to share). I've gone into Registry Editor, under HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Lsa/restrictanonymous and didn't even have to change anything (1 or 2 to 0, and it's under the REG_DWORD type). So I'm only getting more and more frustrated. Any help?
 

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I've been trying to access files that I have shared on my XP desktop using my Vista laptop. I access files fine the other way around and can see the desktop in my network sharing center.

When I click on the desktop computer name in the network sharing center I get the following error:
"\\COMPUTERNAME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer"

I tried to create a username on my desktop that is the same as the username for my laptop but that didn't do anything.

I've seen in other forums to select the folder I want to share and change the settings on the security tab. When I go into the folder properties I only see "General" "Sharing" and "Customize"

On the sharing tab I have "Share this folder on the network" clicked and a share name selected.

Anyone have any idea what else I need to do in order to view these folders??
 

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Hi,
I just bought a laptop yesterday and I'm trying to fit it into an already existing home network(wireless not wired). Everything work except the Laptop can't see my PC's files or folders even though I turned off all firewalls and Antivirus software and shared the folders manually and shared them through the homegroup options(both are running Windows 7, the PC has Ultimate 32-bit and the Laptop has Home Premium 32-bit).
It tells me that there's a Network Error and "Windows cannot access \\ANDARTHIEL-PC\" with the error code 0x80070035 - The Network Path Was not found
Any ideas?

A:Can't access PC's shared files from Laptop

I would suggest you try one thing at a time either Homegroup or normal sharing. Try these and see if you can get rood results. Good luck.

File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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Printer plugged into Win7 box - how to print from remote XP machine? describes an original difficulty I had getting remote computers (laptops and desktops) to print to a USB printer connected to my Windows 7 box. Read far enough and you'll see that I solved that problem using Networking issue - Win7 printer, XP remote machines

Fast forward 13 or so months. Since that time I have replaced the printer, I've had a motherboard and processor issue with my box (since fixed), and no interruption of things working as they should. My printer - Canon ip4800 series - is USB hardwired to my Windows 7 computer, and the other home computers - two Windows 7 laptops, an XP box, and an XP netbook - can print to the printer, and view files on my Win7 machine, over our wireless home network. And that's been constant through the changes described.

Then yesterday, for no known reason, my daughter's Win7 laptop stopped being able to print. She'd send jobs to the correct printer, but they'd just queue up, with the queue visible from her machine, but not when I looked at the printer from my machine (that is looking at the print queue from her machine shows the jobs, but looking at it from mine shows no jobs).

Nothing I did would result in stuff from her machine, from any application, to go to the printer.

I finally deleted the printer from her machine, figuring I'd just add it back.

Nope.

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A:Laptop can no longer access shared printer/files on home network

Hello,

First thind I'd suggest to you anyway. Please note that anything that you have installed and windows updates will be affected. Files will remain untouched.





Quote:
If I did a system restore on her laptop, back to a point when it had been able to print, might that fix things?


Please give us an update.

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3 compouters - 2 using w7 home premium and 1 surface pro 3 using w8.1 pro.

Homegroup not being used.

Computers all show in win explorer Network and can share regular folders, files etc. Does not do exactly what I wish.

Objective - put folders I wish to share in a library and share that with only one user(myself) on all machines.

Reason - I am getting old and do not remember as well as I once did. Am also old school and installed Novell networks back in the '80's and '90's. Took computer vacation for 12 years and came back in to win7. Quite frankly it confuses me.

Question - my username and password on all machines is the same. Is this a problem? I can't seem to see that it would be.

Sharing info I have read says you can share with users of other computers, but what "syntax" is used to add them on the sharing screen for "specific person"?

Thanks in advance to any wishing to help with my dilemma,
Dan

A:Howto/can a library be shared with other computer w/o using homegroup

I would put those folders on OneDrive (the cloud).

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Laptop Not Able to Access Homegroup...
... but the other computer on my homegroup can access it!

I have three computers in my homegroup- a workstation, an older computer running as storage, and a new laptop. All of them are running the same OS (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit) and they're all plugged into the same router (physically- not wireless!) For months, my workstation and storage computers have been able read/write data on each others drives as needed- no problem.

I just picked up a new laptop and want it to have the same capabilities. I added my laptop to the homegroup. Immediately, my workstation and storage rig showed the laptop in the windows browser under homegroup. They can read and write anything I've made available on the laptop.

However, that doesn't work going the other way.
My laptop can see the computers in Windows explorer but it cannot access them!
I have a common folder on all of my machines I'm trying to share to- on each computer I have read/write permissions granted to everyone on the homegroup.

I just copied about 30gigs of data from my workstation to my laptop and it worked!
However, trying to put something from my laptop to that workstation (in the same folder the copied content came from) results in a permissions error!

Any ideas?
Thanks!

A:Laptop Not Able to Access Homegroup...

MAke sure permissions on all 3 machines are set the same. I do not use HomeGroups. What I do is set Permissions for C:\ and all folders using "Everyone" as the main user and control. This rather than Administrator, etc. Works flawlessly for me even wireless.
Just my 2 cents.

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Hi everyone, first time poster... I've been looking for answers to my problem for a few days but with no success, so I joined this forum cause I think you guys might be able to help

So here's the situation:

I want to share folders between my Windows 7 desktop PC and my Windows Vista laptop. The files from my desktop can be accessed without any problems. But when I try to access the laptop's shared content from my desktop pc it says:

"you do not have permission to access \\Laptop\MyFiles. Contact your network administrator to request access."

The settings on both computers for sharing are:
Network discovery: ON
File sharing: ON
Public folder sharing: OFF
Printer sharing: ON
Password protected sharing: OFF
Media Sharing: OFF

Windows firewall is off and my personal firewall is set to trust all local connections.

I would appreciate any help on this, it's really frustrating.

Looking forward to your answers! Thanks in advance.

A:Can't access my laptop's shared folders

Shared Folders and Shared-Folder Permissions (check the security options and permissions first)

Shared folder permissions are used to restrict access to a folder or file that is shared over the network. Folder sharing is normally used to grant remote users access to file and folders over the network. Web sharing is used to grant remote users access to files from the Web if Internet Information Services (IIS) is installed.
Members of the Administrators or Power Users group can share folders on a Windows member server. You have to be a member of the Administrators or Server Operators group to share folders on a domain controller of a domain. Users that have the Create Permanent Shared Objects user right are able to share folders as well. To share folders on NTFS volumes, you have to minimally have the Read permission.
When folders are shared, it is important to keep in mind that you can share folders only, and not files. For users that are locally logged on to a computer, shared folder permissions are irrelevant. Shared folders that are moved are no longer shared. When shared folders are copied, the copy is not shared. The original shared folder however remains shared.

A few disadvantages associated with share permissions are listed below:
Shared folder permissions do not have as many permission options as NTFS permissions. The only shared folder permissions that can be assigned to users/groups are Read, Change, or Full Control.
Share permissions are not inheritable.
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I cant get access with my office laptop to my network printer and NAS at home (both linked to my central router) any views on how to overcome this?
 

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Hello,
I have two units, a Dell XPS 410 and Dell Inspirion 1520 (Laptop) which both use Windows 7 Pro. I haven't used the laptop in a while and after it started, I tried to access a shared folder. At that point, I was able to see the drive on the desktop along with the folders. Once I tried to access the folders, the laptop hung up then finally showed an error indicating a network problem or a rights problem.
When I went to the desktop, I found it rebooting after a crash. This occurred consistently for three attempts of trying different folders in that same drive. Antivirus scans revealed nothing.
Up until today, I have never had that problem since it was set up three years ago.
I am at a loss. What am I missing?

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hi, can anyone help?

i am having problems accessing shared folder on one of my laptops on my home network.

my network currently comprisies,

network printer
sky wireless router
desktop pc running XP sp3
laptop A running Vista 32 bit
laptop B running XP sp3 (was originally running Vista 32 bit)
Where i am at the momment,

everything has full access to the internet
everything can see each other in the workgroup
the desktop and laptop A can fully communicate with each other (all shared folders are avalible and accessable)
the promblem lies with laptop B which is new to the work group.

i have manged to add laptop B to the workgroup as both laptop A and the desktop can see it.

when i try and acccess laptop B from the desktop i get the following error message" \\Orla is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. ", "the network path was not found"
when i try and access laptop B from the desktop i get a similar message " windows cannot access \\orla " "error code 0x80070035 " when i run the diagmostics it says " orla is not a valid host name"
when i try and access either Laptop A or the desktop from laptop B, i get the following error message " \\Orla is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. ", "the network path was not found"
i have to say i have tried allsorts to try and get this working,

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The HomeGroup shares have been a recurring issue that I haven't been able to solve, but the really perplexing one is the shared folder issue which just cropped up. Some of my shared folders still work, but e, g and h (music and video respectively) for some reason spit back "Access Denied" on all of the other computers in my house, this is in spite of the fact that Permissions on them are set to Full Control for Everyone. Any suggestions?

With regards to HomeGroup shares, they simply don't show up no matter what I do, I'd like to fix that one too, but I'm not sure what I can do to fix that.
EDIT: Got the shares fixed, HomeGroup still stumping me.

A:Cannot access shared folders or HomeGroup shares on this computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Stormkitty


The HomeGroup shares have been a recurring issue that I haven't been able to solve, but the really perplexing one is the shared folder issue which just cropped up. Some of my shared folders still work, but e, g and h (music and video respectively) for some reason spit back "Access Denied" on all of the other computers in my house, this is in spite of the fact that Permissions on them are set to Full Control for Everyone. Any suggestions?

With regards to HomeGroup shares, they simply don't show up no matter what I do, I'd like to fix that one too, but I'm not sure what I can do to fix that.


EDIT: Got the shares fixed, HomeGroup still stumping me.


The link below should help you with the Homegroup problem.
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What I'm trying to do doesn't sound complicated but I'm really stumped.

I want to set up a home network (a desktop and other tablets/laptops) and set up some of the drives on the Desktop PC (NOT individual folders) as shared which can then be accessed only by my family's tablets/laptops. However, I don't want other people's devices (who I allow access to my router for internet access) to have access to these folders.

I thought I could use a Homegroup and use permissions to allow access to the shared drives for only the devices that have joined the Homegroup with the appropriate password.

So I set up a Homegroup and right clicked on the drive on the desktop PC and selected Advanced Sharing. I then set up sharing with permissions assigned only to the user named "HomeGroupUsers$" (which sounded logical). But, when I use a laptop which has joined the Homegroup then I get access denied when trying to open up the shared drive.

I then changed the permissions to use the group "HomeUsers" and I could then successfully access the shared drive from the laptop. However, when I connected a tablet to the router which had NOT joined the homegroup, I could still access the shared drive which is not what I want.

Is the use of Homegroup the right mechanism for what I'm trying to do? If it is, then what am I doing wrong?

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I have 3 Win-7 64 bit machines in a homegroup. MAC addressing enabled on the router. Machine A, B and C.

All are in a homegroup. I want to share a folder on machine B to the rest of the group so I share with homegroup (read/write allowed). I jump on machine A and C to test, and am able to click network and open machine B and access and modify the shared folder via explorer. I try the same via windows key run explorer, by typing in \machineb\share and I am able to access and modify the folder. However, when I type the IP address (192.168.0.13) it will no resolve and I get a "Windows cannot access \path\share."

-I run it in safe mode with no results. Here are my troubleshooting efforts:

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I have two computers running windows 7. One is a laptop, one is a desktop. Both are connected to the same router. The desktop is direct wired via ethernet, and the laptop is wirelessly connected.

I set up a homegroup and successfully connected both computers to the homegroup.

If I share one of the "Libraries" folders on either computer, it instantly shows up in the Homegroup folder where shared items should appear. Any other documents or folders that I share from either computer do not appear, no matter what I try.

I right click, choose "share with" and then "homegroup read/write". It doesn't appear accessible from the other computer. I choose "specific people" and then add "everyone," "guest" and "homegroup" all with read/write, and it doesn't appear on the other computer.

I don't understand why this is happening and I'm at my wit's end. Please, I beg of you to help me!

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I think you need to add those other folders to one of your shared libraries. For example, if you have "documents" shared, you can go to the folder you want to share (let's say it's d:\mystuff), single click on it, click include in library, then choose the library you want (in this example, documents).

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This is K. Mohan Rajesh

Iam using a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit.
iam unable to access shared folders on my laptop and laptops connected in same wireless network

Please suggest me in getting out of this issue

My Email : [email protected]

A:Unable to access Shared folders on Laptop and laptops on same network

Did you check the firewall settings? and visibility of machines on the network? did you try pinging them?

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I just bought 2 brand new laptops, both running Windows 7 Home Premium, both connected via a wireless router. Laptop A is an HP, Dads (mine). Laptop B is a Compaq, sons. Was having trouble getting either one to see each other on the homegroup network. Verified I have ipv6 enabled. Read to turn off firewalls. That seemed to work for mine, laptop A, but my sons, laptop B, still will not see mine. But I see his.

I have ran the troubleshooter on sons, laptop B, and it doesn't detect any problems. Is there anything else I should try? I have left the Homegroup and rejoined on both laptops. Thats when mine (laptop A) started seeing sons (laptop B). But doesn't work when I leave and rejoin on sons.

Why does it have to be so frustrating? Any help or info would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you. DadsComputer (Laptop A)

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Seems to have fixed problem itself. Love when that happens.

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I've set up file sharing between a Vista Laptop and a W7 Desktop.
The desktop can see and access the Laptop's files but the Laptop can only see the file folders on the Desktop PC BUT not access them.

I get a window that advises Windows cannot access\\Desktop\My Pictures.

When I click the diagnose the problem button I receive a response, "My Pictures is available but the user account you are logged on with was denied access. Can one of you explain what this means and how I can resolve the issue???
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Make sure you're using a Workgroup and not a Homegroup.

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I have a subfolder under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu on my desktop that I want to copy to the same folder on a laptop which is part of my home network. I've explicitly set the shared properties of ...Start Menu on the laptop to Homegroup (Read/Write). Nevertheless, when I try to copy the subfolder from my desktop to the laptop I get the message "Destination Folder Access Denied: You need permission to perform this action." How do I get "permission"?

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Let's make sure we are thinking the same steps here: You have shared the laptop's C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu on the network and checked that the permissions on the shared Start Menu folder are set to Read/write for Homegroup? You need to do that twice: once on the folder as it is listed under Network and once where the folder is listed in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. As ProgramData is a system folder you might also have to set Homegroup to have the right to "traverse folder" on ProgramData.
Quite a bit of work for replacing a few files really. Why do you have to do this over the network? Can't you just copy the file and do it locally? Mind you you might still have to tweak the permission on the ProgramData folder but at least you only have to do that once......

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I have "blue screen of deaht" laptop that I was told to use an adapter to get any files off. For the most part, I had access to most files. However, I get a message saying my main account is "unacceeisble, access denied." when I try to view the files. Is it because I once had a password on that account? Is it possible to get passed this?

A:[SOLVED] Access denied when trying to get files off drive from dead laptop?

You need to take ownership of the files:
How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

How to take ownership of a folder

To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:
Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes.

Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.



How to take ownership of a file
Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials.

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
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I have read some other posts on this forum regarding vista xp networking with the problem I have,the trouble shooting usually cures everyones problem before mine.

Here is what I have.
Desktop xp home sp3 hard wired to router.{printer to usb}
Vista laptop home premium sp1 using wireless connection.
2nd Vista laptop home premium sp1 using wireless connection.
linksys wireless router

setting are:
vista and xp machines have the same workgroup names
each pc name is differant
network is set to private
no third party firewalls.
network discovery on
file sharing on {on connection properties too.}

Ok.The vista machines can access the xp desktop and they can also access each other with no problems.

Now at the xp desktop I cannot access either vista machine.
I can open cmd and ping either vista machine by ip or by name.
I can ping the xp desktop from either vista machine.

At the xp desktop using explorer adress bar typing in Vista ips or computer name does not gain acess to Vista public folder.

Using run provides the same results with the error ...network path not found.

Attempted remedies are as follows windows firewall off,on, etc.am now at default settings again.

All services on xp and vista machines at default.

An attempt to install the topo...discovery thing on the xp machine..come to find out it is included with service pack3.

Any help will be greatly appreciated,I have spent numerous hours trying to beat this only to be where I started out at.
 

A:Solved: XP can not access Vista shared files.

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Hi,
I have 2PC's and a Laptop that I am trying to set up as a home network:
PC1 XP Home as the main PC
PC2 XP Pro
L/TOP XP Pro
All are connected to a Mentor 4 port ethernet broadband router in turn connected to a cable modem.

I have run the home network setup wizard on all 3 using the "this computer connects to the internet through a residential gateway" setting.

I have no problems connecting to the internet on any of them.

On PC1 if I click on view workgroup computers, they all show up but I can't access PC2 or L/TOP files. I get the Message "............ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

On PC2 if I click on view workgroup computers, none of the computers show up and I get the message " Ms home is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available."

On L/TOP if I click on view workgroup computers, they all show up but I can't access PC1 or PC2 files. I get the Message "............ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

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A:Solved: Cannot access any shared files/folders

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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. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.15(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . .... Read more

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

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Hi,

I have three computers on a network, 2 desktops, 1 laptop. All have XPHome, NIS2007 and SpySweeper 5.5.7.124 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.

Help!
 

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

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I've been using file and printer sharing for quite a while on various home networks, but this problem has me completely stumped.

I have one folder on each of 2 Windows XP Pro machines shared. I can access some of the files in this shared folder but not others. The problem is not specific to size (some are larger, others are small) or type (some are EXE's, others are .TXT's). I simply get the "Access denied" error when trying to open, run, or copy some of the files.

I've tried deleting the folder and re-creating it, and that doesn't work. I've disabled Windows firewall on both systems. That didn't work either.
 

A:Solved: Unable to Access Certain Files in Shared Folder

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I have a wireless network which was working fine with a wired connection for the XP Home laptop and a Linksys wireless adapter for the XP Pro desktop. Both could access all shared folders/printers.
After a bsod "eBiSODe", I did a non destructive OS reinstall on the XP Home laptop. and now it can access the XP Pro but the XP Pro can't access ALL the XP Home shared resources. It can access an external hard drive connected to the XPH laptop, but not the shared area on the C drive. The reinstall didn't change any data or settings as far as I can tell-sharing settings are still the same.
So I assume the fact that the XP Pro can access the external drive means the connection is fine, but something is blocking access to the C drive.

Update:I "unshared" the shared folder on the c drive and then reset it to shared and that seems to have fixed the problem. (Or maybe posting here endows magical powers).
 

A:Solved: XP Pro can't access shared files on XP Home's C drive......

Just the fact that you posted for assistance here made your machine realize that it was hopeless to resist, so it started working.
 

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I've just got a new netbook and have connected it to my home network. Internet connection is working fine, but I also want to access shared files on my main PC.

I've run the Network Setup Wizard on both computers. Both have the same workgroup name and both have file and printer sharing enabled. There are no third-party firewalls running on either machine, but both have Windows Firewall enabled. Both are running AVG free edition.

The netbook is running Windows XP Home Edition SP3
The main PC is running Windows XP Pro SP2

I can access the shared files on my netbook, using my main PC.

Here's the problem. When I go to View Workgroup Computers on the netbook, I can see the main PC in my workgroup. However, when I double click to open this, I get an 'access is denied' message which advises me to contact the server's admin about access permissions.

Can anyone tell me which setting I need to change to enable access? Any help would be much appreciated - please let me know if there's any important info I've left out in this description.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Acessing shared files from netbook: access is denied

After doing some more digging, I found some info that's helped me fix this. For anyone having a similar problem, this is what I used;

On each machine, do this.

Create a file in notepad named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : FIXANON.REG
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be FIXANON.REG.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result.

------------------- Use text after this line -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
------------------- Use text before this line -----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Reboot the computer.
 

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We've recently installed Windows Server 2003 at our small office for data storage, and have set up shared folders in the Win Server 2K3 for access from about a dozen Win XP Pro machines.

Upon the first access of these shared folders from a Win XP Pro machine, we're required to enter a User Name & Password for the Win Server 2K3 machine:

I understand that passwords are required and I have no issue with that... but as you can see from the image there's no means of SAVING the username & password that I can find.

Is there a work-around for this? Perhaps some method in WinXP Pro to save the username/password? As it stands now, any time one of the WinXP Pro machines gets rebooted, or if the server gets rebooted, users of the Win XP Pro machines have to re-enter the username/password, and I'd like to find if there's away around having to re-enter that info.

Thanks guys!
 

A:Solved: Saving passwords for access to shared files on Win Server 2K3 on a Win XP mac

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Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?

A:Con't get my wirelss Laptop homegroup to find my pc ethernet homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MontyRob


Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?



Create a homegroup

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tart-to-finish

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Hi
On my desktop PC I run Win 7 Premium 64bit and I also have a new Dell XPS 16 with Win 7 64 bit Professional laptop connected to a homegroup with the desktop using wireless wi.fi. It works perfectly. I need to add an HP laptop to the homegroup network with a wireless connection. Connection to the homegroup is fine but the HP, running Vista, cannot connect to the internet. The HP laptop has no need to share files or anything on the homegroup except maybe the printer, once in a while. The homegroup has excellent access to the internet, the HP has access to the homegroup but no access to the internet.
IP and DNS servers are set at "Automatically connect.."
Router is a Billion 7800N with latest firmware.
The desktop is in my home office, the Dell in the family room (about 30' one wall) the HP is in an adjacent bedroom (about 20' with two walls). The dell works superbly in that bedroom.
Core two quad 2.8 Ghz (Q6600_ 9600GT GPU
I cannot sort this one out.
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Vista Laptop connects to Win7 homegroup but not to internet.

Does the HP connect OK with a cable connection

what firewall / security suite are you using - HPs usually come with a demo of Norton , if you are not using that , then lets remove it as it can cause blocking issues - see removal tool below

can we see the following

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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

Note:
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I have a desktop and a laptop both running Windows 8 and are both members of the homegroup. In File explorer both machines can see the other in the homegroup but when I double click I get a message (on either machine) "This PC is currently unavailable". This has only been a problem since using 8. When I was all windows 7 the homegroup worked perfectly. Both machines have been set up to share everything including the kitchen sink. I must have a setting wrong somewhere. This used to be an intermittent thing. When I had my old desktop (also windows 8) other homegroup machines could occasionally see the desktop but sometimes not!! I have a BT router that on an individual basis works fine. All machines are using the wi fi on the router. Anyone any thoughts. Thanks in advance

A:homegroup and no access to files

Homegroups can be somewhat problematic when using wireless connections. This error message about the machine being currently unavailable is typical from what I've seen.

First check the time and date on all machines to make sure they are in sync, if not Homegroups won't work properly.

Have you tried leaving the Homegroup from all machines then creating a new one and rejoining?

After leaving the Homegroup if you are still having problems leaving or rejoining the Homegroup there are some files that require deleting at Peer Networking.

In order to see these files you will need to go into Folder Options and choose the option to "Show Hidden Files and Folders". You have to delete all files in Peer Networking from every machine in the Homegroup, then reboot and attempt to create another Homegroup and rejoin from all machines then test for connectivity.

You can see the path to the Peer Networking folder at the top of the picture.

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Hi! SO I have a dell laptop with windows 7, and i set up a home group with 3 different laptops including the dell, i can access music files from it, but nothing else, no files no pictures no documents, and each time ( on the dell) i allow to share those
types of files, and then save it, it goes back to only sharing pictutes, PlEASE HELP ME!!

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Hello all,

My Sony Vaio laptop running Windows XP Media Center 2005 w/ SP3 crashed following a Windows Update gone bad. After the Windows splash screen, I am left with a black screen with control of the cursor. Booting to all three Safe modes results in the same thing. I need to recover some files from the hard drive and have tried several things to no avail. I have tried booting using Knoppix and Ubuntu, but neither could find the hard drive.

The laptop has dual 100GB SATA HDs (master and slave) to make a combined 200GB. I have removed the hard drives and tried connecting them to my desktop using an external USB dock. The desktop is running Windows Vista Home x64 with SP2.

When I connect the primary/master 100GB HD to the desktop, it is assigned a drive letter, but when I try to open it in My Computer, it tells me that is needs to formatted. Under Disk Management, it shows that the drive is Healthy (Primary partition) with 93.16 GB allocated. However, it shows the file system is RAW. When I connect the slave 100GB HD, its not visible under My Computer, but under Disk Management it shows that there is 93.16 GB unallocated and does not list a file system. Prior to the laptop crashing, I had about 180GB of information stored on the hard drive. Obviously, the file system was NTFS. I really need to recover some files from the hard drive, but I still have no way of accessing the drives.

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I have many files on my desktop that I would like to access from my laptop as well. They are connected in the same network (desktop via Ethernet cable, and laptop via WiFi).

How do I access the files?

Desktop is Windows 7, Laptop is Windows 8.1. A friend who comes regularly to my place has a Mac (he's still on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, apparently 10.10 Yosemite is buggy).
 

A:Access files on my desktop from my laptop

You should be able to use a Homegroup for Windows 7 and newer. However, I use the regular file and printer sharing.

Short description for Windows 7 and 8/8.1 file and printer sharing:

Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Private' (or 'Home' or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Private or Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

You may want to change the Workgroup name. To check it or change it right click on "Computer" and select "Properties."

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).
 

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So, my Toshiba Satellite laptop recently broke. I got a new one and I'm trying to retrieve the files from the hard drive. I have it connected to my new computer. It shows the HDD is there but will not let me open it to see the files. The laptop won't even show me how much disk space there is. When I try to open it from the Windows Explorer, it just makes my computer freeze up a little and the WE stops responding. I just want to retrieve some files from the HDD. Got any ideas on what to do?

A:Laptop won't access files from external HDD

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I believe you need to take ownership of the drive first,
Take Ownership Shortcut
I normally would remove the hdd and put it in a external hdd case first but if you can see it you can try as is.
Assuming this is a dead machine you don't want to relive the os install.

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New Dell Laptop win 7 64 bit Home Premium. It is hooked up to a small network consisting of a 2003 R2 std server (used mainly as a shared file reservoir) and 4 XP COMPUTERS all part of "workgroup". The win7 laptop can see all of the computers & the FILESERVER & can also see & access a separate FTPSERVER computer ( not sure why I can't see the 2 networked printers but haven't pursued this yet). Internet works fine.
On trying to access the FILESERVER I am asked for a password to which the correct password does not work.
To verify that the network itself isn't the issue ( & I know this isn't the truest of statements) I installed two other computers (that were never part of this network) one with Vista-Home & another with XP-Home setting them as part of "workgroup" using identical computername & password as the win7 laptop. They both worked perfectly in the network. Only the laptop with windows 7 cant access FILESERVER.
Is it possible that I absolutely need win7 pro to have a chance of making this work
or any other ideas why?

A:Win 7 Laptop cannot access files on fileserver.

This might work for you to access shares on local server. I'm not sure what you are using for your server but this might help. Do this on the Win 7 machines.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

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

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

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Hello,
I have a desktop PC running Windows XP Pro and a netbook running Windows 7 Starter. Is there a simple easy way to allow my netbook to access the files on my desktop drives over wifi without sharing the files with my entire home network. Ideally I'd like to have a password when entered will give me access to any files on the desktop. I'd prefer not having to put the files into a "shared" folder since sometimes I'd probably want to access files that I saved elsewhere without having to go back to my desktop.
 

A:Access files on desktop from my laptop

If you configure an account on the XP desktop with the same name/password as is used on the laptop to login to Windows, you can share the files. On the desktop, also disable "simple sharing". Other computers on the network should not have the same name/password for login.

This will allow you to connect seamlessly to the desktop with the laptop. If you want to share some folders with other computers, you can add accounts with the proper permissions for them.
 

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Hi Guys,

My home was just broken into and the thugs took my laptop. Just bought it like a few weeks ago too!

I was wondering if they will be able to to have access to my files and documents. I only have the general windows log in password.
 

A:Laptop stolen. Can the thieves access my files?

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Hi,

I need to set up my XP laptop to have access to my Windows 7 desktop files. My Windows 7 laptop does have access to my Windows 7 deskstop. Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe

A:Need XP laptop to have access to Windows 7 desktop files

With XP it helps to use the same User name and password as you are using on the Windows 7 machine, this should give you access to shared folders on the Win 7 machine.

You can also use the Public folders on the Win 7 machine to share with older Op systems.

There are tutorials for this type of sharing all over the place.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-7-and-xp/

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I'm no expert on this sort of thing but previously, to transfer files between my PC downstairs while I'm on my laptop, I've logged in to two different msn accounts on each machine to send files from one to another.

To save me all this hassle, is it possible to use my laptop upstairs and somehow be able to access files on my downstairs PC, and vice versa?

Many thanks to those who can help. If you need any more specific information, please say.
 

A:Is it possible to access files from my PC through my laptop and vice versa?

Azzy said:


I'm no expert on this sort of thing but previously, to transfer files between my PC downstairs while I'm on my laptop, I've logged in to two different msn accounts on each machine to send files from one to another.

To save me all this hassle, is it possible to use my laptop upstairs and somehow be able to access files on my downstairs PC, and vice versa?

Many thanks to those who can help. If you need any more specific information, please say.Click to expand...

yes use the network wizard and that should guide you through it
press start>control panel>network and internet connections>set up or change your home or small office network. Then follow the wizard
 

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I have set up a VPN network with 2 Dlink 804HVs. The two pc's are on the same workgroup, both are running xp, no firewalls are on. In fact, they see the shared files on the other computer. But it will not let me access them. Any suggestions?
 

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I have 3 win7 machines on my home network and one unraid (NAS) server. All my machines can see each other they are all under the same workgroup. However they cannot access each other c or d drives. I have setup shared files on one and when i attempt to access those folder windows says network error . windows cannot access you do not have permission to access.

I have setup all my windows machines to network discovery on, file/printer sharing on, use 128 bit encryption, turn off password sharing. homne group connection is set to - use user account to connect to other computers.

Ive been at this for ages read a million threads and still cant get access.

Should i not be able to access my laptops c and d drives from my imac running windows 7? and vice versa.

any help will be appreciated

Cheers
Steve

A:PC's see each other but cant access shared files.

Hardrive sharing requires additional steps than just sharing a folder.



   Warning
Sharing the C drive can cause a huge security risk since anyone on the network could potentially damage the machine remotely. Proceed at your own risk
This post should show you how to share a drive across a network, please replace the drive with the particular drive you wish to share - HDD sharing

Hope This Helps,
Josh!

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Recently my house was broken into and my laptop (among other things) was stolen.  I have backups of just about every file on that laptop so I'm not worried about data loss.  What worries me is a PDF of last year's tax return is saved on the desktop so my social security number could potentially be compromised.  The Windows 7 password screen comes up every time you open the lid so without that they can't log on.  Are there other ways to access the files on my desktop?  How worried should I be?  Thank you

A:Can Thieves Access Files on My Laptop Without the Windows Password?

I'd be pretty worried. There are more than a few ways that they could access your files without knowing your password. Cracking software, or booting into a Linux OS could do that with ease. Then again, it would depend on the kind of thieves these were. They could have just stolen it to sell it off immediately, and in that case, it would depend on who gets a hold of it at that point.

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My laptop recently crashed on me, it will turn on but will not power up. I have tried everything to make it operate and nothing works. I have a new laptop now, but had some important files on that old pc. I was wondering if there was a way to save the files on the hard drive of the laptop that will not boot up?

HELP!
 

A:Is there a way to access files on a crashed laptop hard drive?

You can buy adaptors that connect various devices to another computer (or laptop) via the USB port. Not sure where in the world you are but if you`re in the UK, try someone like Maplin or alternatively a computer spares or gadget type shop will have them in, I`m sure.

If you`re looking at buying one primarily for this purpose, make sure you take the hard drive down with you so you get the correct one for the job.

Jenny
 

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My windows xp would not boot and as suggested by some people here, I took the harddrive out, put it in a usb enclosure and attached it to another computer. The drive appears and everything is ok except one problem.

I can get into all the documents and settings folders for usernames that didnt have login passwords, but i cant get into my main username documents which has all the documents i need. When i click on it, it says access is denied. Is there anyway i can get back in or somewhere i can enter the password or change it? thanks

Stephen
 

A:connected laptop harddrive to pc-access denied to some files

To take ownership of that folder again:

1. Log on with an account that has administrator rights
2. Right click on the folder
3. Select Properties
4. Click on the Security tab
5. Click on the Advanced button
6. Click on the Owner tab
7. In the list of Names, click on your name
8. To take ownership, click on Replace owner on subcontainers and objects
9. Click OK and Yes

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#file_ownership
 

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Hi i took out the hard drive from my laptop that had a BSOD and can't boot. I boutght an enclosure n plugged it using usb to another laptop so i can get my files, but when i click on the disk a window pops up saying disk is not formatted..i dont want to lose my files si i downloaded tesdisk. When i choose "Analyse" it seems that it finds four partitions, but above each one there's a warning "Incorrect number of heads/cylinders 255 (NFTS) ! =240 (HD) or Bad sector head and Bad Ending Head and Bad Starting head..I dont know what to do next..please help!

A:Cant' access files on my external hard drive from another laptop

Here are a couple of links that could save you :

Dell Inspiron 1545 - Won't boot. Error code 2000-1042. Any fix?

Another solution although it maybe the same program you used, perhaps incorrectly or should be used with the disk in the original laptop :

VERY'VERY,VERY GOOD NEWS

if you have the message

'The disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? … '

you already have a solution

1- DON'T format the drive ...

2- WATCHES this Web (www.cgsecurity.org)

...and download “testdisk” for your operating system of “main page”..read everything very well before using it…

I had that same problem and this free software solves it in minutes …

HAVE LUCK AND SHARES THE INFORMATION

greetings dino

TestDisk : TestDisk - CGSecurity

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