file sharing

Posted: 06-05-2007, 01:53 AM
I just upgraded my laptop from xp to vista, after doing that I can't connect
to the laptop from my desktop pc which has xp loaded on it. I can map to the
laptop but it won't open the drive. I can map from the laptop and connect to
the shared folder on the xp pc, I also can print from the desktop but I can't
print from the laptop even though I can see the printer??

file sharing


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Gloria Boyer [MSFT]
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Re: file sharing
Posted: 06-06-2007, 05:54 PM
This article should help you out:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/net.../vista_fp.mspx

Thanks,

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frecon
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File Sharing
Posted: 07-28-2007, 07:52 PM
I have Windows Vista Home Premium. I do not want to enable file and
printer sharing. However, somehow, in "Network and Sharing Center" file
sharing is 'ON'. When i use the arrow to get to the option to turn it off,
the 'OFF' option is greyed out. In my firewall (OneCare) i have checked "do
not allow file sharing" and in "Folder Option-View" i have unchecked 'File
and sharing Wizard". Still, when i try to delete some files i get the message
that the 'file is shared with other people" and i cannot delete it. What
else can i try? Thanks.
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Bluefox
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File Sharing
Posted: 09-08-2007, 01:02 PM
3 PCs XP-Pro 2 PCs Vista. Windows Workgoup

One Vista PC holds folders/files that other computers can access on workgroup.

If a word or excel document is open and an additional user wishes to look at
the same document they are advised that it is open and they can look at a
read only copy etc etc if that user is on a XP-Pro PC

HOWEVER, if the user is on a Vista PC and tries to open a file already open
the PC hangs, nothing is useable until the intial user of that file exits the
file that is open.

It makes no difference which computer type opens the files first.

In XP-Pro its great it works fine - in Vista it does not work at all.

Any answers please, and yes I have looked everywhere for an answer before
coming here.

Many thanks

Bluefox
bejube
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RE: File Sharing
Posted: 09-21-2007, 08:40 PM
Any solution to this as yet? I have the same problem!!

"Bluefox" wrote:
> 3 PCs XP-Pro 2 PCs Vista. Windows Workgoup
>
> One Vista PC holds folders/files that other computers can access on workgroup.
>
> If a word or excel document is open and an additional user wishes to look at
> the same document they are advised that it is open and they can look at a
> read only copy etc etc if that user is on a XP-Pro PC
>
> HOWEVER, if the user is on a Vista PC and tries to open a file already open
> the PC hangs, nothing is useable until the intial user of that file exits the
> file that is open.
>
> It makes no difference which computer type opens the files first.
>
> In XP-Pro its great it works fine - in Vista it does not work at all.
>
> Any answers please, and yes I have looked everywhere for an answer before
> coming here.
>
> Many thanks
>
> Bluefox
Jonathan Eisenberg
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File Sharing
Posted: 01-13-2008, 03:49 AM
I have reviewed the Tech Note

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...bb727037.aspx#

and the following information in it is wrong or at least is not true on my
Vista Home Premium PC:

Sharing a Folder or Printer in Windows Vista
To share a folder in Windows Vista, do the following:
1. Ensure that file sharing is enabled as described in the "Enabling
File and Printer Sharing Options" section of this article.
2. Click Start, and then click Computer.
3. In the Computer window, navigate to the folder containing the
folder that you want to share.
4. Right-click the folder that you want to share, and then click
Share. The File Sharing window is displayed.

This does NOT happen. I do have file sharing enabled and password protected
sharing off. When I right click on a folder whether C: or C:\Program Files
or others, this does NOT open a File Sharing window. Instead, it opens an
"XX Properties" window, where XX=name of folder (e.g., "Users Properties",
"Program Files Properties"). At the top of this box there is a section
entitled "Network File and Folder Sharing". Within this section is a button
labeled "Sharing" and in each case the button is GRAYED OUT. I'm sure this
means that sharing is not on in some way, so please help me understand why
this is happening and how to enable that. Also, how do I get to the File
Sharing Window. (Also within the above-referenced window is another button
called "Advanced Sharing" which can be opened to add users but I have done
this including Everyone but it does not work to enable access.) Thank you.




Jonathan Eisenberg
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Re: File Sharing
Posted: 01-13-2008, 04:04 AM
BTW there is another section of this tech note that refers to the button
being grayed out and discusses administrative shares -- I have gone through
and done all this and the C drive is shared as C not C$. It shows as shared
(even right above the grayed out "Share" button), but it is not.

Administrative Shares and Sharing the Root of a Drive

Windows XP by default created administrative shares for the root folders of
the fixed drives of the computer. For example, for the root of the C: drive
on the computer named BobPC, Windows XP automatically shared \\bobpc\c$. The
"$" at the end of the share name means that the share name will not appear
in the list of shares. For computers running Windows Vista that are members
of a workgroup, these administrative shares exist but are blocked for
network access for security reasons. You can create your own shares to share
your drives from the root of the drive, but Microsoft highly recommends that
you share only the folders that you need to, rather than the entire drive.

To share the root of a drive, do the following:
1. Right-click the drive in the Computer window, and then click
Share. Windows Vista displays the properties for the drive with the Sharing
tab selected.
The Share button and the File Sharing dialog box are not available.
2. Click Advanced Sharing.
3. In the Advanced Sharing dialog box, click Share this folder and
specify the share name, permissions, and other settings as needed.
4. Click OK, and then click Close.
Because the "driveletter$" shares already exist, you cannot share the root
of a drive with the name "driveletter$". However, you can share it with
another name, such as "driveletter". For example, you cannot share the root
of your C: drive as "C$", but you can share it as "C".

"Jonathan Eisenberg" <joneisenberg@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I have reviewed the Tech Note
>
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...bb727037.aspx#
>
> and the following information in it is wrong or at least is not true on my
> Vista Home Premium PC:
>
> Sharing a Folder or Printer in Windows Vista
> To share a folder in Windows Vista, do the following:
> 1. Ensure that file sharing is enabled as described in the
> "Enabling File and Printer Sharing Options" section of this article.
> 2. Click Start, and then click Computer.
> 3. In the Computer window, navigate to the folder containing the
> folder that you want to share.
> 4. Right-click the folder that you want to share, and then click
> Share. The File Sharing window is displayed.
>
> This does NOT happen. I do have file sharing enabled and password
> protected sharing off. When I right click on a folder whether C: or
> C:\Program Files or others, this does NOT open a File Sharing window.
> Instead, it opens an "XX Properties" window, where XX=name of folder
> (e.g., "Users Properties", "Program Files Properties"). At the top of
> this box there is a section entitled "Network File and Folder Sharing".
> Within this section is a button labeled "Sharing" and in each case the
> button is GRAYED OUT. I'm sure this means that sharing is not on in some
> way, so please help me understand why this is happening and how to enable
> that. Also, how do I get to the File Sharing Window. (Also within the
> above-referenced window is another button called "Advanced Sharing" which
> can be opened to add users but I have done this including Everyone but it
> does not work to enable access.) Thank you.
>
>
>
>
Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: File Sharing
Posted: 01-13-2008, 04:57 PM
It could be a 3rd party software issue. For troubleshooting, start the
Vista with clean boot. Please post back with the result.

How to setup windows network, internet sharing, remote access and VPNHow to
run Windows OS with a clean boot. when you cannot determine the cause of the
issue, you may run Windows clean boot. ...
www.howtonetworking.com


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"Jonathan Eisenberg" <joneisenberg@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I have reviewed the Tech Note
>
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...bb727037.aspx#
>
> and the following information in it is wrong or at least is not true on my
> Vista Home Premium PC:
>
> Sharing a Folder or Printer in Windows Vista
> To share a folder in Windows Vista, do the following:
> 1. Ensure that file sharing is enabled as described in the
> "Enabling File and Printer Sharing Options" section of this article.
> 2. Click Start, and then click Computer.
> 3. In the Computer window, navigate to the folder containing the
> folder that you want to share.
> 4. Right-click the folder that you want to share, and then click
> Share. The File Sharing window is displayed.
>
> This does NOT happen. I do have file sharing enabled and password
> protected sharing off. When I right click on a folder whether C: or
> C:\Program Files or others, this does NOT open a File Sharing window.
> Instead, it opens an "XX Properties" window, where XX=name of folder
> (e.g., "Users Properties", "Program Files Properties"). At the top of
> this box there is a section entitled "Network File and Folder Sharing".
> Within this section is a button labeled "Sharing" and in each case the
> button is GRAYED OUT. I'm sure this means that sharing is not on in some
> way, so please help me understand why this is happening and how to enable
> that. Also, how do I get to the File Sharing Window. (Also within the
> above-referenced window is another button called "Advanced Sharing" which
> can be opened to add users but I have done this including Everyone but it
> does not work to enable access.) Thank you.
>
>
>
>
Meltoast
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File Sharing
Posted: 01-21-2008, 04:29 AM
I am trying to find out how to share files between my 3 computers. My
computer are as follows:

1. HP dv9000 laptop with a wireless connection and with Vista.
2. HP dv1000 laptop with a wireless connection and XP
3. Sony desktop which is connected directly to my routers.

Before I got the vista laptop I was able to share files as well print
wirerlessly. I hope someone can help me.

Mick Murphy
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RE: File Sharing
Posted: 01-21-2008, 06:40 AM
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
How to give Permissions are there, too.
If you are running Norton, etc’s Firewall, check its settings.

1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
the SAME.

In Vista Network and Sharing:

Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

File Sharing: ON

Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
Docs)

Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
from an XP computer.

Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.


"Meltoast" wrote:
> I am trying to find out how to share files between my 3 computers. My
> computer are as follows:
>
> 1. HP dv9000 laptop with a wireless connection and with Vista.
> 2. HP dv1000 laptop with a wireless connection and XP
> 3. Sony desktop which is connected directly to my routers.
>
> Before I got the vista laptop I was able to share files as well print
> wirerlessly. I hope someone can help me.
>
 
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