View Full Version : Help with sharing on network with XP pro
10-21-2002, 09:08 AM
Hi yaw doin. I've got XP Pro running on my computer and my wifes computer. I want to share everything on these two computer. I have sharing all drives for both computers. But in some of the drives I cant get into some of the folders. Is there a 1 click way of opening all folders and files to sharing? Its really getting frustrating. I can get into my wifes C: drive but it wont let me get into program files. Well I put a short cut in the shared folders list for Program files but it wont show me all the files and folders in the Progam Files list. Its starting to bug the snot out of me. Please help
PS: is the Home version this bad for sharing?
10-21-2002, 12:09 PM
You actually don't even have to bother sharing, IF you are logging on with the administrative account.
By default, there is a hidden share set up on each drive that is accessble to accounts with administrative rights. The easiest thing to do is to log on with the same name and password on each machine (so it will do pass-thry authentication), and then connect to the administrative share, which is \\machinename\C$ - of course, substitute C for whatever drive letter you want to connect to. The $ means it's a hidden share, which is why it won't show up in a browse list - you have to manually connect.
Hope that helps...
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