File Sharing Problem with XP over home netwrok
Posted on 2004-03-30
Ok, this is a problem I have been having for some time now and despite many attempts (and hours!) I have been unable to resolve it. Basically I have two computers networked via cat 5 X over.
Computer A: A desktop with XP home and a broad band connection.
Computer B: A laptop with XP Pro sharing the broadband connection.
Any file can be copied (from a shared folder) from comp B to comp A but only some files copy from comp A to comp B (whilst some don't!!!). The ones that don't error with :-
Cannot copy <filename>: Access is denied
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
Well, the disk is not full or write protected. Also the file is not currently in use as it will copy to another directory on the same computer. It has nothing to do with the folder containing the file, as files in the same folder do copy across the network.
Both computers can ping each other, both can see each others shared folders, they are both in the same workgroup and subnet and the internet connection sharing works fine.
When I take the file and burn it to a CD ROM the same problem occurs when trying to take it off the CD ROM and put it on comp B!!
The only thing I can think off is it is something to do with the file(s) itself. But what could that be????
Any help, gratefully received!
P.S. The only type of file affected seems to be MP3. although some MP3's do copy and some don't???