I've set the full security settings to allow everyone access to a shared filespace on an XP Home machine (using Admin login) and it works fine...for awhile. However a few minutes later select files start to be "unavailable" for remote access. This happens to both exe files, mdb databases, excel files, etc. I'll be able to open a file remotely, then minutes later suddenly it's "unavailable" becuase it can't be found (or might be locked or encrypted). This is such insanely poor network coding. Is there any solution here?
As I said, I logged in as Administrator and was able to access the full security settings, and all modifications look to be correctly set. It will work fine, and with no explanation files will become "unavailable" to remote users - no changes, no one logs out or back in, etc.
If XP Home is such a complete load of crap in networking, then would an upgrade to XP Pro solve the problems once and for all?