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Access denied to a shared folder on a 2nd XP Pro PC after restoring data from a backup. I have removed the read-only attributes and the folder is shared allowing users to change files. The mapped drive is accessable from the 2nd computer and the files are viewable but cannot be run or copied.
 
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 2000 total points
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Try to Take Ownership of this file\folder as described below.

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418

Note: If you cannot see the Security tab, then you will have to goto Explorer>Tools>Folder Options>View and untick Simple File Sharing, apply and now you should get that tab in XP PRO !!
For XP Home edition, you will have to boot into safemode and have to login as Administrator to access the Security tab, coz in xp home this tab cannot be visible to standard users !!
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by:Grant Dunsmore
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Took ownership of the shared folder and replaced permissions as the administrator and then reshred the folder and was able to access it from the 2nd PC.
Thanks for your help.
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