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Unable to share ProgramFiles directory with WinXP clients

running WinXP professional on all PC in office.  I am unable to share the "program files" directory.  I am sharing the root successfully, and all directories except the program files are sharing OK.  I have seen other similiar questions, but none have a clear solution.
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1. Disable simple file sharing: go to Control Panel, Folder Options, View tab, untick "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)".

2. Share "Program Files" folder (with a name with no spaces if you are going to share with PCs with Win9x): go to Windows Explorer, navigate to "Program Files" folder, right-click, Sharing and Security, tick "Share this folder", write a "Share name".

3. Add "Everyone" group name to Security (if not done yet): Security tab, Add, Advanced, Find Now, select Everyone, OK, OK.

No other action (as activate Guest account) is needed
Program files can only be shared at the Administrator level, because when a lot of programs install themselves, they do so with admin-only priveleges, so NON-admin people cannot acces them.  Now if you had a FAT32 drive, you would not have this problem, it is one of those annoyances with NTFS file permissions.
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