I have a windows network (wireless) on which I primarily use my desktop pc which has 2 IDE internal drives 2 IDE external drives and one internal SATA drive. I want to be able to access all these drives remotely from my laptop and so I set them up to share on the network but although I can see them from the laptop I get an error message telling me i dont have permission to view them. This is odd because I can see all the shared folders on my two internal IDE drives ok. Also when I attach a portable drive to my laptop and share it I can read this on my desktop.
Thinking the problem might be related to the XP Home edition on my laptop, I upgraded it to XP Pro but it makes no difference. I have also tried creating folders on the drives and sharing those as well but although I can see them it wont let me open them. I dont know what to try next