Accessing drives over home network

I have a wireless network and computers are all XP.  I have listed drives and folders to share.  I can access some folders but not others.  I get a message that I do not have rights to access the other folders.  One has an outlook PST file and it says I do not have permission.  Any Suggestions?
RonCoxAsked:
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eric1508Commented:
Have you run the network setup wizard on all machines and then rebooted?
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cbmmCommented:
you have to share the entire user profile
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rhgundersonCommented:
If you shared your C drive and included all subfolders, then, by default, users home folder are not shared. I think the .pst files are in ~\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook" so this folder would not be shared.

I think you can force this by explicitly sharing that folder.
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uxlinCommented:
The file was originally created in a folder that's not shared. Or when this folder is shared, windows failed to change the property of its contents. Try close Outlook and then disable sharing this folder, then enable again.
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RonCoxAuthor Commented:
I did orginally run setup wizard on all machines and rebooted.

What does "share entire user profile mean?  I share the C drive and the user under documenst and settings and the folder where outlook.pst is located.  There are 2 users on the machine.  I share both user folders.  From the other machine I can access one user folders but not the other user.

All the files were created in folders that were originally shared.

Any clarifications or other ideas?

Ron...

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cbmmCommented:
right click the user (bob for example) folder which is c:\documents and settings. go to properties and go to sharing tab. if you share the c: drive the remote users will not have access to your profile folder, you have to spefically share your user folder. this is by design for security reasons, if this is xp professional you can turn off simple file sharing which is in exporer--tools--folder options--view--scroll to the bottom and uncheck simple file sharing. this will unhide the security tab option this is viewed by right clicking a folder and going to properties. you can then give everyone or guests access to this folder
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cbmmCommented:
if you created the profile to be private when you created the account the folder is encrypted
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RonCoxAuthor Commented:
The folders are not private and I had already unchecked simple.

None of the ideas expressed here have worked or I had already done them.  Let me explain my symptom further.

User 1 on Computer 1 can access shared folders on computer 2 and user 1 folders, but not user 2 folders.  User 1 nor user 2 on computer 2 can access any folders on computer1.  Both users can "see"  shared and user1 and user2.  In the cases of not being able to access, the message is that you might not have permission, see adminsitrator.  This is an XP home network and both computers are in the same workgroup having run the home network wizard and named both the same.  I have Norton on both and have specified the IPs as trusted.  One is a desktop and the other is a notebook.  The users are the same on both as the notebook is for our travel.  All worked before I restored both hard drives to original purchase contents except for larger drives.

Any other suggestions?  Any data I have that can help?

Thanks, Ron...
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RonCoxAuthor Commented:
I have solved the problem but I do not know why it worked.  I removed all shares on all the computers, rebooted the machines and put the shares in again.  Now, I can access all the shared folders and drives from all the machines for all the users.

Ron...
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