XP Unable to share files between two computers in a folder thats is a sub folder of Documents and Settings
Posted on 2008-10-12
My environment is
Computer 1 - XP Media Centre Edition V2002 Service Pack 2
Computer 2 - XP Professional V2002 Service Pack 2
The computers are linked across a wireless network
I am trying to share c:/documents and settings/karin/my documents on computer 1 with computer 2 using simple file sharing. I have setup file sharing on the mydocuments sub folder and the folder is visible to computer 2 but when I click on the folder on computer 2. I get an error message "\\your-a9503ee463\my documents is not accessible. You may not have the correct permissions to use this network resource ....etc"
Is this a permanent restriction that you cannot share sub folders of documents and settings? if it is, it's rather limiting and inconvenient. I have disabled Norton Antivirus on both computers and this maies no difference. I am able to successfully share the "shared documents" folder between the two computers without any problems