Windows Vista sharing

Something very weird with Windows Vista sharing.

I have 6 folders shared, but other computers can see only one.

When I stop the sharing on one of the folders and start it again, everything pops up and working.

Then again suddenly, it happens again where only one folder is being shared.
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alonig1Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make sure (Network Sharing center) that Network Discovery, File and Print Sharing are ON. Turn OFF Homegroup if it is not being used.

You probably should make a userid on the Vista machine that is the same as the user trying to access the Vista machine.

Restart Vista, delete the folder mappings and remap.

Does this improve your situation?
alonig1Author Commented:
No, cause everything works fine and then it stopped meaning the the settings/ configuration is fine.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Security updates change things so be aware of that.

You should try deleting the mappings and remapping at a minimum because these can go wrong.

Something DID change or the sharing would not have stopped.

Try running TCP/IP Reset on all machines to see if that helps.

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator
Then  netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
Also, ipconfig /flushdns followed by net stop dnscache followed by net start dnscache
Then restart the computer

And, of course, and Always, check for viruses and malware.
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alonig1Author Commented:
I stop one sharing, and turn it back one, all sharing comes back on.

I disabled the AV live protection (for 30 min) and it's working for a while now. now it went back on and still it working for a while now.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Your first sentence suggests you have persistent drives ON and the mappings are getting lost. I suggest to help with Persistence that you delete ALL folder mappings, restart and remap the folders.

Your second sentence suggests AV updates have changed security and maybe the firewall.
alonig1Author Commented:
It was the AV protection ,  once I turn it off everything was working.

No need to re-configure or remap , that would just be a waste of time.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I asked you to check AV, you did and you ignored me. You waste peoples time and I have blacklisted you.
alonig1Author Commented:
You told me to re-map everything, I told you about the protection that after 30 min "I disabled the AV live protection (for 30 min) and it's working for a while now. now it went back on and still it working for a while now."


If I would follow your guidance  I wouldn't get no more, and would be more frustrated, re-configuring everything (re-mapping) has nothing to do with that, I feel you just wrote to give an answer, to really troubleshoot something is to try and apply a fix and see if it works.

You can blacklist me, and say that I ignore you, maybe it because your advice that you give is not relevant, again if I would to follow your advice I would get no where.

Go back to question and see only I told you about the AV protection , where did you tell me about it prior to be mentioning it.

In computer repair you can say, re-install the OS that will solve the issue, that's not a valid solution as for the ones that you've provided.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I said "Your second sentence suggests AV updates have changed security"  So any reasonable person would check A/V which is what you did.
alonig1Author Commented:
That is after me saying that I did disable the auto/live protection on the AV, not before.
alonig1Author Commented:
That solved the issue.
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