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KLOR

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    Hi I have a small problem,
    I have a 10 mbps Ethernet home network with 3 computers on it 2 Windows XP and
    1 Windows 98. I can get into the windows folder on the Windows 98 though the XP's
    but not vise versa.
    Both the XP's are Windows XP Home Edition The other is Windows 98 Se.
    Any clue as to how I can get in to those folders on the Windows XP from the Windows 98?
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    Re: Windows, ProgramFiles, and Documents an Settings locked on network
    « Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 06:12:13 AM »
    If the XP machine is running on the NTFS file system Win98 cannot see it...
    To check this right click the partition / drive with XP and select properties in Disk Management.
       
     
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      Re: Windows, ProgramFiles, and Documents an Settings locked on network
      « Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 12:41:46 PM »
      no, its ntfs and I can see the files and access every thing but Windows, Program Files, and Documents and Settings. When I click on them It says "The folder is not accessible Access is denied" how can I get rid of that message?
       
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      Re: Windows, ProgramFiles, and Documents an Settings locked on network
      « Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 01:59:03 PM »
      Re-read my post...Win98 cannot read from an NTFS partition...it will not be able to see anything on the XP drive/partition.
      The only solution to this is to convert the XP partition/drive to FAT32 and you may not be able to do this without wiping the XP install...converting the drive/partition and re-installing XP and all your programs.
      On top of that you will take a performance hit in doing so...
         
       
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        Re: Windows, ProgramFiles, and Documents an Settings locked on network
        « Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 04:52:51 PM »
        But the drive is not directly hooked up to the win98 its in a different computer and hooked up though a network and when I go to Network Neighborhood on the win98 desktop I click on the XP 
        computer then Drive C: (witch is shared on the XP computer and allows full access) all the files and folders come up exactly the same as it is on My Computer on the XP, I can open some folders I even installed some programs from the XP to the win98 through the network I PROMES . Its only 3 folders that when I click on them it says Access Denied. Now my real question is how can I let the win98 OR the other XP in to those 3 folders?? 
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          Re: Windows, ProgramFiles, and Documents an Settings locked on network
          « Reply #5 on: April 07, 2008, 06:30:04 PM »
          Any Ideas
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          Re: Windows, ProgramFiles, and Documents an Settings locked on network
          « Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 07:12:17 PM »
          Back up the XP install.
          Format the XP drive and FDisk it as FAT32.
          Re-install.

          I'm not sure what part of Win98 won't read an NTFS partition you don't understand.
          It has nothing to do with priviledges...
             
           
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            Re: Windows, ProgramFiles, and Documents an Settings locked on network
            « Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 07:51:30 PM »
            OK! srry forget I even said theres a win98, BUT there is 2 XP's and when one of them try's to access the other's Windows and Program Files folders It said "Access Denied" But every thing else works fine sounds just like the win98 doesn't it?? Is there a way to let the computers access those folders, is this info CLASSIFIED so you wont tell me, or is it simply impossible??
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            Re: Windows, ProgramFiles, and Documents an Settings locked on network
            « Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008, 08:01:12 PM »
            Now that the circumstances have changed and it's XP to XP the dilemna is clear as mud...
            What folder is this ?
            Is it on a Network shared drive ?
            If so is there any security settings on this network setup ?

            If no to the above questions See Here...

            P.S. Being snippy when asking for assistance won't get you far. Nothing we do here is "classified"...
               
             
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              Re: Windows, ProgramFiles, and Documents an Settings locked on network
              « Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008, 08:37:34 PM »
              srry...

              Tanks
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