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sswilson May 8, 2010 12:45 AM

Resetting Win7 to XP folder sharing settings?
Scratching my head over this one... I'm sharing FAH folders on both a Win7 64bit and an XP Home(sp3) machine with another XP Home(sp3) rig in order to have all of my clients available for a single instance of HFM.

Here's the kicker... everything was working fine, but for some reason the windows 7 machine stopped sharing one of two folders (one's the GPU client, the other's the SMP2 client). It shows up under workgroup, but whenever I try to access it, it won't allow me in (error about not having access, contact your administrator). It had been initially working, and then just stopped (this is the SMP client files under programs X86). The gpu client folder on the other hand is working fine.

I've tried rebooting both PCs, tried turning file sharing off and then back on for the Win7 machine (used to work for XP folders which had lost connection) and all file sharing properties are the same between the two folders.

Any ideas?

edit: Maybe it's time to start setting up static ips in the router? Would that make my connections more stable and less likely to drop off? (Used to happen fairly often with XP networked machines....).

sswilson May 8, 2010 01:00 PM

Heh..... No ideas at all???? ;)

ipaine May 8, 2010 03:15 PM

I was about to say geez you think you could wait more than 15 minutes, then I noticed the am pm thing. :doh:

Hmm, that is strange, and you are certain that all the settings for each folder are exactly the same? Nothing over looked? Double check under properties - sharing tab - advanced sharing. Make sure the permissions are all correct.

That said I know I have my machines set with static IP's and then only time it doesn't work right is if a machine goes down.

sswilson May 8, 2010 04:42 PM

I'll have a second (well... fourth or fifth actually... ;) ) look at the settings, but I'm pretty sure they're all the same. I'm wondering if it's got something to do with the extra layer the SMP uses (that install when you first put it on your system).

LCB001 May 8, 2010 04:46 PM

Having your SMP in the program files directory might be causing an issue, have you checked that win defender is not blocking it...

Zero82z May 8, 2010 07:24 PM

Is UAC enabled? Does the Everyone group have Full Control permissions in that folder?

sswilson May 8, 2010 09:10 PM

I disabled UAC once I started having problems with no luck. I'll disable defender when I get home from work. (firewall is already off).

JD May 8, 2010 09:56 PM

Also check under this: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings

Make sure Password protected sharing is off. And maybe lower the encryption as well. I'd use the same settings for Home and Public, unless your network location is always set to Home. I know mine never is because the VMWare virtual adapters are stuck on Public.

sswilson May 9, 2010 11:41 PM

still not having any luck with this at all. Driving me freaking batty.... I'm also thinking that I might have buggered up my smp2 install by changing ownership from admin to my user (still full admin rights). I even tried to put the folder into the library so that I could make it a public folder, but then got the message that I wasn't allowed to share system files. I'm sure it's got something to do with the fact that the data is stored under programs X86, but the bloody thing worked for the first day or two, and then stopped working.... wonder if a security update closed a possible exploit by closing down sharing from those folders.......

I've tried everything that's been suggested here, and have tried to find any kind of info via google, but as yet haven't been able to find a solution.... is there a way to "sync" the information in one folder with another one on the same machine so that I can sync it into a folder that I can access?

sswilson May 10, 2010 12:22 AM

Is it possibly a setting on my XP machines that I need to change? Neither one of them can access any shared folders other than the public ones. I even went so far as to turn off the "let windows manage my homegroup settings" to see if that was the issue... haven't quite found where to turn the homegroup off altogether.....

edit: Hrmmmmm..... from the smp setup guide....


First, create a new FAH folder, such as C:\Users\[username]\FAH Please do NOT install in C:\Program Files\FAH to avoid issues with permissions, especially under Windows Vista. Vista has new security restrictions on running programs from the Program Files folder that previous versions of Windows did not have.
Pain in the arse as I'll have to uninstall it (will have to doublecheck how to get rid of that front-end... seems to me it was more than just re-installing..........) and re-install in a self defined non-program files folder, but I guess that'll resolve the issue as I can get to non program files folders from my XP machines.

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