Sharing Root C: through a workgroup

By Deviouz
Nov 23, 2006
  1. i having trouble setting up a Root share of C:\ on one of my Private Networked PC's and accessing some of the folders on it from my other PC.

    I enabled sharing of the entire C:\ Drive over network but when i browse to the shared folder-drive in my network places i cant access the "Windows" "Program Files" and the "User" Folders... and its driving me nuts figuring out how to enable access to them over the network..

    can sumone please help me figure how i can enable access to them please...!!!

    Both PC's are Windows XP
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Your a brave person, sharing the root, thats like giving access to your bank account.

    What program are you using to network you folders and drives?
  3. Deviouz

    Deviouz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    the other pc isnt connected to the net so whats the problem sharing the root when its only privately networked connected to my other pc..

    can you please just answer my first Question..!!!
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +107

    Are you running XP Pro?

    If so make sure that Local Security Policy is setup correctly.

    Click on control panel
    click on switch to classic view
    click administration tools
    click on local security policy
    double click on local policies
    click on security options

    Rename the GUEST to something else: BIGJOE example

    Scroll down to:

    Network access: Sharing and Security Model for Local Accounts

    Change this from Guest to Classic

    Also while you're here let's fix a security whole in XP Pro.
    Scroll down to:

    Network Security: LAN Manager authetication level

    Change that to: Send NTLM responses only.

    Exit out of that

    Double click on the desktop MY COMPUTER

    Click on Tools (menu)
    Click on Folders Options
    Click on View
    Scroll down to the bottom
    Check off use simple file sharing.. (you might not have this option available to you)
  5. Deviouz

    Deviouz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    yes both PC's are XP PRO

    ok so i did all the things you mentioned, but when i direct my Explorer to the other PC's Private IP i get a login prompt.. what user name & password do i use for this..???
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