File Sharing

So you want to do some file sharing across a local network on your Windows XP pc aye? And it seems to be set up right, but then you try and double-click on the computer and it gives you a similar, if not exactly the same message as:

"\\COMPUTER1\ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Access is denied

So you're like "shit dude, this be hella wack", so you try to go to "\\COMPUTER1\MUSIC\" manually through the address bar, and it works. Freaky. How doth one fix this? Like this:

On computer 1 got run in the start menu and type regedit. Then navigate to the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA and change the value of the RestrictAnonymous to 0. Now reboot (THIS STEP IS VITAL).

Now it should work, and you love me. Good times.


David Hulbert 9:37 am  

That's weird. It works fine on our computers at work. Maybe you need the guest account activated or something.

Weird you need to reboot for XP. You may be able to just restart the workstation and server services (start, run, services.msc).

Did you know you can also access hidden shares if you have access? Eg \\computer1\c$ for C:.

We have a Linux box with samba file sharing at work and it's zoom-quick!

Tommeh 10:46 am  

Yeah, it's the first time I've ever had that trouble, normally worked fine until I tried it at this house. Must have installed or played with something that changed the setting. Yah i read about that dollar sign while searching the google for it, though I not sure I want my house mates gawking.

I might have just been about to log on and log off, I dunno. Kablam

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