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Windows 7 to Windows xp file/folder sharing

Last response: in Windows XP
April 19, 2010 1:11:21 AM


I have a Windows xp computer which has two user accounts. User A (admin) and User B (limited access). I am trying to share all of User B's file on my network so that they are accessible in another computer which is running Windows 7. I can see the Shared folders that already exist in Windows xp on my Windows 7 computer. I can also see User A files and folders which are enabled for sharing, but this is not true for User B. When I try to access User Bs files I get the error which tells me to talk to the administrator.

I guess the problem exists in the xp system. When I select User A's folders to share, there is a progress box which changes the attributes of all the folders and their files. But when I do the same with User B, this progress box never appears. So I believe they are not allowed to be shared from the xp side. Although when right clicking them and checking properties, they do have the share option enabled.

I have tried everything but I have not been able to share User B's files on the network. The process is that I have to log into User A's account to change any settings (because its the only admin account). The process works fine with User A (admin) but not with User B (limited access).

Any help is greatly appreciated!
April 19, 2010 2:46:59 AM

Simple idea first! Is there any reason why you can't change User B's account to be an Administrator Account? You could do this logged on as User A and use Control Panel->Users to change the account type for User B. If you need the restricted account for User B, we can figure out something else.

August 15, 2010 8:12:41 AM

It is mostly used by children so I need a restricted account on that. So what should I do to make it work?

Thanks in advance for your help!