Trying to share a folder over my network in windows XP. I undo the 'read only' button in the folder settings and click 'apply.' The problem arises though when I try to download a Torrent file to this folder on the network. I get an error message. I'm assuming it has something to do with the folder not be able to be written to. Any ideas what is going on? Why won't the undo 'read only' option work on this folder?
Well permissions is set to everyone. I unchecked 'read only' and even though it went back to having a check mark for 'read only' box, my torrent is downloading and uploading fine now. Thanks Tigsounds.
ps- a little curious but i have two folders being shared. only one of them shows up in 'my network' on the computer that is sharing them. Any idea why this is?
Check the elements of the permissions. If not allowed to read or change or full control, they might not show up.
The other thing that gets goofy is the protocols in use. Some things can access the different computers, some things can't.
I usually tell people to install the NWLink NetBIOS protocol as it allows Explorer to interact with other machines on a first-name basis and it really works well. Try it, you'll like it.
installed that. doesn't seem to help. I should say that the folder that shows it as sharing is a main folder on my HDD. The folder that doesn't show it being shared is a subfolder inside another folder. Not sure if this makes a difference.
Nope. A folder buried down several levels makes no difference. Do you have "Use simple file sharing" turned on? I run with it off and things are easier to control. The shared folder does have the sharing 'hand' under it... right?
Control Panel, folder options, View, Use simple file sharing (uncheck for better control)