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Anonymous
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July 6, 2005 7:47:02 AM

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I am running Windows XP Home on 2 machines. I have them connected in a home
network and, for both machines, they are sharing their drive Cs. But for
security reasons, I cannot seem to share the Windows and Program Files
folders. Is there anyway to override the security and share them anyway?

Thanks in advance for any help...
Anonymous
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July 6, 2005 3:26:03 PM

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My machine restarts when I go into safe mode. But even if it didn't how would
I go about deactivating SFS on Win XP Home in safe mode?
July 6, 2005 3:51:13 PM

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"JTH" <JTH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I am running Windows XP Home on 2 machines. I have them connected in a
home
> network and, for both machines, they are sharing their drive Cs. But for
> security reasons, I cannot seem to share the Windows and Program Files
> folders. Is there anyway to override the security and share them anyway?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help...

Why would you want to? You cannot run a program from PC2 that you have
installed on PC1 . The only way to do that is with something like Remote
Desktop which you don't have in Home Edition. And why on earth would you
want to share the Windows folder? There's NOTHING you can do with it from
the other machine other than to view the contents.
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Anonymous
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July 6, 2005 3:51:14 PM

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Just for reviewing files and programs. I probably won't use it but I would
like full access to both machines just in case I ever need it.
July 6, 2005 4:47:23 PM

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"JTH" <JTH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Just for reviewing files and programs. I probably won't use it but I would
> like full access to both machines just in case I ever need it.

Like I said, all you can do is view the contents, but I can't for the life
of me understand what you are hoping to accomplish by this. Why would you
want to "review" what's in the Windows folder?
Anonymous
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July 7, 2005 1:57:36 AM

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You already have. The Admin$ share takes you to Windows. You have to be an admin to use it. C$ takes you to C drive which includes the whole disk. And nothing stops you from sharing Windows or Program Files anyway - turn off simple file sharing..

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"JTH" <JTH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B2FE9955-0FD8-433D-8A33-2EFCABBF4DB2@microsoft.com...
> Just for reviewing files and programs. I probably won't use it but I would
> like full access to both machines just in case I ever need it.
July 7, 2005 1:57:37 AM

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"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
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> turn off simple file sharing..

Windows Home Edition - you can't turn it off (unless logged on as Admin in
safe mode?) AFAIK.
Anonymous
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July 7, 2005 2:43:45 AM

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So, ..., log on in safe mode.

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> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:o D3IrHigFHA.3912@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> turn off simple file sharing..
>
> Windows Home Edition - you can't turn it off (unless logged on as Admin in
> safe mode?) AFAIK.
>
>
July 7, 2005 2:43:46 AM

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"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
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> So, ..., log on in safe mode.

Whatever
July 7, 2005 1:07:01 PM

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"JTH" <JTH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> My machine restarts when I go into safe mode. But even if it didn't how
would
> I go about deactivating SFS on Win XP Home in safe mode?

Boot into Safe Mode. Go to Windows Explorer, Tools-Folder Options-View and
it should be the very last option at the bottom.

HTH
June 10, 2007 6:31:47 PM

I know this is an old thread but I'm having the same problem (unable to view Program Files from another machine on the network). I've tried connecting to C$ (reports non-existent share) and I've tried rebooting into Safe Mode but there is still no "simple file sharing" check box under folder options.

As a hack, I found a shareware program called File System Manager that allows you to much with underlying permissions but I'd prefer being able to do this in Windows.

I HATE the way Microsoft thinks it knows what's good for you better than you do. I just installed Vista Ultimate on another PC and that is even more obnoxious (at least you can turn off most of the new "features").
June 10, 2007 6:55:25 PM

man this thread is 2 years old tho :D 
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