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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 8, 2005 9:33:24 AM

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Hello. I have a Desktop and laptop running Windows XP. I have password
protected my login on the Desktop. Both computers are networked and I am able
to access files on the Shared Folder on the desktop from my laptop. The
problem I am facing is that I am unable to access other files on my desktop
and when I go to the location, the message I receive is that I do not have
sufficient privileges. How can I access my personal files on the desktop from
my laptop? In other words, is there a way to provide my login password and
access my files on the desktop from a laptop? At the moment, only if I remove
the password from the desktop am I able to access my files on the desktop -
but I need to have the password on the desltop as others use the desltop as
well but I need to access my personal files on the desktop using my laptop.
Appreciate your comments and solution to this problem.

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 8, 2005 9:47:35 AM

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create the same password on your laptop
OR use the command prompt and
type: net use \\computername /user:computername\login password
replace computername with ip address or workstation name and login with
loginname.

Regards,


"Vish Tumu" wrote:

> Hello. I have a Desktop and laptop running Windows XP. I have password
> protected my login on the Desktop. Both computers are networked and I am able
> to access files on the Shared Folder on the desktop from my laptop. The
> problem I am facing is that I am unable to access other files on my desktop
> and when I go to the location, the message I receive is that I do not have
> sufficient privileges. How can I access my personal files on the desktop from
> my laptop? In other words, is there a way to provide my login password and
> access my files on the desktop from a laptop? At the moment, only if I remove
> the password from the desktop am I able to access my files on the desktop -
> but I need to have the password on the desltop as others use the desltop as
> well but I need to access my personal files on the desktop using my laptop.
> Appreciate your comments and solution to this problem.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 8, 2005 10:01:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I am lost - how do I do what you are suggesting:

(1) how do I create the same password on my laptop - do I create a user for
myself on the laptop exactly as on the desktop with the same name and
password?

(2) what is the command prompt? do I carry out these instructions from the
Add Network place or from some where else?

Would greatly appreciate a step-by-step instruction.

"Rikken" wrote:

> create the same password on your laptop
> OR use the command prompt and
> type: net use \\computername /user:computername\login password
> replace computername with ip address or workstation name and login with
> loginname.
>
> Regards,
>
>
> "Vish Tumu" wrote:
>
> > Hello. I have a Desktop and laptop running Windows XP. I have password
> > protected my login on the Desktop. Both computers are networked and I am able
> > to access files on the Shared Folder on the desktop from my laptop. The
> > problem I am facing is that I am unable to access other files on my desktop
> > and when I go to the location, the message I receive is that I do not have
> > sufficient privileges. How can I access my personal files on the desktop from
> > my laptop? In other words, is there a way to provide my login password and
> > access my files on the desktop from a laptop? At the moment, only if I remove
> > the password from the desktop am I able to access my files on the desktop -
> > but I need to have the password on the desltop as others use the desltop as
> > well but I need to access my personal files on the desktop using my laptop.
> > Appreciate your comments and solution to this problem.
>
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 8, 2005 10:11:18 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

yes, try solution 1 and create the same user and password for yourself on the
laptop. Thats easier than solution 2 if you don't know much about windows.

About solution 2: you can find the command prompt item in the start menu ->
all programs -> accessories. Bu if you don't know this try solution 1.

"Vish Tumu" wrote:

> I am lost - how do I do what you are suggesting:
>
> (1) how do I create the same password on my laptop - do I create a user for
> myself on the laptop exactly as on the desktop with the same name and
> password?
>
> (2) what is the command prompt? do I carry out these instructions from the
> Add Network place or from some where else?
>
> Would greatly appreciate a step-by-step instruction.
>
> "Rikken" wrote:
>
> > create the same password on your laptop
> > OR use the command prompt and
> > type: net use \\computername /user:computername\login password
> > replace computername with ip address or workstation name and login with
> > loginname.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> >
> > "Vish Tumu" wrote:
> >
> > > Hello. I have a Desktop and laptop running Windows XP. I have password
> > > protected my login on the Desktop. Both computers are networked and I am able
> > > to access files on the Shared Folder on the desktop from my laptop. The
> > > problem I am facing is that I am unable to access other files on my desktop
> > > and when I go to the location, the message I receive is that I do not have
> > > sufficient privileges. How can I access my personal files on the desktop from
> > > my laptop? In other words, is there a way to provide my login password and
> > > access my files on the desktop from a laptop? At the moment, only if I remove
> > > the password from the desktop am I able to access my files on the desktop -
> > > but I need to have the password on the desltop as others use the desltop as
> > > well but I need to access my personal files on the desktop using my laptop.
> > > Appreciate your comments and solution to this problem.
> >
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 8, 2005 10:51:15 AM

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Appreciate your reply but none of the solutions appear to be working on my
laptop, most probably becuase of some error on my part. I created a User
Account on my laptop exactly as in the desktop with the same password and I
logged into the laptop using this user name. Next, I added a network place to
the folder on the desktop that I wish to access but I am running into the
same situation wherein it says I do not have sufficient privileges.

"Rikken" wrote:

> yes, try solution 1 and create the same user and password for yourself on the
> laptop. Thats easier than solution 2 if you don't know much about windows.
>
> About solution 2: you can find the command prompt item in the start menu ->
> all programs -> accessories. Bu if you don't know this try solution 1.
>
> "Vish Tumu" wrote:
>
> > I am lost - how do I do what you are suggesting:
> >
> > (1) how do I create the same password on my laptop - do I create a user for
> > myself on the laptop exactly as on the desktop with the same name and
> > password?
> >
> > (2) what is the command prompt? do I carry out these instructions from the
> > Add Network place or from some where else?
> >
> > Would greatly appreciate a step-by-step instruction.
> >
> > "Rikken" wrote:
> >
> > > create the same password on your laptop
> > > OR use the command prompt and
> > > type: net use \\computername /user:computername\login password
> > > replace computername with ip address or workstation name and login with
> > > loginname.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > >
> > > "Vish Tumu" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello. I have a Desktop and laptop running Windows XP. I have password
> > > > protected my login on the Desktop. Both computers are networked and I am able
> > > > to access files on the Shared Folder on the desktop from my laptop. The
> > > > problem I am facing is that I am unable to access other files on my desktop
> > > > and when I go to the location, the message I receive is that I do not have
> > > > sufficient privileges. How can I access my personal files on the desktop from
> > > > my laptop? In other words, is there a way to provide my login password and
> > > > access my files on the desktop from a laptop? At the moment, only if I remove
> > > > the password from the desktop am I able to access my files on the desktop -
> > > > but I need to have the password on the desltop as others use the desltop as
> > > > well but I need to access my personal files on the desktop using my laptop.
> > > > Appreciate your comments and solution to this problem.
> > >
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