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Anonymous
April 24, 2005 11:22:53 AM

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I have three computers on my work group network, and all works well
except that files I have recently downloaded on "Gil" to a shared folder
"Download" are not accessible on other computers. I get the message:

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not
have appropriate permission to access the item."

I have simple file sharing enabled on Gil, although it got disabled for
a while and sharing permissions on that folder might have been changed.
Anyone know how I can fix it so that new files in that folder are shared?

Thanks
Gil Seward

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Anonymous
April 24, 2005 11:42:47 AM

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Hi Gil,

The folder you are trying to share cannot be under the user profile path, it
has to be outside of the C:\Documents and Settings directory. With Simple
File Sharing enabled, it is often best to simply use the "shared documents"
folder, and create sub-folders under it.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
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Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Gil" <gseward@pacbell.net> wrote in message
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>I have three computers on my work group network, and all works well except
>that files I have recently downloaded on "Gil" to a shared folder
>"Download" are not accessible on other computers. I get the message:
>
> "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not
> have appropriate permission to access the item."
>
> I have simple file sharing enabled on Gil, although it got disabled for a
> while and sharing permissions on that folder might have been changed.
> Anyone know how I can fix it so that new files in that folder are shared?
>
> Thanks
> Gil Seward
Anonymous
April 24, 2005 7:26:11 PM

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The shared folder is on the root of C:, and it used to work, still does
except for newly downloaded files.

Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
> Hi Gil,
>
> The folder you are trying to share cannot be under the user profile path, it
> has to be outside of the C:\Documents and Settings directory. With Simple
> File Sharing enabled, it is often best to simply use the "shared documents"
> folder, and create sub-folders under it.
>
Anonymous
April 25, 2005 1:47:54 PM

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Fixed the problem. I moved all the files to a new folder and then
deleted the Download folder, then renamed the new folder to Download and
shared it. Now all files are shared.

Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
> Hi Gil,
>
> The folder you are trying to share cannot be under the user profile
> path, it has to be outside of the C:\Documents and Settings
> directory. With Simple File Sharing enabled, it is often best to
> simply use the "shared documents" folder, and create sub-folders
> under it.
>


>I have three computers on my work group network, and all works well
>except
> that files I have recently downloaded on "Gil" to a shared folder
> "Download" are not accessible on other computers. I get the message:
>
>
> "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may
> not have appropriate permission to access the item."
>
> I have simple file sharing enabled on Gil, although it got disabled
> for a while and sharing permissions on that folder might have been
> changed. Anyone know how I can fix it so that new files in that
> folder are shared?
>
> Thanks
> Gil Seward
!