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Old 10-18-2008
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Default cant access Root folders

hi, i eed help with sharing my root folders. I know that microsoft prefer ppl to only share single folders but sharing on vista isnt working well for me, my PC doesnt recognise my laptop and visa versa exept when i try to share root forlders (C drive) but anytime i try to open the root folder for my pc on my laptop it says i dont have permission, same for tryin to open the root folder for my laptop on my PC. Thing is i can ping my laptop from my comp and i can ping my comp from my laptop so i dont know wots going on. Does anyone have any ideas?

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You need an account to log into that allows admin rights, otherwise it's security locked.
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Old 10-19-2008
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This works for me on drives other than the system partition but I see no reason why it shouldn‘t.

To give you unrestricted access across the network, make Everyone appear in the Security Tab as follows:

Right-click Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management then right-click the drive graphic > Properties > Security Tab > Edit > Add then type ‘Everyone’ (not the quotes) > OK and below it select your preferences, e.g. Read or Full Control. Now Apply, OK, etc. to finish.
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