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lost 50% of my "send to" options

by jonah jones / June 17, 2008 4:38 AM PDT

laptop and PC connected via a hub

i can 'send to' and drag 'n drop from the laptop to the PC but when i try from PC to laptop i get "access denied, disk full/write protected/in use error

annoying to say the least.....

XP Pro + SP2 on both machines


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Are they actually there? Can you view them??
by Steven Haninger / June 17, 2008 4:45 AM PDT

If that's the case, you've lost permission to do otherwise. The cure is to take ownership of the files/folders. You add your username and give full control. With folders, you can cause files and subfolders to "inherit" permissions from the parent. Does this help?

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(NT) i can view them, and all the permissuon boxes are checked
by jonah jones / June 17, 2008 6:03 AM PDT
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Sounds like you're blocked at the laptop

Can you access and browse the share you want to send the files to? I'll presume you have "Simple File Sharing turned off on both machines". Make sure you've set up identical users with identical passwords on both and that any firewall settings allow local network traffic. When all else fails, I generally find that using the administrator account works best.

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SFS is off on both machines
by jonah jones / June 17, 2008 12:33 PM PDT

and with 2 windows open on the PC i can see/browse both machines

i even turned off both firewalls (after unplugging from the net) thinking that something had changed in the settings, still no luck....

one of lifes mysteries i guess ;-(

i'll sit on it when i get home today (it's 05:35 here)



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you hit the nail on the head
by jonah jones / June 17, 2008 8:27 PM PDT

in properties -->sharing

i had to check the "allow network users to change my files" box to enable the 'send to' option

thanks Steve!!



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Take Ownership. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 17, 2008 6:32 AM PDT
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they were already 'owned' Wayne
by jonah jones / June 17, 2008 12:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Take Ownership. . .

but i did check that...something just 'glitched' i reckon, all i have to do is find it



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