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i have an Ntsever connected to 2 computers - 1 is windows 98 and the other is 2000 i can access the 98 from the other 2 but when i try to access the server or the 2000 machine from the 98 it ask for a password and there isnt one. what is the problem?

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Re:networking 98/NT/2000.

"when i try to access the server or the 2000 machine from the 98 it ask for a password and there isnt one. what is the problem?"

NT and 2000 have "users" and passwords. Too bad you didn't reveal if IPC$ was in the message box. I won't know if would help you out.


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Re:Re:networking 98/NT/2000.

yes this IPC$ was in the message

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Re:Re:Re:networking 98/NT/2000.

i have the 98 connected through the ntsever. there should be 4 folders showing up but only 3 do. all of them show up on the 2000. the folder i cant find called is network files

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Imagine all I know about the issues are what you tell me.

While it seems the initial issue is conquered, I'm unsure because your never wrote if you fixed it, or how.

In your latest post, you mention folders, but no description of how such are being displayed. There are folders in Explorer, Control Panel, other places. And you could be pointing at a mounted drive letter, a fully qualified path to somewhere on a network or via a web browser.

Please don't make me guess since I don't like bad guesses.

In closing, since you may be learning about accounts and permissions, it is a new area that a directory doesn't have to show if the permissions are set just so.


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Re:Imagine all I know about the issues are what you tell me.

i fixed the first issue by going to the page you sent me. thank you very much. when i open the explorer i go to my network places,click on this and in the window are four icons. 1 is the nt server, 1 is the other computer(2000)1 is mine and 1 that says entire network. when i go into the server from 2000 there is 4 folders and the printer listed. when i acces this from 98 there is the printer and only 3 folders. the folder that is missing is called network files. i have givin all computers full permission-access to the each other. you stated that the directory doesn't have to show the folders if the permission is not set right. how do i know if it is?.
Once again thanks for your time!

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Gotta ask. Who made "network files?"

There are some directories that might appear to some clients to give automatic access to drivers and more. This folder may be one of these special folders that make working with Windows networking so much fun.

Sorry, but I can't tell who made this directory.

In closing, why deal with it?

Hint: create a new directory on the Windows 98 box. See if the others see it and then move all the stuff into that...


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Re:Gotta ask. Who made

ok i was going to try this. this setup id for a friends small buisness and they think they have to have these files in this folder cause they use quick books 2004. i told them we can maove it to a different folder but they think otherwise. i will try this. thanks again

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The end run.

Rename the folder that doesn't show.
Create it on the 98 box and make sure the others show it. (Tap F5 to refresh if need be)
Copy the contents to the newly created directory that you made on the 98 box.

I bet it's a permissions, groups and such issue, but learning such may not be needed if you just need to get past this.

There are find books on this subject, many web articles, but I don't duplicate such here. I just note them. I would note such, but I haven't read enough clues to tell you which may apply.

Best of luck,


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