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Cant access public folder without user name and password?

Q: Cant access public folder without user name and password?

Hi hope some one can help as this is really bugging me.

I have 2 HP laptops running Windows 7. I can access the puplic folder and printer sharing from the first laptop to the secound. When I try to access the puplic folder from the secound laptop to the first I get this error.


As far as I know all my setting are correct in the 2 laptops. here is the screen shotts on the setting.


and the other laptop all looks the same so I dont understand why its asking for passwords.



Any help would be great.
Thanks

A: Cant access public folder without user name and password?

If you know the credentials, you might check that box that says to remember them and it likely wont appear again

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Hi, I need help:

1. I log into a normal user account.

2. I double click to access a restricted folder.
(Restricted folder means: In administrator account, I made this folder restricted to other users. Right
Click/Properties/Security tab)

3. A message came up:
You don't currently have permission to
access this folder.
Click Continue to permanently get access
to this folder.

4. After I click Continue a message came up:
You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder you will need to use
the Security tab.
But I want Windows to ask my admin password to access that folder.


I have done this job before, and it worked fine but I forgot how did I do...
Thanks for helping me.

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Hello, someone was nice enough to delete my folder ( C/users/public ) I would like to restore this file but it is completely erased ( Deleted from trash ) Is it possible to restore this file so it functions the same as it did before it was deleted? I appreciate any input, thanks in advance.

A:Is it possible to restore public user folder?

Hi,

You could try this

Public.zip

Hope it helps

SIW2

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I think I've tried every option in Windows Help without success. I have pictures in Public Pictures. I log into another account on the same computer. I can see that the folder is shared. I cannot see/open the pictures.

I'm sure the answer is easy, but I'm at my wit's end. Any help appreciated.

Thanks!

A:Public Folder contents cannot be viewed by user

Did you verify that the user has the appropriate permissions for the public folder? By default anyone is supposed to have read access but that could have gotten messed up.

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I installed Avast AV when Norton expired. In order to activate the internet security stuff, I had to install the upgraded library file, blah, blah, blah. In order to do this, I had to show hidden folders. Having only recently begun my foray into Windows 7 (coming from XP), I was flying a bit blind. I must have hit the wrong thing. After I was able to see hidden folders, install the library file to Avast and continue on with the reboot, the desktop came up wiped clean of my documents/pics, etc and my C:\Users\Susan folder has disappeared and is now called Public. Next, I thought I may have switched my user from Susan to Public, but I have not.

What did I do? I am so confused and feeling like a complete novice at this point....

Thanks,
Susan

A:Windows 7 User folder changed to Public?

Found the solution. I must have checked the box to hide the folder. I found the option to show hidden files/folders (in the control panel? that's dumb) and everything reappeared.... I knew it was something simple and stupid....

Susan

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I installed Avast AV when Norton expired. In order to activate the internet security stuff, I had to install the upgraded library file, blah, blah, blah. To do this, I had to show hidden folders. Having only recently begun my foray into Windows 7 (coming from XP), I was flying a bit blind. I must have hit the wrong thing. After I was able to see hidden folders, install the library file to Avast and continue on with the reboot, the desktop came up wiped clean of my documents/pics, etc and my C:\Users\Susan folder has disappeared and is now called Public. Next, I thought I may have switched my user from Susan to Public, but I have not.

I can find it in [shell:UsersFilesFolder] under Custom, but I cannot open the location. It would appear to have all my stuff (libraries are listed, but can't see past that). I can see it in "Choose Search Location" but cannot open it.

What did I do? I am so confused and feeling like a complete novice at this point....

Thanks,
Susan

A:What happened to my user folder and documents? Changed to Public?

Found the solution. I must have checked the box to hide the folder. I found the option to show hidden files/folders (in the control panel? that's dumb) and everything reappeared.... I knew it was something simple and stupid....

Susan

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hello everyone,

my problem is how to boost the signal of public wifi
which demands user name and password (web authentication ),
like in hotels, or even from Iphone hotspot.

Right now i am using acess point TP-LINK WA801ND,
which in universal REPEATER mood increase signal of private wifi,
but failed to do so when needed web authentication.
To be more exact, the connection is made but the page with user name and password never comes.
my question so would be : is there a way to overcome this problem using this device,
or is there any other device like maybe strong antenna which will make the work for me ??

thank you in advance
 

A:how to boost signal of public wifi which demand user and password

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I'm on Windows Vista - 32 bit.

I apologize for not understanding the terms (and whatnot) enough to know how to ask the question shortly (in less than a hundred words), but ... here's what I know:

I don't care about "sharing" because I'm only dealing with one machine for now, but the issue ... is about sharing. It's about sharing files from one USER ... to another on this one machine. All in the same Vista system. I'm the administrator. I've got two kids, each with their own "username." One has a password. One doesn't. I was on LeAnn's (with a password) user weeks ago and she was in the middle of something (or I was lazy or just curious - I don't remember but it might have been just curiosity on my part) I wanted to access one of my word files from HER user (without leaving her user and logging into mine).

So I did the admin override thing.

And ever since ... I haven't been able to KEEP her from reading all the "word" files in the admin user. It's got to be just a checkmark in a box somewhere but I can't find it. Please help.

A:user access to non-public files

Read this article about how to stop sharing and permissions:http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...0b63eb1033.mspx

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Hey,

Me and my brother have recently both reinstalled windows vista home basic on our fairly new laptop computers, I went to access my brothers public folder by going to Network then \\ GAMES1-PC\Public (Already setting up no user account control, password sharing and public folder sharing enabled.) It wouldnt connect and asked if i wanted to diagnose the problem, I then tryed to access my OWN public folder by going to the public folder on the side and it accessed fine but when I tryed going through Network \\ GAMES2-PC\Public It wouldnt connect and asked if i wanted to diagnose.

My brothers computer has been doing the same thing and we really dont want to reinstall.

Thanks in advance
RaZoR

A:Cannot Access My Own Public Folder

Can you see the other PC in each computer's Network and Sharing Center?

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Running Outlook 2000 with Exchange 2000. I am trying to set a rule on a public folder to notify someone that they have a message waiting for them. I saw all the normal options and I don't want to send them the whole email as that could eventually take up too much space I just want to send them a notification.

I tried the rules wizard but couldn't figure it out, does anyone have a quick reference to do this?
 

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Hello,

I've just taken over a "network" of around 30 computers. The previous admin had not setup an actual manage network. No domain controllers, no file servers etc. Everyone is just plugged into a large switch and connected via WORKGROUP.

I've never actually used the Workgroup so I'm having a little trouble. Some of our most crucial files are shared off of one persons computer (Windows 10). The files are in C:\Users\Public\Documents
The Public folder itself is hidden.

6 Windows 7 users have a shortcut to this folder on their desktop. The shortcut points to "\\Windows10PC\Users\Public\Shared Folder"
Sometimes when accessing this folder they are prompted for credentials. They must use the credentials of the local user of the Win 10 PC.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Whenver I try to create this shortcut from another desktop I keep receiving "File cannot be found".
If I try to to explore the C$ drive of the the Win 10 PC I cannot gain access dues "Access denied" even though I'm using the local users credentials.

I've tried many different combinations using $ to access the shared folder but to no luck.

So what I've ended up doing is copying the shortcut from another computer (which is setup exactly the way I tried setting it up). When I paste the shortcut it works just find, yet I cannot create a shortuct pointing to the same location.
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I have Wireless home network between 3 XP computer and 2 Vista laptop. I have turn on the share folder in XP computer and Public folder Vista without password. The computers that has XP can access the the share folder of all computer but the Vista one can only access the share folder of XP.

So the problem is between Vista and Vista. When I open the public folder on the other machine, a box apear asking for user name and password but there is no password because the XP computer can access the folder normally.
 

A:Problem access public folder from Vista

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I set up a network a while ago and it worked seamlessly between my two computers--a desktop and a laptop, both running Windows 7. The laptop would connect to the network by accessing the wireless internet that both computers use. My laptop is able to detect the desktop on the network, but when I click the computer icon, my Public folder or my Users folder, in the Network, i can't open it, giving me an error that says "Windows cannot access \\COMPUTER\folder". Troubleshooting this problem says that the problem can't be detected.

I have made sure that the desktop has allowed folders to be shared to everyone.
I have made sure that folders on my laptop are allowed to be shared to everyone.
I do not use a password for access.
I have tried turning off the Windows Firewall for both computers.

I can't access my Public or Users folder under my own computer in the network. This makes me think that the problem is with my laptop.

Changes that could have possibly done this is that I once tried to connect to the desktop through Remote Desktop Connection, but that failed. I have changed the name of my desktop after doing a factory reset, but i doubt this would affect anything.

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I have an issue where i cannot access my own public folder through the network folder. I have internet access on my desktop and have a direct wired connection to my router. I also have a couple of laptops accessing the current network via wireless and they all have internet. The problem is that those other computers dont always show up in the network folder on my desktop and they dont have access to the printer (sometimes a friend has a laptop over and i can see that one). I thought it was an issue with the laptops but my PC (connected to the printer) cant even see its own public folder... so i am assuming that isn't right. One other thing - the laptops can all see my desktop with the printer on it but cannot "find" the computer when i click on it (network sharing is all turned on with no passwords and private style network).

Any ideas? A few months ago i changed routers and since then have had an issue with printer access but no problems with internet access... dont see anything in the router settings that is obviously wrong...

Thanks

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Hi I have been having trouble gaining access to my user/(user) folder to get to my app data details, if i right click there is no option to run as administrator, i havn't changed the share options but i did follow these instructions








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Christian Smith


If you wanted to remove it, just right click on the folder > Properties > Security > Click "Edit" next to change permissions > Click "add" > if the folder is nothing really personal etc, type "everyone" Into the dialog box. Hit the enter key and "Apply", "Ok" etc.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Hope that helps.


and it stated that i didn't have permissions. (as it ran through a list of items )


I then followed these instructions
Local Users and Groups Manager - Open

and in both option 1 and 3 it stated that "this computer is running windows 7 home premium. this snapin may not be used with this version of windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the user accounts tool in the control panel."
in option 2 the local user and groups option is not there.
as far as i am aware and in the user account option i am the only user running on this computer (and as administrator)

i am therefore at a loss and any help would be gratefull

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Hello worligig,

You might see if installing and using Take Ownership may allow you to be able to access it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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I've corrupted the permissions on my C:\Users\Public\Public\Downloads folder. How can I recreate this folder? I've tried deleting the folder and then recreating it in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\..\Shell Folders & User Shell Folders, but
to no avail.
This is on a Windows 8.1 Pro x64, non-domain, desktop installation.

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I have a new computer with Vista Home Premium and I moved some of the Public Folders (Public Documents, Music, Pictures) from C to D, as instructed by Microsoft at this link When you try to move a public folder in Windows Vista, the Move button may be missing

I want to be able to share these folders from their new location with the other computers in my home network, so I turned on the Public Folder sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

However, in the Network and Sharing Center the only public folders recognized are the ones still at the original location - C:\Users\Public\Favorites and C:\ ...\Public Desktop (hidden files) and ...\Recorded TV.

I have spent a few hours searching for the answer to this on the internet. In this version of Vista Home Premium, there is NOTthe option to change the letter of the directory in the registry by changing the key called public as suggested by the How To Geek at this link Move the Public Folder in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

How To Geek says:"Browse down to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
You should see a key called Public. Double-click it to open it and change it to D:\Public, or whatever location you want to move the public folder to."Note - Vista Home Premium does NOT have a Public key.

Does anyone else have any other ideas?

Thanks so much in advance.

A:Public folder moved to another directory no longer Public

Originally Posted by vistabegood


I have a new computer with Vista Home Premium and I moved some of the Public Folders (Public Documents, Music, Pictures) from C to D, as instructed by Microsoft at this link When you try to move a public folder in Windows Vista, the Move button may be missing

I want to be able to share these folders from their new location with the other computers in my home network, so I turned on the Public Folder sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

However, in the Network and Sharing Center the only public folders recognized are the ones still at the original location - C:\Users\Public\Favorites and C:\ ...\Public Desktop (hidden files) and ...\Recorded TV.

I have spent a few hours searching for the answer to this on the internet. In this version of Vista Home Premium, there is NOTthe option to change the letter of the directory in the registry by changing the key called public as suggested by the How To Geek at this link Move the Public Folder in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

How To Geek says:
"Browse down to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
You should see a key called Public. Double-click it to open it and change it to D:\Public, or whatever location you want to move the public folder to."Note - Vista Home Premium does NOT have a Public key.

Does anyone else have any other ideas?

Thanks so much in advance.




If you open Windows Explorer an... Read more

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 545s Desktop - Intel Duo Core 2.93, 6gb RAM, 720gb HD, 64bit Windows 7

I get the message: (every time I try and open a folder on my c/drive - Can't access Windows Explorer folder on the taskbar and any other folder or file by double clicking it. I can open them by right clicking, then open)
"this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a progra or, if one is already installed, create an assocation in the Default Programs control Panel".

I can open applications. But, I can not open the folder for them lets say in c:/program files -- the only way to open them is by rightclicking, then open. If I double click, I get the above error message. (same issue with "my documents", "My pictures", etc).

Included with the above problems:
I now, can not access User Accounts. When I go into Control Panel, click User Accounts.. I can not manage existing ones, nor can I "Add or remove user accounts". I click the link and nothing happens.

Finally...
I have someething built into the computer called "Dell DataSafe Backup". Its a recovery partition/part of the HDD that saves all my files for a recovery. However, I can NOT access it. I click the "Dell DataSafe" in my taskbar and nothing happens..
 

A:Can't access any folder by doubleclicking, can't access user accounts or Dell Backup

MS Support suggested:
I tried doing a registry fix:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithList]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithProgids]
"exefile"=hex(0):

after saving the above file as 'exe.reg', I went to CMD prompt and typed: reg import exe.reg

I also saved above file as (by another suggestion): and ran a file called: vista-7-fixexe.reg , then CMD Prompt: reg import vista-7-fixexe.reg both did not work..

tried another suggestion in the CMD Prompt: "assoc.exe=exefile" but have no idea what this was for or what it did..As I have no idea what the above did or did not do..

(Some recent installs: Some updates including Service Pack 1. Some updates to applications I use as well..)
 

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PLEASE HELP!

THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan
 

A:how to access password protected folder when you have the password

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hi

i am using windows xp sp3.

i am connected in local network.

in my system there is a shared folder.

i have another system connected in public network.

how to access that shared folder from public ip system(public network system)?
 

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Greetings to all,

I've tried sharing files in Windows 7 with a computer running XP over a Home network. These are some of
my finding and CONCERN over the files that are actually being shared if Public Folders Sharing is turned ON
in Windows 7.

I will refer the computer running on Win 7 as Comp A
and the on running on XP as Comp B for the rest of the entry

In the Advanced Sharing Settings on Windows 7 I've made these changes

NOTE: C:\Users\Username is an ADMINISTRATOR Profile on Comp A (running Win 7).Case 1

In Home or Work (which is my current profile)

i) I've turned Public Folder sharing ON

ii) Password Protected Sharing sharing is turned OFF

Both Comp A and Comp B has been set to the SAME Workgroup name

Everything is fine, I can view all the network computers on both PC's although I've
have to run a search on Comp B to find Comp A.

What I can see on Comp B (running XP) are ONLY the Public Folders of Comp A (Win 7)
OK, Good.....it's the expected behavior. BUT......

There is a PROBLEM if Password Protected Sharing is turned ON in Win 7as explained in Case 2

Case 2
i) Public Folder sharing is still turned ON
but
ii) Password Protected Sharing is turned ON

When I did this, I was prompt for a Username and Password (on Comp B) when I tried
to view the files on Comp A. So I keyed in the Username and Password of Comp A in Comp B
and I can gain access to the files shared on Comp A.
Here is where the "NIGHTMARE" begins!!!!

I've noticed that not... Read more

A:User folder EXPOSED if Password Protected Sharing is ON

I've found W7 sharing system very confusing. The best way to share folders (IMO) is to open fsmgmt.msc through the start menu and do it through that. I also found that, by default W7 had shared my user folder on my network....worrying!! A sure way to make sure that the folder is blocked it to add network to the ACL of your user folder (or indeed any other folder you want blocked) and set the permissions of network to deny.
You'll get a security warning about your actions.

Hope this helps

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Hi all,
I set up windows home server for my family about 1 or 2 weeks ago, and we have just been getting to grips with it. The first time i connected to the shared documents, on all computers, it asked for a username and password. The files i needed to set things up were in a locked area (specificly), so i entered the Admin logon. Now i have finished with that, how do i re-enter the username and password, so i can enter the individual accounts that can only view their documents, and not everybody elses.

Also, while i'm here: On Windows Home server, how do i view/restore/copy files from the backups?

thanks,
Nappymonster
 

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I recently had a crash, so I hooked up my hard drive using a hard drive enclosure. Now I can access the drive, but it won't let me into my personal folder. I am getting the following error:
F:\Documents and Settings\[User] is not accessible

Access is Denied
Has anyone had the same problem before? If so, how did you get around it? Thanks
 

A:Need to access user folder

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech
 

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Hi guys. Hopefully you can help with this problem, t'is caused me many headaches
My laptop stopped working and I took out the HDD and connected it up by USB (USB-to-SATA cable) to my brothers' laptop. Both are Windows 7.
When I connect the hard drive it connects 2 separate USB drives - a 60 gb (estimate) E: drive and my actual hard drive, K: which is 280gb.
However, in the Users folder, with my username, Crimmy, the folder appears empty and in the properties it shows up as 0 kb. I don't have permission to open it, but every time I try to gain permission it shows that the contents are there before it ejects both USB drives and reconnects them (ending the process).

After some research I've tried running as admin this command prompt:

Code:
icacls K:* /T /C /grant everyone: (OI) (CI) (F
But it returns that 'everyone:' is not a valid property, neither if I use 'administrator:' or my brothers username '[username]:'
(he's the administrator and only user of his laptop)

A:Can't get access to User folder

Blargh. I ran HowtoGeek's Take Ownership command and now they just disconnect and reconnect after every 10 seconds (saying NTFS on both drives).
Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7, 8 or Vista

It seems like the only way to get access to it is through Ubunto or something else
(according to this How To Take Ownership of Files or Folders or an Entire Hard Drive )

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Hello everyone,

So I'm having the exact same issue as this guy [Locked out of a user folder except I don't have a restore point that goes before part where I screwed up, so is there any other way to fix this issue?

An example of the issue that I have is, whenever I open up Firefox I get this message "Could not initialise the application's security component. ..."

I tried taking ownership of the folder but the AppData folder gets constantly denied.

Thanks

A:No access to user folder

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have you tried this method to take ownership?

Right-click folder and choose Properties.

Click the Security tab then click Advanced.

Click Owner followed by Edit.

Set ownership to yourself.

Check "Replace owner on sub-containers and objects".

Click OK.

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tried many times to access laptop the password says the user profile service failed the logon
user profile cannot be loaded '
i can get in on safe mode but canged my password but it still wont let me in have put malware bytes on and cleared some bugs but it still wont let me in there are litte blue and yellow shiels next to some things that i need to access to alter things but when i click them nothing happens i dont have a recovery disc
also a box says smartlogon.exe application error the application was unable to start correctly
(0xc0000006)

A:cannot access password user profile

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gatelad


tried many times to access laptop the password says the user profile service failed the logon
user profile cannot be loaded '
i can get in on safe mode but canged my password but it still wont let me in have put malware bytes on and cleared some bugs but it still wont let me in there are litte blue and yellow shiels next to some things that i need to access to alter things but when i click them nothing happens i dont have a recovery disc
also a box says smartlogon.exe application error the application was unable to start correctly
(0xc0000006)


Try a reinstall. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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im using windows xp pro. i have an ftp server. i have 10 folders in there for various things . i have one folder in particular that I WANT TO BE THE ONLY ONE to have access to it. no matter what iv'e tried i cant figure out how to make a password for this folder so that only i can access it. any suggestions?the ftp program im using is (bulletproof ftp)
 

A:password to access folder

Here's a link to a good MS article that will explain it: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=304040

Let us know if you have a detailed questions.
 

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I have two network cards in my PC. One of them connects to the internet while the other connects to my home network.

The issue is enabling public folders for the home network in "Network and Sharing Center" enables public folders for the public network also. In other words Windows grants permission to people on the internet to access my c:\users\Public folder.

Disabling public folders under public network settings disables public folders for the home network also, preventing people on my local area network from accessing my PC.

Refer this screenshot if you don't get my problem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6878074832/

In other words Windows grants permission to people on the internet to access my c:\users\Public folder.

A:Cannot turn off "Public Folder Sharing" for public network

I think it's because you set up a Public Network as your first interface. Because of this it may not be possible to turn off the Public file sharing option.

You don't need to use both interfaces to share the wireless connection with your wife. You can do that with a single interface by just setting up a Home Network on one of the interfaces then sharing out from that interface using software to make it easier like Connectify.

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How do I access folder made private after user account that made the folder private is deleted.

I was foolin around with the registry yesterday and forgot to back it up. XP crashed when I restarted. I used the restore disk that came with the computer. All files that I put on the computer where left alone, but all XP files were reverted to factory Files. I had My Documents set as a private folder. The folder still appears under Documents and settings but I cannot access it.....HELP...Thanks in advance.

A:How do I access folder made private after user that made the folder privateis deleted

I Fixed the problem...

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Hey guys, I recently got a new pc, and I want to transfer my files from my old hard drive to the new one. I managed to transfer most of my stuff except for one of my folders. This folder is a user folder (an admin) from the old hard drive, but whenever I try to access it, it tells me Access is denied. Is there any way to get my files from this folder?

Thanks,
Andrew

A:[SOLVED] Can't access user folder

Hi and welcome to TSF

It seems to me that you have a permissions problem. Is there any way you can access the old drive? Can you put the drive in the computer and boot up from it to Windows? You will have to change the permissions in that Windows.

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A friend of mine asked me to look at her laptop. She's unable to access her files. I'm able to expand the folders for the other two users defined on her machine, but, her folder doesn't show expandable. Plus, when I click on her folder name I get an access denied error message.

She said that before this happened, she was getting a lot of popups and such, thinking maybe she has been infected.

I've scanned the computer with McAfee, nothing was found.

I appreciate any help I can get.
Sig
 

A:Solved: Can't access user's folder in XP

Try taking ownership of the files as administator. See if you can expand them then.
 

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My computer came with XP, but I decided to put Windows 2000 on it instead. With XP, I was set up with multiple users and one of the users had password protection. Now, in 2000, I get an "Access denied" message when try to do anything at all with the user's folder in "Documents and Settings." I can't open it, cut it, copy it, or delete it. I assume this problem has something to do with the password protection because no other users had passwords and I can get to their folders without issues.

My question is this: Is there a way to bypass the protection without having to re-install the old OS?
 

A:Unable to access user's folder

If that user encrypted their folder, you probably have lost the contents. If it's just a permissions issue on an NTFS volume, logon as Administrator and change the permissions of that folder and the underlying folders.
 

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Hello, I have a desktop running on Windows XP.

It's a long story... The fact is that somebody has put a password on my Windows User account. I thought I can still access Windows through the Admin account, but the Admin is also passworded. So I'm staring at the monitor not knowing what to do.

Is there any way I can access my desktop?... I don't want to reinstall Windows, because there's stuff on my PC that I don't want to lose.

Thank you.

A:I cannot access desktop because of admin and user password.

u can download the hirens boot cd and boot into mini xp. inside of mini xp there is many tools for repairing windows and such included in those tools is a password recovery tool. ive never used this tool ive used the hirens boot cd for repairing stuff in windows before but ive never used the password recovery options. u can try this or maby someone els knows somtihng better.

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I have three different MS Access 2003 applications that run on a SQL backend. For the Access front ends, I am utilizing Jet (.mdw file) for User level security. Scope of the applications has increased to where we are using eForms across multiple business sites. What I would like to do is enhance user security by tapping into Jet through vba before an activity is recorded under that user's name and date stamped, which is something as close to an electronic signature that Access could get I think. This would be a separate step from initial application log on, which I already have users do.
Ideally, the user would press a button to 'sign' a form, the vba subroutine would prompt the user to enter his application password, then verify the password against the users mdw file and then stamp the record with user name and date.
I know how to do everything except the password verification part. I am familiar with DAO, ADO and ADOX protocols within vba but all I can find is code to set up a new user and assign a password, but not verify a self-prescribed password of a user.
Does anybody have any comments, suggestions?
Many thanks.
 

A:Solved: Prompt for user password in MS Access vba

ctwest, sorry for the delay in responding, but Access questions are best posted on the Business Applications forum, even though yours is a programming question.
If you haven't found an answer to this question yet, you do not need to prompt users for their password to identify them.
Access knows who they are when they have logged on, you can identify them using the CurrentUser or Application CurrentUser.
 

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I lost access to the admin acct on my windows 7 home premium hp g series laptop,,. two months ago and am using a new acct I made I do not remember how come I thought it didn't matter I guess however it does, I am no longer able to do a defrag or use my avg pc tuneup program or maybe even do a back up, I am afraid to open up the area where backups occur. I have tried relentlessly to get the password right and am at a total total loss as to what it was. THE acct I am on now is not asking for a password. I am thrilled since this is my only way to use the laptop. I thought the laptop was totally c crashed, only to two months after the crash, plugged it in and the battery began charging and windows appeared right on the screen,Can anybody help me?> I have tried Microsoft, and windows 7 help is almost nonexistent wit the onset of windows 8. Thank you I just want my admin acct back. Surely its possible.
 

A:User acct password lost no access.....

Please read the site rules:

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
 

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to create users and password in an access database I created. I have written the code but its says there is error and I cant find the errror. I need your help please. Here is the code:

Here is the Users table:tblUsers
UserID UserName EmpPassword

Private Sub cboUsers_AfterUpdate()
'After selecting user name set focus to password field
Me.txtPassword.SetFocus
End Sub
Private Sub cmdLogin_Click()
'Check to see if data is entered into the UserName combo box
If IsNull(Me.cboUsers) Or Me.cboUsers = "" Then
MsgBox "You must enter a User Name.", vbOKOnly, "Required Data"
Me.cboUsers.SetFocus
Exit Sub
End If

'Check to see if data is entered into the password box
If IsNull(Me.txtPassword) Or Me.txtPassword = "" Then
MsgBox "You must enter a Password.", vbOKOnly, "Required Data"
Me.txtPassword.SetFocus
Exit Sub
End If

'Check value of password in tblUsers to see if this
'matches value chosen in combo box
If Me.txtPassword.Value = DLookup("EmpPassword", "tblUsers", _
"[UserID]=" & Me.cboUsers.Value) Then

lngMyUserID = Me.cboUsers.Value

'Close logon form and open MainSwitchboard screen

DoCmd.Close acForm, "frmLogon", acSaveNo
DoCmd.OpenForm "frmMainSwitchboard"
Else
MsgBox "Password Invalid. Please Try Again", vbOKOnly, _
"Invalid Entry!"
Me.txtPassword.SetFocus
End If

'If User Enters incorrec... Read more

A:Solved: Help with Creating User and Password in Access

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How does one use "Shared-Level access control" in Windows XP Professional using a peer-to-peer workgroup network (no domain or dedicated server)?

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I'm trying to understand this one as I have not come across any information about this yet.
I created a folder with custom security to lock down access for users to modify a folder on a server 2012 R2 file server.  Basically, a user can only upload to this folder, no rename, delete, modify, etc.  The permissions are set to a user group.
In a XP PC, the user seems to be working as expected, but on the Windows 7 PC, the user is being denied access to open the folder??!?!?!!?
The PCs & users are in AD.

Tested with a different account with the same results.

Is there something vastly different in Windows 7 that would do this -vs- in XP?  I am using the advanced security settings to manage the restrictions.  I have 1 allow rule access and a deny rule access for the group.

I will post pictures of the setting tomorrow but I'd thought I'd ask tonight in case anyone has seen this before.
Thanks!

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Help!

I just bought a new computer with Windows XP Home, and dropped the drive from my old one in so I could keep all the old data, and also to have more storage.

Problem is, I can't access a couple of user folders on this old drive, as that user had a password on the old system. I can access folders for the other users that didn't have passwords. All my old photos and files though, are in the user folder I can't access.

I changed the user name and password on my new system to match the name and password associated with the user from the old system, but the system still gave me a "denied access" message.

Is there any way I can access this data on my old drive from my new system?
 

A:work around XP User security to access a folder

Take Ownership.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech
 

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The folders show they are "not shared", but the Guest and all new users i create still have access to all drives and folders. I'm sure its something simple, but I'm missing it. Help?
 

A:Guest User has full folder access

They should not have access to anyone elses "User Name" directory.

Are you saying they do?

To prevent a common user without administrative rights from accessing a directory you would have to deny "users" those rights under the properties > security tab of the directory.

Careful you don't lock yourself out -- you should see a separate permissions authority for Administrators -- which you should be to carry out this change.

I would not deny access to the entire C drive. Just specific folders that you might not want accessed.
 

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hi,
i am using win 8.1 pro os .i have Create folder Department wise & Share . But Only 20 user Access. unable to access above 20 user .showing error .
no more connection can be made to this remote computer at this time because there are already as many connection as the computer can accept

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I created a non-administrator account in Windows 8 for family members.
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that seems to be communicating that it would also block admin access to that particular folder.

A:block access to folder in a user account

This way

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Basically, I was combining the 2 partitions on my HDD into one section. Simple, easy, done it a dozen times before. First time on this computer though. So after I've deleted the D drive, and brought it into the C drive, I notice things going wrong. Namely, I cannot access my desktop to save files onto, nor can I even get into my User folder. The twit who built and preinstalled Windows Vista on here thought it would be a good idea to locate the desktop and it's subordinate folders into D:, not C: with everything else.

I've tried system recovery, restarts (which merely emptied my desktop of all the "unused" icons, leaving me with the recycle bin, IE, and my user fodler which I cannot get into), and data recovery programs.

Any help would be gratefully recieved.
 

A:Lost Access to Desktop and User Folder

Does it give you an error message when you try to access your User folder?
 

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Hi everyone,
I have a specific problem. There are some shared folder on one server with access for everyone. But one folder is inaccessible from one specific computer (PC1). I have tested it with several users which have access right. Users can reach the folder from any other computer. Also other folders (with same access right) from PC1 are accessible.

Where can be a problem?

I have tried to remove the computer from domain and add it again.
There are no viruses detected.
I have tried to map the foldet to another drive letter. (The share is inaccessible with "\\computer\folder" too.)

Do you have any idea, where can be a problem?

Thank you and have a nice day.

A:Any user can't access shared folder from one computer

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At this point losing the data isn't even that big of a deal. I'd just like to get the space back since my hardrive is full. I've tried booting the computer from another install of XP on another drive. Both opening and delteing the folder was not an option.

Does anyone know how this folder is protected and how to defeat this protection? I know that I could back up data and format the drive and reinstall the OS but that is such a hassel.

Any ideas?
 

A:Help! NO ACCESS TO ORPHANED USER PROFILE FOLDER

Try following the same procedure outlined here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/454458-solved-moved-folder-now-access.html

see post 8
 

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I Just recently found a computer that someone had thrown out that is fully operational but requires a password to access it. This computer would be a great help to me, but I have no way to get into it and use it. Does anyone know of a way that I could bypass this or erase everything so the computer can be started from scratch that I can use it.

If anyone can give me any assistance I'd definately give them a donation thru Paypal

A:How To Gain Access To A Computer With A User Name And Password Required?

Sorry,
We can't help you with that.
Many claim to have "found a PC", etc....
We'd like to believe your claim.
Find a local tech to help you out.

We don't help with such. It's against all we stand for here on the BC.
This topic is closed now.

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No matter what I do, and how much I edit the security settings on that folder (not that it lets me even do that) I can't access this folder for some reason?

What's the deal? Thanks.

This is on Windows 7. I have two admin accounts. I can't access it from either account.

A:Can't Access "Default User" folder in Users Folder

Can you take ownership of the folder?








  
Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks


Taking Ownership of Files and Folders
As an administrator you can take ownership of a file or folder as follows:
1. In Windows Explorer, rt-click on "properties" for the file or folder.
2. Security tab | Advanced
3. Owner tab| click Edit
4. In the Change Owner To list, select the new owner. To take ownership of all subfolders and files within the folder, select Replace Owner On Subcontainers And Objects option.
5. OK | OK

Assigning Ownership
As administrator or the current owner, you can assign ownership to another user or group as follows:
1. In Windows Explorer, rt-click on "Properties" for the file or folder.
2. Security tab | Advanced
3. Owner tab | Edit
4. Click Other Users Or Groups
5. Type the name of a user or a group | click Check Names | Choose the name you want if its not already filled in | OK
6. From the Change Owner list, select the new owner. For a folder, select Replace Owner On Subcontainers and Objects to assign ownership of all subfolders and files within the folder.
7. Ok | OK

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No matter what I do, and how much I edit the security settings on that folder (not that it lets me even do that) I can't access this folder for some reason?

What's the deal? Thanks.

This is on Windows 7. I have two admin accounts. I can't access it from either account.

A:Can't Access "Default User" folder in Users Folder

Hello,

I don't know why you want to, but you have to fiddle quite a bit with the permissions.

Navigate to the folder (Default User) and right click on it and select Properties.Under the Security tab, click Advanced.Under the Owner tab, click Edit.Click "Other Users and Groups".Click Advanced.Click "Find Now".Scroll down and double click on Everyone.Click OK THREE times.Click on the Permissions tab.Under type Deny, single click on it and click Remove.Click OK.Click Edit (now on the standard file Property window under the Security tab).Click Add.Click Advanced.Click "Find Now".Scroll down and double click on Everyone.Click OK.Single click on Everyone and then tick the "Full Control" box under Allow.Click OK TWO times.
This will get you in, but I don't know why you want to. Don't fiddle with anything in there.

Richard

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As I said in the title I can't access a shared folder with password protection on but I can with password protection off.

Also I can't stop sharing, when I click the button to stop sharing nothing happens.

Thanks in advance.

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Dell Studio 1747 with I7, 4 core processor, 8GB ram, Win 7 Pro. When I try to back up my user folder, I get the msg-You must have administrator rights to change this folder (CardSpace). I can't find this folder, even by search. I have gone into the properties of my user folder (William) and made sure I have all rights, and changed the ownership (security tab, owner tab). All I want to do is be able to backup my data.
 

A:Can't backup my user folder-access denied on CardSpace

You can't backup the entire profile folder since it contains system files that are continually in use. Back up your Documents, Music, Pictures, etc.
 

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In windows 10 1607 user folders can be displayed in the left side of the start menu. I moved my user folder to drive d from C:\Users\yham47\Documents to D:\Users\yham47\Documents to have a different location for my files.

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Is there a way to correct it?

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Hello,

I have a application that work with Hardware lock and after run try, to write file "HLBSrvc.dll" to system32 folder, but user work with this application is Standard user, Show message [Cannot create file "c:\windows\system32\HLBSrvc.dll".
Access is denied]
Also I can not change permission system32 for this user.
Now how can i access to my user to access system32 folder without change his to Administrator.
Please guide me
Thanking you
Soks Sia
 

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I have 10 pcs on a LAN workgroup. They are mixed win7 and xp. I have set the file sharing, net discovery etc on win 7 on and password protection, firewall off. They all have user accounts like pc1, pc2,...pc10 and I have also created the account of the pc I want to access the restricted folder to the pc that shares it. I have set the ownerships on win7 machines too. I can access the folders on XP machines from the win7 successfully. When I try to set a user-restricted shared folder to a win7 pc and access it from XP I fail. It says that I do not have sufficient rights to access the folder, contact the network admin. I can only access to the folder by setting it available to "everyone" or "guest" read/write but that s not what I want... :-( any ideas guys? I have tried so many times the last 5 days withou luck... Any help would be highly appreciated! Thank you all!

A:Win XP pc cannot access win7 user restricted shared folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by atzounis


I have 10 pcs on a LAN workgroup. They are mixed win7 and xp. I have set the file sharing, net discovery etc on win 7 on and password protection, firewall off. They all have user accounts like pc1, pc2,...pc10 and I have also created the account of the pc I want to access the restricted folder to the pc that shares it. I have set the ownerships on win7 machines too. I can access the folders on XP machines from the win7 successfully. When I try to set a user-restricted shared folder to a win7 pc and access it from XP I fail. It says that I do not have sufficient rights to access the folder, contact the network admin. I can only access to the folder by setting it available to "everyone" or "guest" read/write but that s not what I want... :-( any ideas guys? I have tried so many times the last 5 days withou luck... Any help would be highly appreciated! Thank you all!


You need to make the special User a member of a restricted access group, the link below explains the details of how to set this up.

GUIDE: How to protect directories from childrn and other usrs of a PC

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Hello,
I am using Windows Seven ultimate x64 and I started having a problem when trying to access user's folder under documents and settings or users on any attached external hard drive on my computer.
i didn't have this problem before, it started on the same installation of windows and without any changes to my system settings or user settings.
I am a computer tech and I use my computer to backup data before repairing computers so I attach the hard drive to my computer using a USB enclosure.
This is limiting my work since I didn't find any solution yet.
It's giving me the error below: "you don't currently have permission to access this folder"
This is happening on any external hard drive I want to access the user's data.
Please help

Thank you

A:Can't access user's folder on any external hard drive

Hello Fadsnet, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may need to take ownership of the folder, and "Allow" your user account "Full control" of the folder before you will have access.

How to Take Ownership of a Item in Vista and Windows 7

Take Ownership Shortcut

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Before the corruption I was contemplating putting a new PC together. Because of the issue I put the new system together. The old PC had a SATA drive in it. I put this old SATA drive in the new PC in the second position and had a new SATA drive for the primary drive. I now want to access my user files on the old drive, specifically my documents folder. On the old PC that user was password-protected. So now when I try to access that user from the old PC I get an “access is denied” message.

How do I get access to the user files on the drive from the old PC? The current machine is loaded with Windows XP, SP 3.
 

A:Solved: How do I restore access to a previous user folder?

You need to Take Ownership of the File or Folder
 

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I have used the same password on my user account ( Administrator) since purchase of Vista in Feb 2008 and decided to change it but although I am certain I have typed in the password absolutely correctly when I try to make the change it says my password is incorrect.

It is just a home Computer.

I haven't logged off today because if I do I expect I will be denied access and I have a few personal documents in the User account that I need daily access to.
Any suggestions as to what may have gone wrong as the password is just a basic one which is easy to remember.
 

A:Advice needed re password access to Vista User Account

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I have one computer in my home network that I can not share files. I get the message below.
All of the other computer on my network would have a "popup box" where I would enter the Username and Password - but this one computer does not give me that popup.

Also I can access all of the other computer from this on ("GA-EG45M") but I can't access it from the others. Where do I go to authorize "access permissions"? All of the network discovery and sharing settings are set the same on all computers.

A:How do I grant permission to access Network - no user/password popup

Checked this one yet? Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon - Microsoft Community

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Alright... major boo-boo here people. My User folder (C:\Users\Jenny) is for some reason shared on my home network. My brother brought my attention to it when he said he could browse all my files from his own computer. So, in an attempt to block it from access, I set the permissions on the folder to denying access to everybody.

I didn't know Vista is truly that stupid! Now I can't even access my own user folder, from my own account. I assumed it meant "Everybody except me".

Is there any way at all I can fix this, or do I have to create a new user account?
 

A:Solved: Permissions Problem - Denied Access to own User Folder

Wait... figured it out. D'oh. I must have left my brain on my pillow this morning. For future reference, you have to go to the Security properties of the folder, go Advanced, click 'Owner' and change it back.

Oh boy am I embarrassed.
 

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Hello dears, my pc 'win 8.1 n x64' seems has been access & controlled remotely or i don't know if it's a virus.

I 've found the folder C:\Users\....\Downloads\Video was deleted w/ all of its content and also all the files in the folder C:\Users\....\Downloads\Music were deleted

since I installed windows "fresh install on a formatted disk" i had never changed the Advanced Security Settings of any folder but now i find the Share tab exists besides the Permissions tab and ther's Full Controll access to the users Administrators & Everyone and the type is Allow :(

I want to know why this happened .. is it from itunes or some other program or a virus or there's somebody accessing my comp. remotely

anyways i'll format but how to prevent this from happening again

the comp. is connected to the internet over wifi

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1. So when I try to that, it goes FILE BY FILE but some cause a window to show up which reads: access denied!!
And I am admin, makes no sense!

2. When I am on a limited user and I try to access an admin folder or directory, or run application as admin I am asked to enter the admin's password. for folders I just click on the folder and it opens a window that asks for the admin's password, for apps I click run as admin. The problem is that after I enter the password and proceed, It hangs, explorer hangs i guess.

A:TWO problems; allowing a limited user access to an admin folder

If you are trying to editing a file that is located in the programs folder, than you need to save the file to the desktop and drag it over into the folder and it will override that file making it the correct folder.

Take a look at your security settings: ..Windows 7 | Security Features.. and see what they are set at. Also, download an different Internet Browser and see what happens.

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Title says it all. Vista prompts for username/password to access a shared folder on an XP machine on my network. What do I have to do to fix this now? UPnP service and SSDP service is set to auto on the XP box. The folder is shared publicly on the network, not just local. Vista seems to think that it needs authentication to access the file. How could I disable this. Oh, and password protection is already disabled.

A:Vista requires password to access shared folder on XP machine.

Originally Posted by btzmacin


Title says it all. Vista prompts for username/password to access a shared folder on an XP machine on my network. What do I have to do to fix this now? UPnP service and SSDP service is set to auto on the XP box. The folder is shared publicly on the network, not just local. Vista seems to think that it needs authentication to access the file. How could I disable this. Oh, and password protection is already disabled.



you have just answered your own question, you have shared the files publicly, which means that vista is reading the files as public files and deem them a security threat. Changing your connection to a private network on the vista rig should fix the problem.

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Hello,
Running Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally deleted c:\users\public and c:\users\default and I cannot share documents with my family and cannot create new user account. How to restore windows 8.1 public and default folder?

A:Restore Public folder and Default folder

Hello Windows8use, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check to see if they may still be in the Recycle Bin to restore.

If not, then see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you deleted these folders to hopefully fix this.

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Fully up to date Vista Home Premium 32bit.

I lock computer by pressing WinKey+L or just wait few minutes and it start screensaver and lock itself. The problem exists ONLY when screen saver is running (tried third party screensavers and ones that were built in by Microsoft - no difference).

If ScreenSaver is running and I physically press turn off button on system unit, my computer exit screensaver, bring applications that are running to the front of screen, and lets me to work with them while Vista attempt to shut computer off. To make the matter worse, it almost always bring dialog about waiting for some applications more time or cancel shut down attempt. If I cancel it - i get full access to previously locked session without entering user name or password....
Could it be that this problem just my system specific?(not likely)

A:Security problem: gaining full Vista access without entering password or user name

Could someone reproduce it?

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Hi,
I need to pull out some files from my old pc's hard drive. I put it in my USB drive, and tried to transfer some files to my laptop, only to realize that I have put a password to my account/folder before. I have no monitor with my old pc anymore. so it'd be a hassle trying to get it the other way.
I know the password, of course, I wonder if there is anyway to gain access to my folder?
Thanks.
P.S: When I click on the properties of the file, it shows okb, I guess that is normal with passwd protected folders?
 

A:Urgent: How to access password protected folder from external hard drive?

Exactly how did you password protect the folder? If you're talking about EFS encryption, I suggest you put the monitor back on and get it that way, because you probably didn't build the recovery disk. If you used some other password scheme, what did you use?
 

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Spent $$ buying USB connected case to get access to files on old internal hard drive from failed PC. Can see directories/folders using my system running XP Professional but they are password protected, cannot access. What can I do? Saw old question from 2006 but no answers - thread had expired.
 

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Hi all,

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A:Disable write access to personal folder (root location of user area)

It only affects Windows Explorer not applications using the win32 file APIs. Which is why it resides within the "Windows Explorer" group policy tree.

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A twist on the creation of user folders on a drive other than C: in Win 7 Ultimate. Does anyone know if one could designate a user folder location such as E:\Data instead of using the users name and being a subdirectory of "Users". I am the ONLY one on my computer - and it would seem much easier to look to the top folder in the E drive than clicking thru E:, users, name, documents, project. I fully realize that I can set up shortcuts, but when you are in an application that wants to place a file somewhere else and presents you with an explorer windows it is a pain. The only method I thought of is using redirection with symbolic links. Every time I try to use symbolic links, I end up with something other than I anticipated. Any ideas would be appreciated - setting up new machine so anything goes!

A:User Profile folder - static folder instead of created by user signon

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Hi,

We are using windows 7 and all our clients are under the domain. one of our dept member requested me to create a share folder in his pc in which user can create edit modify any of file but not to delete any of file.
So is it possible or not???
Please help me out this issue.
Thanks


Rakesh Kumar

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My father replaced his Windows 98 machine with a new computer running Windows 7. He's currently on 32-bit ultimate, but we could change versions if needed.

He's really hoping there's some way to force Windows 7 into a single user mode, primarily so C:\users\All Users, Default User, Public, and his own user are merged into one. It's absolutely driving him nuts the way it is.

I've done quite a bit of searching and have came up empty. Before I said it couldn't be done, I'm wondering if anyone's heard of a way to do this.

A:Win 7 single user, merging users\All Users, Default User, Public, etc?

Just curious, but why does this annoy him so much? Surely it's not that complicated a system and all of his documents etc are stored in the same place, with more or less easy to use shortcuts to these directories placed throughout Windows 7?

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Plse forgive as I'm sure this has been asked B4. Yet, a quick search didn't yield the answer I think I'm looking for. No one but me uses this computer. I think I understand there needs to be a Admin and a lower ranking user account. So, how do I delete all users (public and default included) and just have one user that elevates to adim when necessary? Thx in advance for replies or links to the topics that may help

A:Public user delete

Hello KT, and welcome to Seven Forums.

"Public" and "Default" are not user accounts. They are system folders that should not be deleted.

"Default" is what is used as a template to create a new user account from.

"Public" is just a set of public folders used to be able to easily share files with all users if you like since all users have access to the Public folders by default. If you do not wish to share files in the Public folders, then you could turn off public folder sharing to prevent it though.Public Folder Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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after it was removed from 8
I managed to get it back into the Library but seems impossible for This PC.

It's a good, safe way to share files between multiple users on a PC .

A:add public folder to This PC in 8.1

PC,

Go to C:\Users\Public, then grab one of the folders and create a shortcut on your desktop by 'moving' it there with your mouse.

Is that what you were asking?

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I remember with Vista, this folder had multiple entries and they were not mine(probably came with new laptop, like bloat ware?). I was clueless then (with Vista)what that folder was about...and I'm still in the dark(with W7) .

I just discovered today, with W7, this folder is completely empty. (Why?).

I don't remember if I shared it(with Vista), but now I realize I have options...to share or not. I feel silly sharing an empty folder. So I opted to turn sharing OFF . Is being selfish(not sharing) disadvantageous to my system?

A:What's The Public Folder?...and what to do with it?

Hello Pappi,

The "Public" folders, are basically folders that the public (all users) have full access to by default. They basically set to be shared by "Everyone" making it easier to share files between users on the local PC and network easy to do by simply putting a file in one of the Public folders.

Empty Public folders do not take up any space. They are not a security risk since they only have access to what you place in the Public folders.

It's just a personal choice if you want to have Public folder sharing turned on or off.

Here's some more details below on all this if you like.

Public Folder Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I stupidly didn't fully understand what the Public Folder was and deleted it. I thought that by doing that no one would have access to my personal files. Well, I soon discovered that I shouldn't have done that.

#1. Can I get it back from ?
#2. Now I can't put anything into the Library/Documents Folder and don't understand why.
#3. If I can't retrieve that Public Folder can I somehow re-create another sub folder.

I didn't look in the Recycle Bin. Would it have gone there?

I should have known better since I just got Win 7 but it seemed the smart thing to do at the time.

A:Public Folder

Welcome to the forum.

Use system restore, that is the easiest way, especially since you just made the mistake.

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Hello All.
I have a public folder that has appeared on my desktop.
I kid you not.
I had updates to install,I did so,re-started and hey presto there it is.
What now ??? I don't want it on my desktop but there are no options to move or delete it

A:Public folder ???

What is the folder called.

Try looking here for help
Folder Permissions[11]=File Folder Settings

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I added public folder to my documents i think and then it look weird so i think i deleted it and then moved the User file into it. Now i lost some of my shortcuts, no favorites (all gone), and my folders look different now, please help me.

Favorites
(recent history gone)
(downloads gone)
(desktop gone)

Desktop(wasnt here b4)
Libraries
Documents
Music
Pictures
Videos
Homegroup
Owner(wasnt here b4)
Computer
Gateway (C: )
Network
Control Panel
Recycle Bin

plz help, and also when i go to C:\Users, I only have AppData and Public folders. I took a screenshot but it won't let me post it.

A:Messed up public and user folders help!

Hello Tibarion, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might try doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you did this to see if it may be able to undo it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi.
I would like to move my public and user folders to my second partition. After lack of succes with googling for win7 tutorial of how to do this, i tried this tutorial. However now it is changed in the registry however the computer does not seem to register it.
Here you can see that i mannually moved all the files then changed the registry entry and then created the extra text document to see if i succeded and as you can see I did not.

I would also like to move my other user files (C:\Users\"user") to my 2nd partition (D:\"user"). I know this can be done by properties->location-> move however it would be nice if this would be done automaticly when i add a new user account.
I don't mind trying things in my registry but a little guidance as to what to edit would be nice.

A:Setting up public and user folders

Are my wishes really that difficult to realise? Does no one have a clue or a hint as to why the vista method does not work in 7? No reactions at all. I'm starting to think i am wishing the impossible (this is way i changed the title). How hard can it be to do something in win 7 that you could do in vista and in xp? Please! Someone help me!

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Hi!
 
This is my very first post on this forum.
 
My situation is:
 
When I run the task manager, and let him show me all my current processen. I get the running processes
of my account. But the public user account also has quite some processes running.
 
My question is:
 
Is there a way to delete the public user account / stop the public user account from running processes.
Since I am the only user of this pc, it is quite unneccesary for having a public user account with running processes.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Greetings bluecastle
 
 

A:Processes of public user account

 If you click the Services tab, you can right-click any items in the Status column and change them, if that's what you want to do.  I'd strongly suggest you make a full system backup to an external hard drive before you start changing things though.  Personally I just upgraded from 4 to 8 GB of RAM and left well enough alone.  Disabling some of those tasks could cause unpredictable results you might have a hard time dealing with. 
 
Good luck. 

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Hiya

I've put this in this forum, even though it has Win98/Me included, due to the fact that its an Beta version, and not a full version.

Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX 9.0 includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX 9.0 APIs.

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Hi People,

Has anyone noticed that the folder icon for "Public Documents" is small, and can't be resized to extra large, or large like the other Public folder icons? I've noticed this on my two vista machines, and was wondering if anyone else noticed this? Or if I just stuffed something.

Cheers!
 

A:Public Folder Icons

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Hello,
I've recently been having some trouble with installing and running a few programs. (skype and rosetta stone are two that it happens). When I open them my entire computer just freezes. I have a feeling that it might have something to do with my Public Folders. A little while back I was trying to fix them because they appeared as just standard yellow folders, instead of the folders with the image on it. However, I could not get all of them to change to the imaged folder. My public desktop stayed as a normal yellow folder.

I did this fixing by following a website:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/172301-public-folder-icons-restore-default-icon.html

The website basically had me do shell commands, and replace the desktop.ini file for each folder...It just so happens that this website was designed for windows vista, not windows 7, so I think that I messed something up. Cause ever since then my programs have not been running correctly.

-Carrie
 

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When i go into the sharing settings and i click on turn on sharing so that anyone with network acsess it selects, i save it then when i come back it isnt selected and i cant see my computer on my other machine. Please help.(im trying to get files from my xp machine)

A:I cant Enable my public folder

go to Admin tools > Local security policy and enable the "Guest account status" and change Network access: Sharing and Security model to "Guest Only".

disable password protected sharing in Network and Sharing center

If you right-click on a folder and go to sharing it will tell you whether or not the share is password protected.

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Anyone ever experince this? I am running a win2k server with exchange 2000 server and all of a sudden we can not open items within the public folder we have set up. The error comes up "can not open this item". This only applies to messages or addresses that have notes in the body field. If it is just a reminder with a subject and no body, it opens fine but as soon as you add a body it will not open. I read on an MS site that this is due to the version of GFI Content Security Monitor that I have. It said if you have ver 8 to upgrade to 8.1. I did so, still haven't solved the problem... Any suggestions?
 

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I wanted to move the Public Folder from C:\Users to D:\, so I simply copied the folder, delete the original, and created a symbolic link (with -mklink-). A little knowledge was a dangerous thing - apparently I should have used -robocopy- to ensure the copy of Public had the correct characteristics. So, is there a way to fix D:\Public so that it has the correct permissions of a "Public" folder? If not, is there a way to recreate the original C:\Users\Public? I am not concerned about any data in this folder, as there was (so far) none there.

Apologies if this has been addressed here before, I tried searching the forums but with no luck. Thanks.

A:how to recreate Public Folder?

Hello Spandrel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made these changes to the Public folder to undo them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I'm on a home network. Its all been configured. My firewall has been configured. Just wondering how to put files in the public folder. I understand you can just copy files in there but i dont want to because it'll take up space. Is there a way to make individual files or folders share themselves into the public folders without duplicating themselves from the original to save space? Because i dont want two from the same file, ie one in the public folder and the other in the original folder.

Also, i use vista and my other network computers are on xp. I noticed on one of them, i can give it files and but i cannot take files from it onto my computer. I understand it must be a sharing setting on that computer but im not sure where to go to fix it since its xp and im a vista person now. If someone could assist me in those two issues would be greatly appreciated.

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About a week ago I have to format my computer due to a nasty virus causing me to not be able to connect to the internet(scanned with a few programs, safe mode, nothing got rid of it). Everything works find now other then the fact that when I go to access my computer on the Work Network, It shows up blank. I can't drop anything into it, other people can view my computer on the network, but they can't drop any files either. All the sharing settings are on, no password is in place and I've been searching the web for the past two hours trying to find a solution and I have unfortunately come up blank. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

A:No Public Folder showing up.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Unassorted


About a week ago I have to format my computer due to a nasty virus causing me to not be able to connect to the internet(scanned with a few programs, safe mode, nothing got rid of it). Everything works find now other then the fact that when I go to access my computer on the Work Network, It shows up blank. I can't drop anything into it, other people can view my computer on the network, but they can't drop any files either. All the sharing settings are on, no password is in place and I've been searching the web for the past two hours trying to find a solution and I have unfortunately come up blank. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.


There are separate Advanced file sharing settings which refer specifically to the Public folders so that needs to be enabled.

Besides that you should make sure that you have enabled sharing for the Public folders by going to C:>Users>Public folder, and enable sharing through the Sharing tab. You should also make sure that the C:>Users folder is shared out through the Sharing tab as well.

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I am currently investigating sharing of folders and came across the instance of a folder named Microsoft>IndentityCTRL.

Is this alright to have running in the background as a folder and what are the properties of it?

A:What is the IndentityCRL Public Folder

See this: Microsoft - IdentityCRL folder - Microsoft Community

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I do not use the public folder in w8 and want to delete it. Can someone give me an idea on how to do it thru registry or system? thanks
 

A:Windows 8 public folder

Just leave it there. If you haven't enabled file & folder sharing, there's no problems.
 

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I used to have messed up file sharing settings because the printer wouldnt work but they were alright because whoever looked into my Computer in the network would only find a Public folder. (w/o passwords)

Now, i reinstalled windows, and whenever somenoe looks into my computer under the network, they have to enter a password and once they do, they can access not only the public folder, but all my documents under my folder. (Users/MyStuff)

the sharing folder is Users so people can see everything inside Users if they have my password.

What i want to do is let them only access the Public folder WITHOUT my password.

That way, if i have something that needs to be transferred, i'll just drop it on in the public folder, and someone can take it.

I am confused in terms of how to reach these settings and i would appreciate it if anyone could offer a solution.
THank you.

A:How to let other computers see ONLY the public folder?

Disable Homegroup and have a good Public and Private key Encryption.

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When I go into Properties/Location of the Public Videos folder it says I can "change where the files are stored in this folder" however I cannot type a new location into the dialogue box. I am in signed in as administrator. How can I do this? Thanks.

A:Can't Move Public Folder

Never mind. Got it.

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Upgraded one of my PC's yesterday(7/29) from 7 Home Premium to 10. Now the other two PC"S in my home, both 8.1, cannot see the public folder of the 10 PC. 10 can see the 8.1 just fine.

Tried typing to users/public into the explorer address bar and got an 0x80004005 error

A:Windows 10 Public Folder Not Seen

Originally Posted by MrOctober


Upgraded one of my PC's yesterday(7/29) from 7 Home Premium to 10. Now the other two PC"S in my home, both 8.1, cannot see the public folder of the 10 PC. 10 can see the 8.1 just fine.

Tried typing to users/public into the explorer address bar and got an 0x80004005 error



Type: c:/users/public into the explorer address bar.

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Ok I did systems restore and everything is almost normal, except this one thing is bugging me. When I go to documents, instead of just seeing my normal folders games, ea games, halo ce ect. I see Public Documents under it and I want to get rid of it. ALso there is a heading over My Documents that wasn't there before. Can anyone help?
*I put an attatchment of the problem.

A:Public Folder Showing

Right click on the Library - e.g. Documents (in the left pane) > go to Properties. There you can delete it (highlight it and then "Remove" - do not forget Apply !!!).

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