[Bloat] Summary: Windows file sharing

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 02:15:40 EST 2011

My guess is what happened is during the 'GREAT RENAMING'
of workgroups to different workgroups.

windows got confused as to what was where, when.

Another guess is that perhaps you need to have the username
and password databases synced between the three devices.

Or merely between the two windows devices.

You are probably browsing as 'guest' for example.

And then trying to connect as 'guest.

Not sharing
files as 'guest' but only to a specific users should make them
stop showing up as browseable to non-users,

and when you connect will prompt you for a password.

(which you can then let it memorize)

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 7:57 AM, Jim Reisert AD1C <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 11:38 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
>> I believe my Windows file sharing is finally working by making the router a WINS server.
> Not quite yet.  On my wife's laptop (Windows XP), I can browse to
> \\DESKTOP\My Documents (Windows 7).  I changed the path of the My
> Documents folder on the laptop to be \\DESKTOP\My Documents. But when
> I try to synchronize the folder on the laptop (to the Desktop),
> Windows reports an error, saying the network path no longer exists.
> This used to work when all the computers were on the same subnet.
> If anyone has any ideas, I'd appreciate it!  Maybe there's a different
> protocol for this synchronization which needs to be configured.
> --
> Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us
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