Well Bruce... I've cancelled all the shared links and placed the Quicken
data files in the Public folder as you suggested... and I successfully
backed up the file from XP to Vista. At least I can proceed to my next task
of bringing a MyBook World Edition II on line.
However, I remain confused. If you search help for "Share Files" in Vista
you'll find reference to alternate ways of sharing files. The implication is
.... share from anywhere. You feel that's not true if I understand you. I
don't know enough yet to decide for myself.
I do know there are instructions for sharing folders and files if one
desires a higher level of security than placing these documents in the
Public folder. That was my original focus which seemed to fail on ever
attempt. In fact, I have ruminants on my XP machine directory tree from
these attempts that I don't know how to remove:
(A) My Network Places\Quicken 2008 HB on XPS435
(B) My Network Places\Quicken Data Files on XPS435
I'd appreciate comment if you have any. I'd like to get rid of them since
they go nowhere.
The correct path - which makes sense - turned up to be:
My Network Places\Entire Network\Microsoft Windows Network\(my network
name)\XPS435\Public\Documents.... then the Quicken folder and files.
Thanks for your help, Bruce.
"Bruce Chambers" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> jaygreg wrote:
>> Still having a problem, Bruce. Moved the files and removed the "Share"
>> privileges for everything under the Programs branch. I've read the two
>> types of sharing files described in the Help section of Vista and chose
>> to avoid the Public folder. My misunderstanding of the alternative may be
>> my hang-up right now.
>> I placed the Qdata files here:
>> C:\Users\Me\Documents\QuickenDataFiles\Current Qdata files\BU from XP
>> machine. I marked the files for sharing by right-clicking but apparently
>> not because I'm now getting this message: "Unable to access the disk in
>> drive \:. Please make sure the drive is ready and the disk is not
>> write-protected. If backing up to a CD, make sure the disk is not full."
>> This message is associated with this path as listed on my XP machine:
>> \\Xps435\quicken data files\Current Qdata Files from XP machine\BU from
>> XP machine
>> I suspect:
>> (A) There's something I failed to do on the Vista machine to ensure
>> access to these files from the XP machine.
> Right. As I said, Vista is more secure than WinXP. You've once again
> placed the files in a location that cannot be shared.
>> (B) These files would be accessible from XP without incident if I simply
>> put them into C:\Users\Me\Public.
> Exactly. Notice the word "Public" in that path?
>> (C) Both A & B are correct.
> Bruce Chambers
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