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Old 05-03-2007
Moody Marco
 

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Accessing shared folder from XP machines
I have 2 shared folders on my Vista machine, one has photos for my son, 1
for my daughter.

They each have an XP machine, and each can connect wirelessly through the
router to my Vista PC.

I set up desktop shortcut icons (through My Network Places) for both of them
to access their folder on my Vista PC.

I set them up exactly the same on both PC's, i.e.:

\\<Vista PC IP>\<shared folder name>

What's weird is when my son double clicks his icon, the folder opens
straight away, job done. But when my daughter clicks hers, she has to input
the user name and password from *my* account on the Vista machine.

IIRC my son had to do this the first time, but never again. My daughter has
to do it every time. And there's no check box, etc, to say "Remember
password" or whatever.

Any ideas how I can get my daughter's to not require user name and password?
Cheers

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Old 05-03-2007
Chuck
 

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Re: Accessing shared folder from XP machines
On Thu, 3 May 2007 20:50:49 +0100, "Moody Marco" <marco@zoom.co.uk> wrote:

>I have 2 shared folders on my Vista machine, one has photos for my son, 1
>for my daughter.
>
>They each have an XP machine, and each can connect wirelessly through the
>router to my Vista PC.
>
>I set up desktop shortcut icons (through My Network Places) for both of them
>to access their folder on my Vista PC.
>
>I set them up exactly the same on both PC's, i.e.:
>
>\\<Vista PC IP>\<shared folder name>
>
>What's weird is when my son double clicks his icon, the folder opens
>straight away, job done. But when my daughter clicks hers, she has to input
>the user name and password from *my* account on the Vista machine.
>
>IIRC my son had to do this the first time, but never again. My daughter has
>to do it every time. And there's no check box, etc, to say "Remember
>password" or whatever.
>
>Any ideas how I can get my daughter's to not require user name and password?
>Cheers


Which edition of Windows XP is on each computer? XP Pro will remember password;
XP Home won't.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#NonGuest>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0....html#NonGuest

Did you setup matching accounts (both daughter and son), for network access, on
your Vista server?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Help>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...s-xp.html#Help

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