I'm confused here - Networking XP and Vista machines

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by ConfusedTex, Jun 1, 2007.

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    ConfusedTex Guest

    On my home network I have 4 networked computers. One of the computers is an
    XP Pro SP2 machine that is used as my music server, it has a shared folder
    with my music that all the computers can read/write/access fully. From the
    Vista machine I can open many of the files on the music share (.mp3's,
    ..txt's, .bmp's), but I cannot open a .mdb or a .chm file. When I
    double-click on them the mouse cursor looks busy for a few seconds and then
    returns to normal - nothing happens. The odd thing is I can open Microsoft
    Access first and then choose File-Open and it will open the Access database
    out on the network share. So why can't I open it with a double-click?

    So my next step was to see how it worked on one of the XP machines. Turns
    out I can open the .mdb and .chm files on the music network share without any
    issues by just double-clicking on the files to open.

    Am I missing a security setting somewhere? Why can't I open all file types
    from the Vista machine?

    I appreciate any help or insights!
    ConfusedTex, Jun 1, 2007
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    PaulB Guest

    DGo to Control Panel and select Default Programs and see what programs the
    ..chm and .mdb are set to use.
    PaulB, Jun 1, 2007
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    ConfusedTex Guest

    PaulB - Thats not the issue, I didn't mention that I can copy the files from
    the music PC to the Vista computer and both the chm file and mdb files will
    run in the appropriate application (Microsoft HTML Help and Microsoft Access

    It's almost like Vista doesn't trust the shared folder to launch certain
    types of apps.
    ConfusedTex, Jun 2, 2007
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