Vista having trouble with XP (Pro) Shared Folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Chris, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Ok, here's what I did:

    On my XP Computer:
    1) Right Click on my "My Documents" folder and go to Sharing...
    2) Click the box "Share this folder" and name it "documents"
    3) Click the box saying "Allow users to change" blah blah
    4) Hit OK. File sharing does its thing and all is good.
    5) Go to Security and give "everyone" full control

    On my Vista Computer
    1) Go to Run and type in \\neo\documents
    2) Folder comes up
    3) Browse to "My Downloads" folder
    4) Open up any pre-existing file without problem

    NOW... if I download a new file, be it a video, zip file, document, whatever
    and then try to open it on my Vista machine through this share, bammo

    For a video through Zoom Player or Windows Media Player, both fail and tell
    me the file is either open or corrupted.

    AS SOON as I go to the XP machine, right click on the My Documents folder
    and go to Sharing, uncheck "Allow users to change..." and recheck it and
    click apply... XP does its thing. I go back to Vista and open the SAME file
    and bam, it works just perfectly!

    I've never had any trouble with this before, and my other XP machine is
    having no problems with the share... is there any reason why I have to
    continually "reapply" permissions to the XP share on XP for Vista to be able
    to open the file?

    Chris, Mar 20, 2007
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