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Old 04-26-02, 07:03 PM
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How the hell do I get to this folder in WinXP???

C:\Documents and Settings\my username\local settings\TEMP


I tried searching for it, going under the file path, NOTHING!

A program is downloading files there!

wtf?
Old 04-26-02, 07:17 PM
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Ok, I'll ask a similar but different question to get more people thinking about it.

I shared the root of one computer, but can't get to a LOT of that computer's folders from another computer on the network. Anything set up in XP to keep one from getting to certain folders?
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I don't know if XP has a DOS prompt, but you can usually get to just about anywhere from DOS
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Re: How the hell do I get to this folder in WinXP???

Originally posted by Sominex
C:\Documents and Settings\my username\local settings\TEMP


I tried searching for it, going under the file path, NOTHING!

A program is downloading files there!

wtf?
The temp directory is hidden by default. You can either turn on "Show hidden files and directories". Or browse to C:\Documents and Settings\my username\local settings and manually append \temp, then hit enter.
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I need some kind of option like in Win98 for "DISPLAY ALL FOLDERS"


"SHOW ALL FOLDERS"

Anyone?
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Tools->Folder Options.

Click on the View tab. Click on "Show hidden files and directories".

This is for Win2k btw. It is probably very similar, if not exactly the same, for XP.
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Originally posted by juiio
Tools->Folder Options.

Click on the View tab. Click on "Show hidden files and directories".

This is for Win2k btw. It is probably very similar, if not exactly the same, for XP.

PERFECT!!!

Thanks pal!
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Originally posted by Lampei
I don't know if XP has a DOS prompt, but you can usually get to just about anywhere from DOS
yup...run>cmd

or start>prog>acc>cmd prompt
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Originally posted by Seeker
Ok, I'll ask a similar but different question to get more people thinking about it.

I shared the root of one computer, but can't get to a LOT of that computer's folders from another computer on the network. Anything set up in XP to keep one from getting to certain folders?
Great! solved one, how about this one?
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Originally posted by Seeker


Great! solved one, how about this one?
How are you access the computer? Do you access it via the c$ or a share you created?
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Originally posted by zuffy


How are you access the computer? Do you access it via the c$ or a share you created?
I mapped the root to a drive letter, (w and access it that way (or don't access certain subfolders) - they appear, but when I try to open them, it says I'm not allowed, even though I shared the entire root.
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Originally posted by Seeker
Ok, I'll ask a similar but different question to get more people thinking about it.

I shared the root of one computer, but can't get to a LOT of that computer's folders from another computer on the network. Anything set up in XP to keep one from getting to certain folders?
OK.
Comp A has it's root shared so that Comp B can see it all.
Set Comp B to not show hidden files/folders.
On Comp A mark selected folders as hidden.
Even if Comp A is set to view all files, Comp B will not see those folders/files because it's set to hide them.
I don't know any way to do it without changing settings on Comp B. Unless you download a 3rd part program like Folder Guard and set certain folders on Computer A as locked.
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Originally posted by fmian


OK.
Comp A has it's root shared so that Comp B can see it all.
Set Comp B to not show hidden files/folders.
On Comp A mark selected folders as hidden.
Even if Comp A is set to view all files, Comp B will not see those folders/files because it's set to hide them.
I don't know any way to do it without changing settings on Comp B. Unless you download a 3rd part program like Folder Guard and set certain folders on Computer A as locked.
Actually, the problem is the opposite, even though B SHOULD see all of A, (the root is shared), when I try to open something like the folder Windows, or the folder "User and Settings" for a user, I get a "you're not allowed here" message
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Originally posted by Seeker


Actually, the problem is the opposite, even though B SHOULD see all of A, (the root is shared), when I try to open something like the folder Windows, or the folder "User and Settings" for a user, I get a "you're not allowed here" message
Have you checked out the security settings on the folders? I found that I had forgot to allow read priviledges on one computer that I was sharing. It wouldn't allow me to view some folder's contents. (This was on Win2K)
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Originally posted by Lampei


Have you checked out the security settings on the folders? I found that I had forgot to allow read priviledges on one computer that I was sharing. It wouldn't allow me to view some folder's contents. (This was on Win2K)
Wow. That must be it. going to "local security policy", there are tons of potential rules. So, even though I share the root, I'm sure there are rules keeping me from accessing folders like Windows, or a "personal user" folders.

Any "quick hints" on where/what to change to make it simpler to access most of the disk from another network computer? (since my entire 5 computer network is in the same house?)
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Sorry, I only shared one folder between computers (so I can transfer data back and forth), so it was a pretty simple job. Now a whole hard drive is probably a different story...
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Anyone else? I'm sure there's someone here who uses XP and wants to share "all the folders" with another computer....
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Originally posted by Seeker
Anyone else? I'm sure there's someone here who uses XP and wants to share "all the folders" with another computer....
Actually quite simple

Assume Computers A and B are both running winNT or win2k or winXP and you have not tampered with default file permissions.

The admin share you want to access is on computer A

\\A\C$

You are using Computer B to access computer A

Make sure the user you are logged into on computer B has admin priveledges on computer A.

OR simply click the "connect using a different user name" when mapping the network drive from computer B to Computer A and enter the administrator name and password to computer A.

Also, make sure show hidden files is turned on for computer B.
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Not where I can try it yet, but that sounds like the issue --- I'm not "logged in" as an administrator, but as a user from Computer B.

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