How I can access a shared folder from the network as a limited user?
After reading your comments, this is a weird issue, and an annoying one!
Basically, File sharing will always attempt to first log you on with your current credentials.
This is good in environments such as a domain as it means you don't need to re log on, and it is also good in some workgroups as you can just create your account on the remote computer and access files in a share, again, without logging on... However, in order to share files to anonymous users, the guest account is used.
So, basically, I am guessing your machine is attempting to log on to the remote share with the guest account.
The quickest workaround I can suggest is to map a network drive and click on
If the problem is that it's asking you to log in. Then you have to adjust the local security policy for the machine where the file is shared on. If that is on Windows XP you must make sure that under Access this computer from the network you have Everyone and also make sure that Guest is not under Deny access to this computer from the network.
So, in this case, the problem is not on the machine accessing the file(s) but on the machine that is doing the sharing.