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I have a windows 7 machine and a windows XP laptop.

The XP machine has C drive shared, and the checkbox that says "Allow network users to change my files" is checked.

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From the Win7 machine I can do a net use x: \\\c and get a drive mapped. I can also do this from Win7 Explorer. I see the drive.

When I traverse the directory tree though, my home "My Documents" directory is unviewable. In Explorer I get "Access Denied".

Why? How can I fix this so I get read/write access?

The "My Documents" folder does not have "make this folder private" checked in Explorer.

I find these network sharing things so frustrating.

Seems to me it's not a firewall issue, because I can map the drive.

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The My Documents folder has user-specific permissions. Make sure XP and Windows 7 have the same user and password combination and see if that works. – user3463 Sep 27 '11 at 7:33
I cannot do that. these are different machines, they are not in the same domain. they each have their own machine-specific domain I guess. When I connect to the XP machine, I login with the XP-local machine-domain and user id and password. I believe when I connect, I am authenticating as the user that is known to XP. I can also connect via Remote Desktop, using the same authentication. So I'm sure the authentication part is working. – Cheeso Sep 27 '11 at 15:06
Have you tried accessing the share locally on XP? Type in the same \\\c on the XP box and see if you can see that folder. – user3463 Sep 28 '11 at 5:50

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