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Windows 8 folder sharing - Not working in XP/Vista

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    Windows 8 folder sharing - Not working in XP/Vista

    Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to see if anyone here could help me with an issue I'm having sharing my Windows 8 folders on my home network.

    Recently just setup a small home server to host my media files and some important work files. It's currently running Windows 8.1, but the PCs connected to it are running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

    As you might imagine, Windows 7 is working fine with the sever. I can access the public folders, as well as folders that I manually share. However when I try to access these manually shared files/folders from either the XP or Vista machines, I run into permission issues.

    Should be noted that I can access the public folders (from XP/Vista), I just can't access manually shared folders. What I'm trying to do is set up sharing on a storage space so that I can put files on there from other PCs, and make use of the data redundancy.

    Does anyone know if there are any permissions settings I'm missing? I've enabled everything under sharing for the respective users (full control). If there's any help you guys can give, it'd be much appreciated! Just let me know if any more info is needed.

    EDIT: Ok, little update - When I set the permissions to "Everyone" for the folders I wanted to share, I could finally access them on the XP machine (but not Vista for some reason...). Will work on the Vista one, but regardless, this obviously isn't an ideal solution, because it means anyone who gains access to my network, also gains access to these folders.
    Last edited by Medjumurac; 21 Dec 2014 at 08:08.

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