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Restarted XP Computer, Now Cannot Access File on Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Restarted XP Computer, Now Cannot Access File on Windows 8


    I had to restart a computer on our office network which uses Windows XP on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Now I cannot access a file on a computer which uses Windows 8 unless I tell the Windows 8 computer to let EVERYONE access the file - which I don't want to do. A computer using Windows Vista on the same network has had no problems. I've created a new username on the Windows 8 computer and given the problem computer that name but still no access. I've enabled read/write file sharing and given the problem computer full access permissions but still can't get in. I removed all Microsoft updates that had been installed four days before the problem occurred on the Windows 8 computer and recovered the Windows XP system to the day before the problem occurred - still can't get in. Any ideas out there?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    That would be correct. Or you would need to go into Advanced Sharing options on the Windows 8 machine and downgrade the security setting from 128 to 48/56. I always create a local user account on Windows 8 machines, if I am going to be sharing stuff across the network.

    Otherwise it all goes on the NAS for our network, or a Own Cloud server that my brother hosts for the family. Then I never have to worry about networked computer share issues.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    There is nothing in Advanced Sharing to allow me to downgrade the security setting. (I am using a local user account.)

    P.S. You say "That would be correct." What would be correct?
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Changing the security settings in the Windows 8 machine under Advanced, from 128 to 48/56.
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Restarted XP Computer, Now Cannot Access File on Windows 8
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