I currently have a problem you have posted a message about. I have a hard drive with xp pro w/ sp2 that i am trying to get some files off of so i set it as slave and put it in a computer with xp home w/ sp2 installed. Every time I try to access the admin folder it tells me access denied. I tried to do what you said about turning off simple file sharing but the advanced button is not there. I go to my computer,tools,folder options, and then the view tab. there is an advanced box but no where in there can you turn off simple file sharing. I went to Microsoft’s knowledge base they say nothing about it either. I’m not sure if you have seen this before but any help you could give me would be great.
- Jeff Thomas
You can turn off simple file sharing in Windows XP Professional, but not in Windows XP Home. Don’t worry though, there is a way around this. You won’t get to turn off simple file sharing but you still will be able to modify the settings you want to modify.
- Restart your computer in Safe Mode. To do this, follow these steps:
- Restart your computer. Before you see the Windows XP logo, hold down the F8 key.
- Select Safe Mode.
- Login in as Administrator. You’ll get a warning about running in Safe Mode. Click Yes.
- Find the folder whose permissions you wish to change. Right click on that folder, and select Properties.
- Change the properties of the desired folder(s). Voila. You can now change all the properties of the folder just like you would in Windows 2000.