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Cannot access shared folders on USB drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by John, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. John

    John Flightless Bird

    I can share folders on my internal hard drives and access them from my other
    LAN connected computer just fine, but cannot remotely access shared folders
    on any USB drive connected to my computer.

    I have a home network with 2 machines running WinXP Pro and NIS2010 on both.

    I have tried disabling the firewalls and AV progs on both machines and still
    cannot access the shared USB drive folders.

    Is there something special that has to be done to share a folder on a USB
    drive?

    I appreciate your help, -John
     
  2. spamlet

    spamlet Flightless Bird

    "John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:006755D5-E1CE-41F7-B6FD-542CD672E290@microsoft.com...
    >I can share folders on my internal hard drives and access them from my
    >other
    > LAN connected computer just fine, but cannot remotely access shared
    > folders
    > on any USB drive connected to my computer.
    >
    > I have a home network with 2 machines running WinXP Pro and NIS2010 on
    > both.
    >
    > I have tried disabling the firewalls and AV progs on both machines and
    > still
    > cannot access the shared USB drive folders.
    >
    > Is there something special that has to be done to share a folder on a USB
    > drive?
    >
    > I appreciate your help, -John


    Just a thought - I'm no expert - but are you plugging the drive into the
    same port each time, and safely removing it? USB can be pretty fickle about
    such things. Is it given a new drive letter and address every time you plug
    it in? You can give it a drive letter of its own from higher up the
    alphabet, if there is a clash. Have you shared the root and all its
    subfolders? I expect you have. Mind you, I find I can't always even
    remotely access my shared printer...

    S
     

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