Thursday, January 7, 2010

Windows Service for sharing folders

When you attempt to share a particular folder in WindowsXP and if it complains that, the Windows service for sharing folders is not started, then following procedure shall help you in resolving the issue

1. Click Start -> Run
2. Type Services.msc in it
3. The Services Window will open up. Now Scroll down to the service named "Server". Right click on it and click Start
4.It may take a while to start. Now close the Services window and share the folder that you want to share.

This will fix the issue.

Again if you share a folder named "TestShare" and try to access it from a different machine using the IP address of your machine, say something like //ipaddress, it may fail.

Try accessing using "//ipaddress/TestShare"

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