Resolve problems of File Sharing on Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP®
How are you going resolve File Sharing issues on Windows 2000 and Windows XP?
File Sharing means the sharing of computer data on a network with various levels of access privileges. When the files are shared outside the network, then by the term File Sharing means the sharing of files on a network. File Sharing will allow number of users to use the same file or files by some combination. A File Sharing system usually has one or more administrators. File Sharing will also have an allocated amount of personal file storage in a common file system. For many years File Sharing has been a feature of mainframe computers and multi-user computer systems.
Here are the issues that arise while sharing files between Windows 2000 and Windows XP and the ways to fix them are discussed below:
- Privilege problems
- Ways to setup proper file sharing
Improper permission settings will result in erratic behavior of your operating system. These improper permission settings occur due to third party software. Third party software may incorrectly set the permission on the files. So to avoid this issue, you will have to install the software by logging in to a normal account. You can also include the repair privilege utility on your PCs operating system.
In some situations the directories for which you don’t have the written permission, may end up in 'Trash' and you may not be able to remove them. This issue occurs on the remote volume and for that, local users do not have any special privileges. You can sort this problem with the help of 'rm-rf' command. But you will have to be very careful while using the terminal application, as misuse of any command may cause critical data loss.
In order to share files between Windows 2000 and Windows XP, first you will have to make sure that both machines are members of the same workgroup. Then go to the 'All Control Panel Items' in the Control Panel of Windows 2000 machine. After that, click on 'Changed advanced sharing settings' in 'Network and Sharing Center'. Then you will have to verify some of the settings under the 'Advanced Sharing Settings'. After that, when you go into the network in Windows 2000, you will see your Windows XP machine.