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    Windows Explorer & Shared Folders

    Would like to know how to fix the problem of not being able to access my own shared folder on my own computer.

    Network>>My PC Name>>Users>>Public>>Folder contents

    Green background in the address bar progresses (slowly) then it craps out and either Not Responding or restarts.

    Most of the time it hangs at Public, not showing the contents of the Public
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    Windows Explorer & Shared Folders

    Try working around it. If there is not already one, make a user with the exact name and password as the uesrname that you're trying to connect with on the destination PC. Right-click the folder, in this case Public> Security> Edit> Add> Advanced> Find Now> click the existing or newly created username (or Authenticated Users)> OK> OK (I would then adjust the permission in the lower portion of the screen)> Apply. Then try it. If the PC you're trying to connect to is XP you may have to wait about 12 minutes (not a random #) for the networking system to catch up. Otherwise you should be golden. Post back the results please.
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    I am trying to get to my own share on my own computer, not connect to another computer on the network.

    It is very temperamental as to whether it will work or not. Usually won't work when I'm in a hurry!
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    This seems counter-intuitive. Why go that route when you can navigate to C:\Users\Public\shared folder in Windows Explorer?
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    Seemed like less work to click Network/MyPCName/etc. <wink>

    Going via c:\etc I have to scroll down to get to Users.

    Still would like to know why it craps out.

    Sometimes it even does it going to a regular folder on the PC (not shared).
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    Are you saying that you want to share "a users" folders with other users on the same system?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    No, it's already shared.

    Let's start over. Win7 64bit

    Computers are networked here (3 of them if that makes a difference).

    One of the other computer users puts something in my Users/Public folder.

    I have to go into there to pick it up. I use, Windows Explorer/click Network icon/MyPCName/Users/Public to get to it.

    The address bar starts going green and progressing (sort of, it stalls). Wait and wait then it say Not responding and doesn't show the contents of the Public folder.

    i.e. Windows Explorer craps out. You have to close/restart program to get out. Neither of which fix the problem if you try again.
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    There has always been all sorts of inconsistencies when using the "Network" to navigate to folders on the same PC.

    Why don't you create a Library of your own and add the "Public" folders to it? Or use Windows Explorer and navigate to where you want then drag the folder icon in the Windows Explorer address bar to the taskbar. That will pin it to the taskbar and provide easy, quick access.

    Joe

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    Thanks for the ideas Joe.

    Another related question:
    What causes Win7 to say I spelt the networked PC (one of the other ones on the network) wrong when I haven't changed anything? Sometimes it says this from my own PC. e.g. Windows Explorer/Network icon/click one of the names in the list

    Didn't have all these issues with XP Pro.
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    The whole networking stack was rewritten for Windows Vista. The new stack is what is used in Windows 7. So, we are all dealing with the consequences and patches. Additionally, now a new version of the IP protocol called IPv6 is slowly coming online. This is causing all sorts of headaches for everyone.

    Joe

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