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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cannot access shared files and folders or browse computers


                                Cannot access shared files and folders or browse computers

Release
Windows XP

Problem
When we trying to access network shared folders or workgroup computers, showing the following one of the issues.
1.     Cannot access shared files and folders or browse computers.
2.     You cannot locate other computers in the workgroup.
3.     Showing the error “Workgroup Name is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource.”

Solution
  The problem may occur due to the following cases
1. The Computer Browser service is not started on one or more computers in the workgroup.
2. NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled on one or more computers in the workgroup.

Recommended
Update windows XP service pack 3.

Method1:
Open the registry editor and locate the path as shown below
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBt\Parameters.
On the right pane delete the following values if they are exists.
              1.NodeType
              2.DhcpNodeType
Restart the computer.

Method 2:
Run the Fixit Utility Microsoft Fix it 50135 available from Microsoft website.
Downloadlink:http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/1/A/81AD4B33-1946-41B5-8D55-9EEE085F0006/MicrosoftFixit50135.msi.

Method 3:
Type the command ncpa.cpl on command prompt. Right click on the Local Area Connection
And select properties. On general Tab select advanced option. Click the WINS Tab. Under Netbios Settings.
click Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP. Apply ok and restart the PC.

Method 4:
Open the services option by typing the services.msc on command prompt. Locate the Browser services and try to start.
Method 5:
Type the command ncpa.cpl on command prompt. Right click on the Local Area Connection
And select properties. Select the General Tab, and select the File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks. Click Install.
Make sure that File and printer sharing services is  blocked by windows firewall.

Method 6:

Apply the Fixit Utility Microsoft Fix it 50393 from Microsoft


Restart the computer.


                               

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