The Public folder is inaccessible after you upgrade from Windows Vista to a different version of Windows Vista

Article ID: 953790 - View products that this article applies to.
Expand all | Collapse all
Source: Microsoft Support

RAPID PUBLISHING

RAPID PUBLISHING ARTICLES PROVIDE INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM WITHIN THE MICROSOFT SUPPORT ORGANIZATION. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS CREATED IN RESPONSE TO EMERGING OR UNIQUE TOPICS, OR IS INTENDED SUPPLEMENT OTHER KNOWLEDGE BASE INFORMATION.

Action



The Public folder is inaccessible after you upgrade from Windows Vista to a different version of Windows Vista.  This includes the following:

·         You upgrade from the beta release version of Windows Vista to the release version of Windows Vista.

·         You upgrade from Windows Vista to a different version of Windows Vista. For example, you upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows Vista Ultimate.

Cause



This issue occurs because the file level permissions on the Public folder are reset during the upgrade process.

Resolution



To resolve this issue, disable and then re-enable Public folder sharing through the Network and Sharing Center Control Panel item. To do this, follow these steps:

1.      Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2.      Double-click Network and Sharing Center.

3.      Click the arrow button next to Public folder sharing, and then click the Turn off sharing (people logged on to this computer can still access this folder) option.

4.      Click Apply. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

5.      Click the arrow button next to Public folder sharing, and then click one of the following options:

·         Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open files

·         Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open, change, and create files
Collapse this tableExpand this table


6.      Click Apply. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

More Information



During the upgrade process, the Everyone Access Control Entry is removed from the Public folder.  The Public share will still appear. However, when users try to access it, they will receive an error message that tells them access is denied.

DISCLAIMER

MICROSOFT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE (THE “MATERIALS”) FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE MATERIALS MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS AND MAY BE REVISED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, MICROSOFT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM AND EXCLUDE ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND CONDITIONS WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON INFRINGEMENT, SATISFACTORY CONDITION OR QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE MATERIALS.

Properties

Article ID: 953790 - Last Review: May 30, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
Keywords: 
kbnomt kbrapidpub KB953790

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com