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20-06-2009, 01:12 AM
Have client with 2 PC home network. XP Home and Vista.

XP Home had a hard drive failure a few months ago so I managed to get an image of the drive onto the new drive with some damaged files. I did a repair install and had to reinstall Office and IE 7 but most other stuff was OK.

Files can share OK but I setup a backup using Sync Tools and discovered a permissions issue I can't resolve.

Can do the normal file transfer etc from XP to Vista OK.

From Vista to XP I can create, read and list directory's. I can create a txt file in the share OK but if I try to change the name of it I get error say the path cannot be found do I want to create. Click Yes and this goes round in circles.

I have done a permissions reset on XP and recreated the shares.


20-06-2009, 01:27 AM
Try opening control panel in Vista and disabling offline files.

If that doesn't work try this:

Open Regedit, browse to this key:


Then within the parameters key, create a DWORD Value named FormatDatabase with a value of 1 (hex).


Create a system restore point first


20-06-2009, 09:09 PM
Thanks Blam will give that a try when I'm there next and will let you know the result.