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* A Fix to stop XP Pro (May work on XP Home also) from asking for a password when clicking on a shared drive or folder.
* Can share, but can't access network drives or folders.
* Need password to access network drives or folders.

Please note that if you mess up when editing the registry your computer may not work.
Any Firewall if not setup correctly, will block access to computer.
If problem continues, UNINSTALL any firewall you use and try it. Do not just disable it.

(Leave simple file sharing on (default of XP pro)

It seems that many people are having this problem.
I have no idea why this works, or what causes the problem however this worked for us.

 
1 Using the problem computer, exit all programs.
2 On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run.
3 In the Run dialog box, type the following text: regedit
4 Click OK.
5 Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
6 In the right pane, right-click the value IRPStackSize.
  * If IRPStackSize is not there, skip to the next *. 
7 Click Delete.
8 Click Yes.
9 Close the Registry Editor.
REBOOT Computer and try access the shared files from another network computer.
 
* If you DON'T see a value for "IRPStackSize" (I did not have one)
or
If this does not resolve the problem,

Simply Created one.
1 Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
2 click on "Parameters" to Highlite it. 
3 Click 'Edit"-"New"-"DWORD value" 
4 Name it IRPStackSize then right click on IRPStackSize and select "Modify"
   Enter a "DECIMAL" value of 20
Exit Registry editor and reboot.
You should now have access shared drives on this computer.
 

 

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