Hello, just some small feedback..
I got it working in VirtualBox. I was able to access a folder located on my Win7 computer.
I used two VMs, Windows Millennium and Windows 7.
Some things worth mentioning I did:
a) I added a registry entry in Me. In "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control", I created a new key named "LSA", then a DWORD called "LMCompatibility" with a value of "3"
Note that this mainly for NTLMv2 support and is intended for use with the Active Directory client extension
b) I disabled the firewall (in a VM that's okay; becareful on a real PC!)
c) On Win7 I ran an utility named "netplwiz" and un-checked the option "Users must enter an user name and password to use this computer"
d) I connected directly to the shared folder (like "\\Win7-PC\Test") from Windows Explorer
e) Both Win7 and Me were set to the same user account name (by default, Me and 9x don't create an user account)
After this, it worked! Well, kind of.. The folder became part of "My Network Places" and I was able to open the text file (read/write)..
It's still not possible to browse the whole Win7 computer, though.
Maybe this permission issue is also somehow related to the different access controls in Win9x.
Win9x does support two types, "Share-level access control" and "User-level access control".
The first one allowes to set a password for each folder, while the second one uses user names/groups.
The drawback is, it wants to have a list of users and groups from a server.
Win7 however, seems to always use user-level access for it's own shared folders
(atleast I've never seen a menu item where you can enter passwords for folders).
Another possible issue is the NTFS file system. Unlike FAT it requires permissions.
See Understanding NTFS
I hope this helps a little bit.
And sorry it took so long..
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