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Changing from a Read-Only Password to a Full-Access Password

Article ID: 93127

Article Last Modified on 10/1/1999


  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1

This article was previously published under Q93127


Windows for Workgroups caches passwords so you don't have to retype them for every shared resource. If you connect to a shared directory with a read-only password, and you configure Windows to reconnect to that shared directory on startup, you do not have the opportunity to re-enter the full access password.


To gain full access, reconnect to the same shared directory:

  1. From the Disk menu, choose Connect Network Drive.
  2. In the Drive box, change the letter to the letter of the drive for which you have read-only access.
  3. In the Path dialog box, type the name of the share that you want to change to full access.
  4. Choose the OK button.
  5. Windows for Workgroups prompts you that you are already connected to the drive. When you choose the OK button, you have the opportunity to enter the full access password.
  6. Choose the OK button.

NOTE: You can also use this procedure to change from full access to read-only access.

For more information on password caching, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

windows or workgroups and password and caching or cache

Additional query words: 3.10 persistent network connection connections

Keywords: KB93127