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Windows 7: file restriction in network

18 Nov 2010   #1

W7 Pro 64
file restriction in network

At work I have "my" files in my personal network drive that I access by logging into my work station. When I copy files into a network folder that is accessible by everyone in my company/department other people often can't see the files. Our IT says that is because the file permission stays with the file. their suggestion is to first copy files to the desktop and then to the general network folder.

Obviously that is a cumbersome method and most of the time I'll (and others) will forget and then we can't see each others files and need to have IT lift that restriction individually. Every time i share files i basically have to tell that person that they have to call IT to make those files visible (you'd think with 1600 PCs we would have a way to share files by now...)

Is there some way resolve this so that I can just copy files into the generally accessible folders so that everyone with access rights can see them? I would like to tell IT what to look for to resolve this.

I'm not sure the desktop OS matters, but we still are on XP. We likely start getting Windows 7 next year, but this seems more a server issue.

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