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Windows 7: Troubles sharing external hard drive.

05 Dec 2010   #1
dayoshir

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Troubles sharing external hard drive.

I have a Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 500gtb external hard drive. I have recently bought a pc and put windows 7 on it (had a multiple license).

Me and t'other half use laptops most of the time, we wanted a pc to put all our external drives on (both the seagate ones) for ease of access.

When either of us try and connect to it from our laptops it says that we dont have permission. Have been into the network properties and set it to allow everyone to connect (the one about requiring a password) but its still not letting either of us in?

Tis getting somewhat annoying now as we went down this route to make access a little easier! lol

ATB

Dan


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05 Dec 2010   #2
dayoshir

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Forgot to add, all of the laptops are using windows 7.
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05 Dec 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dayoshir View Post
I have a Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 500gtb external hard drive. I have recently bought a pc and put windows 7 on it (had a multiple license).

Me and t'other half use laptops most of the time, we wanted a pc to put all our external drives on (both the seagate ones) for ease of access.

When either of us try and connect to it from our laptops it says that we dont have permission. Have been into the network properties and set it to allow everyone to connect (the one about requiring a password) but its still not letting either of us in?

Tis getting somewhat annoying now as we went down this route to make access a little easier! lol

ATB

Dan
If you need full access to the drive from all machines, besides the usual permission settings which you already enabled you need to use the Security tab for full drive access.

High light "Authenticated Users" then click on the "Edit" button, click "allow" to fill in the check marks for full access, after that hit the "Add" button then type "Everyone" into the access list where the picture shows it. Don't forget to hit the "Apply" and OK buttons.

You should be able to access the drive from all machines on your network now.

The picture below makes it more clear.


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