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Windows 7: Win 7(32b) won't share second drive

12 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 
Win 7(32b) won't share second drive

Have Dell Dimension 8400 I fixed up with new disk and 4g ram. Put a clean Windows 7 32 install on the new 500g disk, and formatted the old 250 as a spare disk. Nice box!

My main machine is a Windows 7 64b Ultimate box - I can network to an XP SP3 box, and the Dell 8400 main disk (made a folder there and shared it). But the Dell box just won't allow any connection to that second disk or a folder in it.

All machines on same workgroup. AFAIK "HomeGroup" stuff is all turned off. I have a user by the same name on both Windows 7 machines... have REPEATEDLY gone over the network settings for private/public - and all seems correct.

Is there something about sharing a non-main disk? I just want a drop box on this Win32 machine as it will ultimately become a development server for MS SQL Server 2008 express.

I supposed this same kind of question has been asked a thousand times here - yet another testament to just how 'easy' Windows networking can be!

=Alan R.


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12 Jul 2011   #2

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you may want to look over this, just to make sure you haven't missed something.
Sharing and Permissions

Of course file and printer sharing needs to be on for all the computers connected as well.
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13 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Thanks - I don't think Everybody is there. Will check later and get back.

=Alan R.
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13 Jul 2011   #4

 

You'll need the everyone group with full or modify
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13 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Thanks to all - esp Maguscreed with the link to the details on setting up "Everyone". That DID the trick! Will def save a link to THAT tut.
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13 Jul 2011   #6

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save this one while you're at it.
Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
contained somewhere on that page is a tutorial for pretty much everything you could ever think to do.
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