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Windows 7: Share same folder with different permissions

17 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Share same folder with different permissions

Help, I am migrating my shared files from my home based Windows XP Home system to a Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit system and would like to have the same functionally as I have had on XP. I still have laptops and other systems running XP.

On Windows 7 I want to be able to access a shared folder one way with read-only access (for protection) but access the entire drive another way with full read/write/change access (for updating/copying/deleting files). I have no problem doing this with XP but am having problems on Windows 7.

Here is what worked on XP

File Structure

D:\Media\Pictures

I shared the Pictures Folder as follows:

Checked: Share this folder on the network
Share Name: Pictures
UnChecked: Allow network users to change my files

I shared the entire Drive D as follows:
Checked: Share this folder on the network
Share Name: Backup
Checked: Allow network users to change my files

If I access files via the \\FileServer\Pictures share I can not delete them (which is the protection I wanted). If I access the same Pictures folder via \\FileServer\Backup\Media\Pictures I am allowed to delete them (again this is what I wanted).



On Windows 7 I have set it up to be exactly the same but trying to delete a file via \\HTPC\Backup\Media\Pictures from an XP machine results in the error: access denied


Now here is how I have configured the Windows 7 shares:


Right click on Pictures Folder then select Sharing Tab shows:


Sharing enabled on \\HTPC\Pictures
Clicking on the Share button shows sharing with Everyone as Read only


Right click on Drive D then select Sharing Tab shows:


Sharing enabled on \\HTPC\Backup
The SHARE button on this tab is greyed out
Advanced Sharing shows: Share this folder
and Permissions show Everyone as having Full, change and read checked.




From an XP machine on the network what I cannot do is delete a file such as \\HTPC\Backup\Media\Picture\xyz.jpg


But from that same XP machine on the network I can copy the above file to another directory \\HTPC\Backup\Documents\xyz.jpg
and then I can delete it \\HTPC\Backup\Documents\xyz.jpg without any errors.


And help is appreciated.

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