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Windows 7: Windows 7 Will NOT Allow File Sharing

31 Jan 2012   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LadyFaire View Post
OK, with OEM operating system, just HOW do I re-install? There are no disks... I made a set of recovery disks when I got the computer, but if the system is corrupted (remember, it has always been like this), then the recovery disks are no good either, right?
Personally, I would bite the bullet and go for a factory restore seeing as you have a set of recovery discs.

At best, you'll finish up with a pristine system. At worst, you'll be no worse off than you are now.

As a matter of interest, who is your computer manufacturer? If you carry out a factory restore and you still have the same problem it will prove that the system was corrupt from day one.

In that case you would have redress against the system builder and you would be within your rights to insist they give you a fully-working non-corrupted operating system.

If you have access to a Windows 7 DVD (a friend's DVD for example) you could use that to carry out a clean install of Windows using your OEM product key to activate it.

You could also download a Windows 7 ISO and use that to reinstall Windows.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key


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31 Jan 2012   #12
LadyFaire

home premium 64 bit
 
 

The computer is a no-name from a small 'boutique' that closed due to the "economic downturn" about 3 months ago. I actually got the computer for Christmas 2010 - very high end, at the time - quad processor, high ram, 2 - 1TB drives, Lightscribe DVD/blue ray drive, etc. The access problem is the only thing that has ever come up. I ascribed it to Windows 7, since I just couldn't get THAT only to work. Figured I was doing it wrong. Now that I no longer have the laptop to do my online 'things', I'm getting totally PO'd by the entire mess.

As for the restore disks, I made them myself, when I finished setting up the computer. My concern is that they will ALSO be corrupted, if that was the problem from the start.
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31 Jan 2012   #13
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

In that case, I'd be inclined to grab a copy of Windows 7 and carry out a clean install.

Honestly, it'll be worth it in the end and will save you from the grief you're putting yourself through now.
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31 Jan 2012   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

A reinstall is an AWFULLY huge step. having to backup and restore data, reinstall driver software etc...

We still haven't actually gotten down to any brass tacks here.

Other than the Documents and Settings folder, is there an example of a file that you are trying to look at that is still giving you trouble on the local machine? (Or is the goal to find files that have been saved under Documents and Settings by a particular program?)

This may just come down to a misunderstanding of the changes in behaviour of the file system and the lowering of the standard admin account permissions between XP and 7. All of which are workable situations (and won't change with a reinstall)

So far there has been no evidence of anything actually being wrong... The behaviour of Documents and Settings is exactly as expected. I'd save the reinstall until we reach a point where something is actually found to not be working as expected.
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31 Jan 2012   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I accept your viewpoint fseal, but I don't think the OP is in any sort of a mood to listen to reason!

By her own admission she was a computer technician at some point, has spent hours with a technician to solve this problem and just wants this issue to go away.

Under the circumstances I think a clean install is probably the quickest solution, not necessarily the best solution.
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31 Jan 2012   #16
LadyFaire

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I accept your viewpoint fseal, but I don't think the OP is in any sort of a mood to listen to reason!

By her own admission she was a computer technician at some point, has spent hours with a technician to solve this problem and just wants this issue to go away.

Why thank you. I didn't realize I came off as an impatient know-it-all. I always appreciate constructive criticism.
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31 Jan 2012   #17
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LadyFaire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I accept your viewpoint fseal, but I don't think the OP is in any sort of a mood to listen to reason!

By her own admission she was a computer technician at some point, has spent hours with a technician to solve this problem and just wants this issue to go away.

Why thank you. I didn't realize I came off as an impatient know-it-all. I always appreciate constructive criticism.
"I'm getting totally PO'd by the entire mess."

Your words, not mine, which was the reason I suggested that reasoning and long-winded solutions were perhaps not the best course of action to follow.

I had no intention of upsetting you and apologise if I did so.
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02 Feb 2012   #18
gerry410

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It sounds to me like you have screwed up your Administrator permissions. Probably the easiest way to fix the problem is create a new Administrator and standard account.
log into the new Administrator account and on the folders you want to share Right click and select share read/write. You don't need to be touching permissions at all. You probably messed it all up.
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04 Feb 2012   #19
gerry410

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
in suspense

Hi Miss lady. just wondering what was the outcome? Did you solve the problem?
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