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Windows 7: Can access folders elsewhere w/W7; cant access W7 from elsewhere

27 Feb 2012   #11
jasong1968

Windows7 64
 
 

Thanks for that link. Followed the instructions, and was able to leave the homegroup.

Now, I have joined a new homegroup, and I see pic, docs, etc all being shared.

Turned off pwrd protected sharing, and I can now see the folders that are being shared by my W7 computer, from my Vista and XP computers. But I am still getting an access denied error. What now?

But the printer folder is still available...


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27 Feb 2012   #12
codekiddy

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

well now after all you can try this:
Can access folders elsewhere w/W7; cant access W7 from elsewhere-capture2.png
it's right click on shared folder >> sharing tab >> share in new dialog choose everyone or add custom accounts to the list which may be able to acces the shared folder.

if that doesn't help try this:
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do so for each shared folder on windows 7 machine.

right click on shared foder >> properties >> security >> advanced >> Click to select the Reset permissions on all Child objects and enable propagation of inheritable permissions check box.

click OK >> OK

see if that helps

this second options is from MS support site:
Quote:
On the computer on which the inaccessible share is located, start Windows Explorer.
Open, and then right-click the shared resource's parent folder that is located directly in the root of the drive, and then click Properties. For example, if you have the following folder structure: C:\Multimedia\Music\Baroque, where the Baroque folder is the shared resource, click the Multimedia folder.
Click the Security tab, and then click Advanced.
Click to select the Reset permissions on all Child objects and enable propagation of inheritable permissions check box.
Under Permission Entries, click the user or the group which experiences the issue that is listed in the Symptoms section of this article, and then click View/Edit.
Click to select the check box that is located in the Allow column, to the right of the Traverse Folder / Execute File option. If the check box that is in the Deny column is selected, click to clear it.
Click OK three times.
"Access Denied" Error Message When Users Try to Access Shared Folders


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27 Feb 2012   #13
jasong1968

Windows7 64
 
 

Oy. You know - this really should not be so difficult.

Your 1st pic:

The Share button on mine is greyed out. So I used 'Advanced Sharing'. I set 'allow' under permissions. Actually did that earlier today - didnt work.

So, your 2nd pic - doesn't exactly look like mine, so I went to the MS quote. Now, the folder I want to share is G:/Epic. So, according to the article, I have to change the permissions on the parent folder, G. Ariticle:

Click the Security tab, and then click Advanced.

Click to select the Reset permissions on all Child objects and enable propagation of inheritable permissions check box.

Ok, I dont have what MS is claiming. I dont quite understand why my computer is different, but.....

I go advanced, and then I have to click on "Change Permissions". Now I have Replace all Child permissions with inhertiable permissions from this object.

Is that the same thing? No idea. I checked it, and clicked ok. I got:

This will replace explicity defined permissions on all descendants of this object with inhertiable permissions from New Volume (G). Continue?

I clicked 'yes'. It did it's thing for a moment, and then it was done. Now, the article says:

Under Permission Entries, click the user or the group which experiences the issue...

Well, what am I clicking? I have:

Administrators
SYSTEM
Authenticated Users
Users (Comp name)

Which one do I use?
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27 Feb 2012   #14
jasong1968

Windows7 64
 
 

Ok, I got it. Jeesus K-rist people should not have to go through all of this.

Hopefully this can help someone else in my boat.

Click start menu
Type in Folder Options
Click Folder Options (duh)
View Tab
Scroll to bottom, and check Use Sharing Wizard
<OK>
R-Click folder to be shared > Properties > Sharing tab
Do not use Advanced Sharing
Click Share
Choose who you want to allow to share this folder from the drop-down menu - 'Everyone' is what I selected
<Add>
This moves Everyone into the box below
Select Everyone, and change Permission level as needed
<Share>


And that is it.

Thank you very much ck for your time, patience and willingness to help - you are a scholar and a gentlemen.

Cheers.
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28 Feb 2012   #15
codekiddy

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

OK
I'm glad you finally fix that issuse.
kind regards!
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