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Windows 7: Networked Computers - can't save files on networked Computers

08 Mar 2012   #1
BigBill767

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Networked Computers - can't save files on networked Computers

Three Computers on a home network.
Desktop in Office (Windows 7) . Wife's Laptop (Windows 7). My laptop ( Vista unfortunately). Norton Security Suite and all three. I have a network setup and a Homegroup established.

Everything was setup and working so that I could share files between all three. My wife was able to open a desktop file make changes and save it back to the desktop computer.

All of that changed. Now we get a message when trying to save the file. "You do not have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission".

I have given the entire "MY Documents" sharing permission to everyone.

I have checked everything. I have looked over all kinds of forums and nothing has worked.

I am to the point of doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Desktop. I have spent tens of hours on this.

Any ideas?


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08 Mar 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Disable Norton on the Desktop, see if that fixes it. If not try disabling it on the other computers.

Do this only for testing. Re-enable when done. If it fixes the problem then you need to look at Norton to see how to allow access from the other computers.
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08 Mar 2012   #3
BigBill767

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Rich,
I tried that and still get the message. I had done that earlier on just the desktop and it didn't help. Just tried with both disabled and still not working. About a week ago I uninstalled Norton on the Desktop and it didn't help.

I can open the other computer's files but can save anything back to them
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09 Mar 2012   #4
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

Check the permissions on the Advanced sharing section as well. In Windows 7 you need to look at the sharing tab (Advanced Sharing>Permissions) and the security tab.

Also, have you changed your username or password recently? If so, this could also create the problem.



Dave
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09 Mar 2012   #5
edwar

7 x64
 
 

One problem is the Norton software. It is nothing but a resource HOG.
Even after uninstalling it is still installed. Norton has a special program that you need to run to really get rid of it.
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09 Mar 2012   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigBill767 View Post
Three Computers on a home network.
Desktop in Office (Windows 7) . Wife's Laptop (Windows 7). My laptop ( Vista unfortunately). Norton Security Suite and all three. I have a network setup and a Homegroup established.

Everything was setup and working so that I could share files between all three. My wife was able to open a desktop file make changes and save it back to the desktop computer.

All of that changed. Now we get a message when trying to save the file. "You do not have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission".

I have given the entire "MY Documents" sharing permission to everyone. Norton can cause you many problems related to sharing if it's not set up correctly.

I have checked everything. I have looked over all kinds of forums and nothing has worked.

I am to the point of doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Desktop. I have spent tens of hours on this.

Any ideas?
You mentioned that you have a Home group set up for your network. The problem is that Vista may not work correctly in a Windows 7 Home group.

In general you would want to set up a Work group type of network after leaving the Home group.

There are ways to make the Home group work with different versions of Windows, the link below has a download that can show you how to set that up.
Download: Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Downlevel Sharing - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

You may also need to allow for sharing through the Norton firewall. Norton can cause you many problems related to sharing if it's not set up correctly.
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