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Windows 7: Trouble with permissions in Win 7 Pro 64 bit

16 Apr 2012   #1
fritzb43

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Trouble with permissions in Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Hi folks: Brand new to Win 7. I have Win7 computer & old XP computer connected via a KVM switch. New computer can see files & drives on old computer but not vice versa. I am also Ethernetted to my laptop in another room.

Problem: I want to move old data from XP, but when I click on an XP folder in the XP C drive I get the "Windows cannot access..." message. I am the only user and have passworded my admin ID. All the drives are shared. It says there are no other people in my homegroup.

If I am the admin, why can't I get permission to access subfolders and their files on my XP?

Many thanks in advance. I hope I've stated my problem clearly. I'll be glad to supply additional info if needed. fritz


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16 Apr 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fritzb43 View Post
Hi folks: Brand new to Win 7. I have Win7 computer & old XP computer connected via a KVM switch. New computer can see files & drives on old computer but not vice versa. I am also Ethernetted to my laptop in another room.

Problem: I want to move old data from XP, but when I click on an XP folder in the XP C drive I get the "Windows cannot access..." message. I am the only user and have passworded my admin ID. All the drives are shared. It says there are no other people in my homegroup.

If I am the admin, why can't I get permission to access subfolders and their files on my XP?

Many thanks in advance. I hope I've stated my problem clearly. I'll be glad to supply additional info if needed. fritz
The first problem I see is that you mention a Homegroup which is made only for Windows 7 networks, it's not really made to operate in a mixed Op system network.

You would first need to leave the Homegroup from the Windows 7 machine's.
Homegroup - Leave

As for the file sharing problem. The sure fire way to get this working is to follow the steps in the link below. It's important to note that just about any A/V software or third party firewalls can also cause problems with sharing.
How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing.
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16 Apr 2012   #3
fritzb43

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

OK, thanks for replying. To repeat, I am only interested in dragging files from the XP to Win7 computer.

I left the home group and read the article. I *think* I flipped all the switches correctly.

I went to the C drive on the XP, right clicked and attempted to allow everyone full access. I got this: "Remotely setting permissions on the folder of the root of a share removes all inheirited (sp) permissions from the root folder & all sub-folders." Hmm.

So I went directly to my primary XP folder of interest, Program Files, right-clicked and received the following: "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings."

Obviously, there is something I missed, but I can't imagine where I slipped up.

FWIW, I am only a Win7 noob - I've been battling PC's since 1985. Plus, I now have *2* computers on my desk and my wife wants to how much longer the large box containing the new laser printer is going to sit in the hallway. Can you relate? Thanks again, fritz
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16 Apr 2012   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fritzb43 View Post
OK, thanks for replying. To repeat, I am only interested in dragging files from the XP to Win7 computer.

I left the home group and read the article. I *think* I flipped all the switches correctly.

I went to the C drive on the XP, right clicked and attempted to allow everyone full access. I got this: "Remotely setting permissions on the folder of the root of a share removes all inheirited (sp) permissions from the root folder & all sub-folders." Hmm.

So I went directly to my primary XP folder of interest, Program Files, right-clicked and received the following: "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings."

Obviously, there is something I missed, but I can't imagine where I slipped up.

FWIW, I am only a Win7 noob - I've been battling PC's since 1985. Plus, I now have *2* computers on my desk and my wife wants to how much longer the large box containing the new laser printer is going to sit in the hallway. Can you relate? Thanks again, fritz
In order to drag or move files or gain read/write access you still need the permissions to do so.

If you can boot into the XP system it would better to change the permissions of the drive from there.

XP was just warning you that allowing access to that drive for "Everyone" will override any previous folder sharing restrictions so it should be ok to do that.

I believe the procedure in the second link will work for you.
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