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Windows 7: After reinstall cannot access shared drives on PC2

26 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
After reinstall cannot access shared drives on PC2


I have a weird sort of problem - well I think its weird.

A week ago I had to reinstall Win7 on a second PC (PC2) which now has an SSD. However, the original disk (a 500GB Seagate) has been used to reorganise partitions of which there are now eight. Three of these I can access from PC1 with no problem. However, the last four plus a 1TB drive there is no way I can access them - I can look at them but there's no way I can copy any files or folders to them.

I've checked the drive permissions via the Security tab and set everything I can to Full Control. However, out of the five there is one Name I cannot change and that is CREATOR OWNER which has permissions set to Special and which so far I've found no way of changing. In relation to the Names they are a little different to mine. All five are the same except that PC2 has CREATOR OWNER. I have Authenticated Users that PC2 doesn't have; none of PC2's drives have an Authenticated Users entry. Should it?

To clarify the Names we both have they are listed below:

Administrators (Username/Administrator)
Authenticated Users
Users (Username/Users)

Administrators (Username/Admin)
Users (Username/Administrator)

I've just checked a third PC we have upstairs and that is different again most drives ONLY having Everyone with only one drive having the Names above under PC1 but NOT Everyone. So I suppose that makes me one confused chick. What the hell gives with the Names Groups? What should I have and what should I NOT have or not need?

Any help most appreciated and I'm sure there may be questions you wish to ask that are not answered here. Well ask away and I'll try and do my best to help.


P.S. Sorry this message is so long but I'm trying to describe complex problem.

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26 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Hi all

Its me again - Thicko! Why? Cos I worked it out all by myself that although I'd set the permissions at the advanced level I hadn't done so at the elementary/basic level. Once I'd done that I could do whatever I wanted with the shared drives. Oh well I suppose we all live and learn AND make mistake en route. Sorry about that.

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