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Windows 7: Windows 7 wont share more than 13 drives

09 Jun 2012   #1

Windows XP 32bit
Windows 7 wont share more than 13 drives

Hi guys, we're running a server PC at home running Windows 7 32 bit Ultimate, it has a whole lot of hard drives attached to it, 18 at the minute. I have shared hard drives 1 through 13 without issues, then 14 gave us problems, no one on the network could access it, but when I made a folder inside the hard drive and shared that, it worked fine, now hard drive 15, 16, 17, and 18 have the same problem, no one on the network can access these drives, 1-14 works (Well 1-13 really, 14 is a bit iffy but works) but 15-18 aren't accessible, they are all shared the same, shared with full permissions to "Everyone" via advanced sharing, is there a limit on shares or am I missing something?

Some more info: The network is set up so there are no passwords and the files are accessed via a guest account, which has been working fine with our computers + WD TV live boxes. ALSO, EVERY SINGLE drive is accessible by my dads old Power PC mac..... The plot thickens.

More more info: All the drives before 14 were created with Windows XP, the drives that we have formatted with Windows 7 installed wont share. Hmmmm

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