I have a USB 3.0 drive. I am trying to share it with the entire network.
I go to Properties->Sharing
Share is greyed out. So I click 'Advanced Sharing'
'Share this folder' is checked.
I click Permissions, I select 'Everyone' then below in Permissions for Everyone, I have "Read" checked under the Allow column.
The end result: there are three computers on my network. Myself and two others I am trying to share this drive with. One of them is able to view the drive and read its contents completely. The other computer is only able to see the drive in Network, but when it tries to enter that folder it gives the access error and doesn't allow them to proceed further.
So as per this tutorial: Sharing and Permissions
I went to the Security tab in the properties window for that drive, click Edit, Add, type 'Everyone', click OK, thenin Permissions for Authenticated Users I made it read only. I click OK.
At this point it comes up with some promopt that says "setting security information on" and below that it shows a list of files and folders as it rapidly scans through them.
It scans through a bunch but it clearly does not scan through anything close to all the files and folders on that drive. Then it stops. At this point, the computer with the access problems is able to access the stuff that that prompt scanned through, but nothing else. For other folders, it'll give the access error when trying to open them.
All three computers are running Windows 7. Why the inconsistent network access behavior and why is it failing to propagate the settings through the whole file/folder structure? And why does it need to do it anyway? If the other computer accesses everything on the drive without issue, why does the other computer need this?
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.