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Windows 7: Cannot remove read-only from shared folder - help!

04 Mar 2013   #1
jcocker

Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate
 
 
Cannot remove read-only from shared folder - help!

- I have three PCs - two running Win 7 Home Premium ("clients") and one running Win 7 Ultimate ("server").

- I wish to use one of the server PC's HDD to store a backup of critical files of the two client PCs using folder sharing.

- All three are on the same homegroup (took me ages to achieve this - only managed once syncronied all three clocks, but that's another story...).

- I set up a uid and password for the server PC, will refer to it as "john".

- I created a folder on the server HDD called "backup" under which the backup will be stored. The folder and all its sub-folders are shared.

- I can see and access this folder and its sub-folders from both client PCs.

- I verified that "john" is the owner of the backup folder and all the files/sub-folders it holds. I also verified that "john" has read/write/full control rights for the backup folder and all its sub-folders.

However, as commonly reported , I am unable to change the "read only" permission from the "backup" folder. Hence (I am guessing that this is the reason) I cannot write anything to it ar its sub-folders from the client PCs. I can un-tick the read-only box, click OK, but when returning it is still there...

I already tried "attrib -s -r e:\backup" where e is the HDD leter on the server PC, but it has no effect.

Any idea how to get around this?


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04 Mar 2013   #2
jcocker

Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate
 
 

Please ignore - now resolved.
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04 Mar 2013   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

could you post your solution for anyone else searching how to.
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04 Mar 2013   #4
jcocker

Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate
 
 

- Right click the shared folder -> properties
- Sharing -> Advanced Sharing
- Tick Share this Folder
- Click Permission, add the user (john in my case), and allow everything.
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04 Mar 2013   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thanks, could you click the mark this thread as solved at the top of the page .
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