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Windows 7: You need permission - happening on networked drive that has permission

08 Mar 2013   #1
blg56

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
You need permission - happening on networked drive that has permission

Have looked at the other postings about Windows 7 and "You need permission" - this one seems new. I have a laptop and a desktop both running Windows 7, both part of HOMEGROUP.

The desktop has two hard drives (C and D), both shared with full access to EVERYONE.
I can see both but can only update the D drive on the desktop from the laptop. When I try any update (new folder, copy a new file in, etc.) to the C drive, I get the "You need permission" error.

Have tried turning off sharing then turning back on for the C drive and have compared the sharing between C and D - they appear identical. Snipit of C drive permission attached. Any thoughts or ideas on what else to try would be appreciated.




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09 Mar 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Rather than sharing form the root of the C: drive you should be sharing from the C:>Users folder instead. This is the default setting for Windows and there are many good reasons for this.

For networked drives that were created under a different User name you would also need to allow for sharing using the "Security" tab of the C: drive. The link below shows you how.

You can also set this drive share up at the C:>Users location if desired.

HDD sharing
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09 Mar 2013   #3
blg56

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply - Yes, I recognize the risk of having shared at the root level of C and I should go back and just share at the USERS level. I should also have indicated in my original post that I used the method indicated in the link (went to SHARING tab, used ADVANCED, PERMISSIONS allowed EVERYONE FULL access. I did this for my C: drive and my D: drive and have verified EVERYONE has full access (that's what the screen shot shows).

Do you think I've missed something here that would explain why I can update files on the D drive but not the C drive?

Thanks again
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09 Mar 2013   #4
blg56

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

chev65 - Thanks for your input again. I went back, unshared the C: root and changed sharing to the USERS folder - got a few security errors but what I need is working. Thanks again
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10 Mar 2013   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blg56 View Post
chev65 - Thanks for your input again. I went back, unshared the C: root and changed sharing to the USERS folder - got a few security errors but what I need is working. Thanks again
Yes the C:>Users folder works best, messing with the Security tab would be my last resort if the Sharing tab didn't work, glad it's working now.
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