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Windows 7: Access denied for shared media files

08 Oct 2009   #1

Access denied for shared media files

I wanted to post about a problem and solution for a problem I had....

I have a laptop with vista and a desktop with 7. I use synctoy to sync files between the two, but ran into a problem. There is an external HD on the desktop with media files on it, which I just added via the library function rather than copying onto the local HD on the desktop. I could not access the My Pictures/Music/Videos folders by maping the network drive nor by directly enabling file sharing. I tried fixing owners, advanced sharing options etc etc... nothing worked.

The solution? I had to go to the 'Libraries' folder and then enable sharing from there, for each (my pictures/videos/music), by share with / add 'everyone' and select 'read/write'.

Just fyi...

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