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Windows 7: "Share..." button grayed out

12 Oct 2009   #1
horiz0n

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
"Share..." button grayed out

Is it normal that this button is grayed out for every folder I try to share (even if I own it)?



Permissions:
Code:
Allow, Admins,     Full contr.,  D: (Inherited From), folder + sub + files
Allow, SYSTEM,     Full contr.,  D: (Inherited From), folder + sub + files
Allow, Auth Users, Modify,       D: (Inherited From), folder + sub + files
Allow, Users,      Read & exec., D: (Inherited From), folder + sub + files
I always need to click on the "Advanced sharing..." button.

I have a bad feeling I might have problems with permissions cause I can only access shares when I set the share's permissions to "Full control" for "Everyone" (and delete all the others).

TIA for your input!


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12 Oct 2009   #2
sleek

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64
 
 

Hi horiz0n, where about is this folder located?
i.e. C:\bla ? On a memory stick? etc
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12 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Horizon

If they are already shared thru advanced sharing it will look like that. un share it in advanced and it reverts
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13 Oct 2009   #4
horiz0n

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Thanks for your answers!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sleek View Post
Hi horiz0n, where about is this folder located?
i.e. C:\bla ? On a memory stick? etc
D: - a partition on the system disk. But it doesn't matter where the folder's located - everywhere I get the same behavior.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Horizon

If they are already shared thru advanced sharing it will look like that. un share it in advanced and it reverts
So if the folder's unshared this button shouldn't be grayed out? Then I can say "Redmond, we got a problem!"
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13 Oct 2009   #5
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by horiz0n View Post
So if the folder's unshared this button shouldn't be grayed out? Then I can say "Redmond, we got a problem!"
No, it's a function of whether you've got the "sharing wizard" functionality enabled. With the "wizard" (simple file sharing), that button becomes available. Without wizard/simple, the button is greyed out and you're in full (advanced) sharing mode.
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13 Oct 2009   #6
horiz0n

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
No, it's a function of whether you've got the "sharing wizard" functionality enabled. With the "wizard" (simple file sharing), that button becomes available. Without wizard/simple, the button is greyed out and you're in full (advanced) sharing mode.
Aaaaah, with an explantion it makes sense.

Thanks!
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13 Oct 2009   #7
horiz0n

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Case closed: it seems that you have to explicitly add a permission for "Guest" to a share if you want to allow password-free connections.
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13 Oct 2009   #8
sleek

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by horiz0n View Post
Case closed: it seems that you have to explicitly add a permission for "Guest" to a share if you want to allow password-free connections.
Interesting and good to know. Was quickly trying to share something last night with sharing wizard enabled but kept getting username/password prompt and didnt have time to figure out why.
Thx
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24 Jan 2010   #9
Gonzobot

7x64U
 
 

So then what point is there to the Everyone permissions if it doesn't include everyone? Is there supposed to be an "Anyone" that we use? MS is stupid.

Also note that you must have Guest account turned on in User Accounts. Nothing will tell you this except when it still doesn't fscking work for no gorram reason.

I HAD a share setup fine and dandy, from this 7 machine here, and used it before on my wife's netbook. Tonight it stopped working for no apparent reason. (Scratch that. Last night. I've been working on this for hours apparently. STUPID MS.)

What is so hard about plugging into a home LAN, saying "Share this folder, with Everyone", and then going to another machine and accessing your files? There is no reason that this should not work.
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21 Aug 2016   #10
iceriger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
shared button still greyed out after advaced settings

does your network adapter have "client for Microsoft networks" added.

If not click any item in the networking tab of your adapters properties.
click install
highlight client
select add
Client for Microsoft Networks should be highlighted
click OK
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