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Windows 7: Cant share 3TB hdd

04 May 2013   #1
ikhan42

windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Cant share 3TB hdd

Hi All,

I am running windows 7 Professional 64 bit that has 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1.5tb hdd and I added a 3TB hdd a couple of months ago.

I have been able to create shares on all the drives except the 3TB. Ever since the drive has been installed when I try and create a share I get the following error

"your Folder cant be shared"

When I try and create an advanced share I get the following error.

"An error occured while trying to share xyz. Incorrect function. The shared resource was not created at this time."

Can anyone tell me if there are issues with windows 7 and creating shares on 3TB partitions thats the only thing that seems to make sense as my other drives allow shares to be created and removed without any problems.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Ikhan42


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04 May 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Are you trying to share the entire drive? Try creating a share for one of the folders on the drive, see if that works. If yes then you could split the drive into two smaller partitions, maybe that would fix the problem.
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05 May 2013   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikhan42 View Post
Hi All,

I am running windows 7 Professional 64 bit that has 2x 2tb hdd, 1x 1.5tb hdd and I added a 3TB hdd a couple of months ago.

I have been able to create shares on all the drives except the 3TB. Ever since the drive has been installed when I try and create a share I get the following error

"your Folder cant be shared"

When I try and create an advanced share I get the following error.

"An error occured while trying to share xyz. Incorrect function. The shared resource was not created at this time."

Can anyone tell me if there are issues with windows 7 and creating shares on 3TB partitions thats the only thing that seems to make sense as my other drives allow shares to be created and removed without any problems.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Ikhan42
There are ways to do this, most of which are covered in the link below. You will have issues unless you follow directions and the drive must also be partitioned. UEFI bios can handle bigger drives but most of us aren't using UEFI yet.

I have a 3 TB drive. Windows 7 Ultimate won't format more than 2 - Microsoft Community
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