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Windows 7: Sharing C Drive between 2 Win7 PC's

22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Sharing C Drive between 2 Win7 PC's

Hi,

I'm trying to share the C Drive of a Windows 7 PC (The name of that PC is LINKS). I set full permissions for the 'Everyone' group. When, from another Windows 7 PC, I click on 'Network', I can see LINKS and I can see the C Drive on LINKS. But when I try to open that C Drive, a message pops up saying I do not have permission (see picture).

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How can I access that C Drive on LINKS?

Thanks in advance.




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22 Oct 2009   #2

Win 7 64
 
 

Got the same problem. I can share a folder, but can not share the entie "C" drive. Have tried everything I know.

Need Help
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Win 7 64
 
 

Figured mine out...hope it helps. I created a user on 1 machine "joe" (no password) and gave it admin control. Made sure "C" was shared. From the other machine, when mapping, to access the drive, i typed in "\\machine_name\C$". When asked for user name and password, enterd "machine_name\joe" and no password. Drive mapped with all admin rights.
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Win 7 64
 
 

This worked from 1 machine to another machine. Mapped entire "C" drive.
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23 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I tried typing "\\LINKS\C$", and then a box popped up where I should enter username and password. For the username, I typed "LINKS\Verhees", and for the password nothing. But then I still get an error messagebox (this time another one, see picture) saying I have no permission to access.

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23 Oct 2009   #6

Win 7 64
 
 

Did you create "Verhees" as a new user on the machine you are trying to map?
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24 Oct 2009   #7

Win 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 
not trying to hijack the thread...

I have similar issues to the OP, but 2 of the 5 hard drives on the orginal PC running Vista Home Premium are shared, and can be accessed by the Windows 7 machine, any clues?
I get the same pop ups as the OP on the other drives, btw.
THis is doing my head in, I am yet to try the new user solution, as I do not want to jeopardise the limited connectivity I do have between machines.
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24 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awwall View Post
Did you create "Verhees" as a new user on the machine you are trying to map?
No, 'Verhees' is the only user on that PC, it also has Administrator control and has no password. I guess I cannot create a second user named 'Verhees', right?

Another thing: The 'Verhees'-PC is in a Workgroup called TUE, and the other Windows 7-PC is in a domain called TUE.
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25 Oct 2009   #9

Win 7 64
 
 

You have to create a different user. The same user can not log in to the same machine at the same time. You are already using the machine locally. Create a new user and see...
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25 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I found a pretty easy fix for this.


Right click on your C: drive in My Computer and go to properties.

Click the security tab. Then click Edit to change permissions.

Click Add, type Everyone, then click ok. Check the box for Full Control, then hit apply.



After adding "Everyone" to the permissions on both computers of mine I am able to share the C: drive like any other drive in my computer.

Just be careful doing this. It opens your root drive up to anybody that can get on your network.
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