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Windows 7: Network sharing

12 Mar 2014   #1
Joe Ciaravino

Win 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Network sharing

On an old computer running XP, I have designated the entire C: drive as being shared. It is "seen" by my other computer running Win 7, and when I doubleclick on the network C: drive, all of its subfolders and files open and are shown by Explorer, as usual. However, when I try to view any of the subfolders, I get an "access not allowed" message.

This is a private network, accessible by me, the administrator. How can I fix this? I was of the understanding that if the root directory was shared, that all of the subdirectories would be shared as well.

Thanks in advance.


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12 Mar 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

It's generally bad practice to share the system drive. For one thing the XP All Users folder is already shared by default. Also attempts at modifying system files on the XP machine would likely trigger "file is already in use by another process" errors.

I usually get everything working copying files between the already shared folders. When that works as expected I share other folders. If I want to share the entire drive, say a USB external, I make a folder that contains all other folders, then share it.
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12 Mar 2014   #3
Joe Ciaravino

Win 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

How to share the system drive between networked computers is the goal.
I am the sole user!!!
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12 Mar 2014   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joe Ciaravino View Post
How to share the system drive between networked computers is the goal.
I am the sole user!!!
Yes to share the from the root of C drive you must enable sharing via the sharing tab/advanced and add check marks for full permissions as required via the Security tab as well. This isn't a safe way to share but it does free up the entire drive.

From the Security tab, Highlight the Authenticated Users "this may show as Everyone with Windows 7" then add check marks for the required permissions. After adding the check marks click apply ok etc.


The pictures should be helpful.


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13 Mar 2014   #5
Joe Ciaravino

Win 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I believe that I'd done that already, but will go back and check it.
I followed an earlier suggestion and created separate (duplicate) folders for system files. Created separate shares for them and now I have full access via the new folders.
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13 Mar 2014   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joe Ciaravino View Post
Thanks for the reply. I believe that I'd done that already, but will go back and check it.
I followed an earlier suggestion and created separate (duplicate) folders for system files. Created separate shares for them and now I have full access via the new folders.
It should not be required to make a copy of system files in order to gain access. There might have been some type of system corruption involved with those shares but that would be difficult to diagnose from here without more information.

The methods I posted for sharing the root of the drive are exactly what was requested and they do work perfectly I can assure you but if it was required to make copies just to gain access then the User account may have been corrupted.
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14 Mar 2014   #7
Joe Ciaravino

Win 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joe Ciaravino View Post
Thanks for the reply. I believe that I'd done that already, but will go back and check it.
I followed an earlier suggestion and created separate (duplicate) folders for system files. Created separate shares for them and now I have full access via the new folders.
It should not be required to make a copy of system files in order to gain access. There might have been some type of system corruption involved with those shares but that would be difficult to diagnose from here without more information.

The methods I posted for sharing the root of the drive are exactly what was requested and they do work perfectly I can assure you but if it was required to make copies just to gain access then the User account may have been corrupted.
Can not change permissions on the C drive! The user account is certainly screwed up.
TRIED and get a "SECURITY" message with red "X"
"Unable to save permission changes on C:.
The inherited access control list (ACL) or access control entity (ACE) could not be built.

Again.......this computer (the one I'm trying to access) runs XP. I hope that the methods, etc are similar.
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14 Mar 2014   #8
Joe Ciaravino

Win 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

I need to be able to reset all permissions on C drive to default, remove some permissions as I probably have too many, or set the ACL buffer size to a larger amount (I think).

If I copy the entire C drive to a backup drive, then format the C drive on the computer I'm trying to fix, and then transfer the copied C drive back again, I don't know it that would solve anything since all the extraneous permissions would be recreated again, or worse, the computer would no longer boot.

Would "Safe mode" help me?

Is there something I can change in the registry?

At this point, I'll try anything.
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20 Mar 2014   #9
johnebadbak

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

on win7 machine right click on "network/properties click change advance sharing settings

click on file sharing settings "enable file sharing for devices that use 40 -56 bit encryption.

this will allow xp pc to access win7 machine if all sharing settings are correct

If need to Turn off password protected sharing..
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