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Windows 7: W7 is locking shared sub folders/items


02 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
W7 is locking shared sub folders/items

Hey there guys, I've tried numerous search variables to no avail to help myself without wasting space with another thread so here goes.

I've used the Windows 7 x64 RC7100 release since May and have had great success with sharing items on my network. Recently I updated myself to the Retail version of the same(Ultimate).

What seems to be happening is when I share a folder with a number of sub-folders/items the items after the first "tree" are not shared and have a little locked icon attach to them. So say I share my E: drive, the first level of items is shared fully anyone that can access my machine can see it fine, but then they go into my drivers directory, and they can see a number of folders but not files inside when in fact there are many items to use in there.

What I am trying to avoid is having someone "log-on" with another user name on my system, so... If they are on my network, assigned an IP or even through DHCP, I'd like them to be able to fully see what I have shared.

Am I on the right page? Heck what do you guys need to know to help and understand more, just ask! Thanks!


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02 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Inate8
Check the ACL of the parent folder and make sure that permissions are set to replace permissions on child objects. Also make sure that you are the owner of the folder and have full control permissions. Also make sure NETWORK is added to the ACL of the parent folder and give whichever permissions you wish.

If you need a screenshot just ask
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02 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Great idea! Thank you as soon as I get home I will check those permissions.
Seems strange that they don't allow that right out of the gate though.
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02 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know, i've struggled with sharing folder & permissions too.
Keep us updated on how you get on
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06 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Hello Inate8
Check the ACL of the parent folder and make sure that permissions are set to replace permissions on child objects. Also make sure that you are the owner of the folder and have full control permissions. Also make sure NETWORK is added to the ACL of the parent folder and give whichever permissions you wish.

If you need a screenshot just ask
Thank you, thank you!

This is what finally made it work for me. NETWORK. Too bad this isn't easy enough for non geeks. I mean I know networking is hard and all, but I hardly believe the smart guys at MS can't figure out a way for normal folks to do it.
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