There are 2 PC's in my house (soon to be 3), and they are running Windows 7 RC. I have a couple of drives that are dedicated to media (TV shows & Movies). When we both had XP Pro installed, all I had to do was right-click on the drive, go to Properties, Sharing and share the ENTIRE drive and it worked with no problems.
Now the problem I'm having is that when I try to share my media drive, I go through the same steps. The other Windows 7 computer can see the drive, he can go into it and see the folders inside that drive, but cannot access the other folders.
I also tried sharing the individual folders that are in the drive with the Homegroup and the same thing happens. He can see the folders just fine, but when he tries to view the contents of the folders it doesn't let him. Keeps telling him he doesn't have permission.
Here I thought Windows 7 improved their home networking, but it's really just became a big pain in the ass.
Can someone help? I just want to be able to share the entire contents of the drive with the other computer.
*** UPDATE WITH FIX ***
I figured out what the issue was and it all had to deal with Windows Security. For anyone else that is interested in this fix, here is what I did.
Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Local Security Policy
Local Policies>Security Options>Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set it to Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated
I went back to share the entire drive this time with no problems, and was able to map the network drives on the other computer.