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Windows 7: Cannot Access All Folders When Sharing In Homegroup


24 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Cannot Access All Folders When Sharing In Homegroup

Hello,

I have two PC's running Windows 7 x64 (setup for Home network) and I am trying to share all the contents of the HDD's. I can access and delete files in most of the folders (not just the Public folder) but I cannot access the sub-folders under the "User" folder, I keep getting Access Denied. Does anyone have a solution for this? Thank you!

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24 Apr 2010   #2

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlteredState View Post
Hello,

I have two PC's running Windows 7 x64 (setup for Home network) and I am trying to share all the contents of the HDD's. I can access and delete files in most of the folders (not just the Public folder) but I cannot access the sub-folders under the "User" folder, I keep getting Access Denied. Does anyone have a solution for this? Thank you!
No suggestions about the "access denied" other than to note that such protection is necessary to prevent malicious entry to a machine.

Strategically speaking it's generally better to make 50 folder shares than it is to share the root of any disk drive. The risk of trashing a whole drive is too high. To grant access to folders inside a user's private space, share the folders seperately, not the drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlteredState View Post
Hello,

I have two PC's running Windows 7 x64 (setup for Home network) and I am trying to share all the contents of the HDD's. I can access and delete files in most of the folders (not just the Public folder) but I cannot access the sub-folders under the "User" folder, I keep getting Access Denied. Does anyone have a solution for this? Thank you!
No suggestions about the "access denied" other than to note that such protection is necessary to prevent malicious entry to a machine.

Strategically speaking it's generally better to make 50 folder shares than it is to share the root of any disk drive. The risk of trashing a whole drive is too high. To grant access to folders inside a user's private space, share the folders seperately, not the drive.
I would agree with you on a Public or Workplace network but this is my Home network and it will be only myself accessing these PC's so I would say it's pretty safe.
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24 Apr 2010   #4

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlteredState View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlteredState View Post
Hello,

I have two PC's running Windows 7 x64 (setup for Home network) and I am trying to share all the contents of the HDD's. I can access and delete files in most of the folders (not just the Public folder) but I cannot access the sub-folders under the "User" folder, I keep getting Access Denied. Does anyone have a solution for this? Thank you!
No suggestions about the "access denied" other than to note that such protection is necessary to prevent malicious entry to a machine.

Strategically speaking it's generally better to make 50 folder shares than it is to share the root of any disk drive. The risk of trashing a whole drive is too high. To grant access to folders inside a user's private space, share the folders seperately, not the drive.
I would agree with you on a Public or Workplace network but this is my Home network and it will be only myself accessing these PC's so I would say it's pretty safe.
But obviously not terribly functional...

Instead of sharing the drives from root... share the User folders.
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