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Windows 7: Can't Write to Shared Folder

06 May 2010   #1
xichael

 
 
Can't Write to Shared Folder

I'm having no luck making a Windows 7 folder write accessible to XP. I've turned off password protected sharing and given both "Everyone" and "Guest" read/write permission. I can access the folder, but whenever I try to transfer a file to it, I get:

"Error Copying File or Folder - Cannot copy ____: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

Any suggestions?


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07 May 2010   #2
xichael

 
 

Anyone?
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07 May 2010   #3
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Network access requires a password. Make sure you have the same Account (username and password) on both machines.
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08 May 2010   #4
xichael

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Network access requires a password.
Really? I can access the folder just fine, I just can't write to it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Make sure you have the same Account (username and password) on both machines.
That sounds pretty inconvenient. Are you sure about that?


I've never had a problem writing to shared folders from XP to XP, or 7 to XP for that matter. What's the issue with writing from XP to 7?
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08 May 2010   #5
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xichael View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Network access requires a password.
Really? I can access the folder just fine, I just can't write to it.
If you could than someone not authorized could write to it and cause a lot of issues for you. Or a virus could attack your system. A password is a good thing.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Make sure you have the same Account (username and password) on both machines.
That sounds pretty inconvenient. Are you sure about that?
This is the way it has always been. You need the same user accounts on both machines to access data on each machine.

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I've never had a problem writing to shared folders from XP to XP, or 7 to XP for that matter. What's the issue with writing from XP to 7?
Maybe you were using simple sharing in XP? That makes it easy to share things but it is still using passwords in the background. Windows 7 HomeGroup replaces that and make Windows 7 machines easy to connect but it is much harder to use and get XP machines to work with HomeGroup. Most everyone that needs access to XP and 7 machines turns HomeGroup off and uses Workgroups.
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08 May 2010   #6
xichael

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
This is the way it has always been. You need the same user accounts on both machines to access data on each machine.
That's never been the case for me, in years of sharing resources between dozens of computers with different user accounts.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Maybe you were using simple sharing in XP? That makes it easy to share things but it is still using passwords in the background.
Never heard of it. It must be on by default, as I've never had to set it up.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Windows 7 HomeGroup replaces that and make Windows 7 machines easy to connect but it is much harder to use and get XP machines to work with HomeGroup. Most everyone that needs access to XP and 7 machines turns HomeGroup off and uses Workgroups.
That's what I've done. I only have one machine running 7, so I'm just using workgroups. It's working great with the exception that I can't write to this folder I have shared on 7.
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08 May 2010   #7
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right click on that folder and go to the attrubaries... make sure its not set to read only
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08 May 2010   #8
xichael

 
 

Afraid that's not the problem.

Any other ideas?
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08 May 2010   #9
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How about in this setting?

how about change this to full control on the folder you want to read/write????


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09 May 2010   #10
xichael

 
 

It worked! Thanks, acurasd!

See, I was assuming that this would be enough:



And I suppose it would be if it actually did what it says. But I take it that it will only work for another Windows 7 machine? Are those "advanced sharing" permissions only necessary for XP?
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