You will sometimes need to go into the Security settings of the drive in order to share it's contents. This needs to be done in addition to the regular permissions.
To share the entire drive: Open My Computer -> right click Local Disk D or which ever drive letter your drive is using -> select Properties -> select Security tab -> click Edit button -> click Add button -> enter the name of the User you want to set Security permissions (it is the same user name you've set the sharing permissions for, ex. Everyone will set the read permissions to every user. Put check marks in the boxes for full access and control -> click OK hit apply-> select the desired permissions -> click OK -> wait while permissions are set -> and your Done.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I would not have figured that out myself. I never even knew about the Security tab. Learn something new every day.
You are welcome asif9t9,
Yes that security tab confuses many who are trying to sharing an entire drive. Of course if that extra step wasn't required then people would complain that Windows 7 isn't secure enough.
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Chev65 is on the right track. Security Setting for "Everyone" to have full control. Everyone is everyone , every names , every users. But it is easier to use Windows 7 to see WIN_XP than use WIN_XP to see Windows 7.