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Windows 7: Can't access XP drive from Win7 PC

26 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
Can't access XP drive from Win7 PC

Here we go again. Last year managed to create shares and gain Windows 7 access to drives on XP PC. All was well. Just installed a new drive on XP and now cannot gain full access from Windows 7. Windows 7 sees the drive and folders, but will not open folders or individual files. New drive in XP is set to share and allow users to change files. When I try to change permissions in Windows 7 (to total control for everyone), first I am warned it would be better to change access locally (access is already total). When I try to proceed to change permissions anyway, I get an error message: "an error occurred while applying security information...access denied." The same happens when I try to change ownership of the XP drive from the Windows 7 machine. Meanwhile, I have no problem accessing the 2 other XP drives. The new XP drive is NTSF formatted with a single basic partition. Thanks for any help.

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26 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Did you take your Windows XP system out of "Simple File Sharing?"
If you were to do that, it would fix alot of problems.
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27 May 2010   #3

Windows 7

Thanks much for the suggestions. Unfortunately disabling simple file sharing did not have any effect.
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28 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Best thing to do is to compare the problem drive with the other 2 Xp drives and see what permission and security differ. Don't forget to go to the Advance property of the folders under Security tab.
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