Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Simple folder sharing with XP - permissions problem


18 Jul 2010   #1

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 
Simple folder sharing with XP - permissions problem

Was following your tutorial on setting up a bunch of folders on Windows 7 machine to be shared with XP machines, and it was all going well. The permissions tab showed an entry for Everyone, and I had set that to Full Control, and Windows 7 started to change the permissions on the items and subfolders ... when suddenly, it stopped and said I don't have permissions to change the contents of a subfolder!

What gives? I didn't see where you had to launch the security tab with elevated privileges in order to set permissions.

Update: somehow, some of the folder got set to limited permissions. When I reset all the folders to allow full access for everyone, I could access them again.

Also, warning for those few who care to read this ... the machine is a dual-boot, having both XP and Windows 7 installed on it. Permissions set when running Windows 7 directly impact what you can do later when booting into XP!! Yeah, I know that should NOT be possible, but I tested it several times and was able to confirm when I limited permissions on a folder in Windows 7, and then booted into XP, I was not longer able to change files in that folder in XP.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Simple folder sharing with XP - permissions problem




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Simple folder sharing with XP - permissions problem
Thread Forum
Simple File Sharing Problem Network & Sharing
Problem with permissions/ownership and folder deletion General Discussion
Permissions & file/folder sharing on Work Network Network & Sharing
Problem with file/folder permissions System Security
Simple Folder Sharing Question. Network & Sharing
No way to get simple permissions back? General Discussion
Sharing permissions problem Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33