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Windows 7: 7 and XP file share though mapped drive

28 Oct 2010   #1
fjb2069

win 7
 
 
7 and XP file share though mapped drive

On my 7 machine I have a shared root drive with only read priviledges and a sub directory in this drive that has shared read/write priviledges for a specific account The account name is JOE and has a Passwork JOES_PW

I an XP machine I have the same JOE account with same JOES_PW.

IF I map the network drive on the XP machine from the root JOE does NOT have read/write priviledges in the shared sub directory, but if I map the sub directory iteself then Joe does have read/write.

Why it that? Can it be changes so that only the root needs to be mapped and the variable read and read/write priviledges work thoughout?


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28 Oct 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You will also need to go into the Security tab of the drive you need to share and enable full access for "Everyone" to the drive from there as well as the regular permission settings.

It's safer and easier to share the entire User folder instead.
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29 Oct 2010   #3
fjb2069

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You will also need to go into the Security tab of the drive you need to share and enable full access for "Everyone" to the drive from there as well as the regular permission settings.

It's safer and easier to share the entire User folder instead.

Everyone needs to be at the root or at the sub directory?

What do you mean share the entire User Folder?
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29 Oct 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The User folder has most every file you might need and from a security stand point it's safer to share the User folder than the entire drive. But if you need to share the root then just use the Security tab of the drive itself and allow for permissions there as well as the regular permisson settings.
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