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Windows 7: Can't Net. Share External USB Drive

18 May 2012   #1

win 7
Can't Net. Share External USB Drive

I've been trying for a couple hours to look for tutorials and none of them have helped me out.. I can't network share my external usb 1tb hard drive please help

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19 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by perphection View Post
I've been trying for a couple hours to look for tutorials and none of them have helped me out.. I can't network share my external usb 1tb hard drive please help
Most likely you just need to add Everyone to the Sharing and Security settings of the drive.

Right click the drive first and go to properties "first picture" Click on the Sharing tab, click on the Advanced button, put a check mark in the box to share this folder and hit the Apply button, then click the Permissions tab you see there, click the Add button on the new window, type in Everyone in the box then put checks for full control if required and hit the apply button again.

Once that is done open up the Security tab "second picture" click the edit button, then the Add button, type Everyone in the box and hit apply. In the last picture window below, highlight Everyone then Add the check marks for full control if required then hit the Apply button again. You should now have access to that drive from your other networked machines.

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