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Windows 7: Can open files on a shared drive but not edit/move them

07 Mar 2017   #1
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can open files on a shared drive but not edit/move them

Using Advanced Sharing, "Share this folder", I've set a drive (call it P on my desktop computer for sharing with Share Name P. Under Permissions, I've allowed Full Control for Everyone. On a networked laptop computer, I can see the drive and all its contents. I can open any file but when I try to make changes to them I get messages like "You require permission from Administrators to perform this action", or "Error saving document: Invalid access mode" or "Please check if this file is open in another program" [It isn't]. None of the files is set to read-only, and I *can* make changes from the host computer.

Even more perplexing, I've done exactly the same thing for sharing the laptop's P: drive, and using my desktop computer, I *can* edit/move/delete files on the laptop.

Why? With Permissions set to Full Control for Everyone, why do I have Full Control in one case but not the other?


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07 Mar 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You have set permissions on the share but what are the NTFS permissions?
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07 Mar 2017   #3
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Good question - thanks! What are NTFS permissions and how do I set them?
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07 Mar 2017   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The file permissions on the folders you using they may be restriced to a user or system Setting NTFS Permissions
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08 Mar 2017   #5
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, that did the trick - thanks!
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