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Windows 7: Unable to access 1 internal HDD over wired network.

17 Aug 2018   #1
mykwin

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Unable to access 1 internal HDD over wired network.

Hi there.
Here's my problem. I have a small home network consisting of just 2 PC's hard wired through a network hub.
Lets call them PC1 and PC2. I have shared all the drives on both PC's successfully with each other except for 1 HDD.
PC2 has an internal HDD that I want to access from PC1 but can't. I have tried all the usual sharing options which worked fine with all the other drives, but this one refuses to allow access. The drive has 5 directories on it, so today I tried sharing each individual directory. This worked insofar as I can now see these 5 directories from PC1, but I still cannot access the subdirectories contained within these 5 main directories.
Also when I was sharing these 5 directories, when I right clicked on them, 2 of them offered "homegroup" sharing and 3 of them offered "Advanced" sharing.
Can anybody offer any advice on what to try next.

Thanks


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17 Aug 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. First all drives by default are shared as admin only share and hidden like c$ d$ etc if you add another share it can confuse the issue. If you share with everyone and hacker or virus can have full acess.



When you share you only give perrmisions on the share in order to access files if they are owned by someone else you have to set NTFS perrmision or you wont be able to access the files which is whats happeniing with the drive. Simple way is to have and admin account same name and password as the pc your connecting from then you have rights
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17 Aug 2018   #3
mykwin

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Hi Samuria.


Both PCs already have the same user name and password. When I try to access the drive I immediately get a "Network Error" I don't get asked for a user name and password.
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17 Aug 2018   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

There should be a number after the error who has NTFS rights on the folder?
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18 Aug 2018   #5
mykwin

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

No error number just this message.


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18 Aug 2018   #6
mykwin

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I assume I do as Admin user. There are no other users on either PC
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18 Aug 2018   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It is a permission error so you need to check everyone has rights on the share and also NTFS permissions on the folder and sub folders
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18 Aug 2018   #8
mykwin

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

As far as I can see I have got full access permission to everything.
All users listed have full control


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18 Aug 2018   #9
mykwin

W7 Ultimate 64
 
 

..and here too.


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18 Aug 2018   #10
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

For ntfs permissions you have to highlight user to see what rights they have. You sharing a drive that allready has a admin share as d$ and you have spaces in the share name this often wont work it doesnt like spaces in the name . Follow this guide and map a drive but dont use tv program enter d$ when asked for user enter a admin on the pc your connecting to with their password How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10 | Password Recovery
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