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Windows 7: Access Denied - Optical Drive -

10 Jan 2010   #1
RyanGambrill

XP & Win 7 Starter
 
 
Access Denied - Optical Drive -

I have an HP Netbook with Win 7 Starter and have been able to map access to my desktop (Running XP Media Center) hard disks and can access the files with no problem.

I have also mapped to the two Optical Drives (DVD & DVD-R DL). But when I try to access the CD or DVD in that drive, I get this error:

V:\ is not accessible
Access is Denied.

Please help. Totally Confused.


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10 Jan 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Just go to My Computer, highlight the D drive then right click, choose "share with" then choose advanced sharing, then choose advance sharing again. The picture shows how to share the drive then on the right you can choose who to share with.


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Access Denied - Optical Drive --sharing-d-drive-permissions.png  
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10 Jan 2010   #3
RyanGambrill

XP & Win 7 Starter
 
 

Hello-

I appreciate all of your help. Either I am missing something or we have things backwards.

The issue I am having is connecting from my Win 7 Starter Netbook to either of my optical drives on the Win XP Desktop.

I took a look at your instructions and they seem to show how to grant access on the Netbook drive. I can see your exact screenshots on the Win 7 Netbook. But when I look at the Win XP Desktop, nothing is matching up.

When I get to the sharing tab on the drive (Desktop XP), I have both checked (share this folder on the network, & allow network users to change files).

I have confirmed that there is no problem getting from the netbook (win 7 to the hard drives on the desktop) to the desktop. Also double checked and all of the settings on the hard drives are the same as optical drives.

Any ideas?
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10 Jan 2010   #4
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Could you perhaps try to make identical users (same account name) on both machines (netbook and laptop) and then grant full permissions to each (identical) user at both ends; and then grant full permission to the optical drive.
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10 Jan 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyanGambrill View Post
Hello-

I appreciate all of your help. Either I am missing something or we have things backwards.

The issue I am having is connecting from my Win 7 Starter Netbook to either of my optical drives on the Win XP Desktop.

I took a look at your instructions and they seem to show how to grant access on the Netbook drive. I can see your exact screenshots on the Win 7 Netbook. But when I look at the Win XP Desktop, nothing is matching up.

When I get to the sharing tab on the drive (Desktop XP), I have both checked (share this folder on the network, & allow network users to change files).

I have confirmed that there is no problem getting from the netbook (win 7 to the hard drives on the desktop) to the desktop. Also double checked and all of the settings on the hard drives are the same as optical drives.

Any ideas?
Changed the picture to D drive just for you. It won't matter much as this will look different on the XP machine but you get the idea.

I don't have pictures from an XP machine handy as all my machines are now Win7.

In any event the sharing will work from the D drive of the XP machines if you just click on My Computer>then right click D drive from the XP machine and then share the drive with everyone.

You may also need to allow for media sharing on the XP machine and 7 machine.


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Access Denied - Optical Drive --media-sharing.jpg  
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10 Jan 2010   #6
RyanGambrill

XP & Win 7 Starter
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyanGambrill View Post
Hello-

I appreciate all of your help. Either I am missing something or we have things backwards.

The issue I am having is connecting from my Win 7 Starter Netbook to either of my optical drives on the Win XP Desktop.

I took a look at your instructions and they seem to show how to grant access on the Netbook drive. I can see your exact screenshots on the Win 7 Netbook. But when I look at the Win XP Desktop, nothing is matching up.

When I get to the sharing tab on the drive (Desktop XP), I have both checked (share this folder on the network, & allow network users to change files).

I have confirmed that there is no problem getting from the netbook (win 7 to the hard drives on the desktop) to the desktop. Also double checked and all of the settings on the hard drives are the same as optical drives.

Any ideas?
Changed the picture to D drive just for you. It won't matter much as this will look different on the XP machine but you get the idea.

I don't have pictures from an XP machine handy as all my machines are now Win7.

In any event the sharing will work from the D drive of the XP machines if you just click on My Computer>then right click D drive from the XP machine and then share the drive with everyone.

You may also need to allow for media sharing on the XP machine and 7 machine.
Looks like we are talking about the same thing.

My hard drives and optical drives are all currently shared on the XP machine. The settings are identical for sharing on all drives (Optical and Hard). My netbook is connecting to the hard but not the optical.

When I run thru your instructions, they do not match up on the XP machine. When I highlight and right click on the drive, there is no "Share With" option. Only "Sharing and Security". Then when you get to that tab, there is no "Advanced Sharing" button or option. Only two check boxes. One for "Share this Folder on Network" and one for "Allow Network Users To Change My Files'. Both of this are checked, and have been checked since the start.


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Access Denied - Optical Drive --win-xp-desktop.jpg  
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10 Jan 2010   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

For some reason lots of people are having problems sharing the DVD drive from an XP machine. But from what I'm seeing in your picture you did that part correctly.

It's very easy to do with my Win 7 machine though, I can play movies from one machine to the other any which way I want.

It may help to allow for Media streaming on both machines by going into WMP and allowing it to stream accross the network, picture below. You can click on more streaming options then allow for everyone.

I'll keep looking for a way to accomplish this on XP but the WMP steaming options will be similar I would imagine.

I don't have XP anymore so it's hard for me to check this.


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Access Denied - Optical Drive --media-sharing.jpg   Access Denied - Optical Drive --media-streaming-options.png  
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10 Jan 2010   #8
RyanGambrill

XP & Win 7 Starter
 
 

I do not see that functionality in my Windows Media Player.

From what I have seen online, many people are having this problem. And I have yet to see a solution.

Thanks
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10 Jan 2010   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Same here and lots of people with similar complaints. It works flawlessy in Windows 7 though I can tell you that for certain. I even tried to break streaming by running 4 different movies at once on four different machines and then I streamed the movies to every machine. Worked perfectly no matter what I did.

It's hard to believe that it can't be done from XP. From what I have read about this, it takes a certain amount of time..... for XP to accomplish the task of sharing a DVD drive. Some said they had to wait a good long time after setting it up before it worked correctly. Maybe rebooting both machines would speed up the process.
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10 Jan 2010   #10
RyanGambrill

XP & Win 7 Starter
 
 

If, we cannot find a solution, I assume upgrading my desktop to Windows 7 will give me the functionality I need?
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