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Windows 7: Can't Access Other Win7 PC on LAN

25 Apr 2010   #1
gmosley

Windows 7
 
 
Can't Access Other Win7 PC on LAN

I have two computers connected wirelessly to my home network. I want to be able to "see" the other hard drive from whichever one I'm on. I've followed all the forum advice I can find re advanced sharing, permissions, not using Homegroup, etc.
Using Explorer, I can see the other computer under the network icon. I can even expand and see the C drive but when I click on the drive icon, I get "Windows cannot access \\Eileen-laptop\\c" followed by "You do not have permission to access \\Eileen-laptop\\c ...".
On Eileen-laptop, following the sharing context link to Advanced sharing, I've granted permissions "Everyone" with Full control, Change and Read.
Help...


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25 Apr 2010   #2
mvnsnd

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Try it this way: \\Eileen-laptop\c$

Then you will have to use the administrator account credentials to see the drive.
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25 Apr 2010   #3
gmosley

Windows 7
 
 

But I am an administrator
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25 Apr 2010   #4
mvnsnd

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Yes, but you just have to enter it anyway for the machine you are connecting to. Click the remember password to not have to enter it again.
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25 Apr 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gmosley View Post
I have two computers connected wirelessly to my home network. I want to be able to "see" the other hard drive from whichever one I'm on. I've followed all the forum advice I can find re advanced sharing, permissions, not using Homegroup, etc.
Using Explorer, I can see the other computer under the network icon. I can even expand and see the C drive but when I click on the drive icon, I get "Windows cannot access \\Eileen-laptop\\c" followed by "You do not have permission to access \\Eileen-laptop\\c ...".
On Eileen-laptop, following the sharing context link to Advanced sharing, I've granted permissions "Everyone" with Full control, Change and Read.
Help...
It's a big security risk to share an entire drive which is one of the reasons it's not easy to accomplish. You would be better off just sharing the User folder instead.

But if you insist on sharing the entire drive there is a way to do that also.

Open My Computer -> right click Local Disk D -> select Properties -> select Security tab -> click Edit button -> click Add button -> enter the name of the User you want to set Security permissions (it is the same user name you've set the sharing permissions for, ex. Everyone will set the read permissions to every user which will attempt to connect to your shared drive) -> click OK -> select the desired permissions -> click OK -> wait while permissions are set -> and your Done.

It can also be done by going to C drive, then "share with" click the Sharing tab then choose the "Advanced sharing tab" click the empty box to "share this folder" then hit the apply button. Then choose the permissions tab and give full control to "everyone" and hit apply again.
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28 Apr 2010   #6
gmosley

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, everyone. Finally got it to work using chev65's first technique.
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28 Apr 2010   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It's not a good idea from a security stand point to share an entire drive but as long as your happy gmosley I'll mark this as solved.
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