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Windows 7 File Sharing with non-7 system
« on: Feb 21, 2009, 07:08 PM »
I am trying to share one of my drives on my network so all my other computers can see it, Vista and XP. I have it setup, and my other computers can see the "E drive" as well as my libraries, but when I try to access them, I get access denied errors. I have gone to the sharing settings, and it is set so everyone has read, write, and full control. I turned off password protected sharing, but still cannot access from other computers. The only folder I can get to from my Vista and XP computers on my 7 computer is the Public folder. Any ideas?

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Re: Windows 7 File Sharing with non-7 system
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2009, 09:12 PM »
Do you have any firewalls running that might be blocking access?

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Re: Windows 7 File Sharing with non-7 system
« Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 2009, 10:04 PM »
No firewalls other than Windows Firewall. Only security is AVG Free and Spybot.

I will send feedback to M$ about this one.
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Re: Windows 7 File Sharing with non-7 system
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2009, 12:34 AM »
I have found that the permissions are sometimes not enough with Vista/7 - you have to take ownership of the folder too.
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Re: Windows 7 File Sharing with non-7 system
« Reply #4 on: Feb 25, 2009, 11:40 AM »
How do I take ownership of a folder?
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Re: Windows 7 File Sharing with non-7 system
« Reply #5 on: Feb 25, 2009, 12:05 PM »
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Re: Windows 7 File Sharing with non-7 system
« Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2009, 02:53 PM »
For what it's worth, I too am experiencing this same problem. For now I have given up in frustration, but I will look at this possible solution the next chance I get.

It's odd that every time that Microsoft comes up with an idea to make things easier, my life becomes exponentially more difficult.

Scuzzy; I still like XP best.
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Re: Windows 7 File Sharing with non-7 system
« Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2009, 05:48 PM »
Mark, I followed all the steps, but got the owner tab, and I am the owner. I don't see what I would want to change it to.

Scuzzy, so you can't get it either? I love windows 7, but sharing in XP was DEFINITELY the best. You could even share optical drives, which you couldn't with Vista, but theoretically can again in 7.


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Re: Windows 7 File Sharing with non-7 system
« Reply #8 on: Mar 01, 2009, 08:09 PM »
Have you set the permissions for yourself as full control?

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Re: Windows 7 File Sharing with non-7 system
« Reply #9 on: Mar 01, 2009, 10:14 PM »
Under the security tab within properties of the folder I want to share, Authenticated Users, SYSTEM, Administrators, and Users all have ever allow box checked except special permissions. Not only can I not edit files from my laptop over the network while logged in as me on the desktop, I can't even view the files. The only folder I can view is Public.
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