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Cannot map some network drives
Dec 22, 2012, 3:39 PM
I have two networked computers using Windows 7 Ultimate.
Both are part of WORKGROUP.
Computer 1 has 3 internal drives, one of which is shared and can be accessed by Computer 2; and 1 external drive, also shared and also accessible by Computer 2.
Computer 2 has three internal drives, two of which are shared. Permisions are set for Everyone to have full access to both drives.
Yet computer 1 can only connect to one of the shared drives.
When I try to Map the errant drive from Computer 1, I constantly get the stupid message that I don't have permission.
Can you help with this ? I have tried everything I could find on this.
Wishing you a happ festive season.
Jan 2, 2013
Dec 23, 2012
cannot network drives
Dec 23, 2012, 3:35 PM
Reset permissions on Comp. 2 for that drive. 'Everyone' by default does not grant full access. Compare permission settings to Drive 1 shared on that PC.
Happy Festivus !
Dec 23, 2012, 7:01 PM
Hi - thanks for the reply.
I had edited the permissions to begin and set '#Everyone' to full access (r/w) - it makes no sense that I cannot connect to the drive.
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Dec 23, 2012, 7:20 PM
I now have it working. I deleted all permissions settings and then re-applied them - and it works.
Strange thing is I had tried this several times before with no success.
Anyway, now sorted - thanks!
Dec 31, 2012, 7:48 PM
I have this synergy with computers ! ;-p
Happy Holidays !
Jan 2, 2013, 12:38 AM
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