Shared Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Android412, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Android412

    Android412 OSNN Addict

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    So I have 3 HDD in my desktop (win 7 64), and share them with my wife's laptop (vista 32)...or try to anyway.

    Drive A - sharing multiple folders, can access them all

    Drive B - sharing the whole drive, can access the whole drive

    Drive C - Trying to share the whole drive, the same way as drive B, cant connect

    The error it gives is that "the shared folder is found, but access is denied"


    I've tried, un-sharing/re-sharing, re-naming the share name, changing the drive letter, rebooting both machines. Just cannot figure it out.

    I was thinking maybe something stupid like firmware of the drive prevents sharing, but drive A is an identical drive.


    I'm really at a loss here, so any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Android412
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    This is most likely a Windows thing, as sharing your whole C:/ drive is a bit insecure. :)
     
  3. Android412

    Android412 OSNN Addict

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    sorry, its not the C:\ , just used ABC for the example.


    **Edit

    I kind of solved it with a workaround.

    I put everything on the drive in a folder and shared the folder.

    Not ideal, but it worked.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    If it worked, cool, but it sounds like you need to change permissions and/or take ownership of the folders.