Windows 10: Can't write to folders from network after upgrading to Win 10

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  1.    15 Sep 2015 #1

    Can't write to folders from network after upgrading to Win 10

    I upgraded a workstation to Win 10 Pro. The system, System X, has two admin users, A and B. A is logged on to System X. Volume C is shared from the root on System X, and all admins on the system have permissions to Share C with full control. B is logged on to another system, System Y (Win 8.1). B can access (read) almost all folders on System X from System Y, but cannot write to the folders as he did in the past. I included a screenshot of the sharing options, which are the same for all networks, though Network Discovery is off. Thanks.
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  2.    15 Sep 2015 #2

    What are the options for Private set to?
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  3.    16 Sep 2015 #3

    edwar said: View Post
    What are the options for Private set to?
    Thanks. Private is set as in the screenshot. I'm at the point where I can read/write to everything except the Users tree. I can only read that tree, although I could read/write before.
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  4.    16 Sep 2015 #4

    I "think", but I'm not completely sure, that is the new Windows 10 model of security. It doesn't allow access to the Users folder from across a network no matter how or what user name you are logged into from another device on the network. I no longer have a Windows 10 system on my home network or at my place of work to check this.

    I bet you can get around it without much problem by adding the actual users names in the security section for the Users, C:\Users, folder and give them Full Rights.
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  5.    16 Sep 2015 #5

    Thanks. I think you're right. I can access the Win 8 users from the Win 10 machine, but not the other way around. The users are the same on both systems and have full control from the root.
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  6.    16 Sep 2015 #6

    Well I actually do have Windows 10 but in a virtual machine. I fired it up and guess what. I can't get from my Win 7 system to the VM of 10. In 10 I can't even see my host win 7 system. Network adapter is in Bridge mode. Win 7 gets and 10 gets as IP addresses. I don't and won't use the stupid Home Group settings. All options are like you have set. Workgroup name is the same on both systems.

    Why does MS have to fool around with LAN connections.

    Best of luck to you.
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    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       16 Sep 2015 #7

    You still have to set up Windows Networking just like it was done from XP-up, you can only do it easily with Pro versions, Home is more difficult. If you have Pro, right click on This PC and choose "Manage", when that opens choose Local Users and Groups, and set a PW for "administrator" by right-clicking on "administrator" - Something easy to remember. Then activate the administrator account.

    After you do that, you can start by sharing your Printer through Devices and Printers, Your Printer, Printer Properties. To add that printer on a Windows 7 - 10 system, open Network on another PC on the network and look for your Windows 10 PC. The Printer should show up shared, or actually just run the Add Printer wizard and it will show up there. When it asks for User/PW, use "administrator:your password".

    If that works right, or, if you don't have a shared printer, you can just open This Computer, right click on any HDD on the system, and use Advanced Sharing. Properties->Sharing. Set the Share Name to match your drive letter, then add premissions:

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    Set "Administrators-All permissions" like that. Note, use "administrators" Plural!

    Do this for all shared drives. Then when you connect to them from other PCs. the user name is "administrator" and the password is always the one you set for the Windows 10 admin account.
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  8.    16 Sep 2015 #8

    This was the first thing that I did. I'm convinced that it's a Windows 10 issue, which adds security to the Users tree.
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       24 Sep 2015 #9

    I just came across an issue where I could access the files on a remote PC, but I wasn't allowed to delete, I have always been able to add or remove files from my other PCs.

    Is your network set up as public or private? I used to have mine set to public, then I shared my media servers and it switched to private. Not sure which one it needs to be, in vista through 8.1, it was "Home" that gave you the full sharing options.
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  10.    24 Sep 2015 #10

    My network is set to Private on every machine. Public is more restrictive.
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