Sharing Problems Solved

  1.    16 May 2018 #1

    Sharing Problems

    I have a PC that is supposed to have two shared drives in it.
    The first drive, everything went fine. I went in to sharing, shared the drive, ensured that Everyone had full rights, and it all works just great. The problem came with the second drive. At first it all worked fine, but then I renamed the drive and then the old name appeared on the network as well as the new drive name. The new name there was no write access to the drive, but the old name worked just fine. In an attempt to get rid of the two names, I switched sharing off for that drive. Checked everything and found that I hadn't changed the sharing name. I sorted that out and shared the drive again. Good news was now there was only one copy of the drive visible on the network. Bad news is I still have no write access to the drive.
    Thinking that it would be best to start again, I disabled sharing, renamed both drives, and you know what's coming next, now I have no write access to either drive.
    Does anyone know how to resolve this? It's driving me mad.
    Last edited by davefaz; 16 May 2018 at 04:35.
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  2.    16 May 2018 #2

    When you create a share you give permission on the share to everyone but that is only for the share not the drive. Once you try and connect NTFS permissions kick in and if these are wrong you are denied. Two problems sharing a drive is a security risk so hackers malware can run a muck, by default drive have a administrator share is d$ for which you need administrator name password. Sharing a drive is always going to be a problem as various NTFS permissions are set on folders so you are better sharing a folder which you can set NTFS permissions with ease
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  3.    16 May 2018 #3

    Thank you for your reply!
    Well thing is it actually worked until I renamed the drive. Anyway...I will have to change it to what you suggest. I will have to have a drive called "backup" with a single folder in it called "backup" which really seems stupid, but there you go.
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