Windows 10: "Permissions" problems: can't share entire hard drive Lan

  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10 x64

    Windows 10: "Permissions" problems: can't share entire hard drive Lan

    The Error message I get when trying to access the shared drive is "You do not have permissions to access <drive>. Contact your network administrator to request access."

    Current windows 10 version is 1803 build 17134.345 x64.

    None of the computers on the network have passwords and everything worked fine when using homegroup.
    Since home group was pulled in Windows 1803, I have setup network sharing following this Guide "option Seven"
    How to Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10
    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    This tutorial works just fine when sharing individual folders, but does not work when sharing an entire drive. I am not trying to share the system drive (C:) but I am sharing a local data Drive E: installed on one of the Intel Internal SATA Ports.

    I actually got this to work by watching a "You tube" video but I do not understand why I need the extra step. I am hoping someone will have the answer.

    In order to get drive sharing to work I had to Setup Advanced Sharing for the drive plus I had to add this extra step:

    Under the drives properties: Security Tab: Group or usernames I had to add Everyone as one of the users and set permissions for Everyone.

    Why do I need to setup Advanced sharing and the Security Tab to give permissions for an entire hard drive? This extra step is not needed when sharing individual folders.

    Windows 10: &quot;Permissions&quot; problems: can't share entire hard drive Lan-security.png
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  2. Posts : 8,118
    windows 10

    All drives are shared by default with a $ so e is e$ these are admin shares which you need a admin username and password. Sharing a complete drive to everyone means any hacker or virus has full rights on it so it's a security risk which is why extra steps are needed
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  3. Posts : 3
    windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter

    I only share whole drives when I am building up a new machine. It is only shared until I get the data copied over the network.
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  4. Posts : 8,118
    windows 10

    It's shared by default so why try and share it again it causes problems just use e$
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