Can't access network drive Solved

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    Can't access network drive


    I did a clean install of 1809 on my secondary system a couple of days ago to get rid of an untraceable problem that caused WD to shut down. The WD problem was solved, but I am now unable to access a drive (E:) from other PCs. Another drive (F:) is immediately accessible on all 4 other PCs. Sharing for both E: and F: is set precisely the same, yet I get the "Windows cannot access \\*-bdr\e" and "You do not have permission"... etc. message each time I try accessing E: on all other systems. Checks of the E: drive show no problems. The problem computer easily accesses drives on all the others. Private network settings are obviously correct since I wouldn't be immediately accessing \\*-bdr\f on everything else if they weren't. There were no problems before I did the clean install. Endless reboots and redoing settings haven't helped. Thanks for any help.
    Last edited by larc919; 4 Weeks Ago at 13:42.
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    I am no expert on networks, but have you compared the Permissions listed under Properties > Security, for both E: and F: drives to verify that they are identical? Is E: the system drive for the computer that got the clean install?
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    Hi there

    If you did a clean install on your secondary computer check that the SMB setting is SMB1 (turn windows features on / off) if there are any non W10 computers in the mix, check that sharing is enabled on the problem computer, check that computer allows remote access and see whether users need to have a password to access the computer -- control panel (it's still there) has all the relevant bits to check.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Are you connecting to a drive or a shared folder? To connect to a drive you connect to a hidden admin share it c$ you must provide an administrative username and password from the pc your connecting to. If it's a share most people forget you need to set NTFS permission for the folder or you won't get in
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    mta3006 said: View Post
    I am no expert on networks, but have you compared the Permissions listed under Properties > Security, for both E: and F: drives to verify that they are identical? Is E: the system drive for the computer that got the clean install?
    Permissions are the same for each. My system drive is C:, but that isn't shared.
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    jimbo45 said: View Post
    If you did a clean install on your secondary computer check that the SMB setting is SMB1 (turn windows features on / off) if there are any non W10 computers in the mix, check that sharing is enabled on the problem computer, check that computer allows remote access and see whether users need to have a password to access the computer -- control panel (it's still there) has all the relevant bits to check.
    All the computers are running Win10. Sharing is enabled identically on 2 drives. I can access one from other computers (F:), but not the other (E:). Remote access was turned off, but turning it on didn't help. It's also turned off all all the other computers on the network, but they are all working as they should. Password is turned off.
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    Samuria said: View Post
    Are you connecting to a drive or a shared folder? To connect to a drive you connect to a hidden admin share it c$ you must provide an administrative username and password from the pc your connecting to. If it's a share most people forget you need to set NTFS permission for the folder or you won't get in
    The drive master folder is shared. That setup works well on all other computers in the network and on one drive (F:) in the problem computer.
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  8. Access Denied's Avatar
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    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    In step 3 you will find:
    3. Make sure the Function Discovery Resource Publication and Function Discovery Provider Host services are started (running) and their startup type is set to automatic.

    These have to be set on new installs since 1803 I believe. There is a link in the tutorial on how to access the services if needed.
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    Thanks to everybody for the help. I finally thought to check Advanced Security and found differences in permission entries between the 2 drives. Once I edited settings for E: drive to show the same entities as F:, everything works as it should. Why Windows would have set up permissions on twin data drives (same model and size) differently, I have no idea. I had previously checked only permissions for sharing. They were the same for both drives.
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    That's what I said in post 4 it's often the case that a user created a folder and as such would be the owner were on another drive a different user may create the folder also permission can come from folder above
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