No longer authorized to write shared drives

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro and Home

    No longer authorized to write shared drives

    About 2 months ago after a windows 10 update my shared drives started producing an error stating that Administrator approval was required to make changes. I rechecked all the settings and permissions on my W10Pro main machine but W10Home laptops can see shared drives but not transfer files to or within the shared drives. My objective is to keep all my working files on my HP Desktop (3 internal drives). I recently installed an 8T usb external drive and have the same problem with it. My intent is to use it for streaming media but want to access it from the laptops.

    I've seen and made recommended changes to the registry which had no impact on the problem. I've shared the devices at the top level and even tried sharing at the folder level. Neither work. I have set "everyone" full control. That should include all users. I have turned off password control (never turned it on).

    I am at a total loss for where to turn. The only changes made to the system was Windows 10 upgrades. I know MS breaks things when they upgrade but have not seen other recent reference to this problem. Is anyone else suffering from this? Should I upgrade all machines to Pro? There are 6 machines on this network.

    All thoughts welcome.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 6,976
    windows 10

    Sharing security lets you into the share but then the ntfs permissions decided who can read write etc so you need to look at the permissions on the folders you want to access
      My Computer


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