1.    14 Aug 2017 #1
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    How To Access A Hard Drive On My PC From Another PC?


    Hey,

    So I have a hard drive on my laptop that I also want to be able to access on my desktop PC. How can I do this?

    I have already started off by going onto my laptop and into: This PC > (right click) C Drive > Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing > Permissions > Everyone > Full Control

    After that I have gone onto my desktop PC and opened the 'Run' prompt and typed '\\PCNAME' then a window pops up where I can click either 'Main Drive' or 'Users' however when I go and click on 'Main Drive' it tells me that I do not have permission "Windows cannot access \\PCNAME\Main Drive, you do not have permission to access \\PCNAME\Main Drive. Contact your network administrator to request access"

    So have I done a step wrong or have I missed a step. Why don't I have permission if I just gave 'Full Control' to everyone?

    Any kind of help would be appreciated.

    Thanks - Gazebo
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  2.    14 Aug 2017 #2
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    You also have to set the actual user permissions for access under the Security tab as well. Windows file sharing will let you into the computer from the network, but Windows will stop access at the local file system level if those permissions don't match as well.
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  3.    14 Aug 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    You also have to set the actual user permissions for access under the Security tab as well. Windows file sharing will let you into the computer from the network, but Windows will stop access at the local file system level if those permissions don't match as well.
    Thanks for the quick reply! I have already got the security settings the same as the sharing tab. They both have 'Full Control' ticked.
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  4.    14 Aug 2017 #4
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    Try turning off "Password protected sharing" in the Network and Sharing control panel.
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  5.    14 Aug 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Try turning off "Password protected sharing" in the Network and Sharing control panel.
    That setting was on at first when I first tried but I turned it off and still getting the same error message... Thanks
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  6.    14 Aug 2017 #6
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    Sharing drive c is crazy with everyone having full control and malware, ransomware,hacker can run a muck. The other problem is often by default c is shared as c$ which is a hidden share for admins only hence the rights issue
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