Windows 10: Canít access shared folder on secondary HDD

  1.    16 Nov 2017 #1

    Canít access shared folder on secondary HDD


    So for some odd reason, I always get an error message when another computer tries to access my shared folder on my secondary HDD (D: drive). (You do not have permission to access (share). Contact your network administrator to request access. The permissions are set properly. It is set to share with everyone. I tried creating a new folder from scratch on the D drive and setting sharing, and it still didnít work. I created a folder in the same way on the C drive and it works fine. I checked the advanced security settings, and they are all the exact same. Only difference is TrustedInstaller owns the c: drive and i am the owner of the D:\ Drive. I had an issue before with the secondary HDD not showing up in the indexing options after removal from a domain. I assumed the permissions got screwed up somehow. Thatís when I took ownership of the entire D drive.
    Last edited by dEaFTOLiGhT; 16 Nov 2017 at 15:21.
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  2.    16 Nov 2017 #2

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    Here are the sharing settings on both the C drive share and the D drive share.
    I also included the entire drives settings just for good measure.
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  3.    17 Nov 2017 #3

    Not only do the share permission have to be set for access, but also the folder security permissions as well. If the user that is attempting to access the folder/file is not also allowed permission under the security tab, access will be denied:

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  4.    17 Nov 2017 #4

    ďEveryoneĒ is in the security tab as well for the shared folder. Not for the entire drive, but for the shared folder they are.
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  5.    17 Nov 2017 #5

    If you are relying upon the "Everyone" group to provide the access to the folder/files, then you also need to turn off "Password Protected Sharing" in the Advanced Sharing Settings control panel under All Networks:

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  6.    17 Nov 2017 #6

    It's been off... All my basic settings are good. This is why my problem is so bizarre. And it's only on this computer. I don't encounter this problem on other workstations in the office.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       23 Nov 2017 #7

    Except for system drive(C) All HD's in your PC should be owned by SYSTEM, not you. When a HD is initialized, there are 4 users in Security tab (Authenticated, SYSTEM, Administrators, Users). Both SYSTEM and Administrators have all permissions checked. If you create a folder under D:, Add "Everyone" to the list, should have the same permissions as SYSTEM on both "Permissions" button and "Security" tab.
    Double check:
    1. If network profile is set to "Private"
    2. Network path is: \\YOURPC\D
    3. password turned off

    You might want to share the whole D drive then unshare just to make sure everything is setup correctly. In addition, for HOME networking, it's better to assign a static IP for each device in the router so that every time a device is turned on, it'll get the same LAN IP address.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.81 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       23 Nov 2017 #8

    When you change owner and configure both the folder and sharing permissions, make sure you also inherit the permissions to all sub files and folders.
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