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Okay so i have setup my older system for a basic file server over my private LAN connection and everything went through fine but i can only access 1 drive and Ive got 4 in it. I have everything set to share i have all of the hard drive set to share with everyone but no matter what i try i can only access one drive even though the other 3 have the same sharing settings. I tried to join the homegroup i made but windows just hangs (bit surprise there rolleyes.gif ) so i disabled it. I can access all the files on my primary system just fine its just my older machine that is refusing me. Is there a way to fix this?
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    What OS is your server running?  What is the exact error message you're getting?  My quick guess is that NTFS permissions may need to be changed.
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Yeah, welcome to Windows sharing. Sometimes it just doesn't work.

Which OSs are you dealing with? Make sure the permissions are full read/write when you right click the drive to get into sharing options.
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    What OS is your server running?  What is the exact error message you're getting?  My quick guess is that NTFS permissions may need to be changed.

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit it keeps telling me you do not have permission to access to //Syetem/D. im not sure how to change the NTFS permisions.
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Yeah, welcome to Windows sharing. Sometimes it just doesn't work.

Which OSs are you dealing with? Make sure the permissions are full read/write when you right click the drive to get into sharing options.

my desktop has windows 7 home premium 64-bit and the server has windows 7 ultimate 32-bit. and i have it set to full read/write.
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    That probably means that you need to take ownership of D:\ and then grant yourself access.  A pictorial tutorial on how to do that is here.  Except you will be setting the "Owner" to Administrators (make sure that you tick "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" as listed in step 8).  Do it even if the current owner is Administrators.  When you get to the "How to Grant Permissions in Windows 7" section, you'll probably want to add "Everyone" to the permissions list (the tutorial page uses "Administrators").  After adding "Everyone", grant the "Everyone" user Read, List folder contents, and Read & Execute access (or just grant Full control if that's what you want).
    Don't take ownership of your system drive (C:\), as that will compromise your system's security, only do it on your data drives.  If you have data on C:\ that you're having trouble with, do this procedure on your folder, not on the root of the drive (which would affect the whole drive).
    I hope that helps! thumb.gif
 
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