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    Right-click the drive in Explorer, click Properties, and go to the "Sharing" tab.  I'm not sure exactly how it looks in Windows 8, but hopefully there is a "Permissions" button.  If so, click it.  Make sure that "Everyone" is in the list, granted Full Control.

    If it still doesn't work, go to the other computer, open Explorer, type "\\DIMESION9200" into the address bar, and press [Enter].  I need to see the error that comes up to try to pinpoint whether the problem is accessing the "\\DIMESION9200" computer, or accessing the "\\DIMESION9200\40GB HDD" share.

Well right now as I am not home and unable to remote into my desktop PC, only the busted file server... This is what my permissions look like right now



I am unable to map directly to the computer and see what the error is until tonight.
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    Looks correct to me.  When you're able to test whether you can view "\\DIMESION9200", let me know whether it:
  • Works correctly, showing you the shared folders
  • Asks for login credentials
  • Fails with an error

    I will wait. thumb.gif
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So here is the end result on the client side of things, does not let me in.

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    Looking closely at your screenshot below, I just noticed that you were on the "Share" tab.  I didn't notice this earlier because network permissions and file permissions are in totally separate places in Windows 7 and older OSes!  Go to the "Permissions" tab and add "Everyone" granting them Full Control.  If given the option, you'll also want to replace (or propagate) those permissions onto all sub-containers and objects.  Since the error message I see in your previous post is due to this error, I fully expect it to work after remedying this! thumb.gif



    Please note that for security reasons, you would never grant Full Control to "Everyone" or replace all the permissions on the C:\ drive.  Instead, if you ever need full access to the C:\ drive, it would be best to simply use password protected sharing and then authenticate yourself as a local administrator (because no permissions would need changed then).
 
Edited by Techie007 - 10/7/13 at 8:19pm
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quick update. Techie's latest post pinpointed the issue. under permissions there was no Everyone rule so I added it in and was able to read/write to the drive but only after realizing that adding the rule caused full control to become unticked under the advanced sharing settings

I was able to upload a test file and all is good now. thanks! thumb.gif
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