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Help with permissions, sharing, ownership?

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Sorry to revive a two week old thread, but I'm seeing the same behavior again with changing permissions in Win8. Specifically, the text file in C:\ root that has been accessible on my main PC this whole time since install... the last two days, it now gives me the error message when I try to save an edit (this is not the PC that I refreshed to fix the issue last time, but one of the others I referred to that had no problems with access.)

    I may have only the most basic understanding of security policy and file permissions and whatnot, but I've always been capable enough to manage the home PCs without issue (Vista, Win7). I'm completely at a loss as to why these things are suddenly seemingly changing on their own in Win8. Maybe this thread will catch somebody's eye who knows and can point to a possible explanation or solution.

    Thanks for bearing with me.
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    You guys really need to be working in the C:>Users folders and not in the C: drive itself.

    The default shares are set up this way for a reason and the C:>Users folder is where it all begins.

    In the following link I explain the easiest way to share or unshare folders which reside in the C:>Users folder. Any questions and I'll be happy to assist you.

    shared by default??
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  4. #14


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    You guys really need to be working in the C:>Users folders and not in the C: drive itself.

    The default shares are set up this way for a reason and the C:>Users folder is where it all begins.

    In the following link I explain the easiest way to share or unshare folders which reside in the C:>Users folder. Any questions and I'll be happy to assist you.

    shared by default??
    Thanks for your reply, Chev... I'm on my way out right now, but will read through that later this afternoon.

    To clarify, though, I don't make a habit of working in the root directory, and keep my data folders within Windows defaults. This is one text info file I keep in C:\, that's it. And it's not a huge deal. But what makes zero sense to me is why the security or permissions or whatever seemingly change at random. I can't see any reason why I'd be able to add a comment for weeks, then suddenly be locked out. Especially when I'm the only user on the PC currently in question. I'm curious by nature. Find myself wondering, is it a bug? Some new feature in Win8 to spice things up? I don't know, but I'd like to find out.

    Thanks again, I'll check back later today.
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