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Share to homegroup does not keep the edit permissions

  1. #11


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    I think I've found the cause of the problem.
    I moved the folder to the other drive, everything worked fine.

    Now, the folder has video files in it, and once I've added it to the video's library, it suddenly lost the edit permissions again.

    I've done the test on the other folders that did not reproduce the issue before.
    Once they are added to the library, they loose the edit permissions.
    Doesn't matter if they belong to a storage space drive or they are in drive C.

    Now this issue has started on my computer once I installed windows 8.
    It never happened on Windows 7.

    Is anyone familiar with it?

    Edit:

    Tried it on a second computer with windows 8.
    happens there too.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro


    I AM, Spook. I have my files in D:\Folder1. Folder1 is added in My Documents library and I need to share Folder1 to Everyone. No chance. After reboot Everyone group is missing again. I did not find the cause of the problem as you did. Wow,you are 100% right. But I have found that the problem is solved when Folder1 is not in the root of D: . I made it this way: D:\Folder0/Folder1 and now the permissions keep even if Folder1 is still in the library. Test it. Strange, isnīt it?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Glad to know I'm not the only one with this problem.

    I've opened this issue in the Microsoft support forum.
    Hoping they'll fix this bug.

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  4. #14


    I think the problem is that the Library folders has their own permissions which are of course separate from the ones given to the folders which aren't yet in the Library. By default the Library folders only have read permissions so those would need to be changed.

    When you move those folders into a Library folder then the permissions for that Library folder override the ones that that folder had before hand. This is expected behavior from my point of view and it's working exactly as it should be.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    I don't move the folders to the library folder.
    I add it to be part of the virtual library.
    But their real location is still in D:

    and this does not happen in windows 7.

    and the fact that it took me 4 months to find out that this is the cause, means that it is not really expected.

    I think it's a bug and not one of the original requirement of the system.
    and if it's a requirement, then it's not a good one.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Professional


    Hi,

    Same problem over here, on 2 computers running W8 pro 64. I've got a "Documents" hard drives with a "Users" folder that contains the document part of users' profiles (my pictures, my documents, my videos, etc...).
    The permissions are set as : System / MyName / Administrators with full access for everything inside a user folder.
    When I enable sharing via homegroup for any kind of library, the Homegroup user is added but after a reboot I lost access to the files that belongs to shared libraries and I have to replace permissions by propagating them from the parent (MyName) folder.
    The only workaround I found is to disable library sharing.

    I never had this issue with Windows 7.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    I don't move the folders to the library folder.
    I add it to be part of the virtual library.
    But their real location is still in D:

    and this does not happen in windows 7.

    and the fact that it took me 4 months to find out that this is the cause, means that it is not really expected.

    I think it's a bug and not one of the original requirement of the system.
    and if it's a requirement, then it's not a good one.
    You even said here that you did add the files to the Library. The part in bold is exactly what I just said.

    Quote from you.

    I think I found the cause of the problem.
    It has nothing to do with the storage spaces.

    It happens in folders that were added to a library.

    The addition to the library itself makes them loose the edit permission.

    I guess that once windows loads it does the adding action, and that causes the folders to loose the edit permissions.
    Actually it doesn't lose anything, it gets the read permission from the Library folder to which it was just added and loses it's previous permission from the folder that it was in before hand. Each Library folder has it's own separate permissions which apply to any folder in that Library.

    I simply take a folder where I've given a view/edit permissions to the Homegroup.

    I add it to the video library.

    check the permissions and now it is only read.

    Tried it on a second computer that has windows 8, and it happens there too.

    Never happened to me on windows 7 before.

    Do you know this issue?



    And like I already mentioned earlier, the Library's have read permissions only by default so the second you add a folder from another location then the Library's folder read permissions are being used. This is by design and just because the permissions didn't propagate in Windows 7 doesn't mean there is a bug, it's working exactly as it was designed to work.
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  8. #18


    I know this post is a few weeks old, but did anyone find a solution?

    I have the same problem; I have added folders from a shared partition to the library, and now the folder permissions don't persist when you reboot. The rest of the folders on the shared drive are still accessible, from my Wii, Smart Phone, Android Mini PC, etc. but the ones in the library are not. I have to manually add the permissions every time I restart.

    Is this is unique to Windows 8, because you need the files in the library to be able to access them from you apps?

    Very annoying!

    My own support request, here, is as yet unanswered as of writing.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzonator View Post
    I know this post is a few weeks old, but did anyone find a solution?

    I have the same problem; I have added folders from a shared partition to the library, and now the folder permissions don't persist when you reboot. The rest of the folders on the shared drive are still accessible, from my Wii, Smart Phone, Android Mini PC, etc. but the ones in the library are not. I have to manually add the permissions every time I restart.

    Is this is unique to Windows 8, because you need the files in the library to be able to access them from you apps?

    Very annoying!

    My own support request, here, is as yet unanswered as of writing.

    I also have this same problem and I am looking for a solution. Anyone find it yet?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 34
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Same $h1t here! I have 2 Win8 Pro x64 laptops and write permissions are lost every reboot, they are even changed in the network folders too. This is so annoying. I hope someone fixes this soon.
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