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Share to homegroup does not keep the edit permissions

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    Share to homegroup does not keep the edit permissions


    Hi,

    I have two windows 8 computers in the same homegroup.

    When I share a folder to the homegroup and give it View/Edit permissions, it changes to View only after a computer restart.

    Is anyone familiar with the issue?

    Thanks

    Edit:
    One more thing, I think it might have something to do with the fact the folders are on a drive defined as a storage space in the storage pool.

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  2. #2


    Is this one of the actual Homegroup folders or is it on another drive?

    If it's on another drive then the previously set security settings for the drive may be over riding the ones you are setting for individual folders.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Is this one of the actual Homegroup folders or is it on another drive?

    If it's on another drive then the previously set security settings for the drive may be over riding the ones you are setting for individual folders.
    I'm not sure what you mean when you say homegroup folder.

    I'll try to explain the situation better.

    I have a storage space drive D: (created with the new win8 feature of storage spaces).
    I have a folder D:\Folder1 with files in it.
    I right click on the folder -> Share with -> Homegroup (view & edit)

    Everything works fine and I can write to the folder from other computers in the homegruop.

    But, after I restart this computer, I cannot write to the folder anymore from the other computers.

    When I check the File Sharing properties of the folder, before the restart I see on the Homegroup row the permission level "Read/Write", and after the restart I see only "Read".

    This does not happen on drive C which is not a storage space drive
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    It sounds like the security permissions on the D drive are over riding the permission settings you are setting.

    You might try going into the D drives properties then go to the Security tab and click the Edit button, then the Add button, type "Everyone" no quotes into the open box, hit Ok apply etc. to save the setting. You might also want to make sure that permissions are checked in the Sharing Tab as well. This should prevent the permissions from changing back.
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    Windows 8


    But wouldn't that give everyone permissions to access drive d?
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  6. #6


    This is just to test if those security permissions are actually the problem or not, you can change the setting back just as easily by removing the Everyone entry and saving.

    If you want to only give access just to the Homegroup machines try typing in Homegroup instead of Everyone.

    If you want to only give access to single Users on the LAN, then you would need to add the User as a local account on your machine at which point their name will show up in the "Share With" list which then allows you to share with just that one person or not.
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    Windows 8


    Did not help.
    But I did notice something new.
    On the first seconds when the computer load after the restart, the edit permission is still there.
    after about 20 seconds when checking it again, it disappears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Did not help.
    But I did notice something new.
    On the first seconds when the computer load after the restart, the edit permission is still there.
    after about 20 seconds when checking it again, it disappears.
    That is strange, this may be a feature of storage spaces because it's not a bootable drive. I can't find anything about this problem on the internet.
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    Windows 8


    It's very strange.
    I've created some dummy folders on drive d: and shared them too.
    It does not happen on the as well.

    Now I've created a new storage space f:
    created a folder with the same name as those in drive d: that are giving me trouble, removed the share on those in drive d: and shared those in drive f:
    the problem does not reproduce!

    maybe something is wrong with those specific folders.
    I'm now just moving all my data from f: to d: and then I'll delete drive d: and change the letter from f: to d:

    I'll report when it's finished.
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    It's very strange.
    I've created some dummy folders on drive d: and shared them too.
    It does not happen on the as well.

    Now I've created a new storage space f:
    created a folder with the same name as those in drive d: that are giving me trouble, removed the share on those in drive d: and shared those in drive f:
    the problem does not reproduce!

    maybe something is wrong with those specific folders.
    I'm now just moving all my data from f: to d: and then I'll delete drive d: and change the letter from f: to d:

    I'll report when it's finished.
    I'm thinking there must be a parent folder on D with permissions set in such a way that it's overriding the ones you set.

    Hopefully moving it off D to F then changing the F to D will fix the problem.
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