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network user unable to write to subfolder with permission

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    network user unable to write to subfolder with permission


    I have an external drive connected to a computer (running Windows 8) that's shared on a home network, accessible by 3 other machines (these machines run Windows 7). The permission is set up such that all other 3 machines can access and read files from the external drive, and they have no problem doing so. Within that external drive, I have a folder with permission set for Everyone and full control, because I want to allow other 3 machines to edit files in or copy files into that particular subfolder. Despite that, other 3 machines cannot edit files in that folder, nor able to copy files into that folder. I checked permission tab of that folder from a network machine, and it does display Everyone with full control. Any suggestion? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namsilat View Post
    I have an external drive connected to a computer (running Windows 8) that's shared on a home network, accessible by 3 other machines (these machines run Windows 7). The permission is set up such that all other 3 machines can access and read files from the external drive, and they have no problem doing so. Within that external drive, I have a folder with permission set for Everyone and full control, because I want to allow other 3 machines to edit files in or copy files into that particular subfolder. Despite that, other 3 machines cannot edit files in that folder, nor able to copy files into that folder. I checked permission tab of that folder from a network machine, and it does display Everyone with full control. Any suggestion? Thanks.
    Besides the permission settings on the sharing tab you also need to go into the Security Tab and add permissions for Everyone there as well. The link below shows you how.

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    The permission settings I described refers to what's been set under Security tab already.
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    I had to delete the user account on the server, then recreate it and everything works correctly now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by namsilat View Post
    The permission settings I described refers to what's been set under Security tab already.
    In that case you also need to allow for permissions under the sharing tab.

    If that doesn't work then it's very likely that your anti virus software is causing the problem.
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    ok that worked, but the subfolder is now a "separate" icon in the network. If the I open the subfolder through the external drive icon, I still cannot copy file into that subfolder. But if I copy file directly into the subfolder icon, then it works. Thanks for the help :]
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    Quote Originally Posted by namsilat View Post
    ok that worked, but the subfolder is now a "separate" icon in the network. If the I open the subfolder through the external drive icon, I still cannot copy file into that subfolder. But if I copy file directly into the subfolder icon, then it works. Thanks for the help :]
    I'm glad it worked.
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network user unable to write to subfolder with permission
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