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Cant connected to a network drive from my Desktop.

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Rebooted PC, Server and router. Still no luck :/

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by bradleywh View Post
    Rebooted PC, Server and router. Still no luck :/
    Well no shortage of opinions about Norton, I'd blame Norton or any other third party A/V software over anything else, but you know, 5 years of experience at the Windows 7 forum where you see constant problems caused by third party Anti Virus's tends to change your overall perception about these things.

    I'd take a look at the Security settings on this drive, although they shouldn't be changing by themselves, as long as there is a third party A/V involved anything can happen.

    Ideally for anything on this drive to be sharable you would have the Users folder on this drive's security settings set to share with Everyone like in the link.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    So I have just noticed that even though the settings are there it is not applying.Click image for larger version

    But how have both my laptops let me connect to the drive if its saying its not shared. WTF!!!!

    And I had already gone through that page to.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by bradleywh View Post
    So I have just noticed that even though the settings are there it is not applying.Click image for larger version

    But how have both my laptops let me connect to the drive if its saying its not shared. WTF!!!!
    Read carefully the link I posted, what you are showing is the Sharing tab settings, My link shows the Security tab for the Users folder settings required, you do this through the Users folder, not the root of the drive.
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  5. #15


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    Click image for larger version That is also set.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by bradleywh View Post
    Click image for larger version That is also set.
    Ok, once again, you are doing this per which ever folder you are trying to share and it doesn't work that way. You need to make these adjustments from the main Users folder. If the Users folder isn't shared then none of the folders inside the Users folder will be shareable.

    As in Z:>Users folder, by default the shares are controlled from there.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sorry you have lost me. I have set the security properties on the drive and on the folder.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ah i understand and i tried applying the setting to the C:/Users folder but i get an access denied message.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by bradleywh View Post
    Sorry you have lost me. I have set the security properties on the drive and on the folder.
    Can you show me the actual drive's security settings?

    It's best to set this up through the main Users folder because sharing the root of the drive can be a security risk.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is the storage drive that I'm trying to share. I have only added everyone to this to try and get this working.
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