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Cant connected to a network drive from my Desktop.

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by bradleywh View Post
    This is the storage drive that I'm trying to share. I have only added everyone to this to try and get this working.
    It looks to be formatted for NTFS so you should have a Z: drive and it's properties, then you would normally have a Users folder which you should be able to right click to Properties in order to gain access to the Security tab/Sharing tab etc.,

    Is this not true with the Z: drive you are trying to share?

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  2. #22


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have a C: and a D: in my Homeserver. The C: is only used for the Operating system. The D: is the storage drive that I'm trying to share with my desktop. The D: is NTFS formatted and I do have the option to click on properties Security/Sharing etc.
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by bradleywh View Post
    I have a C: and a D: in my Homeserver. The C: is only used for the Operating system. The D: is the storage drive that I'm trying to share with my desktop. The D: is NTFS formatted and I do have the option to click on properties Security/Sharing etc.
    But you had Z: listed as the drive in your first post that is why I referenced that letter, I can only go by what I'm seeing.

    To get to the Users folder you would click on the drive then to where it says Users, then right click the Users folder to properties, this isn't complicated at all.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Oh Z is the letter I'm assigning the network drive to be on my Desktop.
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  5. #25


    Sorry but I'm lost. Why would you map a drive to a different letter than the drive you need to access?

    You can't just have a drive as D then "assign" is as something different and expect to be able to access it.

    I mean you could partition the drive then assign the new partition a new drive letter but the drive mapping needs to go to the drive letter you need access to.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Well its working. On my laptops etc.

    Its also working on my desktop. I have just tried uninstalling the NIC in device manager and restarted my PC and reinstalled the driver. This was one of the first things I tried but for some reason it didn't work back then...

    Thanks for your help anyway.
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