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Email address affecting access of network files?

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    Email address affecting access of network files?


    I am having a problem getting full control of files on a computer on our wireless network at my job. My desktop computer is Win 8.1 and the computer I am trying to access is Win 7. It will give me read-only access, but not full control. I am pretty certain that it isn’t permissions etc set on the computer I am trying to access. This morning I brought in my personal laptop which also runs Win 8.1 and was able to get full control access of all the files in the folder I need to access.

    When my desktop computer was set up, my boss put in his name and email address as the login. In having the problem I then created another user account with my name and email address at the login. It worked! I was able to get full access of the files. However the downside of doing this was that it cluttered up my machine and wanted me to go through full windows set up as it does when you add a new user, you know, desktop, settings, email, etc. So after that I deleted the new user account I created with my login and changed the login of the original account my boss created to my name and email address. It still won’t work. I am pretty confident that somewhere in the system there is still a link to my boss’ email address that he used when he set up my machine. This happens to be the same email address that he uses as the login on his machine, which houses the files I need to get full control of.

    As another aside, we are both linked on a Homegroup. When I go through Explorer and access the Homegroup, I am able to open the files with full control.

    So what gives? Does anybody have any idea what is doing this? Is his email address still hidden somewhere in the system? I have a feeling it is because when I look at the network locations listed under My Computer and under Multimedia Devices in Devices and Printers on my personal laptop, I can see my work computer listed but it still has his email address listed with my computer name in parenthesis.

    I am thinking that his email address is still in the system somewhere and that’s what’s causing my desktop to open files read-only and not with full control. So, how do I change that?
    Thanks!

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    Nobody has a clue about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpruessner View Post
    Nobody has a clue about this?
    We have a clue why, just that we also all have personal lives outside of these forums. You would be better to use a Local account and not a Microsoft Live account in your situation.

    What Windows 8.x.x does when you do folder sharing, is take the first portion of the email and then add a _000 to the end. Look in the Users folder and you will see what I am talking about.

    You do not want to use Homegroups in your situation, you want to use standard Network file/folder sharing on the LAN.
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    I was referring to the 178 views at the time with no response to the thread. I understand having a life and don't expect anyone to drop what they are doing to answer my question. I just thought maybe someone knew the answer.

    It isn't as simple as using a local account. I am using a local account now and I still can't get full control of the files in that shared folder. The homegroup is there, but I don't use it to access the files in that folder on the other computer. We are using the network file/folder sharing on the LAN.

    I still can't understand why with my boss' original email address I could not get full control of these files, but then when I created my own local account I could. Then I took his account, disconnected his email address and changed the login information to me and have a local account I still can not access these files.
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    Majority of those views are robots & webcrawlers, not actual humans. Also it is as simple as using a local account.
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    Again, I am using a local account. When I created another local account with a different login from the original, which was my boss' login, it worked. When I modified his original login and disconnected his email address associated with the account, changed the login to my information and made it into a local, it still does not work. So obviously just making it a local account isn't the only thing that has to be done.
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    Under a local account, you use the user's name on the other computer and their password to log into their network shares if they are set up as Password protected.
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    I don't have to login to their network shares. There is no password on the files. They are set for every computer on the network to have full control of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpruessner View Post
    I don't have to login to their network shares. There is no password on the files. They are set for every computer on the network to have full control of them.
    Doing that, opens all computers up to become infected by any one of the computers that a user interacts with.

    The only share that should be available to everyone, is the Public folder and that is it.
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    Why was I able to join the network with my personal laptop that has a local account and be able to access the files with full control but I can't open the files with full control with my desktop computer that is also a local account?
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