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jonkol

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Hi,

I have read the existing threads on problem accessing fileshares, but to no help.

I have quite a few computers at home all win7. One of them is a server and I share my big drive with photos and music from that. I configured it so that passwords are not needed, as I think my home network is secure enough.

All win7 machines can reach the share without problems, without username / password just as I have set it up, but my win8 machine says I dont have access rights.


  • I have tried setting up credentials perfectly matching the server user ID on the win8 machine. Both based on Machine name and IP adress to be secure.
  • I have tried creating an account on the server matching my windowslive ID used on the win8 machine.
  • I have tried turning on and off homegroup on both sides (something I dont normally use)
  • I can browser the "User" folder at the server, but no shared drives or folders other than that.

This is driving me crazy....:confused:

Any ideas???
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Many

chev65

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In order to gain access to those drives try going into the Security tab of the drive, hit the Edit button, then the Add button, type Everyone into the permissions window, after that hit OK, then apply then apply again. You should now have access to that drive from your Windows 8 machine.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Name
    Rob
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Occupation
    Construction Engineer
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

jonkol

New Member
Thanks, but sorry, thats already the case....
Any other ideas?


In order to gain access to those drives try going into the Security tab of the drive, hit the Edit button, then the Add button, type Everyone into the permissions window, after that hit OK, then apply then apply again. You should now have access to that drive from your Windows 8 machine.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Many

andysdad

New Member
Same issue

Upgraded to 8 myself. Same issues now, my win 7 machines can access my win8 machine, but my win 8 machine can not access the win 7 machines. It can display the folders, but the folders show as empty.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8

chev65

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I just set up a new Homegroup after I installed Windows 8. There is no problems accessing files far as I can see.

When in doubt leave the Homegroup on all machines then set up a new one.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Name
    Rob
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Occupation
    Construction Engineer
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

andysdad

New Member
update

I just set up a new Homegroup after I installed Windows 8. There is no problems accessing files far as I can see.

When in doubt leave the Homegroup on all machines then set up a new one.
left home group on both machines, created totally new named home group, exactly same. See has total access to mine, all I can see is her pc/users, nothing futher...

about 20 minutes afterwards, all of a sudden, have total access. Thanks
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8

chev65

Closed
I just set up a new Homegroup after I installed Windows 8. There is no problems accessing files far as I can see.

When in doubt leave the Homegroup on all machines then set up a new one.
left home group on both machines, created totally new named home group, exactly same. See has total access to mine, all I can see is her pc/users, nothing futher...

about 20 minutes afterwards, all of a sudden, have total access. Thanks

Yes sometimes reboots are required after creating the new Homegroup, initializing the shares can also be very slow on older machines when you first set up the Homegroup. Glad you have it working now. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Name
    Rob
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Occupation
    Construction Engineer
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

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