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compo_martion

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hi,
i have 3 computers. all with the same usernames and passwords and im wanting to share the same My Documents Folder for the different users
i.e all computers logged in as Martin will access the same My Documents folder with the same saved files and all computers logged in as bob will access bobs My documents folder etc

i currently have it set up as follows

i have a second hard drive in computer 1 with the different users My Documents Folder, ive shared them and connected all the computers to the network and configured them to recognise the My Documents folder on Computer 1.
I can see all the files in there but the trouble im having is saving files to it, all i keep getting is
'\\m-pc\d\Martin\Documents\_________.txt
You don't have permission to save in this location.
Contact the administrator to obtain permission.'

how do i obtain the permission? or is there an easier way to do it than the way im trying to set it up??

thank you in advance for any help
Martin
 
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If all users on these computers are to have open access to some documents, and they can all see each computer, then just use the Public documents folder to store documents, or other files, on each computer. The Public name, in Win7, is just like the older named "All Users."
 

compo_martion

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i want each user to be completly private form the other users, so only that user can read and write their own documents stored on computer 1 on all the other computers if u get me!!
 

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I think you are going to need a "Home Server" to do this.
 
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You can set individual permissions on folders at each of the computers.
 

compo_martion

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i used to be able to do it on win xp so cant understand y i cant on win 7! there must be a way i just cant figure out how, i can get the other computers to view the files but cant change them or save to it
 
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It's still all in the permissions. Win7 has better security than XP, and it's just a matter of learning how to manage them. You will be able to have full access however you want, once you figure it out. Pick up a book on the subject.
 
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