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Solved: Access denied with shared docs folder

Discussion in 'Networking' started by writergal, Jul 22, 2007.

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  1. writergal

    writergal Thread Starter

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    I have two XP desktops. I use one for the internet & email and the other for work. I have a SharedDocs folder on each desktop.

    On my work desktop it works. On the email/internet desktop, I can take files out but I can't put files into the folder. I get the message:

    Error Copying File or Folder
    Cannot copy [file name]. Access is denied.
    Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.


    Can you tell me how to correct this issue?

    Thanks to all who try to help or solve this problem!

    Writergal:eek:
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Are you running XP-Pro or XP-Home on the machines?
     
  3. writergal

    writergal Thread Starter

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    On the old (internet & email) machine I have XP Home, 2002 SP2.
    On the new (work) I have XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP 2
     
  4. JohnWill

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    OK, on the one with Media Center, do this.

    Right click on the shared folder, select Sharing and Security

    Click the Add button.

    Add a group name of Everyone.

    Give it full permissions by checking the Full Control box, which should propagate to the other boxes.

    Click OK.
     
  5. writergal

    writergal Thread Starter

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    Here comes the dumb questions -
    1. The shortcut on my desktop does not have Sharing & Security, only General & Shortcut. There are Advanced sections on both of these but nothing to suggest Sharing & Security
    2. I went to My Network Places and tried right clicking on the folder but still do not see anywhere that is titled Sharing & Security - there is just a General Tab

    Where else do I look for Sharing & Security?
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Hmm... I thought Media Center had the security tab. However, you want to take the properties of the actual folder, not a shortcut to the folder.
     
  7. writergal

    writergal Thread Starter

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    John,

    Here's what I did after rooting around.

    I went to My Computer, right-clicked on the folder.

    Under the Sharing Tab, I found the box: All Network Users to Change my Files.

    I put a check in that box, switched over to the other computer and was allowed to slide my files into the folder on the desktop.

    It works. I am elated!

    Thanks for your help and patience.

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    Writergal.
     
  8. writergal

    writergal Thread Starter

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    Correction - that should have said ALLOW Network Users to change my files.
     
  9. JohnWill

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    I figured that's what you meant. :)

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