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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ss_anan, May 2, 2010.

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  1. ss_anan

    ss_anan Thread Starter

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    I shared a folder on my LAN network, (University hostel). after that i "unshared" it. shared it by right clicking, security and sharing, share this folder on network,did not allow users to modify contents. there might have been a problem while setting permission. the problem is, after i "unshared" it, i have no modification access to the folder. i can access it though to view my files. but i cant create a new folder, rename a new folder, or modify files within the subfolders. FYI its my Games folder. i found out abt this when i wasnt able to save my games cos the error said that the program was denied access. i am the admin on the pc n i still cant modify it. Win Xp SP3. usin AVG IS 9.0 . simple sharing is enabled. have shared the folder b4. had no problems. till a couple days ago. tried system restore to no effect.
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    can delete a folder..(regretting it)...but cant restore it from recycle bin...says check if disk is full or write protected.
     
  2. funguy123us

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    Try taking the ownership of that folder.
    Goto Security -> Advanced -> Owner
    If you are admin on your PC, you should be able to take ownership. After that you should be able to modify that folder.
     
  3. ss_anan

    ss_anan Thread Starter

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    thk u funguy...i did some reading on it myself while waiting for a reply...managed to get it done by checking the inherit from parent folder box...thx anyhow..guess case closed. cheers.
     
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