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Vista network - will not allow access to one drive

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kiwidoc, Jan 16, 2011.

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  1. kiwidoc

    kiwidoc Thread Starter

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    Hi all.

    I have an annoying problem. I use a vista home pc as a basic file server, storing music, photos and other files for the whole family.

    I can access all the shared folders on C:/ on the machine with no problems but as this drive was getting full, I installed a new drive, E:/ I intended to use a subfolder (Great Repository) as a universal store for everything. I had some success for a while, despite the fact that I had to enter a username and password each time.
    Installing AVG internet security totally stopped access (now fixed by turning off the firewall)
    I have only been able to access the Repository files intermittently. More often than not, I get a message saying that it is not accessible or that I do not have permission to access it. Sometimes, however, I am able to access and read the data. I have no trouble with files in any other drive.
    As far as I can tell, I have given full permission to do everything to everybody, including me.

    I access the resource using another vista home premium PC and a win 7 home premium pc. Both have the same problems.

    I have seen that this is not in and of itself an uncommon problem, but I cannot find any way to solve the trouble when one drive is accessible and another not.

    I should very much appreciate any tips you could offer.
     
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