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Windows 7 file sharing with Mac OS 10.5


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#1 danbowden101

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:13 AM

I have an iMac with two external drives attached. Both drives are shared with a Windows 7 machine.
I can access the drives, read and write to them.

When I open a file from the drive, edit it, and then try to save it again it works fine.

When I create a new document in either MS Office, or image editing software software it tells me it cannot save to the drive.

Has anyone had this issue before, or anyone have any ideas??


I am thinking about installing a NAS drive to fix the problem, but would rather come up with a solution without new hardware.


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:46 PM

When I open a file from the drive, edit it, and then try to save it again it works fine.
When I create a new document in either MS Office, or image editing software software it tells me it cannot save to the drive.
Has anyone had this issue before, or anyone have any ideas??
Thanks.


What computer does this happen on? windows 7 or on the mac? Also what are the drives formated as. (ie. fat32 or ntfs or hfs?)
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#3 danbowden101

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:12 AM

When I open a file from the drive, edit it, and then try to save it again it works fine.
When I create a new document in either MS Office, or image editing software software it tells me it cannot save to the drive.
Has anyone had this issue before, or anyone have any ideas??
Thanks.


What computer does this happen on? windows 7 or on the mac? Also what are the drives formated as. (ie. fat32 or ntfs or hfs?)



This happens on the win 7 machine, when saving to the drives attached to the Mac.
Both drives are formatted fat32.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:12 AM

Have you checked the Permissions of the shared drives?

Edited by Eric ~ Computer Guy, 21 July 2010 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 06:28 PM

Yes, permissions are all set right - I can copy files to them from the windows 7 machine, if I save the file first and then move it.

Quite frustrating!!!

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 06:53 PM

Just giving my 2 cents but windows 7 has like 3 or 4 different places that you can and most times do have to give permission. Most times, least my dealings with Win 7, just doing the most general permissions doesn't cut it.

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