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#1 skypilotpete

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:53 AM

I have a very basic home network, which I use to connect my desktop with my laptop, via my router. I run Windows 7 64 home premium, and I set up the network using the Windows homegroup wizard. Under "Network" I can see my Laptop and my Desktop. Under "Desktop" there are two folders - \\Desktop\Users and \\Desktop\Video. I can access the Users folder without any problems, but whenever I try to open \\Desktop\Video I get the message "Windows cannot access [file path]. You do not have permission to access [file path]. Contact your network administrator to request access." I can't work this out, because I am the administrator and I have tried it both in the Administrator account, and also in my user account, which has full administrator privileges.  If I go into the security settings for the folder I get the message "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings."

 

Can anyone help me understand what is going on here?



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

What firewall or Internet security software are you using on both computers?



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:08 PM

Desktop: Online Armor Pro, Malwarebytes Pro (resident), Microsoft Security Essentials, Hitman Pro (paid version), Sandboxie (Windows 7 64 Home Premium)

Laptop: Windows Firewall, Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows XP, SP3)

 

As you can see, I have minimum security software on my laptop. This is because I absolutely don't use it for anything with any degree of risk.






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