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External Hard Drive Permissions Not Working


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#1 lifereinspired

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 12:09 PM

Hello!

I'm stuck on something that I just do not understand. I cannot get my external hard drives to give me write permissions over my local network in some directions.

I recently replaced our hard drives with SSDs and with the reinstall, I had some difficulty getting the permissions on my external hard drives working correctly. I did several Google searches and read a procedure that I needed to go through adding a user called "Everyone" to each of my drives that I wanted to access and share. I did this and gave "Everyone" full read/write permissions and also went into advanced options (or wherever it is) and chose the checkbox to give all child files and folders these same permissions. It took ages but eventually it all seemed OK. I had one folder which could not be corrected this way and ended up having go change each file individually. Total pain. Anyway, I thought I was all set but if I try to move a file from Machine A to Machine B (the drives are attached to B), I get an error that I don't have permission to do this. No overrides or Admin permissions are an option and when I check the specifics it *is* correctly shared with not only Everyone but this machine as well (so it attempted to fix the permissions itself at some point). However, if I go to Machine B and grab the files from Machine A over the network, I can drag them to the correct location without problem. 

I want to understand why this is happening and what I need to do to fix it. Clearly, something isn't correct in the permissions somewhere but I cannot understand what or why. Any help troubleshooting this would be so, so wonderful and very much appreciated. I love to learn as I do this and would really appreciate understanding what went wrong.

Thanks so much!
PS Both machines are Win 10 Pro and are connected to the same local network, Homegroup and workgroup.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 02:06 PM

When the error box displays that you do not have permission do you click on the continue button? What happens when you do?

 

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 02:51 PM

When the error box displays that you do not have permission do you click on the continue button? What happens when you do?

 

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Great question. I get an error box that pops up and says "Destination Folder Access Denied" then "You need permission to perform this action" then "(folder name), Type: File Folder, Date Modified: (xyz). My options are "Try Again", "Skip" or "Cancel". This is what is so weird. I get no option to "Continue" for it to try to gain permission and I get no option to override it as an Administrator action which is often another option. I'm really quite stuck. It doesn't matter if I'm trying to use the internal SSD or one of the external hard drives, the error message is the same. I know the permissions work as I can see everything and it's perfect backwards from that computer to this one.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 03:10 PM

Have you logged in as "Everyone" and tried to fix the problem?


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 04:42 PM

Yes. It doesn't make any difference how I'm logged in, I still get the same error.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:45 PM

I'm out of ideas. Maybe using the installation disk to run a startup repair might unscramble things.

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 06:04 AM

Try asking over in the Networking forums, the experts there may have some more ideas:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/21/networking/


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:11 AM

While I can't explain why this happens, try doing this and seeing if it works.

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

 

You will want to make a registry backup since it changes some things in the registry.






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