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 Post subject: Need to share a root drive of a computer on a network
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:33 pm 
8086
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Exactly as subject says. I want to be able to access the root (C:) drive on my computer from another computer on the network. Full control and all that. I tried going to the drive, going to the security tab, selecting edit, and adding "Everyone". However, when I try to apply the settings, it gives me error messages for all of the folders (Program Files, Windows, etc), that I don't have permissions to do that, even when I'm logged in as an administrator. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Need to share a root drive of a computer on a network
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:51 pm 
Little Foot
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what version windows you running?


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 Post subject: Re: Need to share a root drive of a computer on a network
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:54 pm 
Smithfield
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Why do you even need this? You shouldn't be spreading your system files out in the open.


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 Post subject: Re: Need to share a root drive of a computer on a network
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:37 am 
8086
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I'm not sharing the files everywhere, just the local network I'm on.


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 Post subject: Re: Need to share a root drive of a computer on a network
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:48 am 
Clawhammer
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Yes, hopefully this request is only for your home machine and on your home network...nothing more. This is what homegroups are for.


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 Post subject: Re: Need to share a root drive of a computer on a network
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:33 am 
Smithfield
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Either way, if one computer accesses the network and it's rogue or something and you've basically given permission for anyone on the network to access your system files, you could kill that system. There is absolutely zero reason to share the entire C drive. Just use a Homegroup like kleinkinstein suggested.


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