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[*] Post 471095 posted on 23-3-2013 at 09:59 Reply With Quote
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I've gone to the effort of setting up a media server in the lounge room, and putting my main box back in the orifice where it belongs. As I only had one W7 licence, new server is running XP. Everything has worked sweetly for over a week until I finally decide I want to watch Dr Who. Bl**dy thing won't let me access one folder on the USB drive which is plugged into this machine. Says "I don't have permission" I AM the administrator, and logged in as such. I even tried to modify the shares, no joy. Any suggestions?
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[*] Post 471107 posted on 23-3-2013 at 16:26 Reply With Quote


Been a whils since I used XP...

Right-click>Properties>Security.

If I remember rightly, you can set the file ownership and all that rubbish, there.
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[*] Post 471126 posted on 24-3-2013 at 01:00 Reply With Quote


Nah! It was more simple than that, I turned on "Simple File Sharing" which prevented me from taking ownership of the file. As soon as I fixed that "useful" tool, I could then, as you suggested, change the ownership.

I had originally set up file shares when it was on my main box which was Windoze 7, which must have set the ownership such that it was useless on another machine. Strange thing though, that only one Folder was affected, as I would have shared the entire drive as all that is on it are all my movies.
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