Solved Unable to set a Hard drive partition to be shared

February 18, 2013 at 15:01:15
Specs: XP Pro
Two physical drives. Drive 0 has two partitions C and D. C is operating system (XP Pro) and D is data only. Drive 1 has one partition F and is used for internal backup. Drive F can be set to be shared. Partition D on Drive 0 will not accept sharing. It reverts back to the $D admin share after setting up a new share. The icon (hand) that indicates shared drive does not appear either. I assume there is a registry setting that has drive 1 blocked, but am unable to find it.

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February 19, 2013 at 13:58:09
Well, you've got me beat........I've never seen this type of behaviour myself and don't know of any registry hacks to make a drive unshareable. That's not to say there aren't, just that I don't know of any myself.

While it's not a great idea to share the root of any drive, I've done it and it's never been a problem. But then, I was doing that on a server too, not an XP box....maybe that's the difference.

Why don't you try posting your query over in the Windows XP forum and see if one of the helpers over there can get you going.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



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February 18, 2013 at 15:59:19
I know this really doesn't answer your question.. but I have experienced this issue myself and the work around I used was I created a folder within the drive and just shared the folder and its contents. It works the same exact way, there's just one more entry you have to add when navigating to the shared URL.

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February 19, 2013 at 07:23:36
From the sounds of it, you're trying to change the existing administrative share.

Go through the process again only this time, create a new share for drive D: and see if that doesn't work.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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February 19, 2013 at 09:51:07
Actually I have tried to create various shares. No matter what I do, the admin share pops up as the share as soon as I hit apply and the drive remains unshared.

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#4
February 19, 2013 at 09:53:26
One other piece of information. The computer originally was part of a POS system and was not the server on the system. Its possible that the company that originally had the system tweaked the registry so that only their server could access this machine's primary disk. The secondary disk, which I installed later, does not have any sharing problem. That is why I am suspecting a system/registry entry.

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February 19, 2013 at 13:58:09
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Well, you've got me beat........I've never seen this type of behaviour myself and don't know of any registry hacks to make a drive unshareable. That's not to say there aren't, just that I don't know of any myself.

While it's not a great idea to share the root of any drive, I've done it and it's never been a problem. But then, I was doing that on a server too, not an XP box....maybe that's the difference.

Why don't you try posting your query over in the Windows XP forum and see if one of the helpers over there can get you going.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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February 19, 2013 at 15:00:50
I am going to do that to see if I can get any other information. Thanks for the response. I hadn't seen this behavior before and I'm probably missing something somewhere, but damned if I can find it.

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