unable to share new drive

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April 13, 2009 at 13:17:58
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.41 GHz / 2039 MB
I need help being able to read files on a new hard drive partition from other networked computers on my home network. For some reason, this new drive does not allow "Everyone" to be set in the users list and I cannot change permissions. I can see the partition on the other computer and on my NMT but cannot view or run the files. have the two computers and the NMT connected by coaxial cable. I am using a Siemens Speedstream 6520 routers.Thank you in advance for any assistance on this. I

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#1
April 13, 2009 at 13:38:55
How was this "new drive" setup? Did it already contain data when you put it in the system?

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#2
April 13, 2009 at 14:14:41
Thank you for the quick reply. I thought I already replied but evidently it didn't work. The new drive was formatted in NTFS and divided into 4 primary partions. One of them, a 500gb partition is used for data. I can see the partition form the other computer but not the files on it. It says that I may not have permissions. On the other computer I am unable to change permissions (grayed out). Apparently it is only shared for administrative purposes and I can't change that. My other shares are shared for "everyone."

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#3
April 13, 2009 at 14:47:31
Let me rephrase the question; was this drive partitioned and formatted in the system it presently resides in? Or was it done elsewhere and than added to this system?

What happens when you try to create a new share on this drive?
What is presently shared on this system with this drive?


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#4
April 13, 2009 at 15:05:02
This drive was partitioned and formatted in the system it presently resides in. When I try to create a new share on this drive it comes up named M$. I can select to share the partition it seems to be shared but when I try to open the folder from the Popcorn Hour is says, "cannot find the workgroup list." Whe I try to open the folder from the other computes it says I may not have permissions. I'm not sure if anything else on this drive is shared or not. Let me look in my computer. All partitions on this drive are inicated as being shared. I don't know if they can be accessed though. As far as the system is concerned, many folders are shared with the other computer - around 15 or so. The Popcorn Hour has a limit of 6 that can be shared at the same time. I deleted an old small share on the other computer and copied the movies to this new drive so that I could delete the small share from the PCH and be able to add this new large share as my final concurrent share.

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#5
April 13, 2009 at 15:49:28
what is "popcorn hour"? Sharing software?

Have you checked to see file and print services are enabled?

What happens when you try to share a folder not the drive?


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#6
April 13, 2009 at 15:59:56
FYI the Popcorn Hour is one of those devices intended for streaming media from your PC to a TV screen. I have tried to get help from a forum dedicated to the PCH to no avail but now I realize that the problem is not specifically related to the PCH, but to networking in general. If you wish we can disregard the Popcorn Hour because the fact is that I can't access the files of the shared folder with the other computer either. I have tried sharing just a folder but still cannot access the file(s) inside the share . It seems that the problem is related may be related to not being able to put the word "Everyone" in the list of permissions. My other shares that are working include "Everyone" with administrators, users, etc., but I don't know how to enable it for "everyone" for this particular share. The permissions are grayed out now.

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#7
April 13, 2009 at 16:09:28
When I click on Permissions I get the message, "This is shared for administrative purposes only and Permissions cannot be set."

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#8
April 13, 2009 at 16:23:06
what happens when you click on "new share"?

That message is normal for admin shares which are those with the $ in them.


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#9
April 13, 2009 at 16:32:52
Just guessing but maybe you have to be logged on as root admin?

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#10
April 13, 2009 at 16:37:07
I'm pretty sure that I'm already set up that way. Yes, when I go into Control Panel User Accounts it says Computer Administrator under my name. The is no separate Admin login in my setup.

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#11
April 13, 2009 at 16:41:38
Once again what happens when you click on the new share [lower right ] button when you are in the admin share screen?

I think perhaps we have been under the misunderstanding that sharing is done with editing the admin shares. This is incorrect. You create a new share name.


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#12
April 13, 2009 at 18:28:33
Yes, I realized that and tried it. Now 'everyone" showed up, but I still could not access the share with the new name. I wonder why...

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#13
April 13, 2009 at 18:34:37
:-) We like solving mysteries which is why most of us are here.

So what was the new name?
Is the guest account enabled?


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#14
April 13, 2009 at 19:27:46
I named the parition share which was M$ to Data M (you can still see the M$ if you use the pull-down arrow). I found then that I didn't need to rename the movies3 folder as it was already shared to Everyone now. I still can't access from the PCH will try again with the other PC. Is rebooting necessary? Is re-running the network setup wizard necessary? I wonder should I unshare the whole partition?

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#15
April 13, 2009 at 19:38:05
I went downstairs and, although I could see the shares in the upstairs computer, I could not open them. I got the usual "you may not have permissions, check with the administrator, etc. Acess is denied." I appreciate this help. I feel sure if the tips keep coming in and I keep trying different things that eventually it will work again. It's not the first time I've lost connection like this between the two computers, although usually it's more complete rather than just one share.I'm thinking if the shares are accessible between the two computers they will be accessible on the PCH as well.

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#16
April 13, 2009 at 20:00:56
guest account enabled?

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#17
April 14, 2009 at 02:16:24
If you mean control panel user accounts the guest account was only for the Popcorn Hour and was turned off. II just turned it on. There doesn't seem to be a general guest account setup.

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#18
April 14, 2009 at 06:32:45
control panel/admin tools/computer management

left pane -expand users and groups -guest account -right mouse click go to properties - uncheck disable account. Set password to blank by closing out properties and right mouse click again - go to top and set password

Now try your network access to the new share.


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#19
April 14, 2009 at 07:37:35
I have Local Users and Groups which are separated into two folders: Users and Groups. When I click groups and right-click Groups properties in the right pane I get two groups - Guest and lUSR - It says in the bar at the top, "Guests have the same access as members of the Users group by default, except for the Guest account which is further restricted" I can see no options to disable account or set password.

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#20
April 14, 2009 at 07:44:24
I neglected to point out that I had some trouble with my Windows a week or two ago - not shutting down, no hibernate or standby,etc. which I fixed by reinstalling Windows and doing a full registry restore from January. I had to redo all the updates and reinstall a lot of programs Do you think it would be worthwhile to check Services to see that essential Windows services are not disabled?

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#21
April 14, 2009 at 07:59:17
So you can't do what I posted in post 18?

You can't in the right pane right mouse click on Guest and get the options of set password or properties?

review event viewer for startup errors


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#22
April 14, 2009 at 08:41:50
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 2009-04-14
The Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the path specified.

I am no longer using this software


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 2009-04-14
Time: 10:35
User: N/A
Computer: HOME-D309DBCB8C
Description:
The GB-PVR Recording Service service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

I don't know if this is related to BeyondTV or not.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: W3SVC
Event Category: None
Event ID: 101
Date: 2009-04-14
Time: 10:35
User: N/A
Computer: HOME-D309DBCB8C
Description:
The server was unable to add the virtual root '/Blood.Diamond[2006]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo' for the directory 'I:\Movies_ext\Blood.Diamond[2006]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo' due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified. The data is the error code.

Blood Diamond is a movie that is on an external hard drive that is connected but currently turned off.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: SNMP
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1102
Date: 2009-04-14
Time: 10:35
User: N/A
Computer: HOME-D309DBCB8C
Description:
The SNMP Service is ignoring extension agent dll C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\ftpmib.dll because it is missing or misconfigured.

I don't know what ftpmib.dll is

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 2009-04-09
Time: 12:03
User: HOME-D309DBCB8C\Arch Parsons
Computer: HOME-D309DBCB8C
Description:
DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to start the service upnphost with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{204810B9-73B2-11D4-BF42-00B0D0118B56}

I have been having this problem for a long time.

Is this enough for now?


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#23
April 14, 2009 at 09:08:40
If you want maybe someone here can remote connect to you and try and sort it out that way if you think you can trust them.....:)

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#24
April 14, 2009 at 09:37:29
http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?...

Look at See M187710 and M189649 for more details per the article


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#25
April 14, 2009 at 11:31:49
I really have a lot to learn when it comes to basic home networking. I tried booting into Vista64 which is on the same drive that the folder I can't share is on. I thought I had all the sharing set up from within Vista but now I couldn't even see the computer from other computers.
BTW, most of the time in the past when this has happened it has been related to ZoneAlarm. I turned it off but no change. I then looked at Security Center and noticed that everything was turned on, including Windows Firewall, but when I opened Windows Firewall separately it said that Windows Firewall was on. How do I know for sure that it is off?

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#26
April 14, 2009 at 11:33:27
I'm sorry, I meant to say, "when I opened Windows Firewall separately it said that Windows Firewall was OFF."

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#27
April 14, 2009 at 14:36:03
Andynet said, "If you want maybe someone here can remote connect to you and try and sort it out that way if you think you can trust them.....:)"

I'm going up the wall here, and nothing I do makes any difference. What do I need to do to enable you to access my system remotely?


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#28
April 14, 2009 at 19:36:49
Somebody just sent me the solution. I had to add "Everyone" to the list of users under the Security tab.
Thanks for all your efforts. I'm so happy to have this resolved.

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