Formerly shared folder gives access denied locally


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Guest

Hello. I have Windows XP Home SP2 here. I set up a small network at home,
which was comprised of two PCs (the other running XP Pro). I wanted to share
some files from this pc, so I right-clicked some folders and checked the
"share this folder over network" box.
The problem is, that after I unchecked the mentioned box, I no longer have
write access to this folder locally - I am getting access denied errors. I
guess something must have gone wrong with the permissions, but how to fix
that? Any help would be appreciated. Cheers.
 
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Nepatsfan

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Belegdol said:
Hello. I have Windows XP Home SP2 here. I set up a small
network at home,
which was comprised of two PCs (the other running XP Pro). I
wanted to share
some files from this pc, so I right-clicked some folders and
checked the
"share this folder over network" box.
The problem is, that after I unchecked the mentioned box, I
no longer have
write access to this folder locally - I am getting access
denied errors. I
guess something must have gone wrong with the permissions,
but how to fix
that? Any help would be appreciated. Cheers.


See if taking ownership of the folder helps. Take a look at
these articles for more info:

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881

Since you're running Windows XP Home Edition, you
must start the computer in Safe Mode, and then log on with an
account that has Administrative rights to have access to the
Security tab. To start in Safe Mode, reboot your computer and
start tapping the F8 key as soon as you see anything displayed
on the screen. Keep hitting F8 until the Advanced Startup
Options menu appears. Use the up and down arrow keys on your
keyboard to select Safe Mode. Hit Enter.

Once you have access to the Security tab you can take ownership
of the files and give your account Full Control permissions.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
G

Guest

Thanks for the reply. Taking the ownership did not help, but the Security tab
revealed that the ACL for the folder is completely busted. I'll tweak it to
match the other folders, maybe that will help.
This implies a question: is it possible to have the Security tab available
otherwise that running the Safe mode? The ACLs screw up every time I un-share
the folder, and rebooting into safe mode to fix that seems like an overkill
to me. Too bad this laptop came with XP Home...
 
G

Guest

OK, problem solved. I checked the inheritance box and now everything works
harmlessly. Any ideas why permissions go wild after "unsharing" a folder?
Cheers.
 
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