Can't access mapped drives

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  1. Overkill

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    This is one of the reasons why I never enabled UAC...Now when I try to send a file to another pc or vice versa I get the "destination folder access denied" error. How do I fix this?
     
  2. Minimalist

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    Check access rights on destination folder and re-map the drive. If you map a drive with admin credentials they are not accessible without admin credentials (even if you are logged in as same user) and vice versa.
     
  3. Overkill

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    Do I right click on the mapped drive and click properties,security tab,advanced button at the bottom? or edit button?
     

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  4. Minimalist

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    Yes and also check Sharing tab in properties.
     
  5. Overkill

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    Ok there's a difference in drives which makes sense...c-drive has nothing ticked and storage drive has everything ticked other than full control... so do I just tick everything in the c-drive permissions to match how it is in the storage drive permissions?
    Am I clicking on the correct group?
     

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  6. Minimalist

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    Yes, if you need to modify content then give those permissions, if you need read only than uncheck Modify option.
    P.S.: I hope that this is not your system drive, if it is then give permissions only on shared folders and not the whole system drive.
     
  7. Overkill

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    It is still saying access denied, maybe I should only map a folder rather than the entire drive?
     
  8. Minimalist

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    Yes, map folder not whole drive. Do you get username/password request when you try to access it?
     
  9. Brummelchen

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    i think" authenticated users" need an account on that pc, try "Users" instead.
    (in german it would be "Jeder" with read/write/modify - means anyone who is logged in at this pc and connected to the local network)
    there is no need to add special users or user groups!

    btw - no matter of UAC, just rights

    PS you can not share system drives (eg remote c:\) as easy - those are protected by other windows.
    use shared common folders instead which are given by default
     
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    I am able to share files now if I copy to and from my D drive and shared folders on my C drive but not directly to C:\
     
  11. Minimalist

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    If you use UAC you will get UAC prompt if you want to copy anything to c:\. Only administrator has write permissions on c:\
     
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    I do not get any prompts, it just says access denied which is driving me nuts! I can't figure it out :mad: Basically I have read access to any C:\ directory (any computer on the network) but writing is denied.
     
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  13. Minimalist

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    Yes you won't get UAC prompt when you try to write to c:\ over mapped drive, you will get it only when you try to write file on local machine (e.g. copy file from c:\folder to c:\ ). You can not elevate your privileges on targeted computer accessing it through file share so this operation will be blocked. Again, I don't think it's wise to share c:\
     
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    Well it's just annoying that I was able to before but not now (whatever the reason is) but I am able to share to a folder so I suppose i'll let it be for now. Thanks for the assistance.
     
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    You're welcome :)
     
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