Permissions problems with Zip files over local network
Posted on 2004-10-25
I have a simple network between my desktop and laptop using a wired router. I can pretty much do anything on the shared folders I want to except some actions with some zip files. However, if I try to add files to a zip file across the network I get this WinZip error:
"Could not open \\Dell\etc\etc\..\Position.zip .
Probably cause, file sharing or file permissions problem."
I also get a similar problem if I try to copy a zip file from one machine overwriting a zip file with that same name on the other. I get an error that says I don't have permission to overwrite the file. There seems to be a directional issue here. If I try to push a zip file (overwriting one with the same name) from the desktop to the laptop over the network, I get an error. If I'm on the laptop and try to pull a zip file, it works, but I can't push one to the desktop.
The problem only occurs with zip files. Any other file type I can push, pull and overwrite in either direction. The folder two levels up is the folder that is shared. I have the 'share over the network' and the 'let remote users modify my files' checked. I'm using WindowsXP Home-SP2 and WinZip 9.0 SR-1.
The rest of the networking seems just fine: File/Printer/Internet connection sharing, and all other kinds of file transfer all work. Only the Zip files are the problem.
One other note, the desktop is using FAT32 and the laptop is using NTFS.