I am running XP Pro on one laptop and XP Home on another.
I have a USB external drive that I have connected to my XP Pro laptop. I have set the Security permissions so that only my user ID and SYSTEM have access to partitions on the USB drive.
My XP Pro laptop is going in for repairs - and I want to be able to access the USB drive from my XP Home laptop. However, I get "Access is denied". Both laptops have the same account name and password (workgroup environment), although in permissions, the Computer Name precedes my account name.
While connected to my XP Pro laptop, I changed the permissions to one of the partitions on my USB drive to "everyone" which allowed me to access this partition when connected to my XP Home laptop.
I then booted my XP Home laptop into Safe Mode and logged in as Administrator and changed another partition's security permissions on the USB drive to my account name with full access. HOWEVER, even though the Advanced Security Settings show "This folder, subfolders and files", I am unable to access folders in the partition and receive "access is denied". When I click on the security tab for a folder, I get "You do not have permissions to view or edit the current permission settings for <foldername>, but you can take ownership or change auditing settings." I do not wish to take ownership and am wondering why this is happening??
1) Can I change the security permissions for multiple partitions at the same time (instead of one at a time)?
2) Is there a way to change the security permissions without having to reboot into safe mode on an XP Home machine? (e.g. BartPE? Recovery Console?)
3) Is there a way to set security permissions from the XP Pro laptop to allow my XP Home laptop to access the USB partitions? i.e. I think I need to be able to add "XP Home computer name\account name" while the USB drive is connected to the XP Pro machine. Since I am on a workgroup, is there a way to do this (i.e. it should be able to find the XP Home machine on the network and recognize that "XP Home computer name\account name" is a valid object??
4) Why am I getting "access denied" for folders in partitions after I have set the security permissions for the partition and subforlders/files??