External drive shared, shares are seen but can't be accessed.
Posted on 2007-04-09
I am sharing an external hard drive on a workgroup. All pc's are running XP w/SP2. The windows firewall is off on all pc’s -- we are behind a firewalled Sonic box.
The drive was sharing fine previously. I formatted it to NTFS to handle the Acronis backups without splitting the archive files at 4GB. I fired up the drive and the other pc's see it but can't access any of the shared folders.
The other pc's can access the other shares on the pc that the external drive is hooked up to, i.e. Shared Documents and other folders we've shared. They can see the shares on the external hard drive too, but can't access them.
I've gone through the Networking wizard to setup the pc to share. I've gone to the individual folders on the external drive and shared them. The other pc's see the shares, BUT, no access. I looked for the permissions to share to Everyone and propagate it down to sub folders, but I can't find that area as I did before in another lifetime.
PLEASE HELP ME.