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I am trying to use the Public folder on a Windows 7 (professional) PC.

I have a Windows Vista (business) laptop connected.
 
I mapped a drive a while ago to a subfolder of the Windows 7 Public folder. I can save and edit documents in this sub folder from teh laptop -  if I use this mapped drive.

 However if I go throught the Network option on Windows Explorer of if I map a new drive to the folder I cannot save or edit.

I mapped a new drive for an Access database back end but because of the problem the data in the database can't be editied.

 Help!

Lou.
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it is running under workgroup or domain environment ?
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Make sure you have Write/Update/Modify/Change, ...etc, ...permissions to the drive/Folder
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The set up is a bit mismash. I did it a while back and I can't remember exactly how I did it.

It's a home office environment - no domains. I can't figure out whether I set up a workgroup on the win 7 PC - I can't figure out where to see this (it keeps going on about home networks which are only any use with win 7 laptops). Prior to the win 7 PC there was a workgroup from a DELL XP PC and this worked fine.

"Everyone" has all rights to the Public folder. The mapped dirve picks up the same rights.

Looking at the mapped drives from teh vista PC the security settings are the same for both mapped drives - the old one that works and the new one.that doesn't.

NB: I can't see users from the laptops to add as individuals - I can't pick the Laptops names in the security tab.

I CAN see the laptops from the Win 7 PC  as part of my network.

Lou
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I have recently installed Norton Internet Security 2010 on the Laptop (it was already on the Win 7 PC). And I found this - see the picture. I tried turning off protection on both PC's however with no success.

If I create a new shared folder under c: on the Win 7 PC there is no problem. It's just the new mappings and NEtwork route to the Public folder - the old maping is OK - can edit etc as explained above.

Lou

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justinyeung:

Thanks - good idea.

Just tried this - no change still can't edit.

Lou
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what is the shared folder? is it Users folder or the folder below

i just tried it and it doesn't work too, i will have to edit the NTFS permission inorder to edit the file under the shared root.
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It appears to be the "Public" folder that is the problem.

To solve it (a work around anyway) I have added a new shared folder independent of the preloaded Public folder  to use instead and this is fine.

Thanks for your help.

Lou.


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It wasn't a solution but thanks for your help.
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