Cannot edit/save files on Windows 7 from vista

Posted on 2010-09-08
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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.


Question by:Louverril
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by:Justin Yeung
ID: 33629784
it is running under workgroup or domain environment ?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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ID: 33630715
Make sure you have Write/Update/Modify/Change, ...etc, ...permissions to the drive/Folder

Author Comment

ID: 33636348
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.

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Justin Yeung earned 400 total points
ID: 33638499

Author Comment

ID: 33638587
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.



Author Comment

ID: 33638651

Thanks - good idea.

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

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Expert Comment

by:Justin Yeung
ID: 33639351
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.

Author Comment

ID: 33646313
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.



Author Closing Comment

ID: 33646333
It wasn't a solution but thanks for your help.

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