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No write access to shared Mac directory from Windows 7

Posted on 2011-03-18
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I have successfully shared a directory from a Mac to a Windows 7 machine on the same WORKGROUP, but from the Windows machine, I do not have write access. All permissions appear to be set correctly.

- The Mac is using a netBIOS compliant name, and has been added to WORKGROUP.
- SMB file sharing has been enabled on the Mac for the Public Folder directory.
- Permissions for Everyone are set to Read&Write.
- I have applied the permissions to all enclosed items.
- I can browse \\GM-IMAC from Windows 7, and I can open the files.
- I cannot save changes as I receive an "Access Denied" notice.

Thoughts:

- Do I need to turn User Account Sharing on in the Sharing preferences and create a sharing user account to match the Windows login?
- Would Windows 7 be having issues writing to a shared HFS+ volume?
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Question by:RubinPostaer
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by:takenoco
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Did you do the following?

Go to system preferences -> share
1.  Make sure the box next to file sharing is checked
2.  Selet the folder you want to share in the right (if it's not there, add it)
3.  Add the user you want to have access to that folder

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by:RubinPostaer
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Those are the first steps in sharing anything from a Mac. Yes. I did all of that.
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Alright, I resolved it. This step:

"- Do I need to turn User Account Sharing on in the Sharing preferences and create a sharing user account to match the Windows login?"

Fixed it.
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by:RubinPostaer
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Woohoo!
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