Windows 7 Sharing Permissions not Propagating to Files

It should be so easy to share a folder in a workgroup and access the contents from another computer in the workgroup.  So it is driving me crazy that this isn't working.  There is a scanner that sends the scan as a PDF via FTP to a Scan folder on a Windows 7 computer.   The Scan folder is shared, and read/write permissions are granted to Everyone under Sharing, and Full Control for Everyone under Security.  The other computers can see and open the folder, but cannot see the contents.  I discovered that the PDF files are not inheriting the permissions of the parent folder.  If I go in manually and replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from the folder, I can then see the PDF's from other computers.  But that only works if I manually do that.  It is not happening automatically.  I feel like I am missing something right in front of me - I've done this hundreds of times and have never had a problem.  I will gladly award the points to someone who can lead me to the answer, even if it is obvious and makes me look like an idiot!!
landiiiks2Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look through user enumeration as I described and then make in Network and Sharing center that Network Discovery and File/Print sharing are ON, Users and Passwords Required and Homegroup OFF.
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NVITCommented:
What does the FTP command look like?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
On the machine with the scans, you can set up the users (and passwords) of machines trying to access. Then ensure the folders are permitted to these specific users. I do this and it works.

Please see my article on modern folder sharing.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/A_16639-Folder-sharing-on-modern-machines.html
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landiiiks2Author Commented:
It's in the GUI of a Konica Minolta scanner, and just has a field for IP address, folder name, and anonymous login.  The FTP utility is installed on the Windows 7 machine.   I should have pointed out that this was apparently working fine on another Windows 7 computer in the past, but I don't have access to that computer to see exactly how it was set up.  But that tells me it isn't an issue from the sending side.
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Daniel SheppardNetwork Administrator/Engineer/ArchitectCommented:
Can you get a screenshot of the ACE's in the advanced screen?  Seems like there might be a "this object only" or something weird on your permissions.
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landiiiks2Author Commented:
Thanks, John, I guess I can create the users/passwords on the host machine.  I was trying to avoid that extra administration.  I think your method will work, assuming that the permissions for the specific users propagate (unlike Everyone).   I just still don't understand why it isn't working the way I'm trying to do it.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is a one-time job to set it up. Once set, it is easy to set up new boxes.  Check through permissions as described as that may shed light.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Asker has accepted http:#a40711690 and so should be closed this way.
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