Access Denied error when trying access Windows 7 folder from Windows XP

By greatman05
Dec 27, 2010
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  1. Hello. I have a folder share on my Windows 7 computer and I was trying to access it with a Windows XP Home computer in the house. However, I kept getting an "Access Denied" error whenever I tried to write to the folder. How can I fix this?

    Also, sometimes when accessing .zip files and .exe fines from one XP Home computer to another XP Home computer, I get a "Unspecified security risk" and "Access denied" error respectively. How do I fix this?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,342   +296

    multiple levels of controls here

    the XP needs the LLTP service from SP3 to be able to share w/ win7

    there are two layers of access for share resources:
    1. the network access
    2. the NTFS access
    The simplest solution is to use Simple Sharing and share via the All Users\Shared Documents\ directory. The Admin can set Allow Modifications (or not as needed),
    which create the NTFS perms for the <Everyone> group.

    So, *IF* you have network access (you can see the shared folder and it's contents),
    then the NTFS permissions are the controlling factor.

    IF not, the the network access is in control and you need to figure out Simple Sharing vs not-so-simple and those requirements
  3. brucethetech

    brucethetech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 301

    also since you are getting access denied you are getting there but not authenticating. you need to give yourself the write permission to that folder like what jo said above (ntfs).


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