Can't access C drive on network computer


GerryPeters

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From my main Win 10 computer, I went to File Explorer / Network and clicked on my Laptop and I see the D drive and click on it and see all the files and have total access. When I click on the C drive I get this error message:
you do not have permission to access \\laptop\c

I've tried several things already from google to no avail. I right-clicked my laptop C drive and selected Security and tried to give Full control to all the users in the upper box. I got some error messages, but it seemed to work pretty good, but not good enough to solve the problem. I am the Administrator. I then did this:

“Win+R” enter “services.msc”;
Check whether the following services are enabled: • Function Discovery Provider Host (FDPHost) • Function Discovery Resource Publication (FDResPub) • Network Connections (NetMan) ...
Restart the device and check the network tab again

None of them had "Enabled" so I set them all to "Automatic". I'm not sure what is meant by check the network tab again, unless it meant check services.msc, which I did and is fine. I also tried to access it again from my main computer and still get the same no access error.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WIN 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER LAPTOP-9G170ES0
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    4 Gigs
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Gold 8505 1.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    IdeaCetre AIO 3 221AP7
    Memory
    4 Gigs
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 Gigs
From my main Win 10 computer, I went to File Explorer / Network and clicked on my Laptop and I see the D drive and click on it and see all the files and have total access. When I click on the C drive I get this error message:
you do not have permission to access \\laptop\c

I've tried several things already from google to no avail. I right-clicked my laptop C drive and selected Security and tried to give Full control to all the users in the upper box. I got some error messages, but it seemed to work pretty good, but not good enough to solve the problem. I am the Administrator. I then did this:

“Win+R” enter “services.msc”;
Check whether the following services are enabled: • Function Discovery Provider Host (FDPHost) • Function Discovery Resource Publication (FDResPub) • Network Connections (NetMan) ...
Restart the device and check the network tab again

None of them had "Enabled" so I set them all to "Automatic". I'm not sure what is meant by check the network tab again, unless it meant check services.msc, which I did and is fine. I also tried to access it again from my main computer and still get the same no access error.
Did you try the simplest of all solutions. --Forget Security etc etc -- loads of I.T techs - probably overpaid and working for the most USELESS SITE in the entire universe REDDIT was spawning out even more useless and obfuscating solutions than usual.

On the "C" drive - right "rodent" (pic here) - but I think a conventional mouse might suffice.

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click -->properties-->sharing-->share this folder -- etc etc.


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Cheers
jimbo
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
try connecting to \\laptop\c$ - root drive is not normally shared, but C$ is the default admin share - or used to be, back when I did support.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11 Pro 23H2 Build 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Powerspec
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-14900KF 3.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI (MS-7D25)
    Memory
    G.Skill DDR5-5600 / PC5-44800 DDR5 SDRAM UDIMM
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    1920x1080
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    MX Master 3S
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    various (Opera, Vivaldi, Edge, Brave, Chrome)
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System files are not normally shared. It makes sense that they wouldn't be since even you are not assigned access to some of those system files.

Share your user folder instead using @jimbo45 suggested method.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
The first thing I tried was the Jimbo suggestion. The only difference is under permission for the C drive I only see 1 entry - "Everyone". Should I hit "add" and add something else?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WIN 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER LAPTOP-9G170ES0
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    4 Gigs
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Gold 8505 1.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    IdeaCetre AIO 3 221AP7
    Memory
    4 Gigs
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 Gigs
System files are not normally shared. It makes sense that they wouldn't be since even you are not assigned access to some of those system files.

Share your user folder instead using @jimbo45 suggested method.
Cheers
Did you like my rodent pic !!!

@GerryPeters

add

it's quite simple
cheers

Jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
I couldn't find a way to connect using this:
\\Laptop-9g170es0\c$
I can't find a way to add the $
I'm using File Explorer/Network - map network drive. But the folder info is greyed out
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WIN 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER LAPTOP-9G170ES0
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    4 Gigs
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Gold 8505 1.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    IdeaCetre AIO 3 221AP7
    Memory
    4 Gigs
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 Gigs
Keep in mind this is a store bought Acer laptop, so I have a feeling they put all sorts of roadblocks trying to keep newbies safe.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WIN 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER LAPTOP-9G170ES0
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    4 Gigs
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Gold 8505 1.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    IdeaCetre AIO 3 221AP7
    Memory
    4 Gigs
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 Gigs

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
View all shares including hidden with following command.

Code:
net view \\pc-name /all

In order to access the hidden share in Windows, you need to go to Windows Explorer (My Computer) and type the full UNC path to the folder.

Code:
\\Comp1\MyFiles$

You can connect to hidden share from Command Prompt like so:

Code:
Net use \\Comp1\MyFiles$
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
This is my laptop's name that I find on my main computer going to File explorer/Network
\\Laptop-9g170es0

On my laptop I opened command prompt administrator and typed this:

net view \\Laptop-9g170es0/all

I got an error something is wrong with the syntax. Please explain


Also how do I use this command in my situation?
\\Comp1\MyFiles$

Do I type this?

\\Laptop-9g170es0\C$
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WIN 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER LAPTOP-9G170ES0
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    4 Gigs
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Gold 8505 1.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    IdeaCetre AIO 3 221AP7
    Memory
    4 Gigs
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 Gigs
You are not separating /all switch execute the command as i have posted.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
I redid it
C:\Windows\System32>net view \\Laptop-9g170es0 /all
Shared resources at \\Laptop-9g170es0
Share name Type Used as Comment
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ADMIN$ Disk Remote Admin
C Disk
C$ Disk Default share
IPC$ IPC Remote IPC
Users Disk
The command completed successfully.

The next thing I did was go to my main computer File Explorer and typed into the main bar
\\Laptop-9g170es0\C$
A window came up asking for the user name and password. I did that and got and error message saying I didn't have permission.

I then put this in the command prompt of the laptop
Net use \\Laptop-9g170es0\C$
Successful

then on my main computer file explorer I typed this
\\Comp1\MyFiles$
and got the error about needing permission

What's the next step?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WIN 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER LAPTOP-9G170ES0
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    4 Gigs
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Gold 8505 1.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    IdeaCetre AIO 3 221AP7
    Memory
    4 Gigs
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 Gigs
You need to provide user account password to connect to share.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Yes I provided user account password to connect to share, but it still didn't work - denied access.

Earlier I was able to bypass putting a password in for accessing the D drive with my Network Sharing setting unchecked for password required.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WIN 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER LAPTOP-9G170ES0
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    4 Gigs
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Gold 8505 1.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    IdeaCetre AIO 3 221AP7
    Memory
    4 Gigs
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 Gigs
For connecting to custom shares, you need to create a user account that you will be using to connect to shares.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
I have a 2nd user account. Explain how this can work please.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WIN 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER LAPTOP-9G170ES0
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    4 Gigs
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Gold 8505 1.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    IdeaCetre AIO 3 221AP7
    Memory
    4 Gigs
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 Gigs
You give a second user a share permission on a shared file or folder, and you will use that user to connect to shares..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Is the 2nd user on the Laptop or the other 2 computers? On my Laptop I can already access any file on the other computers, but no computer can even see the files on the C drive of the Laptop, because of a permission issue. I'm not trying to share a specific folder, I'm trying to share the whole drive.

Yet the main reason I want to share is there is 1 folder on the Laptop that I want my network computer to be able to back up. So sharing that folder may work in this situation
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WIN 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER LAPTOP-9G170ES0
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    4 Gigs
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Gold 8505 1.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    IdeaCetre AIO 3 221AP7
    Memory
    4 Gigs
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 Gigs
I went ahead and selected that 1 folder on my laptop C drive and opened Properties/Sharing/advanced sharing and gave permission and full control to Everyone. It still doesn't work, same permission issue
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WIN 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER LAPTOP-9G170ES0
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    4 Gigs
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Gold 8505 1.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    IdeaCetre AIO 3 221AP7
    Memory
    4 Gigs
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 Gigs
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