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Old 05-09-2008, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have shared a folder on my desktop and i was trying to copy a file from my laptop to the shared drive on my desktop by using my laptop(kind of kile pushing the file onto the desktop). i got the error message "cannot create or replace file: access is denied. make sure the disk is not full or weite-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

i checked the attribute of the folder on the desktop and it turns out that it is read only, i tried to change the read only attribute but when i hit apply the read only attribute comes back. why is this?

i can pull files (copy) from the laptop onto the desktop. so i guess the read only attribute does not apply for copying the files to

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Under sharing, you need to check 'allow other users to change files in the folder'


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Old 05-10-2008, 06:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply

i have already checked the options

1. share this folder on the network
2. allow network users to change my files

i also tried the microsoft cure at Unable to remove Read-Only attribute from folder
but no luck
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Does the laptop has all rights on the sharing netowrk as the desktop? Have you gone under the advanced part of sharing and given it rights for everything?

Does the desktop have the same rights?

It could also be the file that has limited access.
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