Windows 10: Issues while sharing external drive over the network

Discus and support Issues while sharing external drive over the network in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Good day Please help. I have 2 external hard drives connected to one PC, I am using 2 PC's. I am trying to share folders between PC's. Trouble is,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DisriNieuwoudt. mnr, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Issues while sharing external drive over the network


    Good day
    Please help.


    I have 2 external hard drives connected to one PC, I am using 2 PC's. I am trying to share folders between PC's. Trouble is, the one ext hard drive I got shared as a whole - i.e. the hard drive d is fully shared, all content visible and accessible from PC 2. Hard drive f keeps giving a message "you don't have permission...", however, when I share individual folders in hard drive f, the individual folders are all fully accessible. What am I doing wrong?


    Please help, the sharing settings on both hard drives are exactly the same.


    Thank you so much


    Disri


    ***Original title: Sharing a folder***

    :)
     
    DisriNieuwoudt. mnr, Aug 13, 2019
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  2. Permission issue, shared drive Windows 10.

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We can understand your concern. However, we would need some more information regarding the issue.

    1. May I know the exact error message?
    2. Have you shared all hard drives or any particular folder within the particular hard drive?

    Since you have mentioned that you are getting error related to permission issue, please refer to the troubleshooting steps provided by “Azee N” dated June 2nd 2010 on
    Providing permission to drive and try
    providing permission to the drive.

    If the issue still persists, we would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below to re-map the drive.

    1. Disconnect the drive by right click on the drive and select disconnect (if the drive is mapped).
    2. Then re-map the drive by referring to Map a network drive
      and check if it resolves the issue.

    Regards,
     
    Manjunath_H, Aug 13, 2019
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  3. HP Pavilion Laptop not seeing External Hard Drives connected to Modem on Network

    Hi Andy,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    As you are unable to access external hard drives connected to the modem on Network, this might be an issue with settings for device to discover.

    I suggest you to try the below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Turn on network discovery.

    • Press Windows key, type sharing and click on Manage advanced sharing settings.
    • Under Private, Network discovery, check mark the option
      Turn on network discovery.

    Step 2: If the issue still persists, run HomeGroup troubleshooter
    and check.

    HomeGroup troubleshooter finds and fix problems with viewing computers or shared folders in a HomeGroup.

    • Press Windows key, type troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on View all in the left pane and click on HomeGroup.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue to assist you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Aug 13, 2019
    #3
  4. Andy H 4 Win User

    Issues while sharing external drive over the network

    HP Pavilion Laptop not seeing External Hard Drives connected to Modem on Network

    Hi Deepika,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Unfortunately, this has not fixed it. The settings were correct in the first part, and the Homegroup does not find any errors.

    I hope you have more suggestions for me Issues while sharing external drive over the network :)

    Regards,

    Andy
     
    Andy H 4, Aug 13, 2019
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