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    Default windows 8 unable to access share files error: "Access is denied"

    Hi everyone,

    I can't access the NetApp SMB shares.

    I have 2 Windows 8 computer, use different accounts, but it is never possible to access the shares, "Access is denied". I have no problems to access the shares from Windows 7.

    How I can fix this? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: windows 8 unable to access share files error: "Access is denied"

    How did you install Win 8 RP? Give the exact steps you used please. This could be an installation problem although perhaps shares is not complete yet. Not sure because I do not use shares.

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    Default Re: windows 8 unable to access share files error: "Access is denied"

    Hi Maribelly,

    Welcome to this Windows 8 forums.

    Does this issue occur while accessing with all the files or a particular file?

    Follow these steps to give permissions to the folder. Hope this helps.

    a) Right-click on the folder which you’re unable to access and select Properties.
    b) Click on ‘Security’ tab and under ‘Group or user names’ click on ‘Edit’.
    c) Click on ‘Add’ and type ‘everyone’.
    d) Click on ‘Check names’ and then click ‘OK’.
    e) Select ‘everyone’ and under ‘Allow’ select ‘Full control’ and click on ‘Apply’ and Click ‘Ok’.

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    Default Re: windows 8 unable to access share files error: "Access is denied"

    The Advanced Sharing might help as well. Search box, type advanced sharing.

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    Default Re: windows 8 unable to access share files error: "Access is denied"

    I have tried the method that sunyekerry suggested. That works. Thanks to all.

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    Default Re: windows 8 unable to access share files error: "Access is denied"

    Maribelly, welcome to the Forum!

    Glad that you got this sorted out & hope to see you again soon.

    Best of Luck,
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    Default Re: windows 8 unable to access share files error: "Access is denied"

    Glad things worked for you. I believe Advanced Sharing adds proper permissions in a wider area. The method you used will allow you to share folders one at a time, but may take quite a while to do on 2 separate PC's. Advanced Sharing might help to share items more quickly.

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    Default Re: windows 8 unable to access share files error: "Access is denied"

    I had difficulty accessing a shared folder. I kept getting access denied messages. I could not find any information on the Internet that resolved my problem. This worked for me:

    1. Confirm that network share and file system permissions are properly set. (This step is described elsewhere.)

    2. Confirm there are accounts on both the local and remote computers with matching user names and matching passwords. (This step is described elsewhere.)

    3. On remote computer:
    Computer Management -> System Tools -> Shared Folders -> Sessions
    Confirm that local computer is connected as "Guest."
    Right click on the "Guest" session and select "Close Session"

    4. If you are not able to access the remote computer to close the "Guest" session, you may have to reboot the local machine once the steps are compelte

    5. On the local computer:
    Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Credential Manager
    Under "Windows Credentials" section "Add a Windows credential..."
    Entered NETBIOS name of remote computer, with matching username and password.

    6. Attempt to access network share again.

    My problem was that even if you update the "Windows Credentials," Windows will continue to use your current session which may very well be the "Guest" session. That session must be terminated before the new credentials will be used.

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    Default Re: windows 8 unable to access share files error: "Access is denied"

    Hey Innominandum, thanks for the input....not sure if you noticed, this post is almost 2 years old.

    That being said, Welcome to the forum......BTW, all suggestions are welcomed no matter the age of the thread.

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    Default Re: windows 8 unable to access share files error: "Access is denied"

    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Hey Innominandum, thanks for the input....not sure if you noticed, this post is almost 2 years old. That being said, Welcome to the forum......BTW, all suggestions are welcomed no matter the age of the thread.
    This thread made it to the first page of Google for my search, so I decided it may benefit other people to add this information and save someone some grief!!! Thanks for the welcome.

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