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Windows 7 Home Premium does not allow write mode on USB networked drives, why is this? Is anyone else having this issue also?

I can network drives in read mode but read/write mode isn't working! Not sure why.

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This thread is dealing with backups, and it does seem to be a limitation of Home Premium that it can't write to networked drives (not just USB ones) for this particular case

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Wait... is the limitation with Home Premium that you can't write to a networked drive or that you can't use the included Microsoft backup software to write to a networked drive? I.e. can you use 3rd party backup software or xcopy to write to a networked drive? If the limitation is only with MS's included system backup/restore feature, that's not as bad a loss. –  bill weaver Feb 11 '10 at 16:58
    
@bill, unfortunately the thread comments weren't 100% clear & I haven't had the time to investigate further. I found the link and thought the OP might find it useful. The OP didn't say what s/w was failing to write to the networked drive either. –  ChrisF Feb 11 '10 at 17:32
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Okay. It looks like you can write to network drives in Windows 7 Home Premium; the restriction comes in with the integrated Windows Backup software. You can use other backup solutions (or standard file copy operations) to backup files to a network. –  bill weaver Feb 11 '10 at 18:37
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It was an issue with user rights, I right clicked on the drives and gave myself and all users that needed rights, "read & write" access, the default was only read access.

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