So, say I share my system (C) drive through windows (E.g.
properties -> Sharing -> Advanced Sharing -> Share this Folder). I can then access this drive at
\\Comp\C on another networked computer - all is well.
However, if I insert a removable (USB) disk, say "E", and proceed to share it the same way, when I attempt to access
\\Comp\E (either directly or through browsing) I get an error:
Windows cannot access \\Comp\E You do not have permission to access \\Comp\E. Contact your network administrator to request access.
Now, the permissions (
Advanced Sharing -> Permissions) are set with "Everyone" having read access (same as the internal drive), so this doesn't make a lot of sense.
Also of note, I have an SSH server on my computer (through Cygwin) and even through SSH (logging in as an
administrator user) I cannot access
/cygdrive/c is accessible).
As a final note, the drive is of course accessible on the host machine (
E:\), and also at
\\Comp\E on the host machine.