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I purchased a 1TB WD My Passport drive. At first it wouldn't install plugged into a USB hub and then I realized the only USB 2.0 ports I have are on the front of my Dell. Running Windows 7 Home I plugged it in and it installed flawlessly. I transferred a bunch of files from the hard drive and my thumb drive as well, even did a computer backup. After I did all this I made the drive a network drive so my wife could access it. She is running Windows XP Pro. I gave her full permissions to read and write to the drive. She can SEE the drive on her computer just fine but when she tries to access it she gets the error, "drive is accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource." Contact network administrator of this network. Access is denied."

I've literally exhausted all my technical resources to resolve this issue. Could it be an issue with us using two different operating systems? Any help someone can offer would be very much appreciated!

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How did you give her permissions? On your computer, you created an account with her name, and get the permissions that way? Does the account you created have the same exact password? –  KCotreau Jul 30 '11 at 2:50
    
At first there was no password necessary. I merely went into the properties of the hard drive. Then to sharing, then to advanced sharing and then permissions and made sure that EVERYONE, NETWORK, and USER had all had FULL ACCESS. When that didn't work I used the CMD command and made sure I was setup as net administrator and employed a password. I had her try to access the drive again and not only did it not work but it also never asked her for a password. The error message DID change slightly to indicate lack of permission or the password was incorrect so I'm pretty lost at this point. –  Bimmer Jul 30 '11 at 7:21
    
Also, I'm sure you know this but the drive appears in her network.....NOT in My Computer. –  Bimmer Jul 30 '11 at 16:02
    
Yes, of course, but the drive still has NTFS permissions, and I am trying to figure out if the pass-through authentication is not configured correctly. User A on Computer1 is not the same as the same user on Computer2, even if they have the same name. So the account must exist on both computers with the same password for pass-through to work. –  KCotreau Jul 30 '11 at 17:01
    
Keep me posted and I'll give you any information you may need. I'm very computer savvy having performed tech support for Gateway for a few years in 1999-2001 but I only remember enough networking to get myself into trouble...lol –  Bimmer Jul 30 '11 at 17:26

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