I am facing a problem in Windows 7. Usually I can do this in Windows XP, but after moving to windows 7, I can't do it anymore. Below are the details. I need to modify some files in a specific folder A under windows folder. These files are readonly files. And I don't have any priviledge to change it. But I can modify it by making the folder A as a share folder. And access it the shared folder A via Run.... This can be done in XP. But, in windows 7, I couldn't do it. Any idea to resolve this issue? In my opinion, I might modify it by installing another OS, but I am hoping there will be a simpler way to resolve this issue.
Sharing settings in Windows 7 are a bit different. Make sure that you set permissions correctly under the Security tab in addition to the share permissions themselves. Granting permissions under the sharing options isn't enough.
If this ends up not being the issue, booting into another OS isn't a bad idea. You wouldn't need to "install" another OS, you could just boot into a Linux distro using a Live CD.