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I have shared some folders on my external hard drive in the office network where I work. After this, when I plug in the external hard drive to my home PC (Windows 7), it gives the message saying:

You don't currently have permission to access this folder

Can you guys help me to solve this issue?
I can't use those folders and do my work. All the things came to halt because of this problem.

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Have you checked file permissions? Do you know how to check them? – Ben Plont Sep 14 '13 at 17:01
You need to adjust the permissions on the computer sharing the drive so that "Everyone" can access them. – Ramhound Sep 14 '13 at 23:57

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