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Master Geek

Topic # 81724 17-Apr-2011 13:53
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When I create content on my Mac and copy across a Network share to a Windows machine, it results in the file on the windows machine (and its parent folder) having a padlock and not generally accessible to all Users.   This can be annoying as I often create videos on my Mac and share them from a Windows server, and the clients (like ATV2 and Box) are unable to see these videos. 

Is there a way to always copy files across and have "full access" by all users on the Windows machine? 



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Master Geek

  Reply # 459778 17-Apr-2011 16:36
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Two suggestions. Check that you have sufficient network privileges to start with. Secondly, right click on a file you would like to share and click Get Info. Check in the Sharing & Permissions section that the correct users or user group are listed and with appropriate privileges. If not, click on the padlock to modify. Hope this helps.

Edit: One more thing. Check the shared folder(s) is set up correctly. Again, you need sufficient network privileges for this. Go to System Preferences, Sharing (under Internet & Network). Is File Sharing service on? Have the correct Shared Folders and Users been added?

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