Seperate data partition, shared by XP and Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Vortal, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. Vortal

    Vortal Guest

    Hi,

    I am using Beta2 of Vista via MSDN.

    I currently have 3 partitions on my hard drive, 1 for XP Pro, 1 for Vista
    and 1 for data. The data drive (E:) I want to be able to access and use from
    both XP and Vista.

    In XP all I do is point 'my documents' at the root of my data drive and all
    is good, however in Vista I cannot seem to do this and I can get read access
    to my data drive which is not very useful. I could do a blanket permission
    change on my data drive but I would like to understand if there is a better
    way.

    Thanks in advance.

    Vortal
     
    Vortal, Jun 8, 2006
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  2. I've set my test system the same way, and have no trouble reading and
    writing to the "common data" partition, both from XP and Vista. Have you set
    the permissions at root folder level? The default permissions don't allow a
    non-admin to write to the root folder (which includes creating folders).
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    "Vortal" <> a écrit dans le message de ...
    | Hi,
    |
    | I am using Beta2 of Vista via MSDN.
    |
    | I currently have 3 partitions on my hard drive, 1 for XP Pro, 1 for Vista
    | and 1 for data. The data drive (E:) I want to be able to access and use
    from
    | both XP and Vista.
    |
    | In XP all I do is point 'my documents' at the root of my data drive and
    all
    | is good, however in Vista I cannot seem to do this and I can get read
    access
    | to my data drive which is not very useful. I could do a blanket permission
    | change on my data drive but I would like to understand if there is a
    better
    | way.
    |
    | Thanks in advance.
     
    Pierre Szwarc, Jun 8, 2006
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  3. Vortal

    Kevin Oliver Guest

    Try logging in as the administrator and checking the permissions to the drive.
     
    Kevin Oliver, Jun 9, 2006
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  4. Hi,
    My Documents is often latched down to the owning account, or the
    owning account and Administrators. To most simply share storage
    between boots grant premissions on the area to a built-in, such as
    to Users group; otherwise, grant to both users (the one from XP
    and the one from Vista) but do this without removing the untranslated
    SID (for the other boot).
    Roger
     
    Roger Abell [MVP], Jun 11, 2006
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