DualBoot File permissions.

Posted: 07-06-2006, 02:07 PM
Hi,
I'm trying to use the new BETA2 of Vista together with my old windows xp,
both x64 editions.

Problem is that I cant seem to get them running side by side, since some
files are created by XP then I need to read/write to them in Vista also,
which I cant, if I copy the file and destroy the original I can access it in
Vista.

I guess this have to do with filepermissions and ownership, how do I do
this?

XP don't have this problem, going from Vista back to XP is never a problem,
how do I solve this issue?

How do I set up accessrights so that the files are available for both OS?

Best Regards,
Tommy, Sweden.

DualBoot File permissions.


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Alan Simpson
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Re: DualBoot File permissions.
Posted: 07-06-2006, 02:36 PM
This isn't really a direct answer to your question, but a suggestion to all
who read this. The way I set things up is to create a small primary
partition for Vista and another small primary partion for XP. I installed
each OS and apps for each OS in those partitions. Then I kept a third
partition for documents. I have no problem accessing documents on that third
partition from either OS. (Same is true for all the docs I have out on an
external hard drive).


"Tommy Nilsson" <tommyhome@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:CBE29D96-8CAE-45BB-AF11-299A0ADBEA09@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I'm trying to use the new BETA2 of Vista together with my old windows xp,
> both x64 editions.
>
> Problem is that I cant seem to get them running side by side, since some
> files are created by XP then I need to read/write to them in Vista also,
> which I cant, if I copy the file and destroy the original I can access it
> in Vista.
>
> I guess this have to do with filepermissions and ownership, how do I do
> this?
>
> XP don't have this problem, going from Vista back to XP is never a
> problem, how do I solve this issue?
>
> How do I set up accessrights so that the files are available for both OS?
>
> Best Regards,
> Tommy, Sweden.
>
Mark D. VandenBerg
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Re: DualBoot File permissions.
Posted: 07-06-2006, 04:46 PM
I have the same type of set-up. Reduces the chance of lost data even if you
have to reformat an O/S.

--
Mark

Keeping the fun in dysfunctional!


"Alan Simpson" <alan@coolnerds.com> wrote in message
news:CCA878F8-4521-4BE0-AC4B-A1D33A313EE3@microsoft.com...
> This isn't really a direct answer to your question, but a suggestion to
> all who read this. The way I set things up is to create a small primary
> partition for Vista and another small primary partion for XP. I installed
> each OS and apps for each OS in those partitions. Then I kept a third
> partition for documents. I have no problem accessing documents on that
> third partition from either OS. (Same is true for all the docs I have out
> on an external hard drive).
>
>
> "Tommy Nilsson" <tommyhome@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:CBE29D96-8CAE-45BB-AF11-299A0ADBEA09@microsoft.com...
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to use the new BETA2 of Vista together with my old windows xp,
>> both x64 editions.
>>
>> Problem is that I cant seem to get them running side by side, since some
>> files are created by XP then I need to read/write to them in Vista also,
>> which I cant, if I copy the file and destroy the original I can access it
>> in Vista.
>>
>> I guess this have to do with filepermissions and ownership, how do I do
>> this?
>>
>> XP don't have this problem, going from Vista back to XP is never a
>> problem, how do I solve this issue?
>>
>> How do I set up accessrights so that the files are available for both OS?
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Tommy, Sweden.
>>
>
Jimmy Brush
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Re: DualBoot File permissions.
Posted: 07-06-2006, 10:23 PM
Hello,

Here's the easiest way I've found to do this.

Sidenote: Opening an administrator instance of explorer does not work in
interim build 5456 due to a bug.

1) Open an "administrator" explorer
- Click start
- Type explorer
- right-click windows explorer
- click run-as administrator

Any file or folder you access from this instance of explorer will be
accessed as a full administrator, instead of just a normal user. This will
allow you to easily browse and modify the filesystem.

2) From the admin explorer, allow access to files created from Windows XP
- Browse to the folder you need access to
- Right-click it
- Click Properties
- Click security tab
- Click Edit
- Click Add
* If only your account needs acces, type your username
* If every account on vista needs access, type: Users
- Press enter
- Click the checkbox under Allow next to Full control
- Click OK
- Click OK

Repeat step 2 for all folders you need access to.

- JB

 
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