Seperate data partition, shared by XP and Vista

Posted: 06-08-2006, 07:18 AM
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

Seperate data partition, shared by XP and Vista


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Pierre Szwarc
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Re: Seperate data partition, shared by XP and Vista
Posted: 06-08-2006, 08:08 AM
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" <Vortal@discussions.microsoft.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
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| 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.


Kevin Oliver
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Re: Seperate data partition, shared by XP and Vista
Posted: 06-09-2006, 04:09 PM
Try logging in as the administrator and checking the permissions to the drive.

"Pierre Szwarc" wrote:
> 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).
> --
> Pierre Szwarc
> Paris, France
> PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
> ------------------------------------------------
> Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
> ------------------------------------------------
>
> "Vortal" <Vortal@discussions.microsoft.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
> 2A1E1F71-A5E4-4EAF-A2A3-8E22AD5DA7B3@microsoft.com...
> | 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.
>
>
>
Roger Abell [MVP]
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Re: Seperate data partition, shared by XP and Vista
Posted: 06-11-2006, 02:13 PM
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

"Vortal" <Vortal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2A1E1F71-A5E4-4EAF-A2A3-8E22AD5DA7B3@microsoft.com...
> 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

 
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