I had an user complaining she can’t copy or move or delete files on a windows share where she had a full access. When I asked her what’s the error message she gets. She said it’s “Access Denied”.
I knew what was going on. I resolved it with the following steps.
- Open Command Prompt
- Type “Net Use”
- If you see the share already listed with or without a drive name, delete the share with the following command
- Share without a drive letter: Net Use \servernamesharename /delete
- Share with a drive letter (network drive): Net Use Drive: /delete
- Try open the share now
If the above solution doesn’t work, follow the next solution.
for XP machines:
- Open Control Panel and Open “User Accounts”
- Click Advanced –> Manage Passwords. Delete any entry if you see related to your Windows Share.
If you use Vista, follow this.
- Click Orb and type “User account” and select “User Accounts” from the search results
- Click the link on the left side of the window that says “Manage your network passwords”
- Then as you predicted, delete the password entry of the problematic windows share.
Hope I helped some on your quest of resolving this issue.