I have what I consider the most bizarre networking issue of all time.
I never had any issues for about 3 months when I got my new Dell Venue 11 Pro tablet (Win8.1). It connected right to my network, and I was able to access files from my Win7 desktop and my wife's macbook pro no problems.
However, one day, my Dell Venue gave me a strange permissions error on only ONE of the shared drives that I have on my Win7 computer. I have about 4 separate hard drives on my Win7 computer. It can access the others of those just fine. But, when I click on the one that I use the most (of course), it opens to show my folders (no errors), and then when I try to click on one of those folders in the hard drive, I get the dreaded "you do not have permission" error. As I mentioned before, this all worked completely fine about a week ago. I have not changed any shared settings. There is no option about running as the administrator, it says to "contact your network administrator." WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?? Contact myself??
I will also add that this is on a USB 2TB external hard drive that I'm having trouble accessing, if that has anything to do with it.
Has anyone seen this before?? it just happened randomly. I have tried everything, read every forum, tried every trick that people mention. Thanks for any help or suggestions.
Because you are accessing a network resource, the only logical error message it can give you when faced with a permissions issue is to contact the administrator of your network. That might be you, but it might be in a larger network infrastructure where the user does not have direct access to the managing hardware/software.
"I have tried everything, read every forum, tried every trick that people mention. Thanks for any help or suggestions."
Wow ... there are a lot of forums out there ... I can't believe you read every one of them. And if you have tried 'everything', I'm not sure I dare suggest anything.
How do you connect to the share(s)? UNC? Mapped drive? By name or IP address? Are you using a Homegroup? Is a password required? Is the network labeled as 'Home' or 'Work' on each computer (policies change depending on which you use)?