By default Windows 7 will use a Wizard to assist sharing folders with other users on the local network, however the wizard does not assign the correct permissions rendering the folder difficult to work with.
- Open My Computer,
- Click on the “Organise” toolbar
- Choose the “Folder and Search Options” menu
- On the Folder Options dialog box, click the View tab.
- Scroll to the bottom of the Advanced Settings list
- Remove the tick from “Use Sharing Wizard”
Reviewed on 17/02/2015