I am trying to share an external hard drive from my host PC to a virtual machine using Windows 7 file sharing. I have set sharing on the external hard drive to “Everyone”, but during this process, I “cancelled” and was then told the drive may be in an inconsistent state.
The share setting as viewed from the host machine indicates “Shared”, yet when I connect to this external drive from the virtual machine, I keep getting the permission error: “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item”.
If my drive is in an inconsistent state from the “Cancel” I did during the initial share setup, can I force Windows to reapply the correct permissions? As I change permissions now, I do not see the small popup window cycling through all the names of the files as I did during the initial share setup.
Are there some other settings in Windows 7 I should check and tinker with?