You do not have permission to access [drive]. Contact your network administrator to request access

For example: “You do not have permission to access \\my-pc\k. Contact your network administrator to request access”

When this error results from trying to access a PC’s shared drive (not just a sub-directory but the entire shared drive) from another client PC on a (wireless) network, it could be that in addition to setting sharing permissions on the drive share, you have to remember to also set security access permissions for the drive itself :

  • Right-click on the drive,
  • Click properties,
  • On the ‘Security’ tab (NOT ‘Sharing’ tab), click Edit,
  • On Security dialogue, click Add,
  • Type Everyone (click Check Names) and click OK,
  • Apply the necessary permissions (like Full Control, Read, Modify, etc),
  • Click OK (2x)
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