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Re: accessing an external-HD repo via windows

From: Ron Wilson <ronw.mrmx_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 17:34:02 -0500

On 1/28/08, Robert Roessler <robertr_at_rftp.com> wrote:
> Kevin Hennessy wrote:
> > I'd like to keep a repo on an external HD that I can pass around between
> > a few different windows computers.
> >
> > I set it up OK, but the issues I'm having are:
> >...
> > 2) Due to some permissions issues that I don't fully understand, I do
> > not have write perms to the repo on any computer other than the one that
> > initially made it. So, I can commit from that laptop OK, but other
> > laptops get "Access Denied" on trying to commit.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> You don't fully describe your setup, but how about this - in the absence
> of [domain-level?] cross-machine identities/credentials, you are not the
> same user on the other machines, and thus not the "owner"?

How is the external HD formatted? If NTFS, then this is most likely
what is happening. Maybe you can rename your accout on the other PCs
(a different account on each), then somehow grant permission through
the laptop that originally created the repository.

Otherwise, the only way I know of to make user JohnDoe on one MS
windows PC as user JohnDoe on another windows PC is to make one (in
your case, the first laptop) a server, then import that user to other

As for your other problem - changing driver letters - a solution that
usually works for me (though also a pain), is to make sure all of my
known USB storage devices are plugged in (and recognized) before
plugging in a new one (or a friend's USB storage device). Once known,
when plugged in, again, a device will *usually* be assigned the same
letter it had the last time.

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