First of all, apologies if this has been raised before. I couldn't search through all the previous posts to find it or similar! OK, I'm supporting a small office network - only 4 computers - 3 laptops and a desktop, acting as a server. All 4 machines are running Win 7 Pro, and all are connected, and all configured in the same workgroup. The network does not use a homegroup. Various shares are configured on the server. Some allow "Everyone" full access, and some are restricted. Specifically, one user, named ED, is supposed to have full access to 2 shares on the server. A user, "ED", has been set up on the server with the login password she uses on her laptop. One of the shares works fine. She can see, read and update as she is supposed to from her laptop. Another share will not work. I cannot get access at all. ("Network Error: Windows cannot access \\SERVER\BadShare"). I have checked and rechecked the permissions for the 2 shares, and they seem to be the same. I have checked them via the Sharing properties of Explorer, both used Share With, and Advanced Sharing, and I have checked then through Shared Folders in Computer Management. I cannot see any significant differences (although I did find that the initial permissions set up through Share With did not synchronize to the permissions listed in Advanced Sharing. I have since aligned them manually.). The only difference I notice is that, for the share that works correctly, the "Offline Status" seen in the client Explorer window shows "Online". For the share that does not work, the "Offline Status" line (below Offline availbility) is absent. I do have some screen shots of this and will post them if it will help anyone. Right now I'm baffled and frustrated!