I have had the files on my vista home premium desktop set up for over a year as shared files. I could always access them from my laptop. I recently got a new laptop with windows 7 and it immediately could access the files and make changes to them. Today , all of a sudden the files on my desktop are now read only. I go to Documents folder and there is a check make in "read only". I uncheck the box and click apply and another dialogur box comes up asking me to click ok to make these shared files. I click ok and another little window appears and shows progress as attributes of every file in Documents is being adjusted. However after that task completes and I go to look at Documents properities --the read only box is still checked. I have restarted the desktop and tried to make the change 3 times but no success. If I go to network setting there is a green check mark for file sharing on. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to fix this.
The only new software put on the laptop has been Microsoft Home and Student Office but I don't see where that should have affected anything.