You surely are a 'Hero Member', melodie. Your fix was simple and straight forward.
I no longer see the error message.
I learn as I go, and I already struggled with that one, as I told you.
In checking permissions of /home folders, I do not see a number such as 700 for
the owner. So if I want /home/teddyred/documents to be accessible from an
os on another partition, how should i set the permissions for that folder?
The /home/teddyred is set to 700. The directories inside should be 755. (Most of them, but I noticed that PCLinuxOS fixes some of them to 700 as default) Then, as shown in the thread given by ongoto, there will be a directory setup as mount point to access the folder you want to share. Then all depends on the mount point permissions.
By the way, the easiest way I ever found to access a directory from another machine, is with the application "gigolo". Or if you use Kde, Konqueror used to work well for me.
Else : if you happen to setup a web server on the local machine, and a directory "public", or "public_html" inside your home directory, then, /home/teddyred will need to be setup to 711. (The .dmrc message does not come back either, in this case).