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Windows 7: How to change the public folder options

27 Jan 2013   #11
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Without you answering the questions it is impossible to properly help you. Please answer "Then who is the Network administrator ie who set it up?"


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27 Jan 2013   #12
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Being the person that I think that I may have set it up on the User machine - which is the Windows 64 bit.

The other old one - Windows Vista HP 64 bit- I just set up to gain Internet access.

I am beginning to remember that Itunes - yes - my IPhone has played up too - I am having a great time asked for a default for the pictures etc and I said yes to My Music being stored with a My Music icon now on the computer - which is known as User.


I hope that makes sense.

I have made quite a mess.

I also don't know why before I had two User Profiles - with one default and one with my name.

I hope I haven't done anything that can not be changed.


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27 Jan 2013   #13
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I have done some googling whilst waiting for you lovely people to see what I wrote - I went into cmd and typed net user on each computer to get the administrator

does this assist you with my enquiry


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28 Jan 2013   #14
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Melissa
Like you I am beginning to get confused. we seem to have lost track of what your actual problem is!
So lets get things clear before we go any further.
First off you had in the screenshot that was deleted the window showing the Remote Access application. Close this down. DO NOT open it again until you have read the guide to using it. You cannot accidently allow anyone access to your PC via the Remote Access feature. It takes an imput from you. The golden rule is NEVER give access to anyone you don't know personally and that you wouldn't allow access to your home to use your PC. Nobody on this Forum will ask you to allow them access to your PC.
So lets start at the beginnning again, I have left gaps in this post for you to provide the answers. Just hit the Quote button and put your curser in the gaps and type the answers. That way we get all the questions answered. If you know how you could highlight your answer and make the text of your answer a different colour!
First explain in simple terms your problem. If it means just stopping others seeing a particular folder say so.


You said earlier that you have three computers all networked but now you just mention two machines, one with Windows 7 and one with Vista. How many have you got?


How many people have access to these computers?


Post a screenshot of the Control Panel/User Accounts and Family Safety and User Accounts showing all the Users for all the machines.



I am confused that you have a folder named Melissa & Grant. Have you both got access to this account and if so do you both use the same Password?



You don't seem too sure whether you set up the Network or not. Could anyone else have done it?



You said earlier "The other old one – Windows Vista HP 64 bit- I just set up to gain Internet access."
Can you explain this, have you not got internet access on the Windows 7 machine?



As you say you are a bit confused I am surprised and not a little concerned that you are dabbling with CMD. Your screenshots served no real purpose just confirmimg what you already knew from Windows Explorer that you have a folder named Melissa & Grant. Without being rude it would appear to me that you are a little naive when it comes to basic Compuetr Skills and Understanding! That being so I would urge you not to dabble of experiment with any system parts of the PC especially the CMD module and the Registry. Untold damage can be done very easily.
If any of the above is not perfectly clear please don't guess at the interpretation, post back with the query and we will do our best to help you.
Finally I can't see that you have any great problem that can't be easily solved but it will mean you not holding back with any details that are asked for. Every question properly answered will speed a satisfactory conclusion1
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28 Jan 2013   #15
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 
How to change the public folder options - and sorry

First explain in simple terms your problem. If it means just stopping others seeing a particular folder say so. So do I disable the Remote Access Folder on all computers?

You said earlier that you have three computers all networked but now you just mention two machines, one with Windows 7 and one with Vista. How many have you got?

I have three computers I would have to say that the one with Vista is just not that active.
One Windows Vista 64 HP Compaq (Sir Grant)
Two Windows 7 64 Home Premium User Viao
Three Myself Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium

How many people have access to these computers?

Two Myself and Grant

Post a screenshot of the Control Panel/User Accounts and Family Safety/User Accounts showing all the Users for all the machines.


I have done the Control Panel/User Accounts I can not locate the Family Safety/User Accounts in the Control Panel.

The Windows Vista has a password the others do not.

I am confused that you have a folder named Melissa & Grant. Have you both got access to this account and if so do you both use the same Password?

I think that may be a folder that is set up on my computer I thought it was Mel Uni. It has been to Sony for a BSOD so that may have been when the change was made
I have noted that it is not available on Grant User Viao computer

You don't seem too sure whether you set up the Network or not. Could anyone else have done it?

Grant is not that computer minded. I set up the internet etc so it would be all my doing. I have a password which looks like it is created by Windows when I was having issues with the WiFi and my Windows Mobile Phone

You said earlier "The other old one Windows Vista HP 64 bit- I just set up to gain Internet access."
Can you explain this, have you not got internet access on the Windows 7 machine?


Both the Windows 7 machines have internet access via WiFi and SSID passwords. The other machine does not have access as I disconnected it.
I just wish no folders to be shared - I will keep it simple stupid

I have spent three hours trying to format a external hard drive and got frustrated and I am very ill. I am so sorry


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28 Jan 2013   #16
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Melisssa
Its a bit late here in the UK so I will answer fully tomorrow. Meantime, you need do nothing to the remote Access folders just leave them alone. They will do no harm indeed you will probably do more harm trying to disable them! Forget them! As far as your Formatting the external Hard drive. I'm guessing you have the USB lead plugged in to the front of your PC. If that is so plug it in to the back panel of your PC. If it is already in the back then swop it to another port at the back. If you have a printer or scanner connected then use their USB. I think this will stop the "You need to format this drive" message. Try it and report back here. Tomorrow I will come up with my plan to reduce the stress that you are creating for yourself. This will not help you get over your present poor health. There's nothing worse than stress if you are already poorly. I see nothing basically wrong with your PC, just relax, try to calm down and all will be well. More tomorrow. Off to my bed shortly.
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29 Jan 2013   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Melissa
I have just spent a fair bit of time reading through all your present threads. I really would suggest that you solve one problem before you emabark on the next. You are bound to get confused, it also confuses those trying to help you.
So far as the probem of "Changing the Public Folder Options" is concerned, why do you want to change them? Leave them alone. If you don't save any files in the Public Folders then there is nothing for anyone to see even if people had access to your PC's which you say they don't. You did mention, "Other people in the house and anyone on the internet" No one can see what is on your PC without you allow them to do so. All of us on this Forum are "on the internet" many with very high speed connections but none of us can see what is on your PC.Have a look in your Public Folder "Music" Pictures" etc and see if you have accidently saved any files to those locationss. If you have just transfer the files to your folders named Melissa & Grant/My Pictures etc and then there will be nothing for anyone to see anyway.
Lastly give your login name a password and then you can guarantee that no one but you and Grant can get access to any part of your PC.
Just a final word on Shared Folder and files, it kmakes absolutely no difference at all whether you share files and folders between the two PC's you have connected. You can only share them with yourself so where's the problem?
I think you can close this thread now and mark it as resolved.

EDIT: I have just noticed from one of your Word documents that was attached to a post that you have saved some photos to the Public Folder for instance your Facebook photos. Transfer these to your Pictures as advised above.
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29 Jan 2013   #18
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Hello and Thank you for looking at the folders and my posts - I do appreciate the effort that you have taken in looking at my issue.

I know that I have to include a lot of details in future for the forum so you assist others. I gather that you will never want to come across me again.

The desktop one - do you mean to transfer the folders to the My pictures and not Public pictures just to clarify - just in case they are lost in between any of the three computers.

I will say that I appreciate the forum and the assistance in my other matters. I am sorry that I do not understand some of the small things - like where the location and how it affects sharing.

Thank you again.

I will post one last item as I happened across one difficult issue with my documents in Windows Previewer
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29 Jan 2013   #19
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
I gather that you will never want to come across me again.
I'm sorry that you interpreted my post in that way, it was certainly not intended. i am happy to help where I can. It's just that when i or anyone else who is trying to help it is important to carefully answer any questions so that we can be in a better position to assist!

The desktop one - do you mean to transfer the folders to the My pictures and not Public pictures just to clarify - just in case they are lost in between any of the three computers.
Just boot up the PC that contains the Facebook folders and others, make sure the other two PC's are shut down and then just drag and drop the Folders from the C:/Users/Public/Public Pictures to C:/Users/Melissa & Grant/My Pictures folder. The folders cannot get into the other PC's unless you physically put them there.

I will say that I appreciat
e the forum and the assistance in my other matters. I am sorry that I do not understand some of the small things - like where the location and how it affects sharing.
Please forgive me for asking but is English not your first language?

Thank you again.

I will post one last item as I happened across one difficult issue with my documents in Windows Previewer
Is this the PDF software?
Thought this the easiest way of replying!
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29 Jan 2013   #20
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
I gather that you will never want to come across me again.
I'm sorry that you interpreted my post in that way, it was certainly not intended. i am happy to help where I can. It's just that when i or anyone else who is trying to help it is important to carefully answer any questions so that we can be in a better position to assist!
I found that your assistance has been fantastic - I am just very silly

The desktop one - do you mean to transfer the folders to the My pictures and not Public pictures just to clarify - just in case they are lost in between any of the three computers.
Just boot up the PC that contains the Facebook folders and others, make sure the other two PC's are shut down and then just drag and drop the Folders from the C:/Users/Public/Public Pictures to C:/Users/Melissa & Grant/My Pictures folder. The folders cannot get into the other PC's unless you physically put them there.

I will transfer the files across just before I travel away from the depths of my computer screen


I will say that I appreciat
e the forum and the assistance in my other matters. I am sorry that I do not understand some of the small things - like where the location and how it affects sharing.
Please forgive me for asking but is English not your first language?

I appreciate your assistance - and my language problems is the brain tumour

Thank you again.

I will post one last item as I happened across one difficult issue with my documents in Windows Previewer
Is this the PDF software?


No that is an old problem - now my Word documents will not show colour
Thought this the easiest way of replying!
See the attachment - makes sense - The other computer on Windows 7 - is a Sony VAIO


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