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Windows 7: Simple Folder Sharing Question.

14 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 
Simple Folder Sharing Question.

Hi, everyone. This should be pretty easy but I'm new to windows 7.
I have a desktop PC running Windows 7 Pro/32. I also have a laptop running XP Home. I have a couple of folders on the desktop PC that I would like to share with my laptop. However, I do not want to share these folders with any other user on the desktop PC. I want to keep them off limits to all users except the logged on standard user, (and, of course, the administrator) and the laptop.
Basically, I want these two folders to be available to everyone except the guest account on Windows 7. I can't figure it out with permissions. I'm able to get the folders shared but then guest account has access to them.

A couple of more details:
The desktop PC has 1 standard user account that I run from all the time and 1 administrator account that I keep logged off. The remaining guest account is turned on, when needed. The laptop has only one user account, the default administrator account.
The laptop shares an internet connection with the desktop PC through a linksys router.
Any help would be great.

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14 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Sharing and Permissions

Hopefully, this will help.
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14 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Thanks, richc46, this is exactly what I'm looking for. I learned a lot, especially, understanding what the security tab does and what the sharing tab does. (local Vs network) Very informative. Thanks, again.
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14 Sep 2010   #4

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Your welcome. Your part of the family now and we treat family right.
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14 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Why is it when I access the folder on my laptop, I have to drill down through 6 or 7 folders to actually retrieve the file? Something like; my network places\usernamePC\users on\user name\documents\pictures\ and then the file? Is there a shorter way to just show the two folders in My Network Places?
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14 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Why is it when I access the folder on my laptop, I have to drill down through 6 or 7 folders to actually retrieve the file? Something like; my network places\usernamePC\users on\user name\documents\pictures\ and then the file? Is there a shorter way to just show the two folders in My Network Places?
You can create a network shortcut for the desktop which will get you to those folders faster.
Network Folder Shortcut - Create
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14 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Thanks for the link but I'm doing this on an XP machine.
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