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Windows 7: Missing "Share with" in Context Menu


27 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 
Missing "Share with" in Context Menu

Hey guys,

let me start by congratulating you on this GEM forum you have set up.

I found all my answers to some annoyances on this forum

Background to the problem:

(OS: Windows 7 Professional x86)

I have managed to create a Homegroup in Windows 7, everything works great.

Though I cannot share a single file but "Share with" appears in the context menu of a folder. (see images attached)

Problem:

When right clicking the file i want to share with other computers in my network, I don't get the "Share with" or "Sharing.." entry in the context menu.

Maybe I messed up with the registry, I hope this is repairable

Question:

How can I add this entry to the context menu of the file I want to share?

I would be grateful if someone helps me out

Thanks & Regards
Kyle



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27 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Kyle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Folder Options to make sure that you have the Use Sharing Wizard checked. If unchecked, you will still have "Share with" for folders, but not with files.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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27 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Thanks for your reply Brink

That was checked by default


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27 Sep 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Kyle,

Ok. Download and double click on the REG file below to merge it. It will add the default Share with registry entries in the screenshot below for the file context menu.

Hopefully this will add it back for you.

Missing "Share with" in Context Menu-share_with.jpg


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File Type: reg Add_Share_with_to_Files.reg (292 Bytes, 174 views)
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27 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 



it worked!!

Thanks Shawn, you're the best, i am so grateful for your assistance!

You have my respect
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27 Sep 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Kyle. I'm happy to hear that you have it back now.
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27 Sep 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

New tutorial to fix this issue.

Share with - Restore when Missing in Context Menu
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