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Windows 7: Sharing a folder on a Windows 7 Home Premium OS

19 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 32 bit Ultimate
Sharing a folder on a Windows 7 Home Premium OS

Afternoon all,

I need to know if the following is possible so that I can attempt this myself?


Wireless network/Workgroup

2 Laptops both running Windows 7 Home Premium (Call these laptop1 and laptop2)

LT1 has a folder that needs to be shared (shared folder1) so that the user on LT2 can connect and use/update files in said folder (shared folder1).

There is a few more wireless laptops in the workgroup, so the folder on LT1 needs to be secure, access only granted to 1 local user on LT1 and the physical user on LT2 (Which I take it will also need a local user account on LT1?)

Can somebody tell me if this can be done at all?

If so I will give it a go with what I think and how it can be done.

And then post up either way whether I could do it or not.


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19 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Prof. x64


in my opinion u can do this by
rightclicking on the folder > sharing > advanced Sharing
there u mark "share this folder"
and then u click on permissions where u have to add the laptop/user

i would have tried out but my Laptop is available right now, but this should work.

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22 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 32 bit Ultimate

Cheers for the reply mowh,

I'll give this ago, when you say add the laptop/user, do you mean the local user which is on the same laptop as the shared folder (LT1)? As I need the user from the second laptop (LT2) to access this folder on the first laptop (LT1), should I just create identical users and passwords for both laptops?


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