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Windows 7: Public Documents can not be shared

21 Aug 2011   #1
Karl Kraus

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Public Documents can not be shared

My folder "public documents" is just to share with administrators and the owner. It is not possible to add “everyone”. If I try to add “Everyone” a window opens: The folder can not be shared. That's the problem!
For all other folders in the directory “Public” it is possible to give full access for administrators, owners and everyone.
Accordingly, the folder "Public Documents" is shown in on the own computer but not on other computers in the network.
What is the reason an what have I to do, to share the folder “Documents” = Public Documents” with full access to Everyone?
Thank you for explanations and advices how I can solve the problem.


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21 Aug 2011   #2
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Try this, open the Network and Sharing Center and then go to Advanced sharing options. Under Public Folder Sharing select "Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in Public folders".
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21 Aug 2011   #3
Karl Kraus

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi alphanumeric, exactly that is it what I have done before. The Resualt is that I got access to all other Folders - Video, Pictures - but no access to the Folder "Public Documents" an I could not chance the sharing option to "Everyone" using the explorer and right mouse click - properties - sharing. Thanks.
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21 Aug 2011   #4
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Well then, I don't know what to tell you? I don't use HomeGroup and I have my system locked down to just the one shared folder on each PC. And that shared folder has restricted access.
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21 Aug 2011   #5
Karl Kraus

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks again. I fear my Englisch is to bad to explain exactly what I mean. I don't use HomeGroup. It ist workingplace network or public network. Perhapst the attached pictures may help?
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21 Aug 2011   #6
Karl Kraus

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks again. I fear my Englisch is to bad to explain exactly what I mean. I don't use HomeGroup. It ist workingplace network or public network. Perhapst the attached pictures may help?


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-public-1.jpg   -public-2.jpg   -public-3.jpg  
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21 Aug 2011   #7
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I can't really make sense of your screen shoots as I only speak English. I can share my Public Documents folder under advanced sharing and give full permission to everyone. -share-public-capture.png

I'm not sure why you can't though.


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22 Aug 2011   #8
Karl Kraus

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Share public Documents

Hi alphanumeric, thanks a lot for your help and patience. Indeed i can share public documents with Advanced Sharing. But I wonder why this does not work with Share? Is that always the case with windows 7? If it is so, what sense does it make? All the best. Karl
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22 Aug 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Karl, I think your problem stems from the fact you're not using HomeGroup, which of course you can't if all the computers on your network aren't Windows 7 machines.

I'll post these links in the hope they give you a bit of insight into Public folders:

Share files with someone

Share files using the Public folders

Sharing files with the Public folder
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22 Aug 2011   #10
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karl Kraus View Post
Hi alphanumeric, thanks a lot for your help and patience. Indeed i can share public documents with Advanced Sharing. But I wonder why this does not work with Share? Is that always the case with windows 7? If it is so, what sense does it make? All the best. Karl
I don't know, I'm thinking if you don't use Homegroup you use advanced sharing. If you look though what seavixen32 has posted you may make some sense out of it. I have several reasons why I don't use homegroup, one being I still have an XP PC on my home network. I use advanced sharing because it lets me lock things down. I can restrict access to my shared folders to the users on my PC's. When I have guests, and I give them WIFI access, they can't access my shared folders. Good or bad its the way I've always done it. I may play around with homegroup at some point. If I can make it do what I want, I may use it.
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