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Windows 7: selective sharing on network

04 Sep 2011   #1
Docthomas

64 bit Win 7 Premium
 
 
selective sharing on network

OK.

I have main PC [office_PC]. On that PC is basically everything. music, pics, videos etc. It is the primary computer but I also have a laptop and a tablet that access that data too. I need/want full access to everything on the office-PC read/write. no problem easily done and I have had no issues currently until today. (64 bit win 7 system)

My daughter saved up and purchased a netbook [Morgan-Netbook] (OS:win 7 starter). I got her on the network and when connected it asked about homegroup so I said yes and now I see her and she sees me. BUT she has full read/write access to everything on the PC. I can access everything I would expect via the homegroup but then under the "network" icon I can see all my shared folders and she has way more access.

I would like her to have READ access to pics, videos and specific folders but not necessarily everything else. I have tried adding her as a user in the sharing permissions but my Office PC only wants to see LOCATION as "office-PC" so I cannot choose her from a list to restrict her access specifically. If I limit the access globally then I lose it for me as well. I have toyed with homegroup privs but they seem to be all homegroup users. I'd love to say homegroup/morgan-netbook and limit it that way but it doesn't seem to work.

How do I limit access to just her so that she can see the folders we want but she only has READ access?

thanks

Shawn


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05 Sep 2011   #2
johncenalk

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

HI Docthomas,

this link should help you

File sharing essentials

Cheers !!
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05 Sep 2011   #3
Docthomas

64 bit Win 7 Premium
 
 

thanks I understand that concept fully. but as I stated I cannot choose her as a user. the only options I get are to choose from people with the LOCATION "OFFICE-PC" she is actually a network user and so I cannot "see" her to choose her
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05 Sep 2011   #4
johncenalk

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Hi,

in a work group environment you cannot add users from other computers to file permissions in your computer. you need to create a local account on your computer. So my suggestion is that you create a account for your daughter on your computer and use that account to restrict access to those folders that you want. and remove unwanted permissions.
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