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Windows 7: How to allow users acces to shared folder remotely?

24 Jan 2012   #1
Tsunamijhoe

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 
How to allow users acces to shared folder remotely?

Hey guys

I would like to have a friend of mine who lives in a different part of the country, be able to access a shared folder on my pc,how do i go about doing this? I use windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

I have to be able to chose exactly which users would be allowed to the shared folder,and what permissions they have,how do i do this? How can i check the incoming request is my friend,and configure my firewall (Eset smart security 4) to allow traffic?

Do i need to configure my router (Linksys E2000) for this also, if so,how do i do this? My router has ALL wifi settings disabled,as i do not use wifi,so connection will be made wired over the internet

Hope anyone can help me,as i am completly lost as to how i go about this.

Thank you


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27 May 2012   #2
zillah

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi

I would like to know that as well

Thanks
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27 May 2012   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Why not try using DropBox

https://www.dropbox.com/


Or try TeamViewer


TeamViewer
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27 May 2012   #4
zillah

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I want that user to have access to a shard folder only.If I use a TeamViewer he will be able to access other folders and files, which I don't that to happen.

I haven't used dropbox
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27 May 2012   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Dropbox lets you set one or more shared folders with specific users over the internet.
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27 May 2012   #6
zillah

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I will give it a try and see how it goes.

Appreciate your help
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02 Jun 2012   #7
Tsunamijhoe

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

Why would i need a 3rd party program to do this? Isn´t the functionality already in windows 7? I don´t trust 3rd party programs not to snoop in what i am sharing wth who.

Also, i won´t pay for a program that limits my traffic or amount of data.

What i need is access to ALL my music,movies and photos from my windows 7 JBOD server from anyother pc or networked media player i designate (specific user)

Dropbox i useless here
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