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Windows 7: Best way to share folders between two W7?

29 Aug 2009   #1
ben07

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 
Best way to share folders between two W7?

I just installed W7 Pro x64 on another PC, so now both are connected via a Linksys WRT54GL router (wired/Tomato firmware).

Both W7 see each other, do I just right click a partition - Share with - Advance Sharing - Share this folder - Permissions - (Group or user names) Everyone - and select all Full Control/Read/Write? (and what's this limit max simultaneous users to 20?)

Basically I'm the only Admin/User on both PC and I used the same name during setup on both PC, except the computer name 01 and 02..e.g.

PC1
User name = ME (no password)
Computer name - ME-01

PC2
User name = ME (no password)
Computer name - ME-02

I don't understand the "Everyone" in the above sharing, if the "Everyone" means ONLY me, that will be just great...if not...then what I want done is ONLY myself can access all partitions/folders between these two W7.

Thanks.


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30 Aug 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Your user accounts don't have a password, so traditional file shares cannot be password protected. It means your user account cannot access his own private shares when password protected sharing is enabled.

However, in order to create/join a Homegroup you must have a homegroup password (but not necessarily a password for the user account AFAIK). Create a Homegroup on one machine, Join it from the other. Then right-click on the folder you want to share and select share with Homegroup.

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I don't understand the "Everyone" in the above sharing, if the "Everyone" means ONLY me, that will be just great...if not...then what I want done is ONLY myself can access all partitions/folders between these two W7.
In the case of share permissions, "Everyone" means everyone in the access control list (check the Security tab of folder properties). If only your username is in the ACL, then Everyone means you and only you.

In the case of file system permissions (under the Security tab), "Everyone" means everyone...everyone with access to the computer.

But again, in the case of share permissions it depends on a variety of factors like whether or not password protected sharing is enabled, or whether or not the guest account is enabled, etc.
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30 Aug 2009   #3
ben07

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
in order to create/join a Homegroup you must have a password (but not necessarily a password for the user account AFAIK).
Hey sup3rsprt, thanks.

Is this password the same as the one Windows asks you to write down/print during the setting up network/connections? I printed two passwords, one for each of the W7 PC, but dunno what they are for.

Pleas take a look at the attached pixs, first one (trying to share the whole partition), I was not given to share to Homegroup, just Share with - Advance Sharing, on the second pix (sharing a folder), I was given the sharing Homegroup options as you mentioned.

I created several GHOST images of my OS partitions using GHOST 2003/USB drive in DOS and now Windows 7 says I need permissions to share those images and if I try to access these images from another W7 PC, it wouldn't let me, saying I don't have permissions....

I had a tough time sharing an old HP printer between XP and W7, but once I installed W7 on that XP PC, everything is so easy....now I need to figure out sharing all my folders/partitions .

Regards.


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30 Aug 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben07 View Post
Is this password the same as the one Windows asks you to write down/print during the setting up network/connections? I printed two passwords, one for each of the W7 PC, but dunno what they are for.
Yes it is. But you don't need two Homegroups. So, on one of the computers, leave the current Homegroup and then join the one that already exists on the other computer.
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30 Aug 2009   #5
ben07

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Thanks sup3rsprt
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