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Windows 7: Copying files from desktop to laptop and vice versa?

04 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Copying files from desktop to laptop and vice versa?

I have a desktop running Windows 7 professional 64-bit.
I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home 64-bit.

I want to share partitions on the laptop so I can copy files (generally using Syncback) from the desktop to the laptop.
So, I go into properties, select Share With and Advanced Sharing.
Then into Advanced Sharing where I give the partition a unique name.
Then select Permissions.

HOW do I set the permission so my account on the desktop can copy files to the laptop? I use the same username and password on both boxes. I specified my username on the laptop and got a user of laptopname\username.

On the desktop I can look in "Network", see the laptop, AND see the shared partition. But, when I try to copy a file from the desktop to the partition I get a "try again" and it says "You need permission to perform this action"
I don't want to give "Everyone" full control, but that's the only way I've been able to get this work...

I presume this is a security problem, and if it is, how do I do this so I have to be my account to do the copies?

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04 Jun 2012   #2

Mac OS X 10.9

I noticed this has happen to my network last week it had the same problem. I even had my drive shared to everyone and it popped that message up. I even tried redoing my network and that still didn't fix it. So I hope you can find a fix and it might fix my problem too.
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05 Jun 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hi dkperez,

Do you have a Homegroup setup in your network?
Home sweet homegroup: Networking the easy way in Windows 7

If the Homegroup setup gives you more trouble and headaches, you may also try the Free Cloud storage solution.
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05 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Yes, there's a homegroup set up.........

THIS USED TO WORK..... I pranged Office so badly I ended up having to re-install Windows 7 on the laptop. Now I can't get the Syncback from the desktop to write files on the laptop disks. I was wrong - even setting EVERYONE to full control doesn't work.

So, I need some expert to tell me what's different, and what I need to change to get this working. Or, alternatively, if this is the wrong forum, let me know and I'll take the question to a different Windows 7 forum, 'cause this HAS to be something simple...

BTW: Syncback makes no difference. I can't drag-n-drop/copy a file from Windows explorer dragging it from a folder on the desktop to the disk shown as shared in the Network section...
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