Quote: Originally Posted by Valykry
actually chev65, even though i checked the settings (and triple checked), the home group only allows me access to some folders. such as it allows me into the videos folder, but not music (even though it is checked to share) and two other folders it allows.
and kekobeer, i can't believe workgroups slipped my mind. used to use them for my old XP machine but it's been a while. I personally don't like sharing the harddrive with everyone who has access to the network, just want access from this computer and profile. i'll try setting one up.
By clicking on the "Network"
in Windows Explorer
, you also have access to the entire User folder
of the other Homegroup machines. The "Network" icon in Explorer is the Workgroup which is set up by default as soon as you set up a Homegroup.
You can easily lock down any folder by just choosing to share with "Nobody"
in the sharing permissions. As for the permission problem on the Music folder the following link should help. Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings
You did ask for "Networking: Complete access"
correct? I'm not sure how this thread got side tracked in the opposite direction of your original request but setting up non admin accounts gives users restricted access
which is pretty much the opposite of what you were asking about here.
The Security and permissions tabs will give you access to all other folders, also using the Security tab you can even allow access for only certain users
which is a safer way to share though you need to add the "special User account" to your own machine in order to do that.
Homegroups works great provided that you know how to use them correctly. Some people just never take the time to learn.