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Windows 7: Homegroup Sharing : Share files from other drive?

09 Dec 2012   #1

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Homegroup Sharing : Share files from other drive?

Hi. I have a 128GB SSD for booting and games and a 1tb hard drive for storage. Because my OS is on my boot drive, the location for my videos folder is on the boot drive and I don't want to store my movies on my boot drive because of space constraints. I'm using homegroup to stream movies to my mother's computer. Is there any way I can stream videos from a folder in my storage drive or any alternative method for changing the root destination of the videos folder in my C drive?

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09 Dec 2012   #2

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highlight the video folder then click share with homegroup , also you can add it to the library by right clicking the video icon in libraries and add the video folder from your 1T drive.
brink will be able to help you with moving users folders
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09 Dec 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brendandesouza View Post
Hi. I have a 128GB SSD for booting and games and a 1tb hard drive for storage. Because my OS is on my boot drive, the location for my videos folder is on the boot drive and I don't want to store my movies on my boot drive because of space constraints. I'm using homegroup to stream movies to my mother's computer. Is there any way I can stream videos from a folder in my storage drive or any alternative method for changing the root destination of the videos folder in my C drive?
Basically you just hit the Manage Library button then add the network drive location to the Library's Video folder.

In fact this is the reason Library's were created in the first place, so that you can have all Video's or Pictures from different drive locations all showing up in the same folder for easy access. Although for this to work the NAS would need to be formatted for Library's to work.

The tutorials we have here on this do not cover this subject very well at all for some reason.
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