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Windows 7: Folder and File Sharing - Windows 7


03 Jan 2013   #1
incurablegeek

Win 7-64
 
 
Folder and File Sharing - Windows 7

OK, now that I have a nicely established reputation for asking really dumb questions, here goes another one. Before I ask, I do have one caveat: Lots of people have the same problem with Win 7.

1) I use Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

2) I have two computers on this network: one computer is named "AV"; the other computer is named "Materials".

3) There is no password protection on either computer. (You can't password protect a Windows computer anyway. I kno dat much!)

4) Each computer has multiple 1, 2 and 3 TB hard drives - Total approximately 20 TB all partitioned

5) I do not use "Libraries". I refuse to use "Libraries". I think "Libraries" are a malignant pustule.

6) I never had trouble setting up File and Folder sharing on Win 3.11, NT 4.0, or XP.

7) Even though I enable all "Permissions" on all files and folders, all I can do from one computer to another is see the files and folders on the other computer. I do not have access to them.

Can somebody kindly tell me what Magic Button I can push so I can share all my files and folders from each computer and move them from one computer to another.

Yes, I know it's a purely retarded question but I AM from Tennessee. So what do you expect? We're all a product of too much inbreeding, you know.

Btw, I now have "Readers Cramp" from going through all the many Tutorials on this wonderful site. Wow, so much info. Thanks.


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03 Jan 2013   #2
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

verify that your share permissions are set to everyone, and NTFS is set accordingly for allowed access.

This is a great link on sharing and permissions.

Sharing and Permissions
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03 Jan 2013   #3
incurablegeek

Win 7-64
 
 

Thanks for the info -- and especially for not having a good laugh at my expense.

I shall report back on my success - or lack thereof.
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03 Jan 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm not laughing, I had a thread on the same issue with no solution. Maybe this will help me too.
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03 Jan 2013   #5
incurablegeek

Win 7-64
 
 

Britton30, truth be told I have read (I live on the net per my nickname) where many have had quite a hard time with Win 7 networking, file sharing and permissions. In fact, I recall a statement by a Win 7 guru elsewhere that said MS had really dropped the ball when it came to networking.

More importantly, though, your comment reflects on the nature of this group. As you can tell, I have quite a substantial ego and am therefore not afraid of looking stupid when I ask a question. For I know that there are others out there who know even less than I do.

In fact, I will often ask a question that I could probably figure out on my own but which I also believe should be asked so others might benefit. So many folks, as one SevenForums' member told me, are really intimidated by computers and quite fearful of trying anything.

Here at SevenForums we feel safe. This is not TH (I shall abbreviate), for example, where some mean-spirited troll will seize upon the opportunity to aggrandize himself with a response like "you idiot, why don't you know that? Everybody knows that!" And, yes, I have seen such responses many times on lesser groups like TH or M (FF) forum. (was I vague enough? )

Again, thanks to all for this fine group. I am indeed grateful to all of you for your kindness and help!
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03 Jan 2013   #6
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I'm not laughing, I had a thread on the same issue with no solution. Maybe this will help me too.
Sorry britton your post must have been missed. I hope this help the both of you. Let me know if you have any issues.
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04 Jan 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well, I am a dummy. My issue was the opposite.
How may I UNshare a folder?
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04 Jan 2013   #8
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well looks like its solved. So glad you got it figured out.
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04 Jan 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

How do you set NTFS permissions? Is that different than "normal" ones?
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04 Jan 2013   #10
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

NTFS permissions are the permissions in the security tab.
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