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12 Mar 2014   #1

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About the Windows 7 default admin shared folders...

Hello, i just wanted to know if normally the folders USERS is shared or not..? I can't really get it : On my brand new SP1 install, it's not shared however on another computer with 7 it's shared... Doesn't show as default share, yet was made up by the system. Explanation?

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12 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
Hello, i just wanted to know if normally the folders USERS is shared or not..? I can't really get it : On my brand new SP1 install, it's not shared however on another computer with 7 it's shared... Doesn't show as default share, yet was made up by the system. Explanation?
By default the C:\Users folder is shared while the Username folder with the "lock showing"> C:\Users\Username folder does say "shared" the Users folders inside it are not shared unless you enable sharing via the C:\Users\Username folder "Sharing tab>Advanced sharing button, add check mark to share then enable hit ok etc.

But if you create a Homegroup and enable sharing for all the main Library folders Docs, Music, Pictures etc. then removing the lock isn't required unless you require access to the other Users folders.
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12 Mar 2014   #3

Win7x64
 
 

How do you explain i don't have that share then? How do i restore default share?
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12 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
How do you explain i don't have that share then? How do i restore default share?
The defaults between SP1 and pre SP1 may be different, this explains quite a bit and so restoring defaults may not be what you want. As far as explanation, I don't work for Microsoft so my mission is not to explain things they do or why they do them.

In either event the directions to enable or disable sharing are in my first post. There are countless tutorials for this as well.
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12 Mar 2014   #5

Win7x64
 
 

That's what i thought, it may be due to SP1. Still need confirmation on this.
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12 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
That's what i thought, it may be due to SP1. Still need confirmation on this.
Well it's easy to make both systems have the same sharing settings but I have no idea your requirements.

If you could tell me what the precise problem is then maybe I can help in this respect.
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12 Mar 2014   #7

Win7x64
 
 

As said, i want the confirmation from other people that recently installed Windows WITH and WITHOUT SP1
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