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Windows 7: How to share folders between 3 or more PCs?

14 May 2014   #21
Renik

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I can write to main folders like Documents, Pictures etc... I can't write in folder Desktop

edit: tried to share another folder on laptop. From desktop I can write there fine, so there is problem with Desktop folder..

edit2:
- desktop folder - see only:
homegroup: write/read
laptop's name: write/read


other shared folder - see:
Administrators - Owner
homegroup: write/read
laptop's name: write/read
everyone: write/read


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14 May 2014   #22
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Renik View Post
I can write to main folders like Documents, Pictures etc... I can't write in folder Desktop

edit: tried to share another folder on laptop. From desktop I can write there fine, so there is problem with Desktop folder..

edit2:
- desktop folder - see only:
homegroup: write/read
laptop's name: write/read


other shared folder - see:
Administrators - Owner
homegroup: write/read
laptop's name: write/read
everyone: write/read
Sharing the Desktop can usually be done the same way.

You just need to start at the C: drive assuming that is the drive the OP system was installed on.

You can see the correct path in the picture, DO NOT start at the Network location, you need to do this from the root of the C: drive so take notice of the path which starts at "Computer" C: drive, Users folder, then Username folder then finally Desktop folder.

From this point the procedure is the same as before but you need to click on the drop down list and add the "Homegroup" to the list, then add read/write permissions THEN hit the Share button to propagate the share.

Team Viewer won't help at all unless you know EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING, and it's simply not required for such a simple procedure. The vast majority of people do not know how to do this properly.

These direction are iron clad and very simple to follow.


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14 May 2014   #23
Renik

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

so there is no way how to copy files from PC1 to PC2 (in folder Desktop)?
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14 May 2014   #24
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Renik View Post
I can write to main folders like Documents, Pictures etc... I can't write in folder Desktop

edit: tried to share another folder on laptop. From desktop I can write there fine, so there is problem with Desktop folder..

edit2:
- desktop folder - see only:
homegroup: write/read
laptop's name: write/read


other shared folder - see:
Administrators - Owner
homegroup: write/read
laptop's name: write/read
everyone: write/read
Sharing the Desktop folder is a completely different procedure than sharing a Library.
I had him add the Desktop folder to the Library, then share it that way. If there is a more efficient way to do so you can post it. I don't do homegroups so Im tapped out on my suggestions as far as getting the desktop to be completely shared.

I know how to do it from a VM in Linux but not Windows/Windows... Go figure.
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14 May 2014   #25
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Renik View Post
so there is no way how to copy files from PC1 to PC2 (in folder Desktop)?
You could still try using Teamviewer. That should work as well.
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14 May 2014   #26
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

chev65 you are a tease
Advanced sharing.
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14 May 2014   #27
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
chev65 you are a tease
Advanced sharing.
Been there done that so many times. The method I showed is THE ONLY WAY which makes it the best way.

As for advanced NTFS sharing, it's a fairly complicated procedure which is one of the reasons they came up with Homegroups in the first place.

If you really want to learn about how NTFS share permissions work then knock yourself out by reading through the following link.

http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/arc...rmissions.aspx
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14 May 2014   #28
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It was the way i was taught as well by myself.

Renik has that solved your issues do what chev65 has shown you if you have other folders like this.
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