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Windows 7: Show all folders I am sharing - Where is it in 7

01 Nov 2009   #1
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Show all folders I am sharing - Where is it in 7

I liked Vista's option at the bottom of the network and sharing center:

"Show me all the files and folders I am sharing"

Where can I access this in Windows 7. I cannot find it and it must be here.


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01 Nov 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

it's always been here since Windows 2000

Start > right-click on Computer > Manage > Shared Folders > Shares
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01 Nov 2009   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's a big help. Thank you.

It would be nice to have this in the network and sharing center. I wonder why they took it out.
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01 Nov 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

You're welcome and thanks for the rep

The problem with the Vista method "Show me all the files and folders I am sharing" is that it doesn't show you hidden shares (those with the $ sign).

The Vista method appears to be the same as just typing \\%COMPUTERNAME% in the explorer address bar (which is the same thing as clicking on your computer in Network).
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01 Nov 2009   #5
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I noticed that. You can also stop sharing from there too. I have never seen that in all of these years.

Is that window that comes up when you right click "computer" and hit "manage" called the "console"? People are always telling me to go to the "console" Is that all-in-one window referred to as the "console"?
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01 Nov 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

it's MMC, or Microsoft Management Console.

But I suspect most people are actually referring to the command-line when they use the term "console" all by itself.
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01 Nov 2009   #7
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's right MMC. Okay, you've been a big help. I feel like a newbie

I will never forget that now, have a great day!

I wish "software" was as easy for my as "hardware" That's why I'm here on the forum....to learn.
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01 Nov 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
That's right MMC. Okay, you've been a big help. I feel like a newbie
You're not a newbie, I just spend waay too much time on the computer

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
have a great day!
You too

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
That's why I'm here on the forum....to learn.
Me too
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01 Nov 2009   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

One other trick for a quick check of visible shares ....

Start menu - Search ...

enter \\computername\ where computername is the name of your machine or any other visible on the network and the shares will be listed in the left pane of the start menu
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01 Nov 2009   #10
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Good 1 Barman
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