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Windows 7: Symbol for sharing - where did the hand go?

09 Dec 2009   #1
Sagegrp

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Symbol for sharing - where did the hand go?

What replaces the XP sharing symbol ( the hand) under the folder or file?


I have sharing setup ok, but how do I see it?

thx


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09 Dec 2009   #2
dcazman

Windows 7
 
 

I miss the hand as well, there is no nice easy way to see were a share is setup that I can tell.
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09 Dec 2009   #3
ITGIRL

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

Sage are you working in a homegroup or a workgroup?

In a workgroup you can see if something is shared by the two people in the lower left corner of the icon. For folders its just in your public folder.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
Sagegrp

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Yes, I'm working in a workgroup
I'll look at the Public folder.

just did and do not see it?

Is the Public folder under Favorites?
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09 Dec 2009   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Shared folders look like this now.


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09 Dec 2009   #6
dcazman

Windows 7
 
 

My issues is a simple browse the drive a folder shared is not as visable as the hand was. There does not seem to be a place I am aware of where a person can go and see active shares via explorer.
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21 Sep 2010   #7
nic99

WIndows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

You can also see the shares if you right click My Computer and select Manage than open the share folders option. Useful for seeing all the shares and checking out any files that happen to be open. It's a shame they took the hand away though, it was really handy.
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