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Windows 7: How to remove old folder from sharing

26 Feb 2010   #1
jt7747

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How to remove old folder from sharing

Thoroughly confused by how to configure sharing in Win 7. But somehow the homegroup works, and I can share my movies folder from my desktop with my laptop through a wired router. Clever eh?

But I can't delete a now deleted folder from a drive that no longer exists. There's no way to delete the folder from the homegroup menu, and it's totally not obvious how to organise the shared folders. I can't go to the original folder and click 'share with nobody' because it doesn't exist anymore cos I've got rid of the drive.

So how the hec do I stop that empty folder showing up in my share? Why can't it make more sense?


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26 Feb 2010   #2
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

JT, is it still there after you reboot both computers?
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13 Mar 2010   #3
jt7747

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the tip, it was gone after shutdown. But because the old folder existed when I added the new one, the new folder is called Music2. Now that the original Music folder has gone, I have no way to change Music2 back to simply Music. Strikes me as a bit dumb
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14 Mar 2010   #4
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

JT, you can change the name but you have to do it at he actual location of the folder.

Many times what you see is just a shortcut. Right click on it, Properties, Location, Find Target. It will take you to the folder location, right click on it there, Properties, then change the name.

Let me know if any problem
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