Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Sharing Files Between Laptop & Desktop Through Router

07 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Sharing Files Between Laptop & Desktop Through Router

So I have both a laptop and desktop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I use my laptop for classes or when I have to go somewhere etc... The problem I am now running into is that my laptop is becoming overwhelmed with files that I would like to copy over as is to my Desktop so i can edit them on either etc... When I try to delete files or something of that sort I get this message:

Is there anyway I can make it so that I could move, delete, edit or mess with any of my files from one comp to the other and vise versa? Also is there a more effective approach, such as saving them in one location (whatever that may be) and then accessing them from there?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

All you really need to do is go into your network sharing properties and give your two PC's read/write priviledges on the folders you wish to use.

Right Click Folder > Properties > Sharing

You should be able to choose who gets to see that folder, whether or not they can write and execute it and all of that. It's easiest and safest to use one central folder on each PC, sort of like a mailbox so that you don't open up your entire computer to the world.

If you set it up correctly you should be able to modify, view, and delete anything within you desktop's shared folder from your laptop and vice versa.

Here's the microsoft website dedicated to file sharing, take special time on the permissions section, that should help you:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Sharing Files Between Laptop & Desktop Through Router

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
File sharing between Desktop and Laptop via ADSL Wifi router
Hi, I have a laptop and a desktop - both running windows 7 ultimate. Desktop is connected via LAN cable to a TP Link ADSL cum Router. Laptop is connected to router via wireless access point. I want to transfer files between laptop and desktop I have assigned home network to both of...
Network & Sharing
Sharing files and printers through ethernet switch and router
Because of the way my house is set up i have to have an Ethernet switch by my cable modem and then my wireless router is run off of that via a 50 foot ethernet cable. My printer is plugged into the ethernet switch along with my desktop (these are in the basement the router is in the center of the...
Network & Sharing
Sharing a SSD between a desktop and a laptop?
Is it recommended to share a SSD between a laptop and a desktop? Assuming I went back and installed all the nessesary drivers for both, would this cause any problems? Ive heard win7 is pretty stable and efficient when it came to drivers etc installed a long time ago and never having to use a...
Network & Sharing
Sharing a printer on W7 Desktop with XP Laptop
I posted this on another thread but got no replies so I'm starting this one. My W7 Premium desktop has an Epson R320 that I've set up to share on my home network. My laptop, on the home network, can not access the printer and does not even see it until I specify the unique path. Even then I...
Network & Sharing
Internet sharing throu pc to wireless router to laptop/ps3/ipod/ipad
Hi All, i am having some dificulty sharing my internet connection to my wireless router. what i have is 3g usb dongle, win7 x32 ultimate pc, lan switch, wireless router. and other devices that will connect to the wireless. what i want to do is share the 3g dongle internet that will be...
Network & Sharing
File sharing between XP laptop and 7 desktop?
I feel like a huge noob for even having to ask this, as I've had relatively no trouble getting computers to communicate in the past, but right now it's different. I just got my new netbook today (came with XP Home, unfortunately, which I will change at a later date), and I can't seem to set up file...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:40.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App