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: HDD sharing

20 Jun 2010   #1
Bodysnatcher

Windows 7
 
 
HDD sharing

Hi new here so be patient.
Have a PC running windows 7, this has a external HDD connected via usb. Using this HDD to backup files etc. to. Also have 2 laptops running Vista, connected to the windows 7 machine via home network.
Both laptops share a printer which is connected to the 7 machine.
What i would like to do is backup both laptops to the external HDD using a scheduled backup within windows.
Is this possible and if so how.
Thanks in advance


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Jun 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bodysnatcher View Post
Hi new here so be patient.
Have a PC running windows 7, this has a external HDD connected via usb. Using this HDD to backup files etc. to. Also have 2 laptops running Vista, connected to the windows 7 machine via home network.
Both laptops share a printer which is connected to the 7 machine.
What i would like to do is backup both laptops to the external HDD using a scheduled backup within windows.
Is this possible and if so how.
Thanks in advance
The links below shows you how to perform scheduled back ups onto another drive. Looks pretty easy to me but I haven't tried it yet.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-up-your-files

Backup Files Schedule - Turn On or Off

Backup User and System Files
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2010   #3
Bodysnatcher

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Chev65.
I know how to backup the 7 machine to the external HDD, what i would also like to be able to backup the 2 Vista laptops over my home network to the same external HDD which is connected to the 7 machine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Jun 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It's safer to share only the C:\Users folders rather than sharing from the actual drive letter so that is what the first picture represents, this is the default Windows setting and there is good reason for this.

Just open the drive then right click the Users folder click on properties then the Security tab.

I assume default C: drive here or which ever drive you have the Users folder installed on. The users folder is where the sharing permissions are controlled from by default so that is the folder I'm showing here.

To add write access on a network drive for the Everyone group just highlight Everyone then click Edit, then add the one check mark for write access which is highlighted in yellow on the second picture. You may also need to add check marks for read and execute, list folder contents and read as well depending on the initial settings.

Hit apply after adding the check mark then ok etc. and see if this works to fix the problem.

It might be required to add check marks for full control and modify permissions but try just the other permissions first then add check marks for full control and modify if required for full access.

This is with the Security tab as opposed to the Sharing tab which should already have sharing enabled per the lower three pictures of the Sharing tab settings, hit the Advanced Sharing button to check those settings.


Attached Thumbnails
-security-tab-users-folder-add-check-mark-everyone-write.png   -share-permissions-everyone-users-folder.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2010   #5
Bodysnatcher

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks chev65, will try.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2013   #6
remguy422

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Thanks chev65 I will try also. remguy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 HDD sharing




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
File Sharing and Homegroup Sharing Problem
Hi, I have been going crazy trying to get my PC to share files with a couple of laptops. I am running Windows 7 64 Bit and the laptops are running Windows 7 64 bit and Windows XP. I have enabled file sharing but The Windows 7 Laptop keeps giving me an unknown error when trying to join a...
Network & Sharing
Hi and need to set up sharing
Hi everyone. I am attempting to share files between Win 7 HP and XP Home. Both PCs can ping each other. The XP folders have the hand holding the file icon. How do I actually send the file across the network?
Network & Sharing
Sharing between Win 7 and XP
I have my C drive fully shared on my Win 7 Pro x64 laptop with full priviledges for all groups. I have the C drive on mky XP machine also fully shared. I have them connected via ethernet. The machines can see eash other when the network window is opened. The Win 7 machine can access and open...
Network & Sharing
Sharing on Win 7
Whoever came up with the crock of s.....t that is called "sharing " on Win 7 should be sent back to grade school and taught the meaning of the KISS principle!http://www.sevenforums.com/images/smilies/cry.gif I've spent ,ore time on trying to get my 28 computers to see each other and to try and get...
Network & Sharing
Sharing Help
I am set up on a home network right now, I want to share videos and music with my Xbox 360 and thats it. I remember with the WIn 7 Rc when you right clicked on a file or folder and chose share with no one, it would then turn the icon into a little lock, showing you that the folder was locked. I...
Network & Sharing
sharing between 7 and XP
Hello, i'm having troubles sharing files between windows 7 home premium x64 and win xp pro. The win xp desktop can see and access two of my win 7 PCs no problems, but when i try to acces the win xp OS i'm asked for user name and password. I've created a new user account on XP with a password and...
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 19:47.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App