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 and Saving Documents in non-default folders

27 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7
Sharing and Saving Documents in non-default folders


I have 3 computers. Computer A is a desktop runing Windows 7 Professional. Computer B is a desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium. Computer C is a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. FIOS is connected to Computer A. A Network of all 3 computers and a Homegroup have been set up from Computer A.

We use Office 2010, mostly Word 2010 for our word processing tasks.

I realize that with a Homegroup, you can create a Word 2010 document on Computer A, save it to the default location (Libraries/Documents), then open that document on Computer B, make changes to it, save it to the default location, and then open that same document on Computer A, which will show the saved changes made on Computer B.

I would like to know if a Word 2010 document can be created on Computer A, then be saved to a specific folder - not a default saving location - on Computer B, so that the user on Computer B can modify the document, save it to a specific folder - not the default saving location - so that the user on Computer A can open the document from its specific folder and view the saved changes.

Would this involve advanced sharing, or permissions, or some type of change on the network?

Any answers or help would be appreciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit

The sharing of the folder and setting access-rights to the shared folder don't work?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2011   #3
Orbital Shark



I suppose you could try creating a new Library then right-click it and select Share With > Specific People. You can then assign read/write attributes based on the network user.

Note   Note
I'm the only person on my network so cannot fully test the above. Apologies in advance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Sharing and Saving Documents in non-default folders

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to move program folders to new location (default is My Documents)
Programs that I have installed on my computer (mostly games) have automatically made their own folders, mainly in My Documents, but also in My Pictures and My Videos. When I move these folders regularly, the program just makes a new one in the previous location when I start it again. So, my...
General Discussion
Documents vs. My Documents - Relocating folders off c: to data drive
Hi all, I've built another new PC, but for the first time I've installed a SSD to hold Win7 while all my data (in theory) will be held on my data drive (2 TB Hard Disk). I've redirected most of my user folders just fine, "My Documents", My Music, Downloads etc. however when I installed my...
General Discussion
Scanning and saving documents?
Hi. I'm using Win7 Ultimate, Office Pro 2007, and have an older (but perfectly functional) HP PSC1200 all-in-one. I have some documents I want to scan and save as documents (preferably as .doc). Is there any streamlined way of doing this? Fax & Scan only gives options to save scans as a few...
Microsoft Office
How to restore default sharing folders??
How can i restore default sharing folders on both x64 and x86 i have alot of shared folders i need just a few. how can i turn off sharing for folders like user files and leave it for my mysic etc. folders?
Backup and Restore
Documents saving issue.
I have all my documents (word, Publisher, etc) saved on my other hard drive, which is also where my XP OS is running. Everytime when I open a document from my current hard drive (Windows 7) it opens in 'read only' format, and I can't save changes to it. Unless I save it to my current hard drive,...

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 21:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+