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Windows 7: Sharing folder from Vista to only Windows 7 laptop

12 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and Vista Home Premium 32bit
Sharing folder from Vista to only Windows 7 laptop

Hi there.

I'm attempting to share a folder from my desktop, running Windows Vista HP, to my laptop, running Windows 7 HP. I've been able to set up the sharing without any difficulty, but I'm trying to edit permissions so that this folder is only available to my laptop and not any other computer on the network. When I try to add a new set of permissions on PC, I can't search any location other than the name of my PC.

I'm completely lost to be honest! Any help would be much appreciated :).

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12 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64

As long as you have a user password on the host PC and no one else knows that password no one will be able to connect to that host PC and see or access those shares.

No real need to set any permissions. And what you are experiencing is normal. You can only see accounts on the local PC.
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 Sharing folder from Vista to only Windows 7 laptop

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