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Windows 7: Share a folder via WiFi on Windows 7

22 May 2011   #1

Share a folder via WiFi on Windows 7

Hi everyone:

I was curious how to do this on Windows Vista/Windows 7. Here's what I'm trying to accomplish. I want to stream some of my video files from a PC to my iPad. I can do this using a third party app that runs on my iPad that can connect to a computer via a WiFi network. I managed to do this quite easily on Windows XP and I can stream AVI files from the "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents" folder. All I did is this -- I right-clicked on the Documents folder there and selected Properties, then Sharing tab and set "Share this folder on the network", named it and OK'ed it. After that I can easily see that folder from the app running on my iPad and stream files out of it.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 aren't as easy to set up and they don't have the same controls as Windows XP. So can someone help me set it up there?

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22 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello there & welcome to Seven Forums.

Have a read at this: Set up a computer to computer ad hoc network,
or you could use connectify, it works well for this type of wireless network sharing.
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