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Windows 7: Sharing a folder on a home network?

09 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Sharing a folder on a home network?

Hi Guys, I've got a home network with 4 PCs on it using a Linksys E3000 router. All of the PCs run Windows 7.

On one of the PCs, I'd like to set it up so that a specific folder on the hard drive will be shared over the network and accessible (for full read/write) by the other PCs on the network whenever the main PC is turned on.

How would I go about configuring something like this? I have no idea how the networking functionality works.

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10 Jun 2011   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Hi 003, right click the folder you want to share, select properties>sharing, click 'Advanced Sharing', tick box 'Share this folder', click 'Permissions'. From here you can do as you want.
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10 Jun 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

at the top of an explorer window there are options tabs select share with then choose which option suits you
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10 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Homegroup is quite easy to setup depending on the versions you have running, but the above methods will work regardless, I have a seperate machine left on all the time for this, you can buy network portable harddrives that connect via ethernet to your router to also achieve this.
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