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Windows 7: Sharing a desktop

07 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Sharing a desktop

I seem to recall being able to share a laptop's desktop on my old XP network. The desktop was listed in Windows Explorer as are other files and folders. Apparently, not so in Windows 7.

My network includes a desktop computer and a laptop, shared in a home network. How do I share the laptop's desktop contents (so that I can place files there from the desktop computer)? Or, how do I get Windows Explorer to list the desktop as it lists other files and folders (to allow me to share it)?


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07 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1

Go to C:\Users\(your username). The Desktop folder should be there. Click it, and from the top bar choose "Share with" and then click "Homegroup (read)" .
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07 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit

Thanks, ZyanWu. That works.

I choose to share in the traditional manner, though, not with Homegroups.
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