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Windows 7: Sharing Woes

05 Jul 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

By default, a workgroup share will allow "everyone" read access to the folder/files. If you don't want that, you have to remove that security group and give only certain users access.

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05 Jul 2012   #12

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Sorry - but the concept ot 'workgroups' does not exist in Windows Vista and higher.
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05 Jul 2012   #13

Win7 64bit

Oh forgot to say that, added a few more bits as well. I don't mean to hijack sharing recommendation topics but if anyone gets desperate try this...

@NoelDP Workgroup most certainly does still exist, winkey+pause/break key and scroll down you'll see it listed.
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05 Jul 2012   #14

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

As far as Win7 is concerned, 'Workgroup' is irrelevant,
So long as the network parameters are correct, Win7 will connect to another compuer whatever the 'workgroup' assignment.
Workgroup is an overlay, and has no real existence in modern systems.

Yes, it's still visible, but no - so long as the IP and mask are correct, then the systems will connect, whatever the workgroup assignation.
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