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Windows 7: Cant edit files in shared drive

28 Aug 2012   #11

Win 7, 64 bit

Alright, I got everything working now. Can edit files remotely and all!! Finally. What I did was remove every user and then only add EVERYONE in permissions for each and every drive.

But now I am worried about security. Does usergroup EVERYONE mean that anyone in close range of my wireless network can browse my shared drives if they hack my wireless account? Or can they do it even without password to wireless account? I dont want to share my drives with the world obviously :/

What I do when I add drives to my home network is this:

1. Right click on drive E:/

2. click SHARE tab




6. Remove all permissions (just to clean it up) and then click ADD

7. click ADVANCED


9. choose EVERYONE


and that's about it. So does this mean I have shared it with the world?

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28 Aug 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Nope, you're fine. Only the people that are in your network can see it. As in- they need your wifi password or they have to be plugged in. It doesn't mean somehow it's bypassing any security measures you've got and allowing the world to see it... that wouldn't be smart in any way
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2012   #13

Win 7, 64 bit

Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to help me out. I appreciate it VERY much. Great forum and great people.
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