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Windows 7: Sharing folders, restricting access

21 Mar 2013   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Sharing folders, restricting access

I have a Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit PC that is connected to a Mac PPC G5 via ethernet cable. I have personal accounts set to administrator on both machines.

I want to set up a visitor account (standard account) on my Win 7 machine, such that access is restricted to my main user account by a 'visitor' but I want my user/my name folder accessible from my Mac, if this is even possible.

I set my user account on the Win 7 PC as follows:
User/my name/right click/share with>nobody
this should deny access from the 'visitor' (standard account)

But I am assuming that will block access from my Mac as well.

Maybe what I am trying to do is not possible, but if it is I'd appreciate some advice.


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22 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Yes I believe this can be done and James even made a tutorial for this. This is single machine User designated sharing which I don't get many requests for. Msoft really bent over backwards to make this type of sharing possible.

The other way would be selective User sharing on separate machines but you need more machines and a Homegroup for that to work.

I also asked James to post screen shots to make it a bit easier to set this up. Hope it helps.

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