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Windows 7: Why the “users” folder is shared automatically?

25 Sep 2015   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Since the OP has the desired answer, I suppose that it is okay for us to slightly highjack the thread.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I can tell you why, because if the C:Users folder wasn't shared then none of the other folders which reside in the Users folder would be shareable.
How is that for an attempt at answering this question. :)
Thanks for your time and answer.

Why must the C:\User folder be shared in order to share a sub-folder?

No other root folder has this restriction.

As shared:
Attachment 266510

As seen remotely:
Attachment 266511

Edit: It appears that the OP did not get the desired answer after all...
Sharing a folder for a particular user in a particular machine,

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