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Windows 7: How to share files via LAN?

25 Mar 2010   #11
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

What are you not able to do? You have not really said.


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25 Mar 2010   #12
underitall

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I think he's saying he can see the share but cannot get into the shared folder from the other computer.
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25 Mar 2010   #13
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tgckpg View Post
Yes(I think I'd said I could access the Public folder each other...)
He can access the public share. I do not think the OP has shared the files they want to access.
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25 Mar 2010   #14
underitall

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Yes, but the public folders always show up. He's saying he shared a different folder like c:\my folder\ and he cannot get into it.
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25 Mar 2010   #15
tgckpg

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by underitall View Post
Your connection between the 2 are fine. If you are trying to share files located on your c:\ drive it gets a bit more "interesting" In order to share file between the two you will have to set permissions and security settings in the advanced sharing options to include "everyone". Creating a "share" in this manner will open those file everyone... not overly secure depending on router settings etc. Normally it's fine as that's pretty much how win98 and xp tended to do sharing.
But I'd set the share to everyone, furthermore I'm not sharing the C drive...
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25 Mar 2010   #16
underitall

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I know you set the permission to "everyone" but you also have to look at the security tab and add "everyone" to that area too. then it will work as you want it to.
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25 Mar 2010   #17
tgckpg

 
 

Which area?How?
I'm sorry I've limited knowledge about this.
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