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Windows 7: Sharing Files Between Laptop & Desktop Through Router

07 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Sharing Files Between Laptop & Desktop Through Router

So I have both a laptop and desktop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I use my laptop for classes or when I have to go somewhere etc... The problem I am now running into is that my laptop is becoming overwhelmed with files that I would like to copy over as is to my Desktop so i can edit them on either etc... When I try to delete files or something of that sort I get this message:

Is there anyway I can make it so that I could move, delete, edit or mess with any of my files from one comp to the other and vise versa? Also is there a more effective approach, such as saving them in one location (whatever that may be) and then accessing them from there?


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07 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

All you really need to do is go into your network sharing properties and give your two PC's read/write priviledges on the folders you wish to use.

Right Click Folder > Properties > Sharing

You should be able to choose who gets to see that folder, whether or not they can write and execute it and all of that. It's easiest and safest to use one central folder on each PC, sort of like a mailbox so that you don't open up your entire computer to the world.

If you set it up correctly you should be able to modify, view, and delete anything within you desktop's shared folder from your laptop and vice versa.

Here's the microsoft website dedicated to file sharing, take special time on the permissions section, that should help you:
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