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Windows 7: Sharing and C:\USers

26 Apr 2010   #21
Casca

 

We need you to address this...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
...If you are still having this problem it's probably because you set up Homegroups in a mixed Op system network which it's not made to do. It tends to cause the User folder to be shared for some strange reason...



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26 Apr 2010   #22
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matejdro View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Casca View Post
Do any of your libraries contain one of the desktop\temp folders?
Nope. But maybe it have to do something with libraries.

When i installed Win7, i copied everything from backed up my documents folder directly into documents library. Was that OK?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Use Windows explorer for sharing not temp folders. You aren't giving me any info to work with here.
What info exactly you need?

Ignore that temp folder, just pretend that is named "Data" or something else. It has nothing to do with windows temporary folders or anything else. Is just standard plain folder on the desktop with that name. I created that folder and gave it name Temp.
You would be better served by sending the "Documents back up file" to the "My Documents"> User name/My Documents folder instead of Libraries. After that it will show up in Libraries.

I think the problem with your User folder is that you have other Op systems "besides Windows 7" in your Homegroup network which always seems to cause User folder problems for some reason. If that is the case then you need to leave the Homegroup and set up a Workgroup instead.

Also, as I mentioned earlier do not use a temp folder "or any folder created on the desktop" as a network folder. Use Windows Explorer for that please. You can just click on the folder icon lower left for that.
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26 Apr 2010   #23
matejdro

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Is not mixed OP. Every pc in the homegroup have Win7.

I have an XP laptop but i connect it every few weeks, so i guess it should not be a problem.
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26 Apr 2010   #24
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Looks like you are sharing the whole Users Folder:


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26 Apr 2010   #25
Casca

 

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26 Apr 2010   #26
matejdro

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

@WindowsStar That is the whole problem. If i share anything under users folder, whole folder gets automatically shared.

@Casta I figured out and edited my post a minute before
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26 Apr 2010   #27
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

You need to break that share before you make a new one. Remove that share and do a cold reboot. Make sure the share is NOT there before you do anything else.
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26 Apr 2010   #28
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matejdro View Post
Is not mixed OP. Every pc in the homegroup have Win7.

I have an XP laptop but i connect it every few weeks, so i guess it should not be a problem.
Nope you can't mix the XP machine into a Homegroup network without causing certain types of sharing problems. That may not be the cause of the User folder problem but usually when you add a non Windows 7 machine to a Homegroup it will cause strange sharing of the User folder for some reason. That might be the problem here. I'm really not sure why that happens. Try the steps below please.

To share single files from your User folder just click on your User name > start/User Name >upper right you will see User name, click there. You will get the entire user folder like in the picture below, click on which ever file you want to share and choose "share with" then select "Homegroup read/write" or what ever you want.

Do not use a temp folder or desktop created folder for this like you are doing now. This works for me everytime I try so hopefully it will work for you as well.


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26 Apr 2010   #29
matejdro

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well i haven't done anything with sharing or homegroups on this XP laptop. I just used it to browse a web.

Maybe it have added automatically to the homegroup or something. How to remove it?

@WindowsStar I tried many ways of removing Users folder. It won't appear in network when removed, but it will reappear when sharing anything inside of it.

EDIT:

I'm doing just as you said. Rigth click and share with homegroup. And is not only in temp folder.

I just renamed that folder to Data to prevent confusion. For the last time, it's not a temporary folder, it's just a folder with name "Temp".
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26 Apr 2010   #30
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matejdro View Post
Well i haven't done anything with sharing or homegroups on this XP laptop. I just used it to browse a web.

Maybe it have added automatically to the homegroup or something. How to remove it?

@WindowsStar I tried many ways of removing Users folder. It won't appear in network when removed, but it will reappear when sharing anything inside of it.

EDIT:

I'm doing just as you said. Rigth click and share with homegroup. And is not only in temp folder.

I just renamed that folder to Data to prevent confusion. For the last time, it's not a temporary folder, it's just a folder with name "Temp".
My point was that sharing doesn't work so well from folders created on the desktop. Best to use the little folder icon lower left for sharing just to eliminate potential problems and also to avoid confusion. The way you were doing it before can also cause sharing problems.

Please clairify this statement...I'm doing just as you said. Rigth click and share with homegroup. And is not only in temp folder.

Are the User files you shared the only ones being shared yet?
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