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Windows 7: Sharing and C:\USers

24 Apr 2010   #1
matejdro

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Sharing and C:\USers

I have a big problem with sharing. If i want to share anything in C:\Users folder, whole C:\users get shared. So if i want to share "C:\Users\Username\Documents\SharedFolder", it will share whole C:\Users folder and not just the one i selected.

I have most of my data inside documents and on the desktop. So i still have to use USB flash drive to transfer data because i don't want to share whole C:\Users

Is there any way to fix that issue?


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24 Apr 2010   #2
Casca

 

Right click ..\Users\Username folder.

Select Share With NOBODY

Apply and wait

Right click target folder in ..\Users\Username\whatever

Select Share With

select Everybody or whatever

Apply and wait

Now, only the subfolder should be shared
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24 Apr 2010   #3
matejdro

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Nope, still whole users folder gets shared.

Also i forgot to mention, that i can't access users folder on homegroup page. I have to type \\Computer\Users to get to it.
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24 Apr 2010   #4
Casca

 

I have avoided HomeGroups since way back in the beta. As such, I can not be of further assistance. Not that I dislike advancements in ease of use - I just did not see what was broken or in need of "advancement".

I can see the oddities that Homegroups foster.
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24 Apr 2010   #5
matejdro

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

It is actually not homegroup problem. I remember having same problem with Vista, which have normal sharing.
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24 Apr 2010   #6
Casca

 

Hmmm. Are you sharing the entire drive? Which would include ..\Users?
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24 Apr 2010   #7
matejdro

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Nope. I just want to share folder inside users folder, i'm not sharing anything else.

Just found that problem is that it don't want to stop sharing. I rigth click on \Users\username --> share with --> nobody. Then window appears and start doing something for few minutes. When window closes, folder is still shared.
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24 Apr 2010   #8
Casca

 

Are you logged on as an admin?
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24 Apr 2010   #9
matejdro

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes. UAC also turned off.
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24 Apr 2010   #10
brady

 

I was under the impression that "homegroup" shared users folders by default, thus the issue when attempting to "share" sub folders.
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