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Windows 7: How to let other computers see ONLY the public folder?

15 Jul 2010   #1

Win7 Pro 64
How to let other computers see ONLY the public folder?

I used to have messed up file sharing settings because the printer wouldnt work but they were alright because whoever looked into my Computer in the network would only find a Public folder. (w/o passwords)

Now, i reinstalled windows, and whenever somenoe looks into my computer under the network, they have to enter a password and once they do, they can access not only the public folder, but all my documents under my folder. (Users/MyStuff)

the sharing folder is Users so people can see everything inside Users if they have my password.

What i want to do is let them only access the Public folder WITHOUT my password.

That way, if i have something that needs to be transferred, i'll just drop it on in the public folder, and someone can take it.

I am confused in terms of how to reach these settings and i would appreciate it if anyone could offer a solution.
THank you.

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16 Jul 2010   #2

Mc Donald OS Version Beta

Disable Homegroup and have a good Public and Private key Encryption.
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16 Jul 2010   #3

Win7 Pro 64

homegroup is off (i left it) and i clicked on my folder, went to "Share with" and clicked "Nobody" but it is still viewed on the network if they have my password
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16 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

assuming all other settings are at defaults,

Go here Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings

switch off password protected sharing and file and printer sharing and turn on public folder sharing for all users.

This should give you what you want without homegroup being on
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16 Jul 2010   #5

Win7 Pro 64

Thanks it worked ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !! +rep to both
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