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Sharing Files between 2 Windows7 Computers.





Possum
Hi

Back in XP days all I had to do was right click a folder and click Share and I could share all my files among my computers. Now I have Windows 7 computers and they refuse to allow sharing of files. Even the simple process of right clicking and Sharing files is complicated.

All my computers have the same workgroup name.

They do see each other. I can share files in the Users\Public folder

But I really need to share selected folders and YES whole drives as well. I have spent several hours trying before I posted here.


thx....
badai
it's the same thing.

right click and share. to give a name to the shared folder, use advanced share.

you need to login using the account that already exist in the host computer. by default you will only have read access.
cybersa
Are you getting error while sharing?
What you did?Explain bit more.
Peterssidan
It probably doesn't let you share everything because that could be a security problem. You probably need admin rights to do that.
Possum
I created and named on both computers a workgroup called mshome. Now Ive got sharing going... But It all seems hit or miss. But it is working.
badai
workgroup is so 1998. starting from Win2k (or XP), you just need to be in the same subnet.

just share a folder on host computer, then from client, just click start, run, and type \\computer_name\share_folder or \\IP_address\share_folder and it the share folder exist, it will prompt for username and password (if you happened to use different credential on client computer)
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