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File sharing on Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by texdwu, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. texdwu

    texdwu Thread Starter

    Jan 22, 2011
    I got 2 PCs (A & B) both running Windows 7 ultimate networked through an ADSL2+ router. On PC A, I have a folder X. On PC B, I got two user accounts: 1 and 2. I wanted to share folder X on PC A with PC B user 1 but not user 2. How do I implement it?? Thanks a lot for your great help!

    I have tried to set up a share of X, however, Both user 1 and 2 on PC B will have access to it. I can not differentiate them.
  2. omuyelijah


    Jan 10, 2006

    To connect to systems on win 7 to share folders, they need to belong to thesame home group.
    What you do is enter Control Panel > Network. Click the HomeGroup Link. Tick the libraries to share. Follow on and click Apply. It will generate a homegroup password. copy this password to use on the second system.

    Now on the 2nd system, go to Control Panel > Network. It should have detected the created home group. follow it up until it gets to the area where u put the password from the first system. enter it and apply. This should be ok.

    Finally, on the 1st pc, copy the folder u want to share to the document library that has been shared so u get to access it from the second system from network icon.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    You don't have to use homegroups, and to restrict file sharing to only certain user(s) I think you probably do not want to use homegroups.

    On PC A use password protected sharing and give your password to user 1 but not to user 2. Better is ...

    On PC A create an account for user 1 (if it doesn't already exist) then assign the desired permissions for folder X to user 1, but not to everyone.
  4. davehc

    davehc Retired Trusted Advisor

    Oct 4, 2006
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    You can also copy the files you wish to share over to the "Public folder" You will find, I hope, that is all that is required. No libraries etc.
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