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Solved: Public Folder Question

Discussion in 'Networking' started by o0madseason0o, May 15, 2010.

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  1. o0madseason0o

    o0madseason0o Thread Starter

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    Hi, this is may seem to be a bit of a dumb question but I'm having trouble figuring it out on my own. My wife and I have our own respective PCs both with Vista in our home. My PC has three Hard Disks in it. I have our computers networked together through a router. Now I have all of our photographs on one of the hard drives other than my primary OS hard drive to save space. Now I've recently tried to make a shortcut to the photographs on my secondary hard drive, in the public folder and my wife's computer doesn't "see" any shortcuts. Is there any way to run a shortcut to a different drive in the public folder or do I have to physically copy all the photos into the public folder on my primary hard drive in order to make them available via the network? Also does anything you put in your public folder make it so that it's physically taking up space twice on your HDD? Thanks for any help in advance! I appretiate it!
     
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    You can simply share the folder that the photos are in.

    In my network, since I have a "closed" network here, I share all the drives on all the machines, works just fine. :)
     
  3. o0madseason0o

    o0madseason0o Thread Starter

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    Oh okay, does that mean that as long as the folder is only put into the shared folder that it won't be taking up space on my primary drive?
     
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    o0madseason0o Thread Starter

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    Nevermind, I just realized all I had to do was right click the drive and say share. I can't believe I over looked that! Thanks anyways for the help.
     
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    Glad we could point you in the right direction. :D


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