Sharing folders on home network in Windows 7

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Hi Guys,

I want to share a folder I have in my PC, with my sister over the network. How do I do this? I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium, she is on windows 7 too. Thanks in advance!

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Answered By 0 points N/A #87132

Sharing folders on home network in Windows 7

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Hi DJ,

That would be very easy, assuming you are both on the same home network. Please do the following steps:

1. Right click on the folder you want to share.

2. Look for the option "Share with".

3. You will see 3 options:

  1. Nobody – You will not be sharing the folder
  2. Homegroup (read) – You will share the folder, and they will only be able to read the files (aka access it)
  3. Homegroup (read/write) – You will share the folder, and they can modify anything inside the folder.

4. Since you will be at your home network, I suggest choosing the 2nd option. So they can only GET files from you, and NOT MODIFY them.

5. Once you make your selection, to confirm your selection, RIGHT click the folder again.

6. Select Properties.

7. Click the Sharing Tab, then click on SHARE.

8. A window will popup showing you the people you are sharing the folder with, and their access level (Read or Read/Write).

Let me know if it worked.

 

Answered By 110 points N/A #87133

Sharing folders on home network in Windows 7

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Yes, we are on the same network. So its confirmed that READ only, allows them to copy/view the files and not modify them? Also I don't need to manually add people to share, if ever they connect to my network with this setting? I usually have my friends over the weekend and we love to trade files and stuff.

Answered By 0 points N/A #87134

Sharing folders on home network in Windows 7

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No, as long as it is set to READ, it means they can only get files from the folder. Adding/Editing files TO the folder will not be allowed. And yes, as long as you're friends have access to your homegroup, you won't need to manually add them to the folder since they will already be able to see it. Were you able to follow the steps? Has the folder been shared?

Answered By 110 points N/A #87135

Sharing folders on home network in Windows 7

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Gotcha. I think I got it now. Thanks for the steps.

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