Windows 7 sharing is the most complex crap to deal with... Here is my problem... I have multiple computers on a local network, dealing with only Windows 7 Ultimate. One is acting as a file server, others are workstations. The server has a 2nd hard drive, totally dedicated to files that are shared. That hard drive contains 3 folders, two of which I want to share with everyone on my local network, and I can get that done no problems. (I have shared each folder individually, they are not inherited sharing permissions from root). The third folder, I only want to share with one workstation, but no matter what I tried in the security/permissions options, it would either share the directory with everybody, or nobody at all... very frustrating... Lastly... and this is somewhat mind boggling... I had sharing turned on to that folder, on the workstation-I made a short cut to one of the files, I then turned off file sharing to that folder, the folder disappears from the network shares as expected... HOWEVER.. when I go back to the workstation, the short cut has added a f$ to the path.. IE... "\\server\f$\my docs", and the shortcut still works, and allows access to the file and any files within that folder.. through \\server\f$\ even though the folder is not even shared... this seems like a windows bug to me... the 'f' in that may be represenative of the drive letter (It's F: on the server).. but the $dollar sign and full access to the folder is baffling.. with sharing turned off. Ideally... I want this one single folder to be accessible to only one workstation computer.. through a username/password scenario.... is this asking to much? Why do they make this crap so difficult? I should be able to to right click.. share... what username.. what password.. boom done.