Windows 7 and 8 sharing files

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  1. nzskiing

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    Hi there,
    I have a desktop running Windows 7 and a laptop running Windows 8, I am also in a homegroup. Now I want to be able to share my hard drive on both computers with each other but not allow anyone else to view it. I would also like to allow read and write access for both computers too.
    How can i do this?

    Thanks
     
  2. ussnorway

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    Awesome thank you so much
     
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    You only told us about those two systems... what other computers are on the homegroup?

    If windows 7 controls the homegroup then 8 can't see it and if 8 controls it then 7 can't... the two systems don't snyc. The work around I posted is to allow a folder to be usable from both 7 and 8... I show the default 'everyone' setup but you could adjust that to whatever group or computer needs to be included or disallowed.

    p.s. the point of a homegroup is to make file sharing workable... a server is best if you want to control whom can or can't see those files but that also adds lag to the network.
     
  6. nzskiing

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    I understand homegroups but i don't want anyone else on my homegroup being able to see my files. Having a password on ti would work fine too but no idea how to do that
     
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    Awesome solution you have told ussnorway, I would also try this.
     
  8. nzskiing

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    Still never got a solution, still remains unsolved.........
     
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    Tell Microsoft about it mate... they did it by design.
     
  10. nzskiing

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    I have they don't even know whats wrong either lol
     
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    lol that sounds about right for Microsoft.
     
  12. nzskiing

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    Pretty much.
     

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