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# 162087 28-Jan-2015 18:52
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Hello, within Windows 8.1, I right click on a folder, choose share with - specific people - everyone. It then says 'your folder is shared' and give me the UNC path to the share.
Then I go in to computer management, click on shares, however I do not see the share.
I find I have to create the share via computer management or create it using 'advanced sharing' to get it to show up.
Why is that ?

Thanks for any help.

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  # 1224620 29-Jan-2015 11:33
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To be honest, Win PC to PC sharing is still a bit of a mess. Its not user friendly, and can sometimes be an absolute pain to get working .
It still has the same PC to PC sharing bugs that were there since Vista.
eg mapped drives not being saved or not working correctly on reboot, drives (stupidly) mapped as say  E or F stopping USB sticks working, issues totally removing share passwords

I dont think MS care, since sharing works really well on Server based networks.

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  # 1224626 29-Jan-2015 11:45
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Agreed that sharing is rubbish on Windows, especially if you want to restrict access, given the lack of a centralised user directory.

Hit start, run, type \\(your IP or computer name\ and see if the share shows up there. I never looked in control panel for shares.


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  # 1225671 30-Jan-2015 21:30
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if you set up a 'homegroup' then sharing is easier on home peer-to-peer networks.


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  # 1225676 30-Jan-2015 21:43
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No need for homegroups at all.



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  # 1225775 31-Jan-2015 10:14
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Spyware: No need for homegroups at all.

care to explain how then

i couldnt get my win7 and win8.1 comptuers to share with out using home groups.

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