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# 32071 10-Apr-2009 18:28
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Hi Folks,

My laptop on windows 7 can see my Xp shares easily, but what's the easiest way to make a windows 7 folder viewable to XP?

I figured out to disable the password protection on windows 7 and it made the windows 7 public folders viewable finally.

I can now drop folders into the public folders but i dont want to do that. I would like to be able, like XP, just right click any folder, make visible to the network and thats it, done!

The folder right click options in windows 7 are a bit confusing, because you have right "share with.. nobody, homegroup etc, then there's the sharing option in properties, it asks for people to add so i add "homegroup"..

is "homegroup" the same as your network's workgroup name?

so easy to configure on XP but finding 7 not as easy.

thanks in advance for any assistance

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Master Geek

  # 206383 10-Apr-2009 19:34
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If you want no password/access controls then you can do this.

On the folders that you want to share, right click then click share with specific people, and included the group 'Everyone' from the drop down menu.

And then basically take off password access and change it from homegroup to the other one. I have got several folders shared with both XP and Vista comps so might be able to help out if these instructions are not clear

Hope this helps


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