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Public folder moved to another directory no longer Public

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    Public folder moved to another directory no longer Public

    I have a new computer with Vista Home Premium and I moved some of the Public Folders (Public Documents, Music, Pictures) from C to D, as instructed by Microsoft at this link When you try to move a public folder in Windows Vista, the Move button may be missing

    I want to be able to share these folders from their new location with the other computers in my home network, so I turned on the Public Folder sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

    However, in the Network and Sharing Center the only public folders recognized are the ones still at the original location - C:\Users\Public\Favorites and C:\ ...\Public Desktop (hidden files) and ...\Recorded TV.

    I have spent a few hours searching for the answer to this on the internet. In this version of Vista Home Premium, there is NOTthe option to change the letter of the directory in the registry by changing the key called public as suggested by the How To Geek at this link Move the Public Folder in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

    How To Geek says:
    "Browse down to this key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    You should see a key called Public. Double-click it to open it and change it to D:\Public, or whatever location you want to move the public folder to."
    Note - Vista Home Premium does NOT have a Public key.

    Does anyone else have any other ideas?

    Thanks so much in advance.

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    Re: Public folder moved to another directory no longer Public

    Quote Originally Posted by vistabegood View Post
    I have a new computer with Vista Home Premium and I moved some of the Public Folders (Public Documents, Music, Pictures) from C to D, as instructed by Microsoft at this link When you try to move a public folder in Windows Vista, the Move button may be missing

    I want to be able to share these folders from their new location with the other computers in my home network, so I turned on the Public Folder sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

    However, in the Network and Sharing Center the only public folders recognized are the ones still at the original location - C:\Users\Public\Favorites and C:\ ...\Public Desktop (hidden files) and ...\Recorded TV.

    I have spent a few hours searching for the answer to this on the internet. In this version of Vista Home Premium, there is NOTthe option to change the letter of the directory in the registry by changing the key called public as suggested by the How To Geek at this link Move the Public Folder in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

    How To Geek says:
    "Browse down to this key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    You should see a key called Public. Double-click it to open it and change it to D:\Public, or whatever location you want to move the public folder to."
    Note - Vista Home Premium does NOT have a Public key.

    Does anyone else have any other ideas?

    Thanks so much in advance.

    If you open Windows Explorer and right click on the directory that you want to share. Select Share from the popup menu and then click on the Advanced Sharing button. In the Advanced Sharing dialogue, select Share this folder. If you want sharing users to be able to add or delete files then click on permissions and make sure that the Group Everyone has Full Control selected.

    I hope this helps.

    UKMedia

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    Re: Public folder moved to another directory no longer Public

    Thanks for that speedy response UKMedia!

    I right clicked on the public directory in D, selected share (there was no Advanced Sharing button), and selected Share This Folder. After requesting permission to continue, the folder was renamed Public2 and is now apparently available for sharing. I received links to email to other users.

    That should work I think. I'll know for sure later when my husband and daughter return home.

    Thanks again!!

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