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Selective sharing

  1. #1


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    Selective sharing

    My wife and I each have Vista Home 32bit laptops which are securely networked through a wireless router. Utilizing our private network, were are able to share and sync files and folders. However, when I configure our folders to be shared, the lists of people to share with do not include each other's computers. Therefore, I opt to share with "Everyone."

    While this configuration is suitable for our secured home network, it will not be acceptable for the network I will soon be accessing as part of my MBA program. The files we share are private and though I do want to be able to share files and folders with my classmates, I do not want the personal folders I share with my wife made available over the class network.

    How can I add a networked computer to my shared list so that I can set permissions only for that computer to access my files? Also, am I correct in my understanding that if I enable file sharing over the school's network, any folder which is enabled to share with "Everyone" will be made publicly available?

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  2. #2


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Selective sharing

    In this case, you should create the same username on both computer and
    assign permissions accordingly. Also remember to remove the everyone from
    the sharing and security.

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    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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    http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "mbkesti" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:5e132818039423ef199bd39b8b072323@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > My wife and I each have Vista Home 32bit laptops which are securely
    > networked through a wireless router. Utilizing our private network,
    > were are able to share and sync files and folders. However, when I
    > configure our folders to be shared, the lists of people to share with do
    > not include each other's computers. Therefore, I opt to share with
    > "Everyone."
    >
    > While this configuration is suitable for our secured home network, it
    > will not be acceptable for the network I will soon be accessing as part
    > of my MBA program. The files we share are private and though I do want
    > to be able to share files and folders with my classmates, I do not want
    > the personal folders I share with my wife made available over the class
    > network.
    >
    > How can I add a networked computer to my shared list so that I can set
    > permissions only for that computer to access my files? Also, am I
    > correct in my understanding that if I enable file sharing over the
    > school's network, any folder which is enabled to share with "Everyone"
    > will be made publicly available?
    >
    >
    > --
    > mbkesti

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Jack \(MVP-Networking\). Guest

    Re: Selective sharing

    Hi
    A simple solution is to open new folders that are not under the public
    sharing and set their permissions as you wish.
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

    "mbkesti" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:5e132818039423ef199bd39b8b072323@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > My wife and I each have Vista Home 32bit laptops which are securely
    > networked through a wireless router. Utilizing our private network,
    > were are able to share and sync files and folders. However, when I
    > configure our folders to be shared, the lists of people to share with do
    > not include each other's computers. Therefore, I opt to share with
    > "Everyone."
    >
    > While this configuration is suitable for our secured home network, it
    > will not be acceptable for the network I will soon be accessing as part
    > of my MBA program. The files we share are private and though I do want
    > to be able to share files and folders with my classmates, I do not want
    > the personal folders I share with my wife made available over the class
    > network.
    >
    > How can I add a networked computer to my shared list so that I can set
    > permissions only for that computer to access my files? Also, am I
    > correct in my understanding that if I enable file sharing over the
    > school's network, any folder which is enabled to share with "Everyone"
    > will be made publicly available?
    >
    >
    > --
    > mbkesti

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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