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Public Folder v Sharing

  1. #1


    Rat_uk Guest

    Public Folder v Sharing

    If i put things in the public folder does it double the amount of files on
    my PC?

    eg. i copy all my music files to public 20gb then becomes 40gb of music or
    does it simply point to the location of the music files?


    i want to share with 2 other computers on the network but neither have an
    account on the master computer. can i allow them access to shared folders if
    they are not an account holder on the main computer?

    steve.






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  2. #2


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Public Folder v Sharing

    They don't have to have a user account on the main computer. You are only
    using a Local Area Network

    But can't help without more info.

    You don't say what OS the computers are running, Vista or Vista/XP combination

    "Rat_uk" wrote:

    > If i put things in the public folder does it double the amount of files on
    > my PC?
    >
    > eg. i copy all my music files to public 20gb then becomes 40gb of music or
    > does it simply point to the location of the music files?
    >
    >
    > i want to share with 2 other computers on the network but neither have an
    > account on the master computer. can i allow them access to shared folders if
    > they are not an account holder on the main computer?
    >
    > steve.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


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  3. #3


    Rat_uk Guest

    Re: Public Folder v Sharing

    one is xp the others are vista
    "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A39110F3-A70F-42AD-823D-F960DD69CA86@microsoft.com...
    > They don't have to have a user account on the main computer. You are only
    > using a Local Area Network
    >
    > But can't help without more info.
    >
    > You don't say what OS the computers are running, Vista or Vista/XP
    > combination
    >
    > "Rat_uk" wrote:
    >
    >> If i put things in the public folder does it double the amount of files
    >> on
    >> my PC?
    >>
    >> eg. i copy all my music files to public 20gb then becomes 40gb of music
    >> or
    >> does it simply point to the location of the music files?
    >>
    >>
    >> i want to share with 2 other computers on the network but neither have an
    >> account on the master computer. can i allow them access to shared folders
    >> if
    >> they are not an account holder on the main computer?
    >>
    >> steve.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>



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  4. #4


    Mick Murphy Guest

    Re: Public Folder v Sharing

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/net.../vista_fp.mspx

    The above link is all about file and printer sharing in Vista; direct from
    the horse's mouth, microsoft!

    Hope it helps!

    "Rat_uk" wrote:

    > one is xp the others are vista
    > "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:A39110F3-A70F-42AD-823D-F960DD69CA86@microsoft.com...
    > > They don't have to have a user account on the main computer. You are only
    > > using a Local Area Network
    > >
    > > But can't help without more info.
    > >
    > > You don't say what OS the computers are running, Vista or Vista/XP
    > > combination
    > >
    > > "Rat_uk" wrote:
    > >
    > >> If i put things in the public folder does it double the amount of files
    > >> on
    > >> my PC?
    > >>
    > >> eg. i copy all my music files to public 20gb then becomes 40gb of music
    > >> or
    > >> does it simply point to the location of the music files?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> i want to share with 2 other computers on the network but neither have an
    > >> account on the master computer. can i allow them access to shared folders
    > >> if
    > >> they are not an account holder on the main computer?
    > >>
    > >> steve.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >


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