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How do I make a shared folder public in Windows 7?

How do I make a shared folder public in Windows 7?

To share a folder using the Windows 7 sharing interface, perform the following steps. Create a new folder by clicking the Start Button and then click Computer. Double click on the C: drive. On the top toolbar, click File, New and then click Folder.

How do I access a shared file?

Right click on the Computer icon on the desktop. From the drop down list, choose Map Network Drive. Pick a drive letter that you want to use to access the shared folder and then type in the UNC path to the folder. UNC path is just a special format for pointing to a folder on another computer.

Can’t access network drive shared?

Turn on network discovery and file and printer sharing options by following these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Select Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings.
  3. Select Turn on network discovery.
  4. Select Turn on file and printer sharing under Private.
  5. Select Save changes.

How do I make a shared folder public?

How to enable Public folder

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Network and Share Center.
  4. On the left pane, click on Change advanced share settings.
  5. Expand All Networks.
  6. Make sure to select the Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders option.

How do you create a shared folder?

Creating a shared folder on a computer running Windows/Confirming a computer’s information

  1. Create a folder, just as you would create a normal folder, in a location of your choice on the computer.
  2. Right-click the folder, and then click [Sharing and Security].
  3. On the [Sharing] tab, select [Share this folder].

Why can’t I see shared folders on my Network?

Make sure Network discovery is enabled on all computers. Make sure File and printer sharing is enabled on all computers. Toggle Turn on password protected sharing to off and retest. Make sure you are logging in using the same account you entered when you added users to Share with.

Why can’t I access another computer on my Network?

You can head to Settings > Network & Internet > Sharing Options > Turn on network discovery to re-enable this, but Windows will helpfully provide a shortcut to enable it at the top of the File Explorer window. Press the yellow bar that appears at the top to bring up a quick options menu.

How do I find hidden shared drives?

Unhide a shared drive:

  1. In Drive, on the left, click Shared drives.
  2. At the top right, click Hidden shared drives.
  3. Right-click the shared drive that you want to show again, and select Unhide shared drive.

How to share files between Windows 10 and Windows 7?

If you Windows 10 has been updated to the new versions after April 2018 Update (version 1803), use the Share option to accomplish file sharing between Windows 7 and Windows 10: Step 1. Open File Explorer on Windows 7, select the folder or files that you want to share.

Where do I Find my shared folder in Windows 7?

To view the sharing details of a folder or file, open Windows Explorer by clicking on the Start button or Windows logo on the bottom-left corner of your screen. Click on your user name to display your folders and files. Click on any folder or file to display sharing details in the bottom window pane.

What’s the best way to share files and folders?

There are numerous different ways to share files and folders with other users and computers on your network. The ‘Share’ feature is certainly the simplest and most effective, but we can also use OneDrive or even set up more advanced sharing configurations using ‘Folder Sharing’. We will cover these below.

How do I add a shared folder to my clipboard?

Click on “E-mail” to send users a link to the shared folder if you have an e-mail program installed or click “Copy” to copy the displayed link to the Windows Clipboard and paste it into an e‑mail, instant message, or other program. Click “Done” to finish the process of adding a shared folder to the domain.

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