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How to let Windows 7 & 8 (in workgroup) share files with WRITE/MODIFY access?

I have a Windows 7 desktop and a Windows 8 laptop and I'd like to be able to modify files on either from either. Currently I can only READ the shared files/dirs on both.

Help files are totally unhelpful.

Please help.
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    You need change the read/write permission in the setting. Check the link for info. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/File-sharing-essentials
  2. cin19 said:
    You need change the read/write permission in the setting. Check the link for info. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/File-sharing-essentials


    OK, I figured out that I was trying to share a drive and it wouldn't let me - I had to share each folder separately (pain in the butt) to get it to work. Thanks for the posted link though.

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    I've seen that page, but I don't get the same drop down that allows Homegroup (read/write)/workgroup sharing.

    Should I be in a homegroup/workgroup or what ?

    When I try to change my advanced sharing settings, the only Location that shows up is the local computer, so I'm unable to add user\computer type sharing. If I could get Location to see the other computer, I could probably get the share settings right for read/write.

    My Windows 7 Pro desktop shows workgroup=WORKGROUP homegroup=joined
    My Windows 8 Basic laptop shows workgroup=WORKGROUP homegroup=joined

    Still at a loss with this complicated/not straight-forward sharing on Windows.
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