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Windows 7 file sharing HELP

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  • Configuration
  • Windows 7
  • Connection
  • File Sharing
  • Windows XP
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February 19, 2011 3:20:06 AM

Hi guys, I have 3 windows 7 computers and one windows xp machine that acts as our media server (With over 9 tb's of data). Me and my brother (Windows 7) can connect to the xp machine no problems, doesn't ask for a password or anything just does it, but I can't connect to my brothers and he can't connect to mine. So my question is, how can I share EVERYTHING with NO passwords or anything like that, I just want everything to be shared so everyone on my network can get to it, I just can't figure it out.

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April 13, 2012 9:24:50 AM

JDogg said:
Hi guys, I have 3 windows 7 computers and one windows xp machine that acts as our media server (With over 9 tb's of data). Me and my brother (Windows 7) can connect to the xp machine no problems, doesn't ask for a password or anything just does it, but I can't connect to my brothers and he can't connect to mine. So my question is, how can I share EVERYTHING with NO passwords or anything like that, I just want everything to be shared so everyone on my network can get to it, I just can't figure it out.


I am so frustrated - I have a similar environment and I don't want microsoft to protect me from myself or viruses I just want to share everything between all computers.

A google search reveals lots of people asking the same thing and no answers except people advising that to do that would be dangerous for virus spreading reasons. Well hey, if I get a virus/trojan on one machine, then I don't care that it's on all, since I just have to rinse and repeat separately.

I have come close to making all share by taking ownership of all folders in W7 machines, in a rather brute force way, but then various apps expect to see "system" as the owner of installation folders and fail in some nasty ways - Windows update also ends up having problems.

Has anyone found an elegant way of sharing everything?

Thanks

Alan
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April 17, 2012 6:40:03 AM

Right Click the folder to be shared, >>
Share With, >>
Specific People, >>
Add 'Everyone' to the list.
Done.

You can change their permission level there as well. With Read Only, or Read/Write, which is effectively full permission.
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April 17, 2012 6:52:13 AM

alacrity_nz said:
Has anyone found an elegant way of sharing everything?
If by elegant - do you mean easy?
Run a little windows based web server on a local IP based intranet.
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