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Sharing drive over network to non-local users

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    I never saw the Op asking about the Public folders, I believe you brought that up.
    That's right. I brought it up because
    His impression is not correct
    Anyway, it doesn't matter as essentially sharing Users is the same as sharing Public only with more hassles and pitfalls and therefore less benefits.
    Yes it's much safer because the clients will only have access to the folders which are placed into the Public folders.

    I try to get people to use the Public folders but they never seem to understand what I'm saying or they just don't want to because they aren't familiar with using them.

    All they have to do is enable sharing for the Public folder>sharing tab>advanced and go to the advanced sharing settings and turn on network discovery and file and printer sharing for the Guest and Public folders.

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  2. #12

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    Windows 8.0 x64

    Yeah. It doesn't help that MS keeps changing the names of stuff for no good reason I can think of. Mshome to Workgroup, users all users blah blah. Then again, if I was working for some housecall PC repair outfit and getting paid to drive out and fix people up then....
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