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    Pictures shared between Windows 7 PC


    So, my friend has a Surface Pro that I setup for her and such. And a 'old' Windows 7 Laptop PC.
    I noticed today that on the Surface Pro, it has access to all of the photos on the Windows 7 PC over the internet.

    Not over local network, but over the actual internet, miles and miles away.

    I did install Skydrive on the Win 7 Laptop, as well as Skydrive in the Win 8 stuff.
    But these photos are NOT on the Skydrive.

    How did the Surface get access to these photos? Does it have access to other things? How do I manage this access?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enahs View Post
    So, my friend has a Surface Pro that I setup for her and such. And a 'old' Windows 7 Laptop PC.
    I noticed today that on the Surface Pro, it has access to all of the photos on the Windows 7 PC over the internet.

    Not over local network, but over the actual internet, miles and miles away.

    I did install Skydrive on the Win 7 Laptop, as well as Skydrive in the Win 8 stuff.
    But these photos are NOT on the Skydrive.

    How did the Surface get access to these photos? Does it have access to other things? How do I manage this access?!
    In case you weren't aware, SkyDrive has a built in feature that allows you to access your PC at home, you can disable this feature in the SkyDrive options.

    You can read about this feature in the link.
    How To Access Files Remotely With Microsoft SkyDrive -
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Pictures shared between Windows 7 PC
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