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Libraries duplicate outside library on remote PC

  1. #11


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    Correct on sharing an external drive.

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  2. #12


    Hey Shawn, i think its going to work... i'm almost finished restoring what belongs in that folder and so far im seeing it all on the laptop. I probably wont bother dumping it all in a library then. Oh btw, how come i see the host's libraries for Docs, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos when I've only enabled "Music" in the Homegroup setup?
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  3. #13


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    The default libraries will still show up, but you shouldn't be able to access them if sharing to the homegroup for them is turned off on that PC.
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  4. #14


    Hmm, well i just double checked and the only switch that is enabled in my Homegroup (from the Start screen PC Settings...) is Music, yet I can still access Docs, Pics, Vids too on the laptop... oh and even a Downloads (for which there is no switch in Homegroup settings when going thru Start screen)....

    Thoughts?

    EDITED: OK double Hmmmm- if I check my Homegroup settings via Control Panel, the settings do NOT match/sync the ones I set with the Start Screen switches. Here they are all shared except Documents. So this is one inconcistency. While I thought this explained something, its even more confusing because this Documents which is not shared anywhere is still accessible on my laptop! Argh....
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  5. #15


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    Odd. What happens when you set the sharing setting to "Not sharing" for it?

    File Sharing - "Share with" & "Stop Sharing" in Windows 8
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  6. #16


    Your reply brings up an interesting question:

    If I want to stop sharing, does it make a difference if I go to "Documents" under Homegroup or "Documents" under This PC?
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  7. #17


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    It should stop it from being shared by the homegroup as well.
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  8. #18


    Right, I just realized that there is no option to stop sharing it in the Homegroup on the host PC. So I stopped sharing it... tried 3 times actually. Twice by right-click method, and once by ribbon method. It launches the Stop Sharing... window and after 15 seconds or so, that window just closes without confirming that its no longer being shared. When I go to the laptop I can still access the Docs.

    Docs are set to not sharing in all 3 places on the host (Win 8 interface, Control Panel, and manually set as described above)
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  9. #19


    Is it possible that somehow they are bypassing Homegroup settings? I mean, on my laptop I also see Desktop, Documents, and Downloads (all regular folders, not libraries) and i dont remember this being part of the Homegroup options...

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  10. #20


    Bump!
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