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Windows 8.1 My Pictures Folder your folder can't be shared

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    Windows 8.1 My Pictures Folder your folder can't be shared


    Hi, I'm trying to open My Pictures on my wife's laptop but I get this error message Your folder can't be shared. This also happens to other folders on the laptop. I've tried to change Security Settings but it usually leads me to an endless layer of pop ups which finally ends with me being unable to change the setting. This is my wife's private home laptop and you can just imagine how important it is to be able to view pictures and videos of our grandchildren. I just need to relax the high security settings and make this work. Any help at all would be so appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Gerald

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe take ownership of the folder---

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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    windows 8.1

    Solved my Pictures folder can't be Shared


    David,

    Thank you so much! This did the trick and it was painlessly easy. Many thanks once again!

    Gerald
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by gdimauro View Post
    David,

    Thank you so much! This did the trick and it was painlessly easy. Many thanks once again!

    Gerald
    Glad I could help.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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