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How to share with anybody

  1. #1

    How to share with anybody


    Got a small WLAN network: PC and Dell XPS 15 laptop
    On the PC (W7) I've set Advanced Sharing to Anybody and Security cleared for Anybody too.
    However on the Dell (W8.1) I can't get this working the way I want:
    I have set C:\ to Anybody (Adv.Sharing),OK.
    On the Security tab I can add "Anybody" as authorization but after OK I get a whole lot of folders that can't be released, like Program Files etc.
    No need to point out the dangers of what I want, I don't care; I just want a system I have r/w access to all my files.
    Can this be done?
    Thanks for your thinking!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Try this:
    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    Just be careful not to take ownership of all of C: (or any system partition)

    Edit: I used it to take ownership of the Program Files 32 bit and 64 bit folders. Worked ok for me.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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