Common shared folder with "limewire" between two user accounts.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Bartholomew, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Bartholomew

    Bartholomew Guest

    Common shared folder with "limewire" between two user accounts.

    I have limewire installed and would like to share the same files, from the
    same folder regardless of which user is logged in.

    Everything seemed easy as i tried to place the shared folder in the public
    folder. but when i select it in limewire, the program says the folder is
    invalid or i do not have permission to write to it.

    I suppose what i am asking is, how do i change permission to the folders.

    Thanks in advance
     
    Bartholomew, Oct 18, 2006
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  2. It would be much easier to share a folder outside of your user profile. Why
    not create a folder like "C:\Downloads" and direct Limewire to use it for
    downloading all of your completely legal files (sorry, couldn't resist)?

    If both users have admin rights, you should both be able to access it with
    no changes.
     
    Michael O''''Malley, Oct 18, 2006
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  3. Bartholomew

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    It would be much easier to share a folder outside of your user profile.
    The Public folder is intended for this purpose, but following this
    suggestion will work as well.
    This does not hold true in Windows Vista, since limewire does not run with
    administrator rights by default. You will need to modify permissions to
    allow this to work. To change permission on the folder:

    - Browse to the folder you need access to
    - Right-click it
    - Click Properties
    - Click security tab
    - Click Edit
    - Click Add
    - Type: Users
    - Press enter
    - Click the checkbox under Allow next to Full control
    - Click OK
    - Click OK
     
    Jimmy Brush, Oct 18, 2006
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