Folder share on a user basis

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Tony Marcus, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Tony Marcus

    Tony Marcus Guest

    Hello Guy's,

    This is my problem, I have 2 Vista computers, one a Desktop and the other a
    laptop. I would like to share certain folders on my Desktop with my lap top,
    but only when logged on as said User.

    If I right click the folder I would like to share on my desktop and click
    share it brings me a drop down box to chose who to share with, if I just
    click share with out adding users I can see the folder on laptop but not open
    it.

    If I do the above and add guest it will allow me to open folder as I want to
    do but when I do this it shows the folder when I log on to Guest account, I
    use the Guest account when my Niece uses PC to stop her deleting and changing
    things (she's at that ages :)). If I add network then I can view and open
    folder across any networked PC.

    I think I need to add my laptop to the list of people to share with but what
    do I type :-

    What I want to do is access certain folders on my HOMEBUILD PC with Laptop
    when I'm logged on to my account on laptop, when someone else is logged on to
    laptop I don't want them to beable to open/modify files.

    The Desktop is called HOMEBUILD and my account is Tony
    The laptop is called LAPTOP-PC and the account is also Tony
    The Workgroup is called WORKGROUP on both PC's

    I have tried \HOMEBUILD\Tony , \\HOMEBUILD\Tony, Laptop-PC\Tony and so on
    but it says unable to locate.

    Does anyone have any idea on what I'm doing wrong.

    Thanks

    Tony
     
    Tony Marcus, Feb 3, 2008
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  2. The security does depend on users not computers. For example, you want to
    Tony access folder A and Bob access folder B on a remote computer. The
    client computer and remote computer need to have the same username such as
    bob and tony. This post may help too.

    Vista common issue - can see but ...Vista Permission IssuesVista common
    issue - can see but access ... So, the common issues sharing are 1) you may
    be able to see it but access. ...
    www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=450


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    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Feb 4, 2008
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