Sharing ONE and only ONE folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by geircito, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. geircito

    geircito Guest

    This is my scenario:

    I'm running Win XP on one computer and Vista on another.
    On the Vista computer I create a new folder on my desktop called "Test".
    I right-click this folder and share it.

    From my XP computer I open my network and get access to my Vista computer.

    Then something strange happens:
    From my XP computer I can see the Vista computer and I can see one folder
    called "Users". Inside this folder I can see and access a lot of folders. I
    can locate the new folder I created in Vista ("Test") under
    "\\VistaPC\Users\MyUserName\Desktop". But I can ALSO see and get access to
    all the other folders on my desktop, not only the "Test" folder I created

    I haven't created a share to "Users". I haven't created a share to all of my
    folders on my desktop - ONLY to the "Test" folder.

    Can someone explain to me why this is happening??

    If I do the opposite, that is create a folder on my desktop on my XP
    computer then I can see and access THAT folder from my Vista PC, but ONLY
    this folder and no others.
    geircito, Oct 28, 2006
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  2. geircito

    Jimmy Brush Guest


    This is the "new" way sharing is done in Windows Vista.

    To share a folder "Windows XP" style:

    - right-click the folder
    - click Properties
    - Click the Sharing tab
    - Click Advanced Sharing
    - Check Share this folder
    - If you want to customize the share, you may do so
    - Click OK
    - Click OK
    Jimmy Brush, Oct 29, 2006
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