Win 7 sharing question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Questor, May 7, 2010.

  1. Questor

    Questor Guest

    I realize this is a Vista group, but I can't seem to locate any MS Win7
    group with my NG reader (TB).

    On my Win7 machine (Win7 Home Premium)I have marked several folders as
    being shared, and they remain shared at all times, but there is
    absolutely NO indication of the folder being shared when viewed in
    Explorer on that computer. In previous versions of the OS there has
    been the 'palm-up hand" and the little 'whatever it is' in Vista but
    nothing in Win7. Is it something I have to turn on somewhere, or is it
    just that Win7 provides no visual indication of sharing on a folder?

    Questor, May 7, 2010
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    Questor Guest

    Questor, May 7, 2010
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    Dave Guest

    LOL, lots of sour grapes there....
    BTW, there will not be any MSFT newsgroups for Win 7, or for anything else

    Dave N.
    MS-MVP (Mail)
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Dave, May 7, 2010
  4. Questor

    Questor Guest

    I gathered that from the message from NNTP @ MS here in this NG. Darn
    shame. I purely do NOT like web interfaces to anything.

    Questor, May 7, 2010
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    Dave Guest

    I'm using the NNTP Bridge, which works pretty good. It allows me to read &
    post to the MSFT forums with Windows Live Mail. But I don't know it will
    continue to work in the future.
    Dave, May 7, 2010
  6. Hi
    Win 7 when configured on peer-to-peer Network, Win 7 has three types of
    Sharing configurations.
    Home Network = Works only between Win 7 computers. This type of
    configuration makes it very easy to Entry Level Users to start Network
    Work Network = Basically similar to the previous methods of sharing that let
    you control what, how, and to whom folders would be shared with.
    Public Sharing = Public Network (like Internet cafe) to reduce security
    The Work Network is the one that most of us are going (and need) to use.
    Win 7 Work Network's Sharing settings are in principle similar to Vista's
    configuration, some menus locations in Win 7 might be in different place,
    and look a little different, but it should not be a problem to adapt.
    Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
    traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
    be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
    on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
    Firewall instructions.
    General example,
    Win 7 -
    Win7 Work Network with a little visual help),
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    Windows XP File Sharing -;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing XP -
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
    When finished with the setting of the system it is advisable to Reboot all
    the hardware including Router and all computers involved.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
    Jack [MVP-Networking], May 7, 2010
  7. Questor

    Questor Guest

    Thanks for the info, Jack. I've never had a problem sharing between
    Win7, Vista and XP Pro anywhere on my home LAN. I was just cruising
    around my Win7 machine and noticed that there wasn't any indication of
    what folders were shared or not. This is what prompted my question.

    I now know that Win7 was deisgned to not show a shared folder - which is
    really, really, dumb.


    Questor, May 7, 2010
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    Questor Guest

    That makes no sense at all Bill. The displaying or not displaying of a
    sharing icon really has no bearing on anything except being able to
    glance at a page of folders in Win Explorer and see immediately which
    folders are shared and which aren't. Default settings don't come into
    play at all because the decision to leave the sharing overlay out

    Questor, May 8, 2010
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