Choosing NTFS permissions for shared drives on a local private network

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    Choosing NTFS permissions for shared drives on a local private network


    I FINALLY figured out the solution to getting access to the shared drives on my desktop PC. I had to set the NTFS permissions to include "Everyone".

    But what if I don't wan't to allow everyone on the network access to these files, and only the user account on my laptop instead?

    When searching through the principal groups in the NTFS permissions for drives located on the desktop, my laptop user account isn't listed as a choice. Choosing "Authenticated Users" or "Administrators" does not allow for network access. The only way I've managed to give my laptop access to the drives on my desktop through the local private network, has been to set the NTFS permissions for those drives to include "Everyone". Is there a better way?

    Thanks.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    How many people we talking about? Four / five or twenty?
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    Just me on the laptop. Oher devices are connected through media streaming, which worked fine without giving "Everyone" access.

    When adding a user group in the advanced permission settings, there is a "Location" button. But when I select it, only the desktop-pc appears, so I can't select the laptop in order to choose a user group from there. Not sure how that should work.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Not following.

    If there are four or five people (could be more) you can give each of them a user name and password on the device from which the shares will occur. Then you can be very specific about what file get shared with who as you will use their user name and not the user "Everyone".
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    Maybe you don't understand what I'm saying.
    The user names from my laptop don't appear in the permissions list for drives on the desktop. Only user groups from the desktop appear in permissions for the desktop. That's why I was asking about the "Locations" button. If I could change the location from the Desktop-PC to the Laptop-PC, maybe I could access those other user names/groups?
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Sorry been away.

    You are right I don't understanding.

    Here is the sharing tutorial with some settings to check.

    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10

    Yes your desktop will not show your user account on your laptop. The desktop is unaware of what user are on your laptop.

    You could create a User id on the desktop that mimicks your laptop and then log into this account from your laptop.
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    sleepless said: View Post
    Maybe you don't understand what I'm saying.
    The user names from my laptop don't appear in the permissions list for drives on the desktop..
    That is correct. The desktop has no way of knowing the accounts on another PC. When you connect from the laptop to the desktop by default the laptop will pass on to the desktop the name and password of the account you are signed in to on the laptop. If this matches a local account on the desktop you will connect, and have the permissions associated with that local desktop account.

    One way to achieve your aims is to create a local account on the desktop with the same name and password as you laptop account. You can then assign permissions to that local desktop account which will apply when you connect from the account of the same name on the laptop.


    Another way is to connect to the desktop using different credentials, then provide a name and password that does exist on the desktop. Here's how you do that when mapping a drive. Tick the box to 'Connect using different credentials'....

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    ...then provide a name/password for one of the desktop accounts.

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    Personally, I use the same name and password for my accounts on each of my machines, so I don't need to use different credentials to connect.
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