Can't share files on desktop pc with laptop

  1. Posts : 43
    windows 10

    Can't share files on desktop pc with laptop

    I'm trying to enable sharing of files located on my win10 (version 1903 OS build 18362.418) desktop pc with my win7 laptop.
    Instructions are:

    1. Right-click or press a file, select Give access to > Specific people
    2. Select a file, select the Share tab at the top of File Explorer, and then in the Share with section select Specific people.

    The person I'm interested in providing sharing privileges has a name on my laptop, but i not recognized by my desktop.

    How do I make him visible?
    Or, else, how do I enable sharing under these circumstances?
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  2. Posts : 6,919
    windows 10

    First off have you setup a share on a folder and given everyone rights then set NTFS permission on the folder?
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  3. Posts : 43
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I did provide everyone share permission, but file to set NTFS permission. Even though my laptop is on the same network as my desktop, it isn't there when I try to add it.
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  4. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110

    Please read this and see if it helps you File and Folder Basic NTFS Permissions
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  5. Posts : 43
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Still wondering. Restricting permission to a specific user

    Add "everyone" to the list of permissions enables running stuff from my desktop on my laptop. Still, this is an open gate' open to any intruder. I'm looking for a way to a much narrower door, to a specific user who is listed on my laptop.
    Is there way to do it?
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  6. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Hi chermesh, Brink's tutorial below has different options for this. I am no expert but was wondering if Option 7. Share Folder or Drive using Advanced Sharing might help.

    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 43
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Works only for "Everyone"

    Hi Ethel,
    Can't share files on desktop pc with laptop-sharing.jpg

    As you can see, the sharing option is no solution. It's available only to the "Everyone" category.
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  8. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Helllo @chermesh,

    Since this is for sharing between a Windows 7 and Windows 10 PC, you may need to enable SMB1 on the Windows 10 PC if you haven't already from step 2 option 1 below in first link.

    Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable SMB1 File Sharing Protocol in Windows
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