Can't share files on desktop pc with laptop


  1. Posts : 43
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       #1

    Can't share files on desktop pc with laptop


    Hi,
    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 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...over-a-network 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. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,209
    windows 10
       #2

    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
       #3

    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. Jacee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,606
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.928
       #4

    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
       #5

    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. ethel's Avatar
    Posts : 1,496
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    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
       #7

    Works only for "Everyone"


    Hi Ethel,
    Thanks.
    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. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
       #8

    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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