Windows 10: Possible to share a Library w/o homegroup?

  1.    02 Oct 2015 #1

    Possible to share a Library w/o homegroup?


    Finally found a use for a library. Can create it locally, but there's no share context. Can not use homegroup. Is shared/public library even possible?
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  2.    02 Oct 2015 #2

    Yes. Library's are for local use. i.e. create a new library called my temp, make it watch the c:\temp folder. From your workstation you could then click the library my temp and it will show you all of the files in the c:\temp folder.

    Now for other users\workstations to see the contents of your library, you will need to "SHARE" the c:\temp folder, and you can use a share name as "my temp" or any other name, and I would not use spaces as they can sometimes lead to other issues. This is the way I would do it.

    Hope it helps.
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  3.    02 Oct 2015 #3

    Maybe I'm missing something here. I can share "temp", but that's a folder, not a library.

    Additionally, in my case, I have 5 drives with 2 folders each as contents of the library. I actually want all the files presented in alpha order, no matter where they're physically located. I'm not seeing this. Have I misunderstood "library"?
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       02 Oct 2015 #4

    This is for 7 and 8 but should apply to 10 as well. How to Share Libraries Folders with the Sharing Wizard in Windows
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       02 Oct 2015 #5

    I'd wonder if it would be easier to share the actual Folders located in C:\Users\LOGGED-ON-USER\. I've always considered Libraries to be shortcuts to the actual locations.
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  6.    02 Oct 2015 #6

    What Berton said, A Library is nothing more than a shortcut to a windows folder. Then share the folder.
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