Windows 10: Shared Folders Solved


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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       01 Nov 2017 #1

    Shared Folders


    Do any of you know how to rename a shared folder?
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       01 Nov 2017 #2

    If your talking about the name on one of the guest computers you can easily change the name by right clicking on the folder and select rename.

    If your talking about the name on the host computer I am pretty sure you will break the share on guest computers. Windows will give you a warning if you try to rename a shared folder. If you do change the name you will have to right click and select " Properties " then select share to share it again.

    I usually right click on shared drives that I want to find easily and select " Map network drive " when in file explorer and clicking on " Network ", This way they show up in file explorer under "This PC"

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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       02 Nov 2017 #3

    You mean this: The name of the shared folder ? Then Add a new Name then hi-lite the old name from drop down list, click Remove.
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  4. Posts : 427
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       02 Nov 2017 #4

    topgundcp said: View Post
    You mean this: The name of the shared folder ? Then Add a new Name then hi-lite the old name from drop down list, click Remove.
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    I Think that worked topgun. I was afraid if I did remove, it would delete the contents of the folder. I'm not thru yet. When I get thru with all of them, I'll re post. Thanks.
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  5. Posts : 427
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       03 Nov 2017 #5

    All is well.
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