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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sharing and Permissions-Windows 7



 

Sharing and Permissions-Windows 7

Information

If you want to share files between other computers on your network and you are having issues accessing those files. You most likely are having a permissions issue.




Here's How:
 
To allow full access to files you are sharing you will need to follow these steps:

1. Right click the folder you wish to share and choose "Properties" from the list.
You should see:



2. Click the "Security" Tab
You should see:



3. Where it says "Group or user names:" If you DO NOT see "Everyone" in the box you will need to add it. (If you DO see it you need to modify it Skip to Step 5)
You should see:



4. If you DO NOT see "Everyone" listed you will need to click the "Edit" button under the "Groups or user names" box.
Like this:



5. In the next box that pops up click on the "Add..." button.
Like this:



6. Where it says "Enter the object names to select (examples):" Type "Everyone" without quotes. Click "OK".
Like this:

           

7. Back under the "Security" tab in the "Properties" dialog. Under the "Group or user names" box click the "Edit..." button. In the box that pops up click on "Everyone" and then check the "Allow" box for "Full control" Click "Apply" then click "OK".
Like this:


8. Now your Permissions are set properly you can set the folder to be shared. To do this you will need to click on the "Sharing" tab in the properties dialog next to the "Security" tab.
You should see:



9. Under the "Network File and Folder Sharing" box is a "Share..." button. Click it.
Like this:



10. In the box that pops up type in a name for the folder you are sharing. Click the "Share" button.
Like this:
           


11. In the next box that pops up click the "Done" button.
Like this:
           


You are all set. All users on your network can now fully access all files your sharing from the new shared folder.

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