Trouble sharing a folder on Win 7 Pro
Posted on 2012-09-18
I am having a bit of trouble sharing a folder on a Windows 7 Pro machine. I have enabled "File Sharing" on the network options. Right clicked the folder and there are two options, "Share With" and the option I am most familiar with is to choose "Properties" then choose the "Sharing" tab. If I choose the person's name, then Windows says "Windows cannot find "Joan" I have made sure Joan was on the same Workgroup as the Win7 machine. The only way I have got the folder to share and map on "Joan" XP machine, was to share the folder with "Everyone" and give them Full Control. Not the best way I know. When I go to Joan's machine, I can map the drive by typing \\server\folder and then putting in the admin password to the server. It shares this way and reconnects at log on. I am pretty familiar with sharing folders on a server on a domain, but the Win7 and Workgroup have me somewhat confused. If you could point me in the correct procedure, I would appreciate it. Thanks.