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Share folder with specific users on windows 7 in workgroup

Hi there

I have an office with 14 user PCs in a workgroup. There is an additional machine that has shared folders that everyone can access. Which is fine. However, I am trying to setup a folder for accounts that only they can access.

I can either get everyone connecting or no-one connecting. Can you please advise.


PS. Accounts have one W7 and two XP machines
Windows 7Windows XPWindows Networking

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8/22/2022 - Mon

It cannot be done on a workgroup enviorment
This is what server based computing allows to do - share with permissions
There are excellent solutions from Microsoft - server 2012 essential for upto 25 users & foundation for upto 15 users
The pricing is very cheap compared to the full versions

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Hi David

Thanks for all the information. Because there are still XP machines on the network (old software that won't work in W7) I can't use Homegroup. So I think that I have convinced them that a different machine is required. That way I can separate the Accounts and everyone else.
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