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Sharing Win 8 & 7

Hi All,
I have a client who I need to share a folder on one desktop to another and secure it so no one else can get to it.  We are in a workgroup environment.  One  machine is Win 8, the other Win 7, both x64.  From Win 7 machine to Win 8, I can access the specific folder no problem.  I am unable to add anything to the folder from the Win 7 to Win 8 machine.  It says I don't have rights/permissions.  From the Win 8 machine, I can see the Win 7 folder, but am unable to open or add, etc. with it.

For sharing on both folders, I have everyone with full permissions, the local admin, and the local user also with full permissions.  I am not able to add either user to the folder share on it's opposite location.  Finally, when the sharing is setup right, I want to be able to remove the everyone group from both folders so that only the two users have any access to the folder.

Yes, I've missed something simple and need another pair of eyes on it.

Thanks.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make sure the Sharing Options (Network and Sharing Center) are set up for sharing.

Make sure the Network Card is on Private (Windows 8) and Home/Work (Window 7) and NOT Public in either case.

Determine who is mapping to who and the latter machine (mapping to this latter machine), set up a user name and password which is the same as the machine doing the mapping. Make sure this user has full rights to folder being shared.

This was a summary of necessary steps.

Now go to the mapping machine and type NET USE Z: \\othermachine\folder and authenticate. What message or error do you get.

... Thinkpads_User
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
go into advanced sharing, click on permissions and give full control (or at least change or write) sharing permissions.

are each user logging into the share with the other machines credentials?
Otherwise you need to add a user to each computer with a password and use that in the ntfs permissions AND the sharing permissions.
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jwhite273Author Commented:
Both of you pointed out something I missed so I'm splitting it.  Thanks to both of you for the kick in the memory.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@jwhite273 - Thank you and I was happy to help you with this.  I share my own Windows 7 desktop so that I can back up my Windows 8 laptop regularly with SyncBack.

.... Thinkpads_User
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