Network directory sharing
Posted on 2013-12-05
I have forgotten how I set up my main data storing directories on my Microsoft Windows 7 home office peer to peer network and would welcome guidance on how I achieved the following method of sharing directories across the network, as I would like to replicate it.
I am the business owner and main user and have admin privileges. I have never knowingly created any login script, and have only ever used the GUI, not the command prompt, to establish file sharing.
In the Network section of File Manager showing on Computer named FIONA, there are the 4 computers named on the network, including FIONA. Shown as immediate subdirectories of FIONA in that Network Section there is the directory Users (network path is \\FIONA\Users. actual path is C:\Users) and there are 7 other immediate subdirectories (network path is \\FIONA\name , actual path C:\Users\Public\Documents\name).
That network path also appears in the Sharing Tab of the Properties of each of the 7. The path specified for the sharing of other directories in Public\Documents is \\FIONA\Users\Public\Documents\name, and they don’t appear in the Network Section immediately under FIONA
In File Manager on Computer FIONA, there are no mapped network drives showing under the “Computer” section, so I have concluded that whatever I did with those 7 directories to establish their short path, it wasn’t mapping them to network drives.
What I now want to achieve is to change the sharing network path of another subdirectory of Public\Documents so that its path becomes \\FIONA\name and appears as such in the Network section of File Manager, and does not appear as a Mapped Network Drive in the Computer section of File Manager.
Advanced file sharing is turned on, set at defaults, I believe. Network discovery ON, File and Printer sharing ON, Public Folder sharing ON. Media streaming OFF, 128 bit encryption ON. Password protected sharing OFF Homegroup allowed
I’ll be grateful for any pointers in that direction
Thanks in advance