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Data sharing on HomeGroup with Win8/Win7and Linux computers

by Leprecache13 / March 25, 2013 12:40 AM PDT

Just got a new Win8 computer and added it on my LAN. Currently have two Win 7 computers, and a Linux Media computer on the network. I went into the HomeGroup settings on each computer (except Linux) and opened them up for sharing everything. But, I can see the other computers, but only what is in My Documents on the Win7 computers and the Media on the Linux. How do I open up the network to allow sharing of everything on the computers?

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Define "everything" a little more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 12:44 AM PDT

Due to consumers and pundits pummeling the OS makers about security you don't see an option to share the C drive.

And if you research how to, you do see more about this.

I'm going with no. Not going to happen today. You can share most folders, but not all.
Bob

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Everything defined
by Leprecache13 / March 25, 2013 1:55 PM PDT

Way back in the old days, before My Folders, I used a system of collecting all data files in a "File Cabinet" so I could update all my data from a single directory. So I am looking to see if I can see other folders in the root directory.

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Ahh that helped.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 2:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Everything defined
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Thanks
by Leprecache13 / March 26, 2013 12:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Ahh that helped.

Got it. Simple is easy, integrated has more challenges. Thanks for the thoughts.

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