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Sharing An Entire Drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bill Bradshaw, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    I am sharing files and printers between Windows 7 Pro on a laptop and WinXP
    Pro SP3 on a desktop. I have no problem sharing the folders on the Windows
    7 computer with the WinXP one but I can not seem to share an entire drive.
    Is it possible to share the entire drive (partition) that is on the Windows
    7 computer with WinXP computer?
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    <Bill>

    Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.
     
  2. Chris Hallsworth

    Chris Hallsworth Flightless Bird

    I don't think this can be done as XP doesn't understand the ways in
    which Windows 7 handles permissions. Just my views on tests I have done.

    On 07/02/2010 06:34, Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    > I am sharing files and printers between Windows 7 Pro on a laptop and WinXP
    > Pro SP3 on a desktop. I have no problem sharing the folders on the Windows
    > 7 computer with the WinXP one but I can not seem to share an entire drive.
    > Is it possible to share the entire drive (partition) that is on the Windows
    > 7 computer with WinXP computer?
     
  3. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherh40@googlemail.com> wrote in message
    news:hkm239$iiq$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > I don't think this can be done as XP doesn't understand the ways in which
    > Windows 7 handles permissions. Just my views on tests I have done.
    >


    Haven't tried it but it should work if you assign it out to the correct user
    with minimally READ access and use [driveletter]$ to get to it.

    --
    Andrew
     
  4. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    My experience is anytime I select a drive the share button is grayed out. I
    guess I could create a master subdirectory under the drive letter and then
    copy all of the drive subdirectories to it and then share the top
    subdirectory :). Pretty dumb idea. I want full access and my experiece is
    I can not get it. Is there any limit on the number of files you can have if
    I decide to try this?
    --
    <Bill>

    Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.

    Andrew wrote:
    > "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherh40@googlemail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hkm239$iiq$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> I don't think this can be done as XP doesn't understand the ways in
    >> which Windows 7 handles permissions. Just my views on tests I have
    >> done.

    >
    > Haven't tried it but it should work if you assign it out to the
    > correct user with minimally READ access and use [driveletter]$ to get
    > to it.
     
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "Bill Bradshaw" <bradshaw@gci.net> wrote in message
    news:7t8jqeFp16U1@mid.individual.net...
    > My experience is anytime I select a drive the share button is grayed out.
    > I guess I could create a master subdirectory under the drive letter and
    > then copy all of the drive subdirectories to it and then share the top
    > subdirectory :). Pretty dumb idea. I want full access and my experiece
    > is I can not get it. Is there any limit on the number of files you can
    > have if I decide to try this?


    Try the advanced sharing button on the Drive Properties>Sharing Tab.
    That should let you do it. Dunno the answer to your other question
    regarding a top level dir.


    --
    Andrew
     
  6. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    This was doable. The following address explains how:

    http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread74666.html

    The last message can be important. I was just interested in networking my e
    partition.
    --
    <Bill>

    Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.

    Andrew wrote:
    > "Bill Bradshaw" <bradshaw@gci.net> wrote in message
    > news:7t8jqeFp16U1@mid.individual.net...
    >> My experience is anytime I select a drive the share button is grayed
    >> out. I guess I could create a master subdirectory under the drive
    >> letter and then copy all of the drive subdirectories to it and then
    >> share the top subdirectory :). Pretty dumb idea. I want full
    >> access and my experiece is I can not get it. Is there any limit on
    >> the number of files you can have if I decide to try this?

    >
    > Try the advanced sharing button on the Drive Properties>Sharing Tab.
    > That should let you do it. Dunno the answer to your other question
    > regarding a top level dir.
     

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