simplest way to set up shared folder

silkman

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I have added a pc onto my router. I can access the internet fine on both pc's .
1) what is the easiest way to set up shared folders between the 2 pc's.
2) can I transfer large files between the 2 pc's
3) will the transfer between the 2 pc's count towards my cap?

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ColinR

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1.
a) Create folder.
b) Right Click, Sharing.

2. yes
3. no

pleasure
 

SirFooK'nG

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I'm stunned .... you can setup two PCs on a network both capable of accessing the internet, yet you dont know file share ? What has happened to:

1 Start
2 Help and Support
3 Search
4 "Share"
5 Read results
 

Keeper

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select "just enable sharing" when asked at the folders properties.
 

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I'm stunned .... you can setup two PCs on a network both capable of accessing the internet, yet you dont know file share ? What has happened to:

1 Start
2 Help and Support
3 Search
4 "Share"
5 Read results
That's a bit nasty, the forum is here to help not kuk people out because they can't do certain things.
 

Th3NaRRoW

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I suggest also creating a shortcut to the folder on the desktop of both PC's. Will make life a little easier than having to go into your network places.
 

SirFooK'nG

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That's a bit nasty, the forum is here to help not kuk people out because they can't do certain things.
I know that, but just once in a while .... Its easier to push start and look through MS built in help than to actually log into a forumn, write a question and wait for a response??

I apologize to the OP for the indirect nasty feel of my response. But it is kinda an RTFM question.... ;)

yeah ... kind of in a mood today - got my flippin foot in a cast thanx to a misplaced footing!
 
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LazerFazer

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I'm stunned .... you can setup two PCs on a network both capable of accessing the internet, yet you dont know file share ? What has happened to:

1 Start
2 Help and Support
3 Search
4 "Share"
5 Read results
Come on, that's not fair. Plugging in a PC to a router and activating file sharing are two completely different things. And setting up the file sharing is much more technical than connecting two PC's to a router, wouldn't you agree?

As for the original query, as people have said, right click on the folder to share, go to properties, go to the sharing tab, and enable the 'share this folder' or something similar to that. Also, you might need to configure your firewall to allow file sharing.

Transferring big files between the two PC's will then be a matter of typing the name of the other computer preceded with two backslashes (eg: \\ComputerTwo , where ComputerTwo is the name of the other computer. The name can be found by right clicking on My Computer, going to properties, then checking under computer name) and it won't count towards your cap.

Good luck
 

silkman

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I'm stunned .... you can setup two PCs on a network both capable of accessing the internet, yet you dont know file share ? What has happened to:

1 Start
2 Help and Support
3 Search
4 "Share"
5 Read results
look dude no one forced u to reply to this post- if u don't wanna help don't. If I knew how to set it up, I wouldn't need to ask!
 

ColinR

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This also depends on your operating system, give it a go, and shout if you don't come right.
 

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slightly off topic here, but windows 7 sharing was a complete nightmare when I first installed it.. all the homegroup stuff with a generated key etc etc

I didnt read all the help, and got myself in a royal mess! :D

then figured out you can also use the right-click method and share like normal... just thought Id save someone else some pain! ;)
 

ColinR

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slightly off topic here, but windows 7 sharing was a complete nightmare when I first installed it.. all the homegroup stuff with a generated key etc etc

I didnt read all the help, and got myself in a royal mess! :D

then figured out you can also use the right-click method and share like normal... just thought Id save someone else some pain! ;)
Windows has 7 made it really simple, basic sharing is a single click away.
 

silkman

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thanks to everyone..everything set up and working A-OK!!
@IRG. hope ur foot gets better dude next time RTFM on walking ;)
 
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