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Files and folder sharing

Recently freshed my notebook to orignal thanks to fixya and yr tech rakesh. I however would like also to shared certain files from desktop to notebook. Such has media player, my pictures, and documents. These are very important in my works with others.

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  • floyd randolph Jan 10, 2009

    i have my pic, my doc and media player but materail in my desktop can't be open on my notebook because can't retreive from desktop. If I were out and wanted to share such folders from desktop to notebook or vic versa they are not there. I have a lot of masonic materail on my desktop I need shared with my notebook which are in my docs and my pic.

  • Bill Speer
    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    Are you looking to share them over a network or to have them on both computers?


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The easiest way to have the folders you desire on both computers is to copy them onto a flash drive from your desktop and take the flash drive to the laptop. From there, you can copy them to the laptop. That way, you always have access to them even if at someone elses computer.
There are a few other ways as well. You can email copies of them to yourself and save them to a folder. As long as you have access to the internet, you'd have access to the files and folders.
A third option is to purchase online storage. This option would be similar to saving them in email but would allow you a larger amount of room for storage and has the benefit of the company backing up your files.
If none of these are acceptable, let me know and I'll ponder other methods but I believe one of the 3 will do the trick.

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2. Right click on the folder you want to share. Select 'properties'. then choose 'sharing' . Put a check in the box "share this folder as".( the compuetr will allocate a sharing name). Click 'apply"
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