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    File Sharing between computers (Windows Home Premium)

    I'm comfused about how to copy and paste files from my laptop onto my desktop computer, using the same LAN, and vice versa. I've gathered that I cannot often copy a file from my UserKeith location and have tried moving the files to UserPublic. But am confused about these "Public" folders--they seem to be just mirrors of the UserKeith folders, and at times I cannot copy to another computer (I "don't have priveleges" it says) and cannot later easily delete Public folders or files. What is the correct way for me to copy and paste files from my laptop to my desktop computer using my LAN? What are these Public User folders? Where should I move my documents I wish to copy (from UserKeith)? ?And finally, where is the "Desktop" folder and the "User" folders within the file and folder system of Windows Vista--I see their shortcuts, but where actually are they--this mirrored folder system confuses me.

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    Re: File Sharing between computers (Windows Home Premium)

    On our network we have 2 XP desktops and 2 Vista Laptops. We share files and printers from the desk tops and only files from the laptops. We do this by sharing at the drive drive level on all four machines. One thing to be aware of, on ALL machines you need to make sure that you have checked the box for "Allow network user to change my files". This is required even to ADD NEW files.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: File Sharing between computers (Windows Home Premium)

    Thanks Dave: When I try this, and turn off the Firewall I can get sharing to work, but not from UserKeith or UserGuest:, only from User Public or the Desktop. Not sure why (It says I don't have access to these, though its a personal home computer system, and I'm (Keith) the Administrator, Also, I am still not sure where the folder "User" or the folder "Desktop" are actually hidden in the system--I can only find their shortcut.

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    Re: File Sharing between computers (Windows Home Premium)

    We use the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> version of ZoneAlarm on three machines and MS OneCare on one Vista machine. I am able to access the different Public folder from my XP machine. The "User" folder are protected by default across a "Workgroup" network by default. I have found that if I want to share files, place a copy of them in a folder other than the "User" folder.

    To make it easier to find, we use a folder at the root of the "C" drive, for this purpose, we use a "Junk" folder a lot. Any folder other than the ones under "User" should be accessible by anyone. We also have several drive and/or partitions on the XP machines, which are all shared and accessible from any machine.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: File Sharing between computers (Windows Home Premium)

    Thanks Dave: That seems like a good approach, and I'll try it!!

    kdoc

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