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How to selectively share files via network on different PCs in v1803?


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#1 Kabigon

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 03:39 PM

Hi all,

After upgrading to 1803 on all my computers, I can't seem to figure out a way to share files selectively between the PCs. We were using HomeGroup to contain the files to specific PCs, thus, requiring a "password." 

However, we haven't found a real solution to selectively share. All the solutions points to sharing the files to "Everyone" on the network. If I try that method, I can share files easily. However, for security reasons, I want to restrict access to certain PCs on my network and not just simply anyone that uses our LAN. 

The way we're set up now is one PC is hosting the files and trying to share it with a few other multiple PCs. Is there a way we can "give access" to certain PCs on out network? We've tried every method but it seems to be not working.


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 02 June 2018 - 04:04 PM.
Moved from Win 10 to 'Networking'.


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:31 AM

Yeh Microsoft now want you to use their 'Onedrive' Cloud for file sharing between devices on a network.

Make the cloud your server for file storage and each device can access with permissions you set for them via their MS account email.

 

If you would rather not use the cloud you still have the share functionality for folders and printers which allows you to connect to available devices on your network......just set the permissions!


Edited by Replicator, 03 June 2018 - 08:36 AM.

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