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Resolved Share Folder & all Sub Folders

Discussion in 'Networking (Hardware & Software)' started by hawk22, 2017/03/01.

  1. 2017/03/01
    hawk22

    hawk22 Geek Member Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have been putting all my (well nearly all) my music files onto a new 1TB WD My Passport external drive.
    All in one Folder I will use my Logitech Squeezbox for streaming it into my family room, but that is not the issue at the moment.
    What I would like to know is, can I put that folder on share and will all the sub folders with a combined 200GB of music files be open to the network. Can a Public Folder do that, can a existing folder be made a public folder.
    Point is I just would like to share 1 Folder with dozens of sub folders inside, can that be done, if yes anyone game enough to tell me how.
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    Should be straightforward enough .....
    Connect the My Passport to the PC and in File Explorer right click on the drive > Share with > Advanced Sharing
    In the Properties window which opens click on Advanced Sharing
    In the Advanced Sharing window put a check mark in Share this Folder
    Under Settings insert a share name - the drive letter is there by default
    Then click on Permissions - Everyone is inserted by default and the default permission is Read - that may be all you need, but Full Control is also available
    OK out and you should be set to go.
     

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    Thanks Pete, long time since our last contact, hope your well.
    Would that include files being added as I add to content more music files.
    cheers
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    Fine thanks - you are sharing the drive in total so any files added are part of the share.
     
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    No just one Folder with a dozen or more sub folders o
     
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    If you share a single folder the sub folders are included in the share. Any files added to the main folder and it's sub folders are part of the share.
     
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    Thanks Pete, I will give that a go.
     
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    What happened?
     
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    It's all working now thanks.
     

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