How to Share Access to Networked Hard Drives


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Sir Topham Hatt

I need an idiots guide on this as the web tutorials have so far proved not right for me.

 

I have one Windows 10 (Pro) PC (we'll call this HTPC), one Windows 10 (home) PC (we'll call this Main) (although not sure the pro/home thing matters anymore).

Both are connected to "Network 4", which is actually two wireless hubs with other things attached, including a router.

 

The Main PC auto logs in so I turn on the PC and it starts up and lands me on the desktop ready to go.  The HTPC also automatically logs itself in to be the same.

 

I want the Main PC to be able to "see" (copy/paste/delete) all drives on the HTPC.  I think all drives (or at least one or two) are being shared.

I want the HTPC to be able to "see" (copy/paste/delete) one drive on the Main PC.  This drive is NOT current being shared (so starting from the beginning).

 

Both PCs are on the same "Private" network in Windows with File and Printer sharing ON.

 

Would someone be kind enough to tell me where I need to go from here?

 

Thank you kindly.

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farmeunit

This should cover most of it:

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/how-to-share-drives-windows-pc,36936.html

 

Similar, more basic:

https://kb.iu.edu/d/ahrs

 

This covers turning off password protection, but that will allow anyone to manipulate files.

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-share-a-hard-drive-on-my-home-network-1844791711

 

 

 

 

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Sir Topham Hatt
46 minutes ago, farmeunit said:

This covers turning off password protection, but that will allow anyone to manipulate files.

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-share-a-hard-drive-on-my-home-network-1844791711

Is that anyone in the world, or just anyone on my network (which is surely password protected through the router anyway?).

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