Allowing access to home computer from remote computer

By dellasha
Jul 2, 2011
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  1. I have a wireless router for my home desktop computer and a wireless capable laptop computer. I can access the laptop from my desktop and add or change files on it. I can see the files on my desktop from my laptop, but I can't open or change them. How do I "allow" access from my laptop to my desktop?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,173   +989

    first, UNSHARE whatever is currently being shared on the desktop.

    Now find the folder(s) you wish to share, start the sharing setup and be sure to [x]
    allow changes / modifications.
  3. dellasha

    dellasha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Now I really feel dumb. I didn't know anything about a "sharing setup" until I right-clicked on "My Documents", clicked on "Properties" and noticed a tab called "Sharing" with an option to allow network users to change files. Duh! Thanks.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,173   +989

    you know what - - until we experience a problem and start asking questions,
    we don't even start the learning process.

    Glad that worked out for you :)

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