February 15th, 2013, 12:25 PM
See More Files And Folders On Another Network Computer
If you have two machines that both are at least Windows Vista, follow these steps:
1. Connect the two computers so that they are seen on the network
2. Open a command prompt
mklink /d /j C:\Users\(Name) C:\
*Replace (Name) with whatever you want and substitute the second C with the drive you want to see
4. Use the other machine
5. Open Windows Explorer
6. Click Network (on the left)
7. Open the computer with the (Name) folder
8. Open the "Users" folder
9. Open the (Name) folder (you now have access to another machine's folders and files)
Typically, you can only see the "Users" folder of the other computer linked to your network. Please spread the news about this tip.
February 15th, 2013, 01:18 PM
That's a bad "tip". Creating a junction to the root drive from the shared (by default) Users folder is... I can't think of any reason why that would ever be a good thing to do.
Plus the "substitute both Cs" is wrong. Only the second one.
If you want to share a folder then share the folder. If some demon has possessed you and wants to share an entire drive, it's going to share the drive.
February 15th, 2013, 02:10 PM
If you have a password-protected network, if you do not want to buy a USB, if you want direct access, then this method allows you to do so.
In addition, I tried to share the C drive and it failed with "An error occurred while trying to share R. Incorrect function.
The shared resource was not created at this time."
My way works.