Sharing Folders

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by MyBigJunkAccount, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. MyBigJunkAccount

    MyBigJunkAccount MDL Novice

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    Hello All. When a folder is shared in windows 7/8 through the sharing wizard, the system will expose the full path of the folder. For example if I shared a folder named sharedFolder residing on the desktop, shared folder path would be \\computer_name\users\user_name\desktop\sharedFolder instead of \\computer_name\sharedFolder. is there an explanation of this behavior? On the contrary if a folder is shared through advanced sharing the system will use \\computer_name\sharedFolder as a sharing path

    This really doesn't make any sense
     
  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Programmer's discretion. It's just the way the programmer wrote it.