"Malke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Steve Turner wrote:
>> I am attempting to share a file among users on my system. The system is a
>> dual core intel Vista box with 3.3Gig RAM and 460Gig HDD. What happens
>> is...not much! The little cyclops eye scans back and forth for half an
>> hour and it STILL isn't complete. Is this usual? What am I doing wrong?
> It's hard to answer your question because you forgot to tell us:
> 1. What exactly "share a file" means. Let others have access to it? Have
> everyone access it at the same time (normally not possible)? Etc.
ANSWER: Give another user on the computer access to it when both users are
> 2. Where the file is located; i.e., C:\Users\your-user\Documents.
ANSWER: Exactly. It's a Word document I want us both to be able to work on.
> 3. Details of the file. What is it?
ANSWER: See above.
> 4. What happens "not much" when? When you or the other users do what?
ANSWER: Well, see...the computer just grinds away and that goes on for half
an hour and still the sharing doesn't happen. What I did was I went into
User1's account (mine) who is an Admin and right clicked and "shared" it. I
never got any further. Just that grinding and then I aborted it.
> Without any specifics, all I can suggest is if you mean you want all users
> on the box to have access to the file, like it is a music file and
> can listen separately, just put it in Public.
ANSWER: I hope my answers have clarified. In the end I did exactly what
someone else suggested. I put it in the Public folders folder. I just wanted
to get the sharing approach done though, as my understanding.
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