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I would like to know how to allow a user/username from a different computer (sample: \home-pc\Owner) to have viewing permissions and someone else (sample \home-pc\Guest) to have full accsess to the one folder (in this case, My documents). How would I go about doing that via Windows Vista? Oh, and by the way, I have tried this already but the computer name would not show up on my side at all. My computer says that the computer could not be found. I am on the same work group as the other computer is.

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Share the folder and create identical user credentials on each computer. Add the username to the shared folder permissions and your set. As a side note, if you do not have a DNS server you may have to map the hostnames to their appropriate IP address in the HOST file. Or simply use IP address's to access each machine.

ie: \\\Share

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