On Windows 7 you have to right click a folder or file and press share with Everybody in order to share a file that has just been freshly written in the shared directory. It's a stupid setback in Windows 7....

Instead of doing all this by hand, I'd like to create a batch script to change the share properties of all the files in a directory to share with 'Everyone' .

Is there a windows command to change the share properties of a file/directory?

right click file -> share with -> specific people -> click drop down arrow -> click Everyone -> click Add -> select Everyone -> click Share -> click Done this is what i'm trying to emulate

NET SHARE share$=<filepath>  /GRANT:user,permission


net share testshare=c:\folder /grant:everyone,full

You can type net share to see a list of shares.

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  • what permission code do I need to put? – mambusa Oct 10 '10 at 6:16
  • FULL. You can see the switches by typing 'net share /?'. – paradroid Oct 10 '10 at 6:18
  • I don't see 'FULL' in the response.. to make it clear to me can you give example if file path was: c:/folder/ and I want to share with Everyone – mambusa Oct 10 '10 at 6:20
  • Full is in the response. The command was not dispayed in my answer properly, due to the markdown syntax on this forum. I've updated it. – paradroid Oct 10 '10 at 6:47

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