I was formatting the several of my machines the other day and I was moving files back and forth. Sure, for MP3s or videos, I use an external USB hard drive. But there are smaller files, such as the Adobe Flash installer or Opera, which are pretty small. For those smaller files, I use a drop folder. The drop folder is simply a folder where I grant read/write permissions to everyone. That way, people can drop files there for me. Or I have files sitting out there for, destined for another PC. Now, I made the move to Windows 7, so I had to relearn a few things. Once I was done moving files around, I wanted to unshare the drop folders. However, the share dialog looks different from the old Windows 7 versus Vista and XP. What to do, what to do. Well, instead of right-clicking and going to properties, you simply right-click and point to Share with and select “Nobody.” Voila, the share is gone!


Rudy Rodarte is a SQL Server Database professional based in Austin, TX. Over his career, Rudy has worked with SSRS, SSIS, performance tuning troubleshooting. When away from Keyboard, Rudy goes to Spurs and Baylor Bear sporting events.

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