Add or remove Shared Folders and Hard Drives in Windows 7 or change the settings, is best done through computer management in Windows 7 without to lose the overview!
The solution here is also for Windows 8.1, 8 and Windows Server 2008, 2012!
Please start the Windows 7 Control Panel and select Windows 7 Computer Management!
In the computer management of Windows 7 is a overview of the shared folders in Windows 7. (... see Image-1 Arrow-1)
1.) ... Removing / Stop the folder sharing!
2.) ... Add folders or drives to the shared folder!
3.) ... Share It With the home network group!
Start the Windows-7 computer management via compmgmt.msc command!
Here you can via mouse right click on the folder or drive change the sharing settings via the "Properties" option or directly "stop sharing". (... see Image-1 Arrow-1,2,3,4)
Important Users connected to a shared folder are disconnected when you stop sharing it on Windows-7. Users may lose data if you stop sharing a folder containing an open shared file without warning. When possible, notify users before you stop sharing a Windows-7 folder.
Shares (... see Image-2 Arrow-1) You can share additional folders or hard drives!
And adjust the access permission "Full", "Change", "Read" (... see Image-3 Arrow-1)
For home network set on all PCs the same Work-Group:
See this: ...change Computer name and workgroup name (settings) in Windows 7!
FAQ 102: Updated on: April 28th 2014 11:25