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file sharing in Win7

By michael2327 ·
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Run a small computer lab for an elementary school and my server crashed recently. I thought to open up a file to share with the other computer users on my main computer only to find that Win7 limits connectivity to 20 computers. Does anyone know how to dis-able that limit? Set higher - say 50 computers?

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You're trying to run a file server

by Ed Bott Tech expert In reply to file sharing in Win7

There's no way to disable that limit. If you want to share a file with that many users, you need to be running a server version of Windows (or alternatively, another operating system). As an educator, you should qualify for discounted prices on that software. I would suggest looking into that.

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Using a cloud drive to share your files

by ailsa66 In reply to file sharing in Win7

you could use a cloud drive, like Google drive, CloudMe, Dropbox, etc. or you can use MultCloud to manage multiple cloud drives in one place. Then put your files into cloud drive, then your students can view the files easily.

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Software

by Janis92708 In reply to file sharing in Win7

There are a lot of software can be choose for such. By imputing the IPs of all the to be syndicated computers, the files can be transferred. And some of such software are designed for server controller. Hope this can be helpful to you.

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Split the files on multiple PCs

by juztsteve1 In reply to file sharing in Win7

Can you put the file(s) you want to share on more than one computer? You then can split the connections amongst more lab computers. If not, like others said, you can use cloud storage for that.

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