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Why isn't Windows letting me access my "My Documents" folder from another computer on my home network?
If you've shared a drive on a network, you've proably noticed you "My Documents" folder isn't accessable. The reason for this is it's supposed to be private for only you to view.

You can share any "My Documents" folder on a network, but you have to share it in a separate step from the rest of the drive. To share it, right-click on the folder and choose "Sharing". This will give you the option of making it available on the network. Just keep in mind that any private documents in that folder will now be visible to anyone who can access your computer.

A better solution is to create a folder outside of your documents folder and place files you wish to share in it.

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