Question: File Sharing with Windows 8 using SMB
I wanted to share files between a laptop (Windows 8) and a macbook (High Sierra) using a specific folder in the mac desktop as a "deposit" folder in which I could put files from the mac to be "withdrawn" in the laptop, so I set up to the task of enabling SMB file sharing.
The mac has 2 users, User A (admin) and User B.
Logged in with user B, I created a folder in the mac desktop. This would be my "deposit" folder.
I followed a tutorial for enabling SMB sharing since I'm kinda clueless on mac.
So, under System Preferences > Sharing > Options... I checked the SMB file sharing option, then I was instructed to select the account from which the files would be shared and enter that account credentials. I selected User B and entered the credentials.
Then, under System Preferences > Sharing, on the 'Shared Folders:' pane, I selected the "deposit" folder I had created and entered the admin credentials when asked in order to enable that folder to be shared via SMB.
Now, in the laptop, I was able to see the work group for the mac, and under it, the "deposit" folder I had selected AND the whole User B folder structure. I mean, the whole thing, files, documents, videos, everything.
Now, I didn't want to have access to the whole User B stuff, I just wanted to have access to that specific "deposit" folder I had created.
So, I read some forums and it was suggested that I had to uncheck the User B option under System Preferences > Sharing > Options..., and only check the "Share files and folders using SMB".
Result? In the laptop, couldn't access any folder, not the deposit folder, not the entire drive from User B.
I came back and enabled User B again. And again I had access to both the folder and the whole drive.
I did the same with User A. However, all folders from User B were still shared in the laptop even when I had log in with User A, but I couldn't see the folders from User A at all.
So, what do I have to do to enable sharing that specific "deposit" folder without sharing the whole drive?
How can I share ONLY a specific folder in the desktop from User A to the laptop, and another specific folder in the desktop of User B to the laptop WITHOUT sharing all of them folders?
The final result I need is this:
User A - desktop folder shared with laptop - No other folders shared
User B - desktop folder shared with laptop - No other folders shared
Or even better:
1 single folder (doesn't need to be on the desktop) shared between User A, User B AND the laptop, and nothing else
Is this even possible?
Thanks in advance!
MacBook Pro with Retina display, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)