With Windows 7, you wish to share a folder (directory) on the network but to have the network view of that folder given a different name. For example, you might wish to share the to local directories <C:\first\share\> and <C:\second\share\> respectively as <\\my-machine\share-1\> and <\\my-machine\share-2\>, in order easily to distinguish them.
It is not difficult to achieve, but, like so many things on Windows 7, it’s not obvious.
Firstly, just share the folder as usual. So, [right-click] the folder’s icon to bring up the context menu, and select [Properties]. Select the [Sharing] tab, and click the [Share…] button. Set up the appropriate permissions, and click the [Share] button.
Now the folder is shared with the same name as the directory.
Back on the [Sharing] tab of the folder’s property dialog, click the [Advanced Sharing…] button. Click [Add] and enter the name of the share you’d like to use. Then select the default name from the drop-down list, and click [Remove].