workgroup can't see windows 7

January 1, 2011 at 08:35:51
Specs: windows 7
Have two computers using Vista on a network. Works well. Have attached a netbook using Windows 7. I can see all the shared files on the other two computers but they can't see any of the files in the 'user' accounts on the netbook. They are all in a 'workgroup'. I'm no expert but is there anything simple I can do to rectify the problem?

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January 1, 2011 at 18:33:20
Try going to the "Network and Sharing Center" and have a look. Make sure network discovery and file sharing are turned on. Also check on the same page and see if you are a "private" "Public" or "work" Network......private is probably what you want at home....over to the right you can click "customize" and change it to this setting.

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January 2, 2011 at 06:17:32
Thanks for trying to help. Everything is turned on and it is set up for a private network. However, I think I have a workable solution as I can put files into the Public folder and this makes them visible and available to everyone on the network. Think I can live with the fact that the other Vista computers can't see the users on the Windows 7 netbook.

Thanks again!

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