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Can't Access Network Share/Computer

July 31, 2011 at 19:29:01
Specs: Windows 7 Pro, Socket 1156
Hello everyone and thanks ahead of time for the help. Here's what my setup looks like

#1) Desktop - Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
#2) Laptop - Windows 7 Pro 32 bit

I have advanced sharing settings exactly the same. Set to share files and folders on private network. Both computers on the same Workgroup. Set to use username and password rather than homegroup. On the desktop, I set my second hard drive to share a video folder. If I try to access it using \\COMPUTER1NAME\Video (the share path), I get a denied message.

If I access the laptop from the desktop and transfer the file that way, it works just fine. The laptop is wireless. The desktop is hooked up to the router. Any ideas? Thanks!

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August 1, 2011 at 05:21:13
If the HDD is connected to the desktop, you don't need to access it using a share. You can get to it through Windows Explorer. Or, Start, Run and type in the drive letter of the HDD.

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August 1, 2011 at 11:40:22
Yes, I tried to access it using \\COMPUTERNAME\e$ to no avail.

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August 3, 2011 at 04:40:04
Again, you don't need to use the computer name. Double-click "My Computer," then double-click the drive letter to access the external HDD. Or perhaps I'm misunderstanding your question.

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August 3, 2011 at 09:21:16
I don't see it in network places / my computer

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August 3, 2011 at 22:58:52

I was going through some troubleshooting steps. Turned off firewall on both computers, still didn't help. Then I went into the Network and Sharing center on both computers, and even though these computers are in the 'private' section with the same workgroup, I turned off everything under PUBLIC. Now, I can see the network shares (couldn't get that far before), but I can't get in still =/ I'll keep working on it

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August 3, 2011 at 23:14:10
both computers directly connected to router.. didn't help

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