Windows 7 Homegroup problem. Help.

July 4, 2011 at 07:29:53
Specs: Windows 7, quad core intel
I have two pc's in my home. One running windows 7 32 BIT, and one running Win 7 64 bit. I created a home group on the laptop, as I want to grab some files from the laptop and bring over to the Desktop unit ( the desktop unit is the one running 64 BIT win 7). Both machines have different names and the clock is set with the right time. When I create the home group on my Laptop, and select files that I want to share, the basic libraries ARE viewable on the Desktop machine. I can see Documents, Pictures FOLDERS, but I cannot open them! I can also change the password on the Laptop, and then PC will be able to enter the correct password to join the homegroup, so I know they can see each other. But again, not able to open the folders. If I go on my Laptop computer and "right click" on a folder, and then go to "share with"... the default is set to "nobody" with a lock icon next to it. If I select "Homegroup" it does not change! It stays locked with "nobody"? I don't know what is going on. I need help. I am not an expert. Thanks!

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July 4, 2011 at 08:41:47
Try this:
right click on a folder to share. Select Properties, sharing tab, advanced sharing, check mark in share this folder, click permission button, groups should be everyone, check mark in full control, click apply button.
Try accessing it from other machine.

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July 4, 2011 at 08:48:14
It's so weird. So my laptop lid was shut.. and obviously the Homegroup was not visible on the PC. As soon as I open my laptop up, the home group becomes visible ( but nothing is able to be opened ).

So I went and did exactly as you said.. When I clicked on permissions and selected "Everyone" I then hit "apply"., and the screen back out to the Advanced sharing screen and then gave me an error " An error occured while trying to share VACATION PHOTOS, Access is denied. The Shared resource was not created at this time.

So it's saying access is denied to share the resource.. and I am the administrator of the computer? LOL. Crazy.

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July 4, 2011 at 13:06:24
A flash drive may be easier to transfer images with if this doesn't work.

Both computers have to be on and running for networking / file sharing.

Check security, maybe ownership.
Right click on folder. Select Properties, Security tab. Do all groups or users have full control?
Click the advanced button, Owner tab. Who owns it?
(Yes you can take control of a folder here, if you have admin rights)

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