Solved Share files over wifi between two laptops. [diff from most]

August 8, 2012 at 08:50:25
Specs: Windows 7, i5, 4gb
I have two laptops one running on windows 7 hb [referred as first laptop] and the other on windows 7 professional[referred as second laptop].
The first is a member of workgroup and the second of a domain.
I want to transfer files from the second laptop to the first laptop over wifi.
I tried creating an ad-hoc connection. I enabled the file sharing on both, made the folder shared. The laptops connect over the network. but when i click on the icon of first laptop from the Second laptop, an error pops up that windows cannot connect and it asks me to check the 'spelling' or the address.
I also tried making my android mobile a hotspot and connecting both of them to it, but no success. a homegroup was set up, but i was unable to share files,
certainly i cannot change the second laptop to a member of workgroup as it is my office laptop and have to use it regularly [i believe that i cannot make it a member of domain unless i get to the office.]

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August 8, 2012 at 12:25:06
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See this and use the trouble shooter at bottom maybe.

" Right-click the item you want to share, click Share with, and then click Specific people.

In the File Sharing wizard, do one of the following:

If your computer is on a domain, click the arrow next to the text box, and then click Find people. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, type a name in the box, click Check Names, and then click OK.

If your computer is part of a workgroup, click the arrow next to the text box, click a name from the list, and then click Add.

If you already know the name of the person you want to share with, just type it in the File Sharing wizard, and click Add.

Under the Permission Level column, select one of the following options:

Read. Recipients can open—but not modify or delete—the file.

Read/Write. Recipients can open, modify, or delete the file.
Picture of permission level menuChoose how much access to give people to your files.

When you're finished adding people, click Share. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

After you receive confirmation that your item is shared, you can let people you've shared with know how to access it. Do one of the following:

If you have an e‑mail program installed, click e‑mail to send someone a link to your shared files.

Click copy to automatically copy the displayed link to the WindowsClipboard. Then you can paste it into an e‑mail, instant message, or other program.

When you're finished, click Done.


If you don't see the Share with menu, you might be trying to share an item on a network or other unsupported location. It also won't appear when you select files outside your personal folder.

If you try to share something in one of the Windows 7 Public folders, the Share with menu will display an option called Advanced sharing settings. This option takes you to Control Panel, where you can turn Public folder sharing on or off.

If password-protected sharing is turned on, the person you want to share with must have a user account and password on your computer for full access to shared items. Password-protected sharing is located in Control Panel under Advanced sharing settings. It's turned on by default."

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