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Windows 7: Unable to share folders in BOTH directions between two PCs

25 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Upgrade installs cause problems like this all the time so I'm not surprized to hear it was an upgrade installation.

It can also happen if you didn't enable the setting under the Advanced sharing settings windows like in the picture above.

Easy mistake to make I'd say, not to mention there are two Advanced settings windows, one for Home-Work network and the other one is for the Public sharing settings.

I think I need to cover the basics more often, I have posted that picture about fifty times LOL, time to start posting it again.

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25 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah, I'm sure, but that has always been enabled, so even more of a reason I was perplexed. Also, remember the diagnosis report from Windows confirmed that sharing was enabled, but that the firewall/port 445 was not responding to requests.

All the more reason I started to head down the firewall path. Since Windows was acknolwedging that I did have sharing enabled, I naturally started to look elsewhere.
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