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Windows 7: Network Error,Please Help!

06 Nov 2010   #1
diablo67

windows 7 final 7600 build
 
 
Network Error,Please Help!

I have a desktop and a laptop,both running windows 7 pro.i created a homegroup,with the exact same homegroup name.i shared the folders i wanted to see on the desktop and the same on the laptop,i can see the folders,but when i try to access them from both computers,i get the same error...

Code:
 
windows cannot access\\XXXX\users\XXXX-check the spelling of the name.otherwisethere might be a problem with your network.
i checked the spelling and everything seems to be spelled correctly.not sure where to go from here.


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06 Nov 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

What antivirus software are you using?
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06 Nov 2010   #3
diablo67

windows 7 final 7600 build
 
 

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What antivirus software are you using?
its a brand new install on both computers,no software is installed yet.
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06 Nov 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks. I am not a networking Guru; but I do now that some antivirus programs cause the problem you are having. We have some really good networking Gurus here. One of them will be along to help you.
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06 Nov 2010   #5
diablo67

windows 7 final 7600 build
 
 

ty carl
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06 Nov 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diablo67 View Post
I have a desktop and a laptop,both running windows 7 pro.i created a homegroup,with the exact same homegroup name.i shared the folders i wanted to see on the desktop and the same on the laptop,i can see the folders,but when i try to access them from both computers,i get the same error...

Code:
 
windows cannot access\\XXXX\users\XXXX-check the spelling of the name.otherwisethere might be a problem with your network.
i checked the spelling and everything seems to be spelled correctly.not sure where to go from here.
Most likely you just need to give permissions to share the folder with your Homegroup. The tutorial below shows you how, for Homegroups go to steps number 10 and 11 in the link below.

We don't use the old double backslash \\User name\ to access files these days, we use the little folder icon on the task bar "lower left"

If you are using the Homegroup sharing feature it's most secure to have the premissions set for Homegroup Users only, so rather than having it say "Everyone" it should look like the picture below.

The "Everyone" shared with setting is if you want everyone in your network to have access to that file. If it says "Homegroup" then only members of the Homegroup will have access.

Sharing and Permissions


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07 Nov 2010   #7
diablo67

windows 7 final 7600 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diablo67 View Post
I have a desktop and a laptop,both running windows 7 pro.i created a homegroup,with the exact same homegroup name.i shared the folders i wanted to see on the desktop and the same on the laptop,i can see the folders,but when i try to access them from both computers,i get the same error...

Code:
 
windows cannot access\\XXXX\users\XXXX-check the spelling of the name.otherwisethere might be a problem with your network.
i checked the spelling and everything seems to be spelled correctly.not sure where to go from here.
Most likely you just need to give permissions to share the folder with your Homegroup. The tutorial below shows you how, for Homegroups go to steps number 10 and 11 in the link below.

We don't use the old double backslash \\User name\ to access files these days, we use the little folder icon on the task bar "lower left"

If you are using the Homegroup sharing feature it's most secure to have the premissions set for Homegroup Users only, so rather than having it say "Everyone" it should look like the picture below.

The "Everyone" shared with setting is if you want everyone in your network to have access to that file. If it says "Homegroup" then only members of the Homegroup will have access.

Sharing and Permissions
yea,that didnt work,but thanks anyway.
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07 Nov 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diablo67 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diablo67 View Post
I have a desktop and a laptop,both running windows 7 pro.i created a homegroup,with the exact same homegroup name.i shared the folders i wanted to see on the desktop and the same on the laptop,i can see the folders,but when i try to access them from both computers,i get the same error...

Code:
 
windows cannot access\\XXXX\users\XXXX-check the spelling of the name.otherwisethere might be a problem with your network.
i checked the spelling and everything seems to be spelled correctly.not sure where to go from here.
Most likely you just need to give permissions to share the folder with your Homegroup. The tutorial below shows you how, for Homegroups go to steps number 10 and 11 in the link below.

We don't use the old double backslash \\User name\ to access files these days, we use the little folder icon on the task bar "lower left"

If you are using the Homegroup sharing feature it's most secure to have the premissions set for Homegroup Users only, so rather than having it say "Everyone" it should look like the picture below.

The "Everyone" shared with setting is if you want everyone in your network to have access to that file. If it says "Homegroup" then only members of the Homegroup will have access.

Sharing and Permissions
yea,that didnt work,but thanks anyway.
Didn't work? It's only worked 100's of millions times so far LOL. That is exactly how we access files and folders these days so I can't imagine why it wouldn't work for you also. It's all about permission settings with Homegroups, there are no exceptions to this rule, unless of course you installed an A/V software or third party firewall which can cause problems with sharing.

Honestly your post was so confusing I wasn't sure where to start but suffice to say that most of us do not use the old \\User name> method to access files, we use permissions and Windows Explorer these days "little folder icon lower left in your taskbar".

When you say something doesn't work with zero explanation you won't be getting any closer to solving your problem.
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07 Nov 2010   #9
diablo67

windows 7 final 7600 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diablo67 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

Most likely you just need to give permissions to share the folder with your Homegroup. The tutorial below shows you how, for Homegroups go to steps number 10 and 11 in the link below.

We don't use the old double backslash \\User name\ to access files these days, we use the little folder icon on the task bar "lower left"

If you are using the Homegroup sharing feature it's most secure to have the premissions set for Homegroup Users only, so rather than having it say "Everyone" it should look like the picture below.

The "Everyone" shared with setting is if you want everyone in your network to have access to that file. If it says "Homegroup" then only members of the Homegroup will have access.

Sharing and Permissions
yea,that didnt work,but thanks anyway.
Didn't work? It's only worked 100's of millions times so far LOL. That is exactly how we access files and folders these days so I can't imagine why it wouldn't work for you also. It's all about permission settings with Homegroups, there are no exceptions to this rule, unless of course you installed an A/V software or third party firewall which can cause problems with sharing.

Honestly your post was so confusing I wasn't sure where to start but suffice to say that most of us do not use the old \\User name> method to access files, we use permissions and Windows Explorer these days "little folder icon lower left in your taskbar".

When you say something doesn't work with zero explanation you won't be getting any closer to solving your problem.
thats the slashes the error presented,i didnt put them there.it confused me also.i read and followed your tut,but its still telling me the same thing,im not sure what the problem is,maybe its my computers.i know this is aggrevating as all hell.i shared my download folder on my desktop and started a homegroup.i then joined it on my laptop,i can see the download folder,when i click my desktop from my laptop.but when i click the download folder,i get the error i showed you.from both sides.and i am sorry for being confusing,but i get aggrevated when i cant figure something out,lol.i appreciate you helping me.
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07 Nov 2010   #10
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Ohhh ok, that is strange. If sharing doesn't work after setting up a Homegroup it's almost always because the permissions settings havn't been done correctly.

Try this Homegroup trouble shooting guide, going through each step one at a time, see if you can find anything that isn't set correctly on your system.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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