Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Proper HomeGroup Behavior


11 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Proper HomeGroup Behavior

I have 5 machines on a home network, all running windows 7 (either x86 or x64). They are all part of the common homegroup. Each machine has 2 or 3 users. However, the homegroup dropdown in Windows Explorer shows just one user per machine, and it is always the same user:

Frank (Machine1)
Frank (Machine2)
Frank (Machine3)

Why does it not show me one or more of the other users, perhaps like this:

Frank (Machine1)
Amy (Machine1)
Frank (Machine2)
Amy (Machine2)

The undesireable behavior, where everyone only sees "Frank," occurs regardless of who is currently logged into a given machie. Why do the other users not show? I've taken care to ensure that other users are sharing "documents," through the homegroup but that changes nothing.

But the story gets worse.

In Windows Explorer, I next try to use "Network" drop-down to access the files of another machine/user. I try these scenarios:

From Machine1/User "Amy" I can see Machine2/User/Amy. Good! I try to copy files to that location, and I get a permission denied.

Next scenario:

From Machine2/User "Amy" I can't even see Machine1/User/Amy. Huh? How does that make any sense?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Proper HomeGroup Behavior




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33