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Windows 7: file browsing

23 Dec 2010   #1

win 7 home 32
 
 
file browsing

HI
I have win 7 home computer and i can browse files from this computer
to other computers in my lan eg i can move files from the win 7 comp.

If i try to connect to the win 7 comp from other computers i can
see the name of the computer (hp) but i cant get into it.
The harddisk i shared with full permissions.

How can i enable filebrowsing to this computer?

Turning off the windows firewall does not help.

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23 Dec 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groknet View Post
HI
I have win 7 home computer and i can browse files from this computer
to other computers in my lan eg i can move files from the win 7 comp.

If i try to connect to the win 7 comp from other computers i can
see the name of the computer (hp) but i cant get into it.
The harddisk i shared with full permissions.

How can i enable filebrowsing to this computer?

Turning off the windows firewall does not help.
It sounds like you are trying to gain access to the entire harddrive of the Windows 7 machine, correct? If so it can be done by using the Security tab on the drive and allowing access for "Everyone". The picture below shows you how.

From a security stand point this isn't a very safe way to share files. You would be better off sharing the entire User folder instead.


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file browsing-sharing-c-drive-everyone.png  
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23 Dec 2010   #3

7 ultimate x64
 
 

What does it tell you when you try to connect?

Do you have a password set up on your win 7 home you are trying to connect to?
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25 Dec 2010   #4

win 7 home 32
 
 

HI

It says \\HP is not accesible...
I dont have a password set - windows logs on autmatically when
i start the computer.


I have set up an FTP on this comp and with that i can access the computer
but i would like to able to file browse to this computer like i can on
other computers in my lan (those are xp and vista computers).
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28 Dec 2010   #5

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Im sure that you can't access a windows computer without a password setup on the remote system.

Set up a password on the system you are trying to access and try again...
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28 Dec 2010   #6

 

"Not Accessible" usually doesn't mean "Access Denied". Instead of connecting to: \\HP
Can you ping "HP" and try: \\ip_of_HP\c$

That should prompt you for a password...If you haven't set the everyone group up in the security tab
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28 Dec 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groknet View Post
HI

It says \\HP is not accesible...
I dont have a password set - windows logs on autmatically when
i start the computer.


I have set up an FTP on this comp and with that i can access the computer
but i would like to able to file browse to this computer like i can on
other computers in my lan (those are xp and vista computers).
If you need access to the drive the question is already answered with a picture no less.
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30 Dec 2010   #8

win 7 home 32
 
 
ping

I can ping hp and get response but \\ip_of_HP\c$ makes
'network path not found'.

I have set full control to everyone but i still cant connect to it.

Only way is to connect to the ftp i have set up in the computer.

I have a lan with xp and vista computers and connection between those
is going fine so it puzzles me why i cant get it to the win 7 comp...
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30 Dec 2010   #9

win 7 home 32
 
 
yes

Got it working.
What i had to do was creating a second user account -
no idea why but after that it works fine....
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