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Windows 7: file browsing

23 Dec 2010   #1
groknet

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
chev65

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 Win7 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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-sharing-c-drive-everyone.png  
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23 Dec 2010   #3
CLassicD

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
groknet

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
CLassicD

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
brady

 

"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
chev65

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2010   #8
groknet

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
groknet

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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