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Windows 7: Homegroup Libraries won't open

29 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC Build 7100 64-bit
 
 
Homegroup Libraries won't open

Hi! I'm having trouble sharing my files between two Windows 7 computers, one 32-bit and one 64-bit but both build 7100. I've got the comps connected in a LAN with a Linksys WRT54G ver. 6 router (updated firmware).

The two comps are in the same Homegroup, with the network discovery, file sharing, etc. turned on and password protection turned off. I can see the homegroup libraries of one computer from the other (i.e. the 32-bit homegroup/libraries is visible from the explorer window of the 64-bit comp).

However, I cannot open any of the library folders. I double-click but it does nothing.

As a test, I shared a random folder (Contacts) on the homegroup. The folder is visible from the other comp, but when I try to access it Windows gives the error "The network path was no found (error code 0x80070035)". Diagnosing the problem does nothing.

The same error appears when I try accessing the other comp from the Network explorer. I tried using user accounts and passwords to connect instead of using the homegroup, but the network error also appears.

Any help?

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29 Jun 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

this type of problem is commonly caused by third party firewall or security software. Are you using something like that?
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30 Jun 2009   #3

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Yep, and also if both machines have the same user name but different passwords, you may run into problems. If this is the case, make a temporary user account with a new name and try again, to test.
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30 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the help, but I still can't file-share.
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30 Jun 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Since you're using Homegroup, make sure IPv6 is enabled. Also, make sure the IP Helper service is running. To do that, in start menu search box, type services.msc, then hit enter.

Type cmd in start menu search box, hit enter. Then in the black box, type ipconfig /all, hit enter. Please post a screenshot of this and we will probably be able to help you then if you still need.

Have you tried filesharing using Netbios and homegroups disabled? If you don't know how, we could help with that also.
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06 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm afraid none of them worked. I uploaded the ipconfig screen though. Hope that helps.


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10 Jul 2009   #7

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Strange, looks as tho its using 1.1 as IPv4 dns and .0.1 for IPv6 dns, and this would be a forseeable problem.

did you manually type anything in for IPv6?
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12 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

Nope. IPv6 settings are all automatically obtained.
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13 Jul 2009   #9

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

make sure you have the dns servers in IPv4 as 192.168.1.1 - not 0.1
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15 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 
Homegroup Libraries Won't Open

So I'm apparently having the exact same problem. I've posted my ipconfig for both machines.

Please help.


MY DESKTOP ---

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Wes Sims>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Fusion-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-B5-A8-7C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::fcde:c582:5d73:8a20%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 15, 2010 2:49:49 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, January 16, 2010 2:49:50 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234888562
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-D6-C8-76-00-1D-72-B5-A8-7C

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.home:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e50:201d:7aa0:b84c:f521(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::201d:7aa0:b84c:f521%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\Wes Sims>

MY LAPTOP ---

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\wes>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : wes-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-16-9F-46-A4
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-56-59-EB-03
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2067:8550:641a:ec5%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 15, 2010 2:50:52 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, January 16, 2010 2:50:53 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201336150
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-E0-21-0D-00-1F-16-9F-46-A4

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.home:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e50:3070:1c00:b84c:f521(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3070:1c00:b84c:f521%14(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\wes>
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