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Windows 7: Can't access network computers

06 Aug 2012   #21
Asad Alrafidain

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hi everyone.
I have this problem too.I'm on homegroup and i can see the other computer as well as mine but when i double click on a computer icon (even mine) the message "\\computerName is not might not have permission to use this network the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.the specified network path is invalid."
the othe computer can access mine and i was able to transfer files between the two computers ,even shared a dvd-rom on my computer successfully.
I tried the homegroup as well as network troubleshooters and they didn't find problems.
could this be a service-related problem ? I know this thread is old but I'd appreciate if someone is kind enough to help.
Thanks in advance and sorry if my language is bad.

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06 Aug 2012   #22
Asad Alrafidain

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I figured it out.Turns out client for microsoft networks was somehow missing.I reinstalled it and everything is solved !
Just wanted to share the solution for anybody who have this problem.
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13 Jun 2016   #23

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Asad Alrafidain View Post
I figured it out.Turns out client for microsoft networks was somehow missing.I reinstalled it and everything is solved !
Just wanted to share the solution for anybody who have this problem.
Yes, this is the solution.

Just to clarify what steps need to be done for ppl who are unclear (I also had same problem)

Open network and sharing center
Click change adapter settings
Open property of LAN.
Click properties

Click install
Select client
Click ADD

Then click OK.

Now this is an important step.
Make sure you are not browsing the network, so close explorer window.

Click Disable on LAN status window
Then click ENABLE.

Now you can open explorer and click network.
Then click the network computer
and now it will prompt for the username and password of that computer

Note: Make sure you have a User + password on that network computer you are trying to browse.
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