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Windows 7: Homegroup - files problem

19 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Homegroup - files problem

Hello all,

I am having troubles with my homegroup - I can see all the folders correctly; however on a number of them I cannot see the files inside the folders and have to manually select all the files within the folder and select Sharing - Homegroup - Read/Write.

It appears that I cannot force the sharing status to filter down from the root folder - is this so or is there any other way I can get my rather large music collection properly sharing?

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20 Jun 2011   #2
Coram Daes


Did you check up the Homegroup Tutorial?
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20 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

How many computers do you have and are they all Windows 7? Any that have earlier Windows operating systems cannot join the Homegroup.
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20 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

2 computers - one W7 Pro (64bit) and the other W7 Home Premium (64bit).

It is odd - one folder I can see 1 file in it (a wma file) but none of the mp3 files contained therein.

They are both joined to the homegroup and if I manually add the mp3 files (right click and select security, homegroup, read/write) I can then see them from both machines. Given that the folders are organised artist/album I don't fancy doing that for the entire library.
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20 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Try doing it from the Library, the sharing thing at the root...I had no problems doing this myself...
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