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Windows 7: Two Windows 7 PC's on Homegroup, Shared Files Not Appearing

08 Nov 2011   #1
jaybeebrad

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Two Windows 7 PC's on Homegroup, Shared Files Not Appearing

I have two computers running windows 7. One is a laptop, one is a desktop. Both are connected to the same router. The desktop is direct wired via ethernet, and the laptop is wirelessly connected.

I set up a homegroup and successfully connected both computers to the homegroup.

If I share one of the "Libraries" folders on either computer, it instantly shows up in the Homegroup folder where shared items should appear. Any other documents or folders that I share from either computer do not appear, no matter what I try.

I right click, choose "share with" and then "homegroup read/write". It doesn't appear accessible from the other computer. I choose "specific people" and then add "everyone," "guest" and "homegroup" all with read/write, and it doesn't appear on the other computer.

I don't understand why this is happening and I'm at my wit's end. Please, I beg of you to help me!


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08 Nov 2011   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I think you need to add those other folders to one of your shared libraries. For example, if you have "documents" shared, you can go to the folder you want to share (let's say it's d:\mystuff), single click on it, click include in library, then choose the library you want (in this example, documents).
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