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Windows 7: Cannot access drives on the desktop from the laptop.


28 Jan 2012   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 Desktop, 32bit Laptop
 
 
Cannot access drives on the desktop from the laptop.

Help, please:

I have two computers running Win 7 Ultimate. 1 Desktop and 1 Laptop. I am running through a Netgear wireless router. The desktop is hard wired to the router through an ethernet connection. The laptop has a wireless connection. I also have a color laser printer hardwired to the router through an ethernet connection.


The laptop can see the desktop and can access the printer and access drives G: & H: on the desktop but not drives C: D: E:. Drives G: & H: are located on an external USB ported drive. The other drives are internally connected to the desktop. When trying to access the unaccessable drives on the desktop I get the following error message. "Windows cannot access\\DESKTOP\Desktop C:. You do not have permission to access\\DESKTOP\Desktop C. Contact your network administrator to request access."


The desktop shows the laptop icon in the network, but I get the same error message when I try to access the laptop, except LAPTOP is substituted for
DESKTOP in the error message above. The error message code is: 0x80070035.

All of the drives have file sharing turned on, and permissions set to everyone. In fact each drive is set up exactly the same, and both computers are set up exactly the same except for the computer name (eg. laptop -- desktop).

All of the drives have file sharing turned on, and permissions set to everyone. In
fact each drive is set up exactly the same, and both computers are set up exactly the same except for the computer name (eg. laptop -- desktop).

In Windows Explorer, when I click on Homegroup Icon, I get the message on the screen "Windows detected a homegroup on your network. However, when I try to
join the network on the Laptop, using the network password from the Desktop, I get the message: "Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer."

If I click on the Network Icon, I can see icons for both the Laptop and the Desktop
computers. If I am using the Laptop, and click on the Laptop Icon, I can see the drive, shareddocs folder, users folder, and network printer (connected directly to the router through an ethernet connection, not to the laptop).

If I click on the Desktop Icon from the Laptop, I can see folders for all drives (internal and external), shareddocs folder, users folder, and network printer. If I try to access any of the internal desktop drives I the the error message \\Desktop is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. However, I can access the Desktop's external drives without problem.

When I am at the desktop, and in windows Explorer, when I click on the Homegroup Icon, I get the message "No other homegroup computers are currently available", even though the Laptop is running and not in hibernation mode. I can then click on the Network Icon and see an Icon for the Laptop. However when I click on the Laptop Icon an open folder window pops up that reads:\\Laptop is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Login failure account currently disabled."

I am at a complete loss at this point of what to do. Any suggestions from anyone would be greatly welcomed. Thanks for reading through this lengthy post.
Ed Wood

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