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Windows 7: Can't share PC with Homegroup

02 Feb 2012   #1
keyms92

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't share PC with Homegroup

Hi,

For some reason, I'm unable to share one PC with the Homegroup. I can actually join the Homegroup and see the rest of the PCs, it's just that I can't share the PC itself. The problem becomes obvious when I try to check the libraries that I want to share in the Homegroup settings: I might check e.g. "Documents" but when I save an re-open the dialog, "Documents" is again unchecked. In case you were curious: 'normal' network file sharing works fine...

Any ideas?


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02 Feb 2012   #2
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm assuming all your PC's are Win7 because homegroups are specific to this OS and for mixed OS e.g. W7 and XP a different arrangement is necessary.... remember also that not all versions of Win7 support homegroups I believe (please check as I am not certain about this)
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02 Feb 2012   #3
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibshaw View Post
I'm assuming all your PC's are Win7 because homegroups are specific to this OS and for mixed OS e.g. W7 and XP a different arrangement is necessary.... remember also that not all versions of Win7 support homegroups I believe (please check as I am not certain about this)
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02 Feb 2012   #4
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

+1 ...... meaning ?
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02 Feb 2012   #5
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibshaw View Post
+1 ...... meaning ?
I support your answer.
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02 Feb 2012   #6
keyms92

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I'm assuming all your PC's are Windows 7 because homegroups are specific to this OS and for mixed OS e.g. Windows 7 and XP a different arrangement is necessary.... remember also that not all versions of Windows 7 support homegroups I believe (please check as I am not certain about this)
All the PCs are using the same version of Windows 7. :P

FYI: Before this problem occured I had another problem with the same PC: when accessing the PC via Homegroup all the libraries were incorrectly shown as empty. In the hope of solving this problem I tried to rejoin it with Homegroup. Unfortunately this left me with the current situation (in which the PC is totally invisible to other PCs).
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03 Feb 2012   #7
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi again, I had a similar problem at first when I was getting all my Win7 systems to see each other and join a common homegroup so they could exchange files. One of them flat refused to join and it kept saying.... "IPv6 has to be enabled to join a homegroup" however in the properties of the wireless adapter IPv6 was enabled - there is a fix I had to use to get it to work that I think I got on this forum.

Does this sound like your problem ?
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03 Feb 2012   #8
keyms92

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
Does this sound like your problem ?
Well, my problem turns out to a be more 'stupid' than that :P I just found out that I have to do "share with home group" for each library. I'd assumed this is done automatically when adding them to the homegroup but apparantly not...

But in short, problem solved!
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03 Feb 2012   #9
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yes, your right, you need to tell the homegroup to share folders - no worries, you got it solved......
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