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Windows 7: How to get user created libraries to show in homegroup


16 Mar 2012   #1

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem
 
 
How to get user created libraries to show in homegroup

Hi guys,

I have a homegroup between 2 Windows 7 pcs. It's working just fine over my network but I'm a bit confused about something.

I am storing no data in my Windows 7 'librarys' becsuse my data is on a separate drive and that data is linked to the libraries if that makes sense. Again all working as expected.

Additionally I created a new library called games. It just links to my games folder on e: however when I view my homegroup from another pc, only the default libraries show and not the games library.

Any ideas?
Matt


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16 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Might want to check the sharing settings. There is a share with options. Check who all are allowed to access the library.
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16 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

P.S. To clear any confusion.
The data which is to be shared is often linked to a library. When you click a folder one option pops up for including that folder in a library.
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16 Mar 2012   #4

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem
 
 

pcfreak - figured this out now. you had it right - it was the sharing settings.

When you initially set up the homegroup for a PC there are a series of checkboxes for what you want to share (documents, videos, music etc). However this does not cover user defined libraries.

Its as easy as right clicking the user defined library and saying read/write share with homegroup.

Now works - thanks +1 rep
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