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Windows 7: Homegroup is not streaming content.


15 Apr 2012   #1

 
 
Homegroup is not streaming content.

I have a small home group consisting of a media centre PC and a laptop.

I've set-up the home group and the computers can see each other. I have set both to stream content and set the defaults to "pictures unrated" only, but the pictures on my Laptop are not streaming the the Media Centre.

They didn't stream with the default sharing setting s either.

From the Media Centre, I can navigate to the Laptop, but cannot open the pictures library.

What am I doing wrong?

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15 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

So we can assume that both machines are Windows 7 machines?

It should help to go through this Homegroup sharing tutorial and make sure the shared folders are set to share with the Homegroup with read/write permissions. It's important to note that which ever A/V or third party firewall you are running can cause problems with sharing.

Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings
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19 Apr 2012   #3

 
 

Yes, you can assume they are both Windows 7.

Thanks for the reply and tut by the way.

I'm selecting read/write but the default "nobody" setting is not changing. What am I doing wrong?
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19 Apr 2012   #4

 
 

No third party firewall by the way.
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19 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CaptainSEO View Post
Yes, you can assume they are both Windows 7.

Thanks for the reply and tut by the way.

I'm selecting read/write but the default "nobody" setting is not changing. What am I doing wrong?
Step 4 shows that you need to put check marks on the folders that can be shared.

I'm not sure what you mean by "pictures unrated only"? Are you certain that both machines are a part of the same Homegroup?

Did you use the original Homegroup password for the second machine to join?

Other than that I can't imagine why the nobody setting isn't changing.

Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings
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21 Apr 2012   #6

 
 

I left the homegroup with both PCs and set it up again so as to make sure it's the same homegroup - I used the generated password.

Still nothing is streaming. I can navigate the the content on both machines so that part of it is fine, however, whichever method I use to share with homegroup, whether right click or from explorer, "Nobody" remains the selection.

I just don't get it.
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