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Windows 7: Home network can share printers but not folders or entire disks

25 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Home network can share printers but not folders or entire disks

Dear Windows 7 Home Network Experts,

After hours of trying, I can see my 2 compupters on the Home Network. I can share printers, but no matter what I do, I cannot access folders or hard disks. I have:

- encabled sharing
- disabled firewall

The messages I get are:
Windows cannot access \\other computer name\disk or folder name
You do not have permission to access \\other computer name\\disk or folder name. Contact your network administrator to request access.

These are my own computers and I have created and am managing the home network....

Thank you!

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25 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you select "everyone" when you try to share a folder?
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25 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, "everyone" has Full Control on the disk or folders I need to share.
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25 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok Open the Control Panel - Network and Sharing Centre. Over on the left, click "Change Advanced sharing settings".
Choose "Home or work" Work through the options, giving the appropriate permissions. I would suggest to turn off the password option.
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25 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If that doesnt work. Easy way to share your folders by using Microsoft Windows Wizard for sharing folders.

Open RUN/Search box and type shrpubw.exe then follow the instruction.
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25 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I had turned on every item except the password, which I turned off.
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25 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Whats the result? have you tried Microsoft Windows Wizard for sharing folders?

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If that doesnt work. Easy way to share your folders by using Microsoft Windows Wizard for sharing folders.

Open RUN/Search box and type shrpubw.exe then follow the instruction.
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25 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for you prompt responses and suggestions. I tried the Wizard you suggested to share an entire disk, the new share name appears on the other computer, but still shows the same error msg that Windows cannot access the disk or folder.

Allow me to add that I can access printers and a folder calaled "users" on computer 1 that I did not intentionally share and have no use on computer 2. Both computers are running Windows 7 Home Premium.
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25 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have the same problem before. You can try this registry patch I used before.

WIN7Default.rar

post back if it fixes the problem.


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25 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I applied the registry patch on both computers, and rebooted both. Still no luck.
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