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Windows 7: Homegroup libraries only partially listed on 2nd computer.

09 May 2012   #1
fibbermcghee

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Homegroup libraries only partially listed on 2nd computer.

Desktop comp. is Windows 7 Pro x64, laptop is Windows 7 Home Premium x32.

Login passwords are the same.

Homegroup was set up on the desktop, the laptop then joined.

Homegroup passwords are the same.

Both are members of "Workgroup" and are set as "Home Networks."

Settings are per "Homegroup - Add Computer or Join"

The Windows generated library on the desktop, "Pictures" has five different locations in it, from three different drives. The "Documents"library has four different locations from three different drives, and the "Music" library has three different locations from two different drives. All the desktop libraries work as expected on the desktop.

All libraries, drives and folders are shared, and "Everyone" has all rights.

The laptop sees the desktop, and the three shared libraries. But it sees only one of each desktop libraries' several locations, the one that is listed first in the properties of the library on the desktop.

Assuming I've done something wrong, does anyone have any idea what it might be?

tia

fib


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10 May 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fibbermcghee View Post
Desktop comp. is Windows 7 Pro x64, laptop is Windows 7 Home Premium x32.

Login passwords are the same.

Homegroup was set up on the desktop, the laptop then joined.

Homegroup passwords are the same.

Both are members of "Workgroup" and are set as "Home Networks."

Settings are per "Homegroup - Add Computer or Join"

The Windows generated library on the desktop, "Pictures" has five different locations in it, from three different drives. The "Documents"library has four different locations from three different drives, and the "Music" library has three different locations from two different drives. All the desktop libraries work as expected on the desktop.

All libraries, drives and folders are shared, and "Everyone" has all rights.

The laptop sees the desktop, and the three shared libraries. But it sees only one of each desktop libraries' several locations, the one that is listed first in the properties of the library on the desktop.

Assuming I've done something wrong, does anyone have any idea what it might be?

tia

fib
Did you try going into the Security tab of the drives that won't show up and use the "Edit" button then to the "Add" button and type in "Everyone" there as well?

You can always change it back if that doesn't work.
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10 May 2012   #3
fibbermcghee

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

No I haven't. I will try it this morning. Thanks chev65.

fib
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10 May 2012   #4
fibbermcghee

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Everything has Everybod now, everything is shared, but still no joy. But thanks.

fib
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