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Windows 7: Acronis doesn't see 'Computers Near Me'

25 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 HP x64 SP1
Acronis doesn't see 'Computers Near Me'


I've not used Acronis True Image before but I've installed it to both my desktop pc and laptop and I've created an Acronis Boot CD. I want to make a backup of my laptop. When I boot my laptop with the disc, Acronis loads and I go through the backup wizard (disk and partition backup). When it gets to 'browse for location' I click next, and it says' Computers Near Me'. I click on it and it just says 'No items to display'. So it's not seeing my desktop pc or shared folder. Any idea why it wouldn't see it? I've connected my laptop with a cable to my router so there's no wireless issue.

I tested the other way around by booting my desktop with the disc and it does see my laptop, as when I click on 'Computers Near Me' it says 'workgroup',* then I click on workgroup and it shows my laptops shared folder and if I click on that, it shows the contents. So I don't know why my laptop doesn't see my desktop. Is it anything to do with the way I've created the shared folder on my desktop? But when laptop and desktop are both in windows, the laptop does see the shared folder.

Since Acronis can see my laptop from my desktop (but not desktop from laptop), can I do a backup of my laptop to my desktop by booting the disc again from desktop, or must it be done by booting from laptop?

*These are both my home computers running windows 7. I'm not sure why it said 'workgroup' when I clicked on 'Computers Near Me' as both computers say 'This computer belongs to a homegroup'.

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