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Windows 7: 2 win7 pc's can view each others "locations" but windows cannot access


27 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home x64 & Windows XP Pro x86
 
 
2 win7 pc's can view each others "locations" but windows cannot access

Hello all, i have just updated my media pc to Windows 7 with a new motherboard and now not only am i confused by the new share system but i have a problem access a shared folder.

my setup

1 main pc and one media pc (htpc) both are connected to a router via cables (not wireless).

my aim was to put a shared folder on the htpc to transfer files to.

i can share a folder on the original/main pc and access it via the new/htpc pc. but i cant share something on the new pc and access it via the original. when ever i try i get a 'windows cannot access...' 'contact you network administrator' message. im assuming it has something to do with permissions.

i have windows security enabled. no other firewalls or antivirus.

im not experienced with networking. is there anything im missing here?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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27 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You might have the best luck by just setting up a Homegroup and using the Default folders to share with at first. You can create new folders after you have it working.

Homegroup - Create

If you have any problems setting up the Homegroup this trouble Homegroup trouble shooter will come in handy.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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27 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home x64 & Windows XP Pro x86
 
 

somehow i have it working (crosses fingers). Howevere there are two things im concerned about. the media folder on the htpc is ticked as read only. when i untick and close the window. load it back up its listed as read only again. is this normal.

and

to get it working i had to make it available to everyone.

both machines are connected via a router. the the availble to everyone mean that people outside the two computers have specific permission to read and write the shared folder?

thaank you for your time and patience.
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27 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonesie85 View Post
somehow i have it working (crosses fingers). Howevere there are two things im concerned about. the media folder on the htpc is ticked as read only. when i untick and close the window. load it back up its listed as read only again. is this normal.

and

to get it working i had to make it available to everyone.

both machines are connected via a router. the the availble to everyone mean that people outside the two computers have specific permission to read and write the shared folder?

thaank you for your time and patience.
It only means that machines in your own network can access the files.

Option 2 in the link below shows you how to add write permissions to the folders.
Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings
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