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Windows 7: Sharing Problems

24 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
Sharing Problems

I am at my wits end on this. I have several computers that I would like to be able to network. All 3 of them are connected to my router and all 3 can access the internet. But if I want to transfer files from one computer to another, I can see the other computers on the networking page, but if I try to access them I get asked for a username and password. WHAT USERNAME?? WHAT PASSWORD??
I never set up any passwords. Anything I put in there gets turned down. I can pull up a password on one machine, but if I type it in on the other machine, it still won't let me in. And I still don't know what username to put. I tried the computer name and the login name, for which I have no password set and I'm still locked out. Do I have to transfer files with my thumb drive even though I should be linked?? BTW, when I was running XP on all 3 machines, they networked just fine.

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24 Sep 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

TC

Are you using homegroup or workgroup?
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24 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tocapet View Post
I am at my wits end on this. I have several computers that I would like to be able to network. All 3 of them are connected to my router and all 3 can access the internet. But if I want to transfer files from one computer to another, I can see the other computers on the networking page, but if I try to access them I get asked for a username and password. WHAT USERNAME?? WHAT PASSWORD??
I never set up any passwords. Anything I put in there gets turned down. I can pull up a password on one machine, but if I type it in on the other machine, it still won't let me in. And I still don't know what username to put. I tried the computer name and the login name, for which I have no password set and I'm still locked out. Do I have to transfer files with my thumb drive even though I should be linked?? BTW, when I was running XP on all 3 machines, they networked just fine.
OK, I had similar problems, and managed to not have to resort to sneaker net. This is do-able, and with the help of the folks here, fairly trivial.

Now, are the computers all running WIndows 7? Are they part of a Homegroup?

We're going to need some more info on your lash-up, but believe me, it can be done.
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25 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

2 of them are running Win 7 build 7600 and the last one is running
Vista Ultimate. And I put them all on Homegroup. I can still boot back to XP on 2 of them, but it's a pain. Is there not a simple way to get this to work???
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25 Sep 2009   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

try this:

goto network and sharing center

choose homegroup and sharing options

changed advanced sharing settings...

turn off password protected sharing
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27 May 2013   #6

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
try this:

goto network and sharing center

choose homegroup and sharing options

changed advanced sharing settings...

turn off password protected sharing
I'm having a similar sharing problem and have done those steps to no avail. Any other suggestions? Also, besides trying to share files between two nearly identical HP computers, I want my Blu-Ray/CD player, which can playback various audio files, to be able to read my E drive, which is where I store downloaded music. It's connected to my wireless network. It can see a few files on my C drive, but not all of them, and it can't see my E drive at all. Help!!
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