Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can only share one way "Windows cannot access \\LAPTOP"

04 Apr 2013   #1
vgrumbles

Win 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 
Can only share one way "Windows cannot access \\LAPTOP"

Hello,

I have two Win7 Home Premium computers that I'm trying to share files between. One is a desktop and the other a laptop.
  • I can access my desktop files from the wireless laptop with no issues
  • I cannot access the laptop files from the desktop, unless I use a wired connection from the router to the laptop.
  • Since I can access the laptop when wired, I don't think it is a security or share setting problem?
When I look into the homegroup on my desktop, it shows 4 ghosted directories: Documents, Music, Pictures & Videos. If I click on any of these, I get a brief pause and then nothing else happens.

My router is a Netgear N600 WNDR3700v2. I recently updated the firmware, but this did not resolve the issue.

I've attached the Local Area Connection Properties, network map, error message and IPconfig screenshot for reference.

Thanks for your help.




Attached Thumbnails
Can only share one way "Windows cannot access \LAPTOP"-ipconfig.jpg  
Attached Images
Can only share one way "Windows cannot access \LAPTOP"-network-map-pc.jpg Can only share one way "Windows cannot access \LAPTOP"-error-message.jpg Can only share one way "Windows cannot access \LAPTOP"-local-area-connection-properties.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Apr 2013   #2
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hello,

Instead of accessing thru \\laptop, have you tried the IP Address - \\IPAddress\SharedFolder?

Is your Wi-Fi adapter's driver up to date?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2013   #3
DMHolt57

 
 

Turn off the Computer Browser service...then try it...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Apr 2013   #4
vgrumbles

Win 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies 2xg and DMHolt57.

After thinking about this problem more and the fact that the laptop was likely blocking access by the desktop, I turned off the firewall on the laptop and everything worked fine...finally! I haven't looked into it more, but I'll need to find a way to keep the firewall protecting the laptop and yet allow access by the desktop. I'm sure this is common, I just haven't had the time to work on it yet.

Thanks again for your responses!

Vgrumbles
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2013   #5
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

No worries, glad all is well now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can only share one way "Windows cannot access \\LAPTOP"




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"Windows Cannot Access" my WD "My Book Live" NAS drives
New to the forum, hoping to find answers or new ideas to try... My Win7 OS computer has problems seeing my WD network drives most of the time. I'll say up front that my Macbook, my Windows XP laptops, all other computers of various types in my house see and access these drives just fine, but the...
Network & Sharing
Remove "Restore previous versions" and "Share with" from context menu
Hello! ... How about removing these two: "Restore previous versions" and "Share with"
Customization
"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?
I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE. No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work. But this is another problem which should not discussed here. When I type now one of the following...
General Discussion
"Enter network password" when attempting to access XP share.
For some reason I can no longer access my XP shares from Windows 7 Home Premium. This was working for about 2 months (since I got this machine) but now everytime I attempt to access my XP files it asks for the network password (of course there is no such thing). Any ideas?
Network & Sharing
how to access Windows 7 "first boot" on a new laptop
I purchased a new Windows 7 laptop PC on June 27, 2012. Windows was preinstalled but there was a step called "first boot". The sales person started the "first boot" and it showed some things I've never seen before (in my previous experiences installing Windows 7 from a DVD purchased in January...
Installation & Setup
"Access Denied" to network share once moved to 7..but works on XP
We have a number of users that have lost access to the network share My Documents where everything they create is redirected and stored on a Sunfire server with the data on NFS volume. We are a Xen virtual shop running Server 2003. We've just built a Server 2008 that we are going to promote to...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App