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Windows 7: Homegroup sharing

12 Apr 2013   #1
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Homegroup sharing

Hi,Sorry to get back to you,Can I ask another question if thats okay.
Homegroup on same machine,I tick all boxes documents music etc then select save changes close the screen.
If I go back to that page the boxes are un ticked is there any reason why they dont stay checked even after saving changes tab on the bottom of page.
Thanks.


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12 Apr 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flogit View Post
Hi,Sorry to get back to you,Can I ask another question if thats okay.
Homegroup on same machine,I tick all boxes documents music etc then select save changes close the screen.
If I go back to that page the boxes are un ticked is there any reason why they dont stay checked even after saving changes tab on the bottom of page.
Thanks.
It may be worth checking that both the C:>Users and C:>Users>"Username" folders have read and write permissions set correctly though the Sharing tab as per the picture below.

If these permissions aren't enabled they will override the ones you set for the Homegroup sharing permissions, although in Windows 8 they changed this behavior I believe it still works with Windows 7.


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13 Apr 2013   #3
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi>thanks for that info,The image you gave this may sound a bit stupid to you but how do I get to those boxes?

Thank You. ''Not very Techy''
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13 Apr 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Go to computer, right click c: then right click users, select properties from context menu, in the window that opens then click the sharing tab, then the advanced sharing tab.
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13 Apr 2013   #5
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Maybe this can help to make sure all your settings are ok Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
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13 Apr 2013   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flogit View Post
Hi>thanks for that info,The image you gave this may sound a bit stupid to you but how do I get to those boxes?

Thank You. ''Not very Techy''
He already has a Homegroup set up Benji, the problem is that the sharing permissions aren't set for full control so when he makes an adjustment to the Homegroup sharing settings they aren't sticking.

Flogit, It's the C drive Users folder and the Username folder as well that need to have the sharing permissions adjusted to having full read/write control or the Homegroup Write settings won't stick.

You have to go to the little folder on the task bar lower left, click on where it says local disk C: then right click the Users folder then click on properties, then click the Sharing tab, then click the Advanced Sharing button, put a check in the box to Share this folder then click the permission tab which will get you to the third picture, put check marks for full control then hit the Apply button. You may need to do the same for the C:>Users>Username folder as well.


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13 Apr 2013   #7
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks all.
All sorted thanks to your help once again.

Thank You
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13 Apr 2013   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flogit View Post
Thanks all.
All sorted thanks to your help once again.

Thank You
I'm glad the detailed instructions helped.
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