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: PC's see each other but cant access shared files.

09 Jul 2013   #1
steve7677

windows 7 home premium sp1 64
 
 
PC's see each other but cant access shared files.

I have 3 win7 machines on my home network and one unraid (NAS) server. All my machines can see each other they are all under the same workgroup. However they cannot access each other c or d drives. I have setup shared files on one and when i attempt to access those folder windows says network error . windows cannot access you do not have permission to access.

I have setup all my windows machines to network discovery on, file/printer sharing on, use 128 bit encryption, turn off password sharing. homne group connection is set to - use user account to connect to other computers.

Ive been at this for ages read a million threads and still cant get access.

Should i not be able to access my laptops c and d drives from my imac running windows 7? and vice versa.

any help will be appreciated

Cheers
Steve


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Jul 2013   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Hardrive sharing requires additional steps than just sharing a folder.

warning   Warning
Sharing the C drive can cause a huge security risk since anyone on the network could potentially damage the machine remotely. Proceed at your own risk


This post should show you how to share a drive across a network, please replace the drive with the particular drive you wish to share - HDD sharing

Hope This Helps,
Josh!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2013   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve7677 View Post
I have 3 win7 machines on my home network and one unraid (NAS) server. All my machines can see each other they are all under the same workgroup. However they cannot access each other c or d drives. I have setup shared files on one and when i attempt to access those folder windows says network error . windows cannot access you do not have permission to access.

I have setup all my windows machines to network discovery on, file/printer sharing on, use 128 bit encryption, turn off password sharing. homne group connection is set to - use user account to connect to other computers.

Ive been at this for ages read a million threads and still cant get access.

Should i not be able to access my laptops c and d drives from my imac running windows 7? and vice versa.

any help will be appreciated

Cheers
Steve
Just to make sure, is the C:>Users folder shared per the picture below because without the User folder being shared no folder lower down in the hierarchy will be sharable.

Drive sharing is a bit different but it's best to make sure that sharing is enabled for the Users folder and go from there. I'll assume that you checked the boxes to enable sharing for the Library folders when you set up the Homegroup.


Attached Thumbnails
PC's see each other but cant access shared files.-sharing-tab-full-permissions.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 PC's see each other but cant access shared files.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Networking Error message when trying to access shared files
I have a W7 desktop and laptop. My desktop can access shared files on my laptop just fine. But for my laptop to access files on my desktop I have to have a password on my desktop and have it set to "password protected sharing." I guess this is not a big issue but I don't really want a...
Network & Sharing
Can't access PC's shared files from Laptop
Hi, I just bought a laptop yesterday and I'm trying to fit it into an already existing home network(wireless not wired). Everything work except the Laptop can't see my PC's files or folders even though I turned off all firewalls and Antivirus software and shared the folders manually and shared...
Network & Sharing
How to access shared Host Files in Ubuntu Guest
Hi Friends :D Today I have installed Ubuntu in VMware , Shared a few of Host's drives, but cannot find it in guest's file system . Where I am to search those drives in guest system and how I am to mount these there ? Help me please :)
Virtualization
can't access nas login page or shared files from win7 via wifi
My problem started when I upgraded from XP to Win7 on one of my computers. Internet works fine, and I can see my nas (DNS-323) on my network places. I even can open the dns-323 and see the shares. The problem starts when I open a folder on the nas containing any files, then the explorer...
Network & Sharing
Access to shared files, printer etc via wireless
Hi, I guess this issue has been posted before but I am experiencing some trouble trying to connect from wireless. Here are the details: Windows 7 professional on Dell laptop Windows XP professional on Dell desktop (has shared folders & printer) Netgear Router WGR614
Network & Sharing
Windows not allowing access to shared files
I have a Win7 PC and a Linux machine on a home network. I can see and access Linux machine's shared folders from the WIN7 machine; but cannot access windows PC shared files from the Linux box. I have SAMBA on Linux. Both machines see each other. Windows machine sees Linux shared files and...
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 21:34.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App