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Windows 7: Can't see computers on workgroup


14 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Can't see computers on workgroup

I have three computers in the same office, 2 are Windows XP Professional and the other is Windows 7 Professional. They were all linked through a workgroup so I could share folders between them all. Recently only the Windows XP machines are able to see each other through the workgroup. The Windows 7 can't see the XP and the XP can't see the 7. I have the network discovery turned on and all the firewalls are off. I have double checked they all share the same workgroup. Any suggestions so I can see all the computers on the workgroup from every computer?


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14 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

There is a hotfix for the problem that may help.
You cannot view other workgroup computers on the network on a Windows XP-based computer

Apparently this is a common problem but with many possible solutions. The following links show more solutions that may help.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...ee-xp-machines

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-workgroup-pcs

Of course checking that they are all using the same "Workgroup" name is required and from what I have read if you change the Workgroup name on the Windows 7 machine to something else like Workgroup1, then change it back to Workgroup it may fix this problem.
Workgroup Name - View and Change
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