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Windows 7: Only uni-directional file Sharing.

13 Oct 2013   #1
plumpf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Only uni-directional file Sharing.

i have two systems.
one is desktop which i am currntly using .its runing win 7 x64 ultimate.
other is laptop which is running win 7 32bit ultimate.
both are in same workgroup.

the laptop is connected through wifi to my tplink router. . and the desktop system is connected through the wire to the same router. but the devices are assigned static ips from 192.168.2.x subnet.

the network location of both is set to Public.

and i can only access the files shared on my desktop from the laptop. not the other way.
why ?

i have shared folders on both systems.


i can rdp into the laptop from the desktop.

however i have noted that when i go to the "network and sharing center" > "advanced sharing" > and from public select "turn on netowrk discovery" and click save changes.. after doing so going to above mentioned location/path the check box is set to "turn OFF netowrk discover" it automatcally resets to it .. this is happening on desktop not on laptop.


any solution to this unidirectional file sharing ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Oct 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by plumpf View Post
i have two systems.
one is desktop which i am currntly using .its runing win 7 x64 ultimate.
other is laptop which is running win 7 32bit ultimate.
both are in same workgroup.

the laptop is connected through wifi to my tplink router. . and the desktop system is connected through the wire to the same router. but the devices are assigned static ips from 192.168.2.x subnet.

the network location of both is set to Public.

and i can only access the files shared on my desktop from the laptop. not the other way.
why ?

i have shared folders on both systems.

i can rdp into the laptop from the desktop.

however i have noted that when i go to the "network and sharing center" > "advanced sharing" > and from public select "turn on netowrk discovery" and click save changes.. after doing so going to above mentioned location/path the check box is set to "turn OFF netowrk discover" it automatcally resets to it .. this is happening on desktop not on laptop. any solution to this unidirectional file sharing ?
I'm not sure why you would be using Public for the network location unless your house is in a Public location?

Using the Work or Home network location setting is the way to go here. I'm also not sure why you would use a different subnet than the one your router is using by default?

At any rate, if the Network Discovery setting is not saying set then you have a bigger problem than you might think. If this is the case I have a fix for it which involves repairing the base filtering engine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2013   #3
plumpf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i dont konw how to explain the reason for setting the location to public.. i live in hostel where trust is an issue.

i am using the same subnet on both the desktp and laptop. the WAN interface of wifi router is getting an ip of 192.168.1.1/24 and the LAN side (which has 4 100mbps switch and a wifi ) use 192.168.2.x/24 subnet.

after digging out the reseting of newtork discovery it turned out few services were disabled...

now isnt it possible to share fodler if i set both to public ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Oct 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by plumpf View Post
i dont konw how to explain the reason for setting the location to public.. i live in hostel where trust is an issue.

i am using the same subnet on both the desktp and laptop.

after digging out the reseting of newtork discovery it turned out few services were disabled...

now isnt it possible to share fodler if i set both to public ?
Public should work in this case.

There are separate settings for Guest or Public networks in the Advanced Sharing Settings so you might want to make sure that Network Discovery is turned on for the Public network etc.

Did restarting those services fix the Network Discovery problem?
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