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Windows 7: Homegroup cannot see computer

25 Oct 2009   #1
Bull3t

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Homegroup cannot see computer

Hi all, I've got a really weird problem with the Homegroup feature of 7.

I've got 3 computers - 2 desktops [PC1+PC2] (wired) and 1 laptop [PC3] (wireless) - all setup on the same network, workgroup and homegroup. I setup the homegroup on PC1 and then joined with the other 2. PC1 and PC3 can see all PCs, but PC2 cannot see PC1 (but can see PC3).

So basically PC1 and PC3 can share files between all 3 PCs but PC2 can only share files with PC3 because it can't see PC1.

I've tried using the troubleshooter on all PCs and made sure the homegroup settings are the same on each PC. Is there anything I've missed or done wrong?

Also, I've just noticed that if I go to the Network section in Windows Explorer I can only see PC3 but if I type the address to PC1 (like: "\\PC1") I can access it. What's going on here?

Thanks in advance,
Phil


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26 Oct 2009   #2
Bull3t

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I recently hooked up another computer to the network (running XP) and all of a sudden PC2 can see all the computers in the Network section (including PC1) but still can't see PC1 in homegroup. Also, PC1 can only see PC2 in homegroup every now and then, so I'm thinking there must be something wrong with the homegroup settings on one of the PCs? Any ideas?
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26 Oct 2009   #3
Ian410

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have pretty much the exact thing going on. Two Desktops one wired and one wireless are able to see each other just fine in homegroup and exchange files. The 3rd laptop that is wired is able to see one of the computers, but not the other and neither desktop is able to see the laptop.

What is odd is that I had the Windows 7 RC on both the wired desktop and the laptop and was able to use Homegroup flawlessly. Now with the release I'm not able to? Very odd.
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02 Nov 2009   #4
Bull3t

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm glad it's not just me then. I've been trying a number of things since then but still nothings changed. I really would like to get this sorted though because at the moment the only way to share files with that computer is by going through Network and that kind of defeats the object of having a Homegroup. Thanks again.
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