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Windows 7: No permission to access Laptop on network


06 Dec 2009   #1

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No permission to access Laptop on network

I know this has probably been covered previously but I haven't fixed my problem yet.

Desktop PC (Windows 7) talks to the old Laptop (Windows XP).

I've just bought a new laptop with Windows 7, configured the Network to MSHOME, set up partitions to share & given access to everybody.

The Windows 7 laptop can see the Desktop & XP Laptop and view/exchange shared files - so the new laptop must be connected to the network.

The problem is that I can't access any shared files on the new laptop from either the Desktop PC or the old laptop - states that I don't have permissions.

If I view a shared files on the Desktop, it shows this as a shared file at the bottom of Windows Explorer whereas on the new laptop it doesn't.

I've tried everything but still can't access the new laptop.

Any ideas - I must be doing something wrong.

Setting up the Desktop was plain sailing and went without a hitch.


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06 Dec 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wightwalker View Post
I know this has probably been covered previously but I haven't fixed my problem yet.

Desktop PC (Windows 7) talks to the old Laptop (Windows XP).

I've just bought a new laptop with Windows 7, configured the Network to MSHOME, set up partitions to share & given access to everybody.

The Windows 7 laptop can see the Desktop & XP Laptop and view/exchange shared files - so the new laptop must be connected to the network.

The problem is that I can't access any shared files on the new laptop from either the Desktop PC or the old laptop - states that I don't have permissions.

If I view a shared files on the Desktop, it shows this as a shared file at the bottom of Windows Explorer whereas on the new laptop it doesn't.

I've tried everything but still can't access the new laptop.

Any ideas - I must be doing something wrong.

Setting up the Desktop was plain sailing and went without a hitch.


WW Hi and welcome

Two questions

First, are you running homegroup or workgroup?

What firewalls and av are you using?

thanks


Ken J++
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2009   #3

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It's a Workgroup defined as MSHOME on all 3 computers.

I'm using KIS 2010 on the Desktop & new Laptop - NIS 2003 on the old laptop. However, disabling the firewall on the new laptop makes no difference.

Attached image shows the 'Shared' icon on the Desktop which is missing from the new laptop.


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