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Windows 7: Homegroup sharing showing administrator/user directory?

31 Dec 2009   #1

Homegroup sharing showing administrator/user directory?

I setup 2 machines running windows 7. I setup sharing in the homegroup between them.

For some reason on one machine when I access it via the networking folder I see the user libraries but also the adminstrators user folder???? Favorites, desktop, contacts, my pictures, etc.

Its the same thing almost on the other machine where the user folder for administrator is there but it's just empty.

Any idea what is wrong?

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26 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Hi there,

Saw that you had your question answered here, so I'm reposting it. If this solution worked for you, please mark this thread 'Solved' as explained here.


Windows Outreach Team

This symptom can occur if the C:\Users folder or its sub-folder is shared on one of machine and another is not shared. It's normal. You can share or stop the sharing folder in HomeGroup. If the folder is shared, it can be accessed on another machine in the HomeGroup. If you would not like to share certain folder, please right click it on the local machine and clear "Share this folder" option.

For more information about the sharing folder in HomeGroup, please refer to the following articles:

Share files with someone

Windows 7 HomeGroup

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