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Windows 7: Homegroup - Can see libraries but cannot open them.

01 Feb 2010   #1

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Homegroup - Can see libraries but cannot open them.

Hi all, I recently upgraded the downstairs computer to windows 7 so we can now use Homegroup library sharing to supposedly make networking windows 7 boxes easier, anyway I set up the homegroup and shared the libraries I wanted shared on both computers, both machine can see the other ones shared libraries but cannot open them, if you click the icon for a library absolutely nothing happens. Networking itself still works fine as you can browse through the other computers shares in the traditional way but Homegroups won't let you open anything.

Any ideas?

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01 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

That could be the permission settings. You may need to add read/write access or give permissions to everyone.
Sharing and Permissions

This Homegroup trouble shooting guide might also help.

Also see:
Homegroup - Create


Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
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