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Windows 7: Unable to view network drive, only "users" folder

23 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
Unable to view network drive, only "users" folder


I recently upgraded windows 7 onto both my laptop and desktop PC's. Initially, when I viewed the network tab in explorer, it used to bring up a list of my computers, of which I could then pick one, expand the list and see the corresponsing drives attached.

Today, I (stupidly) set up a homegroup. deciding i didn't really need it, i then deleted it! however, now when i expand the computers under the network tab, i cannot see the drives anymore. i can only see a folder labelled "Users".

Does anyone have any idea how i can get it to revert to what it used to show?

many thanks,


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23 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

You will need to make sure that you officially "leave" the Homegroup to fix that particular problem. After that you will want to set up a Workgroup type of network.

Homegroup - Leave
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23 Apr 2010   #3
WalkerA WinTeam

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

Hi Mike,

This might be a simple view options issue. Try right-clicking in the empty space of the Network window in Explorer, and changing the "Group by" setting. If this isn't what you mean, could you please clarify or provide a screenshot?


Windows Outreach Team
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 Unable to view network drive, only "users" folder

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