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Windows 7: Connecting 2 laptops

09 Jun 2010   #1
creswelllad

Windows 7
 
 
Connecting 2 laptops

I am trying to connect 2 laptops as a peer-to-peer network for file sharing. I've done this quite easily in older versions of windows, but there doesn't seem to be this option with W7. I have connected both PCs using the Homegroup option but I still can't see any files/folders from either machine. I don't use/understand the libraries thing in W7 preferring to use traditional files/folders.

Can anyone please help?

Thanks in advance


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09 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by creswelllad View Post
I am trying to connect 2 laptops as a peer-to-peer network for file sharing. I've done this quite easily in older versions of windows, but there doesn't seem to be this option with W7. I have connected both PCs using the Homegroup option but I still can't see any files/folders from either machine. I don't use/understand the libraries thing in W7 preferring to use traditional files/folders.

Can anyone please help?

Thanks in advance
did you share both network interfaces on both machines?
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09 Jun 2010   #3
creswelllad

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for the reply zigzag, but I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question - what is a 'network interface'?
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09 Jun 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by creswelllad View Post
thanks for the reply zigzag, but I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question - what is a 'network interface'?
Do you mean AdHoc Sharing/Peering...that might be enable in the wifi or Lan card
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09 Jun 2010   #5
creswelllad

Windows 7
 
 

NoN, thanks for the reply. My need is very simple - to be able to use one machine to create/edit/read files which are on the other machine and vice versa. I thought that ad hoc was only a temporary solution? I need a permanenet one!
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09 Jun 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by creswelllad View Post
NoN, thanks for the reply. My need is very simple - to be able to use one machine to create/edit/read files which are on the other machine and vice versa. I thought that ad hoc was only a temporary solution? I need a permanenet one!
In Homegroup did you gave the proper password to both machines? This should be set easily normaly.

I did a search in the Forums...Here you can find a list related to "HomeGroup":

http://www.sevenforums.com/search.ph...=1300539&pp=25

That's all in "Tutorial" Sections. Hope this helps!
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09 Jun 2010   #7
creswelllad

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, I did that OK. I can see each machine from the other but can't read the folders or files.
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09 Jun 2010   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Follow the tutorial list linked...i'm sure you'll find your needs...
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09 Jun 2010   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Assuming you have Homegroups set up correctly you only need to click on the folder icon in the taskbar lower left, click on Library's in the left pane, then highlight which ever folder you want to share, click the "share with" button and choose "Homegroup read/write" do this for each folder you need to share on both machines. If you are still having problems then most likely it has to do with the A/V software you have installed.
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09 Jun 2010   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

You might want to have a look aswell in the Advanced Parameters in your Homegroup if Sharing Files & Printers are enable and Publics Folder Share aswell..
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