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Windows 7: Problems networking 2 Windows 7 Pro computers

13 Jun 2010   #1
Walter

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Problems networking 2 Windows 7 Pro computers

I have 2 computers called Viva and main both running Windows 7 Pro (different product Ids) and I am haveing problems.

Viva can access all of the files on Main but when I try to access Viva from Main I get a message "cannot access \\Viva\d" The pemissions have been set to allow read and write on all hard drives and all are set for shareing with full access permissions.

I would welcome any suggestions.

Walter


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13 Jun 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sounds like you are attempting to share the entire harddrive between those machines. This isn't easy on Windows 7 because it's considered to be a security risk.

You would be better off using Homegroups for sharing or you can share the entire User folder using the Network sharing feature. If you really need to share the entire harddrive I can tell you how to do that also, just let me know if you need those instructions.
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13 Jun 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Problems networking 2... 06-13-2010 12:29 PMWalter Solved my problem. Thank you

Glad I could help Walter, in case you need to share the entire drive the steps are below.

Open My Computer -> right click Local Disk D -> select Properties -> select Security tab -> click Edit button -> click Add button -> enter the name of the User you want to set Security permissions (it is the same user name you've set the sharing permissions for, ex. Everyone will set the read permissions to every user which will attempt to connect to your shared drive) -> click OK -> select the desired permissions -> click OK -> wait while permissions are set -> and your Done.
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