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Windows 7: Workgroup problems

11 Jul 2010   #1
Mayotruck

Windows 7 Utimate 64bit edition
 
 
Workgroup problems

Hello,

I am having problems with windows 7 networking(agian). I wish Microsoft would learn a few things from apple and learn to make things more simple instead of complex. Anyways, I have to run my computer in workgroup because I have an xp machine on this network as well. Funny thing is the XP machine is already working 100% with both my other computers.

Problem is.
All computers are in the same work group
Computer A - XP64
Computer B - Windows 7 64
Computer C - Windows 7 64


Computer A can see everyfile B & C are sharing and can share its own files... (so it working 100%
Computer B can see A & C but only access A...if I try to see the files on C from B I get this error (i attached a picture of the error)

The same error pops up if I look from c - b

They are both in the same work group
neither are in a home group
File and Printer sharing is on on both B & C
Network discovery is on both computers
Public share is on
BOTH firewalls are off.
Password is off. (i don't want a password.)
Both computers can see each other ... but just can not see the files...
\\computer_B & \\computer_C

ALL files that are shared are set FULL control to everyone.

help please.




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11 Jul 2010   #2
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Have you tried it with password protection on? How about your public shares are they on?
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11 Jul 2010   #3
Mayotruck

Windows 7 Utimate 64bit edition
 
 

windows 7 take lessons from apple....you shouldn't have to go through 500 things to do 1 basic function.

Ok i fixed the issue myself.

The problem was, i was sharing but not the correct way.
The folders I was sharing I was right clicking going to properties and doing permision through that.

What you need to do is right click the folder click "share with"/ specific people drop down box pick everyone then the drop down box beside that pick "read/write"... and you should be golden.

man windows is so stupid.
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11 Jul 2010   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Well my network seems to work for me but I do use passwords. You can select a little box that says remember me or something like that and not get asked for password again. Sorry I could not help you, Good luck with your problem. MS has some how to's at this link,
Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
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11 Jul 2010   #5
Mayotruck

Windows 7 Utimate 64bit edition
 
 

thanks anyways myzr7 not your fault windows is super complex. Thanks anyways. I got it fixed.
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11 Jul 2010   #6
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Great. Glad that you have it worked out.
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