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Windows 7: Trouble copying files to another computer on home network

30 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
Trouble copying files to another computer on home network

I have a home network with two computers. Both comps have Win7 64. The network permission settings that I can find are correct on both computers.

I followed the instructions on this link below even though it is for vista, as it was the closest thing I could find. All goes well but when I do the last step of dragging and dropping the folder or try to simply copy and paste the folder to the folder in the other computer, it simply puts a shortcut in the destination folder which does not even work. It does not copy the folder and I have no idea why. I am obviously missing something and any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Copy files to another computer

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Are you trying to use the Homegroup folders for this?

Because they aren't really designed for copy and paste per say. You should be using the User folders for copy and pasting of files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

A little late to get back but thank you for the response.

I was using the user folders but I think I had some settings wrong. I got it working great for now.

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