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Windows 7: Homegroup and file sharing stopped working over home network

06 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x86 + Enterprise x86
Homegroup and file sharing stopped working over home network

3 days ago, access through my laptop on my home network to my main pc suddenly stopped working. i installed and changed nothing, as a result i wiped both the laptop and pc and reinstalled Win 7 Enterprise and Win 7 Ultimate respectively and i am still getting the " you do not have permission to access ---" i have taken ownershp, turned off password enabled sharing etc to fix this and nothing has worked. the only clue i have is that it may actually be an issue with the shared drive (storage) as viewing the shared drive over the network, the properties of the drive show up as 0 bytes/files.

Has anyone encountered this before?


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06 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

Can't map a network drive on Windows 7 (it used to work) error: 0x80070035 "network path not found"

Following their first line of questions there. My first question would have to be regarding system security on these two pc's.
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06 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x86 + Enterprise x86

Sorry, yes when the problem occurred they were both running Avast free. Although since i have wiped and reloaded both, they have no AV on them at all
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06 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

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Try this link might be something in it that you have not tried. Good luck to you.
Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
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