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Windows 7: Homegroup and shared folders

08 Apr 2011   #1

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
Homegroup and shared folders

I have two laptops(Win7x64 Home Premium) and a desktop(Win7x64 Professional)set up to use Homegroup. I can access each computer from the other, however, the desktop folders that are set to Specific Person under shared can not be accessed by either laptop; public folder is ok. I am using Live ID on all three computers. I tried to add the folders to the libraies that I can access and I still can not access them. However, the odd thing, to me anyway, is if I use Explorer and type the Desktop address I can access the folders. Any idea on how to correct this? Thanks.

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08 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 pro 64 bit

i had the same problem
go to windows drive and find desktop folder, right click on the folder and select properties go to sharing tab and open advance sharing then press permessians bottom and thick the all allow boxes. and then press ok
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08 Apr 2011   #3

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Hi Dirtnapper, all of your PC's must be powered ON, now right click the file you want, >Properties>Sharing.
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