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Windows 7: Homegroup working, but cannot access desktop

23 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Homegroup working, but cannot access desktop

Hi guys, i need help with windows 7 homegroup. i set up and everything is working between 2 computers, and i can access the other computer c disk and everything, but nothing on the desktop of the other computer, is there a way to fix that because all my importat files on both computers are on the desktop.... when i go to C(the other computer c)/users/Username/Desktop windows says that it cant connect, but everywhere other on the C i can....

thank you

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23 Dec 2011   #2

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Did you give an 'Everyone' permission? See here how.

Also, try accessing the computer this way:
Click on Start, type \\ComputerName\C (if C Drive is shared off), you may also replace the computer name with the IP Address of the computer.
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23 Dec 2011   #3

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Hi morum, to me, Homegroup was a pain then I found a better way. Read this, it's easier than it first appears. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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04 Oct 2013   #4
Richter Scale


There is an NTFS Security feature from XP that's taken front row in Win7 called Ownership.
If you copy a folder or file from any other NTFS (Hard Disk Format for XP and up), it will have an OWNERSHIP property.
Fortunately the fix for this is easy.

I think if this is the problem, there's a quick shortcut to "Take Ownership" if you right click it.
Otherwise the long way around is . . .

Right Click on your Folder you want to access, go to
Properties, of the folder, go to the third tab,
Security Tab of properties, then the button at the botom,
Advanced Security, of security tab to open a new dialogue box, then to the third tab of that to,
Owner tab, of advanced security, and again a button at the bottom, called,
Edit ..., in advanced security where you can assign ownership.

Assign ownership to yourself. (There's a help link for that there.)
Hope that helps. :)
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16 Sep 2016   #5

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit SP
Access problem

I want to create wireless LAN network. I setup everything which is require to LAN.. creating homegroup, joining homegroup, advance sharing files, permission to everyone but still it is showing admin pc is not accessible... i have given jpeg scrnshot of error.... what to do... Pls help

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