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Windows 7: Home network can share printers but not folders or entire disks

26 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noice View Post
Dear Windows 7 Home Network Experts,

After hours of trying, I can see my 2 compupters on the Home Network. I can share printers, but no matter what I do, I cannot access folders or hard disks. I have:

- encabled sharing
- disabled firewall

The messages I get are:
Windows cannot access \\other computer name\disk or folder name
You do not have permission to access \\other computer name\\disk or folder name. Contact your network administrator to request access.

These are my own computers and I have created and am managing the home network....

Thank you!
As a test you should try adjusting the permissions on the Security tab rather than the Share permissions tab which I believe you already did.

The link below shows you how to make adjustments to the Security of the actual drive. If this doesn't give you access then something else is blocking the connection like A/V software or possibly a third party firewall.

windows 7 network drive share?

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28 May 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I have the same problem and luckily i found a way to solve this problem.
-Open the properties of folder that you want to share, under sharing tab click advance sharing.
-Click the share this folder checkbox, name it anything you want to. Click permissions under Comments.
- On share permissions window click Add, the Select User or Groups window will pop-up, click the advanced at the bottom.
-Another window will pop out, click the Find Now button and wait for the search results.
-Now scroll down and find the HomeGroupUser$ and click Ok.

I hope this will work for you too. Sorry for my bad grammar. I'm just a newbie here. Goodluck.
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