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Windows 7: Windows 7 Network and Sharing

19 Jan 2009   #1
HikerRemastered

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 
Windows 7 Network and Sharing

You just have to love it!

I now finally have a use for The Olde Shuttle XPC in the living room. Now it's not just a big mess of switching the external harddrive back and forth between the two computers, but now the sharing options work, and I have to say they far exceed my expectations.

Sharing is made so much easier with the Homegroups, and it is a pure breeze setting it up.


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08 Sep 2009   #2
DLG

64bit Windows 7 Build 7201
 
 

instead of starting a new thread, ill continue on in here..
network sharing in windows 7 can be rough to set up.
sharing on the homegroup is annoying aswell. i set things to share and they dont show up on other computers.
only thing i could do was jam files in the public folders which defeated my point of trying to share a folder directly.
i still cant manage to get this working. any ideas?
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08 Sep 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DLG View Post
instead of starting a new thread, ill continue on in here..
network sharing in windows 7 can be rough to set up.
sharing on the homegroup is annoying aswell. i set things to share and they dont show up on other computers.
only thing i could do was jam files in the public folders which defeated my point of trying to share a folder directly.
i still cant manage to get this working. any ideas?
DLG

If we knew more about your networking setup we could be more useful. First thing I would do is not use homegroup, instead use workgroup, diable IPv6 support in network and sharing, and own the folders you want to share. Lets us know if we can be of more help

Ken
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09 Sep 2009   #4
DLG

64bit Windows 7 Build 7201
 
 

i dont really know what im doing with the network setup. sharing certain folders requires a homegroup set up, e.g public folders and the downloads folder cant even be shared anyway on its own unless by means of the homegroup which doesnt even work
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09 Sep 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DLG View Post
i dont really know what im doing with the network setup. sharing certain folders requires a homegroup set up, e.g public folders and the downloads folder cant even be shared anyway on its own unless by means of the homegroup which doesnt even work
Homegroup does tend to give certain users the fits. I ditched it after my own troubles and have been using workgroups since. sharing in workgroup is the same as it was in xp so its less problematic. aAre you the owner of the folders or were they moved from a previous hd?

Ken
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07 Oct 2009   #6
boysputnik

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DLG View Post
instead of starting a new thread, ill continue on in here..
network sharing in windows 7 can be rough to set up.
sharing on the homegroup is annoying aswell. i set things to share and they dont show up on other computers.
only thing i could do was jam files in the public folders which defeated my point of trying to share a folder directly.
i still cant manage to get this working. any ideas?
DLG

If we knew more about your networking setup we could be more useful. First thing I would do is not use homegroup, instead use workgroup, diable IPv6 support in network and sharing, and own the folders you want to share. Lets us know if we can be of more help

Ken
any step by step procedure on how not to use homegroup anymore and instead use workgroup? how to disable IPv6 as well? sorry, totally newbie here.
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07 Oct 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boysputnik View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DLG View Post
instead of starting a new thread, ill continue on in here..
network sharing in windows 7 can be rough to set up.
sharing on the homegroup is annoying aswell. i set things to share and they dont show up on other computers.
only thing i could do was jam files in the public folders which defeated my point of trying to share a folder directly.
i still cant manage to get this working. any ideas?
DLG

If we knew more about your networking setup we could be more useful. First thing I would do is not use homegroup, instead use workgroup, diable IPv6 support in network and sharing, and own the folders you want to share. Lets us know if we can be of more help

Ken
any step by step procedure on how not to use homegroup anymore and instead use workgroup? how to disable IPv6 as well? sorry, totally newbie here.
Boysputnik

before we go the route of trying to change you from homegroup to workgroup why dont you tell us about what the problem is.

ken
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08 Oct 2009   #8
Vano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have same problem. In short, I have Ellion HMR-350 media player http://www.elliondigital.com/eng/350H_02.htm to home network. And 2 PCs in one workgroup and one subnet with media player connected via simple router.
One PC have Vista, the other one used to have XP and I had never any problems with sharing folders to media player from both PCs, until I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on one of PCs...
All sharing settings on Win7 PC same as on Vista PC, but I cannot access Win7 PC from Ellion browser, when i click on Win7 PC name in workgroup, User name and pass window pop up... When I enter user name (I don't have pass on Win7 PC) I got message - Log in failed.. Your help highly appreciated

P.S. shared folders are accessible between 2 PCs without problems.
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08 Oct 2009   #9
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Make sure you have your permisions selected also click the public V thats circled for more permisions
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09 Oct 2009   #10
Vano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yes, all permissions for both Private and Public profiles set up as on screen shots. Still logon failed.....
Here it is:

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