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Windows 7: Can't Share With Homegroup

18 Nov 2009   #1
pcdragin

Windows 7
 
 
Can't Share With Homegroup

When I try to share a folder on my desktop computer with my

homegroup, the only thing that appears on the "Share With" Menu is

"Advanced Sharing". Homegroup does not appear. How do I share a

folder with only my homegroup?

Thanx,

Randy


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18 Nov 2009   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums pcdragin!

I thought there was a tutorial here on homegroups, but I couldnt locate it. Here is a MS article; Home sweet homegroup: Networking the easy way in Windows 7

Please let me know if this help!
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18 Nov 2009   #3
pcdragin

Windows 7
 
 

Darryl,

1st of all, I have a coffee mug given to me by my deceased daughter that has "I see dumb people" engraved on it.

2nd, according to the microsoft article, the "Advanced Sharing" option appears "sometimes" for security reasons. As far as I know, there are not any security issues with my Desktop since my network is only a home setup with two desktops and a laptop connected. The only difference in the three is that two are connected wirelessly and the problem PC is hardwired. Could this possibly be the problem? If so, how do I resolve it? The desktop does not have a wireless card.

Thanx,

Randy
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18 Nov 2009   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Are you sure that the wired desktop is in same workgroup and same IP subnet? Im assuming yes...
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19 Nov 2009   #5
pcdragin

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, same workgroup, same subnet.

Thanx,

Randy
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19 Nov 2009   #6
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Some quick ideas and then im out the door to work...

Make sure all Homegroup PC's are in a Home Network in the Network and Sharing Center...

Can't Share With Homegroup-homegroup_1.png

Make sure you are sharing at least 1 Library on each PC in Homegroup settings...

Can't Share With Homegroup-homegroup_2.png

I gotta go... I'll check in on you later today! Good Luck!


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21 Nov 2009   #7
pcdragin

Windows 7
 
 

Both of these are setup as you recommended.

Thanx,

Randy
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21 Nov 2009   #8
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Did that help you get it working?
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21 Nov 2009   #9
pcdragin

Windows 7
 
 

No, I sill can't share files and folders with Homegroup. The "Share With" Menu still only lists "Advanced Sharing", and not the Homegroup options.

Thanx,

Randy
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21 Nov 2009   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

type advanced sharing in the start box, click on the icon, configure the sharing needs.
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