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Windows 7: Can read files over HomeGroup, but can't copy or move

26 Jun 2016   #1

Window 7 Pro x64
Can read files over HomeGroup, but can't copy or move

I have just set up a homegroup between two Win7 computers, and have logical drives (not the C: drive) mapped in the file manager on the opposite computer. I am able to read files on the opposite computer.

However, I am unable to copy files between the two computers by dragging and dropping within the file manager, nor can I delete files on the opposite computer.

I have been struggling with permissions, but can't figure out what I need to do to make this network fully functional. Can you help?

I have tried right-clicking for "drive properties," then "security," then "advance," and then "change permissions" and "add." But I can't figure out what to type in as the "object name."

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2016   #2

Window 7 Pro x64

I finally got it running. The solution was not easy to find: ...... so here it is:

1. "Sharing Wizard" needs to be disabled in Windows 7. Then Advanced Sharing needs to be set up, which takes several steps.

2. How to do this is explained in detail in Lessons 6 and 7, for which there are links on this page:
Windows Networking: User Accounts, Groups, Permissions & Their Role in Sharing.

3. In my case, I use a Windows Explorer replacement. So an added step in order to disable Sharing Wizard setting is to disable the replacement, do the disabling, and then re-enable Windows Explorer replacement.

There is no need to explain the exact steps here, since the on-line lessons are excellent.
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 Can read files over HomeGroup, but can't copy or move

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