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Windows 7: How Can I Share Windows 7 Files with Windows 10 without a Homegroup?

26 Mar 2018   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
How Can I Share Windows 7 Files with Windows 10 without a Homegroup?

I recently installed Windows 10 on my HP Elitebook 8460p laptop but have several other computers that still use Windows 7 .
Can someone tell me how to access the drives and files on Windows 7 from Windows 10 now that Windows 10 does not have homegroups?

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26 Mar 2018   #2

win 8 32 bit

The old workgroup still works so you can browser for shares then connect or connect via cmd line. Have you set shares up?
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26 Mar 2018   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64

That is what I use - the "old" workgroup. Do NOT waste yer time with Homegroup. I spend DAYS and it never worked. I have a Win XP, Win 7 and Win 8 box all working together fine. I print to a Printer hanging off the Win 7 box.

Just Share the directories you want to share.
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27 Mar 2018   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Just use normal file sharing, the very same introduced in Windows 95 and still available.
Homegroup is just an inferior alternative in every regard.
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