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Windows 7: Work network mostly can't connect

1 Week Ago   #1
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Work network mostly can't connect

2 desktop computers, which are in my sig. HP and Gateway
I was advised to use Work Network to avoid using passwords, even though I'm at home.
Name of Network is RSNETWORK. Network is ethernet, internet access is fine

I want these shared:
-both username (Prize-02 and PC-03) folders, or if not, the AppData folders
-D, the Data partition (drive) on each called D-Gate and D-HP
-Printer on the HP

How I use them: I use one comp to back up data more often than my image on exterior drive, and back up any changes in program profiles, Firefox, Thunderbird profiles, etc. I use 1 to work from home online. I set up the Gateway, formerly a Vista, just this month, and it's my first time trying to network Win7.

Screenshots:
HP--Win Explorer and Ctl Panel Netw area
Gateway--WinExplorer and Ctrl Panel Netw Center
Neither machine can make a network map.

Issues:
-On the Gateway, I never named the network "Network," but there's no place to change it
-I marked all my folders "shared", but D and USERNAME folders revert back to "Unshared."
-Gateway can't even access its own folder in Win Explorer\Network
-HP can access only the Users folder on the Gateway, although I've already unshared that folder.

I've gone over all the settings for days, passwords are turned off.
Let me know if you need more screenshots




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1 Week Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The problem is the folders your trying to share any user folder's have very tight permission on them even on the of as administrator you can't access users folders. If you want to share those folders you will have to change NTFS permission on the folders security is set on these folders to protect windows from malware etc so there is a risk changing things
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1 Week Ago   #3
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
The problem is the folders your trying to share any user folder's have very tight permission on them even on the of as administrator you can't access users folders. If you want to share those folders you will have to change NTFS permission on the folders. security is set on these folders to protect windows from malware etc so there is a risk changing things
Thanks, Samuria,
Both computers are mine, I live alone, and I have changed the permissions I've found. That wouldn't explain why I can't share documents, graphics and photos on the D drive, or why the Gateway can't network to ANYTHING on the HP.

I think the last time I had malware was about 15 years ago, and I'm not too concerned about it, as I have 3 backup techniques, including an exterior image and some nightly backups. But one of my methods is backing up data and profiles from the HP to the Gateway. I've been doing it that way with XP machines for years, but it was easier in Win XP.

How would you suggest I keep the profiles updated in AppData without getting slapped on the hand by the OS? I've counted 19 programs that drop their profiles there. And can you show me where there are some permissions that I might have missed? It's my first time trying to network Win7.

BTW--just noticed the router is listed as "wireless'," when actually it's both, and I use only the ethernet.
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1 Week Ago   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It's how you back it up a lot of backup software runs as a service on a system account which can access folders
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6 Days Ago   #5
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I don't use special software, just back up the data by copying from one machine to the other. I never thought of using software. I need something really simple and intuitive.

I use Macrium only to back up C onto an external HD, but not very often. Don't know if it works on networks.

One question I have is why the HP can access some of the folders in the Gateway, but the Gateway can't access anything, not even itself.
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