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Windows 7: Windows 7 networking is the worst thing I have ever use

15 Jan 2010   #1
blizeH

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 networking is the worst thing I have ever use

I have a folder shared on my PC. My Xbox, Xbox 360 and PS3 can see it just fine.

My parent's PC (W7) can't. It wouldn't let me connect because of a password (that I never even set) so I went into the advanced networking options and completely disabled the password thing.

But it still wouldn't work. I could see the folder now at least, but double clicking it said I didn't have access, and suggested I created a homegroup.

Which I did, but this served no purpose other than to add yet another ****ing password into the mix (which I've forgotten) and it's now trying to share all of my photos, music, movies etc with my parents too which I don't want to do.

Is there anyway at all just to share this one damn folder with my parents PC please? I've changed my network to public now which has removed all of the 'Homegroup' rubbish at least. But now it keeps asking for a password again.

Thanks


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15 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi there, are both machines W7s? For Is File and Printer sharing turned on in Advance sharing option?
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15 Jan 2010   #3
blizeH

Windows 7
 
 

Hi aem - yeah they are, good suggestion though cheers. I kinda got it working over the homeshare thing eventually too (apprehensively!) but it still asks for a password etc, guess I'll have no choice but to keep that disabled huh...
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15 Jan 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Have you tried putting in the username and password of the remote machine (the one u actually used to log on with)?
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16 Jan 2010   #5
blizeH

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm nope I haven't tried that - where can I find the username and the password? is it the username and password for my user account on there?
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16 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

If you are connecting from your parent's Pc to your pc, use your PC's logging details. If you are using your Pc to connect to your parent's Pc, user your parent Pc's loggin details.
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