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Windows 7: cannot share drive between 2 win7 cpu's

27 Feb 2010   #1

win 7 x64
cannot share drive between 2 win7 cpu's [solved]

this is the deal
in my main computer, lets call it computer #1, I want to share 'e' folder.
I go to properties>sharing>first 'share' button is grayed out, so I select 'advanced sharing' CHECK 'share this folder'> permissions>everyone>CHECK 'full control'.

On computer #2, (which is the computer I want to be able to access 'e' folder from), I go to 'map network drive' > there I CAN see #1 computer name>expand> select 'e' folder>get this error:
"Network error
Windows cannot access \\Roysd-pc\e
You do not have permissions to access \\Roysd-pc\e. contact your network administrator to request access"
What am I doing wrong?
1. #2 is connected to #1 via wifi
2. I selected a homegroup password in #1 and entered it in #2 with no problems.

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27 Feb 2010   #2

win 7

Hi, I have same problem , did you get it sorted ?

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27 Feb 2010   #3

win 7 x64

still waiting
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27 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

I also have the same problem but am connected with a hub.

Anyone have any answers?

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27 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I've had some odd sharing issues with a handful of Win7 machines. Sharing would work 1 way (usually the wrong way, ie. A sees B and I want B to see A) or no way.
One easy fix is to add the same Login and Password to the machines.
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27 Feb 2010   #6

win 7 x64

sorry Zepher but the other cpu is not mine. it has it's own username+pass.
and the normal/original/correct way to fix this is?
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27 Feb 2010   #7

Win7 HP x64

and both comps are on the same home group? are they all the same level of win7?
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27 Feb 2010   #8

win 7 x64

yes and yes
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27 Feb 2010   #9

win 7 x64

ok I found a solution on another thread (it worked for me).
This is it:
Sharing C Drive between 2 Win7 PC's
Just go to the bottom of the page to tmarte's reply...
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27 Feb 2010   #10

Win7 HP x64

are you a limited user on any comp? what about ownership? i tried to re-create your problem on my network but could not. virus maybe?

lol, that was my next thought.
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