Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Home network woes

28 Apr 2009   #1
Midnight Mick

Windows 7 RC-7100
 
 
Home network woes

I am trying to set up a home network within Windows 7 so it can communicate with two other machines, one has installed XP, the other Vista.

I have set up home networks in the past no problem (not on 7) & whilst I can get all 3 PC's talking to one another it appears that XP & Vista can not only see my shared documents but also my user documents, more worrying is that both other machines can edit or change any of my user documents!

I would prefer none of the other PC's connected to the network to see my documents let alone gain access to them & whilst this folder is supposedly locked it isn't!

I would be greatful for any help, thanks.

Images for reference of my PC:






My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Apr 2009   #2
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Hello Mick Welcome to Seven Forums. Hope you enjoy your stay here. Have you set up permisions on. left side of page from the one you posted?
Attachment 9132
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2009   #3
Midnight Mick

Windows 7 RC-7100
 
 

It appears you have an additional setting in Public folder sharing than me!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Apr 2009   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

mick on the page you sent a snip of is there a link at the bottem of the page that says public. if so click on that and it expands somemore commands?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2009   #5
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

here is a snip of the rest of the page
Attachment 9133
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2009   #6
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

passwords on all machines and accounts setup? This is a must
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2009   #7
Midnight Mick

Windows 7 RC-7100
 
 

I sorted my problem.

I turned off network discovery in home or work.

I enabled network discovery for public (password protected of course).

Now the other computers only have access to my public folder and not my private documents.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2009   #8
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Midnight Mick View Post
I sorted my problem.

I turned off network discovery in home or work.

I enabled network discovery for public (password protected of course).

Now the other computers only have access to my public folder and not my private documents.
Sounds good Midnight. Thanks for sharing your solution with us. Enjoy! lm
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Home network woes




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 10 network woes
I hope I can post this on this forum and in here. Don't come on here a lot unless I have a problem or want some advice. Has anyone else managed to get online with w10? Since I updated it and installed it I haven't spent a single minute online. For one reason. I can't I'm fairly sure with...
Network & Sharing
WIn7 home x64 update woes........
Hello all, I have had an issue with updating Win7 and some other programs and have reached the stage where I need some assistance if possible please! I have already done the following....... Scanned with Agnitum outpost security suite pro - no infection. Scanned with MBAM free on demand -...
Windows Updates & Activation
Home network set but Win 7 says can't join homegroup, no home network
Situation- 5 month old Dell XPS 8500 Win 7 64 bit Pro as main computer connected by Wired Adapter, Upgraded Gateway 5632E also running Win 7 64 bit pro as second connected by Wireless. Both running Kapersky successfully. no network problems for 5 mo. Both were successfully linked using...
Network & Sharing
Newbie Network Woes
Hi, I use a laptop for when I am visiting clients and a desktop back at the home office. Both are running Widows 7 Home Premium 64 bit as well as Microsoft Security Essentials. The desktop connects to the modem/router via a patch cable while the laptop accesses wireless. I thought it would be a...
Network & Sharing
home location homegroup woes
Hi all ive been trying to set up a home network with the internet. setting up the homegroup was easy for both of my computers, and getting the share to work is ok to. but when ever the network hub is connected to the internet only one of the computers can get online. So i tried to boot up both...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:08.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App