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Windows 7: How to set the homegroup for all files?

14 Jun 2010   #1
barend

Windows 7
 
 
How to set the homegroup for all files?

Got a PC, a netbook and a notebook.
The Notebook has XP, the netbook has W7 Start and the PC has W7 Ultimate.

Made sure every computer has the same p/w to sign on with.
Also the netbook has joined the homegroup on the PC (Start cannot make a homegroup).

I think I can share movies, docs and all else in User.
But how do I set the partitions to be shared?
Shared them everywhere, like \\Barendpc\c

Access is denied on the notebook/PC vice versa.
How can I open files on the other computer?

In the network centers I clicked Share wherever I could...

Thanks


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14 Jun 2010   #2
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barend View Post
Got a PC, a netbook and a notebook.
The Notebook has XP, the netbook has W7 Start and the PC has W7 Ultimate.

Made sure every computer has the same p/w to sign on with.
Also the netbook has joined the homegroup on the PC (Start cannot make a homegroup).

I think I can share movies, docs and all else in User.
But how do I set the partitions to be shared?
Shared them everywhere, like \\Barendpc\c

Access is denied on the notebook/PC vice versa.
How can I open files on the other computer?

In the network centers I clicked Share wherever I could...

Thanks
Change this. Usernames and passwords must be the same all over.
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14 Jun 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barend View Post
Got a PC, a netbook and a notebook.
The Notebook has XP, the netbook has W7 Start and the PC has W7 Ultimate.

Made sure every computer has the same p/w to sign on with.
Also the netbook has joined the homegroup on the PC (Start cannot make a homegroup).

I think I can share movies, docs and all else in User.
But how do I set the partitions to be shared?
Shared them everywhere, like \\Barendpc\c

Access is denied on the notebook/PC vice versa.
How can I open files on the other computer?

In the network centers I clicked Share wherever I could...

Thanks
Here is the deal on Homegroups, it's not made to work with Op systems other than Windows 7. This means that it's not going to work correctly for you if there is an XP machine in the network. You will need to leave the Homegroup from all the Windows 7 machines.

After that set up a Workgroup instead. For regular Network sharing I usually just share the entire User folder.
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14 Jun 2010   #4
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barend View Post
Got a PC, a netbook and a notebook.
The Notebook has XP, the netbook has W7 Start and the PC has W7 Ultimate.

Made sure every computer has the same p/w to sign on with.
Also the netbook has joined the homegroup on the PC (Start cannot make a homegroup).

I think I can share movies, docs and all else in User.
But how do I set the partitions to be shared?
Shared them everywhere, like \\Barendpc\c

Access is denied on the notebook/PC vice versa.
How can I open files on the other computer?

In the network centers I clicked Share wherever I could...

Thanks
Here is the deal on Homegroups, it's not made to work with Op systems other than Windows 7. This means that it's not going to work correctly for you if there is an XP machine in the network. You will need to leave the Homegroup from all the Windows 7 machines.

After that set up a Workgroup instead. For regular Network sharing I usually just share the entire User folder.
Actually just changing the option I described allows XP to play along quite nicely with Windows 7 Homegroups....
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14 Jun 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Doing that may allow XP and Vista to play in a network that has a Homegroup, but by Microsoft's own definitions they aren't actually part of the Homegroup. That would be more like a Workgroup working along side a Homegroup which seems to be useful. Although having to type in a password to share would be a pain to me. A true Homegroup machine has the use of Libraries which Vista and XP can't support.

Reading this Msoft tutorial it mentions this a few times.
Computers must be running Windows 7 to be part of a homegroup. With Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic, you can join a homegroup, but you can't create one.

Home sweet homegroup: Networking the easy way in Windows 7


It seems like the OP's complaint has to do with sharing accross partitions which requires a couple extra steps.

1. Are you including the root of your partition/drive in your libraries, or folders stored on a separate partition? Note that including the root of a drive is not supported.
2. Verify in the Indexing Options CPL that those additional library locations are indexed (or under a path that is indexed).
3. It sounds like you have locations on the remote HomeGroup PC included as a remote location in your local library. Verify that the remote location hasn't changed (i.e. \\homepc\d\pictures). Try manually browsing to and adding the remote location to your local library by right clicking on it, going to properties, and selecting 'include a folder..."
4. You can also try unsharing the library, and sharing it again.

Source: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...0-7841589f5d94
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