Windows home network file sharing

  GJC228 18:50 06 Jun 12
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My wife and I have a home network and no one but us uses it. Windows will not let us communicate with each other, for example share printers or folders, and insists on user names and passwords to connect with each other. We don't want to use these and see no need to have passwords in our environment. How can we overcome this? I have disabled the need for password sharing and have given the password to ensure both computers are on the same Homegroup (but neither computer sees the other one in Homegroup, only in the Netwrok section).

We both have machines running Win7 Home 64 bit and new computers with Intel i5 2500 processors. Our old computers used to be able to communicate, but even there things were difficult and we could only access the Public folders even though activating the Share facility.

Whilst transferring things from the old computer to a new one we had big problems with permissions and ownerships. How does one overcome this as well?

Why does Microsoft make life so difficult? These are our computers on our network and all we want is to be able to control things for ourselves without all of this interference. I can see the need in a Business environment but not at home.

How can I disable all of this permissions nonsense?

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