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Win 7 networking problem of access others


compumac
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Repeated question in different manner Three PC’s. Main PC (1) with printer connected and shared, wired connection to router, Win7 32bit. Two wireless (2 & 3) Win 7 64bit. All PC’s running exactly the same Security packages and software. Under Network and/or Homegroup:- PC’s 2 & 3 in Exploer can see and access PC1 and use its printer, scanner etc, and also access internet via router.. PC1 can see 2 & 3 in Explorer but if trying to access their content “ Log on Failure; User account restrictions”. On PC1, under Homegroup; “No other homegroup computers are currently available” All Pc's have been set to share specific drives and all drives under Homegroup display the same stated password. I put this query on A network forum but was informed that it was a network problem but a Windows 7 problem! Any suggestions?

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robinofloxley

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PCA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Supressing my double \ at beginning of those links

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compumac

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Network resolved!! Not quite sure how though. Homegroup yet to be sorted.

Robinofloxley. - I tried with the shorcuts by typing the full path but to no avail. I then went to C:\Users\public and made visible.

I do not know if this is relevent but I had previously made the 'D' drive shared and also 'C' drive shared, but they could not be accessed. My data is held in a folder on the 'D' drive I made THAT folder shared and bingo I could see and access its content. That is the only difference that I have intentionally made. Any comments in respect of making a folder as opposed to a drive shared plus any thoughts on the Homegroup front? - although that not being functional is now no great problem

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mgmcc

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Sharing the drive in which Windows is installed (usually 'C') may be a problem because many of the folders/files don't belong to your User account, even if an Administrator, they belong to the operating system and cannot be shared. There shouldn't be a problem sharing the root of other drives.

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