21st February 2015, 20:19 #1
Can't get File Sharing set up - Networking help please.
First please suggest a better place to get help with this if there is one.
I have an old Win 7 desktop and a Win 7 laptop at home that are sharing files just fine except that I'm out of disk space on both. So, I just bought a new Win 7 desktop to better manage files on.
The problem is that I can't get file sharing set up between the new desktop and the existing laptop or desktop. I can see all three computers on all three computers. I can get to the public documents file on the new desktop from the laptop but not vice versa.
One this is that I can find the Homegroup Password on both the laptop and the new desktop but when I click on Join Homegroup, after a few minutes, I get a message that I Homegroup can't be created on this computer.
Another thing is that from my laptop I can see a shared file in the Users folder on the old desktop but I can't see it from the new desktop.
I would greatly appreciate any suggestion.
22nd February 2015, 15:32 #2
Are you using hard-wire and wireless; or, only hard-wire? only wireless?
I ask because I had the same Folder/File Sharing problems as you posted.
Using hard-wire, allowing enough time for modem/router OPs to be fully green before Windows 7 comes up -- results in very little Folder/File Sharing problems. I sometimes have to restart Windows7Pro , then everything's ok.
Using wire-less, again allowing modem/router to be fully green [meaning all lights are on] before Windows 7 Pro/laptops come up, normally I have Folder/File Sharing. Sometimes I have to restart both desktop and/or laptop to arrive.
I'm assuming you have already done:
Share With --> Advanced Sharing --> Network File & Folder Sharing
stuff for your appropriate Folders on all three computers.