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Home network Windows 7 on a laptop

I am trying to share a folders in my personal account on a laptop I have from work. My account has administrator privileges.

create folder on desktop right click share

I followed the instructions from the link below and set the permissions to everyone.

Sharing files in Windows 7

I saw a reference to a home group. I am not sure what that is. I do not have any of that set up. I cannot see the folder from another pc.

There is a share folder that was set up with my image, that I do not have access to. So I know that share folders work. I want to create a new share folder. Even if I can get that one to work, I would like to have my own.

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what exactly is your problem? you mention the instructions you are supposed to execute but you do not tell us what the problem was – Janus Troelsen May 22 '12 at 17:12
Your post is somewhat confusing. Can you please edit it so it forms a question? In order to get a good answer, it is helpful to know as much relevant detail about the computers involved and what you have tried on each computer so far. – CharlieRB May 22 '12 at 17:20
I don't really know what Home Groups are for - though I recently setup a share for someone from their Win7 box - first thing I did was turn off Home Groups. Also you may want to make sure your Windows Firewall isn't trolling you. – Doc May 22 '12 at 17:55

In Start, type Network and Sharing Center and go there. Near the top left, select Change advanced sharing settings.

Select Turn on network discovery and Turn on file and printer sharing.

Advanced Sharing settings

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