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I have a Windows 7 Homegroup with 4 computers. I share files among all of these. However, I want to have a folder on computer #1 that can only be seen and accessed by computer #2 and not by computers ...
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Vista PC will not respond to pings on home network

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Windows 8 Unidentified network on direct wired connection

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Optimum NAS Setup for Mac & Windows

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I've got a mostly Windows-based local network and I would like the files in particular folders of one of the computers on the network to be available to any other computer on that network. Some of the ...
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I have 2 Windows 7 PCs in a home network. When I create a homegroup, the libraries I share are visible on the opposing machine but when I doubleclick them nothing happens - no error message, nothing ...
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Network Limit - Measure Internet Traffic only

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Cannot set up Windows 7 HomeGroup - “An error occurred”

Naive as I was, I convinced my grandparents to replace their XP machines with new Windows 7 computers, since HomeGroups would relief all of their sharing pains. Was I wrong... Ever since I've been ...
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Sharing files between ubuntu machines in home network

I have two systems in my home wifi network running ubuntu. How can I share files in one so that it is accessible in the other.
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For a month or two now I've been using simple file sharing, for several months before that I didn't, then before that I had simple file sharing tuned on. So at the moment I don't have a security tab ...
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Vista Passwordless Printer Sharing

Is it possible to share files over lan with password protection turned on for file sharing but at the same time have the printer not prompt for password? The OS is Vista.
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How can I share a Windows 7 library with anonymous access without using a Homegroup?

The "homegroup" feature is useless, because it requires a password, and therefore doesn't support anonymous, no-hassle access to shares from devices such as my Sony Bravia TV and non-Windows7 ...
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How do I fully share a Hard Drive on my Local Network?

I have 4 computers connected to a router (DD-WRT) My main PC is Windows 7 (Home Premium). This machine has 2 Hard Disks: HD1 is used for my OS and the other (HD2) is used to store files. My 3 other ...
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I have Windows 7 64bit, a Belkin router, and a Wifi usb card. I have a Windows XP computer networked and shared on the router. I get my internet from a USB Wifi card. I would like to use the ...
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I do a lot of video editing on my Mac and need a way to store very large (30 GB) files, and don't have room on my HD. A USB/Firewire external hard drive would work, but it seems way too slow for ...
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Windows 7 Homegroups not working?

I've got a homegroup set up, and only the accounts/machines where the user and password is identical can see/share files. I thought the setting to let homegroup control the accounts would make that ...