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IpV6 No network access

I'm Currently using Windows 8 on my laptop, and windows 7 on my computer. They used to be connected by the homegroup, which was brilliant, but now they can't find eachother anymore. I've tried to ...
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1answer
298 views

Create homegroup between Windows 8 and Windows 7 machines

I am trying to create a Homegroup through my wifi network between my PC (Windows 7) and Office Laptop (Windows 8) When I create a Homegroup network using my PC then I can see all shared files in ...
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1answer
31 views

Sharing a folder as hidden in Windows 7

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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1answer
126 views

How to setup a new homegroup in Win 7 when there is another homegroup setup on the network

I live in an appartment with three people and one of these people has setup a homegroup without my knowledge. He has left on a long holiday and won't be back for some time. I need to create a group ...
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1answer
140 views

Make Win 7 Homegroup Run Over Wired Connection, not Wireless

I have a Win 7 Homegroup setup between 2 computers. Both computers have wired and wireless connections to the network and the wired connection is considerably faster for Homegroup transfers (about 8x ...
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0answers
18 views

Connect computers to share files using router

I have two windows 7 PCs connected through a router. I want to enable file sharing across both computers. I tried to create homegroup but it gives error message 'Can not create the homegroup'. How ...
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0answers
82 views

Windows 7 HomeGroup: everyone can see everything and create files and folders

I've set up a connection on my Windows 7 machine at home as a home network. I've then logged into another Windows Vista machine at home and realized that as soon as I enabled discovery under Start -> ...
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1answer
364 views

Windows 7: How to switch between Home Network, Work Network, and Public Network when not connected

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on a laptop which I attach to a network using Wi-Fi both at home (where my network connection is configured as a Home Network) as well as in a classroom where I ...
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1answer
388 views

What's stopping me granting network users read/write access to a WHS 2011 share?

I've a long-standing problem that is getting me down. My home network has three computers: Server - Windows Home Server 2011 PC Windows 7 Professional Mediacentre Windows 7 Home Premium The server ...
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2answers
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Can't access/share Homegroup folders

I have 1 system where everyone is able to access read/write to the homegroup folders. However, every other system can not access each others and the one system that all the other systems can ...
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0answers
141 views

Setting up a network share folder on Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a network share folder for Windows 7 so we can use Quick books Enterprise 7.0 in multi user mode. I've tried everything that Quickbooks has said to do and everything in Windows 7, ...
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1answer
2k views

File and Printer Sharing will not stay on after enabling

I'm having the same problem I've seen many people post on here and elsewhere on the web, sometimes resulting in dead-ends or very obvious answers. Mine is one of those dead ends - every time I try ...
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2answers
412 views

How to check if someone is using files which you have shared in homegroup?

How to check if someone is using files which you have shared in homegroup? How many ppl use these files, which file are they using?
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1answer
228 views

Setting homegroup in Windows 7 for sharing files on a Network

I'm running a windows seven system which is connected to the hostel network.There are dozens of connected PC's that are using windows seven.My friends and I wanted to share files with each other on ...
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2answers
446 views

How to extend existing home network via Ethernet with an Encore ENHWI-2AN3?

My goal is to extend internet and a home network into an Encore ENHWI-2AN3. Wifi does not reach so it is done over ethernet cable. Just plugging the device in, it will have internet, but doesn't ...
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2answers
5k views

How to remove homegroup icon from Windows Explorer?

I'd like to remove "Homegroup" from the left side of my Windows Explorer in Windows 7/8.
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1answer
216 views

Can't connect my school laptop to my homegroup

Well I've been trying quite a lot of things, it worked to connect through my other laptop which is not given by my school so there's nothing wrong with the homegroup itself. But I need a way to ...
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2answers
714 views

Windows 7 Network share through Homegroup: missing files/folders

I have 2 computers (laptop, tablet) set up in the same Homegroup. For file exchange, one has a folder mapped with read/write permissions for the homegroup (on laptop). When I open the networked ...
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1answer
537 views

Homegroup libraries visible but can't be opened

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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1answer
404 views

When I try to print, the Print dialog hangs

Context: 7 printers are 'installed' Local Printers: Canon Inkjet PIXMA iP4000 via USB Canon MP460 Printer via USB CutePDF Writer (not actually a physical printer) Microsoft XPS Document Writer ...
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2answers
547 views

Share a Portable Disk in a Homegroup

I have two Windows 7 computers in the same Homegroup and file share is working. My question is that is there any way to share all the disk? In particular, I have some portable disks and my goal is ...
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1answer
1k views

Why does copying a backup folder over HomeGroup say 0 bytes?

Why does copying a windows backup folder to a different computer using HomeGroup look like this? What I mean is, it says its 0 bytes, and the speed is 0 bytes per second, I don't understand how this ...
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2answers
1k views

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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3answers
843 views

How to see between windows 7 professional and enterprise machines?

I've got a desktop system running Windows 7 Professional and a laptop running windows 7 Enterprise in a domain-joined computer and I need to copy around 50 GB of files from the Enterprise machine to ...
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2answers
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One workgroup computer not visible under “Network” in explorer

Network consists of 7 clients. 5 running XP and 2 running Win-7. On a new windows 7 machine in explorer under network all of the computers are visible except one XP machine. All other clients can see ...
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1answer
1k views

Can see other computers in Homegroup and their libraries, but nothing happens when I click them

I created a Homegroup for the 3 PC's in our home running W7. The problem is that all 3 PC's are in the Homegroup and I can see eachother, but when I try to click on the shared library on either of the ...
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1answer
627 views

Can XP access HomeGroup shares if NetBIOS service is disabled on hosting Win-7 machine?

I am upgrading a small non-profit organization's computers and network. I will install Windows 7 Professional on 9 machines and Windows XP SP3 on 3 very old machines. I am interested in using ...
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2answers
3k views

Homegroup and HomeUsers group

I have some troubles with homegroup's feature using two windows 7 64-bit based devices (laptop and desktop). Desktop is connected via LAN cable and the laptop via WiFi. Both use the same subnet and ...
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1answer
248 views

What is a HomeGroup?

I cannot seem to understand what exactly a HomeGroup is. What is a HomeGroup, and how is it different from a Workgroup or a Domain? (I already understand the last 2.) Why would I want to use a ...
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2answers
551 views

My printer sharing in windows 7 has stopped

I have a wireless home network with 2 Windows 7 machines. I have created a homegroup which they are both part of. I shared the printer from the desktop and some files, and this all worked fine for ...
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1answer
383 views

Joining Windows 7 Homegroup breaks connections to shares

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium box that runs as my home server. I have three accounts on it, my Admin account, a TV account, and a "share" account. I map a network drive from other PCs and Macs ...
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2answers
3k views

Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication

Printing from a netbook to a shared printer attached to a desktop fails silently. The desktop is running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), and the netbook is running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). ...
3
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1answer
148 views

Cannot seem to create Homegroup

For some reason I cannot seem to find the option to create a Homegroup after I removed it (just the join now button is available). The homegroup provider and listener services are running. Why would ...
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2answers
1k views

Homegroup sharing problems

I can see other people in my homegroup and their folders, but when I click on those folders, I cannot see the contents (no error message, just nothing happens). The other people in the Homegroup can ...
2
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1answer
862 views

Folders not showing up in Windows HomeGroup

I have one desktop and two laptops connected to my HomeGroup. The problem I'm having is that the default folders show up just fine if I try and access files from one of the laptops, but I can't seem ...
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1answer
180 views

Queuing print jobs in a Windows 7 home group

We have one printer in the household which is only sometimes connected to a computer (a portable). It often happens that once the printer is finally connected, neighboring computers (in the Windows 7 ...
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3answers
4k views

Printer offline until spooler service is restarted multiple times

When I try to print from my ThinkPad to a printer shared through a Windows 7 Homegroup hosted by a desktop computer, I often have to restart the Print Spooler service several times before the job will ...
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2answers
8k views

Windows XP joining Windows 7 HomeGroup

How can my Windows XP computer join my Windows 7 laptop's HomeGroup?
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1answer
338 views

HomeGroup over a local area connection

My network configuration is as follows: One desktop is connected by a network cable to the wireless router My laptop is connected to the Internet by WiFi (2nd floor) The laptop shares the Internet ...
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1answer
130 views

Windows 7 sharing issues

I have two desktops with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit, one laptop with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and one netbook with Windows 7 Starter. The two desktops can see each other. From DT1 I can see and Read and Write ...
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1answer
1k views

No Homegroup Computers, Network Troubleshooter Fails

I have a problem with my Windows 7 Homegroup, between two Windows 7 Home Premium machines. On one machine I get this: The other machine in the Homegroup is perfectly happy and is able to see and ...
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1answer
181 views

Windows 7 Homegroup - Does it work on a per user or all users basis?

I have two PC's with the same two accounts on them (e.g. PC 1 has accounts X and Y, and PC 2 has accounts X and Y) Does the Homegroup feature work on a per account basis? For example, if I setup the ...
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2answers
3k views

WiFi File Transfer Windows-7 and Vista

I've been using Windows-7 homegroup between my netbook and laptop; I've grown quite fond of it. My roommate is running windows Vista, so his computer lacks this feature. We'd really like to be able to ...
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2answers
902 views

Two windows 7 machines can't see each other on the network

I have a desktop, and i just got a netbook. both run windows 7 home premium. when i go to Network, on either device, the other one isn't visible. neither can detect the homegroup of the other. I live ...
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1answer
271 views

How can I equate the same user on different Windows 7 machines within a home group?

Here's my scenario. In our home I have a desktop and a laptop, my wife has a laptop and my two sons each have a desktop. All these machines run Windows 7. I can set up shares on either of my machines ...
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3answers
4k views

iTunes - stuck in authorization loop

I just got a new laptop with Windows 7 and thought that instead of trying to recover my music from my iPhone, I would just use the Homegroup I have set up to transfer the music from my old laptop. ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

How can I push new files in shared folders to my Homegroup?

I am using the Homegroup feature in Windows 7. Usually, the folders I have specified to be shared are available across all of the computers on the Homegroup, as desired. Unfortunately, when new ...
6
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5answers
12k views

How can I hide the Homegroup icon on the desktop?

Last night a Windows update on my Windows 7 machine added a new "Homegroup" icon to my desktop. I don't want the icon on my desktop but can't see any way to get rid of it. It's not listed in the ...
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1answer
3k views

IPv6 issue with joining HomeGroup while using Comodo Firewall in Windows 7

I just created a HomeGroup on another Win7 machine at home and am trying to connect my main machine to it. Unfortunately, I'm getting an error that I think relates to my usage of Comodo Firewall. ...
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1answer
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Windows 7: how to setup a Homegroup - IPv6 error?

Every time I try to setup a Homegroup I get an error message that I need to have IPv6 enabled. When I check the system it says that IPv6 is enabled.