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 my laptop but I can't see shared files and even laptop name on my PC.
When I created a Homegroup from my Laptop, I can't see that there is a Homegroup available on my PC.
When I checked
control panel -> windows firewall in my office laptop, I saw this image.
I can't even click any of the links in the above form page due to lack of admin privileges.
What could be the problem?
Is it because I don't have admin privileges to my office laptop?
EDIT: I talked with my office admin. He said that there might be problem with my Home PC. He checked my laptop and said there is nothing which is blocking. I checked my home PC, everything looks fine. please give me some points on assumption which might help me to solve this issue. also I can provide more info if needed.
EDIT 2: Just trying provide brief information. From office laptop, I can access already shared common folders like "My pictures", "My videos", "My Documents" etc.. of other Home PC but can't access the folders which I am sharing for example, I have one folder on Home PC which has movies in it. when I right clicked it and said shared in
home group (can read/write), I can't access it. I can see that folder from my laptop but I can't access it. there is a error like - "you don't have enough permissions".
From my Home PC, I can't even see my office laptop name in home group.
One of the users in super user chat has told me to do following:
Don't even think about a home group; you are way overcomplicating this... just turn on shared folder for your user account (or for a whole drive) on the computer you're able to ping from the other computer, then type in Windows Explorer: \126.96.36.199\ShareName where 188.8.131.52 is the IP address assigned to the internal NIC of your other computer and ShareName is the name given to the shared folder/drive it's not rocket science.. you don't need something called a home group to get folder sharing working those damn things almost never work anyway because the security settings are always so locked down that it won't let it work
I did same but didn't work for me.