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Home Networking issue

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    Home Networking issue


    Hi, I'm not sure where to post this, Windows 8 or Windows 7....

    I have 3 machines, 2 x Windows 7(1 Ultimate x64-Self Built, 1 Student x86-HP Laptop) and 1x Windows 8 Pro x86-10 yr old Dell.

    I have configured them all into a Homegroup. All wich are WORKGROUP. I cannot access the Network Computer of Windows 8 without the "ENTER YOUR NETWORK PASSWORD" to pop up. I don't have one. I can, however access the Laptop and it's files and cannot copy and paste what I want anymore, it would tell me I need Permission to perform this action.

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    Now, if I was to access the HOMEGROUP computers from my Windows 7 PC, The Laptop files I can access, but can't copy or past anything. I belive I need to set up some permissions and the correct folders, as I just formatted this PC a few weeks ago and might have forgotten to set that up properly, However, when I try to click on any of the Shared Files/Folders for the Windows 8 PC, from my Win7 PC, Nothing happens..the file/folder won't open.

    I can access and copy and paste from the Laptop to the Win7 and Win8 Machines.

    I cannot go from the Win7 to the Win8 what so ever.

    Basically, I think I have a few things going on here and I was trying to give you as much info as I can. Aside from Formatting, I am lost for the resolution to my problem.

    I have also left the Homegroups restarted and rejoind the Homegroup, restarted and still won't work.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks for the Help in advance!!!

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    Are you certain that the time/date settings on all those machines are set correctly and in sync with each other?

    You will definitely need to set up permissions on the Windows 8 machine, but if it's in the Homegroup then you should have read permissions on the Homegroup folders by default.

    I believe that it's also required that you set up a password on the Windows 8 machine, you can easily turn off the requirement to type in the password by following the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Are you certain that the time/date settings on all those machines are set correctly and in sync with each other?

    You will definitely need to set up permissions on the Windows 8 machine, but if it's in the Homegroup then you should have read permissions on the Homegroup folders by default.

    I believe that it's also required that you set up a password on the Windows 8 machine, you can easily turn off the requirement to type in the password by following the link.

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    Yes. All the Times and Date's are the same..I currently just left the Homegroup on all three machines and started a new one. Now nothing works....lol...I did notice, that in the Network information on the Win8 machine, it says "Private Network" Click image for larger version

    My Win7 says, "Network 2"
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    Laptop says, "Network"
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    Not sure if any of these mean anything or not...I'm almost at the point, that I've changed the settings so much, that I might have messed them up too much and I should just re-format again...but I want to figure this out first...
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    If you can set up a Homegroup between all these machines then you should have no problems with sharing between them all, unless of course there is a third party anti virus or firewall involved here.

    Can we assume there is only one router in this network?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    If you can set up a Homegroup between all these machines then you should have no problems with sharing between them all, unless of course there is a third party anti virus or firewall involved here.

    Can we assume there is only one router in this network?
    Yes, only 1 Router in this Network. I was able to fix one network from Network 2 to Network, but I still have a Private one. I"m not sure if this is an issue or not...I also unplugged my Modem and restarted all my PC's.... I can't access from My Win7 to Win8 Homegroup..But everyone else I can, From Win8 to Win7 Laptop won't go, Win7 Laptop to Win8 works, Win7 My Comp Now Works!, Win8 to Win 7 My comp Works.....

    So, now, only on the Win7 Laptop, can't get into My Win7 PC, but I can go from Win7 my PC to the Win7 Laptop


    UPDATE: ​I Got it all working now!!!! I went into my folder of my Documents on my Windows 7 PC and Chose, "SHARE WITH" and I said the HOMEGROUP and then I changed it from READ to READ/WRITE.....So Thanks for all your help! at least I didn't have to reformat!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeuser View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    If you can set up a Homegroup between all these machines then you should have no problems with sharing between them all, unless of course there is a third party anti virus or firewall involved here.

    Can we assume there is only one router in this network?
    Yes, only 1 Router in this Network. I was able to fix one network from Network 2 to Network, but I still have a Private one. I"m not sure if this is an issue or not...I also unplugged my Modem and restarted all my PC's.... I can't access from My Win7 to Win8 Homegroup..But everyone else I can, From Win8 to Win7 Laptop won't go, Win7 Laptop to Win8 works, Win7 My Comp Now Works!, Win8 to Win 7 My comp Works.....

    So, now, only on the Win7 Laptop, can't get into My Win7 PC, but I can go from Win7 my PC to the Win7 Laptop


    UPDATE: ​I Got it all working now!!!! I went into my folder of my Documents on my Windows 7 PC and Chose, "SHARE WITH" and I said the HOMEGROUP and then I changed it from READ to READ/WRITE.....So Thanks for all your help! at least I didn't have to reformat!!
    For Windows 8 private network is the one you want, in Windows 7 it was Work or Home.

    Yes as you found out, be default the Homegroup only shares read permissions but you can just change that to Homegroup read/write as you found out.

    Glad you have it all working now.

    You can mark as solved if you want too.
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