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    I have windows 7 pc and Windows XP pc on my network and they work perfectly and they are cinnected through LAN
    Yesterday, I bought a new Win 8 Laptop now and made it in the same network. win 8 is connected through wifi network now i can see all the pc in y network and can access win xp pc through network but cannot access win 7 pc through network
    whenever i click in win 7 pc it says you cannot access this pc plz help its urgently and also win 8 pc cannot be accessed from any pc in the network
    Plz help how ca i access win 7 pc from my network

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    You need to go into the Advanced Sharing settings on the Windows 8 machine. Turn on Network Discovery for all networks and for private networks. The pictures should make it more clear as this seems to be confusing many people.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails All Networks settings.PNG   Advance Sharing Settings.PNG  
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    I have already done that but of no help.............
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    Windows 8


    I have done that and able to access win 7 pc but not able to open the folders in it...........

    see it

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    I can't read the image you posted. Apparently my suggestion worked because I see plenty of PC's there.

    If you are having access problems be sure that the C>Users folder is shared through the sharing tab as per the picture below.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails sharing tab full permissions.PNG  
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    is it necessary to share the users folder in c drive bcoz i havent shared it in either win 7 pc or win 8 pc
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    Windows 8


    i have shared the users folders in both win 7 and win 8 pc and able to access it but not able to access the other folders
    plz help.......
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Have you rebooted all systems after your changes?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    yes man i have rebooted all systems and still no help............

    i am able to access the users folder but not the other folders
    Last edited by donisback; 05 Jul 2013 at 05:41.
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by donisback View Post
    yes man i have rebooted all systems and still no help............

    i am able to access the users folder but not the other folders
    Looks like enabling Network Discovery and File and Printer sharing worked as it should, nothing new there. That usually does the trick.

    Looks like sharing the User folder worked as well and appears as if you are asking a completely new question now about sharing something besides the user folder.

    No sharing is possible without first sharing the Users folder, this is how sharing works in Windows. This option is usually enabled by default for this reason.

    Your first and second problems are now solved although these standard adjustments don't seem very urgent.

    From there you simply choose the options> "Share With" then choose "Nobody" if you want to unshare one of the folders.

    Which other folders do you require access to because access to C drive usually isn't required and sharing from there can be a security risk.
    Last edited by chev65; 05 Jul 2013 at 10:19.
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