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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Yes any other account showing up will end up being on the "Share With" list.

    You should only see the main Admin account and the Guest account which isn't active per the picture below.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by 403Phaze View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Yes any other account showing up will end up being on the "Share With" list.

    You should only see the main Admin account and the Guest account which isn't active per the picture below.

    Click image for larger version
    That looks good, maybe you can show where both machines are showing up on the Share with/Specific People, list?


    With Homegroup problems it's usually best to start over by leaving the Homegroup on all machines then create a new one and rejoin the new Homegroup from the other machines.
    Last edited by chev65; 25 Feb 2014 at 17:30.
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  3. #13


    Assume you have right clicked on main drive of laptops/properties/sharing and shared the drives. If that isn't enough in security you might need to set permissions.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 403Phaze View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Yes any other account showing up will end up being on the "Share With" list.

    You should only see the main Admin account and the Guest account which isn't active per the picture below.

    Click image for larger version
    That looks good, maybe you can show where both machines are showing up on the Share with/Specific People, list?


    With Homegroup problems it's usually best to start over by leaving the Homegroup on all machines then create a new one and rejoin the new Homegroup from the other machines.
    I attempted the leave and create new with no progress, but managed to take screen shots

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  5. #15


    I'm not sure why those names were on the list unless the user accounts were added by someone, there is no telling the sequence of events that caused this problem to occur in the first place. It may have something to do with the previous owners of those attached drives showing up on the "share with" list but I can't say for sure.

    It is definitely not a Homegroup related problem, if it was then I'd be seeing the same problem over and over again.

    When things are working correctly you should only see names on the list that have a User account on that same PC.

    Another problem I see is that in the last picture the Desktop-PC shows Unknown Contact as the owner which isn't right. You should be seeing the Desktop-PC (Whatever@msn.com) name there along with it's Microsoft account address.

    I'm not sure how these were messed up but I've personally never seen quite this same problem occur in the past.

    Windows 8 is very picky about moving around default User file locations.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

    When things are working correctly you should only see names on the list that have a User account on that same PC.

    Another problem I see is that in the last picture the Desktop-PC shows Unknown Contact as the owner which isn't right. You should be seeing the Desktop-PC (Whatever@msn.com) name there along with it's Microsoft account address.
    the desktop-PC is windows 7 could that be an issue?
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by 403Phaze View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

    When things are working correctly you should only see names on the list that have a User account on that same PC.

    Another problem I see is that in the last picture the Desktop-PC shows Unknown Contact as the owner which isn't right. You should be seeing the Desktop-PC (Whatever@msn.com) name there along with it's Microsoft account address.
    the desktop-PC is windows 7 could that be an issue?
    That wouldn't present any issues although the User account on the Windows 7 machines may be corrupted as well.

    It looks like someone made changes to the default NTFS security settings with the Owner showing up as 'Unknown Contact on the Desktop.

    You could try the steps to fix a corrupted User account but I'm not completely sure that is the main issue here.
    Fix a corrupted user profile - Microsoft Windows Help
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