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Howto/can a library be shared with other computer w/o using homegroup

Q: Howto/can a library be shared with other computer w/o using homegroup

3 compouters - 2 using w7 home premium and 1 surface pro 3 using w8.1 pro.

Homegroup not being used.

Computers all show in win explorer Network and can share regular folders, files etc. Does not do exactly what I wish.

Objective - put folders I wish to share in a library and share that with only one user(myself) on all machines.

Reason - I am getting old and do not remember as well as I once did. Am also old school and installed Novell networks back in the '80's and '90's. Took computer vacation for 12 years and came back in to win7. Quite frankly it confuses me.

Question - my username and password on all machines is the same. Is this a problem? I can't seem to see that it would be.

Sharing info I have read says you can share with users of other computers, but what "syntax" is used to add them on the sharing screen for "specific person"?

Thanks in advance to any wishing to help with my dilemma,
Dan

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A: Howto/can a library be shared with other computer w/o using homegroup

I would put those folders on OneDrive (the cloud).

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I have a PC and a laptop, both Win 7 Pro 64bit. I can create homegroup from both PC and laptop and can be successfully connected, and the laptop can always access to the PC shared libraries, regardless of whether the PC or laptop creates the homegroup, HOWEVER, the PC always cannot access to the laptop's shared libraries.

The printer is connected to the PC through USB, and the laptop can used the printer through homegroup to print, regardless whether PC or laptop creates the homegroup.

I used kaspersky internet security 2010 for both laptop and PC, and with Windows firewall enabled. I tried to disable Windows firewall on both PC and laptop, then try to access the laptop shared libraries but to no success.

I have read some threads, but not so similar to my issue.

PLEASE HELP ME in this issue!!

I tried ping to the laptop's IP address or name, but it comes with the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>ping 192.168.1.69
Pinging 192.168.1.69 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.69:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
C:\Users\user>

My NBTSTAT -n , and ipconfig /all are as followed (generated from the PC):

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>NBTSTAT -n
Local Area Connection 2:
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A:Solved: PC can't access shared library files in Laptop through Homegroup, but laptop

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I've placed two computers in a homegroup. Computer 1 can access Computer 2's shared folders, however, Computer 2 cannot access Computer 1's shared folders. When attempting to access the shared folders (with read/write permissions), I get the spinning wheel and then it just eventually says 1 item selected at the bottom of the explorer window and stops. The folders do not expand.
They're on the same workgroup with no other computers, I read that they should be or something.

Any suggestions?

Edit** okay, nevermind, I got the above problem fixed. I am having an issue now with being able to access the folders now. It says Windows cannot access \\Computer1, blah blah blah.
Before I set up the Homegroup, I had this same issue with being able to access this same computer, from ANY computer in the house, even while they were on the same workgroup, configured with the SAME settings. This computer can access Computer 2s resources on the homework and workgroup.

A:Homegroup folders shared, but will not expand on other computer

Read this, hope it helps. Attachment 164148

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The HomeGroup shares have been a recurring issue that I haven't been able to solve, but the really perplexing one is the shared folder issue which just cropped up. Some of my shared folders still work, but e, g and h (music and video respectively) for some reason spit back "Access Denied" on all of the other computers in my house, this is in spite of the fact that Permissions on them are set to Full Control for Everyone. Any suggestions?

With regards to HomeGroup shares, they simply don't show up no matter what I do, I'd like to fix that one too, but I'm not sure what I can do to fix that.
EDIT: Got the shares fixed, HomeGroup still stumping me.

A:Cannot access shared folders or HomeGroup shares on this computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Stormkitty


The HomeGroup shares have been a recurring issue that I haven't been able to solve, but the really perplexing one is the shared folder issue which just cropped up. Some of my shared folders still work, but e, g and h (music and video respectively) for some reason spit back "Access Denied" on all of the other computers in my house, this is in spite of the fact that Permissions on them are set to Full Control for Everyone. Any suggestions?

With regards to HomeGroup shares, they simply don't show up no matter what I do, I'd like to fix that one too, but I'm not sure what I can do to fix that.


EDIT: Got the shares fixed, HomeGroup still stumping me.


The link below should help you with the Homegroup problem.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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I have two laptops(Win7x64 Home Premium) and a desktop(Win7x64 Professional)set up to use Homegroup. I can access each computer from the other, however, the desktop folders that are set to Specific Person under shared can not be accessed by either laptop; public folder is ok. I am using Live ID on all three computers. I tried to add the folders to the libraies that I can access and I still can not access them. However, the odd thing, to me anyway, is if I use Explorer and type the Desktop address I can access the folders. Any idea on how to correct this? Thanks.

A:Homegroup and shared folders

i had the same problem
go to windows drive and find desktop folder, right click on the folder and select properties go to sharing tab and open advance sharing then press permessians bottom and thick the all allow boxes. and then press ok

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Hi all,
I am trying to share my libraries under win7 but I keep getting the subjected error. This is a new rebuild and the difference from the previous install is that I have set my default user folder directory onto a second drive (so o/s is on C, and user is on U. I did this using "Profile Relocator".

I checked the drives permissions and gave my user account full access to the drive and all sub-directories thinking it maybe a perm isssue. But I still get the same error. Anyone else had this problem?

Thanks.

A:Your library could not be shared...

Hi solomani, a few questions if i can are you trying to share the entire user directory?

what operating system are the computers your trying to share with running?

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So I have a media PC hosting my music and photos. I would like to be able to have the homegroup libraries on this machine indexed on my main home computer. However windows search does not give me an option of adding a homegroup/network share.

Offline files is not an option as I do not want duplicates.

Any idea what can be done?

Thanks!

A:search...how to index homegroup library locations

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jranaudo


So I have a media PC hosting my music and photos. I would like to be able to have the homegroup libraries on this machine indexed on my main home computer. However windows search does not give me an option of adding a homegroup/network share.

Offline files is not an option as I do not want duplicates.

Any idea what can be done?

Thanks!


Microsoft in their wisdom did not allow people to use windows library functionaility beyond pre-school level. However, there is a tool to tweak registry settings to allow you to include network locations in libraries, including changing the default libraries to network locations. You can also do it manually, if you know which registry keys to tweak.

You do not have to index the network locations, nor do you have to enable offline files.

If I'm understanding your need correctly, you might find that GrimAdmin.com has a solution..


Administratively Create and Modify Windows 7 Libraries - The Grim Admin

Good Luck

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Hi there,

I've set up sharing on my Windows 7 PC and Laptop, which is working fine. However, I've created several custom libraries on my PC to cover various projects I'm working on (e.g. London Project). However, from my Laptop, when I try to access the libraries on my PC (via the Homegroup in the navigation pane), I can only access the default libraries (ie Documents, Music, Pictures and Video). I can't see the new libraries (e.g. London Project) that I've created. Unfortunately, I can't seem to work out how to share these new libraries I've created - tried all the usual 'Right click - Properties' etc., and going via the Homegroup settings to no avail.

I *can*, however, access the folders which are indexed within these new libraries on my laptop, *if* I go via the 'Network' in the navigation pane. BUT this doesn't show me the libraries at all.

Any ideas greatly appreciated (but not as much as a definitive solution).

Cheers, Hawkeye.

A:Cannot share new (user created) library on Homegroup

When you right click, share with, what do you see?



Notes
If you don't see the Share with menu, you might be trying to share an item on a network or other unsupported location. It also won't appear when you select files outside your personal folder.
If you're trying to share with specific people in your homegroup but don't see their names in the File Sharing wizard, they might not have linked their Windows user account to an online ID. You might also need to install an online ID provider on your computer. For more information, see What's the benefit of linking my online IDs with my Windows user account?
If you try to share something in one of the Windows 7 Public folders, the Share with menu will display an option called Advanced sharing settings. This option takes you to Control Panel, where you can turn Public folder sharing on or off.
And to access from other machine:
[IMG]mshelp://Help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.ExpandArrow[/IMG] To access shared files, folders, or libraries on other homegroup computers<LI class=step>Click the Start button [IMG]mshelp://windows/?id=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33[/IMG], and then click your user name.
<LI class=step>In the navigation pane (the left pane), under Homegroup, click the user account of the person whose files you want to access.
In the file list, double-click the library you want to access, and then double-click the item you want.

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This is an on-going annoyance. I have a Home Group running on WiFi with two computers. All too often, when I run the Home Group troubleshooter I get a message that there is a new unshared printer, and installing it will let everyone use it.

This happened again this morning. My computer woke up to run its daily SuperAntiSpyware task, went back to sleep, and woke up when I got up. Later, instead of going to sleep after two hours, as set in Power Options, it was still awake after four hours--that is what caused me to run the troubleshooter. When I get this message, it says to click on the install button.

All this time, the other computer was in hibernation. (That's another story: I use hibernation as I've been unable to restore sleep on that machine.)

There's no pattern to this: I'll get the unshared printer message on one or the other computer, or, as today, on both. Clicking on the install button often hangs the Control Panel Home group on my computer for a while; sometimes, this fixes it after a while. A few days ago, I did not even try that, just rebooted, and that fixed it. That did not work today, but I did get rid of it, only to find it on the other computer--and clicking the install button made the message go away immediately.

Suggestions to cure this malady, if available and shareable, would be appreciated.

A:HomeGroup Loses Shared Printers

  
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This is an on-going annoyance. I have a Home Group running on WiFi with two computers. All too often, when I run the Home Group troubleshooter I get a message that there is a new unshared printer, and installing it will let everyone use it.

This happened again this morning. My computer woke up to run its daily SuperAntiSpyware task, went back to sleep, and woke up when I got up. Later, instead of going to sleep after two hours, as set in Power Options, it was still awake after four hours--that is what caused me to run the troubleshooter. When I get this message, it says to click on the install button.

All this time, the other computer was in hibernation. (That's another story: I use hibernation as I've been unable to restore sleep on that machine.)

There's no pattern to this: I'll get the unshared printer message on one or the other computer, or, as today, on both. Clicking on the install button often hangs the Control Panel Home group on my computer for a while; sometimes, this fixes it after a while. A few days ago, I did not even try that, just rebooted, and that fixed it. That did not work today, but I did get rid of it, only to find it on the other computer--and clicking the install button made the message go away immediately.

Suggestions to cure this malady, if available and shareable, would be appreciated.


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Hello,
I created a shared network through Homegroup for several laptops. I sold one of my laptops, but its printer is still showing in [Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers]
I right-clicked it and remove it, but one I restart the computer is appears again.
how can I please remove it permanently?

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I use a high-speed broadband connection with other people in my small building, which I receive by cable from the shared router. I use Virtual Wifi running on my desktop (kinda like Connectify) to allow my other devices (ie laptop, tablet, phone etc) to connect to the internet when required, and a passworded homegroup to allow them to share files.

I'm just worried that this is neither secure nor private. I can see other computers on the network, so presumably they can see my devices too. I'm assuming that my files are fairly secure, and it's not like I distrust my fellow occupants, but I'd particularly really rather they not be able to see what devices I have, and when I'm online and not. Just for questions of home security I'd rather people not know when I'm in or out of my flat.

I don't need to share files very often so I've taken to making my network connection Public unless otherwise required, but my question is: Is there any way of setting up some kind of homegroup or workgroup that only my devices can know about and log into, on what is essentially a public network? Is there any feature of Windows 7 or third party I can use? What's the best way of setting this up?

I've considered buying a cable router which I think gives me extra protection, but I'd rather not buy an extra device if there's a software solution. Thanks!

A:Can I set up a private homegroup on a shared network?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gymnophoria


I use a high-speed broadband connection with other people in my small building, which I receive by cable from the shared router. I use Virtual Wifi running on my desktop (kinda like Connectify) to allow my other devices (ie laptop, tablet, phone etc) to connect to the internet when required, and a passworded homegroup to allow them to share files.

I'm just worried that this is neither secure nor private. I can see other computers on the network, so presumably they can see my devices too. I'm assuming that my files are fairly secure, and it's not like I distrust my fellow occupants, but I'd particularly really rather they not be able to see what devices I have, and when I'm online and not. Just for questions of home security I'd rather people not know when I'm in or out of my flat.

I don't need to share files very often so I've taken to making my network connection Public unless otherwise required, but my question is: Is there any way of setting up some kind of homegroup or workgroup that only my devices can know about and log into, on what is essentially a public network? Is there any feature of Windows 7 or third party I can use? What's the best way of setting this up?

I've considered buying a cable router which I think gives me extra protection, but I'd rather not buy an extra device if there's a software solution. Thanks!


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A friend moved into his college dorm and noticed that he could look at other people's iTunes library. He noticed that some are password locked. Is there a way to figure out if his own library is password-locked?
 

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Can't find a real answer for this on Apple's site...

I have a machine here with multiple users under XP Pro, and want them all to share a single iTunes library. Not just the same songs, which I've figured out, but the same Library files... so if one uses adds music, the others see it without having to re-add the tracks in their own.

By default, iTunes puts its library files (iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml) in each user's My Music\iTunes folder. I'd like all users to have access to the same library files. I've searched the Registry and environment variables but so far haven't found anywhere that this location is specified.

Any suggestions?
 

A:iTunes shared library?

If you start iTunes on the PC with the SHIFT key held down (keep it down until iTunes actually comes up), it will open a window that prompts you to select the library file you want. Then you can browse through and navigate to your shared library directory. If you are doing this thru the Max (OS X), then you keep the ALT key held down, not shift.
 

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on my personal computer (winxp home sp2) i'm pushing 35 gigs of my personal music -- legally ripped from my cd's. my brother is going off to college next month. we got him a macbook and at the moment, while he's still home, we're on the same wireless network, and we have sharing set up in itunes so he can listen to my music. is there any way he can download my music onto his harddisk?

thanks!
-will
 

A:itunes shared library

legally, no.

When you share your music it only makes the listing and your brother can play from that only. No burning or anything else.

Now I don't know what the mods stance on this because of the copyright issue so I will not post the information unless a mod agrees that I can.
 

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Hello. I've recently set up a HomeGroup for my computers to easily share my media files over many computers, especially between my desktop computer and my Sony Vaio (since it's missing a DVD-player and I often bring it with me when traveling to watch movies.

However, when I send files through the HomeGroup (copy them from the shared libraries off my other computer and puts them in the local libraries instead, to be able to use them when the computers are not connected) I found that all the files ends up Read-only, which is not a problem in itself, but since I prefer to add subtitles (in VLC) it seems like it is a problem.

I noticed that all the videos uses the same subtitle, even though I've not chosen it for that particular video, and when I try to change it adds the new subtitle in the list and "activates" it, but nothing changes. It's still the same one in the video. I know this may be something bad with VLC, but since it works fine when the files are not read-only I'd prefer to fix that instead of using another program.

Also, I've tried just unchecking the boxes in properties, but every time I close the properties window, it gets re-checked. I've now got the same problem on my desktop computer with the files I've previously shared, even though I've removed them from the library list.

Help would be much appreciated, since this read-only thing has infested my whole movie collection on both of my computers, and I really don't want to rip all those movies back ... Read more

A:Homegroup shared libraries; Write protection?

I can't say what this problem is being caused by but for moving those video files from drive to drive or accross the network you may have better luck working from the >User name "My Video's" files instead of moving them through Homegroups.

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I have Win 8 pro on my laptop. It was previously Win 7 and could happily share a printer connected to the other PC in the household which is also Win 7. The sharing was/is done via the magic that is HOMEGROUP.

I upgradedified my laptop to Win 8, and after a little nonsense, all was working well, appart from the fact that I cannot for love nor money see the shared printer mentioned above any more.

I have remoed both laptop and desktop PC from the homegroup. Rebooted. Re-created a homegroup on the desktop, joined my laptop to it. I can see all the libraries and files, but there is no sign of the printer. I even took my laptop out to the room where the printer is to show it that it really did exist!

Now, I can walk out to room with the printer in, access my documents from the desktop PC and print from it, but that defeats the object, and besides, I have a point to prove to my laptop! Also, my partners kids are always using the desktop and I don't like hassling them.

So, if anyone has any bright ideas that will prevent me from buying a very long usb cable, I would greatly appreciate it.

Love and kisses

A:Windows 8, homegroup & shared printers - ARGH!!

Did you share the printer on the PC that it is attached to? I haven't used Homegroup, but on a regular network you have to share the printer and then you have to run the add printer wizard on each PC that uses that printer.

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Ok, I've shared folders on my vista pc. It gave me a homegroup password. Now when I try to connect on the xp laptop, it prompts me for a user and password. What user do I use? Obviously I use the homegroup password but do I use homegroup as user? Thanks...

A:Connect xp pc to vista homegroup shared folder

There may be something here to help -

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...etworking.mspx

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I have two computers running windows 7. One is a laptop, one is a desktop. Both are connected to the same router. The desktop is direct wired via ethernet, and the laptop is wirelessly connected.

I set up a homegroup and successfully connected both computers to the homegroup.

If I share one of the "Libraries" folders on either computer, it instantly shows up in the Homegroup folder where shared items should appear. Any other documents or folders that I share from either computer do not appear, no matter what I try.

I right click, choose "share with" and then "homegroup read/write". It doesn't appear accessible from the other computer. I choose "specific people" and then add "everyone," "guest" and "homegroup" all with read/write, and it doesn't appear on the other computer.

I don't understand why this is happening and I'm at my wit's end. Please, I beg of you to help me!

A:Two Windows 7 PC's on Homegroup, Shared Files Not Appearing

I think you need to add those other folders to one of your shared libraries. For example, if you have "documents" shared, you can go to the folder you want to share (let's say it's d:\mystuff), single click on it, click include in library, then choose the library you want (in this example, documents).

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I am trying to share my Vista-based iTunes library with my new iMac. I have an issue now that iTunes does not let me select the shared iTunes library that resides on the PC. The following is how things are set up

1) I've moved all of my PC-based music, my iTunes Library (.itl) file and the cover art to an external HD on my Vista PC.

2) I've set permissions on all of the Vista files (music, library, art) to be read/write for available to all connected users.

3) I have also mounted the PC-based external drive on my iMac. Permissions seem to be ok, as when I view files via the Finder, they are visable and accessible.

4) However, when I try to open iTunes on iMac to change the shared library (using the OPTION key), the iTunes Library.itl file on the hard drive is completely greyed out. No matter how I change permissions or sharing on the Vista machine, I cannot seem to select the shared library.

5) Interesting that I HAVE successfully accessed the same library through another Windows-based machine (Windows XP). In that instance I can access the network drive and select the iTunes Library.itl file no problem. Music streams fine after I do that. Also, from my iMac I am able to create files in the same directory where the iTunes files reside (using program like Text Editor) so it seems I do have write access and permissions to the directory.
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Quick question that someone might know the answer to....

Tryin to make my HTPC as power efficient as possible... heres the setup

DISK1
- HD
--- (Movie Titles)
-------(Movie.mkv)
- TV

DISK2
- HD
--- (Movie Titles)
-------(Movie.mkv)
- XVID

ETC...... up to 7 disks
Library mode just has a folder called Movies and all the HD folders under it so everything appears like its on one partition, in one folder.

Movies (Library)
----DISK1 HD FOLDER
----DISK2 HD FOLDER
----DISK3 HD FOLDER

Now everytime i access that movies library... all the hard drives spin up.

Is there any way to cache the contents so it only spins up the drive when the actual movie title is picked on a certain drive, and only spins up that drive to play the movie?

So if Transformers was on disk 3 all i want to spin up is disk3 but i still want to be able to see whats on all 7 drives.

I hope i was clear on what is going on and what i want to happen.

A:Prevent Hard Drive Spinup in Library/Homegroup view

No it is not possible...the Library view is just an aggregation of separate file system calls. To get the list of files it needs to spin up the HDD to get the list of files...

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I have a subfolder under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu on my desktop that I want to copy to the same folder on a laptop which is part of my home network. I've explicitly set the shared properties of ...Start Menu on the laptop to Homegroup (Read/Write). Nevertheless, when I try to copy the subfolder from my desktop to the laptop I get the message "Destination Folder Access Denied: You need permission to perform this action." How do I get "permission"?

A:Can't copy files to shared Homegroup Start Menu

Let's make sure we are thinking the same steps here: You have shared the laptop's C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu on the network and checked that the permissions on the shared Start Menu folder are set to Read/write for Homegroup? You need to do that twice: once on the folder as it is listed under Network and once where the folder is listed in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. As ProgramData is a system folder you might also have to set Homegroup to have the right to "traverse folder" on ProgramData.
Quite a bit of work for replacing a few files really. Why do you have to do this over the network? Can't you just copy the file and do it locally? Mind you you might still have to tweak the permission on the ProgramData folder but at least you only have to do that once......

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What I'm trying to do doesn't sound complicated but I'm really stumped.

I want to set up a home network (a desktop and other tablets/laptops) and set up some of the drives on the Desktop PC (NOT individual folders) as shared which can then be accessed only by my family's tablets/laptops. However, I don't want other people's devices (who I allow access to my router for internet access) to have access to these folders.

I thought I could use a Homegroup and use permissions to allow access to the shared drives for only the devices that have joined the Homegroup with the appropriate password.

So I set up a Homegroup and right clicked on the drive on the desktop PC and selected Advanced Sharing. I then set up sharing with permissions assigned only to the user named "HomeGroupUsers$" (which sounded logical). But, when I use a laptop which has joined the Homegroup then I get access denied when trying to open up the shared drive.

I then changed the permissions to use the group "HomeUsers" and I could then successfully access the shared drive from the laptop. However, when I connected a tablet to the router which had NOT joined the homegroup, I could still access the shared drive which is not what I want.

Is the use of Homegroup the right mechanism for what I'm trying to do? If it is, then what am I doing wrong?

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I have 3 Win-7 64 bit machines in a homegroup. MAC addressing enabled on the router. Machine A, B and C.

All are in a homegroup. I want to share a folder on machine B to the rest of the group so I share with homegroup (read/write allowed). I jump on machine A and C to test, and am able to click network and open machine B and access and modify the shared folder via explorer. I try the same via windows key run explorer, by typing in \machineb\share and I am able to access and modify the folder. However, when I type the IP address (192.168.0.13) it will no resolve and I get a "Windows cannot access \path\share."

-I run it in safe mode with no results. Here are my troubleshooting efforts:

-removed all machines from homegroup and and created a new one for all to join -tested this process on machine C. Machine A and B are able to access the share on C via hostname and IP address. -ran ipconfig /flush dns on all machines. Then ran net stop "dns client" and net start "dns client" -restarted router -ran problematic machine (B) in safe mode (no anti-virus). -ran the other machines in safe mode. -on machine A, ran net use to map P: as the machine B share (machineb\share) by mapping to its host name. Successful drive mapping and ability to access. When I try the same to the IP address it's fails again. -disabled firewall on both ends

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A:Unable to access shared folder in Win 7 homegroup via IP address

111 views and not one bit of help. Any ideas at least?

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The title basically says it all ... I have a Windows 10 pc in a private network with 4 external hdds attached. On these drives, I have shared a number of folders. In the Explorer, these folders are shown as type Share in the Network section. In the Homegroup section of the Explorer however, only some of my shared folders are visible. And I cannot access the other folders from other computers in my network. To make it even more frustrating, on the same external hdd some folders may be accessed in the Homegroup, and others not, even though I have gone through the exactly same motions with all these folders when sharing them. I would appreciate any and all suggestions and help to solve this problem!

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Hello & thank you in advance for anyone who can help.

Yesterday while checking my emails I got bumped offline (AOL) and my Norton Security said it was because of an intruder attempt called "Veritas Netbackup Shared Library BO". Every time I try to sign on to AOL I get bumped off because of this. I have updated & ran all of my usual programs such as SpyBot and Ad-Aware, CWShredder. Nothing comes up. My hi-jack this log looks fine to me (although I'll post it in a second) but the only way I can connect to the internet is to disable Norton Security while it dials in and reenable it a second or two after the dialing is completed. Obviously, this is not a good thing to do. Can anyone shed light on this?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.1
Scan saved at 8:29:47 AM, on 3/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
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A:Veritas Netbackup Shared Library BO problem

Just wanted to "thank" you for the help. Have a nice day.
 

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I have all of my players set to stream media over the internet and locally. When I first start up WMP12, and click on my office computer's library, all of my music shows up (I have around 200 gigs of music). I can play one song fine. However, when I click the Artist's tab again to get back to my music, everything has changed to "unknown artist" and I cannot access my music. If I refresh the library, the only music that shows up are my artists that start with a # or the letter a. I have this same problem on my two computers that are locally shared on my network, as well as my laptop which is sharing remotely. Has anyone ever experienced this problem before? If so, is there a work around?

The reason I am using the shared library (under other libraries) instead of using each players internal library of the shared music library is because my Office computer (where all of my music is stored) has been edited to reflect all of the correct information (artist, album, song, genre, etc). I would rather not spend hours on each computers WMP12 editing all of this information to match my office computer's WMP. I have also tried metadatabackup to try and make each player's data the same, but it doesn't work on shared network players unfortunately.

Thanks,
Dan

A:Strange problem with shared Music Library

check this THREAD

feel free to ask

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I have three computers all running Win7 Ultimate x64, one of which functions partly as a media center (hosting music etc), the second and third being my office workstation and laptop respectively. The media center has a hard line to my cable modem (via Trendnet wireless-N router) while the latter two connect via wireless; the workstation via a wireless ethernet hub and the laptop via it's integrated wireless.

I currently have all of my media folders shared via homegroup on the media center.

My laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad W500) can access all of the shared folders.

My office workstation, while I can "see" the shared libraries/folders on my media center, hangs (the explorer window appears to be perpetually loading) whenever I attempt to open any of the folders. Sometimes when this happens I can kill/restart explorer but ever so often explorer itself will be unable to restart and I will have to reboot the entire machine.

I have Windows Security Essentials running on both machines - all three are almost identical with respects to the installed software.

I have tried reconfiguring the homegroup multiple times, flushing the dns cache, resetting and cycling the router, and have even swapped out wireless adapters (on the problematic workstation) to no avail.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

A:Win7 Explorer Hangs While Accessing Shared Homegroup Folders

One other piece of info - I have a wireless printer that all three computers (media center, workstation, and laptop) can connect (and print) to with no problems.

The workstation and media center were installed with the same Win7 installation disk (supposedly good for two installs) however the workstation's "genuine" windows certificate had to be updated (via phone if I recall) after I swapped out a couple of the components (motherboard & graphics card).

Any thoughts?

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Only empty folders show up when using the metros photos app when my pictures library includes a WHS homegroup shared folder. Photos app reports "We couldn't find any photos in here"

I can browse to the folders using file manager and open a single picture in Photos but I cannot then get to the next or previous picture in the folder.

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I get a "Homegroup encountered an error" message when I try to join my laptop and desktop to a homegroup. It does not matter which one sets it up and which one tries to join. It errors in either direction. I have tried leaving and creating, no use. The desktop is wired to a Belkin 300N router and the laptop is wireless. The desktop uses a static ip address and the laptop uses the router's dhcp server. Both computers are on the same subnet and can ping in both directions. Sharing via workgroup works fine. Why won't this software do it's job?

The desktop is a fresh install of Windows 7 professional 64 bit and the laptop has been running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit for 4 months. I have followed the suggesstions that I have found in the forums and also the troubleshooter with no success. Any ideas?

A:Homegroup encountered an error / This computer cannot join a homegroup

I got it to work after I uninstalled McAffey, deleted the static ip addresses, and used wireless to connect both pc's to router. Not sure which one did the trick but I know that if I try to use a static ip address on my desktop/media server, homegroup disappears. I think its not all that great anyway, I just wanted to justify the $50,000 i just spent on classes to get my Bachelors in Networking.

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I am frustrated beyond belief. I have spent a minimum of 10 hours attempting to install Homegroup on my Windows 7 and Win 10 machines - 3 desktops ( 1 Win 10; 2 Win 7) and 2 laptops ( 1 Win 10; 1 Win 7).
After reading how simple it was to connect my Windows devices, I followed the very simple instructions on the Microsoft site and (surprise!), I immediately ran into a brick wall. Each machine wanted to be *the* Homegroup machine. After reading some more forum posts, I found out how to remove Homegroup from the wannabies and set up just one desktop as the ?Alpha? machine and how the others could be connected to it.
My next roadblock was that going through the same simple Homegroup set up procedure, every stinking one of the machines I attempted to tie into Alpha did not display the necessary ?Join Now?? option.
Hour after hour was spent reading forums and posts of how others were baffled and stopped and how some fixed their issues. This gave me the chance to venture into settings and system checks I never dreamed of but I diligently pushed forward to ensure my settings were audited and changed if necessary. As a note, I did not find any settings on my machines needed changing. Nothing helped!
So where to go from here? After sleeping on it, the following morning I asked Goggle one more time, WTF was wrong and why was there no ?Join Now?? option showing. Just by pure luck, I noticed one post back in 2011 on a forum that blamed BitDefender for blocking the Homegroup ?Joi... Read more

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The computer that originally created the homegroup on my network is no more. It seems that because of this that my new computer is unavailable to join the homegroup that already exists. Other computers that were part of the homegroup before the "host" computer died are still part of the homegroup and able to share files, etc.

Is there a way to connect a new computer to the homegroup if the original host computer is no longer part of the network/ no longer exists?

A:Unable to join homegroup, homegroup creating computer is no more

The original computer is not required as long as you have other computers that were part of original homegroup. Boot another computer that was part of homegroup and then enter the password and it will join. I no longer have the original computer that was used to setup the first homegroup but new ones join properly when others are active on network.

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I have three computers all Win 7 Home Premium and sharing (Homegroup). Side not I also had them sharing with out Homegroup and still same issue. Also This occurs regardless if PC3 is connected via wire or wireless. Additional notes AV was also disable to rule out. That is the only thing running on PC3 and nothing is running background wise on PC1 or PC2.

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

PC3 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 & PC2 instantly.

PC1 & PC2 can not view contents of Shared PC3 instantly; it takes approximately 35 seconds to view contents of main shared folder and same for each additional sub-folder. Also if copying a file initially it takes awhile before it starts and then stars off slow around 585KB/s copying over from PC1 or PC2 to PC3 before it jumps up to around 10MB/s+. However if I copy the same file from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 no speed issues what so ever. Speeds actually get well up into 70MB/s.

Any thoughts?

A:Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Set all your pc's as in this pdf. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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was this ever been possible? like able to still play the from the AudioCD even after we powerdown the system.>?
i remember roughly we can do it in windows 98se, would this feature still work in windows xp?
 

A:howto: play audioCD when computer shutdown?

Tezuka said:

was this ever been possible? like able to still play the from the AudioCD even after we powerdown the system.>?
i remember roughly we can do it in windows 98se, would this feature still work in windows xp?Click to expand...

That is dependent on the computer hardware itself. I was at Milwaukee Pc a couple of months ago and they were selling those Small Shuttle computers with that capability.
 

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Hey everyone,

I am switching from Linux Ubuntu to Windows 7. My question is not so hard, but I just want to know exactly what I can do in my dilemma.

I have 3 internal hard drives (2x 160gb Hitachi, 1x 160gb Western Digital).

What are my option as far as raid arrays arrangements are concerned? I wanted to continue using raid 0.

Can 3 hard drives be in raid 0? Or can only 2 at a time? Do I raid0 my two hitachi drives, and install the Os on the separate drive? Or.... =\

Basically, what is the best setup that I can arrange for myself for my desktop. It's been a while since I've done this.. and Ubuntu automatically does this for you without any intervention, and I just don't know what's best for me and HOW TO DO IT... =\ lol I've been spoiled
Can someone please help? Thanks
 

A:Best setup/howto array for my ubuntu->win7 computer?

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I have two computers in a Homegroup. I have been able to share files with no issue between the two - except today I noticed that I get a "Working on it" message and File Explorer hangs when trying to pull up the Pictures library from one of the computers. The other libraries (Videos, documents, etc.) work fine.

I've removed sharing. I've removed the offending computer from the Homegroup.

Neither fixed.

Any ideas?

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HI everyone,

We finally have all computers in the house running widows 7 and would like to set up a homegroup. The problem is a homegroup was set up a few years ago on a laptop, and that laptop is no longer functioning (fried motherboard) as I understand the only way to delete the homegroup is for all parties to leave that group. This is no longer possible because the last computer that is connected is not accessible.

I have tried setting up a new new network and wireless account thinking that might reset or change the location setting os the homegroup but it is still present.

The only option I have to do is "Join Homegroup" and I no longer have that computer and thus cannot access the password to that homegroup

Any thoughts or options?
Is there another way to delete or access this homegroup?

Thanks

Merriman85

A:Leave Windows 7 Homegroup, Cannot leave homegroup from broken computer

Hello Merriman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The solution in the thread below may be able to work for you as well.

Cannot leave Homegroup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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OK, this is a strange one, and I SOOO appreciate anyone who is willing to muddle through it and try to help:

I bought a new laptop (Toshiba satellite p755, running windows 64 bit 7 home premium) and decided to put it on a homegroup with my old desktop pc (asus windows 7 home premium 64 bit) but when I hit homegroup, it says "owner on owner-pc has started a homegroup." now that's all well and good, and I understand the whole "how to find a lost password" thing...the problem is, I don't know what computer could be owner-pc! My new laptop is called "MelissaNewLaptop" and my desktop is called "MelissaOffice." My husband and son both have laptops with different names too. We are all on a shared home network, also not called owner-pc. The only computer I can't access is my old laptop because it's dead...which is why I bought a new one. Now even if we assume that was owner-pc (which I am 99% sure I renamed it) I can't figure out how to delete the whole homegroup and start over with the new computers. There just HAS to be a way because let's say, for example, that the computer that started the homegroup was stolen....then I couldn't possibly go to it to find out the password. And I cannot get the password from any other computers on the homegroup, because none are on the homegroup! So I'm stuck with both my new laptop and old desktop saying that there is a homegroup already that I need a password to join which I cannot get! I can't "unj... Read more

A:Unknown computer is main HomeGroup computer so can't access!

First...what kind of wireless protection are you using if any at all? Sounds like there's an intruder...hijacker of some kind.

As for your problem and question to start over....just open up network and sharing then on the left side of window select homegroup and unjoin homegroup. You must do this for all pc's that are connected to the current homegroup. Then pick one pc to create the new homegroup and have all others join the new network.

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After the recent Windows 10 creators update I can't set up or connect to the homegroup. I can't removed the existing homegroup and I can't create a new one. Even the couple of PC's connected to my network that didn't get the update can't connect to the homegroup
now.
When I try and use the password that use to work I keep getting  a message that the Homegroup is not found. I've tried several fixes and utilities that have been suggested and none of these have worked for me. Does anyone know how to get past this issue
with a fix that will actually work?

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I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and I also have a desktop running Windows 7. I am trying to connect my laptop to my homegroup with the password for my homegroup, but my desktop will not reveal it. Is there any other place that I can find it?

Thanks in advance for your help.

theAdmiral

A:Windows 7 Control Panel Homegroup not revealing Homegroup Password

Hello Admiral,

If the desktop computer will not let you view the homegroup password, then you might see if you may be able to change it, then use the new password to join the laptop to the homegroup.

If not, then you might go ahead and start over by leaving the homegroup on both computers, create a homegroup on the desktop to get a new password, and join the laptop to the homegroup with the new password.

Hope this helps,

Shawn

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* While joined to a HomeGroup, if an attempt is made to log on under a user account immediately after start-up, then reaching the log on takes a period of time several fold of longer than normal to complete. Subsequent
log-ons/switch-users then take the normal period of time until next start-up.
* If following start-up there is a delay before attempting to logon, then the first logon takes the normal brief period of time.
The event log  consistently witnesses the following two errors seen to coincide with each slow logon.
1: The Function Discovery Resource Publication service hung on starting.
leading to
2: The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Resource Publication service which failed to start because of the following error:

After starting, the service hung in a start-pending state.
* Eventually the delayed logons complete, by which time the two failed services are seen to have finally successfully started; HomeGroups are also seen to be functioning normally. 
* Removing the machine from the Homegroup solves the issue, re-join the HomeGroup and it returns.
* Windows 8 Pro, WORKGROUP machine with local accounts.
* This issue has been confirmed with at least two users; I have no reason to think it would not occur for all users immediately after logon.

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A:Slow logon while joined to Homegroup - Why do Function Discovery Resource Publicaton then HomeGroup Provider services hang initially?

Hi,
What are the start types of the two services? If they are Automatic, you may try to change it to Automatic(Delay) or Manual for a test.

Anyway, I record your report. Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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Hello,
I have the following problems with the HomeGroup:
I choose View or print the homegroup password: The password window does not pop up. Without the password no other computer can join the homegroup.


I choose Change password: On your computer it is not possible to create a homegroup.
I choose Leave the homegroup: Your computer could not leave the homegroup.
 
I checked the following services:
HomeGroup Provider: started
HomeGroup Listener: started
Peer Name Resolution Protocol: not started; error 0x80630203
Peer Networking Grouping service: not started; error 1068.
Peer Networking Identity Manager service: started
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service: not started; error 1068.
 
Who can give advice?

A:HomeGroup: error 0x80630203 / Leaving/joining the homegroup is not possible

Clear all files inside
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking did not help at all.
 
After searching for a long time, the following turned out to fix the problem: 


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> Took over possession: Admin (my user account), security everyone added full possession 
Cleared all files inside MachineKeys, restarted
Then left the homegroup: Result: There is no homegroup available in the network 
Now Network and Sharing Center shows again: 
- access type: Internet
- homegroup: ready to create
- connections: wireless network connection


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> security everyone deleted full possession

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Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?

A:Con't get my wirelss Laptop homegroup to find my pc ethernet homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MontyRob


Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?



Create a homegroup

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tart-to-finish

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SO my computer can't see other homegroups on my LAN. I did some investigation and it looks like I'm suffering from my computer browser service not being able to run.
I can start the service. It runs for 2-3 seconds then it stops.
It says it's running in the status window, but it says it's stopped in the 'try to start service' window.
So clearly something's broken.
In anycase, I can websurf from this computer.
Also: Months/years ago I've had a variety of viruses of different sorts, so I assume one of the cleanup apps I've used broke it.
Can anyone help?
Thanks.
 

A:Yet Another Guy With A Computer That Can't Join Homegroup (Computer Browser?)

What's the name of the workgroup used by the other systems?
 
The Win 7 install must join that workgroup...and you don't have to use the secured homegroup at all to do so.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/join-or-create-a-workgroup
 
Louis

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Hi all, I've got a really weird problem with the Homegroup feature of 7.

I've got 3 computers - 2 desktops [PC1+PC2] (wired) and 1 laptop [PC3] (wireless) - all setup on the same network, workgroup and homegroup. I setup the homegroup on PC1 and then joined with the other 2. PC1 and PC3 can see all PCs, but PC2 cannot see PC1 (but can see PC3).

So basically PC1 and PC3 can share files between all 3 PCs but PC2 can only share files with PC3 because it can't see PC1.

I've tried using the troubleshooter on all PCs and made sure the homegroup settings are the same on each PC. Is there anything I've missed or done wrong?

Also, I've just noticed that if I go to the Network section in Windows Explorer I can only see PC3 but if I type the address to PC1 (like: "\\PC1") I can access it. What's going on here?

Thanks in advance,
Phil

A:Homegroup cannot see computer

I recently hooked up another computer to the network (running XP) and all of a sudden PC2 can see all the computers in the Network section (including PC1) but still can't see PC1 in homegroup. Also, PC1 can only see PC2 in homegroup every now and then, so I'm thinking there must be something wrong with the homegroup settings on one of the PCs? Any ideas?

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I tried creating a homegroup on a Windows 7 computer. When I try to join it from my Windows 10 computer, it says it detects it, and asks for a password, but suddenly reports that it no longer exists and fails to join it. Any idea why this is, or how to debug it?

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I have had three computers networked through Homegroup for several years prior to Windows 10 and even right after Windows 10 was installed. One of the computers has been replaced recently and now it does not have full access to both the others. For identification purposes they are known as DESKTOP, PURPLE, & SILVER with SILVER being the new one. SILVER can copy to the DESKTOP but not to PURPLE. When I try to copy there I get a message " Destination folder access denied. You need permission to access this folder" I have not been able to figure out 1. where to change permissions or 2. Why, since I am the only user and owner of all three computers, I do not automatically have the necessary permission. If I understand correctly the easiest way to share files and folders is through Homegroup.
The Desktop computer lists all three computers under Homegroup. The other two computers just say Homegroup and underneath that it says "ottiliegirl". On the next screen all the computers show each of the three computers . The Desktop and Silver computers each contain 4 catagories - Music, Pictures, Videos and "ottiliegirl" but there are only 3 catagories under Purple - Music, Pictures, & Videos. There is no user "ottiliegirl" listed. I think this may be the problem but I have no idea how to fix it. I hope I have explained this clearly as it seems a little confusing to me. Sorry! Thank you for any help anybody offers.
 

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