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I can't get the file sharing to work between my two computers, help please?

Asked by MyNewtBoobs (19041points) June 23rd, 2011

Ok, so I’ve got 2 computers: a Sony laptop and an HP desktop. Both run Windows 7. I just reinstalled Windows 7 on the desktop, and before I did that, I could share files.

But now!!! it no longer works.

I’ve set up a homegroup, created secondary user accounts on both computers (not guests), and enabled sharing of all important folders. But when I drag and drop something from one computer to the other, I get various error messages like “Destination Folder Access Denied – You need permission to preform this action” or “Network Error – Windows cannot access [folder path] – You do not have permission to access \\User-Vaio\C on [folder path]. Contact your network administrator to request access.

Now, it also doesn’t ask me to log in when I go to the other computer via My Network, which it used to, nor do I remember having set up a homegroup before.

Help please?

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Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Your computers must be part of the same Workgroup and then each computer must set selected directories as “shared.”

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Ok, I’ve done that.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Nm, it’s working now. Flagging for removal.

jerv's avatar

Don’t worry. It will break again :D

Seriously though, my file sharing has always been a little flaky and random. You can do everything right and have it not work, or do nearly everything wrong and have it work; doing it right has no bearing on the matter. And sometimes it will start or stop working based on planetary alignment, whale migration, or just plain old randomness.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@jerv Awesome. I love it when my science depends on whale migration. Makes it sexy, puts the spice back into our normally cold and calculating relationship.

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