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 Post subject: Windows 7 File Sharing
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:44 pm 
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I'm having some issues with Windows 7's file sharing (or it might be me, I'm not sure yet), Anyway, I have two systems running Windows 7: the PC I built a few months back and my HP m7470n PC. I have two external drives connected to my HP PC, one is for Media (pictures, recorded TV shows etc.) and the other is for documents. Well, on the Media drive there are two folders: My Music and My Albums, and I cannot access these folders from my custom PC over my network. Both computers are part of the same HomeGroup, file sharing is enabled on both PC and they are both using administrator accounts. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 File Sharing
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:44 pm 
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Well, I kind of got it figured out, but I think the problem stems a little deeper than I originally thought. I am able to play the songs in the "My Music" folder on the Media drive, but not from the "My Albums" folder because its contents do not show up in Windows Media Player. To make matters worse when I try to access this folder though windows explorer, I'm able to access the folder and the album folders themselves, but the contents within the album folders (the songs) do not show up. Also, I noticed that I am not allowed to move or delete these folders either. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 File Sharing
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:56 pm 
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This seems to be a problem with the permissions set on the shared folders. I don't recommend using the Homegroup feature as it requires all systems use Win7. Instead, just share the folders using the standard Windows file and printer sharing. For more information on how to do this see: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows. Scott.


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