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Windows 7 HomeGroup problems

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by AssKlown, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. AssKlown

    AssKlown Regular member

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    Hey guys, I recently bought a laptop running Windows 7 home premium, and I'm trying to network it with my existing desktop, running Windows 7 Ultimate.

    I've set up a home group using my desktop, it gave me a password to use on the laptop, which I inserted, and I can see my desktop under the homegroup icon on my laptop, however whenever I try to access any of the libraries, it says it cannot access. I run the troubleshooter, and it says the laptop is fine, but the desktop is not configured properly.

    I've allowed network discover, and set my D drive to be allowed for sharing under the advanced sharing menu, but still no go... all I'm trying to do is access my D: which is located in my desktop via my laptop, and share files between the two.

    can someone please help.
     
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    AssKlown Regular member

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    DDP, any suggestions??

    P.S., I should mention I'm running Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 on my desktop, and running Norton Internet Security 2011 on my laptop. I have set my KIS network settings under firewall settings to Local. I have not adjusted NIS on my laptop. Funny thing is that I can access my laptop via my desktop without any problems (which is probably why the troubleshooter says the laptop is ok), but not the other way around.

    please help anyone...?!
     
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    disable the norton temporarily to see if that allows access to the drive.
     
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    It seems as though its the other way around. I have NIS on the laptop, however I can access files on the laptop via my desktop. I have KIS on my desktop, and I CANNOT access files on my desktop via the laptop.

    I don't think Norton is blocking anything, as my files are accessble. I've tried disabling KIS on my desktop, but its still a no-go. I've also disabled windows firewall. I've set drives/folders to share with everyone under advanced sharing...?

    i dunno.
     

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